The Newsom Brothers

Carson Mansion in Eureka, California Carson Mansion
Eureka, California
8 July 2007
Samuel Newsom (1852-1908)
Joseph Cather Newsom (1857-1930)
Sidney Newsom (1877-1942)
Noble Newsom (1887-1945)

The Newsom brothers, Samuel and Joseph, and their sons worked individually and in shifting partnerships to design homes wealthy San Franciscans as well as public buildings including Berkeley City Hall, Gilroy City Hall and the Napa Valley Opera House.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Berkeley City Hall18842134 Grove StreetBerkeleyGrove 2134Berkeley City Hall
Carson Mansion1885143 M StreetEureka M 143Carson Mansion
Simpson-Vance House 1892904 G StreetEureka Street G 0904Simpson-Vance House
Carson House1889202 M StreetEureka Street M 0202Carson House
Gilroy City Hall19047410 Monterey StreetGilroyMonterey 7410Gilroy City Hall
Napa Valley Opera House18791018-1030 Main Street NapaMain 1018Napa Valley Opera House
Oakland City Hall18691 Frank H. Ogawa PlazaOaklandFrankOakland City Hall
Newsom Apartments19102346 Valdez StreetOaklandValdez 2346Newsom Apartments
Residence: Arguello 60190960 Arguello BoulevardSan FranciscoArguello 0060Residence: Arguello 60
Residence: Broadway 247019022470 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2470Residence: Broadway 2470
Residence: Bush 2100-210218832100-2102 Bush StreetSan FranciscoBush 2100Residence: Bush 2100-2102
Residence: Clay 221418852214 Clay StreetSan FranciscoClay 2214Residence: Clay 2214
Residence: Clay 221818912218 Clay StreetSan FranciscoClay 2218Residence: Clay 2218
Green Apothecary1889500-502 Divisadero Street San FranciscoDivisadero 0500Green Apothecary
George Philips Flats18851038-1043 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 1039George Philips Flats
Residence: Green 2169-217518892169 and 2175 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 2169Residence: Green 2169-2175
Residence: Grove 9751886975 Grove StreetSan FranciscoGrove 0975Residence: Grove 975
McMullen House1881827 Guerrero Street San FranciscoGuerrero 0827McMullen House
Residence: Octavia 191618991916 Octavia StreetSan FranciscoOctavia 1915Residence: Octavia 1916
Apartment Building19001901 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 1901Apartment Building
Residence: Pacific 2602 and 260418892602 and 2604 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2602Residence: Pacific 2602 and 2604
Residence: Pacific 267619042676 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2676Residence: Pacific 2676
Residence: Pacific 269819042698 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2698Residence: Pacific 2698
Residence: Pacific 297219012972 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2972Residence: Pacific 2972
Magnin House1478-1482 Page StreetSan FranciscoPage 1478Magnin House
Residence: Pierce 2629-265119042629 and 2647 and 2651 Pierce StreetSan FranciscoPierce 2629Residence: Pierce 2629-2651
Residence: Steiner 2815-2821 19022815 and 2821 Steiner StreetSan FranciscoSteiner 2815Residence: Steiner 2815-2821
Residence: Union 263719042637 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 2637Residence: Union 2637
Residence: Union 2676-268619082676-2686 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 2676Residence: Union 2676-2686
Apartments19042576-2580 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2576Apartments
Residence: Washington 2928-293219032928-2932 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2928Residence: Washington 2928-2932
Vollmer House18761735-1737 Webster Street San FranciscoWebster 1735Vollmer House
2470 Broadway
14 May 2012

2470 Broadway
17 October 2019

2470 Broadway
Built 1902
2218 Clay Street
Built 1891
Photographed 14 May 2012
2214 Clay Street
Built 1885
Photographed 14 May 2012

This residence, which combines elements of the Queen Anne and Classical Revival styles, was built on Polk Street in 1885. It was one of the few residences east of Van Ness Avenue to survive the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. In 1926, it was moved here to make way for the Alhambra Theater.

1916 Octavia Street
Built 1899
Photographed 14 May 2012

In 1898, Newsom hired 22 year-old Frederick H. Meyer as a draftsman but rapidly promoted him to partner. Together they designed 1916 Octavia and 1901 Pacific, both in 1899.

1901 Pacific Avenue
Built 1900
Photographed 17 September 2019

In 1898, Newsom hired 22 year-old Frederick H. Meyer as a draftsman but rapidly promoted him to partner. Together they designed 1916 Octavia and 1901 Pacific, both in 1899.

2602 and 2604 Pacific Avenue
Built 1889
Photographed 14 May 2012

Two Queen Anne residences designed by Samuel Newsom

2676 Pacific Avenue
Built 1904
Photographed 14 May 2012
2698 Pacific Avenue 2698 Pacific Avenue

2698 and 2676 Pacific Avenue 2698 Pacific Avenue and 2676 Pacific Avenue

2698 Pacific Avenue
Built 1904

Classical Revival residence designed by Samuel and his son Sidney. Note the similarity to the Gibbs House, designed by Willis Polk and built in 1895.
Photographed 14 May 2012

2629 and 2647-2651 Pierce Street
Built 1904
Photographed 14 May 2012
2815 and 2821 Steiner Street
Built 1902
Photographed 14 May 2012
2637 Union Street
Built 1904
Photographed 4 November 2019
2676-2686 Union Street
Built 1908
Photographed 4 November 2019
2928 Washington Street
Built 1903
Photographed 5 September 2019

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