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Bay Area Architects: Percy & Hamilton

Frederick Hamilton House and Charles Heise House on Pacific Avenue Frederick Hamilton House at 2513 Pacific Avenue
Charles Heise House at 2517 Pacific Avenue
Charles Heise House and J. C. Stubbs House on Pacific Avenue Charles Heise House at 2517 Pacific Avenue
J. C. Stubbs House at 2519 Pacific Avenue

The Heise House was built in 1884 and is the oldest surviving house in the block. The Stubbs House was built in 1892.
Source: Encyclopedia of San Francisco

Both Photos 20 February 2012
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George W. Percy (1847-1900)
Frederick F. Hamilton (1851-1899)
Percy & Hamilton Partnership (1880-1899)

George W. Percy and Frederick F. Hamilton, both natives of Maine, operated the most successful architectural partnership in San Francisco during the Victorian era.

Both architects had experience of working with Maine granite and were fluent in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. They employed this style for Greystone Cellars in the Napa Valley and for the Sharon Building in Golden Gate Park.

From 1880 until 1899 when Hamilton died, Percy & Hamilton designed many houses and churches in Pacific Heights. Many of the houses were demolished for redevelopment.

After Hamilton's death, Percy formed a brief partnership with Willis Polk. The major achievement of their partnership was the Alvinza Hayward Building (San Francisco Landmark 161) in the financial district.

Buildings Designed by Percy & Hamilton Sequenced By Year and Name
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Name Year Address City Remarks
Charles Heise House18842517 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPhotograph at top of page. Oldest surviving house in 2500 block of Pacific Avenue.
Residence18842547 Washington StreetSan Francisco
Residence18851923 WebsterSan Francisco
Greystone Cellars18862555 Main StreetSt. HelenaNational Register #78000725
First Unitarian Church18871187 Franklin StreetSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 40
Sharon Building1887Golden Gate ParkSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 124
Residence18892513 BroadwaySan Francisco
Residence18892201 BroderickSan Francisco
Frederick Hamilton House18902513 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoHamilton designed this house for himself and lived here until his death in 1899.
J. C. Stubbs House18922519 Pacific AvenueSan FranciscoPhotograph at top of page.
Seventh Day Adventist Church1892California and BroderickSan Francisco
Trinity Presbyterian Church18923261 23rd StreetSan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 166
Residence18931902 BroderickSan Francisco
Residence18942318 FillmoreSan Francisco
Alameda City Hall1896Santa Clara Avenue and Oak StreetAlamedaNational Register #80000791
Commercial Building189785 2nd Street at MissionSan FranciscoRebuilt 1908
Residence18972705 BuchananSan Francisco
Alvinza Hayward Building1906400 MontgomerySan FranciscoSan Francisco Landmark 161. Designed by George Percy and Willis Polk.