San Francisco Heritage Offers Ingleside Landmark Pins

The local nonprofit is sending Iconic Landmarks of Ingleside enamel pin sets to new members.


San Francisco Heritage is offering new and current members a chance to get the Iconic Landmarks of Ingleside three-piece enamel pin gift sets while supplies last.

The Ingleside Light commissioned neighborhood artist Neil Ballard to design pins of the Ingleside Terraces Sundial, the former El Rey Theatre and Beep’s Burgers’ neon sign as part of a campaign to support the publication’s reader-funded community journalism.

The architectural and cultural identity preservation nonprofit will be distributing the pins to new members or current who contribute $100 or more.

Ballard said he is happy the pins he designed are supporting SF Heritage.

“Anyone who travels on Ocean Avenue will see the grand tower of the El Rey and the retro Beep’s Burgers sign, which is the Ingleside’s best known icon to those outside the neighborhood,” Ballard said. “Only those who venture deeper into the neighborhood are familiar with the giant sundial in Ingleside Terraces, but its monumental size and its calm setting make it a premiere neighborhood landmark.

“All three landmarks evoke the past during which they were constructed, but the Sundial is also distinguished by a sense of the sweep of time itself,” Ballard added.

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