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California, took the plume-like branch of
one of the graceful shrubs growing m
the yard, laid it on the newly troweled
surface near the border and instructed
the finisher to "pat it down" with his
trowel. With some hesitation at seeing
his newly finished work apparently dis-
figured he complied. In a few minutes
the plumed branch was lifted out. The
stem end was raised first and the entire
branch peeled out. The impression of
the branch broke, in a pleasing way,
the monotony of the surface. The work-
man saw the natural beauty of the
decoration, got enthusiastic and re-
peated the impress as a border com-
pletely around the porch front. De-
pressions similarly made and filled with
a mortar of contrasting color ofifer pos-
sibilities to the architect.



Correction

In the advertisement of the Standard
and Santa Cruz Portland Cement Com-
pany, for April, there appeared in this
magazine a half tone plate of the Oak-
land hotel, the printer having substi-
tuted it by mistake for the Oakland
city hall. Santa Cruz cement was used
in large quantities in the construction
of the new municipal building and the
high character of the cement was shown
by the way it stood up under the severe
tests of the chemists. Wlien the archi-
tect specifies Standard or Santa Cruz
he can bank on quality every time.



The Architect and Engineer 125



HEATING ELECTRICAL WORK


PLUMBING


FLOOR AND WALL TILING

VENTILATION


SHEET METAL WORK


JOHN G. SUTTON


CO.


243 MINNA STREET


SAN FRANCISCO



WESTERN FURNACE and CORNICE CO.

I64S HOWARD STREET, Bet. 12lh and 13th, SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
J AS. T. CONWAY

Telephone. Market 4201

SKYLIGHTS, GALVANIZED IRON TIN ROOFING, HOT AIR HEAT-

CORNICE WORK ING AND VENTILATING



PACIPIC COAST DEPARTMEMT

FIDELITY AND DEPOSIT COMPANY OF MARYLAND

Bonds and Casualty Insurance for Contractors

MILLS BUILDING Phones ] ^ '^" ,,^,

SAN PRAIMCISCO ' Kearny 1452



ATLAS HEATING AND VENTILATING CO., Inc.

ENGINEERS and CONTRACTORS

STEAM AND HOT WATER HEATING. FANS. BLOWERS,

FURNACES, POWER PLANTS—SHEET METAL WORK

FOURTH AND FREELON STS. PHONES DOUGL4B 378. HOME J 1 009

BET. BRYANT AND BRSNNAN SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.



UIGHTIINQ

Lighting conditions have changed during past few months. Let us submit to you (with-
out charge) a plan for the inexpensive, yet effective, lighting of any projected building,

R. W. BUHTIS. P»„,DrNT BAUER FIXTURE COMPANY GEOHGE H. RIDDOCK. sec.

MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH-GRADE LIGHTING FIXTURES
49-55 JONES ST., SAN FRANCISCO CAL. PHONES MARKET 9273. HOME J 3414



WITTMAN, LYMAN & CO.

CONTRACTORS FOR

PLUMBING, STEAM and HOT WATER HEATING



^^''su^eLTS'''^' ''■ Plumbinq and

WETZEL & GRASS Q^S FitttTlS

327 Hayes St. San Francisco, Cal- "



American Electrical Engineering Co.

W. J. KIEFER. General iVlanager

Electrical Contractors and Dealers in Motors, Lamps, Heating Devices, Etc,

House Wiring and Repair Work a Specialty

TELEPHONE MARKET 6241 435 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE



By the Way

Some Industrial Information Worth the While



Keying an Ad.

