Beach Chalet WPA Murals - The Beach Chalet opened to the public in 1925. At that time, it had a lounge and changing rooms on the first floor and a restaurant on the second that provided diners with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. The ground floor is surrounded by the intricate wood carvings, created by Michael Von Meyeran, and an interpretive exhibit of the fresco murals, by Lucien Labaudt. The murals depict some depression-era scenes of San Francisco which have become synonymous with San Francisco: The Embarcadrero, Fisherman's Wharf, Baker Beach, Golden Gate Park, Land's End, the Marina and Chinatown. The woodcarvings consist of an intricate balustrade with octopus newel posts, a sea monster, mermaids, divers and old ships.