Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Lenzen, Jacob and Son, Architects (firm); McIlvaine, Andrew J., Contractor (firm); Jacob Lenzen Jr. (building contractor); Louis Theodore Lenzen Sr. (architect); Theodore W. Lenzen (architect); Andrew J. McIlvaine (contractor)

Dates: constructed 1888-1889

San Francisco, CA

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The four-story Hotel Vendome was visible in a film created before 1906 by the Edison Company; Andrew J. McIlvaine, one of the organizers of the Pony Express, has been credited by some sources as the planner of the Hotel Vendome; the San Jose Mercury, in its 01/31/1907 obituary on McIlvaine, indicated that he was employed by Jacob Lenzen to build the hotel. The hotel was done in the Queen Anne Style, and possessed a profusion of shapes, colors and textures. A photograph of the hotel appeared on p. 7 of the Polk's San Jose city and Santa Clara County directory (See Polk's San Jose City and Santa Clara County Directory, 1911-1912, [Oakland, CA: Polk-Husted Directory Company, 1911]. p. 7.)

An annex was added in 1903, but this did not survive the 1906 earthquake;

Demolished in 1930;

PCAD id: 1342