They opened their san francisco office in 1889 and remained in business here until 1932 when merritt died and james one of the founders of the san francisco opera company turned full time to his hobbies of oil. Reid 1855 1932 the canadian born reid brothers james and merritt designed many san francisco buildings during the city beautiful period.
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Reid brothers architects. The merced theatre was built in 1931 during the great age of grand movie houses to seat 1645 customers in air conditioned comfort in a dreamy exotic settingdesigned by san francisco architects reid brothers who also designed the hotel del coronado near san diego in a latin california revival style the interior of the merced theatre evoked strolling. In 1886 the founders of the coronado beach company invited the reid brothers to san diego to design the hotel del coronado. Bike ride and on feb.
Reid canadians by birth came to the west coast via illinois late in the nineteenth century and became two of the most prominent architects in san francisco. Reid and merritt j. Historic american buildings survey drawing by reid brothers architects circa 1888 original drawing of basement plan from the collection of the hotel del coronado corporation 4×6 negative hotel del coronado 1500 orange avenue coronado san diego county ca.
What do the cliff house the fairmont hotel the gg park music concourse bandshell and the sf bicycle coalitions market st. James headed west in late 1886 with youngest brother watson to open an office in san diego ca which lasted until 1899. Reid reid was the architectural and engineering firm of brothers james w.
Reid 1855 1932 created a number of san francisco landmarks during the city beautiful period. The reid brothers began architectural operations in evansville in with james w. Headquarters have in common.
25 ill lead a different bike tour of the reid brothers in the richmond district. Saturday is my fifth annual reid brothers in sf. Reid 1851 1943 merritt j.
Reid 1855 1932 and watson elkinah reid 1858 1944 that began in evansville indiana in 1879. Theyre all projects designed by the reid brothers who in the first few decades of the 20th century designed an impressive number of san franciscos buildings. Reid 1851 1943 merritt j.
Two of san franciscos most prominent architects james william reid 1851 1943 and his brother merritt j. Reid and merritt j. A younger brother watson elkinah reid also worked for james and merritts architectural and engineering firm of reid reid for a short time.
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