Edgar A. Mathews (1860-1946)

3196 Washington Street Designed by Edgar A. Mathews 3196 Washington Street
5 September 2019
Edgar Mathews was born in Oakland where he graduated from the Van Der Naillen School of Engineering in 1888.

In 1895, after working for his father, he opened his own architectural office in Oakland. Soon after, he moved to San Francisco.

Mathews designed many San Francisco houses and apartments, particularly in Pacific Heights. Like Willis Polk and Ernest Coxhead, he was influenced by the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

Mathews favored half-timbered houses with high-pitched roofs in the English Tudor style. He clad his apartment buildings in unpainted redwood shingles. A residential building designed by Mathews typically has curved window sashes, a brick entryway, an overhanging porch, and a low wall around the lot.

You can view buildings designed by Mathews 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
Residence on Green Street18952508 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 2508Residence on Green Street
Residence on Green Street18952510 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 2510Residence on Green Street
Irvine House18972421 Pierce StreetSan FranciscoPierce 2421Irvine House
Residence on Pierce Street18972415 Pierce StreetSan FranciscoPierce 2415Residence on Pierce Street
Gerstle House18982360 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2360Gerstle House
Residence on Broadway19012350 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2350Residence on Broadway
Residence on Pacific Avenue19032523 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2523Residence on Pacific Avenue
Residences on Broderick Street19042249-2253 Broderick StreetSan FranciscoBroderick 2249Residences on Broderick Street
Residences on Jackson Street19042915-2519 Jackson StreetSan FranciscoJackson 2915Residences on Jackson Street
Residence on Vallejo Street19042190 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2190Residence on Vallejo Street
Residences on Washington Street19052870-78 Washington Street and 2300-2304 Divisadero StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2870Residences on Washington Street
Residence on Washington Street19053196 Washington Street and 2100 Lyon StreetSan FranciscoWashington 3196Residence on Washington Street
Padre Junipero Serra Monument Base1907Hagiwara Tea Garden DriveSan FranciscoHagiwara Tea GardenPadre Junipero Serra Monument Base
Mathews House I19082980 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2980Mathews House I
First Church of Christ Scientist19121710 Franklin StreetSan FranciscoFranklin 1710First Church of Christ Scientist
Mathews House II19351956 Great HighwaySan FranciscoGreat HighwayMathews House II
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