Inventory of Early Tall Buildings: Original Drawings of California Urban Scenes / by Dickinson Weber [graphic], 1986-1992

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Inventory of Early Tall Buildings: Original Drawings of California Urban Scenes / by Dickinson Weber [graphic], 1986-1992

Collection number: BANC PIC 1996.013--AX

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1996
Encoded by:
James Lake
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Early Tall Buildings: Original Drawings of California Urban Scenes / by Dickinson Weber [graphic],
Date (inclusive): 1986-1992
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1996.013--AX
Creator: Weber, Dickinson
Extent: Number of items: 135 drawings
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Drawings were made for two works by Weber, both of which were published under the title: Early tall buildings : a sentimental sketchbook collection. 48 were for the 1988 book bearing the cover title: Early tall buildings from the agricultural valley towns of Northern and Central California... and 83 drawings and 2 maps were for the 1992 book with cover title: Downtown street views of early tall buildings from the bayside cities and tidewater towns of Northern California.
Languages Represented: English

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Early tall buildings: original drawings of California urban scenes / by Dickinson Weber [graphic], BANC PIC 1996.013--AX, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

Note: Caption information provided by artist. Copied from original envelopes.


Items 1-85: Original drawings from Downtown Street Views of Early Tall Buildings from the Bayside Cities and Tidewater Towns of Northern California. [1988-1992]

item :1

San Francisco At the foot of Market St. Looking towards the Embarcadero (Ferry and South Pacific Building)

item :2

S.F. At the foot of Pine St. Looking towards Market St. (Matson and PG&E Buildings)

item :3

S.F. Looking towards the Shell Bldg. from First St.

item :4

S.F. Market St. at Sutter and Sansome (Hobart and Flatiron Bldgs.)

item :5

S.F. Intersection of Market, Post, Montgomery and New Montgomery streets (Hunter-Oulin Bldgs.)

item :6

S.F. Looking Towards the Standard Oil Building from the Crown Zellerbach Plaza

item :7

S.F. Bush St. Looking towards Sansome St. (Mills Bldg.)

item :8

S.F. Medical-Dental (450 Sutter) Bldg. from Bush St.

item :9

S.F. Mission St. Looking towards the bay in the distance (Pac Bell Telephone Bldg. and Williams Bldg.)

item :10

S.F. The Russ Bldg. from Trinity St. and Sutter

item :11

S.F At the corner of Columbus and Kearney (Columbus Tower and Transamerica Tower)

item :12

S.F. New Montgomery St. between Stevenson and Jessie Streets (Sharon Bldg.)

item :13

S.F. Looking West on Market Street towards Third and Kearney (DeYoung and Chronicle Bldg.)

item :14

S.F. Market St. Looking east from Fourth St. (Humbolt Bank and Spreckles (Central Tower) Bldg.)

item :15

S.F. Market St. Looking west towards The Pacific Bldg.

item :16

S.F. Looking east of Market towards Halidie [?] Plaza (Flood Plaza)

item :17

S.F. Looking West on Market towards (The Phelan Bldg.) (Union Trust Co. Bank Bldg.)

item :18

S.F. Looking up Nob Hill from the corner of California and Powell. (Stanford Court apts. & Mark Hopkins Hotel)

item :19

S.F. Powell Street at Union Sq. (St. Francis, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, etc.)

item :20

S.F. Art Deco Skyscraper apt. House on Nob Hill's California St. (Cathedral apts.)

item :21

S.F. Art Deco Skyscraper apt. House on Clay St. (Clay-Jones apts.)

item :22

S.F. Art Deco Skyscraper apt. House on Leavenworth St. (Bellaire Tower)

item :23

S.F. Civic Center Looking East towards Larkin St. (California State Bldg., Hotel William Taylor, S.F. Public Library)

item :24

S.F. Polk St. at Turk looking towards S.F. City Hall (California Hall)

item :25

Oakland Oakland City Hall from Clay St. (notes on Westlake, Latham Sq., Telephone Bldgs., Plaza Bldg.) etc.

item :26

Oakland 13th St. Looking towards Franklin St. and Broadway. (Oakland Tribune Bldg., Bank of America Tower, Will Rogers Hall)

item :27

Oakland 1st National Bank, Broadway Bldg. (Kahn's dept. store Rotunda). Great Western Bank Bldg. 1440 Realty Syndicate Bldg. City Hall Plaza.

