Bay Area Architects: Weeks & Day
Charles Peter Weeks, a native of Ohio, studied at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
In 1899, he joined the firm of Howard & Cauldwell in New York City. Weeks had studied in Paris with the senior Howard & Cauldwell partner, John Galen Howard.
In 1901, when John Galen Howard moved to Berkeley to become supervising architect for the University of California, Weeks joined him as a designer. The association was brief. In 1903, Weeks and San Francisco architect Albert Sutton formed the partnership, Sutton & Weeks, with Weeks as the junior partner.
Albert Sutton left San Francisco in 1910 after divorcing his wife, and Weeks worked alone until 1916 when he joined forces with engineer William Peyton Day who had been in partnership with pioneering San Francisco reinforced concrete engineer John B. Leonard.
With Weeks as designer and Day as engineer, the firm specialized in theaters and apartment buildings.
Weeks & Day was most active immediately before Weeks died in 1928. Day continued the firm for twenty-five more years, closing it in 1953.
|Name||Year||Address||City||Sort Address||Sort Name|
|Brocklebank Apartments||1926||1000 Mason Street||San Francisco||Mason 1000||Brocklebank Apartments|
|California Theatre||1927||345 South First Street||San Jose||Street 01||California Theatre|
|Cathedral Apartments||1930||1201 California Street||San Francisco||Californi 1201||Cathedral Apartments|
|Doak Mansion||1917||20 Mount Carmel Drive||Oakville||Mount Carmel||Doak Mansion|
|Don Lee Cadillac Building||1921||1000 Van Ness Avenue||San Francisco||Van Ness 1000||Don Lee Cadillac Building|
|Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. Building||1924||233-241 Sansome Street||San Francisco||Sansome 0233||Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. Building|
|Fox Theatre||1928||1807-1829 Telegraph Avenue||Oakland||Telegraph 1807||Fox Theatre|
|Hotel Sainte Claire||1927||302 Market Street||San Jose||Market 0302||Hotel Sainte Claire|
|Huntington Hotel||1922||1075 California Street||San Francisco||California 1075||Huntington Hotel|
|Mark Hopkins Hotel||1926||850 Mason Street||San Francisco||Mason 0850||Mark Hopkins Hotel|
|San Francisco Chronicle Building||1924||Fifth and Mission||San Francisco||Street 05||San Francisco Chronicle Building|
|Shriners' Hospital||1923||1601 19th Avenue||San Francisco||Avenue 19||Shriners' Hospital|
|Sir Francis Drake Hotel||1928||450 Powell Street||San Francisco||Powell 0450||Sir Francis Drake Hotel|
|Stanford Theatre||1925||221 University Avenue||Palo Alto||University 0221||Stanford Theatre|
|Stell Building||1921||141-145 Montgomery Street||San Francisco||Montgomery 0141||Stell Building|
Weeks and Day designed the Chronicle Building in the Gothic Revival style. Both this building and the Pacific Telephone building were influenced by Eliel Saarinenâ€™s highly influential design for the Chicago Tribune Tower, drawn in 1922, but never built.
The exterior was remodeled during the 1960s to remove most of the Gothic detail and give the building an Art Deco appearance.