Finding Aid to the Bakewell & Brown Photograph Collection, 1897-1933

Finding Aid written by Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, February 2007
Funding for processing this collection was provided by The Getty Foundation
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
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Finding Aid to the Bakewell & Brown Photograph Collection, 1897-1933

Collection Number: BANC PIC 2000.078

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California Funding for processing this collection was provided by The Getty Foundation
Finding Aid Written By:
Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, February 2007
Date Completed:
September 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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.

Container List

Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 1

Portraits [circa 1914]

Physical Description: 2 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Small photo: JBJr, ABJr, John Baur, JL Bourgeois, Large photo: JBJr & ABJr.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 2

Pasadena City Hall [circa 1927]

Physical Description: 39 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

Small photo: JBJr, ABJr, John Baur, JL Bourgeois, Large photo: JBJr & ABJr.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 3

San Francisco City Hall [circa 1913-1927]

Physical Description: 9 photos.

Scope and Content Note

B&W photoprints and cyanotypes (interior & exterior); construction photos, publicity photos; some G Moulin 1927, 1 print War Memorial: perspective view of memorial court, 1923.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 4

San Francisco City Hall, ground breaking ceremony 1913

Physical Description: 13 photos.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 5

San Diego Railroad Station [1915]

Physical Description: 8 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

Interior and exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 6

Stanford University undated

Physical Description: 8 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

Cyanotypes: 1927. B&W photos: Green Library, Old Union, gymnasium, pre-1906 campus view (main quad).
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 7

PG&E Building undated

Physical Description: 5 photos.

Scope and Content Note

B&W and cyanotypes, exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 8

Temple Emanu-El [circa 1925]

Physical Description: 9 photos, 4 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

B&W and cyanotypes, interior & exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 9

Calif. School of Fine Arts undated

Physical Description: 3 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Exterior & table for library.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 10

Burlingame Country Club undated

Physical Description: 2 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

Interior and exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 11

Berkeley City Hall undated

Physical Description: 2 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

Sheet 10 & perspective.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 12

New Ferry Depot Office, Wells Fargo & Co Express, San Francisco, Calif. circa 1905

Physical Description: 1 photo.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified photo. Title derived from lettering on building.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 13

St. Joseph's Hospital

Physical Description: 1 photo.

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 14

Clark Residence

Physical Description: 2 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Cyanotypes. Labeled incorrectly as location "Carmel" - house is in Pebble Beach. Exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 15

Lent Residence, Woodside

Physical Description: 4 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 16

Filoli

Physical Description: 2 photos, 1 negative.

Scope and Content Note

Under construction (+ negative) & garage (cyanotype).
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 17

Redlands Railroad

Physical Description: 10 photos.

Scope and Content Note

All construction photos.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 18

Bakewell House

Physical Description: 5 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Gardens & views of San Francisco from house, by Moulin.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 19

Unidentified residences

Physical Description: 6 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified residence (1), interior -- Unidentified residence (2), exterior (x 2) -- Unidentified residence (3), exterior -- Unidentified residence (4), exterior -- Unidentified residence (5), exterior -- Unidentified residence (6), exterior -- Unidentified residence (7), exterior (x 2) -- Unidentified residence (8), exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 20

Various residences

Physical Description: 14 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Walter Arnstein Residence, exterior -- A.S. MacDonald Residence, exterior -- Robert W. Miller Residence, exterior -- Pope, George Residence, exterior (x 4) -- VanAntwerp (Fagan) Residence, interior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 21

Various buildings

Physical Description: 3 photos, 2 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

Lane Hospital drawing -- Olympic Club (Post & Mason), exterior -- San Francisco Architectural Club atelier, drawing; "A Federal Building for a Small Town" -- Puerto Rico Capitol competition drawing -- California Building at San Diego Panama-California Exposition by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, exterior.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 22

Miscellaneous projects

Physical Description: 10 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Raphael Weill Memorial (at Legion of Honor) -- City of Paris Decorative Studios (5 small cards) -- Trinity Church, David McClure sculpted pulpit -- PPIE: Horticulture, model of sculptural detail (arched with 5 figures, central female figure with wheat) -- Garber, John Memorial -- Piedmont Heights, entrance gates/pylons.
Location: 2000.078--PIC, Folder 23

Duplicates

Physical Description: 20 photos.
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 1

Mills College dormitory 1917

Physical Description: 2 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

First & second floor plans.
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 2

San Francisco City Hall

Physical Description: 2 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

Ground plan, Polk Street elevation (cyanotype).
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 3

Stanford University: general plan, drawing 1920

Physical Description: 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

"Plan of existing and proposed new buildings".
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 4

Portraits 1915

Physical Description: 2 photos.

Scope and Content Note

Jean Louis Bourgeois -- McKim, Mead & White (etching).
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 5

Disbound album #3

Physical Description: 24 photos, 14 drawings.

Scope and Content Note

14 Ecole drawings of John Bakewell (Eleve du M. Paulin) and other Ecole students. 24 photos: reference images of Italy and France.
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 6

Disbound album #4

Physical Description: 8 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

1 Ecole drawing. 8 photos: reference images of Italy and France.
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 7

Disbound album #4

Physical Description: 12 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

1 portrait of John Bakewell -- 1 drawing (cyanotype) Christopher Columbus memorial lighthouse competition -- 6 photos of Guadalajara (St. Monica) -- 1 photo view of [Bakewell Residence] and Art Institute -- 2 photos Bakewell Residence exterior (front & rear views) -- 1 photo Clark Residence in Pebble Beach -- 1 photo of mural "Carpenter".
Location: 2000.078--AX, Folder 8

Disbound album #4

Scope and Content Note

1 portrait of John Bakewell (older) -- 1 group photo of Red Cross/Army unit in front of "College of Fine and Applied Arts: Department of Architecture" John Bakewell is 5th from right in 2nd row -- 1 drawing of John Bakewell portrait -- 1 posed group photo with Arthur Brown, Jr, John Bakewell and 4 others at "The Chutes, San Francisco" -- 1 photo of man skiing -- 2 photos of [Diego Rivera] murals in process -- 1 photo PPIE: Horticulture -- 1 photo Bakewell Residence (1933) -- 1 photo [view from Bakewell Residence] (1933) -- 2 prints "St. Gilles-du-Gard" -- 1 photo "Guanajuato window next Valenciana"[?] -- 1 Ecole drawing of H.W. Corbett, Eleve du Pascal.
Location: 2000.078--B, Folder 1

Student work: Campanile

Location: 2000.078--B, Folder 2

Student work: Episcopal Throne

Location: 2000.078 v.1--ALB

Pasadena City Hall 1926-1927

Physical Description: 34 photos, 1 drawing.

Scope and Content Note

Orndorff Construction Co, General Contractors. Bi-weekly construction photos Jan 26, 1926 - Apr 11, 1927.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

City of Paris [Department Store]

Scope and Content Note

Interior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

City of Paris [Department Store]

Scope and Content Note

Interior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Berkeley City Hall

Scope and Content Note

Under construction.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

McKee Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior, front.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

McKee Residence

Scope and Content Note

Interior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

McKee Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior, rear.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Hammer, George Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Hammer, George Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

[Hammer, George Residence]

Scope and Content Note

Interior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Bank building competition, Oakland

Scope and Content Note

Drawing.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Selfridge Memorial Plaque 1908

Scope and Content Note

Model.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Selfridge Memorial Plaque 1908

Scope and Content Note

Model.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Unidentified residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior, brown shingle with brick terrace.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Martens, F.C. Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.
Location: 2000.078 v.2--fALB

Martens, F.C. Residence

Scope and Content Note

Exterior.