Keying an "ad" and paying a clerk to
keep tab on "inquiries" is good busi-
ness in a ten-cent mail-order proposi-
tion, but doesn't work out on anything
bigger. We know a wall-board man
who got 480 inquiries from a farm jour-
nal "ad," sent out a stack of catalogues
and booklets, chased follow-up letters
out in one-two-three order and has yet
to sell a single foot of the board to any
of the idle curious who answered his
advertising. The same manufacturer
got but two inquiries out of an "ad" in
a building magazine, but sold both par-
ties. — The Builders' Guide, Philadelphia.



during the last few years that realty
centers in different cities have been un-
able to handle it satisfactorily. A ma-
jority of the big land developments are
now being financed in San Francisco
and Oakland. The tendency has been
toward centralizing the disposal of these
lands in San Francisco. For several
years land shows have been held in Los
Angeles, Fresno, Stockton, Merced, Sac-
ramento and other cities, while none
have been held in San Francisco. The
shovvf will be along the lines of an in-
dustrial exposition, and every county in
the State will be invited to exhibit its
products.



Plan a California Land Shovir

The San Francisco, Cal., Real Estate
Board is discussing plans for a land
show, to be held for ten days in Octo-
ber as the beginning of a campaign to
localize the California realty market in
San Francisco. The development of
real estate operations in farm and ranch
lands in the State has been so great



"Medusa" Waterproofing

A pamphlet describing "Medusa" wa-
terproofing processes has been recently
issued by the Sandusky Portland Cement
Company, who are the manufacturers
of this compound.

Tliis waterproofing is in form of a
dry. white powder, and consists of fatty
acids, chemically ci>mbined with lime.



TI-IE ORIGINAL



Interlocking Rubber Tiling




^riMi



Guarantaad
Odorless
Noiseless
Sanitary

Non-Sllppory

E,
Above the Plane of Experiment

More Durable Than
Marble or Mosaic

Hundreds o[ Banks Are Using it

Each One a Satisfied Customer



ombination of colors or deslKQ,
monize with interior decorations.
: made to suit the taste of the
exacting. Correspondence so-



New York Belting and Packing Co., Ltd.

NEW YORK CHICAGO PHILADELPHIA ST. LOUIS BUFFALO SPOKANE PORTLAND

129-131 First Street, SAN FRANCISCO



vriting to Advertisers please menti<



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127



MacKenzie Roof Co.

feEt^i^firavelt



425 13tK St., OaKland

PHonc OaKland 34^61



The maker; state that owing to its ex-
treme tineness it may easily be perfectly
mixed with cement in the necessarj- pro-
portions to insure efficiency. This com-
pound has now been on the market for
a period of live years or more, and we
are informed in the pamphlet above re-
ferred to that it has been successfully
used in large railroad terminals, reser-
voirs and other important engineering
operations.

The pamphlet will be sent on applica-
tion.



A Handsome Hand-Book

The practice of Pacific Coast manufac-
turers' agents distributing and making
use almost exclusivelj- of hand-books,
catalogues and trade literature issued
exclusively bj' eastern manufacturers, is
so general, that when a Pacific Coast
firm gets out a publication such as the
Hand-book on Rolling Steel Doors, it
would seem to call for special comment.

The book is one of the most preten-
tious yet issued by a local firm, and, un-
like the eastern publications, it does not
deal with general conditions all over the
United States, but applies absolutely to
local construction. It is illustrated solely
with San Francisco installations and
should for these and other reasons ap-
peal very strongly to the California
architect, engineer and contractor. The
Lilley & Thurston Company, Rialto
Building, are the publishers.



Telephone Douglas 404

Louis De Rome

Bronze and Brass Foundry

Ornamenti'U Bronze and Iron .\rchi
tectural Work, Bronze Statuars-,
Bronze Mausoleums and Vault
Doors, High-Grade Fixture Work of
.Ml Kinds, Bronze Bank Grills,
Railings and Enclosures.

150-52-54-56MainSt., SanFran Cisco



Vallejo SUTTER 2877

'NU-FACE'

A real good repress red face
brick — at a price that's right

Vallejo Brick and Tile Co.

8th Floor Security Building
343 Sansome Street, San Francisco



McCRAY
REFRIGERATORS

BUILT TO ORDER

FOK

Home, Restaurant, Hotel or Club

We Carry a Full Line of Stock Sizes

NATHAN DOHRMANN CO,

Selling Agents
Geary and Stockton St5., San Francisco



High Class Ornamental Plaster, Orna-
mental Concrete Stone for Front of
Buildings, Makers of Garden Furniture
inPompeiian Stone, N'ases, Seats, Mon-
uments, Caen Stone Mantel Pieces.

