The Maybeck Family Papers span the years 1895-1955 (bulk 1910-1940). The materials relate primarily to the property owned
by the family in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Mendocino Counties, and the architectural firm of Maybeck and White.
Bernard Ralph Maybeck was born February 7, 1862 in New York City. At the age of nineteen, Maybeck moved to Paris to apprentice
in a furniture-maker's shop, following in the footsteps of his father, but instead became intrigued by the architectural profession.
He enrolled in the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied in the atelier of Monsieur Jules-Louis André. After
finishing his coursework, Maybeck returned to New York City and worked for Carrère & Hastings. Impatient with the firm, Maybeck
moved west to seek his fortune. In Kansas City, he met Mark White, an engineer, who introduced him to his sister, Annie. Maybeck
continued on to San Francisco where he found work as a draftsman in various architectural offices, including with his Ecole
classmate, A. Page Brown. He briefly returned to Kansas City to marry Annie White in 1890, and the couple moved to Oakland.
2 boxes, oversize folder (1.3 linear ft.)
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