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Finding Aid to the Ghirardelli Square Architectural Records, 1911-1979
BANC MSS 82/84 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ghirardelli Square architectural records
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1979
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 82/84 c
    Creators : Roth, William M.
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 carton, 8 volumes, 38 oversize folders, 16 rolls Linear feet: 16.25
    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: Includes architectural drawings, clippings, photographs, proposals, and other materials documenting the history and the development of the Ghirardelli Square commercial area in San Francisco. Volume 4 includes five photographs of the Ghirardelli pavilion at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and one photograph of the Ghirardelli pavilion at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Also in Volume 4 are Ghirardelli advertising materials and photographs of Ghirardelli billboards. Volume 8 contains photographs of the reconstruction of the Ghirardelli buildings in the 1960s.
    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], Ghirardelli Square Architectural Records, BANC MSS 82/84 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Scenes at Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, Calif., BANC PIC 1982.105--PIC

    Separated Material

    Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ghirardelli Square (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
    City planning--California--San Francisco
    Chocolate factories--California--San Francisco
    Ghirardelli Square (San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Ghirardelli Chocolate Company--Pictorial works
    Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Architectural drawings.
    Photographs.
    Clippings.
    Advertisements--Chocolate.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Ghirardelli Square Architectural Records were given to The Bancroft Library by William M. Roth on January 25,1982.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Chronology

    1817 Domingo Ghirardelli born in Rapallo, Italy
    1849 Ghirardelli immigrates to California, following his former neighbor, James Lick.
      Ghirardelli successfully opens stores in San Francisco and Stockton.
    Circa 1856 Ghirardelli opens a store on Jackson street. This store thrives for over 40 years.
    1889 Ghirardelli signs the business over to his sons.
    1899 Ghirardelli's sons build the "Chocolate Building" on property they purchased overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
    1900 Construction of the "Cocoa Building."
    1901 Construction of the "clock Tower."
    1915 Construction of the "Power House."
    1960s Golden Grain Macaroni Company purchases Ghirardelli Chocolate and relocates operations.
      William Matson Roth and his mother, Mrs. William P. Roth, purchase the entire Ghirardelli block.
      Ghirardelli Square opens and is considered the first successful adaptive reuse project in the country.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes architectural drawings, clippings, photographs, proposals, and other materials documenting the history and the redevelopment of the Ghirardelli Square commercial area in San Francisco. Volume 4 includes five photographs of the Ghirardelli pavilion at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and one photograph of the Ghirardelli pavilion at the Golden Gate International Exposition. Also in Volume 4 are Ghirardelli advertising materials and photographs of Ghirardelli billboards. Volume 8 contains photographs of the reconstruction of the Ghirardelli buildings in the 1960s.