SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – The historic Cliff House Restaurant in San Francisco was destroyed just a day after it was finally closed.

Images submitted by a viewer feature large black letters sprayed onto the iconic white walls. City workers were seen painting over the graffiti on Friday.

The landmark was removed from the building just 24 hours before New Year’s Eve.

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The Cliff House, which first opened in 1896, announced in early December that the restaurant would be permanently closed by the end of the year.

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Owners, Dan and Mary Hountalas, say the shutdown was due to delays by the National Park Service in reaching a long-term operating agreement. Owners added that the COVID-19 pandemic only made problems worse.

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