Willis Polk Collection 1934-01

University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
230 Wurster Hall #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820
designarchives@berkeley.edu


Contributing Institution: University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
Title: Willis Polk Collection
Creator: Willis Polk
Identifier/Call Number: 1934-01
Physical Description: 31 Linear Feet: 2 boxes, 5 flat boxes, 5 flat file drawers, 20 tubes, 3 frames
Date (inclusive): 1890-1937
Language of Material: English .

Access Statement

Collection is open for research. Many of the Environmental Design Archives collections are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

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], Willis Polk Collection, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Funding

Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.

Biographical Note

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Willis Polk (1867-1924) was the son of carpenter Willis Webb Polk. He began working with a local contractor at the age of eight, and within five years had become an office boy in the firm of architect Jerome B. Legg. By 1885, Polk and his father had established a partnership in Kansas City under the name W. W. Polk & Son. The company's projects were primarily for small suburban homes or row houses, and the younger Polk was responsible for the design of some of these commissions.
Polk's shift from the realm of tradesman to that of the professional architect came in 1887. At that time Polk left the partnership with his father to become a draftsman for the firm of Van Brunt & Howe, a pair of Boston architects who were moving their practice to Kansas City. The architectural theories of Henry Van Brunt influenced Polk's designs and prompted him to pursue an informal education in the theory and practice of architecture. Within two years Polk worked for at least five different architects across the United States, gaining exposure to a variety of design ideas, and attended architecture classes given by William Robert Ware at Columbia University. In 1889, Polk joined the office of A. Page Brown and moved with Brown's firm to San Francisco.
Although Polk was a talented designer, his lack of business sense and volatile, demanding personality hindered many of his professional endeavors. His first partnership, with Fritz Maurice Gamble, lasted just over a year. Polk then entered into partnership with his father and brother, opening the office of Polk & Polk in 1892. With Polk designing, his brother Daniel serving as draftsman, and his father overseeing technical matters and field operations, they attained moderate success, primarily with residential commissions. After Polk's father retired in 1896, he attempted his own practice. Polk took over the Ferry Building project after A. Page Brown's death, but even with this major project he couldn't sustain the office. Polk filed for bankruptcy in 1897.
Though his own career was inconsistent during these years, Polk became an active and outspoken advocate for the architectural profession and the standards of good design. During 1890-91 he published three issues of the Architectural News, conceived as an alternative to the conservative California Architect and Building News. In addition to Polk, John Galen Howard, Ernest Coxhead, and Bertram Goodhue were contributors to the publication. In 1894, Polk led the Guild of Arts and Crafts, an organization of artists and architects, in an effort to create a Board of Public Works that would approve the design of all municipal projects. Polk also wrote a series of short critiques for The Wave, a San Francisco weekly review, between 1892 and 1899. At times harsh in his criticisms, Polk often alienated colleagues and former associates with his comments.
Polk married Christina Barreda Moore in 1899, and the couple moved to Chicago in 1901 so that Polk could work with Daniel H. Burnham. Burnham was an early city planning expert, and his firm was well-known for the design of large commercial buildings. At Burnham's office, Polk entered the upper ranks, taking responsibility for several major projects in his two years with the firm. Burnham and his interest in city planning, would influence Polk's career even after he returned to San Francisco. Upon Polk's return to the city in 1903, he entered into a partnership with George Alexander Wright, an association that continued until 1906.
When Burnham was commissioned in 1904 to develop a master plan for the city of San Francisco, Polk assisted in the plan's preparation. Presented in 1906, the Burnham Plan was never realized due to issues of property ownership and the need for quick rebuilding after the 1906 fire. Understanding the money-making potential offered by the reconstruction, Burnham opened a West Coast office with Polk in charge. Among Polk's commissions for D. H. Burnham & Co. were the renovation of the Pacific Union Club, reconstruction of the Mills Building, and numerous projects for the Spring Valley Water Company, including the Water Temple at Sunol. William Bourn, president of the Spring Valley Water Company and a friend and supporter of Polk's, also commissioned the architect for residential projects, including Empire Cottage (1897-98) and Filoli (1914-15).
Burnham closed his San Francisco branch in 1910, and Polk opened his own firm, named Polk & Co. In 1911 he was named supervising architect of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and became active in the effort to save the Exposition's Palace of Fine Arts when the fair closed in 1915. This was one of many opportunities taken by Polk to challenge city officials on architectural and building issues. The most well-publicized of these was the Hobart Building controversy when Polk challenged the building inspector and the mayor over what he felt were outdated building codes. Polk took his battle to the public by publishing advertisements in the newspapers and hanging a series of 18 x 20 foot signs from the building. Despite these conflicts, Polk & Co. completed more than one hundred major commercial buildings and domestic residences in the Bay Area.
Sources:
Longstreth, Richard. On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in San Francisco at the Turn of the Century. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1983.
Longstreth, Richard. A Matter of Taste: Willis Polk's Writings on Architecture in the Wave. San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1979.

