RestorationIn 1947, the first restoration project executed included minor repairs to the windmill and replacement of the sail stocks. The 114-foot spars made out of 6 tons of laminated wood were shipped from Portland, Oregon to replace two deteriorated windmill blades. According to an article written by Krista Hauser, "it [the spars] was so large that it took up three railroad cars and entangled traffic all afternoon." Since the 1947 restoration, there have been several attempts to rehabilitate the Murphy Windmill. In the late 1960's, Eleanor Rossi Crabtree, daughter to former San Francisco mayor Angelo Rossi, campaigned to restore both windmills to bring them back to their former glory. However, as the restoration costs rose, the Murphy Windmill was eventually dropped from the program.
|Placed By||San Francisco Recreation & Parks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 543289 N 4179861|
|Decimal Degrees||37.76505000, -122.50850000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 45.903', W 122° 30.51'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 45' 54.18" N, 122° 30' 30.6" W|
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