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Male, US, born 1844-02-09, died 1888

Associated with the firms network

Cleaveland and Williams, Architects; Williams and Krumbein, Architects; Williams and Williams, Architects; Williams, Warren Heywood, Architect

Professional History


Apprentice, Stephen Hedders Williams, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1860-1865; Partner, Stephen and Stephen, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1865-1872; Principal, Warren H. Williams, Architect, Salt Lake City, UT, 1872-1873; Partner, [Elwood M.] Burton and Williams, Architects, Portland, OR, 1873-1874; Partner, Williams and [Justus] Krumbein, Architects, Portland, OR, 1874-1878; Principal, Warren H. Williams, Architect, Portland, OR, 1878-1888;

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), San Francisco Chapter;



Born in New York, NY, in 1844, Warren resided with his family in Caldwell, NJ, in 1850.

He moved with his family to San Francisco, CA, c. 1851; his father, architect Stephen H. Williams, had opened a practice in the booming Gold Rush town the year before. He worked in and around San Francisco until 1872, when he spent a year in Salt Lake City, UT, practicing on his own before transplanting himself on 01/22/1873 to Portland, OR, which had just experienced a major fire. Like many architects in the 19th century, Williams moved to a new city after a large fire had destroyed it.


His father was the New York, NY, architect, Stephen Hedden Williams (1816-1880), his mother Phoebe Ann Williams (); Stephen H. Williams migrated to San Francisco, CA, during the Gold Rush, and brought his family to the West Coast in c. 1851. Stephen H. Williams entered into a brief partnership with Henry William Cleaveland, a fellow New Yorker who migrated to the West Coast.

Warren Heywood Williams had eight brothers and sisters. They included: David (born c. 1845 in NY), Robert M. (born c. 1847 in NY), Florence (born c. 1849 in NY), Angeline M. (born c. 1853 in CA), Franklin (born c. 1855 in CA), Joseph (born c. 1857 in CA), Stephen H., Jr., (born c. 1858 in CA), and Fred R. (born c. 1862 in CA).


Warren Heywood Williams had two sons who were architects: Warren Franklin Williams (d. 1917) and David Lockhead Williams (b. 09/02/1866 in San Francisco, CA-d. 09/28/1937 in Portland, OR). Both sons continued their father's Portland, OR, practice.

Personal Notes

Warren H. Williams died prematurely at age 44, while returning from a trip to the East Coast.

Associated Locations

  • Fresno City, CA (Architect's Death)
    Fresno City, CA

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