The Beach Chalet at Golden Gate Park features two pieces commissioned by the Works Progress Administration art: the “San Francisco Life” murals by Lucien Labaudt; and “Sea Creatures” staircase by Michael Von Meyer, known for his depictions of sea monsters, mermaids, octopuses, and old ships. Lucien Labaudt’s frescoes fill the visitor center for Golden Gate Park. These murals, painted in 1936-1937, depict life in San Francisco during the 1930’s and include notable people from the time. Viewers get glimpses of Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Marina from a time when leisure activities were a luxury for many. The building itself was designed by well-known San Francisco architect Willis Polk. Originally a changing house for beachgoers, the chalet was restored in 1997 and now houses a visitor center, restaurant, and brewpub.