Ernest A. Coxhead (1863-1933)
Ernest Albert Coxhead was born in England and received his architectural training at the Royal Academy and Architectural Association in London. In 1890, Coxhead and his brother Almeric began an architecture practice in San Francisco. Ernest Coxhead designed numerous churches and residences in the Bay Area, and was involved in the emergence of the Arts and Crafts style in California. From 1918 to 1919, Coxhead went to LeMans, France, to organize and direct the A.E.F. School of Architecture for members of the United States armed forces stationed in France.
The Ernest Coxhead collection consists of a small number of photographs and drawings of residences designed by Coxhead and Coxhead, photographs of the A.E.F. School of Architecture in LeMans (circa 1919), and miscellaneous clippings of images and poetry.