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Male, US, born 1862-05-04, died 1943-12-31

Associated with the firms network

Caukin and Haas, Architects; de Neuf and Heide, Architects; Heide, August F., Architect; Preston and Heide, Architects; Siebrand and Heide, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Apprentice Architect, Alton, IL, 1880. At age 18, the US Census of 1880 recorded that Heide worked as an architect's apprentice in Alton. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 137D; Enumeration District: 010, accessed 06/19/2019.) In 1889, there were three architects working in Alton, IL, B.H. Eden, U.S. Nixon, and Lucas Pfeiffenberger. It is possible that Heide apprenticed with one of them. (See Alton, Illinois, City Directory, 1889, p. 336.)

Draftsman, Caukin and Haas, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1887-1888. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1887, p. 218 and Ancestry.com, Source Information: Los Angeles, California City Directories, 1888-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Principal, August F. Heide, Architect, Tacoma and Everett, WA, 1889-1899.

Partner, Preston and Heide, Architects, Tacoma, WA, 1890. This pair had an office in Room #40 of the Gross Building. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Tacoma, Washington Directories, 1889-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Partner, de Neuf and Heide, Architects, Seattle, WA and Everett, WA, 1901-1906. The Seattle office of de Neuf and Heide occupied Room #208 of the Washington Building in Seattle in 1903. (See Polk's Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1903, p. 1204.) The following two years, 1904 and 1905, the partnership expanded into three rooms of the Washington Building, #207-209. (See Polk's Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1904, p. 1252 and Polk's Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1905,p. 1392.) The firm also maintained a branch in Everett, WA, between 1902 and 1905, as Heide lived in the city during this period. This office was located at 1505 1/2 Hewitt Avenue in 1904 and in Room #414 of the American National Bank Building at year later (See Everett, Washington, City Directory, 1904, p. 475 andEverett, Washington, City Directory, 1905,p. 357.) They closed their Everett office by 1906.

The firm was listed in thePolk's Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1906,(p. 1320) as "Heide and de Neuf," suggesting that some reorganization of the partnership had occurred. It had a new Seattle address of Room #1008 in the Lowman Building. A year later, de Neuf had left the firm and moved to San Francisco.

Principal, August F. Heide, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1907. He had an office in Room #207 of the Washington Building in 1907. (See R.L. Polk and Company'sSeattle, Washington, City Directory, 1907, p. 569.)

Principal, August F. Heide, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1908-1911. His office was located at 58 2nd Street.(See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1909, p. 760.) In 1911, Heide's son, Carl, was also listed as working as an architect. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1911, p. 785.)

Partner, Siebrand and Heide, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1910-1911. Heide worked in both San Francisco and Seattle during the early 1910s.

Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1920. Heide was not listed as operaing his own architectural practice in the Crocker-Langley San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1920, (p. 1675-1676,) and was probably in the employ of another office.

He was working as an architect in San Francisco, CA, and Everett, WA, in 1930. The US Census indicated that he was self-employed in 1930.

Professional Activities

Heide became a Registered Architect in the State of CA.

Education

High School

The 1940 US Census indicated that Heide had had four years of high school education in Alton, IL. He probably entered into an apprenticeship with an architect immediately upon graduation. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: m-t0627-00304; Page: 86B; Enumeration District: 38-166, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Personal

Relocation

August F. Heide was born in or near Alton, IL, during the second year of the Civil War, on 05/04/1862. His family owned a retail grocery in Alton by 1870. The family was middle-class for the time, owning real estate valued at $3,000 and possessing savings estimated at $4,000. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M593_252; Page: 395A; Family History Library Film: 545751, accessed 06/20/2019.) Ten years later, the Heide Family resided on the north side of 2nd Street between George Street and Langdon Street in that city, but no longer operated a grocery. Henry Heide, August's father, was involved in the building trades. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 137D; Enumeration District: 010, accessed 06/19/2019.)

