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Barth, Hermann Collection
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The Hermann Barth collection spans the period of 1896-1917 and consists primarily of drawings from the early 1900s. The most well-documented projects in the collection include the South-East Wing of the San Francisco City Hospital (1915- 1916), the German Hospital (ca. 1896), the San Francisco Masonic Temple (n.d.), commercial buildings for Mrs. W.W. Young, and the Alameda Moving Picture Theater (n.d.).
Hermann Barth was born in Germany in 1865. Barth received his education abroad, and he arrived in San Francisco in 1881. He married Lydia Hamm in 1895 in San Francisco, where he lived and practiced architecture for over 25 years. He is known for his medical, industrial, commercial, funerary, and residential architecture. Barth designed buildings in the San Francisco Bay area, and his style encompassed both California traditions and early twentieth century innovations.
3 Linear Feet: 1 flat file drawer
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Collection is open for research.