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Bay Area Architects: Albert Pissis

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

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.


Buildings Designed by Albert Pissis Sequenced By Name
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Name Year Address City Remarks
Anglo and London Paris National Bank1908Market and SutterSan Francisco
Bank of Eureka1911240 E StreetEurekaNational Register #82002180
Borel Building1908440 MontgomerySan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 109
California Casket Co.1909965 MissionSan Francisco
Charleston Building1908251-255 KearnySan Francisco
Emporium1896835-865 MarketSan FranciscoAlso reconstruction after 1906 Earthquake and Fire and electric light standards on Market Street in front of the Emporium
Flood Building1904870-898 MarketSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 154
Health Sciences Library19122395 SacramentoSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 115
Hibernia Bank18921 JonesSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 130
Mechanics Institute190957-65 PostSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 134
Misses Butler Building1909120 EllisSan Francisco
Rochat Cordes Building1909126-130 PostSan Francisco
Rosenstock Building190828-36 GearySan Francisco
Roullier Building190749 KearnySan Francisco
Savoy Hotel1913580 GearySan Francisco
Temple Sherith Israel19042266 CaliforniaSan FranciscoNational Register #10000114
University House1911University House WayBerkeleyNational Register #82004652
Vale House18852226 CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 168
W. P. Fuller Building1909301 MissionSan Francisco
White House Department Store1908255 SutterSan Francisco

Map of Buildings by Albert Pissis