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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Project Index
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William G. Merchant / Hans U. Gerson collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1897-1993
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1930-1967)
    Collection number: 2001-15
    Creator: Merchant, William Gladstone (1889-1962), Gerson, Hans U. (1915-2000)
    Extent: 19 boxes, 5 flat boxes, 1 card file, 6 flat file drawers, 25 framed drawings, 38 tubes.
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California
    Abstract: This collection, which spans the years 1897-1993 (bulk 1930-1967), consists of records, drawings, specifications and photographs relating to the architectural careers of William G. Merchant and Hans U. Gerson. It contains primarily records of the architectural firms William G. Merchant, AIA and William G. Merchant & Associates with some additional records of Bernard Maybeck and the firm Gerson/Overstreet.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William G. Merchant / Hans U. Gerson Collection, (2001-15), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was acquired in 2001.

    Access Points

    Architecture -- California.
    Architects -- California.
    Maybeck, Bernard R.
    Merchant, William G.
    Online Archive of California

    Biographical Notes

    William G. Merchant (1889-1962)
    William Gladstone Merchant, born in California in 1889, was educated at the Wilmerding School of Industrial Arts in San Francisco, CA, graduating in 1909. In 1912, he supplemented his education with private classes in engineering. Merchant worked briefly for John Galen Howard in 1909, and between 1909 and 1911, Merchant worked in the offices of [Charles] Wittlesay and William Woolett. From 1911 to 1914, Merchant worked for Bernard Maybeck on the Palace of Fine Arts for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Merchant was also the designer in charge of exhibits at the Palace of Fine Arts. Merchant obtained his architectural license in 1918, and from 1917 to 1928 worked in the office of George W. Kelham. While in Kelham's office, Merchant worked as the associate architect for the Medico-Dental building in San Francisco. Merchant then spent a year traveling in Europe in 1929, after which he returned to San Francisco to open his own firm in 1930.
    Between 1932-1939, Merchant was the consulting architect for the San Francisco Recreation Commission. In this position, he worked as architect for the development and reconstruction of 28 San Francisco playgrounds. Also, in the years 1935-1937, Merchant worked on a number of residences with the firm Maybeck and White. From 1935-1939, Merchant served on the Architectural Commission for the Golden Gate International Exposition. For the Exposition, Merchant designed the Pacific House, the Temples of the East, the California Recreation Building, the Redwood Empire Building in association with Bernard Maybeck, as well as several other small buildings.
    Beginning in 1943, Merchant served as the architect for the World Trade Center. Due to lack of funds, Merchant's 1951 plan for a complex of buildings at the foot of Market Street was abandoned. Instead, the World Trade Center was incorporated into the North Wing of the existing Ferry Building. In 1946, Merchant expanded his practice as William G. Merchant & Associates. This firm completed projects for, among others, the Sailors Union of the Pacific, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco State College and continued work for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept.
    In 1960 the firm was granted the commission to rehabilitate the crumbling Palace of Fine Arts Building, but sadly Merchant passed away just two years into the project in 1962.
    Hans U. Gerson (1915-2000)
    Hans U. Gerson was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1915. His father, Oskar Gerson, was a well-known German architect. In 1934, when the Hitler regime came to power in Germany, Gerson fled to England. He received his architectural education at the Royal West of England Academy School of Architecture, Bristol, and the Architectural Association in London from where he graduated in 1939. He became a registered architect in England in 1940 and worked there in several architects' offices until he immigrated to California in 1946. He worked in various architectural firms in the Bay area from 1946 to 1948, becoming a registered architect in California in 1947. In 1949, Gerson joined the firm of William G. Merchant & Associates, and in 1951, Gerson became a U.S. citizen.
    When Merchant died in 1962, Gerson took over the firm William G. Merchant & Associates and practiced alone - sometimes under the firm name William G. Merchant & Associates and sometimes just as Hans U. Gerson, Architect - until he was joined by Harry Overstreet in 1968. At this time, they formed the firm Gerson/Overstreet with whom Gerson practiced until he retired in 1985. Following his retirement, Gerson functioned as a consultant to the firm until his death in 2000.

    Note

    Sources:

    • "William G. Merchant Dies at 72," San Francisco Chronicle , February 27, 1962.
    • Biographical Record compiled by the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, California.
    • Woodbridge, Sally. "Visions of Renewal and Growth: 1945 to Present" in Visionary San Francisco, Paolo Polledri, ed. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 1990.

