Clinton Day (1846-1916)
Gump's is an old San Francisco specialty store, first built in 1861 for Solomon Gump and remodeled after the fire by Clinton Day for A. Livingston Gump with the particular idea of providing a setting for Asian art work.
The existing building is a handsome design which is still closer than most in appearance to mid-19th century San Francisco commercial buildings. In composition, it is a modified Renaissance palazzo. It is a brick building with wood posts and is clad along its main facade in Colusa sandstone. Its dark color, distinctive design, gabled parapet, and red awnings, all contribute to its importance as a major element along Post Street.
From Splendid survivors: San Francisco's Downtown Architectural Heritage by Michael R. Corbett
The following obituary was published, above the fold, on the first page of the Berkeley Daily Gazette, January 11, 1916.
Clinton Day, well known architect, died early this morning at his home 2427 Bancroft Way, following a brief illness of heart trouble. Day designed some of the best known buildings on the University [UC Berkeley] campus, the Stanford Memorial Chapel, Union Trust Company building, Wells Fargo Nevada National Bank building and the City of Paris in Chicago [sic]. He was 68 year old.
Day was a graduate of the old College of California in Oakland in 1865, a year before it was created into [sic] the University of California and moved to Berkeley. At the ceremonies which celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the University of California, held in 1910, he was signally honored by the university with the degree of LL.D.
Day's father was Sherman Day, at one time surveyor-general of the United States, and surveyor of the first highway extending across the United States from ocean to ocean. His grandfather, Jeremiah Day, was for thirty years president of Yale University.
He was born in Brooklyn in 1847 and came to California as a boy in 1855. He was one of five graduates from the College of California in 1868 and ten years later established his home in Berkeley, living here until the time of his death. Day was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and of the Faculty and Union League clubs. He was one of the leaders of his profession in the state and highly honored and esteemed by associates in his work.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Golden Sheaf Bakery||1905||2069-2071 Addison Street||Berkeley||Addison 2069||Golden Sheaf Bakery|
|Treadwell Mansion||1875||5212 Broadway||Oakland||Broadway 5212||Treadwell Mansion|
|City of Paris||1906||Geary and Stockton Streets||San Francisco||Geary||City of Paris|
|Union Trust Bank||1910||744 Market Street||San Francisco||Market 0744||Union Trust Bank|
|Underwriters Fire Patrol||1910||147 Natoma Street||San Francisco||Natoma||Underwriters Fire Patrol|
|Gump's||1906||135 Post Street||San Francisco||Post 0135||Gump's|
|UC Berkeley Budd Hall||1897||UC Berkeley||UC Berkeley Budd Hall|
|UC Berkeley Agriculture Building||1887||UC Berkeley||UC Berkeley Agriculture Building|