- Hunter's Point, San Francisco
- Building Type:
- 490 Jamestown Avenue, San Francisco, California
- Current Name:
- Candlestick Park
- Current Use:
- Sports Stadium
- Current Condition:
- Not Listed
Bolles had created his design for Candlestick Park with the microclimate a major consideration, but due to budget constraints his plans were not implemented in their entirety. From the time of its opening, the park was plagued by strong winds and frigid air. Candlestick Park was enclosed in the 1970s, but the winds continue to be a problem. The stadium is currently home to the San Francisco 49ers football team.
“It’s time to give credit where credit is due. The team of Contractor Charles Harney and Architect John Bolles has erected the most magnificent baseball stadium in the world today.” - News-Call Bulletin, December 27, 1959
Further, it is an iconic symbol of San Francisco history. The site of several Super Bowl wins, it is also the location of the last public Beatles concert.
The Architectural Archives of John Savage Bolles (1905-1983), courtesy Jane Bolles Grimm Candlestick Park, Ted Atlas, Arcadia Publishing, 2010
Vintage postcard image, circa 1960, photographer unknown Illustration, courtesy Jane Bolles Grimm