    Scope and Contents Note

    This collection, which spans the years 1897-1993 (bulk 1930-1967), consists of records, drawings, specifications and photographs relating to the architectural careers of William G. Merchant and Hans U. Gerson. It contains primarily records of the architectural firms William G. Merchant, AIA and William G. Merchant & Associates with some additional records of Bernard Maybeck and the firm Gerson/Overstreet. The collection is organized into eight series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, Maybeck Projects, Palace of Fine Arts, World Trade Center, and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept. Within these series original order has been maintained wherever it is evident.
    The personal papers contain biographical information on and portraits of William G. Merchant and Bernard Maybeck, a small amount of correspondence between Merchant and Maybeck, student drawings done by Gerson while at the Architectural Association, and records of Gerson's involvement with the Ashland Chamber Music Workshop.
    The professional papers consist primarily of writings by Hans Gerson as well as records pertaining to Gerson's membership in the Berkeley, CA Civic Art Commission.
    The office records contain administrative and financial records from the firms William G. Merchant & Associates and Gerson/Overstreet as well as brochure materials for Hans Gerson and Gerson/Overstreet.
    The project records include files, specifications, photographs and drawings of residential, commercial and public commissions from the architectural careers of William G. Merchant and Hans U. Gerson. Projects in this series include the Acme Brewing Company, Bernal Dwellings Housing Project, various projects from the Golden Gate International Exposition and watercolors for the San Francisco Opera Fol de Rol.
    The fifth series is a small collection of primarily photographs of projects completed by Bernard Maybeck including Wyntoon Castle for Phoebe and William Randolph Hearst and Principia College. This series does not include Maybeck's work on the original Palace of Fine Arts Building; these files are located in the next series. This series also contains one rendering of the Lagunitas Country Club by architect John White.
    The sixth series contains primarily files, photographs, and specifications for the rehabilitation of the Palace of Fine Arts. In addition, there are a few files, drawings, and photographs of the original 1915 building as well as some files and drawings for small additional projects to the Palace and files pertaining to the Exploratorium conversion. There is also a large number of clippings from newspapers and magazines pertaining to the rehabilitation project.
    The seventh series contains files, drawings and specifications for the proposed plan of the World Trade Center in San Francisco.
    The final series contains files, drawings, and photographs of various projects for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. This includes a number of small city parks, McLaren Park, Camp Mather, and the Junior Museum.

    Project Index

    The following is a list of architectural projects from the Merchant/Gerson Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project, as well as shelf location and microfilming status, download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/gerson.xls . For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
    The project list below, derived from the Project Index, is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

    Project/Client Name (location, date, project type) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

