Albert Pissis (1852-1914)

National Register #82002180: Bank of Eureka Building Bank of Eureka Building in Eureka, California
Built 1911 - Photographed 7 July 2007
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Albert Pissis, who was the first San Francisco architect to study at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, is credited with introducing the Beaux Arts style to San Francisco.

Pissis was born in Guaymas, Mexico, to a French father and Mexican mother. The family moved to San Francisco when Pissis was six.

In 1882, after his studies in Paris, Pissis and his partner, William P. Moore, designed a number of buildings in the popular Queen Anne and Eastlake styles (see San Francisco Landmark 168, Vale House, for an example. With his 1892 design for the Hibernia Bank, Pissis joined the Classical Revival movement.

He was important in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.


Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Anglo and London Paris National Bank1908Market and SutterSan FranciscoMarket 0500Anglo and London Paris National Bank
Bank of Eureka1911240 E StreetEureka E 240Bank of Eureka
Borel Building1908440 MontgomerySan FranciscoMontgomery 0440Borel Building
California Casket Co.1909965 MissionSan FranciscoMission 0965California Casket Co.
Charleston Building1908251-255 KearnySan FranciscoKearny 0251Charleston Building
Emporium1896835-865 MarketSan FranciscoMarket 0835Emporium
Flood Building1904870-898 MarketSan FranciscoMarket 0870Flood Building
Health Sciences Library19122395 SacramentoSan FranciscoSacramento 2395Health Sciences Library
Hibernia Bank18921 JonesSan FranciscoJones 0001Hibernia Bank
Mechanics Institute190957-65 PostSan FranciscoPost 0057Mechanics Institute
Misses Butler Building1909120 EllisSan FranciscoEllis 0120Misses Butler Building
Rochat Cordes Building1909126-130 PostSan FranciscoPost 0126Rochat Cordes Building
Rosenstock Building190828-36 GearySan FranciscoGeary 0028Rosenstock Building
Roullier Building190749 KearnySan FranciscoKearny 0049Roullier Building
Savoy Hotel1913580 GearySan FranciscoGeary 0580Savoy Hotel
Temple Sherith Israel19042266 CaliforniaSan FranciscoCalifornia 2266Temple Sherith Israel
University House1911University House WayBerkeleyUC BerkeleyUniversity House
Vale House18852226 CaliforniaSan FranciscoCalifornia 2261Vale House
W. P. Fuller Building1909301 MissionSan FranciscoMission 0301W. P. Fuller Building
White House Department Store1908255 SutterSan FranciscoSutter 0255White House Department Store

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