NoeHill: San Francisco Architects

Arthur Brown, Jr. (1874-1957)

Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge West Tower
Coit Tower designed by Arthur Brown, Jr.
Ferry Building designed by A. Page Brown
Bay Bridge West Tower
1 August 2013
Two of the most famous structures in San Francisco - the Ferry Building and Coit Tower - were designed by architects named Arthur Brown.

Arthur Brown, Jr., whom we consider here, designed Coit Tower. Earlier in his career, prior to 1929, Arthur Brown, Jr., was a partner in the firm Bakewell & Brown which participated in the design of San Francisco City Hall and at least a dozen buildings on the Stanford Campus including the Hoover Tower.

A. Page Brown, whom we consider elsewhere, designed the Ferry Building.

Three of Brown's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Coit Tower, the War Memorial Complex, and the Pacific Gas and Electric General Office Building.

Coit Tower is also a San Francisco Landmark.

The War Memorial Complex is also a California Historical Landmark.

You can view buildings designed by Arthur Brown, Jr. in chronological order here, or use a link in the following table to visit a specific property.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Cowell Memorial Hospital1930South DriveUC BerkeleySouth 1Cowell Memorial Hospital
Coit Tower19321 Telegraph Hill BoulevardSan FranciscoTelegraphCoit Tower
War Memorial Complex1932301 and 401 Van Ness AvenueSan FranciscoVan Ness 0301War Memorial Complex
Cyclotron Building1940Lawrence RoadUC BerkeleyLawrenceCyclotron Building
Donner Laboratory Building1941Donner Lab RoadUC BerkeleyDonnerDonner Laboratory Building
Minor Hall1941South DriveUC BerkeleySouth 2Minor Hall
Sproul Hall1941Sather RoadUC BerkeleySatherSproul Hall
Pacific Gas and Electric Building194525 Beale StreetSan FranciscoBeale 0025Pacific Gas and Electric Building
Bancroft Library1949South Hall RoadUC BerkeleySouth HallBancroft Library
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