The California School of Fine Arts (now known at the San Francisco Art Institute) moved to its current location at 800 Chestnut Street in 1926, in a new building designed by Bakewell and Brown, architects of S.F. City Hall, Coit Tower, Pasadena City Hall, Hoover Institution Tower, Temple Emanu-el, and many landmark buildings in the city, California, and the U.S.


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.

A couple images of the School's studios after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire---- The earthquake also shook the psyche of San Francisco. Soon after the temblor, the Life Classes were no longer segregated by gender; males and females worked together with all the accompanying dangers of exposed electrical wiring.



With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.