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Creston H. Jensen Collection, 1921-1929
1978-2  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Project Index

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Creston H. Jensen Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1921-1929
    Collection Number: 1978-2
    Creator: Jensen, Creston H., 1888-1931
    Extent: 3 boxes, 1 flat box, 1 flat file drawer
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California.
    Abstract: The collection documents the architectural work of Creston H. Jensen, with a focus on his ecclesiastical projects.
    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], Creston H. Jensen Collection, (1978-2), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated in 1978.

    Access Points

    Architects--California.
    Architecture--California.
    Church architecture.
    Vernacular architecture.

    Biographical Note

    Creston H. Jensen 1888-1931
    Creston H. Jensen was born in California in 1888. He was an alumnus of UC Berkeley, and earned his architectural certificate from the state of California in 1919. During the next twelve years, Jensen concentrated his architectural practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specialized in ecclesiastical work, and prepared many plans for the Roman Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco. The Archbishop adopted these plans for structures that were erected in Salinas, Alameda, Mountain View, and San Jose. In addition to his church designs, Jensen also worked on various community and commercial projects in Northern California. The most notable of these works include the Elks Club Gymnasium of Santa Cruz (1927), the Masonic Association's Corinthian Hall in South San Francisco (1927), and the Daly City Theater (1928). At the time of his death in 1931, Jensen's office was located at 605 Market Street.
    Sources:

    Obit., The Architect and Engineer. May, 1931. 96.
    Withey, Henry F., AIA, and Withey, Elsie Rathburn. "Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased)." Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Co. (1956) 325.

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Creston H. Jensen collection is organized by type of record, and arranged alphabetically within. The collection consists of project specifications and project drawings from the 1920s. Jensen's projects include residences, churches, commercial structures, and community buildings. The most well-documented projects of the Jensen collection include the Elks Club Gymnasium of Santa Cruz (1927), the Daly City Theater (1928), the Sacred Heart Church and Parish of Salinas and San Jose (1927), and Saint Joseph's Church in Mountain View (1928). The collection was donated in 1978.

    Project Index

    The following is a list of architectural projects from the Jensen 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/jensen.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, 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]

    • * All Hallows Church ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; religious ) [Dr]
    • * Allred, Clifford S. (Ingleside Terrace) ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Antonia Manor Hotel ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Bank & Living Space ( 1927 ; commericial ) [Dr]
    • * Barney, Anna L. ( Chico , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Bean Spray Pump Company ( San Jose , CA ; 1926 ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Blake, Herbert H. ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Brenner, J.F. ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1924 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Central California Milk Producer's Association ( Stockton , CA ; 1923 ; commericial ) [Ms]
    • * Central Shuey Creamery ( Oakland , CA ; 1922 ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Commercial Store Fronts (various) ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Creely Cat & Dog Hospital ( San Francisco , CA ; 1924 ; medical ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Daly City Hall ( Daly City , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) [Dr]
    • * Daly City Theater (Marchbank, J.W.) ( Daly City , CA ; 1928 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Delger Building ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ) [Ms]
    • * Design: apartment house ( San Francisco , CA ; 1925 ; residential-multi ) [Dr]
    • * Design: church ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; religious ) [Dr]
    • * Design: cottages for Mineral camp site ( Mineral , CA ; 1927 ; residential-multi ) [Dr]
    • * Design: fireproof building ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Design: hotel ( commericial ) [Dr]
    • * Design: mausoleum & columbarium ( Marin County , CA ; n.d. ; funerary ) [Dr]
    • * Design: office ( Daly City , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Design: theater ( ca. 1925 ; recreational ) [Dr]
    • * Dhuyveter, Raymond ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Donohoe, J.P. ( Daly City , CA ; 1926 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Elks Club, building, addition & gymnasium (B.P.O.E.) ( Santa Cruz , CA ; 1927 ; recreational ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Emeryville Pavillion ( Emeryville , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Dr]
    • * Ericson, C. ( Daly City , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Fireproof Hotel, Preliminary Sketch for ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Gene Compton Corporation ( San Francisco , CA ; 1927 ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Golcher, W.E. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1921 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Great Mosque, The (exact copy of wood paneling) ( Kairoun , Tunisia ; 1924 ) [Dr]
    • * Grieg Residence ( Claremont , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Gulick, D.H. ( Marin Co. , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Gun Club House ( Suisun Marsh , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Dr]
    • * Hanchett, Floyd, garage ( San Jose , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Hardemann (Balloon Apartments) ( residential-multi ) [Dr]
    • * Hubbert, Mrs. Margaret ( Oakland , CA ; 1926 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Leicester, J.F. ( unidentified ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Levin, A. ( Daly City , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Masonic Hall Association: Corinthian Hall ( San Francisco , CA ; 1927 ; recreational ) [Dr]
    • * McCall, Mary ( Berkeley , CA ; 1922 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Millerick Pet Hospitial ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; medical ) [Ms]
    • * Mineral Camp Site ( Mineral , CA ; 1927 ; ) [Dr]
    • * Mission Auto Camp ( Daly City , CA ; 1929 ; industrial ) [Ms]
    • * Monson Brothers ( Los Banos , CA ; 1926 ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Monson Brothers ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial )
    • * Motherway, E.J. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Murphy, Miss Catherine ( unidentified , CA ; n.d. ; residential )
    • * Pacific Auto Stages Barber Shop ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Pacific Auto Stages Garage ( San Jose , CA ; 1928 ; industrial ) [Dr]
    • * Paloma Inn ( San Rafael , CA ; 1927 ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Parish House & Garage ( Concord , CA ; 1929 ; religious ) [Dr]
    • * Peake, Mrs. A. G. (Saint Francis Wood) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1918 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Porter, J.S. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1926 ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Quirke, J.W. ( Napa , CA ; 1926 ; residential ) [Dr]
    • * Roman Catholic Church ( Cambell , CA ; ca. 1929 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Ryerson, J.F. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Sacred Heart Church & Parish House ( Salinas , CA ; 1927 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Sacred Heart Church & Parish House ( San Jose , CA ; 1927 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Shenk, W.E. ( San Rafael , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) [Ms]
    • * Sigma Phi Epsilon ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Silver Fox Farms, Inc., Lookout Tower ( Shasta Springs , CA ; 1925 ; ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Skagg's Cash Stores ( Los Banos , CA ; 1927 ; commercial ) [Ms]
    • * Smith, H.H. ( Daly City , CA ; n.d. ; ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Saint Augustine's Parochial School ( Oakland , CA ; 1926-7 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Saint Francis Mission Church Parish House ( Sonoma , CA ; n.d. ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Saint John's Parochial School ( Napa , CA ; 1926 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Saint Joseph's Church ( Mountain View , CA ; 1928 ; religious ) [Ms, Dr]
    • * Saint Mary's Church ( Gilroy , CA ; 1926 ; religious ) [Ms]
    • * Saint Maximus Church for the Roman Catholic Parish ( Daly City , CA ; 1924 ; religious ) [Ms]
    • * Saint Phillip Neri Church ( Alameda , CA ; 1928 ; religious ) [Ms]
    • * Stage Terminal ( San Francisco , CA ; 1928 ) [Dr]
    • * Unidentified: projects [Ms]
    • * Unidentified: residence ( residential ) [Ms]
    • * Universal Sales Company ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
    • * Vogel Brothers, Hotel (unbuit) ( San Francisco , CA ; 1927 ; commercial ) [Dr]