The Palace of Fine Arts is an important part of the century’s first world’s fair held in 1915. It was built on 635 acres and was the most beautiful structure at the exhibition. The Palace of Fine Arts is the work of California architect Bernard Maybeck.
Maybeck’s fantastic creation, inspired by a Piranesi engraving, featured a Roman ruin reflected in a pool. When the exposition ended, the Palace lived on. It was saved from demolition by the Palace Preservation League, founded by Phoebe Apperson Hearst. The Palace is truly a landmark to enjoy and admire.