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Male, US, born 01/11/1882, died 05/16/1946

Associated with the firms network

Biggar, Charles Howatt, Architect; Kysor and Biggar, Architects; Wiseman and Biggar, Architects

Professional History

Draftsman, architectural firm in TN, c. 1905; Draftsman, William P. White, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1910-1911; Partner, Wiseman and Biggar, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1912; Partner, Kysor and Biggar, Architects, Bakersfield, CA, c. 1915;


B.S., Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, c. 1903; Biggar originally studied to become a physician at the University of Illinois before switching to architecture; coursework, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, c. 1912-1913; at the Ecole, Biggar worked in the atelier of Leon Jaussely;


Born in Illinois, Biggar died in Kern County, CA, at the age of 66.

His mother's maiden name was Deneveon.

Charles Howatt Biggar married Marian Whitney in 04/1917.

A son, Whitney Biggar (1920-2005), also became an architect.

Associated Locations

  • Danville, IL (Architect's Birth)
    Danville, IL

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PCAD id: 1639

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American Legion, Hall, Little, Stanley F., Post, Taft, CA1925TaftCA
Anglo-American Bank Company, Bakersfield, CABakersfieldCA
Bakersfield Californian Building, Bakersfield, CA1926BakersfieldCA
Chamber of Commerce Building, Bakersfield, CA1928BakersfieldCA
City of Bakersfield, Fire Department, Central Station #1, Bakersfield, CA1904BakersfieldCA
City of Bakersfield, Fire Department, Central Station #2, Bakersfield, CA1938-1939BakersfieldCA
City of Los Angeles, Public Library (LAPL), Branch #1, Vernon, Los Angeles, CA 1915Los AngelesCA
County of Kern, Airport, Steel Hangars and Shop Building, Bakersfield, CABakersfieldWA
County of Kern, Jail, Arvin, CAArvinCA
County of Kern, Public Library, Branch, Delano, CADelanoCA
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County of Kern, Public Library, Branch, Mojave, CA1928MojaveCA
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Daly Plumbing Company, Office Building, Bakersfield, CA1926BakersfieldCA
Delano Joint Union School District, Delano Union High School, Physical Education Building, Delano, CADelanoCA
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Grower’s Security Bank Company, Office Building, Delano, CA1924DelanoCA
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Haberfelde Building, Downtown, Bakersfield, CA1925-1926BakersfieldCA
Kern County Union High School, Building #1, Bakersfield, CA 1914-1915BakersfieldCA
Kern County Union High School, Griffith Field, Bakersfield, CA1923BakersfieldCA
Kern County Union High School, Harvey Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA1940-1948BakersfieldCA
Kern County Union High School, Spindt Hall, Bakersfield, CA1924BakersfieldCA
Kern General Hospital, Bakersfield, CABakersfieldCA
Stonybrook Sanatorium, Administration Building, Keene, CA1918KeeneCA
Taft Union High School District, Taft High School, Taft, CATaftCA
Tejon Theatre, Bakersfield, CA1946-1947BakersfieldCA
United States Government, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Experimental Farm, Shafter, CAShafterCA
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