Was it in the News?
Indexes: Index for 1905-1928 (vol.1-95) compiled by Gary Goss (print); index for 1930-1959 (vol. 103-217) online Art Full Text (Wilson)
To limit your search to this journal, enter "Architect and Engineer" and select "Journal Name" from the pull-down menu. (from outside of the library, a San Francisco Public Library card and PIN are required to access the database). Please note: Art Full Text only indexes this journal.
California Architect and Building News, 1879-1899 microfilm [SFHC] and online.
Index: Index of San Francisco Building, 1879-1900 by John Snyder (print).
San Francisco News Letter, 1868, July 1875-1886 (incomplete) [SFHC].
Lists real estate transactions.
San Francisco Heritage Newsletter / The Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage. 1973-present [print SFHC] and online through SF Heritage.
Use the online guide for looking up building and business names. Check with the librarian to retrieve these files from closed stacks.
San Francisco Daily Newspapers
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Call and Daily Alta California [microfilm Magazines & Newspapers Center and online]
Check the newspapers for events that happened in the buildings, information about architects and advertisements for residential areas.
San Francisco Public Library
(From outside the library, a San Francisco Public Library card and PIN are required to access the database)
San Francisco Chronicle Historical (Newsbank), 1865-current
San Francisco Examiner Historical (Proquest), 1865-2007
California Digital Newspaper Collection
San Francisco Call, Apr. 1890-Feb. 1913
Daily Alta California, Dec. 1849-Jun. 1891
SFHC = San Francisco History Center