Weihe, Frick & Kruse Collection, 1917-1976

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Weihe, Frick & Kruse Collection, 1917-1976

Collection Number: 1978-3

Environmental Design Archives



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • College of Environmental Design
  • 230 Wurster Hall #1820
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
  • Phone: (510) 642-5124
  • Fax: (510) 642-2824
  • Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
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Archives Staff
Date Completed:
April 1999
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Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: Weihe, Frick & Kruse Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1976
Collection Number: 1978-3
Creator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse Weihe, Ernest E., 1893-1968 Kruse, Lawrence A., 1894-19?? Frick, Edward L., 1891-19?? Fox, William B., 1911-1977
Physical Description: 30 boxes, 1 flat file drawer
Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California.
Abstract: The collection documents the architectural projects of Arthur Brown, Jr., Bakewell & Weihe, Weihe, Frick & Kruse, and William B. Fox.
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], Weihe, Frick & Kruse Collection, (1978-3), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 1978.

Access Points

Architects--California.
Architecture--California.
Architectural firms--California.
Grace Cathedral (San Francisco, Calif.)

Historical Note

The firm of Weihe, Frick & Kruse was established in San Francisco in 1941. Ernest Weihe and Edward Frick were already established San Francisco architects, both having worked for John Bakewell and Arthur Brown Jr. in the firm of Bakewell & Brown (1905-1927). After the breakup of that firm Weihe partnered with Bakewell to form Bakewell & Weihe (1927-1941).
Large projects completed by Weihe, Frick & Kruse include the completion of Grace Cathedral (begun by Lewis P. Hobart), the San Francisco Hall of Justice, Stanford University's Encina Hall remodel, the Lake Merced Sports Center, the de Young Museum's Kress Collection addition, buildings for Humboldt State College, and several buildings for the UC Berkeley campus. Military projects include facilities at the Monterey Presidio, Castle Air Force Base, Fort Ord, and Hamilton Air Force Base (all in California). The firm also designed a national memorial of the Pacific in Hawaii.
Ernest Weihe (1893-1968) received his architecture degree from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1923. He went to work as an associate for Bakewell & Brown, and after the breakup of that firm in 1927, established Bakewell & Weihe with John Bakewell. The partnership ended in 1941, when Weihe established Weihe, Frick & Kruse with Edward Frick and Lawrence Kruse.
Edward Frick was born in 1891 and went to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1913 after winning a scholarship from the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast. When the school closed due to World War I, Frick returned to San Francisco to work for Bakewell & Brown. He enlisted in the military in a detachment of engineers and architects and was sent to France. When the war ended, he finished his studies at the Ecole and received his degree in 1922.
Lawrence Kruse was born in 1874 and received his architectural training at the Harvard School of Architecture, graduating in 1921.
William Fox (1911-1977) graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in architecture in 1939, and joined Weihe, Frick & Kruse in 1954. When the firm dissolved in 1965, Fox established his own firm and retained several Weihe, Frick & Kruse clients. After 1970, Fox worked for the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, inspecting hospitals and government buildings for their adherence to fire and health safety codes. He also worked on home designs for builder Hal Rafael and engineers Wagner & Martinez.

Scope and Contents Note

The bulk of the Weihe, Frick & Kruse collection consists of records documenting Weihe, Frick & Kruse projects, but the collection also contains some material that predates the establishment of Weihe, Frick & Kruse, as well as project files and documents that were created after the dissolution of the firm. The collection is therefore organized into four series. Series I contains the project files and drawings of Arthur Brown Jr. and Bakewell & Weihe. Series II consists of the majority of Weihe, Frick & Kruse's projects, while Series III contains the project files for the completion of Grace Cathedral, the largest project in the collection. Series IV consists of the William B. Fox records.
When William Fox closed his office in 1970, he wrote letters to former clients of Weihe, Frick & Kruse to inquire whether they would like to have the original design drawings. Some of these letters and corresponding drawings are included in the collection. The collection was donated after the death of William B. Fox in 1978.

Related Collections

Title: Edward L. Frick Collection
Identifier/Call Number: (19XX-12),
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives
Title: Bakewell & Brown Collection
Identifier/Call Number: (19XX-11),
Contributing Institution: Environmental Design Archives
Title: Arthur Brown, Jr. Papers
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 81/142
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Weihe, Frick and Kruse 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 http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/weihefrickkruse.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 Index list is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, architect, 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]

