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Grace Cathedral, George William Gibbs Memorial Hall, 1051 Taylor Street, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA



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Item Title


Location
1051 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2352-A
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N585).
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: Constructed in 1911, George William Gibbs Memorial Hall (hereinafter referred to by its common name, Cathedral House) is significant as the first permanent structure built in the Grace Cathedral close. Originally built for the Church Divinity School. the building was to be one part of a quadrangle of buildings adjacent to the cathedral. Cathedral House is, thus, also significant as a surviving remnant of the original 1907 close plan, designed by the famous English architect George Bodley, that included the quadrangle. Designed by the prominent San Francisco architect Lewis Hobart (after he had been appointed as the chief designer for the cathedral), Cathedral House is also a rare, surviving example in the San Francisco Bay Area of the "academic" gothic style popular in the early 20th century.

Related Names
Hobart, Lewis Parsons
Hill, Ward, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Contextual view from east-southeast, showing cathedral house and cathedral in rear
Contextual view from northwest
Cathedral house & crocker fence, Taylor Street (east) elevation
Cathedral house & crocker fence, Taylor Street east and north elevations, perspective view from the northeast
Perspective view of south and west elevations
East (Taylor Street) and south elevations, perspective view from southwest
Overhead view of west elevation and roof (from cathedral's north tower)
West elevation, north section
West elevation, south section
East elevation, north section, oblique view from southwest
3-story high bay at north end of Taylor Street elevation, detail view from east
4-story high bay at south end of Taylor Street elevation, detail view from east
Taylor Street entrance, detail view from east
Downspout head & cornice with adjacent windows, detail view from east


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