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Male, born 1874-05-21, died 1957-07-07

Associated with the firms network

Bakewell and Brown, Architects; Brown and Lansburgh, Associated Architects; Brown, Arthur, Jr., and Associates, Architect

Professional History


Partner, Bakewell and Brown, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1905-1927; within the Bakewell and Brown firm, Brown served as the primary designer. Principal, Arthur Brown, Jr., and Associates, Architects, 1928-1950;


According to the web site: "Brown lectured at Harvard University and was acting professor of architecture at the University of California. His achievements as an architect won him worldwide recognition." (See "Architects and Designers,"Accessed 02/23/2011.) Brown accepted a chair at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, in late 1917. (See Architect and Engineer, 01/1918, p. 100.) A banquet was given as a send-off in 01/1918; (see Architect and Engineer, 02/1918, p. 105.) By 08-09/1918, however, the University of California, Berkeley, had hired him back, appointing him a Professor of Architectural Design. (See Architect and Engineer, 08/1918, p. 109 and Architect and Engineer, 09/1918, p. 113, Architect and Engineer, 10/1918, p. 114.)

Professional Activities

The Architect and Engineer of California of 03/1908 reported that Arthur Brown, Jr.,staged an exhibition of his drawings earlier in the year. (See Architect and Engineer of California, 03/1908, p. 62.) In 1927, Brown was a committee member planning the Artists Ball, 04/02/1927, staged at the San Francisco Art Institute. (See Architect and Engineer, 05/1927, p. 111.) He was on the Consulting Board of Editors for Architect and Engineer magazine in 1937.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1930;


The Bakewell and Brown Collection, 1910-1931 is held at the University of California, College of Environmental Design Archives, (See "Collection Guide,"Accessed 02/24/2011.)


B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1896; Brown was a top-tier student of Bernard Maybeck at Berkeley; Dipl., Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France, 1901; he studied in the Atelier of Victor A.F. Laloux at the Ecole.



Born in CA, Brown spent his most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area, dying in San Mateo County, CA, at the age of 83.


His mother's maiden name was Runyon.

Biographical Notes

Both Bakewell and Brown were proteges of Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957), an early instructor in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), who convinced these two top students to attend his alma mater, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, for a graduate education.

Associated Locations

  • Oakland, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Oakland, CA

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PCAD id: 468

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Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House, Berkeley, CA1908-1909BerkeleyCA
Braley-Grote Building, Oakland, CA1908OaklandCA
Brown, Arthur, Sr., House, Oakland, CA1910OaklandCA
Campbell, Donald, Double House, San Francisco, CA1909San FranciscoCA
City and County of San Francisco, City Hall #5, San Francisco, CA1912-1915San FranciscoCA
City of Berkeley, City Hall #2, Berkeley, CA1908-1909BerkeleyCA
City of Paris Dry Goods Company, Department Store #5, Union Square, San Francisco, CA 1906-1907San FranciscoCA
City of Pasadena, City Hall #2, Pasadena, CA1925-1927PasadenaCA
Clark, Charles W., House, Pebble Beach, CA1925-1926Pebble BeachCA
Coit, Lillie Hitchcock, Tower, Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, CA1933San FranciscoCA
Crocker, William Willard, House #2, Hillsborough, CA1929-1930HillsboroughCA
Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral #2, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1926-1930SeattleWA
Gallois Building, San Francisco, CA1910San FranciscoCA
Hammer, George, House, Oakland, CA1908OaklandCA
Hopkins, Timothy, House, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Hutchinson, J.S., House, San Francisco, CA1906San FranciscoCA
Interstate Commerce Commission Building, Washington, D.C.WashingtonDC
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Key System, Oakland Substation, Oakland, CA1937OaklandCA
Leimart, Walter, House, Piedmont, CA1908-1909PiedmontCA
Macdonald, A.D., House, Oakland, CA1907OaklandCA
Mann Hotel, San Francisco, CA1908San FranciscoCA
Martens, Frank C., House, Oakland, CA1908OaklandCA
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McKee, S.B., House, Oakland, CA1908OaklandCA
Mellon, Andrew W., Auditorium, Washington, DCWashingtonDC
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Miller, H.M., Apartment Building, San Francisco, CA1908-1909San FranciscoCA
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Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), Palace of Horticulture, San Francisco, CA1913-1915San FranciscoCA
Parisian Dyeing and Cleaning Works, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Perry, Mrs. L.D., House, Piedmont, CA1907PiedmontCA
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Regents of the University of California, Office Building, South of Market, San Francisco, CA 1910-1911San FranciscoCA
Rothermel, George, House, San Francisco, CA1906San FranciscoCA
Sacramento Valley Irrigation Company, Offices1910
Sanburn, Elizabeth, House, San Francisco, CA1908-1909San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA1926San FranciscoCA
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island Substation, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA1932
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, War Memorial Veterans' Building, San Francisco, CA1922-1932San FranciscoCA
Sloat, John D., Monument, Monterey, CA1907MontereyCA
Stanford University, Branner Hall, Stanford, CA1922-1923StanfordCA
Stanford University, Encina Commons, Stanford, CA1923StanfordCA
Stanford University, Encina Gymnasium, Stanford, CA 1915StanfordCA
Stanford University, Green, Cecil H., Graduate Research Library, Stanford, CA1919StanfordCA
Stanford University, Hoover Institution of War, Revolution, and Peace, Hoover Tower, Stanford, CA1940-1941StanfordCA
Stanford University, Memorial Auditorium, Stanford, CAStanfordCA
Stanford University, Stadium #1, Stanford, CA 1921StanfordCA
Stanford University, Toyon Hall, Stanford, CA1922-1923StanfordCA
State of California, Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge #11933-1936
State of California, Department of Public Works, Division of Highways, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Firehouse, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, CA1936San FranciscoCA
State of California, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Electric Railway Terminal Building, South of Market, San Francisco, CA 1937-1939San FranciscoCA
Sterling Street Substation, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA1926San FranciscoCA
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United States Government, Federal Office Building #1, San Francisco, CA1936San FranciscoCA
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Van Antwerp, W.C., House, Burlingame, CABurlingameCA
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