August and his wife, Agnes Heide. lived in Los Angeles, CA, in 1887, the year that their eldest daughter, Hilda, was born. According to the Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1887, (p. 218), the Heides lived at 507 Court House Street. In 1888, he and his family had a dwelling at 121 South Grand Avenue. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information: Los Angeles, California City Directories, 1888-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000, accessed 06/20/2019.) Voting records indicated that he lived in Santa Monica, CA, on 09/29/1888. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 - 2A; CSL Roll Number: 20; FHL Roll Number: 977994, accessed 06/20/2019.)

He and his wife shifted north to Tacoma, WA, in 1889. A colleague from the Caukin and Haas office, John Galen Howard (1864-1931), had obtained a commission to design the exterior of the Tacoma Theatre, and Heide worked on this commission with him. The Heides resided at 748 Steilacoom Helens Avenue in 1889 and remained in Tacoma through 1892, at least. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information: Tacoma, Washington Directories, 1889-91 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000 and R.L. Polk and Company's Tacoma, Washington, City Directory, 1891, accessed 06/20/2019.) Heide also appeared in the Washington State Census of 1892 as living in Tacoma and was listed in the city directory as living in rooms at the Cleveland Hotel. (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 06/20/2019 and Tacoma, Washington, City Directory, 1892, p. 366.)

Like many architects of his time, Heide lived an itinerant life, traveling up and down the West Coast for work. This itinerancy underscored how mobile Americans had become by the 1880s due to the spread of railroad lines across the country. His frequent inter- and intra-city relocation must have put some strain on his wife and family.

For a time, the family put down roots in Everett, WA, where the youngest three Heide children were born between 1895-1899. August had obtained the commission to design the Snohomish County Courthouse. This work was completed in 1897. August Heide formed a partnership with Seattle architect Emil de Neuf, Sr., but continued to live in Everett until about 1906 or 1907. Heide maintained an Everett office in 1904, while de Neuf managed the Seattle one. During the period 1900-1906, he and his family resided at 2107 Rucker Avenue. (See (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Everett, Snohomish, Washington; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0215; FHL microfilm: 1241750, accessed 06/20/2019, Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1902, p. 628 andThe Everett, Washington, City Directory, 1905, p. 148.)

For a short time, in 1907, Heide made his home in Seattle, at 344 18th Avenue North in Seattle, but he appeared and reappeared in Everett at various times, including 1900, 1910 and 1930, because work here periodically became available to him. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1907, p. 569.)

Heide had relocated to San Francisco by 1908, the city de Neuf had relocated to c. 1906. He lived first at 2468 Bush Street and, the following year, at 1978 Broadway. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 852 and San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1909, p. 760.)

In 1908, a fire had destroyed his design for Everett's Snohomish County Courthouse #1, and he was consulted on rebuilding it in Everett. This necessitating him shuttling between San Francisco and Everett. Heide and his family were listed as living in two places during 1910. The Heides lived at 1978 Broadway according to the US Census of 1910, and were comfortable enough financially to employ a Chinese-American servant, Leung Loy (born c. 1878 in China).(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 41, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_101; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0275; FHL microfilm: 1374114, accessed 06/20/2019.) They also may have lived in Everett in 1910, according to the US Census, although the census form listed his name as "Albert" and his wife's as "Alice." Their children's names were correct, but the listing was crossed out on the census entry form, making the listing questionable. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Everett Ward 5, Snohomish, Washington; Roll: T624_1668; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 0284; FHL microfilm: 1375681, accessed 06/20/2019.)

The San Francisco City Directory, 1912, (p. 812), indicated that Agnes Heide lived on her own at 1978 Broadway, with August presumably working in Everett.

They moved back to San Francisco by 1916, when they lived at 2859 Sacramento Street.Voter records indicated that five people lived at this address, including Agnes, Hazel M., Hilda H., and Carl Hauser Heide, all of whom voted Republican in that year. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, accessed 06/18/2019.) He and Agnes lived at 2016A Clay Street in 1920. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1920, p. 824.) The Heides continued to live on Clay Street in 1921. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1921, p. 758.)