item :28

Oakland Telegraph Ave. at 19th St. (YMCA, Fox Oakland Theatre, Hamilton Hotel [?], Capwell's)

item :29

Oakland Hotel Oakland from 13th St. (pencil)

item :30

Oakland Broadway Corridor from 11th St.

item :31

Oakland Looking south west on Franklin St. from 19th St. (Oakland Medical, Leamington, Franklin Bldgs.)

item :32

Oakland Broadway at Telegraph Ave. (Latham Square) (Cathedral, Latham Sq. Bldgs.)

item :33

Oakland Broadway at 20th St. (Ellis Lodge Bldg., Capwell's, Ray (Kaiser) Bldg.)

item :34

Oakland Franklin St. at 14th St. (Financial Center Bldg., Central Bank, McMullen (Richfield), 1440 Broadway)

item :35a

Oakland Art Deco skyscraper apt. House overlooking Lake Merritt (Bellvue Statten apts.) [pen & ink original]

item :35b

Oakland [Pencil sketch of 35a]

item :36

Berkeley Center St. looking towards Shattuck Ave. (California & Western States Life Insurance, Wells Fargo Bank Building)

item :37

Oakland Looking towards the Mansion Park Apartments from Oak and 9th streets

item :38

Oakland Fruitvale -- Looking towards the corner of E. 14th and Derby Ave. Fruitvale Medical Bldg.

item :39

Oakland Fruitvale -- Looking towards the corner of E. 12th St. and 29th Ave. (Montgomery Ward warehouse)

item :40

Oakland San Pablo at 35th St. California Hotel

item :41

Alameda Alameda Ave. at Park St. Masonic Hall

item :42

Berkeley Durant Ave. near Ellsworth (Berkeley City Women's Club)

item :43

Berkeley University Ave. between Milvia St. and Shattuck Ave. (Koerber [Kroeber?] Bldg.)

item :44

Berkeley Looking south on Shattuck Ave. towards Allston Way (Hink's Dept. Store and Shattuck Hotel)

item :45

Berkeley Chase Victorian Inn and Studio Bldgs. from Berkeley Square. Looking towards Addison Ave. and Shattuck Square

item :46

Berkeley Telegraph Ave. corridor at Haste (The Palazzo Apts, Sequoia Apts, Medico-Dental Bldg.)

item :47

Berkeley Hotel Durant from Durant Ave.

item :48

Richmond Looking towards Nevin St. and MacDonald from Harbor Way (Hotel Carquimez and New Wells Fargo Bank Bldg.)

item :49

Berkeley Claremont Resort Hotel from Claremont Ave. at Avalon

item :50

Crockett C&H Sugar Refinery from Loring Ave.

item :51

Vallejo Looking from Sonoma Boulevard towards the Casa de Vallejo

item :52

Vallejo Looking towards Marin St. on Georgia St. (Fisch-Higgins Bldg. and "Alibi Clock")

item :53

San Rafael Looking towards the NE corner of B and 4th streets (Albert Bldg.)

item :54

Burlingame Pacific Bell Telephone Bldg. from El Camino Real and Burlingame Ave.

item :55

Burlingame Burlingame (Ave.) Arcade (Masonic and I.O.O.F. Hall) from Lorton Ave.

item :56

San Mateo El Camino Real at Arroyo Court (Casa Baywood)

item :57

San Mateo E. 3rd Ave. near El Camino Real (Hotel Benjamin Franklin)

item :58

San Mateo E. 3rd Ave. at Ellsworth (Medical Arts Bldg.)

item :59

Palo Alto University Ave. at Kipling (Resident Hotel)

item :60

Palo Alto Looking East on Forest Ave. towards Bryant St. (Lauring [?] Chateau, Casa Real Apts., First Church of Christ, Scientist)

item :61

Santa Cruz Overlooking Beach St. and The Casino from La Bahia (Casa del Rey Apts)

item :62

Santa Cruz Palomar Hotel (Inn) from Pacific Ave.

item :63

Monterey Monterey Hotel (Greene Bldg.) from Alvarado St.

item :64

Monterey Professional Bldg. from Franklin St.

