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Prominent Architects and Builders

Many Palo Alto and Stanford buildings are recognizable as to works of certain architects and builders, some of whom are known internationally. The following of architects and builders is not a complete listing of their works, but does provide examples.

 

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H. B. Adair Builder 356 Kingsley
Thomas J. Allen Builder 630 Lytton
Allison and Allison Architect 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto H.S. Administration and Auditorium buildings (old photo)
Louis Anderson Builder 215 Bryant, studio at 460 Churchill, 2301, 2305, 2311 Hanover
R. C. Andrews Builder 1136 Waverley
A. Aro and N. J. Okerman Architect 1424 Hamilton
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Albert Bain Architect 559 Kingsley
Charles P. Baker Builder 1350 Byron
C.H. Barrett 1023 Forest Avenue
Thomas Bender Architect 1005 Bryant Street; 1017-1023 Bryant Street
Bakewell & Brown Architect 1200 Bryant, Stanford double houses
C. A. Bates Builder 1431 Waverley (Gamble House)
L. S. Bean Buiilder 505 Homer
L. A. Batchelder Builder 535 Lowell265 Lytton (Tinney and Sons)
William H. Bates Builder 475 Melville
L. S. Bean Builder 567 Melville
W. G. Bell Builder 1230 Parkinson
William M. Bernard Builder 951, 953, 955 Addison (demolished)
Black and Campbell Builders 367 University
John Blakewell Architect Stanford double houses: 612/614 Alvarado Row and Salvatierra
Black & Campbell Builder 165 Channing/865 High
Bliss and Faville Architect 567 Hale
S. A. Born Building Co. Builder 1800 Waverley
P. W. Bosworth Builder 2110 Park
T. E. Bowman Architect 1301 Bryant
John Branner Architect 939 University, primarily on the Stanford campus: 755 Santa Ynez
George C. Bertsche Builder 628 Middlefield
C. E. Branson Architect 505 Homer
C. L. Buckman Builder 1451 Cowper
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W. Matlock Campbell Builder 334 Cowper, 706 Cowper
William Campbell Builder 449 Seneca
J. W. Carpenter Builder 200 Coleridge
A. W. Caukins Buiilder 264 Channing, 209 Homer (with J.W. Wells), 935 Ramona, 942 Ramona
O .L. Cavanagh Builder 190 Island
J. H. Christie Architect 95 University (SP Train Station)
Thomas Church Landscape Architect 950 University, 1800 University
Arthur Bridgman Clark Architect 433 Melville, 1136 Waverley, 1136 Waverley For more about A. B. Clark, see 618 Mirada
Birge Clark Architect Commercial and residential (see Birge Clark page)
David Clark Architect 155 Island Drive
E. V. Cobby Architect 529 Bryant
Frederick Confers Architect 190 Island
Christopher M. Cook Builder 220 Miramonte, 260 Miramonte
Ernest Coxhead Architect 351 Homer, 567 Melville
Cranston & Smith Realtors Builder 384 – 396 University / 502 Waverley (Decker Oak Building)
William Crimm Architect 200 Coleridge, 301 Coleridge
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H. H. Dabinett Builder 63 Crescent Drive, 70 Crescent Drive
Gardner Dailey Architect 525 East Crescent, 1800 University, 1870 University
Damant and Sons Builder 520 Ramona Street
Pedro de Lemos Architect 2301, 2305, 2311 Hanover, Waverley Oaks, 535 Ramona Street, Allied Arts (Menlo Park)
Antonio Drago Builder 2050 Hanover
John Dudfield Builder 625 Hale, 132 Lincoln, 251 Middlefield
Joseph Dunn Builder 734 Seneca
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Joseph Eichler Buiilder Edgewood, Green Gables, Greenmeadow, Los Arboles and other subdivisions and commissions at Stanford
Albert Farr Architect 1600 Bryant Street
Z. O. Field and Francis K. Ledyard Builder 1017 Bryant, 1146 Waverley
Findley and Kingham Builder 872 and 874 Boyce
C.E. Finnell Builder 2051, 2057, 2063, 2069, 2075, 2081 Harvard
Ralph W. Follmer Builder 435 Coleridge, 460 Homer, 1505 University
J. W. Ford Builder 334 Lincoln (original), today
Frank Fox Builder 232 Coleridge, 475 Homer, 320 Kellogg
Val Franz Builder 369 Churchill
George Freear Architect 70 Crescent Drive
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Elmer Gary Architect 661 Bryant former (First Church of Christ, Scientist)
Wells P. Goodenough Builder 455 Coleridge, 1247 Cowper, 300 Homer, many sidewalks bear his stamp.
