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James Kennedy Moffitt house, 86 Sea View Avenue, Piedmont, California. (LOC)

Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.

[James Kennedy Moffitt house, 86 Sea View Avenue, Piedmont, California. View from house arcade to water terrace]

[1917 spring]

1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored ; 3.25 x 4 in.

Site History. House Architecture: Willis Jefferson Polk, built 1912. Landscape: Probably Willis Jefferson Polk. Associated Name: Pauline Fore (Mrs. James K.) Moffitt. Today: Only house extant.
Slide used with lecture "California Gardens" as no. 91.
On slide: Red line mark.
Title, date, and subject information provided by Sam Watters, 2011.
Forms part of: Garden and historic house lecture series in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress).

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.16035

Call Number: LC-J717-X97- 36

One Comment

  1. artolog says:

    According to this source:
    James Kennedy Moffitt house,
    86 Sea View, Piedmont.
    Architect: Willis Polk.
    The house on Sea View was built for James Kennedy Moffitt by Willis Polk in 1912 and the gardens, I believe, were designed by [William Hammond] Hall, who laid out the gardens for Golden Gate Park. Moffit choose the address ’86′ because it was the year he graduated from Cal Berkeley (Mario Palestini, personal communication). For many years J. K. Moffitt was president of Crocker Bank and served as a U.C. Berkeley regent. A great book collector, he left the first large bequest to the Bancroft library ($100,000).
    Got $5,150,000 to spare? Get it for yourself~

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