Bronze Armchair Goes Missing From Church & Duboce Muni Stop

Eagle-eyed tipster Ian P. has alerted us to the fact that one of the nine bronze chairs at Church and Duboce has disappeared.

Gone – one of the bronze chairs on outbound N stop at Church and Duboce. Removed at sidewalk level. Stolen?

The chairs are part of the award-winning public art installation Domestic Seating, commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission as part of the Church & Duboce Streetscape Improvement Project.

Kate Patterson-Murphy, director of communications for the San Francisco Arts Commission, confirms that the missing chair was not stolen. It was actually removed after a vehicle crashed into it on October 11th, 2016.

Two of the chair's anchors were loosen by the collision, so the chair was removed for public safety and repair.

"We don’t have a reinstallation date yet," she noted.

When the chairs debuted in 2012, Hoodline commenters had mixed feelings about the installation. Now that they've been in place for nearly five years, are you happy to have them around or ready to see them all go?

Thanks to Ian P. for the tip.

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