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Finding Aid to the Bakewell & Brown Photograph Collection, 1897-1933
BANC PIC 2000.078  
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  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Bakewell & Brown photograph collection
    Date (inclusive): 1897-1933
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 2000.078
    Creators : Bakewell, John, 1872-1963

    Brown, Arthur, 1874-1957

    Bakewell & Brown, Architects (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 10 oversize folders, 2 albums (ca. 300 photographic prints and 30 drawings) Linear feet: approximately 2
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Bakewell & Brown photograph collection contains images of several major buildings designed by the architectural firm of Bakewell & Brown, including an album of construction progress photographs of Pasadena City Hall. Also pictured are some residences, including Bakewell's own residence, portraits of John Bakewell, and reproductions of John Bakewell's student drawings.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bakewell & Brown Photograph Collection, BANC PIC 2000.078, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Arthur Brown, Jr. papers, BANC MSS 81/142
    Arthur Brown, Jr. photograph collection, BANC PIC 1981.161
    The New City Hall, San Francisco, CA, 1915, BANC PIC 1905.12274 - ALB (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf38700828)  

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Architects--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works
    Architecture--California--20th century--Photographs
    Bakewell & Brown, Architects (San Francisco, Calif)--Pictorial works
    San Francisco City Hall--Pictorial works
    Pasadena City Hall--Pictorial works

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Bakewell & Brown photograph collection was transferred to The Bancroft Library by the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000, along with related material that was added to the Arthur Brown, Jr. papers (BANC MSS 81/142). This material was originally donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1973 by the heirs of John Bakewell, Jr.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2006.

    Biographical Information

    The architectural firm of Bakewell & Brown was formed in 1905 by John Bakewell, Jr and Arthur Brown, Jr in San Francisco, California. Bakewell and Brown had been students together at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1897-1901. Arthur Brown, Jr. acted as the design partner in the firm, while John Bakewell, Jr. handled the administrative and financial tasks.
    The firm thrived in its early years, largely as a result of the opportunities afforded architects in the rebuilding efforts after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Early architectural projects include Berkeley City Hall (1907), the interiors of the City of Paris department store (1908), and several residences in Oakland. In 1912, Bakewell & Brown won a major competition for the design of San Francisco City Hall. Completed in 1915, San Francisco City Hall remains the masterwork of Bakewell & Brown.
    Many significant commissions followed Bakewell & Brown's winning of the San Francisco City Hall competition. In 1913, the firm was hired as the design architect and master planner for Stanford University campus, positions they held until 1942. By 1915 Bakewell & Brown were responsible for the Palace of Horticulture at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco as well as the San Diego station for Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. In the following years, they designed the Green Library for Stanford University (1919), the Pacific Gas & Electric office building in San Francisco (1922-1926), Pasadena City Hall (1923-1928), Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco (1923-1928), and the California School of Fine Arts (1924-1928, now the San Francisco Art Institute).
    The firm of Bakewell & Brown dissolved in 1927, although the two former partners continued to collaborate on many later projects, most notably several buildings on the Stanford University campus.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Bakewell & Brown photograph collection contains images of several major buildings designed by the architectural firm of Bakewell & Brown, including an album of construction progress photographs of Pasadena City Hall. Also pictured are some residences, including Bakewell's own residence, portraits of John Bakewell, and reproductions of John Bakewell's student drawings.