Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].
Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].

Residence of Herman Shainwald 2800 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, Cal. [cover title].

[San Francisco, 1915]. Oblong 4to. pebbled brown calf, gilt single rule border on upper and lower covers, title on upper cover, gilt inner dentelles, floral patterned silver and purple Aesthetic movement endpapers, a.e.g. 21 silver print photographs, 7.5” x 9.5” on larger sheets.

A handsome house portrait album documenting the vast and richly decorated Georgian revival home at 2800 Pacific Ave during its ownership by prominent early 20th century Bay Area real estate broker Herman Shainwald.

Known as “Herbst Manor,” the house was designed in 1899 by English-born architect Ernest Coxhead, who, in addition to a number of other elaborate homes, also designed Episcopal Churches throughout California. Shainwald and his wife Matilda bought the house in 1906, following the death of its first owner, Sarah Spooner, who was a wealthy art collector originally from Philadelphia. Eight years later they sold it to John McGregor, the president of Union Iron Works. The house’s exterior, pictured on the first two leaves, combines different architectural palettes to create a “serene particularity on one hand and an exuberant baroque plasticity on the other” (Longstreth p. 197). The balance of the photos depict the often lavishly appointed rooms. The house has recently been on the market, and remains one of San Francisco’s most expensive properties.

REFERENCES: Longstreth, Richard W. On the Edge of the World, p. 197.

CONDITION: Very good, moderately rubbed.

Item #3906

Price: $2,750.00

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