Reid & Reid (1889-1932)

Rapp Building by Reid & Reid Rapp Building
Originally Drexler Estate Building
19 February 2012
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James W. Reid (1851-1943)
Merritt J. Reid (1855-1932)

The Canadian born Reid brothers, James and Merritt, 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.


Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Alexandria Theater19235400 Geary BoulevardSan FranciscoGeary 5400Alexandria Theater
Amazon Theater1928965 Geneva AvenueSan FranciscoGeneva 0965Amazon Theater
Avenue Theatre19272650 San Bruno AvenueSan FranciscoSan Bruno 2650Avenue Theatre
Balboa Theater19263630 Balboa StreetSan FranciscoBalboa 3630Balboa Theater
Breeden House18942770 BroadwaySan FranciscoBroadway 2770Breeden House
Bullock & Jones Building1923340 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0340Bullock & Jones Building
California-Pacific Building1910105 Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoMontgomery 0105California-Pacific Building
Call-Post Building191474 New Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoNew Montgomery 0074Call-Post Building
Cliff House19091090 Point Lobos AvenueSan FranciscoPoint LobosCliff House
Colisuem Theater1918745 Clement StreetSan FranciscoClement 0745Colisuem Theater
Colombo Building19131-21 Columbus AvenueSan FranciscoColumbus 0021Colombo Building
Co-Op Apartments19271100 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 1100Co-Op Apartments
David Hewes Building1908995 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0995David Hewes Building
Drexler & Preston Estates Building1910117-129 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0117Drexler & Preston Estates Building
Drexler Estate Building1908938-942 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0938Drexler Estate Building
Fairmont Hotel1906950 Mason StreetSan FranciscoMason 0950Fairmont Hotel
First Congregational Church1914432 Mason StreetSan FranciscoMason 0432First Congregational Church
Geneva Car Barn18992301 San Jose AvenueSan FranciscoSan Jose 2301Geneva Car Barn
Hale Brothers Department Store1907901 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0901Hale Brothers Department Store
Hale House191026 Presidio TerraceSan FranciscoPresidio Terrace 0026Hale House
Harding Theater1926616 Divisadero StreetSan FranciscoDivisadero 0616Harding Theater
Hotel Lankershim191955 Fifth StreetSan Francisco Street 05 0055Hotel Lankershim
Irwin Mansion 18982190 Washington StreetSan FranciscoWashington 2190Irwin Mansion
Merritt Building1907612 Howard StreetSan FranciscoHoward 0612Merritt Building
Metro Theater19242055 Union StreetSan FranciscoUnion 2055Metro Theater
Murphy Windmill Keeper's House1909Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoGolden Gate ParkMurphy Windmill Keeper's House
New Mission Theater19162550 Mission StreetSan FranciscoMission 2550New Mission Theater
New Sequoia Theater Building19292211-2235 Broadway StreetRedwood CityBroadway 2211New Sequoia Theater Building
Polo Grounds Stadium1908Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoGolden Gate ParkPolo Grounds Stadium
Rapp Building1907121 Second StreetSan Francisco Street 02 0121Rapp Building
Residence19172646 Vallejo StreetSan FranciscoVallejo 2646Residence
Riviera Theatre1927562 Haight StreetSan FranciscoHaight 0562Riviera Theatre
Roosevelt Theater19242781 24th StreetSan Francisco Street 24 2781Roosevelt Theater
Rose Building / W. & J. Sloane Co.1908216-220 Sutter StreetSan FranciscoSutter 0216Rose Building / W. & J. Sloane Co.
Royal Theater19161529 Polk StreetSan FranciscoPolk 1529Royal Theater
Selfridge Houses18942601-2611 California StreetSan FranciscoCalifronia 2601Selfridge Houses
Sweasey Theater1920412 G StreetEureka Street G 0412Sweasey Theater
Theatre St. Francis1916333 Geary StreetSan FranciscoGeary 0333Theatre St. Francis
Weed House18961919 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 1919Weed House

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