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Architecture of California

16 September 2009

1874 – State Capitol, Sacramento, California

Architect: Reuben Clark & M.F. Butler Groundbreaking for the Capitol occurred December 4, 1860, but it took nearly 14 years and several administrations to complete the effort. Late in the year 1869 the...

17 September 2009

1878 – Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California

Architects: Lord & Burham The Conservatory of Flowers is an elaborate Victorian greenhouse with a central dome rising nearly 60 feet high and arch-shaped wings extending from it for an overall length of...

06 July 2011

1889 – All Saints Church, Pasadena, California

Architect: Ernest A. Coxhead Built in 1889, as the congregation grew, providing additional space became a priority. In 1923, the vestry and Rector, the Rev. Leslie Learned, commissioned the firm of Johnson, Kaufman...

05 July 2011

1907 – Hamburger Department Store, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Alfred Rosenheim Six-story, steel-frame Beaux Arts department store designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, built in 1907.

17 September 2009

1910 – San Francisco Cathedral, California

Architect: Cecil G. Hare

05 July 2011

1910- Second Church of Christ Scientist, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Alfred Rosenheim The Classical Revival building was designed by Alfred H. Rosenheim and opened 1910 in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. As illustrated it has a flatter dome than constructed....

17 September 2009

1915 – City Hall, San Francisco, California

Architects: Bakewell & Brown Built of gray California granite with blue and gold burnished ironwork, San Francisco City Hall was designed in a French Renaissance style. In plan it measures 408 by 285...

17 September 2009

1915 – Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

Architects: Bernard Maybeck On land originally belonging to the Presidio, the Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Today the site, which belongs to the City of...

16 September 2009

1927 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Meyer & Holler Built in 1927 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the Chinese was intended to be the world’s greatest theatre. From 1973 through 2001, the theater was known as...

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