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Male, Canada/US, born 1871-01-15, died 1922-10-15

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Gould and Champney, Architects; Gould, A. Warren, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

As Dennis Andersen has noted, "...Gould ...was one of the last major Seattle architects to enter the professional practice of architecture from the building and contracting trades. His background and lack of any academic training did not diminish an energetic and remarkably productive career but may have distanced him from his professional colleagues." (See Dennis A. Andersen, "Augustus Warren Gould," in Shaping Seattle Architecture, Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis A. Andersen, eds, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014], p. 138.) By at least 1892, Gould referred to himself on a US Naturalization document as an "architect and builder."

Principal, A. Warren Gould, Architect, Boston, MA, c. 1894-. Gould maintained an office at 178 Devonshire in 1894, 1895 and 1896. In the 1894-1895 it was in Room #614, in the latter, Room #505. (See Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1894,p. 1548, Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1895, p. 1548 and Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1896, p. 641.) Gould worked at 1 Somerset Street, Room #19, in 1904. (SeeBoston City Directory, 1904, p. 1859.)

Principal, A. Warren Gould, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1905- . In 1905, Gould had an office in the Arcade Building, Room #502, in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1905, p. 538.)

Partner, Gould and [Édouard Frère] Champney, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1909-1912.

Professional Service

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter, 1910-1911; appointed by Governor Hart to the Washington State Examining Board of Architects. Charter member, Washington State Society of Architects.

The US Patent Office issued Patent #1,268.235 to Augustus Warren Gould for a reinforced concrete railroad tie on 06/04/1918. (See “Patents on Railway Devices,” The Railway and Engineering Review, vol. 63, no. 3, 07/20/1918, p. 112.)

Education

College

It appears that Gould may have taken some coursework in architecture at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), perhaps some sort of night school training.

Personal

Relocation

Augustus Warren Gould was a Canadian by birth. The US Census of 1900 listed a birthdate for him of 01/1869, and indicated that he immigrated to the US in 1888. US Naturalization records listed his birthday as 01/15/1871, while historian Dennis Allen Andersen has placed it on 01/15/1872 in his essay on Gould in Shaping Seattle Architecture. (See Dennis A. Andersen, "Augustus Warren Gould," in Shaping Seattle Architecture, Jeffrey Karl Ochsner and Dennis A. Andersen, eds, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014], p. 138.) The same naturalization card mentioned above listed his naturalization date as having been 10/22/1892. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906 (M1299); Microfilm Serial: M1299; Microfilm Roll: 72, accessed 04/14/2018.)

Dates for his entry into the US vary from 1887 to 1888. (The US Census of 1900 stated the latter date.) A more detailed naturalization form of 10/22/1892 in the architect's own hand, indicated that he had been born on 01/15/1871 in Amherst, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. (Andersen noted that he was born in Salem, NS, a town about five miles southeast of Amherst.) The naturalization document stated that he had entered the US at Ellsworth, ME, on 06/07/1887. It recorded that, during the period 1887-1892, Gould had lived in both Ellsworth, ME, and Boston, MA. In addition to those places, he also had spent some time in Amherst, NS, in 1891, as his name was included in the 1891 Canadian Census, along with the rest of his family. It listed his occupation at age 20 as "carpenter." (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1891; Census Place: Amherst, Cumberland, Nova Scotia; Roll: T-6311; Family No: 450, accessed 04/14/2018.) As of 10/22/1892, he resided on Josephine Street in Dorchester, MA. Two witnesses at his naturalization were Lillie T. Gould, his sister-in-law, and George Workman. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at Boston; Waltham, Massachusetts; ARC Title: Petitions and Records of Naturalization , 8/1845 - 12/1911; NAI Number: 3000057; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: RG 21, accessed 04/14/2018.) The Boston City Directory, 1892, also listed an address for him at 7 Faulkner Street.

In 1896, he resided at 335 Park Street in Dorchester, MA. (See Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1896, p. 641.)

The architect lived at 62 Waldeck Street in Dorchester, from at least 1900 until 1904. The US Census of 1900 stated that Gould lived at this address with his wife, Susie, and his sister-in-law, Lillie T. Gould. (See Boston City Directory, 1904, p. 757.) (His name didn't appear in the Boston City Directory, 1905, [p. 774.]) According to his obituary in the Architect and Engineer (11/1922), he moved to Seattle, WA, in 1904.

His name appeared in the Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1905, p. 538, that indicated he lived in "The Washington," a hotel located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Stewart Street originally known as the Denny Hotel. It was demolished when Denny Hill was hydraulically regraded into Elliott Bay.

Gould and his wife lived at 1616 2nd Avenue in Seattle in 1917. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle City Directory, 1917, p. 759.)

In 1922, Gould moved to Mount Angel, OR; he died the same year; Gould died of a heart attack in the Tacoma Union Railroad Station.

Parents

In 1881, the Canadian Census indicated that Augustus's father, John Gould, (born 10/16/1828 in PEI, Canada-d. 08/01/1912 in Ashland, MA), worked as a farmer, and in the census of 06/15/1891, as a laborer. His married Miriam M. Collett (born 08/22/1838 in either PEI or England-d. 02/06/1916 in Boston, MA) , the daughter of Charles Collett and Sarah Edmunds, on 12/18/1856 in Amherst, NS. Miriam maintained the household and aised the family's many children.

In 1881, this group of children included: Charles E. Gould (age 20), James R. Gould (age 17), Anthony Gould (age 17), Aaron H. Gould (age 16), Hullan Gould (age 14), Henry E. Gould (age 13), Augustus Gould (age 11), Joseph Gould (age 8), John Gould (age 6), Martha Gould (age 3), and Mariam Gould (age 11 months). Ten years later, the census listed: Harry E. Gould (age 22 born in NS, Canada), Augustus (age 20), Joseph H Gould (age 17), John M. G. Gould (age 15), Sarah E. Gould (age 13), Miriam S. Gould (age 10) and George A. Gould (age 7). Augustus's elder brother, Harry, worked as a carpenter in 1891 and may have introduced his younger sibling to the construction business. The next year, Augustus was in Cambridge, MA, studying architecture at MIT.

Spouse

He married Susie A. Arey (born 02/1866 in ME), on 12/25/1892 in Camden, ME.

Biographical Notes

Like many architects of the time, Gould joined the Masonic Order. He was initiated (01/12/1897), passed (02/09/1897) and raised to membership on 03/09/1897, belonging to the Union Lodge of Dorchester, MA. His profession on the membership card was "architect." (See Ancestry.com, Source Information: Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 04/14/2018.)

Gould was naturalized in the US District Court at Boston, MA, on 10/22/1892. A.W. Gould stayed as a hotel guest in Calgary, AB, Canada, on 07/03/1906.



Associated Locations

  • Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada (Architect's Birth)
    Amherst, Nova Scotia Canada

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  • Tacoma, WA (Architect's Death)
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PCAD id: 1842


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