Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

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

Dates: constructed 1940

1 story

Orinda, CA

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San Francisco architect William W. Wurster (1895-1973) designed three houses for Dr. Saxton Temple Pope, Jr., (1902-1973), a physician. The first house was located in Hillsborough, CA, the other two in San Francisco's East Bay hills. His father, Dr. Saxton Temple Pope, Sr., (1875-1926) was a noted CA physician and bow hunter, who developed a close friendship with Ishi (c. 1860-1916), the last surviving member of the Yahi Group of Yana People in CA. Ishi was an important collaborator with Prof. Alfred Kroeber and other anthropologists working at the University of California, who studied American Indian culture in the state.

Demolished; the Saxton Temple Pope, Jr., House #2 was demolished to make room for a highway.

PCAD id: 18306