    • * Acme Brewing Company ( San Francisco , CA ; 1940 ; industrial ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Acme Brewing Company: Bottling Plant ( San Francisco , CA ; 1940 ; industrial ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Ms, Ph]
    • * Acme Brewing Company: Hop Ranch ( unknown ; 1945 ; agricultural ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Adams, William F. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Amorocho, J. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1961 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Angress, H (Straus, W.), addition ( Marshall , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Anthony, Earle C. ( Los Angeles , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Anthony, Earle C. (Packard Dealership) ( Oakland , CA ; 1928 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Apartments for the Elderly [see Schmerl, E.F.]
    • * Aptos Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Argonne Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept.]
    • * Arts Center Competition [see University of California]
    • * Ashby Station Development ( Berkeley , CA ; 1970 ; transporation ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Dr]
    • * Auerbach, J.H. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Baer, Carl ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Bank of Canton ( San Francisco , CA ; 1937 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr, Ph]
    • * Bayview Hunters Point Urban Design Study ( San Francisco , CA ; 1971 ; planning ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Beatty, addition ( Berkeley , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Bender, Richard [see Hogan, Claude]
    • * Berkeley City Hall, remodel ( Berkeley , CA ; 1964-1965 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Berkeley Unified School District ( Berkeley , CA ; 1974-1979 ; educational ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * Bernal Dwellings Housing Project ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Bohemian Grove Clubhouse ( Monte Rio , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Breisacher Wheeler Advertising ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commerical ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) ; Photographer: Romain; Fein, P. [Ph]
    • * Burnett Recration Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Burnham, J.P. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Byxbee Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * California Medical Association ( San Francisco , CA ; 1966 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms]
    • * California School of Mechanical Arts [see Lick Wilmerding School]
    • * Callahan, A. J. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Calonico (Hanover Apartments) ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Calonico (Lake Center Apartments) ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Camp Mather [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Campbell Village [see Oakland Housing Authority]
    • * Canberra Competition Plan ( Canberra , Australia ; 1911 ; planning ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Canteen (in North England) ( England ; 1944 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Sheppard, R. & Shufflebotham, J. (architects) [Ms]
    • * Carmel Library ( Carmel , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Cayuga Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Chaikoff, I.L. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950, 1954 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Chaikoff, I.L., cabin, addition ( Strawberry , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Chinese Gate ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; cultural ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Chinese Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Clarke, R.A. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1937 ; residential ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Condliffe, J.B. ( Kensington , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Corona Heights [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Cotton, Alfred ( Oakland , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Crocker Amazon Baseball Fields [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department] ( , ; ; )
    • * Davidson, Milton ( San Francisco , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Design Workshops, alterations & additions ( San Francisco , CA ; 1985 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Design: California Map Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ; cultural ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr]
    • * Design: China Beach buildings ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Design: home in Northern California ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Design: Medical Clinic ( London , England ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Design: restaurant (in Golden Gate Park) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1966 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Design: motel ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Design: office building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * El Dorado House [see Peggy Perkins]
    • * Fairfield Aviation Factory, expansion ( Watford , England ; 1940 ; industrial ) Collaborator: Sheppard, R & Shufflebotham, J (architect) [Dr]
    • * Fairmont Hospital: Master Plan ( San Leandro , CA ; 1982 ; medical ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Fellum, R., Rentable Factory ( unknown ; 1947 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Ferry Building [see World Trade Center, remodel]
    • * Fol de Rol [see San Francisco Opera Association]
    • * Fremont Civic Center Competition ( Fremont , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Garden Club of St. Francis Wood, pool & bird bath ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) & Kent, Thomas [Dr]
    • * Garfield Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Gerson, Hans U. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Gerson, Hellmut E ( Kensington , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) ; Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Glen Alpine Springs ( Lake Tahoe , CA ; 1920-1928 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Glen Park [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Golden Gate International Exposition (GGIE): Homes & Housing & Recreation ( San Francisco , CA ; 1936 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * GGIE: Pacific Theme Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1938 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * GGIE: Plan of Exposition ( San Francisco , CA ; 1936 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * GGIE: Recreation Exposition ( San Francisco , CA ; 1939 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * GGIE: Temple of Youth ( San Francisco , CA ; 1937 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * GGIE: Temples of the East ( San Francisco , CA ; 1938 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Ms, Ph]
    • * Grattan Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Haber, R. ( Kensington , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Hale Bros. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1947 ; commerical ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) ; Photographer: Leiter Studio [Dr, Ph]
    • * Hall, Laura ( Berkeley , CA ; 1897 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Hamilton Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Hanover Apartments [see Calonico]
    • * Hanvey, Howard C. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1935 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Hearst, Phoebe & William Randolph (Wyntoon) ( Siskiyou Co. , CA ; 1902-1903 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Helzel, Leo ( Oakland , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Hogan, Claude H. (Bender, Richard) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Home for Jewish Parents, addition ( Oakland , CA ; 1965 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * House of Hoo-Hoo [see Panama Pacific International Exposition]
