Classical Revival (1895-1950)

San Francisco Landmark 3: Bank of California Bank of California in San Francisco
Built 1906
Photographed 26 May 2003
San Francisco Landmarks 132 and 131: Savings Union Bank and Union Trust Bank Savings Union Bank (Emporio Armani)
Union Trust Bank (Wells Fargo Bank)
Both built in 1910 in San Francisco
Photographed 14 June 2008
San Francisco Landmark 167: Metropolitan Life Building Metropolitan Life Building in San Francisco
Built 1909-1953
Photographed 4 January 2004
National Register #82002180: Bank of Eureka Building Bank of Eureka Building
Built 1911
Photographed 7 July 2007
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The Classical Revival style, also known as Neoclassicism, is based on classical Greek and Roman orders. Classical Revival buildings share many characteristics with the earlier Greek Revival style popular in the first half of the 19th century.

The style is characterized by symmetrical buildings of grand proportions usually built in smooth or polished stone. Classical Revival façades are usually dominated by a full height porch with Ionic or Corinthian columns.

Distinctive features are:

  • Ionic portico
  • attic story
  • unenriched entablature
  • parapet
  • pilasters
  • smooth ashlar finish


Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Alameda High School19262200 Central AvenueAlamedaCentral 2200 Alameda High School
Alamo Ranchhouse188720205 South Virginia StreetSteamboat, NVVirginia S 20205Alamo Ranchhouse
Alford Drug Store1877409 Main Street FerndaleMain 0409Alford Drug Store
Alpine County Courthouse192814777 State Route 89 MarkleevilleSR 89-30Alpine County Courthouse
Arena Cove Coast Guard Captain's House1902Port RoadPoint ArenaPortArena Cove Coast Guard Captain's House
Asian Art Museum1916200 Larkin StreetSan FranciscoLarkin 0200Asian Art Museum
Atkins House18661055 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 1055Atkins House
Bank of California 1906400 California Street San FranciscoCalifornia 0400Bank of California
Bank of Eureka1911240 E Street Eureka Street EBank of Eureka
Bank of Loleta1910358 Main Street LoletaMain 0358Bank of Loleta
Bank of Los Banos1924836-848 6th Street Los Banos Street 06 0836Bank of Los Banos
Bank of Napa1923903 Main StreetNapaMain 0903Bank of Napa
Bank of Tracy1920801 Central Avenue TracyCentral 0801Bank of Tracy
Batto Building1912457 First Street WestSonoma0 Street 01 W 0457Batto Building
Bybee House1861883 Old Stage Road Jacksonville, OROld Stage 0883Bybee House
California Hall1905Sather Road and Campanile WayUC BerkeleySatherCalifornia Hall
California Memorial Stadium 1923Stadium Rim Way and Canyon Road UC BerkeleyStadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
California State Capitol Complex1860Capitol MallSacramentoCapitol MallCalifornia State Capitol Complex
Carnegie Library: Bayliss19177830 County Road 39 BaylissHighway 039Carnegie Library: Bayliss
Carnegie Library: Beaver (Utah)191750 West Center Street Beaver UTCenter W 0050Carnegie Library: Beaver (Utah)
Carnegie Library: Colusa1906260 Sixth Street Colusa Street 06 0260Carnegie Library: Colusa
Carnegie Library: Coos Bay, Oregon1914515 Market Street Coos Bay, OregonMarket 0515Carnegie Library: Coos Bay, Oregon
Carnegie Library: Eureka1902636 F Street Eureka Street F 636Carnegie Library: Eureka
Carnegie Library: Ferndale1910807 Main Street FerndaleMain 0807Carnegie Library: Ferndale
Carnegie Library: Garfield Park1915705 Woodrow Avenue Santa CruzWoodrow 0705Carnegie Library: Garfield Park
Carnegie Library: Gilroy1909195 Fifth Street Gilroy Street 05 0195Carnegie Library: Gilroy
Carnegie Library: Golden Gate Valley19181801 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 1901Carnegie Library: Golden Gate Valley
Carnegie Library: Grass Valley1905207 Mill StreetGrass ValleyMill 0207Carnegie Library: Grass Valley
Carnegie Library: Gridley1916519 Kentucky StreetGridleyKentucky 0519Carnegie Library: Gridley
Carnegie Library: Healdsburg1911221 Matheson StreetHealdsburgMatheson 0221Carnegie Library: Healdsburg
Carnegie Library: Lincoln1909590 Fifth Street Lincoln Street 05 0590Carnegie Library: Lincoln
