California State Library

The State Library has created a Julia Morgan exhibit that will feature the correspondence between Morgan and Gladding, McBean, as well as rare photos and periodicals highlighting Morgan’s career.

California State Library is located at 900 N Street, Sacramento

The State Library collection includes over 6,500 19th and 20th century job files from Gladding, McBean. Julia Morgan designed 3 buildings that incorporated architectural terra cotta from Gladding McBean: the San Francisco Examiner Building, the Post-Enquirer Building inOakland, and the Methodist Chinese Mission in San Francisco. 

Besides the 3 buildings she designed using Gladding, McBean’s architectural terra cotta, Morgan was also the architect for the Marion Davies beach house in Santa Monica and William Randolph Hearst’s northern California resort, Wyntoon where she integrated terra cotta from Gladding, McBean for both swimming pools. 

The exhibit runs October 1-31, 2012 in the State Library Rotunda, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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Julia Morgan Press Release from California State Library

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