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John Bakewell Jr., John Albert Baur, Arthur Brown Jr., Leland Arthur Bryant, Jay Lloyd Conrich, Edward Louis Frick, Lawrence Anthony Kruse Sr., Sylvain Schnaittacher Sr., Ernest Edward Weihe

Active 1905-1928

Firm Notes

John Bakewell, Jr., (1872-1963) and Arthur Brown, Jr., (1874-1957) managed this important Beaux-Arts architectural firm that operated primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area but also had jobs throughout the state.

It appears that this busy partnership separated gradually in 1927 and 1928. Most sources indicate that Bakewell and Brown dissolved their partnership in 1927, but the names of both Bakewell and Brown and Bakewell and Weihe were listed in the San Francisco City Directory, 1928, (p. 273). Bakewell and Brown were listed as "Associated Architects" at this time, while Bakewell and Weihe were simply "Architects." Both firms shared space on the 8th floor of the building at 251 Kearny Street. A notice in The Recorder (San Francisco), “official organ of the courts,” published a building permit notice in 12/1927 that read: “Bakewell & Brown, 251 Kearny st., owners changing partitions and electric work in offices 251 Kearny st; architect, owners; Geo. Wagner, 181 South Park, contractor, cost $500.”(See "Building Contrats, Etc.," The Recorder (San Francisco), 12/09/1927, p. 16.) It is possible that Bakewell and Brown were creating two separated spaces for their two firms on the 8th floor, facilitating the separation of both entities. As noted, Bakewell and Brown had a large practice in 1927-1928, with a number of on-going jobs that needed to be finished. It is likely that this is why the two firms worked side-by-side for a short time.

Bakewell and Brown, Associated Architects, were no longer listed in the San Francisco City Directory, 1929, (p. 272), but Bakewell and Weihe was at 251 Kearny Street.

Subsequently, Bakewell worked with Ernest E. Weihe (1893-1968), and Brown operated his own firm.

PCAD id: 186

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