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Army Art Getting Facelift

A big sculpted gate at an entrance to the Presidio is getting a makeover; and when it's done, it'll be restored to its original 1896 condition. Good grief, that's old. In a town where a 50-year-old shed can be considered "historic," it's nice to see some legitimately ancient items getting some love. The one part that won't be redone: a carved "angel of victory." She's holding something, but nobody knows what it is -- so while the rest of the sculpture is fixed up, the angel's item will remain a formless blob.