Bliss & Faville architectural drawings 0000382

Finding aid prepared by Julia Larson
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Bliss & Faville architectural drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000382
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9.0 Linear feet Two flat file folders, two oversize rolls
Date: 1911
Location note: ADC regular / flat files misc. ADC oversize rolls
creator: Bliss & Faville.
creator: Bliss, Walter Danforth
creator: Faville, William Baker

Custodial History note

Blueprints were Found In Collections (FIC), possibly as part of the David Gebhard private collection, 2019.

Biographical/Historical note

Walter Bliss (1872-1956) and William Faville (1866-1946) were partners in the architecture firm Bliss & Favillle from 1898 until 1925, working mainly in northern California and San Francisco in particular. Both Bliss and Faville were educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; after they graduated they worked for the New York based firm McKim, Mead & White. They moved to San Francisco in 1898 and formed their architecture firm. Bliss & Faville were known for residential work, but after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, they received many commercial and civic projects as well.

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for use by qualified researchers

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains blueprints for Bliss & Faville buildings.

Related Archival Materials note

Bliss & Faville architectural drawings, [ca. 1900-1920], Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Architectural Drawing of Proposed Buildings for the University of Nevada, University Archives, University of Nevada, Reno

Drawer 553

Clunie Theater (Sacramento, Calif.) 1911

Drawer 553

Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company building California & Leidesdorff St. (San Francisco, Calif.) 1912

Oversize roll #1

Flood, Maud Lee house Broadway & Webster St. (San Francisco, Calif.) 1912

Scope and Contents note

The oversize blueprints are in poor condition and very fragile.
Oversize roll #2

Masonic Hall building Van Ness & Oak St. (San Francisco, Calif.) 1910