Finding Aid to the New City Hall, San Francisco, California, 1915, 1915

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Finding Aid to the New City Hall, San Francisco, California, 1915, 1915

Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.12274--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Chris McDonald.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: The New City Hall, San Francisco, California
Date: 1915
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.12274--ALB
Photographer: John Channing
Extent: 1 album (62 photographic prints: b & w); 20 x 27 cm. 62 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The New City Hall, San Francisco, California, 1915, BANC PIC 1905.12274--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Bakewell & Brown, Architects (San Francisco, Calif.)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The New City Hall, San Francisco, California album was purchased in 1957.

Scope and Content

The New City Hall, San Francisco, California album contains 62 photographic prints taken in 1915 by John Channing. The album features the newly-constructed San Francisco City Hall, built to replace the previous structure which was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Designed by architects John Bakewell, Jr. and Arthur Brown, Jr. (of Bakewell and Brown), and begun in 1913, the nearly complete City Hall as shown in the album was fully occupied by city officials in 1916. The album affords a comprehensive survey of both exterior and interior features of the building. Views include the west and east facades, several doorways, the dome, the rotunda, the grand staircase, officials' chambers, galleries, windows, and various sculptural and other architectural details. Also pictured in several views is the Civic Center Plaza, situated to the east of City Hall. One print (No. 10) includes what is likely a portion of the Exposition Auditorium, also then under construction as part of the greater Civic Center.
The album prints are stamped and embossed with the name and logo of Channing, and are bound in the album by a cloth backing. The front cover of the album bears the title, "The New City Hall, San Francisco, California."

Container Listing

 

[West facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:01--ALB

 

[West facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:02--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:03--ALB

 

[Pediment and colonnade, west facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:04--ALB

 

[Doorway from interior. East entrance.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:05--ALB

 

[Rotunda from upper landing of grand staircase, showng clock, arches, upper gallery, and dome.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:06--ALB

 

[Arched window and galleries.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:07--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:08--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:09--ALB

 

[City Hall and Civic Center Plaza, from southeast.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:10--ALB

 

[Colonnade and windows, exterior of dome.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:11--ALB

 

[Stairwell and gallery.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:12--ALB

 

[Vestibule, showing elevators, galleries, and entrance to Board of Supervisors' chambers.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:13--ALB

 

[Rotunda sculptural figures.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:14--ALB

 

[City Hall and Civic Center Plaza, from southeast.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:15--ALB

 

[Interior of dome, upper gallery, medallions, and arches.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:16--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing grand staircase, galleries, arches, and interior of dome.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:17--ALB

 

[Elevators.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:18--ALB

 

[Gallery.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:19--ALB

 

[Vestibule to Mayor's office, looking toward rotunda.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:20--ALB

 

[Rotunda, grand staircase, galleries, and arched windows.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:21--ALB

 

[City Hall and Civic Center Plaza, from northeast.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:22--ALB

 

[Interior, Board of Supervisors' chambers.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:23--ALB

 

[Entrance to Board of Supervisors' chambers.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:24--ALB

 

[Gallery, with sculpted arch.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:25--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:26--ALB

 

[Vestibule colonnade, inside west entrance.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:27--ALB

 

[Colonnade. South facade?] BANC PIC 1905.12274:28--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:29--ALB

 

[Railing and lower steps, grand staircase, rotunda.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:30--ALB

 

[Arched windows and gallery.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:31--ALB

 

[Pediment and colonnade. East facade?] BANC PIC 1905.12274:32--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing grand staircase and arches.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:33--ALB

 

[Gallery arch.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:34--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing clock and sculptural decoration. Entrance to Mayor's office in distance.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:35--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:36--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:37--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing grand staircase and arches.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:38--ALB

 

[Gallery, with columns and light standard.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:39--ALB

 

[West facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:40--ALB

 

[East facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:41--ALB

 

[Gallery.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:42--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing upper landing of grand staircase and sculptural figures. Entrance to Board of Supervisors' chambers in distance.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:43--ALB

 

[Pediment, west facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:44--ALB

 

[Gallery, with arched window.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:45--ALB

 

[Gallery, with light standard. Looking into vestibule to Board of Supervisors' chambers.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:46--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:47--ALB

 

[Pendentive medallion, rotunda.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:48--ALB

 

[Colonnade. East facade?] BANC PIC 1905.12274:49--ALB

 

[Colonnade, east facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:50--ALB

 

[Vestibule colonnade, outside office of Recorder.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:51--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:52--ALB

 

[Sculpture above entrance to Board of Supervisors' chambers.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:53--ALB

 

[Rotunda, showing clock and sculptural decoration.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:54--ALB

 

[City Hall from southeast.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:55--ALB

 

[East facade and Civic Center Plaza.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:56--ALB

 

[Doorway with sculptural figures, west facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:57--ALB

 

[Skylight and gallery.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:58--ALB

 

[Sculptural figures, rotunda.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:59--ALB

 

[Dome.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:60--ALB

 

[Gallery, with arches.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:61--ALB

 

[Doorway, east facade.] BANC PIC 1905.12274:62--ALB