Charles F. Whittlesey (1867-1941)

Pacific Building on Market Street 21 June 2003
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Whittlesey is noted as an early designer of reinforced concrete buildings.

He was a draftsman for Louis Sullivan before opening his own Chicago practice. Many of his designs were influenced by Sullivan.

In 1900, at the age of 33, Whittlesey was appointed Chief Architect for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. He designed stations and hotels for the railroad, notably the El Tovar Hotel at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, an example of the National Park Service Rustic architectural style.

Whittlesey moved to San Francisco in 1907. For the rest of his career, he worked mainly in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Name Year Address City Sort Address Sort Name
Apartment Building19091230-38 Taylor StreetSan FranciscoTaylor 1230Apartment Building
Hueter Building1908816 Mission StreetSan FranciscoMission 0816Hueter Building
Livermore-Whittlesey House I191335 FlorenceSan FranciscoFlorence 0035Livermore-Whittlesey House I
Livermore-Whittlesey House II191337 FlorenceSan FranciscoFlorence 0037Livermore-Whittlesey House II
Livermore-Whittlesey House III19131728 JonesSan FranciscoJones 1728Livermore-Whittlesey House III
Livermore-Whittlesey House IV19131730 JonesSan FranciscoJones 1730Livermore-Whittlesey House IV
Livermore-Whittlesey-Jew House191239 FlorenceSan FranciscoFlorence 0039Livermore-Whittlesey-Jew House
Pacific Building1907801-823 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0801Pacific Building
Santa Fe Railroad Depot19031310 University AvenueBerkeleyUniversitySanta Fe Railroad Depot
West Bank Building1908800 Market StreetSan FranciscoMarket 0800West Bank Building

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