O. S. SARSI

Architectural Sculptor

Telephone \Iarket % q j o

123 OAK STREET
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.



FREDERICK J. AMWEG

CIVIL ENGINEER

Member American Soc. Civil Eng.
Advisory Engir



700-705 Marsdon BlOg.



San Francisco, Cal.



128



The Architect and Engineer



SMITH, EMERY & COMPANY, Inc.

INSPECTINQ AND TESTING ENGINEERS

AND CHEMISTS

651 HOWARD STREET 245 SO. LOS ANQELES STREET

SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANQELES

IINSPECTORS OR

IROIN, STBEU, OEiVlBINT

REPRESENTED AT



Architectural Commission

A commission to consider the im-
provement of the architecture and sur-
roundings of all public buildings, wheth-
er state, county, municipal or school, has
been created by the adoption of Senator
Birdsall's concurrent resolution by the
State Legislature. Three legislators from
each house, and an advisory committee of
sculptors, painters and architects are to
constitute the commission. The bill pro-
vides as follows:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16

Relative to the Appointment of a Committee of
the Legislature to Consist of Three Senators
and Three Assemblyment li'hich Committee
Shall Haz'e Power to Appoint an Advisory Com-
mittee of Architects, Sculptors and Painters to
Constitute a Commission with a View of Re-
porting to the Governor Ways and Means of
Improving the Standard of Architecture and
Painting in the Furnishing, Decoration, Repair
and Construction of All State, County, School
and Municipal Buildings, Grounds and Public
H'orks Throughout This State.

Whereas, The state and various counties, mu-
nicipality and school districts thereof have from
time to time expended large sums of public
moneys for the furnishing, decorating, repairing
and construction of various public buildings,
structures, works, and grounds; and.

Whereas, Said expenditures have in the past
been made without reference to maintaining a
definite high standard of architecture, sculpture,
and painting; and,

Whereas, The results obtained fur such ex-
penditures in many instances, from lack of proper
advice or complete investigation, are inadequately
planned and much below what the people of this
civilized state are entitled to receive; and,

^ Whereas, The State of California, with its
rich heritage of climate and all inspiring scenery
is pregnant with an art that should rival ancient
Greece and Italy; and.

Whereas, The citizens of this state by their labor
and industry, and by the early establishment of
an unequalled educational system have advanced
to a culture which decries the unprofitable and un-
sightly perpetuation of the makeshifts and tempo-
rary and hasty structures which in pioneer times
were necessary; and.

Whereas, The citizens of this state are entitled
to the development of standards of architecture,
sculpture_ and painting equal to, if not better, than
those existing in the eastern and middle western
sections of these United States; and,

Whereas, The State of Illinois, the city of New
York and other states and municipalities have by
the establishment of art commissions and other
regulatinR bodies definitely taken steps to elevate
and maintain such standards of architecture,
sculpture and painting; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Califor-
nia, the Assembly concurring, that a committee of
three senators and three members of the Assem-
bly be appointed by the president pro tern, of the
Senate and by the speaker of the Assembly, which



wer and it shall be its
visory members thereof,
three architects, a painter, a sculptor, and a law-
yer, all of whom are known for their desire to
improve standard of architecture, sculpture and
painting, which committee shall constitute a com-
mission to investigate and report to the governor,
ways and means of improving and elevating
throughout this state, the standard of architecture,
sculpture and painting on all state, county, school
districts and municipal buildings, grounds and
public works; and the furnishing, decorating and
embellishment thereof; and be it further

Resolved, That said report, together with the
recommendations of said commission, shall be
filed with the governor at least forty days prior
to the convening of the forty-second session of
the California State Legislature; and be it further

Resolved, That the investigations and report of
said commission shall be conducted and made
without expense to the state.



