The American Craftsman style was inspired by the the British Arts and Crafts movement which began in the 1860s as a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. The Arts and Crafts movement emphasized handwork over mass production.
The American Arts and Crafts movement encouraged originality, simplicity of form, local natural materials and the visibility of handicraft.
In Southern California, the Pasadena-based firm Greene and Greene was the most renowned practitioner of the original American Craftsman Style. Their projects for Ultimate Bungalows include the Gamble House and Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena and the Thorsen House in Berkeley.
In Northern California, architects who designed Craftsman buildings include Bernard Maybeck, with his Swedenborgian Church, and Julia Morgan, who designed eleven buildings for Asilomar and six buildings for Mills College.In San Diego, architect David Owen Dryden designed and built many Craftsman California bungalows in the North Park district. The 1905 Marston House in Balboa Park was designed by local architects Irving Gill and William Hebbard. Frank Lloyd Wright founded the Prairie School which was an outgrowth of Craftsman aesthetics and Craftsman philosophy of quality home design for the middle class.
Distinctive features of the Craftsman style are:
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Calhoun House||1910||612 Northwest 5th Street||Grants Pass, OR||Street 05 NW 0612||Calhoun House|
|Cal-Vada Lodge Hotel||1935||State Route 28 and Stateline Road||Crystal Bay||028-10||Cal-Vada Lodge Hotel|
|Carnegie Library: Yolo||1918||200 Sacramento Street||Yolo||Sacramento 0200||Carnegie Library: Yolo|
|Cary House||1912||572 East First Street||Coquille, OR||Street 01||Cary House|
|Clemens House||1905||612 Northwest 3rd Street||Grants Pass, OR||Street 03 NW 0612||Clemens House|
|College Women's Club||1928||2680 Bancroft Way||Berkeley||Bancroft 2680||College Women's Club|
|Cranston-Geary House||1909||2101 G Street||Sacramento||Street G 2101||Cranston-Geary House|
|Ebell Club of Santa Paula||1917||125 South Seventh Street||Santa Paula||Street 07 0125||Ebell Club of Santa Paula|
|Engine Company No. 31||1908||1088 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 1088||Engine Company No. 31|
|Greene House||1925||3200 H Street||Sacramento||Street H 3200||Greene House|
|Hafer House||1905||426 West 6th Street||Medford, OR||Street 06 W 0426||Hafer House|
|Hostess House||1918||27 University Avenue||Palo Alto||University 0027||Hostess House|
|Joseph Leonard - Cecil F. Poole House||1911||90 Cedro Avenue||San Francisco||Cedro 0090||Joseph Leonard - Cecil F. Poole House|
|Nerdrum House||1912||955 South Fifth Street||Coos Bay, OR||Street 05 S||Nerdrum House|
|Pratt House||1909||1330 Foothill Road||Ojai||Foothill 1330||Pratt House|
|Reddy House||1910||122 Oregon Terrace||Medford, OR||Oregon||Reddy House|
|Root-Banks House||1915||11 North Peach Street||Medford||Peach N||Root-Banks House|
|Sheldon Jackson School||1911||104 College Drive||Sitka||College 0104||Sheldon Jackson School|
|Sun House||1911||431 South Main Street||Ukiah||Main S 0431||Sun House|
|Upson House||1902||937 Jones Street||Reno, NV||Jones 0937||Upson House|
|Willits Depot||1915||East Commercial Street||Willits||Commercial||Willits Depot|
|Residence||1901||2858 Vallejo Street||San Francisco||Vallejo 2858||Residence|
|O'Brien Family House||1867||1045 Green Street||San Francisco||Green 1045||O'Brien Family House|