Architect for the original deYoung Museum in San Francsico : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Want to know who is the original architect o the deYoung Museum and what other buildings and homes did he designed in San Francisco, Oakland, and Piedmont.

-- Ruby Ng (, December 26, 2002


Well, I'm not completely sure but what I remember is that the De Young Museum was modeled after the Court of the Ages at the Pan Pacific International Exposition of 1915. That Court of the Ages was designed by Louis Christian Mullgardt and I believe but I'm not 100 percent sure that he was then hired to do the De Young Museum. It would make sense since the De Youngs sponsored the exposition hiring Mullgardt to do the Court of the Ages, it would just be logical for the De Youngs to hire him to do a much more elaborate museum building based on his Court of the Ages building.

-- Harry Murphy (, June 17, 2003.

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