Residence for Mr. George Tasheira. Berkeley, California.
San Francisco: Julia Morgan, 1913. 10 copies of blueprint architectural drawings, labeled Drawings 366-1 to 366-10. 17" x 31" including blank area at left margin; area of drawings measures 17" x 27". Rolled, with minor edgewear and fading to right side of most drawings; original blueprints appear to have been creased/wrinkled, which don't affect readability but are evident in the copies. Very Good.
Presumed to be the full plans for the house. Contents include: Basement and Footing Plan; First Floor Plan; Second Floor Plan; Attic Plan; East Elevation; South Elevation; West Elevation; North Elevation; Interiors "A"; and Interiors "B".
Julia Morgan (1872 - 1957) was one of the foremost California architects of her time, ultimately designing over 700 buildings, including the Hearst Castle, in San Simeon. After graduating from UC Berkeley's Civil Engineering department in 1894, she became the first woman to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and began her own design firm in San Francisco in 1905.
George Tasheira was a local businessman and President of the Union Fish Company. His house, built in the Arts and Crafts style, features a chimney embedded with tiles depicting nautical themes, from the Rookwood Pottery Company; leaded glass windows; and crystal glaze tiles for the dining room fireplace.
The original blueprints appear to be at the Bancroft Library. Scarce in commerce.