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Clinton Day (1846-1916)

250 Post Street in San Francisco Designed by Clinton Day
250 Post Street
28 November 2019

Savings Union Bank Designed by Bliss & Faville and Union Trust Bank Designed by Clinton Day Savings Union Bank Designed by Bliss & Faville and Union Trust Bank Designed by Clinton Day
14 June 2008

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....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....

"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 designed two buildings for the UC Berkeley campus, the Agriculture Building and Budd Hall, located near University House Way. Neither has survived.

The Agriculture Building was erected in 1887 in part to provide research for California viticulture. At the time, the phylloxera epidemic was killing vineyards in Europe, and California growers sought to avoid the scourge. The building was destroyed by fire in 1897.

Budd Hall was built on the foundations of the Agriculture Building to accommodate the departments of agriculture, viticulture, physics and biochemistry. The University of California operated its school wine cellar here until 1918, when viticulture studies were transferred to the University Farm School at Davis, CA. Budd Hall was demolished in 1933.

You can view Day's buildings 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
Agriculture Building (Destroyed by Fire 1897)1887University House WayUC BerkeleyUniversity HouseAgriculture Building (Destroyed by Fire 1897)
Budd Hall (Demolished 1933)1897University House WayUC BerkeleyUniversity HouseBudd Hall (Demolished 1933)
City of Paris (Damaged by Fire 1906)1896Geary and Stockton Streets San FranciscoGeary City of Paris (Damaged by Fire 1906)
Golden Sheaf Bakery19052069-2071 Addison StreetBerkeleyAddison 2069Golden Sheaf Bakery
Gump's1906250 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0250Gump's
Treadwell Mansion18755212 BroadwayOaklandBroadway 5212Treadwell Mansion
Underwriters Fire Patrol1910147 Natoma StreetSan FranciscoNatomaUnderwriters Fire Patrol
Union Trust Bank1910744 Market Street San FranciscoMarket 0744Union Trust Bank
Williams Building1907101-107 Third StreetSan FranciscoThird 0101Williams Building
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