AKA: Dondo, Professor Mathurin, House, Richmond, CA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Wurster, William W., Architect (firm); William Wilson Wurster (architect)

Dates: constructed 1935-1936

1 story

215 Western Drive
Point Richmond, Richmond, CA 94801

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Mathurin Dondo (1884-1968) was a Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of California Berkeley. He was one of a number of academic clients that Wurster had in the 1930s.

The Dondo House was a small T-shaped residence erected of cinderblocks. (The cinderblock trade name was "Underdown Block.") The long shaft of the "T" accommodated a large living room that commanded sweeping views of San Francisco Bay.

PCAD id: 10842