Sidney L. Griffiths Builder 560 Melville
Henry Gutterson Architect 510 Lincoln
D. R. Halling Builder Cowper Court (demolished)
J. C. Hladik Architect 345 Forest (Laning Chateau)
Roy Heald Architect 248 Homer, Castilleja Administration Building
E. A. Hettinger Builder 803 Cowper, 433 Melville
Charles Hodges Architect Designed many homes at Stanford and Palo Alto as well as Stanford's Memorial Arch.
Henry W. Hook Builder 1022 Webster, 1026 Webster
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George Jacobson Builder 310 Tennyson, 939 University
Anton Jensen Builder 449 Monroe
Carr Jones Architect / Builder 2101 Waverley Street
Leslie Kiler Landscape Architect 1928, 1950, and 1990 Cowper, 190 Island
E. J. Kingham Builder 340 Coleridge, 355 North California
William F. Klay Architect/Buiilder 450 North California, 780 Hamilton
William Knoles Architect 1445 Bryant
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Gustav Laumeister Builder 430 Kingsley, 308 Lincoln, 1020 Waverley
Francis K. Ledyard Builder 1017 Bryant
Lindgren and Swinerton Architects/Buiilder 799 Alma Street
Ed Lowis Builder 2130, 2136 Oberlin
Longueville and Price Architect/Builder 460 Maple
Mark Lucas Builder 466 Ruthven
Charles Mackenzie Architect 860 University
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M. P. Madison and E. A. Williams Architects 119 Bryant
John Madsen Builder Cardinal Hotel
M.P. Madison Builder 514 High
Mallock & Feasy Builder 1870 University
Guido Marx Builder 356 Lincoln
Bernard Maybeck Architect The recently restored Sunbonnet House at 1061 Bryant Street is his prominent Palo Alto design.
McDonald and Kahn Builders 456 University (New Varsity Theater)
Frank McMurry Architect 450 Kingsley
Fred Meyer Architect 320 Kellogg
William M. Meyer Builder 1130 University
A. N. Mills Builder 564 University
Minton Company Builder 544 Coleridge, 1250 Lincoln, 1416 Tasso
W. Garden Mitchell Architect 2110 Park (concrete)
Monson Brothers Architects/Builders 529 Bryant
George B. Moore Builder 686 Matadero, 2300 Wellesley (College Terrace Library)
Julia Morgan Architect Designed several homes including 423 Chaucer and the National Register World War I Hostess House
Chester Morris Builder 1000 Cowper (demolished)
George W. Mosher Builder 270 Channing, 575 Hawthorne, 617 High
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E. K. Nelson Builder 440 – 450 Bryant
Samuel Newsom Architect 514 High
Leslie Nichols Architect 419 Maple, 39 Crescent, 1313 Newell Road, Lawn Bowling Club House
Arthur T. O'Brien Architect 457 Kingsley
Olaf Richard Ogran Builder 1504 Byron
LeBaron Olive Architect 263 Churchill, 1021 Cowper
Frederick Olmstead Landscape Architect Stanford Campus
Ole Olsen Builder 390 Leland, 591 Stanford
Osborne and Knight Builder 1370 Lincoln
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John F. Parkiinson Builder 321 Kipling
William Peacock Builder 510 Waverley (Decker Oak)
Ray Peppin Architect 2510 Waverley
George Peterson Builder 271 University
William Pluns Builder 760 Homer
H. B. Post Builder 236 Churchill, 300 Coleridge
Powers Architect 384 – 396 University / 502 Waverley (Decker Oak Building)
