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Male, US, born 1873-08-19, died 1939-09-14

Associated with the firms network

Baker, Frank Lidstone, Architect; Baker, Stewart and Palmaw, Architects; Baker, Vogel, and Evans, Architects; Baker, Vogel, and Roush, Architects; Baker, Vogel, Evans, and Roush, Architects; Blackwell and Baker, Architects; Everett and Baker, Associated Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Principal, Frank L. Baker, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1909, 1917.

Partner, Blackwell and Baker, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1911-1914.

Partner, Baker, Vogel and Evans, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1920-1921.

Partner, Baker, Vogel, Evans and Roush, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1920-1923.

Partner, Baker, Vogel and Roush, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1926-1933.

Partner, Baker, Stewart and Palmaw, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1934-1938.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter, 1910-1911.

Member, Seattle Architectural Club, Exhibition Committee, 1910.

Personal

Relocation

Born in Kingston, ON, Canada, Baker emigrated from there to the U.S. in 10/01/1894, landing first at Cape Vincent, NY; on 06/01/1907, Baker came to settle in WA; he first appeared in the Seattle city directory in 1909. According to U.S. Census Records, Baker lived in the W8P5 census precinct of Seattle, WA, in 1910.

He made his home in Beaux Arts, WA, in 1916 along with his wife and two children. At his death in 1933 at age 66, Baker lived at 717 33rd Avenue South, Seattle, WA.

Spouse

He married Minnie Elizabeth Baker, born in Genoa, NB, before 1918.

Children

Baker had three children: Elizabeth, born 09/23/1911 in Seattle, WA, and Robert A., born 02/09/1913 in Seattle, and Frances. In 1939, at the time of their father's death, Elizabeth lived in Seattle, Robert in Port Angeles, WA, and Frances [Bonnell] in Corvallis, OR.

Biographical Notes

Baker applied for U.S. Naturalization on 12/16/1909, filed a document of intention to be naturalized on 08/25/1915, and received it on 01/18/1916. Architect James Eustace Blackwell (1865-1939) served as one witness at the 1916 naturalization proceeding, along with Clancy M. Lewis, a manufacturer who also lived in Beaux Arts, WA. In 1909, Baker stood 5-foot 7-inches tall and weighed 130 lbs., with dark brown hair and brown eyes.



Associated Locations

  • Kingston, ON Canada (Architect's Birth)
    Kingston, ON Canada

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PCAD id: 2714