item :65

Pacific Grove Forest Hill Hotel from Fountain St.

item :66

Pacific Grove Ford's (Holman's) Dept. Store from Fountain and Lighthouse Ave.

item :67

Eureka Vance Hotel from Second St.

item :68

Eureka Professional (Telephone) Bldg. from F St.

item :69

Eureka Humbolt National (Home and Savings) and Georgeson Bldgs. from E St.

item :70

Eureka Carson Block (Buhne Bldg.) from F St.

item :71

Eureka Eureka Inn from G and Seventh streets

item :72

Crescent City Surf (Lanff) Hotel from Front St.

item :73

Oakland Oakland's Broadway and Cathedral Bldg. from San Pablo and Broadway (final plate-- no text)

item :74

S.F. Frontispiece (pencil) -- Gunst [?] and Aronson buildings, Third and Mission (c. 1910) from S.F.: the Metropolis of the West

item :75

Oakland Cover and page xii (pen & ink) Oakland City Hall from Clay St. (original of pencil no. 25)

item :76a

S.F. Back cover and page xiv (pen & ink) "A Profile of San Francisco's Tallest Five [?], c. 1930" [pen & ink]

item :76b

S.F. [Original pencil sketch of 76a]

item :77

Oakland "Broadway Corridor" (pen & ink) (p. 13) (original of pencil no. 30)

item :78

S.F. "First Street" (1986) (pen & ink) (original of pencil no. 3) (Shell Bldg.)

item :79

S.F. "Market at Sutter" (1986) (pen & ink) (p. 14) (original of pencil no. 4 and pen & inkp. 136) (Flatiron and Hobart Buildings)

item :80

S.F. "Market at Sutter" (1986) (pen & ink) (p. 136) (copy of no. 79) (Flatiron and Hobart Buildings)

item :81

Oakland Hotel Oakland (pen & ink) (p. 132 and reduction p. 41) (original of pencil no. 29)

item :82

S.F. "Russian Hill from Pacific Heights" (pen & ink) (p. 42 and reduction p. xii)

item :83

S.F. "Nob Hill from Pacific Heights Park (Lafayette)" (pen & ink) (p. 43)

item :84

Coastal California Location Map (p. 8) (pen & ink)

item :85

San Francisco Bay Area Location Map (p. 9) (pen & ink)


Items 86-133: Original drawings from Early Tall Buildings from the Agricultural Valley Towns of Central and Northern California [1986-1988]

item :86

San L. Obispo Looking south from Morro St. towards Monterey St. (Anderson Hotel)

item :87

Salinas Looking north on Main St. (Bank of Salinas, Monterey, Savings and Loan Bldgs.)

item :88

Hollister Looking southeast from 5th street towards San Benito St. (Holland Hotel, I.O.O.F. Hall)

item :89

Watsonville Looking south from Main St. towards Lake St. (Resetar Hotel)

item :90

San Jose (Twohy Bldg., Montgomery Hotel) Corner of S. 1st St. and San Antonio St. (the Paseo)

item :91

San Jose Looking east on W. Santa Clara towards Notre Dame and Santa Teresa streets (Hotel DeAnza)

item :92

San Jose Looking west on E. Santa Clara towards 6th St. (Medical-Dental Bldg.)

item :93

San Jose Looking north on Market St. between San Antonio and San Fernando (Cathedral)

item :94

San Jose Looking north from S. 1st St. and Post towards Santa Clara St. (Bank of Italy, Letitia Buildings) and the Bank of Italy Building

item :96

San Jose Looking south towards the Hotel Ste. Claire (Hilton) at San Carlos and Market streets

item :97

Petaluma Looking down the hill on Kentucky St. towards Washington St. and the Hotel Petaluma, Hill Park Plaza, etc.

item :98

Santa Rosa Looking north on Mendocino Ave towards 4th St. and the Rosenberg Bldg. from the Old Courthouse Square

item :99

Santa Rosa Looking south towards the Empire Bldg. from 4th St.

item :100

Bakersfield Looking south on K St. at 17th St. towards the Haberfelde Bldg. and the Studebaker Garage

item :101

Bakersfield Looking east on 18th St. towards H St. and the Hotel Padre

item :102

Visalia Looking south on Church St. at Main St. towards the Bank of Italy (Visalia Community Bank Bldg., Bank of Italy Bldg.)

