Charles Bach, born in Erfurt, Germany in 1841, married Amelia Emilie Rittmeyer and moved to San Francisco in 1874, joining the malting business of F. Scherr, which he eventually purchased. On July 14, 1892, he bought 5.733 acres in Kentfield for a down payment of $10.00 in gold coins. After the original home was destroyed by fire, it was replaced with a Queen Anne-style home designed by architect Hermann Barth of San Francisco. Bach called this retreat Quisisana, named for a resort on the island of Capri where the family, which included five children, stayed in 1884; the name translates to "here you can recover." After Charles' death in 1904, his eldest son, Alfred, raised his family on the estate. The images included here depict the Bach estate in Kentfield as well as the College of Marin.