J. A. Prewitt Builder 667 Lytton
Lionel M. Pries Architect 1155 Waverley
Longueville Price Architect / Builder 460 Maple
J. E. Qualls Builder 1621 Castelleja
P. P. Quinn Builder 271 Addison, 610 California, 450 Kingsley
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Reid Brothers Architect 456 University (New Varsity Theater)
W. T. Rhodes Architect 509 Hale
Milton B. Roller Architect 448 Addison
G. W. Rosebrook Builder 225 Emerson
T. Patterson Ross Architect 900 University (Squire House)
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E. J. Schmaling Builder 1220 Hamilton, 2261 Waverley
Alfred Seale Builder 305 Churchill
Coleman Seidel Builder 423 Chaucer
Shea & Shea Architects 751 Waverley (St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Sheldon & Mosher Builder 225 Emerson
A. W. Smith Architect 601 Melville, National Register; 281 Addison, 430 Kingsley. (Most of his work was in Oakland.)
Cleveland Smith Builder 510 Tennyson
George Washington Smith Architect Most famous for the public buildings in Santa Barbara, 1336 Cowper (National Register)
Henry C. Smith Architect  
Paul Rowan Smith Builder 218, 224, 226, 230 North California
Walter Sorenson Builder 1410 Tasso
James Stedman Builder 1849 Webster (demolished)
Marcus Stedman Designer / Builder 272 Rinconada Avenue was his home. Other Stedman homes were featured on the 2009 Holiday House Tour.
E. A. Stenbit Builder 2261 Waverley
Clinton Stepherson Construction Builder 510 Lincoln
Joseph L. Stewart Architect 610 Coleridge
Charles K. Sumner Architect Sumner homes were featured on the 2007 Holiday House Tour.
Stern & Price Developers See examples on Murdoch, Alger, Ashton, Cowper, Maureen, Middlefield, and Rambow.
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Clarence Tanta Architect 300 Coleridge
Charles Tantau Architect 236 Churchill
C. W. Taylor and Sons Builder 212 High (Trolley Barn)
John Hudson Thomas Architect 1680 Bryant, 628 Middlefiled; his work was mainly in the East Bay in Berkeley
Mary D. Thomas Architect 1432 Webster
Alfred G. Thompson Builder 212 214 Homer
William Thompson Builder 1200 Bryant
Curtis Tobey, Jr. Architect 660 Waverley (demolished)
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H. L. Upham Architect / Builder 271 Addison, 200 Homer, 381 Hawthorne, 443 Kipling
George H. Van Epps Buiilder 627 Channing
H. Van Polen Architect / Builder 2105, 2114, 2115, 2124 Oberlin
Carl Walstrom Builder 1415 Cowper
Carl Warnecke Architect 271 University
William Henry Weeks Architect 251 University, 235 Hamilton (Cardinal Hotel) Lobby
Weeks and Day Architect Stanford Theater
Ralph Emerson Welles Builder 931 Addison
James W. Wells Builder 209 Homer (with A. W. Caulkins), 374 Kingsley, 465 Melville
E. A. Williams and M. P. Madison Architects 119 Bryant
P. W. Wilson Builder 771 Lytton
Frank W. Wise Builder 1052 Bryant
Frank D. Wolfe Architect /  Builder 1052 Bryant, 711 Cowper, 860 University
Frank Lloyd Wright Architect National Register Hanna–Honeycomb House at Stanford
William Wilson Wurster Architect 2240 Cowper, 1570 Emerson, 305 Churchill
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