Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Dunn, James Francis, Architect (firm); Marquis and Stoller, Architects (firm); James Francis Dunn (architect); Robert B. Marquis (architect); Claude Stoller (architect)

Dates: constructed 1921

5 stories

1298 Sacramento Street
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109

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The Chambord Apartments occupied the northeast corner of Jones and Sacramento Streets.


This highly sculptural, Baroque-influenced building had a Parisian elegance to it, and became one of the earliest apartment blocks for the wealthy in the Nob Hill neighborhood. According ot the architectural web site, NoeHill in San Francisco: "The Chambord was commissioned in 1921 by James Witt Dougherty and designed by James Francis Dunn. It was among the earliest luxury apartment houses built in that area of Nob Hill. Its construction may well have triggered the wave of other similar, though generally larger, buildings erected nearby in the 1920's." (See, "San Francisco Landmarks: San Francisco Landmark #106 Chambord Apartments," accessed 07/01/2018.)


Peter Booth Wiley, in the National Trust Guide/San Francisco, said this about the Chambord Apartments: "The Chambord Apartments...were originally designed by James Francis Dunn, with references to Antonio Gaudi and Beaux-Arts styles. The ornamentation on this sculpted building was stripped off the balconies in the 1950s and then carefully restored by Marquis & Stoller in 1985. Interestingly, the original plans showed details that did not correspnd with the one photograph of the building located by the architects." (See Peter Booth Wiley, National trust Guide--San Francisco: America's Guide for Architecture and History Travelers, [New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2000], p. 266.)

San Francisco Historic Landmark: 106

National Register of Historic Places: 84001184 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 22157