Charles J. Lindgren

Charles J. Lindgren, one of the best
known general contractors in Califor-
nia, died at his home in San Francisco
April 24th after a lingering illness.

Mr. Lindgren came to this country
when a boy, and was a member of the
Arbitration Committee which settled the
great bricklayers' strike in Chicago in
1883. He was a native of Sweden and
came to California in the eighties, and
shortly after the settlement of tlie Chi-
cago bricklayers' dispute. He first set-
tled in Bakersfield in 1889, contracting
for work through the San Joaquin Val-
ley, putting up many large structures in
the grov/ing cities of that locality. For
many years he was a general contractor,
and seldom took a contract where work
was segregated.

In 1904 he came to San Francisco and
made his office here, bringing his family
with him. Many of the lareest buildings
in this city stand as a monument to his
industry and ability, including such build-
ings as the Fairmont Hotel and a num-
ber of other large structures erected
shortly after the fire, his firm having re-
cently completed the Y. M. C. A. Build-
ing and the Olympic Club.

Mr. Lindgren was a man well loved by
those who knew him best, was a staunch
inember of Calvary Presbyterian Church,
and leaves a wife and three children and
a brother, Mr. A. F. Lindgren, who will
undoubtedly continue the business of



The Architect and Engineer



129



Robert W. Hunt



JNO. J Cone



JAS. C. HALLSTCO



D W. MCNAUGHER



ROBERT W. HUNT &, CO., Engineers

BUREAU OF INSPECTION TESTS AND CONSULTATION

4.18 MONTGOMERY ST., SAN FRANCISCO



Mexico City



CEMENT INSPECTION

INSPECTION OF STRUCTURAL AND REINFORCING STEEL

REPORTS AND ESTIMATES ON PROPERTIES AND PROCESSES

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL TESTING LABORATORIES



tlie Lindgren Company. Decedent was
only 53 years of age. During the last
eighteen months he had been a constant
sufferer from a nervous breakdown,
which affected his stomach, and finally
caused his death.



A Useful Device for Lajdng Concrete
Sidewalks

By far the handiest tool on a side-
walk or curb and gutter job is a strike-
off tool and it is somewhat surprising
that more of them are not in use, says
a writer in Concrete. They are easily
made by any blacksmith and as they are
not patented there need be no hesitation
in having them made. The writer goes
on to say: "The tool I refer to is sim-
ply a piece of angle-iron 6 in. or a foot
longer than the width of the sidew-alk
on which it is used, with a large handle
on each end. If, for example, you are
laying a 5 ft. walk, get your blacksmith
to take a piece of 1 1-2 in. angle-iron
and on each end of it rivet a handle
made out of a piece of round iron. The
handles should be about 6 in. high and
8 in. long, and should be riveted to the
inside of the angle.

"To use the strike-off tool a workman
grasps it at each end, each handle being
convenient for holding with two hands,
and the surface of the top coat is cut off
neat and clean with .i sort of 5awin»



motion. Each man in turn pushes his
end slightly forward so as to keep the
surplus material on the walk ahead of
them. When this accumulates incon-
veniently it may be removed with a
shovel. If a little care and judgment
is used in the striking off process it
saves a large part of the work of finish-
ing, and this, by the way, greatly im-
proves the quality of the work.

"It is perhaps needless to say that
the strike-off tool is not particularly
useful to the man who is in the habit
of putting in his top coat as a sloppy
mess, but it is to be hoped that this
very bad practice is being discarded. As
a matter of fact comparatively little of
it is to be seen today, and it is evident
that it will be generally forbidden in
specifications.

"The proper way to put in the top
coat of a W"alk or floor so as to secure
a hard and durable surface is to mix the
concrete with only enough water so
that it can be molded in the hand."



