T. Paterson Ross
Thomas Paterson Ross was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and immigrated to San Francisco in 1890.
After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Ross partnered with engineer A. W. Burgren. They designed a number of residential and commercial buildings throughout San Francisco.
His career was cut short in 1922. While inspecting construction of the Union League Club at 555 Post Street his skull was fractured by falling bricks. He survived and lived until 1957, but he was unable to work. He died on April 26, 1957 at the age of 84.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Alcazar Theater||1917||650 Geary Street||San Francisco||Geary 0650||Alcazar Theater|
|American Chicle Company||1907||191-197 Second Street||San Francisco||Second 0191||American Chicle Company|
|Apartment Building on Post||1906||711 Post Street||San Francisco||Post 0711||Apartment Building on Post|
|Apartment Building on Webster||1908||2313 Webster Street||San Francisco||Webster 2313||Apartment Building on Webster|
|Baldwin Hotel||1910||321 Grant Avenue||San Francisco||Grant 0321||Baldwin Hotel|
|Capo di Monte||1921||2111 Hyde Street||San Francisco||Hyde 2111||Capo di Monte|
|Chatham Apartments||1912||1750 Sacramento Street||San Francisco||Sacramento 1750||Chatham Apartments|
|Co-Op Apartment Building||1920||2222 Hyde Street||San Francisco||Hyde 2222||Co-Op Apartment Building|
|Donohoe Building||1908||201 Pine Street and 99 Battery Street||San Francisco||Pine 0201||Donohoe Building|
|Gebhardt House||1905||2825 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2825||Gebhardt House|
|Greenwich Terrace Co-Op Apartments||1912||1101 Greenwich Street||San Francisco||Greenwich 1101||Greenwich Terrace Co-Op Apartments|
|Residence on Arguello||1896||433 Arguello Street||San Francisco||Arguello 0433||Residence on Arguello|
|Residence on Broadway||1901||2368-2372 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2368||Residence on Broadway|
|Residence on Broadway||1908||2452 Broadway||San Francisco||Broadway 2452||Residence on Broadway|
|Residence on Chesnut||1904||1001 Chesnut Street||San Francisco||Chesnut 1001||Residence on Chesnut|
|Residence on Clay||1905||2209 Clay Street||San Francisco||Clay 2209||Residence on Clay|
|Residence on Clay||1904||2210 Clay Street||San Francisco||Clay 2210||Residence on Clay|
|Residence on Clay||1904||3110 Clay Street||San Francisco||Clay 3110||Residence on Clay|
|Residence on Divisadero||1904||2121 Divisadero Street||San Francisco||Divisadero 2121||Residence on Divisadero|
|Residence on Larkin||1901||2707 Larkin Street||San Francisco||Larkin 2707||Residence on Larkin|
|Residence on Presidio Terrace||1910||21 Presidio Terrace||San Francisco||Presidio Terrace||Residence on Presidio Terrace|
|Residence on Spruce||1897||210 Spruce Street||San Francisco||Spruce 210||Residence on Spruce|
|Residence on Spruce||1897||223 Spruce Street||San Francisco||Spruce 223||Residence on Spruce|
|Residence on Spruce||1897||316 Spruce Street||San Francisco||Spruce 316||Residence on Spruce|
|Residence on Vallejo||1909||2395 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 2395||Residence on Vallejo|
|Sing Chong||1908||615 Grant Avenue||San Francisco||Grant 0615||Sing Chong|
|Sing Fat||1907||555-597 Grant Avenue||San Francisco||Grant 0555||Sing Fat|
|Summit Co-Op Apartments||1914||2164 Hyde Street||San Francisco||Hyde 2164||Summit Co-Op Apartments|
|Union League Building||1922||555 Post Street||San Francisco||Post 0555||Union League Building|
|Union Terrace Co-Op Apartments||1920||1020 Union Street||San Francisco||Union 1020||Union Terrace Co-Op Apartments|
|United Sheet Metal Works||1910||579 Howard Street||San Francisco||Howard 579||United Sheet Metal Works|
This Georgian house was commissioned by Charles G. Gebhardt and built in 1905. The double lot has a fifty-foot street frontage.
Designed by Ross and Burgren, this steel-frame building has Renaissance/Baroque ornamentation. The top two stories were designed by architect Oscar Haupt and added to the building in 1912.
When we photographed the building in November 2019, it housed the Hotel 32One.
The Sing Fat Building and the Sing Chong Building, at the intersection of Grant Avenue and California Street, mark the entrance to pre-1906 Chinatown. Old St. Mary's Church is also at this intersection.
Ross was the first architect to design Chinese inspired buildings in Chinatown, a practice which became common after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
The white building up the hill on California Street is San Francisco Landmark 167.
Between 1900 and 1906, Ross often collaborated engineer Albert W. Burgren. After the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, they became partners.
Ross & Burgren designed this residence in 1909. It is obscured by Ficus microcarpa trees which can grow to a height of forty feet in San Francisco and are not deciduous.