AKA: Golden Gate Park, Temple of Music, San Francisco, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts buildings

Designers: Page and Turnbull, Incorporated (firm); Reid Brothers, Architects (firm); Charles Hall Page (architect); James William Reid (architect); Merritt Jonathan Reid (architect); John Gordon Turnbull (architect)

Dates: constructed 1899-1900

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

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Located in Golden Gate Park;

Building History

Claus Spreckels (1828-1908), who grew rich from investments in sugar cane, railroads, newspapers and real estate, donated money for this building through his son, Adolph (1857-1924), who served as San Francisco's Parks Commissioner at the time.

Building Notes

The Reid Brothers erected the Temple of Music on the site of the 1894 California Mid-Winter Fair in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.


The Temple of Music sustained serious damage in both the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes in San Francisco, CA; San Francisco architects, Page and Turnbull, participated in the renovation following the latter quake;

PCAD id: 3698