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: Professional Papers, Office Records, Art and Artifacts, and Additional Donations.

Scope and Contents

The Willis Polk collection documents Polk's architectural career, his professional involvement and his interest in the civic improvement of San Francisco. Architectural drawings from 1890-1924 form the bulk of the collection, as well as additional manuscript records. The collection is arranged into four series: Professional Papers, Office Records, Art and Artifacts, and Additional Donations.
Series I: Professional Papers spans the years of 1890-1937 and contains correspondence, professional writings, news clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. This includes writings from the Architectural News, the Arts and Crafts Guild of San Francisco, the controversy surrounding the construction of the Hobart Building, and the effort to preserve the Palace of Fine Arts. Photographs include portraits of Polk, and a group photograph of him and his colleagues. This series also contains records created or collected by Polk's widow, Christina Barreda Polk.
Series II: Office Records spans a short range of years from 1893-1897 and consists of financial ledgers and published records and photographs from completed projects, as well as photographs and lithographs of built and unbuilt projects.
Series III: Project Records contains correspondence, drawings, and photographs related to Polk's projects from 1890-1924. The bulk of this series consists of architectural drawings. Correspondence and other written documentation exists only for three projects: The Spring Valley Water Company Mason Street Building, The Women's City Club of San Francisco, and an uncompleted San Francisco War Memorial. Photographs are of finished projects as well as drawings, models, the original Willis Polk table with terra cotta supports, and Linderhof Palace.
Series IV: Arts and Artifacts is comprised of Polk's office furniture as well as sculptures, etchings, sketches, and paintings created or collected by Polk spanning the years of circa 1890-1924. This includes art created by Willis Polk: a drawing of a window at Mission San Jose in San Antonio, a sketch of Mabel Street in San Francisco, a watercolor of the Keith residence and Swedenborgian Church, and an oil painting of the San Francisco Skyline. Also includes a landscape painting and a portrait of Polk by William Keith.
While the majority of the collection was donated in 1934 by Polk's widow in conjunction with the Friends of Willis Polk, Series V: Additional Documents is comprised of separately donated materials. These materials range from circa 1890-1951 and includes manuscripts, drawings, and photographs. Drawings in this series includes: William Bourn, Jr. residence, San Francisco; Mrs. William Bourn residence, St. Helena; Charles Webb Howard residence, Oakland; Examiner Building, San Francisco; proposed casino for the Hotel Arcadia, Santa Monica; Admission Day Monument; and proposed Administration Building, California Midwinter International Exposition. Also includes photographs, drawings, and documents relating to the Ralston White "Garden of Allah" residence and microfiche reproductions of the plans for the Charles Templeton Crocker Residence. Collection also includes material related to the Polk family including photographs of W.A. Polk, Daisy Polk, Willis J. Polk; correspondence to, from, and about Daisy Polk; photographs of drawings and buildings (by Frances Benjamin Johnston) and 2 issues of Architectural News (1890, 1891).

Related Collections

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Willis Polk Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to placeholder . For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index.  
The project list below, derived from the Project Index, 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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Architects -- California.
Architects -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
Architecture--California--San Francisco Bay Area--20th century.
Architecture--Domestic--California--San Francisco Bay Area.
Architecture, Domestic -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.

 

SERIES I. PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

 

A. Correspondence

 

Correspondence 1892-1924

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Architectural News 1890-1891

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

Preservation of the Fine Arts Palace 1915

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

B. Writings

 

Writings 1904-1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

The Guild of Arts & Crafts of San Francisco, Action to Create a Board of Public Works 1894

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|4
 

Hobart Building Controversy 1914-1915

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

C. Reference Files

 

News Clippings 1899-1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|7
 

Building Report and Specification n.d., 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|8
 

News Clippings Scrapbook 1901-1914

Physical Description: 1 Box: 2
 

"Civic Beautification' of America" Clipping from The Graphic 1911

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Clippings Scrapbook of The American Architect and Building News 1887-1901

Physical Description: 1 Box:3
 

D. Photographs

 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|10
 

E. Post-Mortem Materials

 

Post-Mortem Materials 1924-1937

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|9
 

SERIES II. OFFICE RECORDS

 

A. Financial Records

 

Cash Ledger 1893-1897

Physical Description: 1 Box: 2
 

B. Published Projects

 

Items from Polk Scrapbook n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

C. Built and Unbuilt Projects n.d.

 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of photographs and lithographs of built and unbuilt projects by Willis Polk and his firms. Some identified projects include: the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial, the Linderhof residence, a proposal for a Golden Gate Park Stadium, and a proposal for an addition to the New Chronicle Building
 

SERIES III. PROJECT RECORDS

 

