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Male, US, born 1864-12-29, died 1928-03-28

Associated with the firms network

Lawton and Moldenhour, Architects; Lawton George Willis, Architect; Saunders and Lawton, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Designer, Saunders and Houghton, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1889-1891.

Partner, Saunders and Lawton, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1898-1914; this firm, in 03/1901, had its offices in the New York Block's Rooms 518-519. The architectural firm of Saunders and Lawton designed a large number of warehouses in Seattle's downtown c. 1910.

Principal, George Willis Lawton, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1921. In 1921, Lawton maintained an office in Room #1501 of the Alaska Building. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1921, p. 1555.)

Partner, Lawton and Moldenhour, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1923-1928.

Professional Activities

Lawton was a charter member of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1891.

Member, AIA, Washington Chapter.

Personal

Relocation

Born in WI, George Lawton arrived in Seattle, WA, in 1889, at about the time of the Seattle Fire of 06/06/1889.

Lawton lived with his wife, two daughters, a niece, and a servant at 1619 35th Avenue in 1910. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Seattle Ward 3, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1658; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0090; FHL microfilm: 1375671, accessed 09/11/2019.)

He died in Seattle in 1928, at the age of 63.

Spouse

He wed Lola Mary Allbrighton (born c. 1870-d. 06/28/1937 in Seattle, WA) on 10/26/1898 in King County, WA. Her parents were Sarah Cartmill (born c. 1843-d. 10/22/1924 in Seattle, WA) and Thomas Allbrighton (born c. 1834-d. 04/02/1924 in Seattle, WA).

Children

He and Lola had two daughters, Winona M. Lawton and Ruth M. Lawton.

Biographical Notes


PCAD id: 2116


NameDateCityState
Alaska Building, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1903-1904SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Dairy Barn, Seattle, WA 1909SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Forestry Building, Seattle, WA 1908-1909SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Women's Building, Seattle, WA1908-1909SeattleWA
Alhambra Theatre #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA1909SeattleWA
Arctic Club Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA1916-1917SeattleWA
Baillargeon, J.A., and Company, Store #3, Seattle, WA1907-1908SeattleWA
Bigelow Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1903SeattleWA
Bon Marche Department Store #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1896SeattleWA
Castle Apartments, Belltown, Seattle, WA1918SeattleWA
Chadwick, Henry C., House, Seattle, WA
Cottage Project, Seattle, WA
Courts of Washington, King County, Courthouse #2, First Hill, Seattle, WA 1890-1891SeattleWA
Crane Company, Warehouse/Office Building, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1907SeattleWA
Dunn Tin Storage Warehouse, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Liggett Building, Seattle, WA1926-1927SeattleWA
Lincoln, Dr. R.P., Apartment House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Lumber Exchange Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1902-1903SeattleWA
Manufacturers Building, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1905-1906SeattleWA
Masonic Building, Lodge, First Hill, Seattle, WA1915SeattleWA
Melbourne Tower, Downtown, Seattle, WA1927SeattleWA
Mottman Building, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Northern Hospital, Sedro Valley, WASedro ValleyWA
Norton Building #1, Seattle, WA1904SeattleWA
Office Building Project, Seattle, WA
Polson Building, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1909-1910SeattleWA
Rainier Club, Downtown, Seattle, WA1904SeattleWA
Republic Building, Seattle, WA1927SeattleWA
Seattle Buddhist Church #1, First Hill, Seattle, WA 1906-1908SeattleWA
Seattle Public Schools, Beacon Hill Elementary School #2, Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA1903-1904SeattleWA
Seattle Public Schools, Cascade School, Cascade, Seattle, WA 1893-1894SeattleWA
Seattle Public Schools, Walla Walla Elementary School, Central District, Seattle, WA1902-1902SeattleWA
Seattle Theatre #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1893SeattleWA
State of Washington, Department of Corrections, Monroe Correctional Complex, Monroe, WAMonroeWA
Stewart House, Seattle, WA1898SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Denny, Arthur and Mary, Hall, Seattle, WA1893-1895SeattleWA
Westland Building, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA1907SeattleWA
Whitcomb Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA 1900-1901SeattleWA
Wilson, Carrie W., House, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA1918SeattleWA
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