While the single-story House of Brakes building/garage on the southeast corner of 24th Street and South Van Ness is a rather nondescript concrete structure, “with no discernable style,” the iconic Carnaval (a.k.a. Golden Dreams of the Mission) mural was painted above and behind the building by Daniel Galvez, along with Dan Fontes, Jaime Morgan, Eduardo Pineda, Jan Sheild and Keith Sklar in 1983.
Restored in 2014, the Carnaval mural has become a focal point of the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. But with the existing lease for the House of Brakes building expiring this November, the prominent corner site, which is zoned for development up to 55 feet in height, not including any bonuses, is now on the market with a $1.65 million price tag. And no, the sight lines to mural(s) aren’t currently protected.
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