Miller and Pflueger

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Miller and Pflueger
Practice information
Key architectsJames Rupert Miller
Timothy L. Pflueger
LocationSan Francisco
Significant works and honors
BuildingsPacific Telephone & Telegraph Company Building

450 Sutter Street
100 McAllister
Castro Theater
Pacific Exchange
Paramount Theatre
Transbay Terminal
Roosevelt Middle School

George Washington High School

Miller and Pflueger was an architectural firm that formed when James Rupert Miller named Timothy L. Pflueger partner. Pflueger, at the time a rising star of San Francisco's architect community, had begun his architectural career with architecture firm, Miller and Colmesnil sometime in 1907, under the tutelage of James Rupert Miller.[2] Together, Miller and Pflueger designed a number of significant buildings in San Francisco, including the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company Building which was the city's tallest skyscraper for four decades.[1]

Architects that worked with the firm include Theodore C. Bernardi, Milton T. Pflueger and Clarence William Whitehead Mayhew.[2]

The architectural works featured artistic highlights (such as murals, bas-relief, sculpture) by challenging, new artists and craftsmen such as Ralph Stackpole, Robert Boardman Howard, Charles Stafford Duncan, Dorothy Wright Liebes, Diego Rivera. Rather than breaking new ground with designs, they captured the spirit of the times and refined it, adding a distinct personal flair.[3][4]

Miller retired in 1937; Pflueger reformed the business as Timothy L. Pflueger and Associates.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Poletti, Therese; Tom Paiva (2008). Art Deco San Francisco: The Architecture of Timothy Pflueger. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 1-56898-756-0.
  2. ^ a b c d "Miller and Pflueger, Architects". Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD). Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  3. ^ King, John (August 12, 2008). "Two different architects with much in common". SFGate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "History of the Paramount Theatre". The Paramount Theatre. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Buildings Designed by Miller & Pflueger Sequenced By City and Address". NoeHill in San Francisco Architects. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Shattuck Square". Berkeley Historical Plaque Project. Retrieved July 25, 2017.

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