Clarence Tantau (1884-1943)
Clarence Tantau was a San Francisco Bay Area architect for nearly 30 years. Tantau’s practice was primarily residential, and included homes in Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Santa Cruz, and the Monterey Peninsula. Tantau is best known for his Spanish style architecture, which he employed frequently in both residential and commercial designs. He was a member of the Northern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the State Association of California Architects.
The Clarence A. Tantau collection consists primarily of residential drawings produced between 1921 and 1939. Locations include Atherton, Berkeley, Hillsborough, Monterey, Moss Beach, Pebble Beach, Piedmont, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. Non-residential drawings in the collection include the Monterey Peninsula Country Club (1925) and the Pasatiempo Clubhouse (1930).