Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses

Designers: Hunt and Grey, Architects (firm); Elmer Grey (architect); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect)

Dates: constructed 1904

San Rafael, CA

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Located in the Ross Valley;

Building History

Pasadena Architects Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey designed two houses for the prosperous attorney, Livingston Jenks, Sr., (1868-1918), a country estate in San Rafael, Marin County, CA, and the other a city residence on Russian Hill in San Francisco, CA; these are rare works in Northern California by Hunt and Grey; Jenks, born in Chicago, IL on 11/22/1868, was active in the affairs of the University of California, Berkeley, (he was a Regent from 1913-1918), and was a Council Member of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, founded in 1907; Jenks was also a member of the blue-blood California Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; in 1906, Jenks, along with his law practice, also had a financial interest in an automobile business, The Mobile Carriage Company, in San Francisco; the lawyer also speculated in real estate, purchasing the 150-acre Menlo Oaks tract near Menlo Park, CA, in 1905 from James Coleman;

PCAD id: 5687