Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

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

Dates: constructed 1926

3 stories

Berkeley, CA

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The Garthwaite House was one of the earlier houses designed by Wurster during the first years of his practice.

W.B. "Jimmie" Garthwaite, an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1918, commissioned William W. Wurster (1895-1973), a younger classmate, to design this house in Berkeley, CA. Garthwaite gained fame for writing the words to the California Marching Song, a tune lifted from a 1927 Bohemian Club play, "Saint Francis of Assisi." (See "Interview with Madison Devlin,"Accessed 07/03/2012.) Drawings for the Garthwaite House are housed at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Documents Collection.

PCAD id: 17980