Structure Type: built works - religious structures - cathedrals; built works - religious structures - churches

Designers: Cram and Ferguson, Architects (firm); Hobart, Lewis P., Architect (firm); Ralph Adams Cram (architect); Frank W. Ferguson (architect); Lewis Parsons Hobart (architect)

Dates: constructed 1927-1964

1100 California Street
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108

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Building History

The Family of Charles Crocker (1822-1888), one of the Central Pacific Railroad's "Big Four" and later a significant banker in San Francisco, CA, donated land on which the Episcopal Cathedral was sited. Construction on this French Gothic church, the third largest Episcopal Cathedral in the United States, continued between 1927-1964. The prominent local architect Lewis P. Hobart (1873-1954) completed the design for the Episcopal Diocese.

The Boston architect Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) consulted with Hobart on the design of the Grace Cathedral.

PCAD id: 16585