Frederick Herman Meyer (1876-1961)
San Francisco native, Frederick Meyer, who had no formal architectural training, was hired as a draftsman by builders Campbell and Pettus in 1896. In 1898, he went to work for architect Samuel Newsom, who soon promoted him to partner.
In 1902, Meyer entered into a partnership with Smith O'Brien. Their partnership lasted for six years.
Meyer opened his own office in 1908 in the Humboldt Bank Building which he had designed with O'Brien and which had been rebuilt after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Union Iron Works Powerhouse||Marina Village Parkway Near Mariner Square Drive||Alameda||Marina||Union Iron Works Powerhouse|
|Union Iron Works Main Office||1917||20th and Illinois Streets||San Francisco||Street 20 0100||Union Iron Works Main Office|
|Apartment Building on Baker Street||1904||2021-2023 Baker Street||San Francisco||Baker 2021||Apartment Building on Baker Street|
|Residence on Baker Street||1902||2032-2034 Baker Street||San Francisco||Baker 2032||Residence on Baker Street|
|Apartment Building on Broadway||1901||2474-2478 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2474||Apartment Building on Broadway|
|Residence on Broadway||1902||2480 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2480||Residence on Broadway|
|Apartment Building on Bush Street||1910||980 Bush Street||San Francisco||Bush 0980||Apartment Building on Bush Street|
|Apartment Building on Bush Street||1910||999 Bush Street||San Francisco||Bush 0999||Apartment Building on Bush Street|
|PG&E Substation J||1914||565 Commercial Street||San Francisco||Commercial 0565||PG&E Substation J|
|Cadillac Hotel||1907||366-394 Eddy Street||San Francisco||Eddy 0366||Cadillac Hotel|
|Embarcadero YMCA||1924||166 The Embarcadero||San Francisco||Embarcadero 0166||Embarcadero YMCA|
|Coffin-Redington Building||1937||301 Folsom Street||San Francisco||Folsom 0301||Coffin-Redington Building|
|Apartment Building on Green Street||1914||2195 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 2195||Apartment Building on Green Street|
|North End Police Station||1912||2475 Greenwich Street||San Francisco||Greenwich 2475||North End Police Station|
|Bill Graham Civic Auditorium||1915||99 Grove Street||San Francisco||Grove 099||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
|Monadnock Building||1906||673-687 Market Street||San Francisco||Market 0673||Monadnock Building|
|Humboldt Bank Building||1908||785 Market Street||San Francisco||Market 0785||Humboldt Bank Building|
|Rialto Building||1902||116 New Montgomery Street||San Francisco||New Montgomery||Rialto Building|
|Apartment Building on Octavia Street||1899||1916 Octavia Street||San Francisco||Octavia 1916||Apartment Building on Octavia Street|
|Apartment Building on Pacific Avenuer||1900||1901 Pacific Avenue||San Francisco||Pacific 1901||Apartment Building on Pacific Avenuer|
|Residence||1917||2430 Pacific Avenue||San Francisco||Pacific 2430||Residence|
|Apartment Building on Post Street||1913||775 Post Street||San Francisco||Post 0775||Apartment Building on Post Street|
|Apartment Building on Post Street||1915||956 Post Street||San Francisco||Post 0956||Apartment Building on Post Street|
|Residence on Steiner Street||1909||2756 Steiner Street||San Francisco||Steiner 2756||Residence on Steiner Street|
|PGE Building||1916||445 Sutter Street||San Francisco||Sutter 0445||PGE Building|
|Apartment Building on Sutter Street||1913||795 Sutter Street||San Francisco||Sutter 0795||Apartment Building on Sutter Street|
|YMCA Hotel||1928||351 Turk Street||San Francisco||Turk 0351||YMCA Hotel|
|Apartment Building on Washington Street||1918||2595 Washington Street||San Francisco||Washington 2595||Apartment Building on Washington Street|
The fine Stick-Eastlake cottage on the left at 2038 Baker Street was built in 1891. The Roman-arch window is atypical and striking. There is no architect of record. The cottage was probably designed by the carpenter who built it, a typical practice for the period.
This two-unit residential building was designed by Frederick Meyer and Smith O'Brien.
"A typical, beautifully detailed office building by Frederick Meyer, exhibiting his characteristic mastery of textures and colors and fine use of terra cotta ornamentation.... An intricate black iron fire escape is utilized for its decorative and textual qualities...."From Splendid Survivors by Michael R. Corbett, 1979.