|Gravesite of Joachim Mathisen and image from San Francisco Call|
|Mathisen design for San Francisco homes (SF Call)|
His business partner George Brown took ill after they had taken over much of A. Page Brown's work, after the latter died from severe injuries suffered in a runaway horse and buggy accident. The stress proved too much for Mathisen, as income dropped and his rent increased. Two days after laying off two employees, he headed into the woods behind the Asylum for the Blind and Deaf in Berkeley and hanged himself with a four-in-hand neck tie which he had suspended to a small cypress branch.
|Asylum for the Blind and Deaf in Berkeley|
|Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley|
|Burlingame Train Station|
Sources: San Francisco Call, Burlingame Historical Society, UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, "On the Edge of the World: Four Architects in San Francisco" by Richard W. Longstreth, Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association