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The San Francisco Call, Saturday,
September 2, 1899
Studying the Plans to Make Final Awards
Visiting Architects Are Busily Engaged. Entertained by Mrs. Hearst
Will Announce Their Decision Thursday Night.
This Afternoon They Will Have an Outing
on the Bay
The famous foreign and home architects composing the jury of award in the designs for the elegant California State University buildings were busy all day yesterday in examining the plans. Already they have put in three days in the inspection and study on the plans, and it is probable that they will be occupied at least four days more before they arrive at a conclusion. Great interest is manifested in the work of improving the architecture which has been inaugurated so generously by Mrs. Hearst. The award will be made by the jury on Thursday night next, when something over $20,000 will be handed over to the successful ones.
After a hard day's work in the ferry building, where the plans are exhibited, the jury, which consists of J. S. Pascal of Paris, Walter Cook of New York, John Belcher of London, Paul Waller of Dresden and Regent J. B. Reinstein, were driven last evening to Baker street and Pacific avenue to view the Golden Gate. They will take a tug to-day and steam along the water front. This is in order to prepare themselves to sit as jurors in another competition which Mrs. Hearst will submit to them in having in view an idea to beautify the city.
This evening the jurors and their friends will make a trip to the summit of Mount Tamalpais. On Sunday morning a special train will carry them to Verona, near Pleasanton, where the architects will spend the night at the hacienda owned by Mrs. Hearst. They will return on Monday and resume the examination of the plans.
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