item :103

Fresno Looking south at H St. and Tuolumne towards the Continental Trailways Depot; downtown Fresno skyline and Hotel Fresno

item :104

Fresno Looking south on Fulton St. near Merced St. towards the center of Fulton St. Mall at Mariposa St. (Roos Atkinson Bldg. on left, Brix Bldg. on right)

item :105

Fresno Looking north towards the PG&E Bldg. at Fulton and Tuolomne. (San Joaquin Power & Light)

item :106

Fresno Looking east on Tulare St. towards its intersection with Fulton. (Bank of Italy Bldg., J. C. Penney's, Patterson Bldg.)

item :107

Fresno Looking east towards the downtown skyline from Broadway and Mariposa (Helm, Security Pacific, Mason Bldgs.)

item :108

Fresno Looking north from a parking lot behind the Helm Bldg. towards the Mattei Bldg. at Fulton and Fresno streets.

item :109

Fresno Looking north on the Fulton Mall from its Mariposa St. intersection (Helm Bldg., etc.)

item :110

Fresno Looking south on Van Ness Ave. at Tulare St. from the courthouse square underground garage driveway (Rowell Bldg., Hotel California)

item :111

Merced Looking north on W. Main St. towards N St. and the Hotel Tioga

item :112

Modesto Looking north from I St. through the Modesto Welcome Arch towards the old U.S. 99 and the Hotel Hughson (original and book sketch)

item :113

Stockton Looking at the downtown skyline from the crosstown freeway terminus (downtown Stockton panorama) (Hotel Wolff, American Savings Bldg.)

item :114

Stockton Looking northeast towards the Bank of Stockton Bldg. at the corner of Main St. and San Joaquin

item :115

Stockton Looking northeast towards the north side of E. Weber Ave (Belding Bldg., Medical-Dental Bldg.)

item :116

Stockton Looking south towards the corner of Main and San Joaquin from the Courthouse Plaza: the heart of downtown Stockton (American Savings, Bank of Stockton, California Bldgs.)

item :117

Stockton Looking east on Miner Ave. toward Sutter St. and the Medical-Dental Bldg.

item :118

Stockton Looking west on E. Weber Ave. towards the Hotel Stockton and the head of the Stockton Channel

item :119

Stockton Looking south towards the Elks Lodge (Financial) Bldg. at corner of E. Weber and N. Sutter

item :120

Woodland Looking east on Main St. towards College St. and The Hotel Woodland

item :121

Sacramento Looking south towards the downtown Sacramento skyline from behind City Hall (downtown Sacramento panorama)

item :122

Sacramento Looking southwest on 9th St. towards K St. and the K St. Mall (Hale Bros. Dept. Store, I.O.O.F., Forum and Silver Bldgs.)

item :123

Sacramento Looking south on J St. from the corner of 9th St. towards Sacramento's two tallest (Ruhlstaller Bldg., Elks Club Bldg.)

item :124

Sacramento Looking northeast on 11th St. towards J St. and the Elks Club Building

item :125

Sacramento Looking northeast towards the cornerof 11th and L streets from the Capitol Park (Medical-Dental Bldg., Elks Club, Senator Bldgs.)

item :126

Sacramento Looking west towards the corner of 12th and L streets from Capitol Park (Hotel Senator, Francescan [?] Apts)

item :127

Sacramento Looking southeast towards the California Hotel at the corner of 8th and I streets. (Also 926 J St. Bldg. and Public Library)

item :128

Sacramento Looking southeast on J St. from the corner of 7th St. towards the Capital National Bank Bldg.

item :129

Sacramento Looking west on J St. from 5th St. towards I-5, Old Sacramento, etc. (Traveler's Hotel, California Fruit Exchange Bldg.)

item :130

Marysville Looking south on 5th St. at E St. towards the Hart Bldg. and Marysville Hotel

item :131

Oroville Looking across Bird St. into the courtyard of the Oroville Inn with its grand entrance

item :132

Chico Looking towards the Hotel Oaks at Salem and 2nd streets (from a photograph c. 1965)

item :133

Redding Looking south towards the Lorenz Hotel at the corner of California St. and Yuba St.