    • * Huntley, Fred ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Jicwood Prefabricated House ( Weybridge , England ; 1944 ; residential ) Collaborator: Chitty, A.M & Sheppard, R. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Johnson, Walter ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Jorgensen Steel Co., addition ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; industrial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Junior Museum [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Kuskov House, reconstruction ( Fort Ross , CA ; 1978 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * Lagunitas Country Club ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: White, John (architect) [Dr]
    • * Lake Center Apartments [see Calonico]
    • * Lakeside Restaurant ( London , England ; 1937 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Larsen Park Swimming Pool [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Lawndale [see Masonic Cemetery Association]
    • * Lick Wilmerding School (California School of Mechanical Arts) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; educational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Maund, Jr., W. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Lockwood Gardens [see Oakland Housing Authority]
    • * Longfellow Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Los Gatos Civic Center Competition ( Los Gatos , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Lumbermen's Building [see Panama Pacific International Exposition]
    • * Mariposa County Courthouse & Office Building, addition ( Mariposa , CA ; 1955 ; governmental ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Masonic Cemetery Association (Woodlawn Memorial Park) ( Colma , CA ; 1934 ; funerary ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Masonic Cemetery Association (Woodlawn Memorial Park), addition ( Colma , CA ; 1950 ; funerary ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * McLaren Park [see San Francisco Recreation & Deparment]
    • * Mechanics Institute Library ( San Francisco , CA ; 1963-1971 ; educational ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Meyer, Fred, chairs ( 1967 ; furnishings ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Meyer, Fred, dressing table ( 1969 ; furnishings ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * Miley Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Miraloma Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * miscellaneous drawings ( n.d. ) Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Mission Substation [see Pacific Gas & Electric]
    • * Morro Bay Power Station [see Pacific Gas & Electric]
    • * Murphy Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Nathan, addition ( Berkeley , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Newhall, G. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1904 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. & White, J. (architects) [Ph]
    • * North Beach Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Nystrom Village [see Richmond Housing Authority]
    • * Oakland Housing Authority: Office Building ( Oakland , CA ; 1968 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Oakland Housing Authority: Peralta Village, Campbell Village, Lockwood Gardens, modernization ( Oakland , CA ; 1970 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * Oakland Library Competition ( Oakland , CA ; c.1901 ; educational ) Collaborator: [Maybeck, B.] (architect) [Dr]
    • * Ocean View Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Pacific Gas & Electric: Mission Office Bldg., remodel ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Baer, M. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Pacific Gas & Electric: Mission Substation ( San Francisco , CA ; 1948 ; industrial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Stone & Steccati [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Pacific Gas & Electric: Morro Bay Power Station ( Morro Bay , CA ; 1955 ; industrial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Jones, P. [Ms, Ph]
    • * Pacific Telephone & Telegraph: Auditorium, remodel ( San Francisco , CA ; 1964 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Pacific Theme Building [see Golden Gate International Exposition]
    • * Packard Dealership [see Anthony, Earle C.]
    • * Palace of Fine Arts [see Panama Pacific International Exposition]
    • * Panama Pacific Intenational Exposition (PPIE): Lumbermen's Building and House of Hoo-Hoo ( San Francisco , CA ; 1915 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE): Palace of Fine Arts ( San Francisco , CA ; 1913-1915 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE): Palace of Fine Arts: Rehabilitation & Conversion ( San Francisco , CA ; 1961-1967 ; exposition ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect); Welton Becket & Assoc (architects & engineers) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Panama Pacific International Exposition: Palace of Fine Arts: Exploratorium and various projects ( San Francisco , CA ; 1967-1993 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U.; Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Peralta Village [see Oakland Housing Authority]
    • * Perkins, Peggy (El Dorado) ( Oakland , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Phelan Beach Recreation Building [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Pine Lake Recreation Area [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Port of Oakland: Maintenance & Repair Building, Office Building ( Oakland , CA ; 1985 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * Portrero Hill Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Presidio Heights Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Principia College ( St. Louis , MO ; 1930-1935 ; educational ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Redding Airport ( Redding , CA ; 1944 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Richmond Housing Authority (Nystrom Village Modernization) ( Richmond , CA ; 1986 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Richmond Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Rosenfeld, Mrs. C, remodel ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Rossi [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Deparment]
    • * Sailors Union of the Pacific ( San Francisco , CA ; 1947 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr, Ph]
    • * Sailors Union of the Pacific: Apartment Bldg. (unbuilt) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Diego Educational & Cultural Center ( San Diego , CA ; 1978 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * San Francisco International Airport ( San Francisco , CA ; 1986 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ms]
    • * San Francisco Medical Society ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954 ; commerical ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Jones, P. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Opera Association: Fol de Rol ( San Francisco , CA ; 1946-1960 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department ( San Francisco , CA ; 1948 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Glen Park ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Aptos Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Argonne Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1952 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Burnett Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1943, 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept: Byxbee Playground Improvements and Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Camp Mather ( Mather , CA ; 1950-1953 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Cayuga Playground Improvements & Clubhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Chinese Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept: Corona Heights Improvements & Clubhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Crocker Amazon Baseball Fields ( San Francisco , CA ; 1935 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Garfield Recreation Center & Pool ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Maud W. [Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Grattan Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1944, 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Hamilton Recreation Center & Playground ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951-1953 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P.; Jones, P. