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San Francisco Landmark #169: Campfire Girls Building 6 January 2004
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San Francisco Landmark #169
Campfire Girls Building
325 Arguello Boulevard Between California and Clement
Built 1929

The Campfire Girls Association Building, designed by Henry Gutterson, is a significant example of Bay Area Craftsman style architecture. The picturesque and irregular massing typify the style. Interior features reflect the quality of design. Redwood was used for trim, panelling and beams in the trussed cathedral vaults of the "central meeting hall".

Henry Gutterson was one of the second generation of Bay Area architects, successors to Bernard Maybeck, Ernest Coxhead, Willis Polk, and A. Page Brown. Contemporary with Julia Morgan, Gutterson was a student of Maybeck's at Berkeley. He collaborated with Maybeck on several works, including the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Berkeley. San Francisco's St. Francis Wood contains over thirty houses (as well as a number of fountains) designed by Gutterson.

Adapted from City Planning Commission Resolution 9953 dated February 23, 1984.

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