Carnegie Library: Livermore19112155 3rd Street Livermore Street 03 2155Carnegie Library: Livermore
Carnegie Library: Lompoc1911200 South H StreetLompoc Street H S 0200Carnegie Library: Lompoc
Carnegie Library: Medford1911413 West Main StreetMedford, ORMain W 0413Carnegie Library: Medford
Carnegie Library: Noe Valley1916451 Jersey StreetSan FranciscoJersey 0251Carnegie Library: Noe Valley
Carnegie Library: Oakland Melrose Branch19164805 Foothill BoulevardOaklandFoothill 4805Carnegie Library: Oakland Melrose Branch
Carnegie Library: Orland1920333 Mill StreetOrlandMill 0333Carnegie Library: Orland
Carnegie Library: Oroville19121675 Montgomery Street OrovilleMontgomery 1675Carnegie Library: Oroville
Carnegie Library: Patterson1921355 West Las Palmas Avenue PattersonLas Palmas W 0355Carnegie Library: Patterson
Carnegie Library: Petaluma190620 4th Street Petaluma Street 04 0020Carnegie Library: Petaluma
Carnegie Library: Roseville1912557 North Lincoln StreetRosevilleLincoln N 0557Carnegie Library: Roseville
Carnegie Library: San Francisco Richmond Branch1914351 9th AvenueSan Francisco Avenue 09 0351Carnegie Library: San Francisco Richmond Branch
Carnegie Library: San Francisco Sunset Branch19181305 18th AvenueSan Francisco Avenue 18 1305Carnegie Library: San Francisco Sunset Branch
Carnegie Library: Turlock1916250 North Broadway TurlockBroadway N 0250Carnegie Library: Turlock
Carnegie Library: Willits191585 East Commercial Street WillitsCommercial E 0085Carnegie Library: Willits
Carnegie Library: Yreka1915412 West Miner StreetYrekaMiner W 0412Carnegie Library: Yreka
Carson City Public Buildings1921100 North Carson StreetCarson City NVCarson N 0100Carson City Public Buildings
Cliff House19091090 Point Lobos AvenueSan FranciscoPoint Lobos 1090Cliff House
College Women's Club19282680 Bancroft WayBerkeleyBancroft 2680 College Women's Club
Colver House1855150 Main Street Phoenix, ORMain 0150Colver House
Doe Library1911South Hall Drive and Campanile WayUC BerkeleySouth HallDoe Library
Douglas County Courthouse19151616 Eighth StreetMinden, NV Street 08 1616Douglas County Courthouse
Douglas County High School19151477 Highway 395Gardnerville, NVHighway 395 1477Douglas County High School
Duhring Building1892498 First Street EastSonoma0 Street 01 E 0496Duhring Building
Durant Hall1911Sather Road and Campanile WayUC BerkeleySatherDurant Hall
Einstein House1894584 Page StreetSan FranciscoPage 0584Einstein House
Enders Building1910250-300 East Main StreetAshlandMain E 0250Enders Building
Engine Company No. 331896117 Broad Street San FranciscoBroad 0117Engine Company No. 33
Farmers Bank of Carson Valley19181597 Esmeralda AvenueMinden, NVEsmeralda 1597Farmers Bank of Carson Valley
First Church of Christ, Scientist1939501 Riverside DriveRenoRiverside 0501First Church of Christ, Scientist
First National Bank19171026 1st StreetNapa0 Street 01 1026First National Bank
First Presbyterian Church19042001 Santa Clara Avenue AlamedaSanta Clara 2001First Presbyterian Church
Fugazi Bank Building19094 Columbus AvenueSan FranciscoColumbus 0004Fugazi Bank Building
Geary Theatre1910415 Geary StreetSan FranciscoGeary 0415Geary Theatre
George A. Bos Apartments19131050 Green StreetSan FranciscoGreen 1050George A. Bos Apartments
Gibson House1850512 Gibson Road WoodlandGibson 0512Gibson House
Groveland Hotel185018767 Main StreetGrovelandMain 18767Groveland Hotel
Hale Brothers Department Store 1912901 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0901Hale Brothers Department Store
Hanford IOOF Building1905108 East 8th Street Hanford Street 08 0108Hanford IOOF Building
Health Sciences Library 19122395 Sacramento StreetSan FranciscoSacramento 2395Health Sciences Library
Hearst Mining Building1907Hearst Mining CircleUC BerkeleyHearstHearst Mining Building
Hinds House1888529 Chestnut StreetSanta CruzChestnut 0529Hinds House
Humboldt County Courthouse1920West 5th and South Bridge StreetsWinnemucca NV Street 05 WHumboldt County Courthouse
Inyo County Courthouse1921168 North Edwards Street Independence Edwards NInyo County Courthouse
Jessie Street Substation1881220 Jessie StreetSan FranciscoJessie 0220Jessie Street Substation
Kings County Courthouse1896114 West 8th Street Hanford Street 08 W 0114Kings County Courthouse
