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Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco, California(1904)*

Artist/Designer: Julia Morgan

Project Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Figure 1: Details of Ceiling ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )
Figure 2: Room and Ceiling ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )
Figure 3: Painting ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )
Figure 4: Detail of stairwell. ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )
Figure 5: View of Glass Ceiling ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )
Figure 6: Marble Hallway ( Source | Accessed : October 11, 2016 )


Primary Material(s):
Stone, Wood, Steel, Paint


Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1900-1909, 1904

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:
Boutelle, Sara Holmes. Julia Morgan, Architect. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

Favro, Diane. "Sincere And Good: The Architectural Practice Of Julia Morgan." Journal of Architectural and Planning Research 9, no. 2 (1992): 112-28.

Longstreth, Richard W. "Julia Morgan: Some Introductory Notes." Perspecta 15 (1975): 75-86.

McNeill, Karen. "Julia Morgan: Gender, Architecture, and Professional Style." Pacific Historical Review 76, no. 2 (2007): 229-68.

"Morgan, Julia." In The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide. Oxford: Helicon, 2016.

Reschenberg, Vera Jaye. Julia Morgan: Avant-garde businesswoman designing gendered space during the Progressive Era. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2014.

Wilson, Mark A. Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty. Salt Lake City, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2007.

Building Address: 465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Significant Dates: Building was completed in 1904; its steel frame helped it to survive the 1906 earthquake. 1995 the Commercial Club on the building's fifteenth floor was renamed the Julia Morgan Ballroom following renovations.

Supporting Staff/ Designers: Daniel Burnham, Willis Polk
Mural Painter: William Coulter

Tags: Art and Interiors, History and Interiors, San Francisco, California, 20th Century, Stone, Wood, Paint, Steel, Government

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