Work to remove New Deal-era frescoes depicting “the history of medicine in California” from the UCSF medical school campus in Parnassus has been temporarily halted by court order.
The petition for a restraining order, requested by the San Franciscans for Balanced and Livable Communities to stop the construction of a new hospital complex, was granted by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch . It prohibits any “construction or demolition activity … related to the execution of plans to remove the … murals from their current location in UCSF Toland Hall until a preliminary injunction hearing can take place. September 16, “the ruling reads. by Roesch.