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Grand Opening for Ice House Plaza on October 26

Post Date:10/18/2019 2:30 PM

All are invited to attend the grand opening of the new Ice House Plaza in downtown Sausalito from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26. The new plaza fronts Bridgeway on City land adjacent to the Ice House Museum and Visitor Center at the corner of Bay Street and Bridgeway.

The creation of the new plaza was led by the Sausalito Historical Society, with the financial support of individual donors and a wide variety of local organizations and businesses.

The plaza design features wooden benches, concrete seating walls, native plants, a wooden platform for making presentations to local schoolchildren, and a historical timeline inlaid into the pavement along the path of a rail line created with tile from Heath Ceramics. The new plaza also features a bronze statue of cartoonist and longtime Sausalito Historical Society volunteer Phil Frank. Following Phil's death in 2007, Bea Seidler of the Sausalito Foundation took up the cause of building the plaza that Phil had envisioned for the site.

Plans for the Ice House Plaza were approved by the Planning Commission and the Historic Landmarks Board in February 2017. In May 2017, the City Council approved the placement of the statue. Construction at the site began in January 2019.

VIEW THE PROJECT PLANS FOR THE ICE HOUSE PLAZA
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAUSALITO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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