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Havens & Toepke (1874-1916)

Flatiron Building, Hobart Building and McKesson Plaza on Market Street
From Foreground to Background
Flatiron Building by Havens & Toepke
Hobart Building by Willis Polk
McKesson Plaza by Welton Becket & Associates

19 February 2012
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Charles I. Havens (1849-1916)
William H. Toepke (1870-1949)

Havens was born in New York and moved to California in 1856. As City Architect of San Francisco for twelve years, he designed many schools, none of which survive.

Toepke was a San Francisco native. He entered the office of William Mooser in 1886 to study architecture. Havens hired Toepke in 1890. In 1897, they formed a partnership which lasted until 1915.

Two Havens & Toepke buildings are San Francisco landmarks, the Flatiron Building on Market Street and the Havens Mansion on South Van Ness Avenue. Their Contra County Courthouse Block is listed on the National register of Historic Places.

The Maskey Building was demolished in 1986. Part of the facade was saved and glued onto the new 22-story building named 88 Kearny Street.

You can view Havens & Toepke 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
Contra Costa County Courthouse1901625 Court StreetMartinezCourtContra Costa County Courthouse
Daly House1895900-902 Guerrero StreetSan FranciscoGuerrero 0900Daly House
Laidlaw-Stanford House18973232 Jackson StreetSan FranciscoJackson 3232Laidlaw-Stanford House
Masky Building (Demolished 1986)190888 Kearny StreetSan FranciscoKearny 0088Masky Building (Demolished 1986)
Bartlett Doe Building1909153 Kearny StreetSan FranciscoKearny 0153Bartlett Doe Building
Flatiron Building1908Market at Sansome and Sutter StreetsSan FranciscoMarketFlatiron Building
Residence19011964 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 1964Residence
Residence190515 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio Terrace 0015Residence
Havens Mansion18841381 South Van Ness AvenueSan FranciscoSouth Van NessHavens Mansion
Residence1891601 Steiner StreetSan FranciscoSteiner 0601Residence
Residence19082957-2961 and 2965 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2957Residence
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