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Ivan C. Frickstad

Ivan Frickstad was an architect for P G & E (Pacific Gas and Electric). He's noted for his Station J building in the Financial District and the P G & E building on Sutter Street.

Claud Beelman

Claud Beelman was a prominent Los Angeles architect, known especially for the Eastern Standard Building and the Garfield Building. In addition to some Beaux-Arts buildings, his Art Deco and Moderne work helps define the Los Angeles look.

New York

New York's cityscape - from the Manhattan skyline to the familiar brownstone row houses - is famous around the world.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles architecture is an eclectic mix of Mission, Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Art Deco, and Moderne.


The rebuilding of Chicago after the 1871 fire gave birth to the Chicago School of architecture.

San Francisco

San Francisco is famous for its Victorians, but the massive rebuilding after the 1906 quake produced beautiful Beaux-Arts civic buildings and both classic and modern skyscrapers.

Exploring City Seen

City Seen is a massive undertaking - a labor of love I've been developing, on and off, for years.

You'll find a lot of information here, and lots more on the way.

A few places to start:

Visit the main pages for our first four cities: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Use the Builders menu to learn about specific architects and builders.


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