Electric Water Heater

Attornej' L. S. Channel, acting for
the Lodi Electric Appliance Company,
has applied for a charter for the pur-
pose of manufacturing and selling auto-
matically-controlled electric water heat-
ers, the invention of J. M. Appleton of



I



Particular People USE

"WTBRO" PANELS FOR ALL PURPOSES

There is no better panel on the market to-day.
Just ask the man who uses them — he knows!
168 Varieties of Hardwoods and Panels to
choose from

WHITE BROTHERS

5th & Brannan Streets, San Francisco




When writing to Advertisers pleas© mention this magaz



130



The Architect and Engineer



RANSOME CONCRETE COMPANY

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION



1012-1014 EIGHTH STREET,
SACRAMENTO, CAL.



1218 broadway,
Oakland, Cal.



Phone Market 'il75


I.


P.


LIPP & CO.




Architectural Sculptors and Staff Contractors

Artistic Relief Decorations Made of Plaster, Composition and Cement Models for Stone. Iron an


i Metal


153 SEVENTH


STREET


near


Mission San Francisco


Cal.



Sz HUDSOIN, Engineers



Phone Douglas 3224

HUINTER

Designers of Heating, Ventilating and Wiring Systems.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment of Buildings.
328 Rialto Bldg. San Rrancisco, Cal.



Paul C. JONES, President CHAS. J. GREENWALT. Secretary CHAS. HOLLOWAY, Jr., Sales Mgr.

ATLANTIC FIREPROOFING CO.

METAL FURRING AND LATHING

Mahoning Expanded Metal Lath, "Tri-Angle" Comer Bead, Light Steel Channel,

"Atlantic" Comer Bead Steel Studs

Telephone Keamy 2539 661-63 PACIFIC BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO



Telephone: Franklin 3206



OLIVE, COX & LEARY



145 TURK STREET



5 and all kinds of Sheet Metal Work.
L Specialty.

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.



"CARRELIN ASBESTOS FLOORING"

Makes a Perfect Floor Seamless, Waterproof, Fireproof
GUARANTEED NOT TO CRACK OR BUCKLE

Made by CARRELIN ASBESTOS FLOORING CO., Sunnyvale. Cal. For Samples and Prices Address

CARRELIN ASBESTOS FLOORING COMPANY

11 FREMONT STREET San Francisco, Cal



ATTENTION ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS :

THE HOOSIER CABINET ^^o^deT Kitlhen-

O. K, BROWN, Western Coast Sales Manager

Permanent Salesrooms and E.xhibit on Mezzanine Floor, Pacific Bldg., San Francisco

Special Prices to Coulractors and Builders. INVESTIGATE THIS!



CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT

MASSACHUSETTS BONDING and INSURANCE COMPANY

SURETY BONDS AND CASUALTY INSURANCE

Telephonet : J Sutter 27S0 ROBERTSON & HALL, Manasrers



First National Bank Bldg.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.



When writing to Advertisers please mention this magazine.



The Architect and Engineer



131




PLUMBING FIXTURES

«re_no Better Ihan the BRASS GOODS with which they ar e equipped

Are YOU unconsciously lessening the VALUE of Plumbing
Installations in YOUR buildings and jeopardizing your repu-
tation by specifying "unreliable" short service LEA.KY
FAUCETS.

Remember, GLAUBER Faucets add VALUE to an
Installation. NEVER LEAK. 23 YEARS THE BEST

GLAUBER BRASS MFG., Cleveland, Ohio

SAN FRANCISCO BRANCH, 1107 MISSION STREET




Lodi and Louis Miles of San Francisco
The company is capitalized for |S0,000,
?30,000 of which has been subscribed.

A Handsome Catalog

The California branches of the John-
son Service Company have just re-
ceived the new Johnson Catalog, con-
taining illustrations of automatic' tem-
perature regulation apparatus, and the
manner in which it is installed. A copy
of the catalog will be mailed to any
address on request of the San Francisco
office. No. 243 Monadnock Building or
the Los Angeles office, No. 605 Van
Nuys Building.

