Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Bliss and Faville, Architects (firm); Walter Danforth Bliss (architect); William Baker Faville (architect)

Dates: constructed 1911

25 Van Ness Avenue
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102


Upper-crust San Francisco architects Bliss and Faville designed this Masonic Temple at 25 Van Ness Avenue in the manner of a Florentine palazzo with an idiosynchratic fenestration composed of trabeated and arched openings. The parapet was machicolated, in the manner of a medieval fortress. The corner facade at Oak Street and Van Ness had an elevated sculpture niche, also typical of Italian and French Gothic architecture. The temple began operations in 1911.

PCAD id: 24830