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Timothy L. Pflueger (1892-1946)

National Register #77000338: Our Lady of the Wayside in Portola Valley
Our Lady of the Wayside in Portola Valley
24 October 2004

Timothy Ludwig Pflueger was the second of seven sons born to German immigrants living on Potrero Hill in San Francisco. He attended San Francisco public schools, and while working as a draftsman for the architectural firm Miller and Colmesnil, he attended Mission High Evening School. In 1911, he joined the San Francisco Architectural Club an organization that trained budding architects.

In 1912, at the age of twenty, Pflueger designed his first building, Our Lady of the Wayside Church (California Historical Landmark 909).

All his adult life, Pflueger maintained his residence at his childhood home on Guerrero Street. He drove a green Cadillac convertible and was often seen with his steady lady friend on his arm.

Together with James R. Miller, Pflueger designed some of the leading skyscrapers and movie theaters in San Francisco in the 1920s.

Pflueger died at the age of 54 on November 20, 1946 of a heart attack on Post Street outside of the Olympic Club after taking his usual evening swim. He never married and left no children.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
State Theatre19271489 Myers Street OrovilleMyers 1489State Theatre
Our Lady of the Wayside Church1912930 Portola RoadPortola ValleyPortola 0930Our Lady of the Wayside Church
George Washington High School1936600 32nd AvenueSan Francisco Avenue 32George Washington High School
Theodore Roosevelt Middle School1930460 Arguello Boulevard San FranciscoArguello 0460Theodore Roosevelt Middle School
Castro Theatre1922429 Castro StreetSan FranciscoCastro 0429Castro Theatre
I. Magnin Department Store1946233 Geary StreetSan FranciscoGeary 0233I. Magnin Department Store
Top of the Mark1939850 Mason StreetSan FranciscoMason 085Top of the Mark
Transbay Terminal (Demolished 2010)1939Mission Between First and FremontSan FranciscoMissionTransbay Terminal (Demolished 2010)
Union Square Parking Garage1939Union SquareSan FranciscoUnion SquareUnion Square Parking Garage

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