  • [1013 Mission] ( unknown , ; circa 1975 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • The American Battle Monuments Commission ( Honolulu , HI ; 1949-1970 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Bakewell, John, Jr. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1924, 1928 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Ms]
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit ( Bay Area , CA ; 1963 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms]
  • Baymiller, Frederick C. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1936 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • Best Building [see Wagner & Martinez]
  • Bitter, Ray ( Millbrae , CA ; 1974 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Bornfield, E.A, alterations and additions ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Dr]
  • Bransten, Joseph ( San Francisco , CA ; 1931 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Ms, Dr]
  • Brown, A. Lincoln ( San Francisco , CA ; 1931 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Ms, Dr]
  • [Burton, Tom] ( , ; c. 1975-1976 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms]
  • California Academy of Sciences ( San Francisco , CA ; 1945-1953 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • California Golf Club ( San Bruno , CA ; 1946-1948, 1955-1961 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Challenge Cream and Butter Association (San Francisco Plant) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; industrial ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Coit Tower [see also San Francisco Recreation & Park Commission] ( San Francisco , CA ; 1931 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Arthur Brown, Jr [Dr]
  • de Young Museum ( San Francisco , CA ; 1944, 1953-1954 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Dorward, David C. ( Kent Woodland (Marin County) , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Doty, Chris Lowell ( San Bruno , CA ; c. 1973 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Eichoff, Victor ( Lakeport , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Feathers Building [see Wagner & Martinez] ( , ; ;
  • Fenton Residence ( Carmel , CA ; circa 1970s ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox, Alan Lucas (Design) [Dr, Ph]
  • Ferry Morse Seed Co., remodeling ( Mountain View , CA ; 1970 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Field, Charles D. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Fox, William B., alternations and additions ( Atherton , CA ; 1951, 1953, 1969, 1976 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Fuller, Frank & Dana, stables ( Beresford , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • Golden Gate International Exposition ( Treasure Island , CA ; 1939-1940 ; exposition ) Collaborator: E.L. Frick, Bakewell & Weihe,Arthur Brown, Jr. [Ph]
  • Golden Gate Kindergarten Assoc. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1961-1966 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Grace Cathedral ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957-1972 ; religious ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse, Bruce Moore (sculptor), Halprin, Lawrence (Landscape Architect) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Hellman, Frederick, Jr. ( Hopland (Mendocino County , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Hooker, Osgood ( Burlingame , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Hosford, George ( Sonoma County , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • Howard, Charles ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • Howard, Lindsay ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1929-30 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Ms, Dr]
  • Hrynczak, Michael ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1954, 1967-1968, 1974 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Humboldt State College ( Arcata , CA ; 1950-1954 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Keady, William (originally Liebes Residence) ( Woodside , CA ; 1953-1968 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Kent, Charles ( Millbrae , CA ; 1965, 1974 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • King, Frank B. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1917 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • King, Frank B, alterations ( San Francisco , CA ; 1946-1947 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • King, Frank B. bath house ( Woodside , CA ; 1941 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • Lake Merced Sports Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1952, 1956-1959 ; recreational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Liebes, Sidney ( Woodside , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Lincoln High School Additions ( San Francisco , CA ; 1939-1942, 1945-1950, 1959 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Liversedge Monument (proposed) ( Volcano , CA ; 1973 ; governmental ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms]
  • Los Gatos Civic Center ( Los Gatos , CA ; 1963 ; cultural ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • National Memorial of the Pacific [see American Battle Monuments Commission] ( , ; ;
  • Nordby Residence ( Mountain View , CA ; 1974-1976 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox, Alan Lucas [Ms, Dr]
  • Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE): Ghiradelli ( San Francisco , CA ; 1914 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Brown [Dr]
  • Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE): Horticulture ( San Francisco , CA ; 1914 ; exposition ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Brown [Dr]
  • Phoenix Assurance Co. Bldg ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • Piedmont Community Church ( Piedmont , CA ; 1945-1946 ; religious ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Rhodes, Dan ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953-1955 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Ross Hall Corp. ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1976 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Roumasset, Charles ( San Carlos , CA ; 1974 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • St. Paulus Lutheran Congregation: Day School Addition ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950 ; religious ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Sandberg, E.A. ( San Bruno , CA ; 1973-1973 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • San Francisco Chronicle Building, remodeling ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950-1951 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • San Francisco City Hall ( San Francisco , CA ; 1912-1913 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Brown [Ms, Dr]
  • San Francisco City Hall, remodel ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950, 1956-1958, 1964 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse, Arthur Brown, Jr. [Ms, Dr]
  • San Francisco Department of Public Works [see San Francisco Fire Department]
  • San Francisco Fire Department: Engine/Fire Houses 26, 34, 40 ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954-1956 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • San Francisco Hall of Justice ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953-1961 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • San Francisco Public Library: Sunset Community Center ( San Francisco , CA ; 1947-1951 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms]
  • San Francisco Recreation & Park Commission: Coit Tower Repairs ( San Francisco , CA ; 1950-1951 ; cultural ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Schindler, D.M. ( Oakland , CA ; 1946 ; residential ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • Schofield, Allison: Rental Cottage ( Muir Beach , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Sequoias Lawn Bowling Club: Proposed Clubhouse ( Portola Valley , CA ; 1967 ; recreational ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • [Sklar] ( , ; c. 1975 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford University: Business School, Basement Remodel ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1952 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford University: Eating Clubs ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1950-1953 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford Univeristy: Encina Hall, Remodel ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1956-1959, 1965 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford University: Law School ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1946-1950 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Stanford University: Memorial Theater, Orchestra Lift ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1953 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Ph]
  • Stanford University: Old Key Plan ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1941 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • Stanford University: Proposed Student Housing Project ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1970 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford University: Research Center ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1954 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • Stanford University: Roble Hall, Remodel ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1959-1960 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Stanford University: War Memorial ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1949 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Stivers, Howard ( San Francisco , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Sullivan, Walter ( unknown , ; 1929, 1970 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Ms, Dr]
  • Sunset Community Center [see San Francisco Public Library]
  • Thordsen, Jesse ( Daly City , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Turner, Hugh ( , CA ; undated ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • University of California:Cowell Hospital, Metabolic Unit ( Berkeley , CA ; 1952-1955, 1970 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • University of California: Doe Library Annex ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947-1954, 1965 ; educational ) Collaborator: Brown, Arthur Jr., William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • University of California: Dwinnelle Hall ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948-1950 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • University of California: Residence Hall Competition ( Berkeley , CA ; 1956 ; educational ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • U.S. Air Force: Castle Air Force Base ( Atwater , CA ; 1957 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • U.S. Air Force: Hamilton Air Force Base ( San Rafael , CA ; 1957 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr]
  • U.S. Dept of Labor & Interstate Commerce Commission ( Washington , DC ; c. 1932 ; governmental ) Collaborator: Brown, Arthur Jr. [Dr]
  • U.S. Public Housing Administration: Defense Housing Project: Mountain Home Air Force Base ( Mountain Home , ID ; 1952 ; governmental ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms]
  • Vasconcellos, A.R. ( Watsonville , CA ; 1950-1951 ; residence ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Wagner, George, alterations ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) Collaborator: Bakewell & Weihe [Dr]
  • Wagner, George ( San Francisco , CA ; 1959 ; commercial ) Collaborator: Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Dr, Ph]
  • Wagner & Martinez: Best Building Remodel ( San Leandro , CA ; 1967-1970 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Wagner & Martinez: Feathers Building Addition ( Oakland , CA ; 1970 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Wagner & Martinez: Holeman Grigsby ( Portola Valley , CA ; c. 1971 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms]
  • Wagner & Martinez: Remodeling Offices of 780 Welch Road for 4 Doctors ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1971 ; commercial ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr]
  • Walker, Sandy ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1974 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Weise, J. Harold, alternations and additions ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954, 1969 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox, Weihe, Frick & Kruse [Ms, Dr]
  • Westrum, Carl, addition and alterations ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1976 ; residential ) Collaborator: William B. Fox [Ms, Dr, Ph]

