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Male, Germany/US, born 1865-06, died 1938-02-15

Associated with the firms network

Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects; Siebrand and Heide, Architects; Siebrand, Carl, Architect; Smith and Siebrand, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Partner, Smith and Siebrand, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1891;

Draftsman, Warren Skillings, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1893;

Partner, [A.B] Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1894-1895. In 1894, Chamberlin and Siebrand had an office in Room #23 of the Occidental Building in Seattle. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, p. 874.) In 1895, Siebrand and Chamberlin were listed working separately in Room #23 of the Occidental Block. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, p. 818.) Not much architectural work was to be found in Seattle during the economic slowdown that occurred between 1893 and 1897, poor conditions that probably motivated Siebrand to find work at the US Naval facility in Sidney, WA, a town founded in 1890.

Subinspector, US Naval Shipyard, Sidney, WA, 1897. Siebrand was paid $4 per day in this position, at the naval yard in Sidney, a town renamed as "Port Orchard" in 1903. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 06/24/2019.)

Draftsman, Vallejo, CA, c. 1900-1904. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240113, accessed 06/20/2019.) The Vallejo, California, City Directory, 1902, (p. 194), indicated that a Carl "Sidebrand" worked as a draftsman in the Yard and Docks Department of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. (See also Vallejo, California, City Directory, 1904, p. 110.)

Principal, Carl Siebrand, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1897, 1909, 1912-1938. His office was in Room #3172 of the Arcade Building in 1915. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1915, p. 1410.) From at least 1916 until 1926, Siebrand had an office in Room #205 of the Northern Life Building. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1916, p. 1410 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1926, p. 1342.)

Personal

Relocation

Born in Germany, Siebrand came to the US in 1882, according to the US Census of 1900. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Vallejo, Solano, California; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240113, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Siebrand arrived in Seattle, WA, by 1889, the year of the large fire that wiped out most of Seattle's Pioneer Square Business District. The Washington State Census of 1892 indicated that Siebrand worked as an architect in the city. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006, accessed 06/24/2019.)

In 1900, Siebrand and his wife, Hattie, lived at 844 Virginia Street in Vallejo, CA. They had a 17-year-old servant in that year, Sadie Miles (born c. 10/1882 in NE).

He lived at 702 East Denny Way in 1910, living with two lodgers, his wife's niece, Carrie May, (born c. 1890 in MI), and her sister, Caroline M. Shears, (born c. 1880 in MI) (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1375673, accessed 06/24/2019.)

Between 1915 and 1935, at least, Hattie and Carl lived at 5016 21st Avenue NE in Seattle. In 1930, he and his wife rented rooms to to two lodgers, Mart Mart J. Soukop (born c. 1907 in IA) and Walter E. Hinshaw (born c. 1906 in MI). (See R.L. Polk and Company'sSeattle, Washington, City Directory, 1915, p. 1410;Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 29A; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 2342226, accessed 06/24/2019; see R.L. Polk and Company'sSeattle, Washington, City Directory, 1935, p. 1374.)

Parents

His father was Alexander Siebrand. His mother's maiden name was Trost. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014,, accessed 06/24/2019.)

Spouse

He wed Hattie Shears Siebrand (born c. 06/1875 in MI) on 11/02/1897 in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc6933, accessed 06/24/2019.)

Of German descent, Siebrand attracted work from German-immigrant brewers in the city, and made something of a specialty of this. He did some work for the U.S. Navy at Bremerton, WA, and at Pearl Harbor, HI.



Associated Locations

  • Seattle , WA (Architect's Death)
    Seattle , WA

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PCAD id: 2458