Hello Hotel Griffon guests! Did anyone know the name of the fountain behind me in that picture? It’s the Vaillancourt Fountain at the Justin Herman Plaza, just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Griffon!
The Vaillancourt Fountain is worth seeing the next time you stay with me because there is so much controversy that surrounds it. Some love it, some say it’s more of an eyesore, I say it’s unique, just like San Francisco!
The fountain was built in 1971 by French-Canadian sculptor Francois Vaillancourt. It is about 40 feet high, weighs approximately 700 tons! There have been petitions in the past to have it taken down, but for now, it looks like it is here to stay!