Beaux Arts (1890-1920)

National Register #71000188: United States Post Office and Courthouse United States Post Office and Courthouse
Built 1893-1905
Photographed 5 March 2004
San Francisco Landmark #113: San Francisco Mining Exchange
Beaux Art Mining Exchange
Built 1923
1927 Neo-Gothic Russ Building
Built 1927
Photographed 14 June 2003
San Francisco Landmark 115: Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Library
Built 1927
Photographed 8 February 2009
National Register #84001184: Chambord Apartments on Nob Hill Chambord Apartments
Built 1921
Photographed 26 June 2010
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The Beaux Arts style was taught at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The school taught academic design which emphasized composition and symmetry based on Greek and Roman models.

Many prominent American architects studied at this institution, including architects who later worked in the Bay Area. Among them were Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, John Bakewell, Arthur Brown, John Reid, Jr., Albert Pissis, Gustave Lansburgh, George Kelham, and George Applegarth.

Distinctive Beaux Arts features are:

  • central pavilion
  • monumental paired columns
  • balustrade
  • enriched cornice
  • statuary, caryatids and atlantes
  • attic story and rusticated basement


Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Asian Art Museum1916200 Larkin StreetSan FranciscoLarkin 0200Asian Art Museum
Bank of Guerneville192116290 River RoadGuernevilleRiver 16290 RiverBank of Guerneville
Berkeley City Hall19082134 Grove StreetBerkeleyGrove 2134Berkeley City Hall
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium191599 Grove StreetSan FranciscoGrove 099Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Borel and Company 1908440 Montgomery StreetSan FranciscoMontgomery 0440Borel and Company
BPOE Lodge No. 11681915202 North Central Avenue MedfordCentral N 0202BPOE Lodge No. 1168
Building at 735 Market Street 1908735 Market Street San FranciscoMarket 0735Building at 735 Market Street
Central Embarcadero Piers1918The Embarcadero at Market StreetSan FranciscoEmbarcaderoCentral Embarcadero Piers
Chambord Apartments19221298 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 1298Chambord Apartments
City of Paris Building1896Geary and Stockton StreetsSan FranciscoGeary 0200City of Paris Building
Engine Company No. 21909460 Bush StreetSan FranciscoBush 0460Engine Company No. 2
Federal Reserve Bank 1924400 Sansome StreetSan FranciscoSansome 0400Federal Reserve Bank
Gaughran House19002731-2735 Folsom StreetSan FranciscoFolsom 2731Gaughran House
Gold Hill High School 1911806 6th Avenue Gold Hill. OR Avenue 06 0806Gold Hill High School
Greek Orthodox Church19209th and Castro StreetsOakland Street 09 CastroGreek Orthodox Church
Klamath Falls City Hall1914226 South 5th StreetKlamath Falls, OR Street 06 S 0226Klamath Falls City Hall
Krotoszyner Medical Offices and House1912995-999 Sutter StreetSan FranciscoSutter 0995Krotoszyner Medical Offices and House
Lyon County Courthouse191131 South Main Street Yerington, NVMain S 0031Lyon County Courthouse
Mechanics Institute 190957-65 Post StreetSan FranciscoPost 0057Mechanics Institute
Oakland Public Library1902659 14th StreetOakland Street 14 0659Oakland Public Library
Pacific Gas and Electric General Office Building1923245 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0245Pacific Gas and Electric General Office Building
Pacific Telephone Exchange Building1904827 Hyde StreetSan FranciscoHyde 0827Pacific Telephone Exchange Building
Palace of Fine Arts19153301 Lyon StreetSan FranciscoLyon 3301Palace of Fine Arts
Petaluma Opera House1901145 Kentucky Street PetalumaKentucky 0145Petaluma Opera House
Phi Delta Theta Chapter House 19142717 Hearst AvenueBerkeleyHearst 2717Phi Delta Theta Chapter House
Reno National Bank1915204 North Virginia StreetReno, NVVirginia N 0204Reno National Bank
Sacramento Hall of Justice1917813 6th Street Sacramento Street 06 0813Sacramento Hall of Justice
Salt Lake City Public Library 190515 South State StSalt Lake CityState 0015Salt Lake City Public Library
San Francisco Mining Exchange 1923350 Bush StreetSan FranciscoBush 0350San Francisco Mining Exchange
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle House19212151 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 2151Sir Arthur Conan Doyle House
Southern Pacific Hospital 19081400 Fell StreetSan FranciscoFell 1400Southern Pacific Hospital
St. Regis Apartments19081925 Gough StreetSan FranciscoGough 1925St. Regis Apartments
Sweasey Theater1920412 G StreetEureka Street G 0412Sweasey Theater
United States Post Office and Courthouse 19057th and Mission StreetsSan Francisco Street 07United States Post Office and Courthouse
West Side Bank191047 West 6th StreetTracy Street 06 W 0047West Side Bank
Belgravia Apartmants1912795 Sutter SrtreetSan FranciscoSutter 0795Belgravia Apartmants

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