This stairway is covered by tiles with patterns inspired by textiles and
fabrics from around the world. It was designed by artists
and Colette Crutcher,
who designed many of the tiled stairways in San Francisco. Their most
well-known works are the
16th Avenue Tiled Steps and
Hidden Garden Steps.
The tiles were installed in 2014, after the stairway itself was rebuilt in 2013. It replaced a similar stairway in the same location.
Arelious Walker Drive is named after Reverend Arelious Walker, who founded True Hope Church in the Bayview neighborhood in 1968 and has remained an important figure in the community. The street was named after him in 1995; previously it was Fitch Street.