Clarence A. Tantau (1884-1943)


Tantau, Clarence A.

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    deceased 04/20/1943
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    CA

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AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1929-decease

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)
Biographical information:
Contributed by the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley:
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. He also designed the Monterey Peninsula Country Club and the Pasatiempo Clubhouse in Santa Cruz. 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 Archives and the State Association of California Architects.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.

Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Collection Number: 19XX-8. Extent: 2 flat file drawers. 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). A project list is available in the Archives. Link to online finding aid: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf7000063n