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Behind the Gates

Nearly every day, Julia Morgan walked to the École des Beaux-Arts, located slightly over a mile from the American Girls’ Club. Beginning in the autumn of 1896. . .

Easter in Paris

In 1897, Julia spent Easter Sunday showing an unnamed visiting friend around Paris. On April 29, 1897, Julia wrote to her relatives, Lucy and Pierre LeBrun. . .

After the Ball

Eliza Morgan wrote Julia, “There is a dancing platform outside . . . with seats around [it], and [now] they are all out there singing After the Ball.”…

Sweet Marie

In June 1895, Julia’s sister Emma and several friends stayed in the Santa Cruz mountains, with Eliza Morgan as their chaperone.Julia remained in Oakland…

A Seaside Holiday

The Morgan family had visited Santa Cruz before 1895. This time, Julia remained in Oakland, continuing her work for Bernard Maybeck…

Summertime in Santa Cruz

In the summer of 1895, Julia’s mother Eliza urged her to join the group of girls Eliza was chaperoning on their rustic vacation in Felton…

About UC Berkeley’s South Hall

South Hall was constructed in 1873, five years after the University of California was established…

Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley

Julia Morgan attended Berkeley’s University of California from 1890-1894, majoring in Civil Engineering…

Classes at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art

Before she left for Paris to study architecture in 1896, Julia took classes at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art…

Attending Oakland High School

Julia attended Oakland High School, which was only a short walk from her home on 14th Street…