Alexander Young Building (Honolulu, HI) 1900

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Photographs 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Atkins, J.H.P. n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 1
 

Boericke, Dr. William (San Francisco, CA) 1890

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1890

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 2
 

Bourn Jr., Wm. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Polk (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 40
 

Bourn Sr., Mrs. Wm. "Madrono" (St. Helena, CA) 1898

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble, Polk & Polk (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1898

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 41
 

Breeze, Thomas H. (Fair Oaks) (San Mateo, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 3
 

California Mid-winter International Expo. Proposed Admin. Bldg. (San Francisco, CA) 1893

Collaborator: Polk (architect)

Project Type

exposition
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 42
 

Carolan, Francis Estate (Burlingame, CA) 1909

Collaborator: Burnham (architect)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Box: Box 4, FF4
 

Chamberlain & Procter (San Francisco, CA) 1920

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1920

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 5
 

Chamberlain & Procter (San Francisco, CA) 1917

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1917

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 6
 

Crocker (Hillsborough, CA) 1894, 1916

Project Type

residential
 

Manuscripts 1894, 1916

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Drawings 1894, 1916

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

Crocker Building - proposed (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 43
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Design: Hall of Fame n.d.

Project Type

cultural
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Design: Stadium in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

recreational
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Dohrmann, A.B.T. (San Francisco, CA) 1919

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1919

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 44
 

Empire Mines (Grass Valley, CA) 1905-1906

Collaborator: Polk & Wright (architects)

Project Type

industrial
 

Drawings 1905-1906

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 7
 

Ferry Building - Peristyle & Arch at the foot of Market Street (San Francisco, CA) 1897

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings 1897

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 60
 

Filoli Estate (Woodside, CA) n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 1-5
 

First National Bank Building of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Polk & Burnham (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Frederick's & Co (San Francisco, CA) 1909

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 8
 

Fuller & Co. Warehouse (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Garden of Allah [see White, Ralston]

 

Griffith, Misses A.S. & C.L. (San Francisco, CA) 1910

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1910

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 9
 

Henshaw, William G. (Oakland, CA) 1911

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 10
 

Henshaw, William G. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 11
 

Hooker, Katherine P. [see also Dohrmann] (San Francisco, CA) 1913

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1913

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 12
 

Hooker, R.G. (San Francisco, CA) 1908

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1908

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 13
 

Hotel Arcadia (Santa Monica, CA) 1893

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 45
 

Howard, Charles Webb (Oakland, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 46
 

Howison, G.H. n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 14
 

Jackling, D.C. (Hillsborough, CA) 1918

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1918

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 15
 

Jolliffe Residence n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Photographs n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Polk (architects)
 

Lee, Cuyler (Oakland, CA) 1913

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1913

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 16
 

Martin, Mrs. Walter S. (Hillsborough, CA) 1915

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1915

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Merchants Exchange Building (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 10 Tubes: 6-15
 

Mills Building Addition (San Francisco, CA) 1912-1913

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1912-1913

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 16
 

Moffitt, J.K. (Piedmont, CA) 1911

Collaborator: Burnham, D.H. & Co., Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 18
 

Naphtaly, S.L. (San Francisco, CA) 1913

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1913

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)
Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 19
 

Opera House interior (San Francisco, CA) ca. 1912

Project Type

cultural
 

Drawings ca. 1912

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 47
 

Osbourne, Lloyd (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Percy, G.W. (architects)
Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 20
 

Pacific Union Club (San Francisco, CA) 1909

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1909

Physical Description: 1 Tube: FF 21, T 17-18
 

Pacific Union Club- alterations (San Francisco, CA) 1919

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1919

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 19
 

PG & E Jesse Street Station (San Francisco, CA) 1905-1909

Collaborator: Burnham & Polk (architects)

Project Type

industrial
 

Drawings 1905-1909

Physical Description: 1 Tube: 20
 

Pullman, Mrs. Hariett; Carolands Estate (Hillsborough, CA) 1914

Collaborator: Polk & Sanson (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1914

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 22
 

Robert Lewis Stevenson Memorial, Portsmouth Square (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

cultural
 

Photographs n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|6
 

Competition: San Francisco City Hall (San Francisco, CA) ca. 1912

Project Type

governmental
 

Drawings ca. 1912

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 23
 

San Francisco National Bank (San Francisco, CA) 1908-09

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1908-09

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 24
 

San Francisco Plan (San Francisco, CA) 1905

Collaborator: Burnham (architect)
 

Drawings 1905

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 25
 

San Francisco War Memorial (San Francisco, CA) 1923-1924

Collaborator: Bakewell & Brown; Lansgurgh

Project Type

cultural
 

Manuscripts 1923-1924

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|4
 

San Francisco, United Railroads - street lamps (San Francisco, CA) 1916

Collaborator: Polk & Lentelli, Leo (sculptor)

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings 1916

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 26, T 21
 

Selby, Mrs. H.I. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 27
 

Sisters of the Holy Name Family (San Francisco, CA) 1911

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

residential-multi
 

Drawings 1911

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 28
 

Spring Valley Water Co. Mason St. (San Francisco, CA) 1922

Project Type

commercial
 

Manuscripts 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

Drawings 1922

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|2
 

St. Mark's Parish (Berkeley, CA) 1908-12

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings 1908-12

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 29, T 22
 

St. Matthew's Church (San Mateo, CA) n.d.

