The de Young, a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, is one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. The de Young is named for its founder, early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young. It was first opened in 1895 in a building that had been the Fine Arts Building at the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. By the early 20th Century, the de Young was so popular that a new structure was designed and the museum was moved in 1919.
Prior to Spring 1968, the de Young boasted a collection of artifacts and art from the Old Ones that was second only to the collection at Miskatonic University. Unfortunately, a pair of shoggoths attacked the de Young, killing 14 people and completely wiping out the collection.