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Murphy’s Windmill – Southwest Corner Of Golden Gate Park (Near 48th Avenue And Lincoln Way) San Francisco, CA

Murphy’s Windmill – Southwest Corner Of Golden Gate Park (Near 48th Avenue And Lincoln Way) San Francisco, CA

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North Country Unfading Black roofing slate, 12″ x 6″ x 3/16″ 2″ headlap installation

Built in 1905, the windmill pumped 40,000 gallons of water per day for irrigation at Golden Gate Park. Named after Samuel G Murphy, a prominent San Francisco banker who donated $20,000 for its construction. The six story windmill was the largest in the world when it was built. Unlike other windmills, this one had slate which is believed to be supplied from the El Dorado County of California. At the time of building, former Commissioner W J Dingee owned most of the slate mines in California which produced a deep black slate.

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Over the years, the windmill began to stop functioning and was in need of large repairs. A group of local citizens and preservation groups raised the funds required to restore the windmill. Renovations started in 2002 and the copper dome was placed on top in 2012 to complete the renovation.

Millwright’s Cottage
Millwright’s Cottage at Golden Gate Park, North Country Unfading Black Canadian roofing slate, 12″ x 8″ x 1/4″

In 2011, we supplied our North Country Unfading Black roofing slate for the San Francisco Murphy Windmill and Millwright’s Cottage at Golden Gate Park. The slate from St. Marc Du Lac Long, Quebec was a good match to the original slate. We fondly called this order “the cute slate order” because we supplied 54 squares of 12” x 6” x 3/16” (2” Headlap) for the windmill and 25 squares of 12” x 8” x ¼” for the Cottage.

 
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Sheena Owen

Sheena Owen began working for North Country Slate on October 12, 1999. As the Sales Coordinator, Sheena’s day to day duties include providing customer service, new business development, inside sales, handling all cross-border customs issues/documentation, arranging shipments, health and safety representation and social media marketing. Sheena graduated from the University of Guelph in 1992 with a BA in English and Drama and in 1995 graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting from Centennial College. Sheena’s first job was the Producer’s Assistant for TV shows including Robocop, F/X The Series and Nikita. She went on to becoming an Assistant Manager at Eddie Bauer. In her spare time, Sheena enjoys traveling, gardening, volunteering at her local soccer club and cheering on her kids at their sporting events.

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