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 30
 

Stevenson, Mrs. R.L. (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Collaborator: Polk & Percy, G.W. (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 31
 

Swedenborgian Church - art piece (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

religious
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Tilden Admission Day Monument (San Francisco, CA) 1896

Collaborator: Polk/ D. Tilden

Project Type

art
 

Drawings 1896

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 32
 

Torquay Town Site, Cascade Improvement Co. (South San Mateo, CA) 1907

Collaborator: Burnham & Co (architects)
 

Drawings 1907

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 33
 

Unidentified circa 1890

Collaborator: Polk & Gamble (architects)

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings circa 1890

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 34
 

Unidentified 1904

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1904

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Unidentified n.d.

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

cultural
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Unidentified drawings 1890, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|5
 

Unidentified photo studies (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 35
 

Unidentified tower memorial n.d.

 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 36
 

Union Passenger Terminal at Goat Island (Proposed) (San Francisco, CA) n.d.

Project Type

transportation
 

Drawings n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 88
 

University Club Building (San Francisco, CA) 1904

Collaborator: Wright & Polk (architects)

Project Type

recreational
 

Drawings 1904

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1| II. 1
 

Valentine, J.A. Rey (Belvedere, CA) 1893

Project Type

Residential
 

Drawings 1893

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 36A
 

Viavi Co. (Law Bros.) (San Francisco, CA) 1930

Collaborator: Polk & Co. (architects)

Project Type

commercial
 

Drawings 1930

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 37
 

Welch, Mrs. Andrew (San Francisco, CA) 1915

Project Type

residential
 

Drawings 1915

Physical Description: 1 Flat File: FF 38
 

White, Ralston "Garden of Allah" (Mill Valley, CA) 1914-1917

Project Type

residential
 

Manuscripts 1914-1917

Physical Description: 2 Folders: 5 | 4-5
 

Drawings 1914-1917

 

Photographs 1914-1917

Physical Description: 3 Folders: 5 | 1-3
 

Women's City Club (National League for Women's Service) (San Francisco, CA) 1923

Project Type

recreational
 

Manuscripts 1923

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

Drawings 1923

Physical Description: 1 Frame: 64
 

Photographs 1923

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|3
 

SERIES IV. ART AND ARTIFACTS

 

Drawing of Mission San Jose Window in San Antonio, Texas 1890

Physical Description: 1 Box: 3
 

Polk Sketch of Mabel Street, San Francisco 1902

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

Watercolor of Keith Residence and Swedenborgian Church 1900

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

Award to Polk from Panama Pacific International Exposition 1915

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

Polk Oil Painting of San Francisco Skyline 1902

Physical Description: 1 Box: 6
 

Carved Oak Bookcases (2) n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Walnut desk n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Oak Table with Terra Cotta Supports n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Putnam Bronze n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Pegasus Bronze n.d.

Physical Description: 1 Artifact: EDA Reading Room
 

Keith, William Oil Paintings (1 landscape, 1 portrait) n.d.

Physical Description: 2 Frame: 48, 63
 

SERIES V. ADDITIONAL DONATIONS

 

A. Portrait of Willis Polk, by Bruce Porter

Physical Description: 1 Box: 4
 

B. Drawings for Bourn Residence

 

[See Project Records]

 

C. Drawings of Residences, Exposition, and Commercial Buildings

 

[See Project Records]

 

D. Drawings of Merchants Exchange Building

 

[See Project Records]

 

E. Microfiche Reproduction, Charles Templeton Crocker Residences (Uplands)

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 1|1
 

F. Ralston White Residence "Garden of Allah," Mill Valley, CA

 

[See Project Records]

 

G. Drawings of Filoli Estate

 

[See Project Records]

 

H. Family Material

 

Polk, Willis Photographs

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|6
 

Polk, Daisy correspondence (to, from, about)

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|7
 

Polk, Daisy photographs

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|8
 

Polk, W.W. and Polk, W.A. photographs

Collaborator: Arnold Genthe (photographer)
Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|9
 

Buildings and Drawings of Building Photographs

Collaborator: Frances Benjamin Johnston (photographer)
Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|10
 

Architectural News (2 volumes) 1890, 1891

Physical Description: 1 Folder: 5|11