AKA: City and County of San Francisco, House of Corrections, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - social and civic buildings - correctional institutions - prisons

Designers: Bugbee, S.C., and Son, Architects (firm); Charles Lewis Bugbee (architect); Samuel Charles Bugbee (architect)

Dates: constructed 1874

Building History

The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors hired S.C. Bugbee and Son, Architects, in mid-1874. A request for construction bids was published in San Francisco newspapers in 07/1874. It read: “In accordance with Resolution No. 6107 (New Series) of the Board of Supervisors, sealed proposals will be received in open session of the Board, on MONDAY EVENING, July 6th, 1874, from 7½ to 8 o’clock, for furnishing material and erect a House of Correction Building of Stone or Brick, on the Industrial School Tract. The work to be done in a good and workmanlike manner, and the buildings to be completed in all respects to the satisfaction of the Committee on Public Buildings, and under the supervision of Messrs. S.C. Bugbee & Son, Architects, No. 402 Montgomery street, at whose office the plans and specification are now open for inspection. NOTICE—Bidders will state a specific sum for which the building will be erected of Stone or of Brick, and completed, in accordance with plans and specifications. A good and sufficient bond to the full amount of the contract price, if awarded, will be required for the faithful performance of the contract.” (See “Proposals to Erect a House of Correction Building,” San Francisco Examiner, 07/26/1874, p. 4.)

PCAD id: 23458