Series Description

 

I. Arthur Brown Jr. and Bakewell & Weihe Project Records , 1917-1936

Physical Description: Boxes 1-2, Flat Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.
Arthur Brown Jr. documents consist of drawings, specifications and addenda for the Doe Library Annex on the UC Berkeley campus. Bakewell & Weihe projects include drawings for residences in the Bay Area from 1924 to 1936.
 

II. Weihe, Frick & Kruse Project Records , 1941-1965

Physical Description: Boxes 2-20, Flat Files
 

A. Files and Drawings

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.
Includes correspondence, specifications, photographs, drawings, and brochures of Weihe, Frick & Kruse projects. The projects include the National Memorial of the Pacific, the Hall of Justice, the Academy of Sciences, the Lake Merced sports center, Lincoln School, the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association, the University of California, Stanford University, Humboldt State College, Hamilton and Castle Air Force Bases, and numerous residences.
 

B. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs documenting various projects including the San Francisco Hall of Justice, the National Memorial of the Pacific, and Grace Cathedral.
 

III. Grace Cathedral , 1957-1971

Physical Description: Boxes 21-27

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Documents the completion of Grace Cathedral, the largest project in the collection. Materials include correspondence, drawings, specifications, and brochures. A large quantity of these records consists of correspondence, photographs, and specifications regarding the Ghiberti Doors from Italy.
 

IV. William B. Fox , 1950-1976

Physical Description: Boxes 28-29, Flat Files

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Includes drawings and correspondence relating to residences, Coit Tower repairs, Defense Housing, and Fire Houses.
 

A. Student Work

 

B. Project Records