Albert L. Farr (1871–1947)

Guggenhime House by Albert L. Farr Guggenhime House at 3450 Washington Street
Often attributed to Willis Polk
15 June 2012
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Albert Farr's commissions ranged from cottages in Belvedere to Tudor mansions in Piedmont. His influences included Arts and Crafts, First Bay Tradition, and the popular period revival styles: Medieval, Renaissance, Mediterranean, French, Spanish Colonial, American Colonial.

Farr was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but he grew up in Yokohama, Japan. His family moved to Oakland when he was nineteen. In Oakland, he apprenticed to a British architect.

During the 1890s, Farr was employed by Clinton Day and the Reid Brothers. By the late 1890s, he had his own wealthy clients.

He took on a partner in 1922 and named their firm Farr & Ward.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Motor Boat Clubhouse30-38 Beach RoadBelvedereBeach 0030Motor Boat Clubhouse
Farr Cottages80-88 Beach RoadBelvedereBeach 0080Farr Cottages
Belvedere Land Company83 Beach RoadBelvedereBeach 0083Belvedere Land Company
Belvedere City Hall450 San Rafael AvenueBelvedereSan Rafael 0450Belvedere City Hall
Phillipshurst-Riverwood 191310580 Highway 9Ben LomondHighway 9Phillipshurst-Riverwood
L'Auberge Carmel1929Monte Verde at SeventhCarmel-by-the-SeaMonte VerdeL'Auberge Carmel
Benbow Inn1925445 Lake Benbow DriveGarbervilleLake BenbowBenbow Inn
Wolf House19122400 London Ranch RoadGlen EllenLondonWolf House
Residence396 HamptonOaklandHampton 0396Residence
Residence19062004 10th AvenueOakland Avenue 010 2004Residence
Maclay House1923600 D StreetPetaluma Street D 0600Maclay House
Residence75 Glen AlpinePiedmontGlen Alpine 0075Residence
Piedmont Community Church450 Highland AvenuePiedmontHighland 0450Piedmont Community Church
Residence235 Mountain WayPiedmontMountain Way 235Residence
Residence284 Mountain WayPiedmontMountain Way 284Residence
Residence76 Seaview AvenuePiedmontSeaview 0076Residence
Piedmont City Hall120 Vista AvenuePiedmontVista 0120Piedmont City Hall
Residence456 Wildwood AvenuePiedmontWildwood 0456Residence
Aetna Springs Resort19301600 Aetna Springs RoadPope ValleyAetnaAetna Springs Resort
Residence19272310 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2310Residence
Residence19322574 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2574Residence
Residence19002714 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2714Residence
Residence19022801 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2801Residence
Residence19002714 DivisaderoSan FranciscoDivisadero 2714Residence
Residence19362699 FilbertSan FranciscoFilbert 2699Residence
Residence19112659-61 GreenSan FranciscoGreen 2659Residence
Residence19162649 GreenSan FranciscoGreen 3649Residence
Residence19232570 Jackson StreetSan FranciscoJackson 2570Residence
Residence1911653 Lake StreetSan FranciscoLake 0653Residence
Residence193460 McLaren AvenueSan FranciscoMcLaren 0060Residence
Residence19022175-81 PacificSan FranciscoPacific 2175Residence
Residence19302520 PacificSan FranciscoPacific 2520Residence
Residence19072950 PacificSan FranciscoPacific 2950Residence
Residence19412350 PierceSan FranciscoPierce 2550Residence
Residence9 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio Terrace 0009Residence
Residence37 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio Terrace 0037Residence
Babcock House19012660 ScottSan FranciscoScott 2660Babcock House
Residence1938455 Sea Cliff AvenueSan FranciscoSea CliffResidence
Residence19032310 Steiner StreetSan FranciscoSteiner 2310Residence
Residence19362130 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2130Residence
Residence19052400 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2400Residence
Residence19022419 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2419Residence
Residence19022737 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2737Residence
Residence19012858 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2858Residence
Residence19042881 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2881Residence
Residence19042891 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2891Residence
Guggenhime House19293450 WashingtonSan FranciscoWashington 3450Guggenhime House
Residence19293699 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 3699Residence

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