Julia Morgan (1872-1957)

2820 Vallejo Street Designed by Julia Morgan 2820 Vallejo Street
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3377 Pacific Avenue Designed by Julia Morgan
3377 Pacific Avenue
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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
Baptist Divinity School19182606 Dwight WayBerkeleyDwight 2606Baptist Divinity School
Berkeley City Club19292315 DurantBerkeleyDurant 2315Berkeley City Club
Saint John's Presbyterian Church 19082640 College AvenueBerkeleyCollege 2640Saint John's Presbyterian Church
Oakland YWCA Building19141515 Webster StreetOaklandWebster 1515Oakland YWCA Building
Asilomar Conference Center1912800 Asilomar Boulevard Pacific GroveAsilomer 800Asilomar Conference Center
Hostess House191827 University AvenuePalo AltoUniversity 0027Hostess House
Agius House1937210 West StreetPetalumaWest 0210Agius House
Gwinn House14 Martha StreetPetalumaMartha 0014Gwinn House
Goethe House19243731 T StreetSacramento T 3731Goethe House
Brickell-Atkins House19161055 GreenSan FranciscoGreen 1055Brickell-Atkins House
Burke School19173065 JacksonSan FranciscoJackson 3065Burke School
Century Club of California19051355 FranklinSan FranciscoFranklin 1355Century Club of California
Clay Street Center1932940 Powell and 965 ClaySan FranciscoPowell 0940Clay Street Center
Davenport House1917195 San Leandro WaySan FranciscoSan Leandro 0195Davenport House
Donaldina Cameron House1908920 SacramentoSan FranciscoSacramento 0920Donaldina Cameron House
Donaldson House192167 San Leandro WaySan FranciscoSan Leandro 0067Donaldson House
Fairmont Hotel1902950 MasonSan FranciscoMason 0950Fairmont Hotel
Hearst Building1937Market and ThirdSan FranciscoMarket 0500Hearst Building
Heritage Retirement Community19243400 LagunaSan FranciscoLaguna 3400Heritage Retirement Community
Livermore Shingle House19161023 VallejoSan FranciscoVallejo 1023Livermore Shingle House
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House1919953 De HaroSan FranciscoDe Haro 0953Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
Residence19083531 ClaySan FranciscoClay 3531Residence
Residence19232229-2231 DivisaderoSan FranciscoDivisadero 2229Residence
Residence1906306 LaurelSan FranciscoLaurel 0306Residence
Residence19162974 PacificSan FranciscoPacific 2974Residence
Residence19083377 PacificSan FranciscoPacific 3377Residence
Residence191136 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio 0036Residence
Residence19082820 VallejoSan FranciscoVallejo 2820Residence
Rosenburg House19173630 JacksonSan FranciscoJackson 3630Rosenburg House
Zen Center1922300 PageSan FranciscoPage 0300Zen Center
Minerva Club1928127 West Boone StreetSanta MariaBoone 0127Minerva Club
Saratoga Foothill Club191520399 Park Place SaratogaPark PlaceSaratoga Foothill Club
Sausalito Woman's Club 1918120 Central Avenue SausalitoCentral 0120Sausalito Woman's Club
Hearst Memorial Gymnasium1910Bancroft Way at BowditchUC BerkeleyBancroftHearst Memorial Gymnasium
Milpitas Ranchhouse1930Infantry RoadFort Hunter LiggettInfantryMilpitas Ranchhouse

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