AKA: Burnham Plan for the Redevelopment of San Francsico, CA

Structure Type: built works - settlements - cities

Designers: Burnham, Daniel H., and Company, Architects (firm); Edward Herbert Bennett Sr. (architect/urban planner); Daniel Hudson Burnham (architect); Willis Jefferson Polk (architect)

Dates: constructed 1904-1905

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San Francisco, CA

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Building History

This grandiose plan for redesigning San Francisco, CA, was initiated in 1904 and finished in 09/1905. The Great Earthquake and Fire of 04/18-19/1906 spurred additional campaigning by Daniel H. Burnham, Edward Herbert Bennett, Sr., (1874-1954), and Willis J. Polk (1867-1924) for the adoption of this earlier, comprehensive city redevelopment plan.

D.H. Burnham and Company opened an office in San Francisco after 04/1906 of which Willis J. Polk was the head. This office operated under Polk's leadership until 07/1910.

Building Notes

In his designs for city plans for Manila, Philippines, Bauguio, Philippines, and San Francisco, CA, Daniel H. Burnham worked with Peirce Anderson (1870-1924), William E. Parsons (1872–1939) and Edward H. Bennett, Sr.

The San Francisco Redevelopment Plan was never implemented.

PCAD id: 6090