Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Church, Thomas D. , Landscape Architect (firm); Wurster, William W., Architect (firm); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect); William Wilson Wurster (architect)

Dates: constructed 1936

2 stories

735 Bromfield Road
Hillsborough, CA 94010-6619

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The tandem of William W. Wurster and Thomas D. Church designed this two-story residence and its garden for a significant lumber executive in the exclusive San Mateo County suburb of Hillsborough, CA.

Building History

Wurster and Church collaborated on the designs of many distinguished Bay Area houses from the 1930s-1960s. George A. Pope, Jr., President of the Pope and Talbot Lumber Company, an important producer of timber in CA and the Pacific Northwest, commissioned the two to design this house during the generally torpid economic period of 1932-1934.

Pope owned a 16,000-acre ranch, the El Peco Ranch, outside of the Central Valley town of Madera, on which he raised champion thoroughbred race horses. Wurster also designed this notable El Peco Ranch house. (See Ed Levine, “Madera County Rivals Kentucky’s ‘Blue Grass Belt’ for Fine Horses, Madera Tribune, vol. 71, no. 94, 09/25/1962, p. 12A.)

PCAD id: 4714