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Junior Museum ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Larsen Park Swimming Pool ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Longfellow Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: McLaren Park Master Plan ( San Francisco , CA ; 1959 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept: McLaren Park Special Recreation Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1958 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: McLaren Park Playground & Clubhouse (Visitacion & Hahn) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1963 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Baer, M. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: McLaren Park Pool ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Miley Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Miraloma Playground Improvments & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Murphy Playground & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: North Beach Recreation Center & Pool ( San Francisco , CA ; 1955 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Ocean View Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1944, 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Phelan Beach Recreation Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Pine Lake Recreation Area Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Portrero Hill Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Presidio Heights Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Richmond Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Rossi Preliminary Study ( San Francisco , CA ; 1934 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Ms, Ph]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove, addition to Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1948, 1957 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Silver Terrace Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951, 1958 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: South Sunset Playground Improvements & Clubhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: St. Mary's Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept: Sunset Recreation Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Visitacion Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: Wawona Clubhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1949 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: West Portal Playground Improvements & Fieldhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco Recreation & Park Department: West Sunset Community Center Assembly Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Dr]
    • * San Francisco State College: Cafeteria Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951 ; educational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Dr, Ph]
    • * San Francisco State College: Classroom Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951 ; educational ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) ; Photographer: Fein, P. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Schmerl, E.F. (apartments for the elderly) ( Oakland , CA ; 1960 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Schuster, K.F. ( , ; 1936 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Shaper, Hans ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Silver Terrace Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Smith, Ward & Genny, remodel ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1972 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * South Sunset Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * St. Francis Wood [see Garden Club of St. Francis Wood]
    • * St. Mary's Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Staniford, Warren P. ( Oakland , CA ; 1925-1927 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Stern, Alfred B. ( Kensington , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Stern, Mrs. Sigmund (UC: Dormitory) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1937 ; educational ) Collaborator: Maybeck & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Story, Sam ( Martha's Vineyard , MA ; 1967 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Straus, W [see Angress, H]
    • * Summit Pool Association ( Richmond , CA ; 1960 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Sunset Recreation Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Swenson, S. ( Hillsboro , CA ; 1935 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Taurog, Alvin ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Taurog, Alvin, alterations & additions ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Temple Beth Abraham, remodel ( Oakland , CA ; 1957 ; religious ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) ; Photographer: Bernhard, R; Baer, M. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Temple Beth Hillel ( Richmond , CA ; 1963 ; religious ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Temple Beth Hillel, remodel ( Richmond , CA ; 1988 ; religious ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Temple Kol Shofar ( Marinwood , CA ; 1967 ; religious ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Temple Ner Tamid ( San Francisco , CA ; 1970 ; religious ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) ; Photographer: Wax, M. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Temple of Youth [see Golden Gate International Exposition]
    • * Temples of the East [see Golden Gate International Exposition]
    • * Twin Peaks Cascade ( San Francisco , CA ; ca. 1935 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Unidentified: [school] ( unknown ; n.d. ; educational ) Collaborator: [Ph]
    • * Unidentified: office building ( unknown ; n.d. ; commerical ) Collaborator: [Dr]
    • * Unidentified: residence ( unknown ; 1930 ; residential ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Unidentified: residences ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Unitarian Seminary ( Berkeley , CA ; 1912 ; religious ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Dr]
    • * University of California (UC): Dormitory [see Stern, Mrs. Sigmund]
    • * UC: Arts Center Competition ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; educational ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Dr]
    • * Virginian Apartment Building ( Berkeley , CA ; 1958 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) ; Photographer: Vincent, J. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Visitacion Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Vollert, Dr. Arthur J ( San Francisco , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, White & Merchant (architect) [Dr]
    • * Watkins, B. ( Dorking , England ; 1945 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gibson, A.G. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Wawona Clubhouse [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * Welch, Steven H. ( Martinez , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) [Ms, Dr]
    • * West Portal Playground [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Department]
    • * West Sunset Community Center [see San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept.]
    • * Whitney, C. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1915 ; residential ) Collaborator: Maybeck, B. (architect) [Ph]
    • * Willard Swim Center ( Berkeley , CA ; 1963 ; recreation ) Collaborator: Gerson, H.U. (architect) ; Photographer: Baer, M. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * Woodlawn Memorial Park [see Masonic Cemetery Association]
    • * World Trade Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1943-1957 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
    • * World Trade Center: south wing of Ferry Building, alterations ( San Francisco , CA ; 1963 ; commerical ) Collaborator: William G. Merchant & Assoc. (architect) [Ms]
    • * Wyntoon [see Hearst, Phoebe and William R.]
    • * Youth Development Center ( Oakland , CA ; 1978 ) Collaborator: Gerson/Overstreet (architect) [Ph]
    • * Zech, Mrs. George J. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1933 ; residential ) Collaborator: Merchant, W.G. (architect) [Dr]

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