Agnes passed away in 1922, and, in that year, August paid $50 per month to live in Unit #6 of the small apartment building at 626 Church Street in San Francisco. He lived in this flat with his daughter, Hilda, a drama teacher, and his son, Robert, a music salesman. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0162; FHL microfilm: 2339935, accessed 06/18/2019.)

After her death, he lived from 1922 until 1928 in Los Angeles. In 1922, the had a residence at 1181A West 29th Street. Heide lived on his own at 5133 York Boulevard in 1924, and at 1616 Ingraham Street in 1928. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, accessed 06/20/2019.)

According to the U.S. Census of 1930, Heide lived two places in April of that year. On April 7, 1930, he lived in San Francisco, with his daughter and son in Apartment 6 at 626 Church Street. The family paid a rent of $50 per month for this habitation. On the 16th of April, he lived in Everett, WA, and was a roomer in a house at 1604 Hewitt Street.

Voter records, census data and city directories put Heide back in San Francisco during the 1935-1943 period, living in several apartments. He dwelled at 180 8th Avenue (in 1934-1935), and at 2905 Clay Street (in 1936-1938). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, accessed 06/20/2019.) The 1940 US Census listed him as a lodger at the Canterbury Hotel in San Francisco, at 635 Sutter Street. It listed his profession as architect, suggesting, perhaps, that he was still working at about age 77. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: m-t0627-00304; Page: 86B; Enumeration District: 38-166, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Heide passed away in San Francisco Hospital, San Francisco, CA, from complications due to pneumonia. His last address was 52 Lyon Street in that city. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 06/18/2019.) He was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.

Parents

His father was Henry Heide, his mother, Katherine Suess Heide. Henry ran a grocery, while Katherine managed a large household that included seven children in 1870. The 1880 US Census note that Henry was a brick mason. This census also indicated that both Henry (Heinrich) and Katherine were from Saxony. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Alton, Madison, Illinois; Roll: 233; Page: 137D; Enumeration District: 010, accessed 06/19/2019.)

Henry's siblings included: Bertha Heide (born c. 1859 in IL), Emma Heide (born c. 1864 in IL), Minnie Heide (born c. 1866 in IL), Otto Heide (born c. 1867 in IL), William Heide (born c. 1869 in IL) and Noel (born c. 1878 in IL).

Spouse

He married Agnes Florence Hauser (born 11/1863 in IL-d. 07/03/1922 in Los Angeles, CA) on 07/01/1886 in Madison County, IL (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Children

August and Agnes Heide had five children: Hilda H. Heide (born 05/1887 in CA), Carl Hauser Heide (born 12/02/1890 in Tacoma, WA-d. 05/08/1963 in Lakewood, OH), Hazel M. Heide Smith (born 12/16/1895 in Everett, WA), Robert F. Heide (born 04/01/1897 in Everett, WA-d. 01/15/1970 in Alameda County, CA) and Eugene Edward Heide (born 03/21/1899 in WA-d. 06/1969 in CA).

Carl worked as a "truck keeper" for a building contractor in 1910. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: San Francisco Assembly District 41, San Francisco, California; Roll: T624_101; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0275; FHL microfilm: 1374114, accessed 06/20/2019.)

Hazel became a hatmaker by 1918. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1918, p. 814.)

Hilda worked as a drama teacher from at least 1920-1930. Robert worked as a music salesman in 1930.

In 12/1943, Robert F. Heide lived at 278 Hillside Avenue, Mill Valley, CA.

Biographical Notes

Heide was a registered Republicans during 1922, 1924 and 1928. After the collapse of the economy, Heide began to vote solidly Democratic during the course of the 1930s. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library; Sacramento, California; Great Register of Voters, 1900-1968, accessed 06/20/2019.)

SSN: 571-16-2555.



Associated Locations

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

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