Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - exposition buildings

Designers: Farquhar, Robert D., Architect (firm); Robert David Farquhar (architect)

Dates: constructed 1913-1915

Marina District, San Francisco, CA

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Robert D. Farquhar, an East Coast blueblood transplanted to California, was a member of the Architectural Commission for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, CA, and through these connections, he obtained the commission for this fair structure. Farquhar was an elite insider architect, a product of Phillips Exeter, Harvard, MIT, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, who did finishing work for the prestigious New York firm of Carrere and Hastings.

The Festival Hall could seat 3,000 spectators. The Hall had a large dome flanked on four sides by small domes. The front entry was lit by a Roman thermal window, and curving portico articulated the main door.


PCAD id: 11216