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San Francisco Landmark #82: Geary Theater 7 June 2003
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San Francisco Landmark #82
Geary Theater
415 Geary Street Between Mason and Taylor
Built 1910

The Geary Theater was renamed the American Conservatory Theater in 2006. The following is from the American Conservatory Theater website:

The American Conservatory Theater was designed by Bliss and Faville. The building's exterior reflects the late Victorian tradition, blending elements of neoclassicism with evidence of a baroque influence. The facade is primarily of yellow brick and polychrome-glazed terra-cotta. The original metal and glass marquee was replaced by an all-metal reproduction in 1987. The theater has retained most of its original design and character both inside and out. After almost a century, the venue remains faithful to its historical period, an outstanding example of the theater design, philosophy, and architecture of the early years of the 20th century.

The Geary Theater, is also National Register Listing #75000472.

Some buildings designed by Bliss & Faville:
  • 1906: Residence, 3001 Pacific Avenue
  • 1907: St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street
  • 1908: Bank of California, 400 California Street
  • 1908: Residence, 3540 Washington Street
  • 1909: Residence, 18 Presidio Terrace
  • 1910: Geary Theater, 415 Geary Street
  • 1910: Savings Union Bank, 1 Grant Avenue
  • 1910: Rialto Building, 116 New Montgomery
  • 1912: James Leary Flood Mansion, 2222 Broadway
  • 1912: University Club, 800 Powell Street
  • 1913: Masonic Temple, 25 Van Ness Avenue
  • 1914: Richmond Branch of the Carnegie Library, 351 9th Avenue
  • 1914: Residence, 2990 Vallejo Street
  • 1916: Southern Pacific Headquarters, 1 Market Street
  • 1916: Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street
  • 1916: Southern Pacific Building, 1 Market Street
  • 1917: Residence, 2100 Broadway
  • 1918: Residence, 2332 Baker Street
  • 1918: United States Post Office, Willows
  • 1920: Hallidie Plaza Branch of Bank of Italy, 1 Powell Street
  • 1921-1925: Residence, 1950-1960 Jackson Street
  • 1923: Matson Building, 215 Market Street
  • 1926: Southern Pacific Depot, Sacramento
  • 1926, California State Building, 350 McAllister Street

The Encyclopedia of San Francisco has a biography of Walter Danforth Bliss

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