Sather Gate

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Named for pioneer California banker Peder Sather, the gate used to mark the formal south entrance to campus (until campus expanded down to Bancroft Way). It remains a popular spot for leafleting and politicking. Atop the gate are eight panels of bas-relief figures, with four nude men representing the disciplines of law, letters, medicine, and mining, and four nude women representing agriculture, architecture, art, and electricity. When the panels were first installed, public outrage led Sather to request their removal; 67 years later, the figures were rediscovered and reinstalled. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.