See here the steam of hot house flowers. Welcome the New Year with mist. See here the young boy sitting. As the promise of the new is pervasive. All when relished feels fresh and the nowness is here calling.
In 1883 the heating plant exploded setting the main dome on fire. Railroad tycoon Charles Crocker donated funds for repair and the dome was restored. In 1906, the great San Francisco earthquake destroyed much of the city, but didn't significantly harm this "glass house."