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A. (Arthur) Page Brown (1859-1896)

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.

A. Page Brown, whom we consider here, designed the Ferry Building. Arthur Brown, Jr., whom we consider elsewhere, designed Coit Tower.

Brown - together with Willis Polk, Bernard Maybeck, Ernest Coxhead, Julia Morgan and A. C. Schweinfurth - were associated with the First Bay Tradition architectural style.

In 1894, Brown introduced the Mission Revival style to Santa Barbara.

Brown died at his home in Burlingame after being injured by a runaway horse and buggy.

Two of Brown's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Ferry Building and the Swedenborgian Church.

Three of Brown's buildings are San Francisco Landmarks: the Ferry Building, Trinity Episcopal Church, and the Richard Queen House.

You can view buildings designed by A. Page Brown 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
Ferry Building1892Embarcadero at Market StreetSan FranciscoEmabrcaderoFerry Building
Queen House18952212 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 2212Queen House
Rose Court1890Pine and Pierce StreetsSan FranciscoPineRose Court
Swedenborgian Church18953200 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 3200Swedenborgian Church
Swedenborgian Church Pastoral Residence18952121 Lyon StreetSan FranciscoLyon 2121Swedenborgian Church Pastoral Residence
Trinity Episcopal Church18921668 Bush StreetSan FranciscoBush 1668Trinity Episcopal Church
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