Reid & Reid (1889-1932)

National Register #02000373: Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco Fairmont Hotel
27 May 2010

San Francisco Landmark 177: First Congregational Church First Congregational Church
23 November 2023

James W. Reid (1851-1943)
Merritt J. Reid (1855-1932)

The Reid brothers, James and Merritt, who were born in Canada, designed many San Francisco buildings during the City Beautiful period.

They opened their San Francisco office in 1889, and remained in business here until 1932 when Merritt died and James, one of the founders of the San Francisco Opera Company, turned full time to his hobbies of oil painting and music.

During their long and productive careers, the Reid Brothers were known especially for their Classical Revival mansions and movie theaters.

Five Reid & Reid buildings are San Francisco Landmarks: the Colombo Building, the Fairmont Hotel, the First Congregational Church, the Geneva Car Barn, the Metro Theater and the New Mission Theater.

Five Reid & Reid buildings in San Francisco are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Colombo Building, the Fairmont Hotel, the Geneva Car Barn, the Hale Brothers Department Store and the New Mission Theater.

Two Reid & Reid buildings in other cities are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the New Sequoia Theater in Redwood City and the Sweasey Theater in Eureka.

You can view buildings designed by Reid & Reid in chronological order here, or use a link in the following table to visit a specific property.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Breeden House18942770 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2770Breeden House
Selfridge Houses18942601-2611 California StreetSan FranciscoCalifronia 2601Selfridge Houses
Weed House18961919 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 1919Weed House
Irwin Mansion (Destroyed by Fire)18982190 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2190Irwin Mansion (Destroyed by Fire)
Geneva Car Barn18992301 San Jose AvenueSan FranciscoSan Jose 2301Geneva Car Barn
Spreckels Temple of Music1899Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoGolden Gaye ParkSpreckels Temple of Music
Embassy Theater19051125 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 1125Embassy Theater
Fairmont Hotel1906950 Mason StreetSan FranciscoMason 0950Fairmont Hotel
Hale Brothers Department Store1907901 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0901Hale Brothers Department Store
Merritt Building1907612 Howard StreetSan FranciscoHoward 0612Merritt Building
Rapp Building1907121 Second StreetSan Francisco!Street 02 0121Rapp Building
David Hewes Building1908995 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0995David Hewes Building
Drexler Estate Building1908938-942 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0938Drexler Estate Building
Polo Grounds Stadium1908Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoGolden Gate ParkPolo Grounds Stadium
Rose Building1908216-220 Sutter StreetSan FranciscoSutter 0216Rose Building
Cliff House19091090 Point Lobos AvenueSan FranciscoPoint LobosCliff House
Murphy Windmill Keeper's House1909Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoGolden Gate ParkMurphy Windmill Keeper's House
California-Pacific Building1910105 Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoMontgomery 0105California-Pacific Building
Hale House191026 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio Terrace 0026Hale House
O'Connor-Moffat Building1910135 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0135O'Connor-Moffat Building
Colombo Building19131-21 Columbus AvenueSan FranciscoColumbus 0021Colombo Building
Call-Post Building191474 New Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoNew Montgomery 0074Call-Post Building
First Congregational Church1914432 Mason StreetSan FranciscoMason 0432First Congregational Church
New Mission Theater19162550 Mission StreetSan FranciscoMission 2550New Mission Theater
Royal Theater19161529 Polk StreetSan FranciscoPolk 1529Royal Theater
Theatre St. Francis1916333 Geary StreetSan FranciscoGeary 0333Theatre St. Francis
Residence19172646 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2646Residence
Colisuem Theater1918745 Clement StreetSan FranciscoClement 0745Colisuem Theater
Hotel Lankershim191955 Fifth StreetSan Francisco!Street 05 0055Hotel Lankershim
Sweasey Theater1920412 G StreetEureka!Street G 0412Sweasey Theater
Alexandria Theater19235400 Geary BoulevardSan FranciscoGeary 5400Alexandria Theater
Bullock & Jones Building1923340 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0340Bullock & Jones Building
Metro Theater19242055 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 2055Metro Theater
Roosevelt Theater19242781 24th StreetSan Francisco!Street 24 2781Roosevelt Theater
Balboa Theater19263630 Balboa StreetSan FranciscoBalboa 3630Balboa Theater
Harding Theater1926616 Divisadero StreetSan FranciscoDivisadero 0616Harding Theater
Avenue Theatre19272650 San Bruno AvenueSan FranciscoSan Bruno 2650Avenue Theatre
Co-Op Apartments19271100 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 1100Co-Op Apartments
Riviera Theatre1927562 Haight StreetSan FranciscoHaight 0562Riviera Theatre
Amazon Theater1928965 Geneva AvenueSan FranciscoGeneva 0965Amazon Theater
New Sequoia Theater19292211-2235 Broadway StreetRedwood CityBroadway 2211New Sequoia Theater
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