Kraft Free Library1909909 Jefferson Street Red BluffJefferson 0909Kraft Free Library
LeConte Hall 1923South Drive and Oppenheimer WayUC BerkeleySouthLeConte Hall
Marshfield City Hall 1923375 West Central Avenue Coos Bay, OregonCentral W 0375Marshfield City Hall
Masonic Temple1898400 Front StreetWheatlandFront 0400Masonic Temple
McDonald Building 1904108 F Street Eureka Street F 108McDonald Building
Merchants National Bank19211015 7th StreetSacramento Street 07 1015Merchants National Bank
Metropole Hotel1903217 D StreetEureka Street D 0217Metropole Hotel
Metropolitan Life Building 1909600 Stockton Street San FranciscoStockton 0600Metropolitan Life Building
Minden Inn19161594 Esmeralda AvenueMinden, NVEsmeralda 1594Minden Inn
Modoc County Courthouse1914205 South East StreetAlturasSouth East 0205Modoc County Courthouse
Monterey County Jail1930142 West Alisal StreetSalinasWest Alisal 0142Monterey County Jail
Needs-Williams Building1904404 3rd StreetEureka Street 03 0404Needs-Williams Building
Nimitz House19001 Whiting Way Yerba Buena IslandWhiting 0001Nimitz House
Oakland Post Office and Federal Building1931201 13th StreetOakland Street 13 0201Oakland Post Office and Federal Building
Odd Fellows Lodge1914117 4th Street Gonzales0000 Street 04 0117Odd Fellows Lodge
Old Bank of America Building1925710 Main StreetRed BluffMain 0710Old Bank of America Building
Packard Library1905301 4th Street Marysville Street 04 0301Packard Library
Palace of Fine Arts19153301 Lyon StreetSan FranciscoLyon 3301Palace of Fine Arts
Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church South 1910508 Olive StreetSan DiegoOlive 0508Park Place Methodist Episcopal Church South
Paso Robles Carnegie Library1908City ParkPaso RoblesCity ParkPaso Robles Carnegie Library
Pershing County Courthouse1921400 Main StreetLovelockMain 0400Pershing County Courthouse
Petit Trianon1892De Anza College CampusCupertinoDe AnzaPetit Trianon
PG&E Substation J 1914565 Commercial StreetSan FranciscoCommercial 0565PG&E Substation J
Port Costa School1912Plaza El HambrePort CostaPlaza El HambrePort Costa School
Residence18852698 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPacific 2698Residence
Residence19042214 Clay StreetSan FranciscoClay 2214Residence
Rogue River Bridge1932Highway 101Gold Beach, ORHighway 101Rogue River Bridge
Rothschild Building1924465 10th StreetSan Francisco Street 10 0465Rothschild Building
Ruhstaller Building1899900 J StreetSacramento Street J 0900Ruhstaller Building
Sacramento Bank Building19143418 Broadway SacramentoBroadway 3418Sacramento Bank Building
Saint Anthony's Church1869700 Block of North Street PescaderoNorth 0700Saint Anthony's Church
San Francisco City Hall1916400 Van Ness AvenueSan FranciscoVan Ness 0400San Francisco City Hall
Shannon-Williamson Ranch1896Williamson Ranch Drive AntiochWilliamson RanchShannon-Williamson Ranch
Sonoma Carnegie Library1913453 1st Street EastSonoma0 Street 01 East 0453Sonoma Carnegie Library
Sonoma Grammar School1915276 East Napa StreetSonomaNapa E 0276Sonoma Grammar School
Southern Pacific Company Hospital19081400 Fell StreetSan FranciscoFell 1400Southern Pacific Company Hospital
Stansbury House1882307 West 5th StreetChico Street 05 W 0307Stansbury House
Tanforan Cottage1853214 and 220 Dolores StreetSan FranciscoDolores 0214Tanforan Cottage
Tonopah Main Post Office1941201 Main StreetTonopahMainTonopah Main Post Office
Union Trust Bank 1910744 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0744Union Trust Bank
Washoe County Courthouse1909117 South Virginia StreetReno, NVVirginia S 0117Washoe County Courthouse
Wheeler Hall1917Sather Road and Campanile WayUC BerkeleySatherWheeler Hall
Winters City Hall1916318 First Street Winters Street 01 0318Winters City Hall
Woman's Club of Lodi1923325 West Pine Street LodiPine W 0325Woman's Club of Lodi
Yerington Main Post Office193928 North Main Street Yerington, NVMain N 0028Yerington Main Post Office
Union Iron Works Powerhouse19171305 Marina Village ParkwayAlamedaMarina Village 1305Union Iron Works Powerhouse
Union Lumber Company Store1912305 North Main StreetFort BraggMain N 0305Union Lumber Company Store

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