Julia Morgan (1872-1957)
Julia Morgan was born in San Francisco and raised in Oakland. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in civil engineering.
She applied to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, but she was rejected because the school was not accepting women. Two years later, she was admitted and became the first woman to graduate with a degree in architecture.
She went to work for San Francisco architect John Galen Howard who was supervising the University of California Master Plan. Morgan worked on several buildings on the Berkeley campus including the Hearst Mining Building and Hearst Greek Theatre.
In 1904, she opened her own office in San Francisco. Her first major project after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire was the reconstruction of the badly damaged Fairmont Hotel, which had been designed by Reid & Reid and was about to open at the time of the earthquake.
During her long career, Morgan designed more than seven hundred buildings in California many of them for institutions serving women and girls.
Morgan's most famous building is Hearst Castle in San Simeon State Park .
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Agius House||1937||210 West Street||Petaluma||West 0210||Agius House|
|Asilomar Conference Center||1912||800 Asilomar Boulevard||Pacific Grove||Asilomer 800||Asilomar Conference Center|
|Baptist Divinity School||1918||2606 Dwight Way||Berkeley||Dwight 2606||Baptist Divinity School|
|Berkeley City Club||1929||2315 Durant||Berkeley||Durant 2315||Berkeley City Club|
|Brickell-Atkins House||1916||1055 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 1055||Brickell-Atkins House|
|Burke School||1917||3065 Jackson Street||San Francisco||Jackson 3065||Burke School|
|Carriage House for Newhall Family Mansion||1916||2974 Pacific Avenue||San Francisco||Pacific 2974||Carriage House for Newhall Family Mansion|
|Century Club of California||1905||1355 Franklin Street||San Francisco||Franklin 1355||Century Club of California|
|Clay Street Center||1932||940 Powell and 965 Clay||San Francisco||Powell 0940||Clay Street Center|
|Davenport House||1917||195 San Leandro Way||San Francisco||San Leandro 0195||Davenport House|
|Donaldina Cameron House||1908||920 Sacramento Street||San Francisco||Sacramento 0920||Donaldina Cameron House|
|Donaldson House||1921||67 San Leandro Way||San Francisco||San Leandro 0067||Donaldson House|
|Fairmont Hotel||1902||950 Mason Street||San Francisco||Mason 0950||Fairmont Hotel|
|Goethe House||1924||3731 T Street||Sacramento||T 3731||Goethe House|
|Gwinn House||14 Martha Street||Petaluma||Martha 0014||Gwinn House|
|Hearst Building||1937||691-699 Market Street||San Francisco||Market 0691||Hearst Building|
|Hearst Memorial Gymnasium||1910||Bancroft Way at Bowditch||Berkeley||Bancroft||Hearst Memorial Gymnasium|
|Heritage Retirement Community||1924||3400 Laguna Street||San Francisco||Laguna 3400||Heritage Retirement Community|
|Hostess House||1918||27 University Avenue||Palo Alto||University 0027||Hostess House|
|Livermore Shingle House||1916||1023 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 1023||Livermore Shingle House|
|Milpitas Ranchhouse||1930||Infantry Road||Fort Hunter Liggett||Infantry||Milpitas Ranchhouse|
|Minerva Club||1928||127 West Boone Street||Santa Maria||Boone 0127||Minerva Club|
|Oakland YWCA Building||1914||1515 Webster Street||Oakland||Webster 1515||Oakland YWCA Building|
|Potrero Hill Neighborhood House||1919||953 De Haro Street||San Francisco||De Haro 0953||Potrero Hill Neighborhood House|
|Residence on Clay Street||1908||3531 Clay Street||San Francisco||Clay 3531||Residence on Clay Street|
|Residence on Divisadero||1923||2229-2231 Divisadero||San Francisco||Divisadero 2229||Residence on Divisadero|
|Residence on Laurel Street||1906||306 Laurel Street||San Francisco||Laurel 0306||Residence on Laurel Street|
|Residence on Pacific Avenue||1908||3377 Pacific Avenue||San Francisco||Pacific 3377||Residence on Pacific Avenue|
|Residence on Presidio Terrace||1911||36 Presidio Terrace||San Francisco||Presidio 0036||Residence on Presidio Terrace|
|Residence on Vallejo Street||1908||2820 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 2820||Residence on Vallejo Street|
|Rosenburg House||1917||3630 Jackson Street||San Francisco||Jackson 3630||Rosenburg House|
|Saint John's Presbyterian Church||1908||2640 College Avenue||Berkeley||College 2640||Saint John's Presbyterian Church|
|Saratoga Foothill Club||1915||20399 Park Place||Saratoga||Park Place||Saratoga Foothill Club|
|Sausalito Woman's Club||1918||120 Central Avenue||Sausalito||Central 0120||Sausalito Woman's Club|
|Zen Center||1922||300 Page Street||San Francisco||Page 0300||Zen Center|
|Hearst Castle||1919||Highway One||San Simeon||Highway 001 201||Hearst Castle|
In 1938, Hearst retained Julia Morgan to remodel the exterior entry and the lobby and the parapet. Her work included the installation of a field of cast bronze animal medallions and a crest above the entry. Her work remains unchanged.
Julia Morgan designed this carriage house for the Newhall Family Mansion which was designed by Albert L. Farr and built in 1907. Sort of like commissioning Frank Gehry to design your garage.