Back to Its "Before the Fire" Location

The Western Builders Supply Com-
pany, Inc., is now comfortably situated in
Its old location before the fire— 155 New
Montgomery street, near Howard, San
Francisco. This firm is one of the pio-
neer manufacturers' agents and jobbers
in the Bay City and enjoys the distinc-
tion of having supplied material of one
kind or another for nearly every build-
ing of consequence erected in San Fran-
cisco both before and since the great
fire.

"^\^^? ^°°'^ Contracts in Woodland.

Western Furnace & Cornice Com-
pany, 1645 Howard street, San Fran-
cisco, is doing the galvanized iron and

sheet metal work on the new Portersigned l.v




The Haslett Spiral Chute

•Deliver, ihe Goods"

lit HisItU Stiral (lialt Cn . ^lll Cilifitiri SI.. San fnmlM. Cal.



building a, lVoo'ii.„;i"a„T.I,rWoXKliS"T '^„S"'''""' «i"i'"..." \\V,k,,

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MORTENSON CONSTRUCTION CO.

CONTRACTORS FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL AND IRON

H. MORTENSON. Pres. CHAS, G. MORTENSON. Vice-Pres. and Mgr.

OFFICE AND SHOPS; CORNER 1 9TH AND INDIANA STREETS

Phones: Mission 6033— home M 3916 SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.



A Valuable Price Book

The Eighth Edition of Meese & Gott-
fried Company's price book of trans-
mission, elevating, conveying and
screening machinery is now off the
press and available to engineers and
others, to whom it will be sent on re-
quest to the company. It is a pocket-
size book of 575 pages, printed by the
oflset process on thin paper and bound
between flexible, permanent covers, and
is a striking example of modern ingenu-
ity in showing how much valuable in-
formation may be gotten between two
covers in a pocket catalogue for engi-
neers. The book is thoroughly illustrat-
ed and the last part of the book con-
tains many pages of drawings of stan-
dards for regular goods, tables of horse-
power, weights of various materials,
gauges of metals, dimensions and
weights of pipe, circles, formulae and
other data of great value to engineers.

This well-known firm has leased an
entire three-story building on Mission
near New Montgomery street, which will
be the company's future San Francisco
headquarters.



Roofing Information

American Sheet & Tin Plate Com-
pany, Frick Building, Pittsburgh, has
been distributing among the trade an
attractive "weight card of formed roof-
ing and siding products" which it manu-
factures. The information is given in
the shape of comprehensive tables
clearly printed in full-face type and il-
lustrated by means of diagrams showing
measurements for roofing and siding.



"Door-'Ways"

The February issue of the new house
organ of the Richards-Wilcox Mfg.
Company, Aurora, 111., known as "Door-
Ways," contains among other things
brief reference to the business outlook;
a likeness of Milton D. Jones, the secre-
tary and treasurer of the company, to-
gether with a short sketch of his busi-
ness career; illustrations of some of the
company's leading specialties, and a



short chapter of special interest to archi-
tects and builders dealing with accordion
folding doors. A statement signed by
the president and general manager of
the company states that 1912 was the
best year in point of sales in its history,
while December business was larger
than that of any previous month. The
company enters 1913 with a larger vol-
ume of business in unfilled orders on its
books than in any previous year, all of
which is pointed out as the strongest
kind of evidence that the company's
products and its service meet the ap-
proval of its patrons.

House Paint with a S-Year Guarantee

The Charles H. Brown Paint Com-
pany, 188 and 190 Montague street,
Brooklyn, N. Y., represented on the
Pacific Coast by Felix Gross, San Fran-
cisco, is distributing to the trade a
folder carrying a series of panels show-
ing the many shades of pure linseed oil
house paint which it is prepared to sup-
ply. It is stated that none but the best
of pigments are used and that these are
scientifically ground and reground with
heavy machinery until they are thor-
oughly incorporated with the greatest
amount of pure linseed oil, thereby insur-
ing a maximum amount of durability. The
claim is made that these paints efTect-
ively withstand the action of illuminat-
ing, coal and sulphurous gases, salt air
and dampness. An analysis and five-
year guarantee is on every package.
The circular also carries directions for
using the paint both in connection with
new work and with old.



New Architects



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