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Male, US

Associated with the firms network

Boone and Meeker, Architects; Boone, William E., Architect; Donovan and Meany, Architects; Doyle, Arthur E., Architect; MacKay, Donald, Architect; Meany, Stephen J., Architect

Professional History


Meany worked in a San Francisco architectural office, 06/03/1880.

Draftsman, W.E. Boone, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1882.

Partner, Donovan and Meany, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1882-1883.

Principal, Stephen J. Meany, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1883-1884, 1889-1892.

Draftsman (periodic), Arthur Doyle, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1883-1884.

Draftsman (periodic), Donald MacKay, Architect, 1882-1884.

Architect, Boone and Meeker, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1887. (See R L Polk and Co´s Puget Sound Directory, 1887, p. 299.)

Meany worked in Fresno, CA, c. 1905.



Stephen Meany was born c. 1857 or 1858 in England of Irish and English stock. (The 1900 U.S. Census, indicated that "Steven" Meany had been born in 03/1853 in England. The 1900 Census also noted that he had come to the U.S. in 1875 and was naturalized.) By 1862, he and his family probably had relocated to Canada, where his sister, Juliane, was born. The family had moved to CA by at least 1864, where Edmund J. Meany was born. On 06/03/1880, Meany lived at 617 Mission Street in San Francisco, CA, with his mother, Mary, and his six brothers and sisters. He was the eldest child.

According to Dennis A. Andersen, Meany came to Seattle, WA, in 1882, migrating from San Jose, CA. (See Dennis A. Andersen, "Meany, Stephen J.," Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to Architects, [Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1994], p. 348.) In 1887, he rented a room at the corner of Front Street (later 1st Avenue) and Spring Street. (See R L Polk and Co´s Puget Sound Directory, 1887, p. 299.)

In 1900, Meany continued to reside in Seattle, sharing a residence at 1505 Pine Street with a 34-year-old plumber, Samuel Frank; Around 1905, Meany lived in Fresno, CA, and was working as a draughtsman. He lived in the California Hotel at the corner of I Street and Merced Street.

His mother, Mary, was born c. 1839 in England; her parents were Irish. His father, who was Irish, may have been deceased or absent by 1880, as he was not recorded by the 1880 U.S. Census as living in the household; another child, however, had been born just 9 months previously; in that year, the U.S. Census recorded there being 6 other children other than Stephen. They were: Juliane (born c. 1862 in Canada), Edmund J. (born in CA, c. 1864), Anthony W. (born in CA, c. 1867), Robert E. (born in CA, c. 1869), George (born in CA c. 1872), Rosa R. (born in CA, c. 1874) and John F. (born in CA, c. 10/1879).

A "Stephen J. Meaney" worked as an engineer in San Francisco, CA, in 1930; it is doubtful that this is the same man, but this individual lived as a retiree in San Diego, CA, and Oakland, CA, from 1932-1940. He does not appear on the roles after 1940.

PCAD id: 2659