Lewis P. Hobart Collection 1986-4

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University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
230 Wurster Hall #1820
Berkeley, CA 94720-1820
(510) 642-5124

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Berkeley. College of Environmental Design. Environmental Design Archives
Title: Lewis P. Hobart Collection
creator: Hobart, Lewis P., 1873-1954
Identifier/Call Number: 1986-4
Physical Description: 4 oversize folders
Date (inclusive): 1907-1915
Physical Description: 4 oversize folders
Abstract: The collection consists of architectural drawings of commercial buildings by Lewis P. Hobart in the Bay Area.
Language of Material: English.

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], Lewis P. Hobart Collection, (1986-4), Environmental Design Archives. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated in 1986.


Lewis P. Hobart (1873-1954)
Lewis P. Hobart was born in St. Louis in 1973. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees, and also studied at the American Academy in Rome and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. After completing his studies, Hobart worked in New York for two years before moving to San Francisco in 1906.
Hobart was very involved in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906, and designed structures in a variety of styles that reflected his Beaux Arts training. He was the original architect for Grace Cathedral (completed by Weihe, Frick & Kruse), designed the Academy of Sciences, the University of California hospital, and several office buildings in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. He also designed numerous mansions in Hillsborough and Burlingame.

Scope and Contents Note

The Lewis P. Hobart collection consist of drawings from the Shredded Wheat Company building (Oakland 1915), the White Investment Company building (San Francisco 1907), the Kiersted residence (Hillsborough n.d.), and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (San Francisco 1913-1914). Hobart's photographs of Grace Cathedral can be found in the Weihe, Frick & Kruse collection.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hobart, Lewis P., 1873-1954