20 March 2009

Timothy Pflueger Day in SF

Timothy L. Pflueger in 1936, sketched by Peter
van Valkenburg (Wikipedia)

Sunday, 22 March 2009 will be proclaimed Timothy Pflueger Day by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The architect (1892–1946), who was born in San Francisco and lived there all his life, is having a street named after him.

Chelsea Place, an alley jutting south from the 600 block of Bush Street between Powell and Stockton streets (and located directly behind the Pflueger-designed 450 Sutter skyscraper), will henceforth be known as Pflueger Place.

The proclamation will be read at noon on Sunday at the entrance to Pflueger Place (641 Bush Street). Pflueger family members, SF city officials, former Board supervisors, local architectural historians, author Therese Poletti, and Art Deco lovers will will break champagne bottles on or near the street sign.

Three of Pflueger’s Berkeley buildings, all located at Shattuck Square, are designated landmarks.


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