Jewel City Rebus

Our first episode of season one of Subframe explores what the fair symbolized for San Francisco and for the United States. We speak with Laura Ackley, architectural historian and author of San Francisco’s Jewel City: The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, who recreates for us what it was like to stroll through the same front gates that allowed passage for more than 18 million visitors from 24 countries around the world. We also talk with Walter Hood, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, about PPIE's optimism and vision of architecture, as well as the architectural ghosts of PPIE remaining in current day San Francisco.