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Male, US, born 03/12/1865, died 09/23/1933

Associated with the firms network

Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects; Chamberlin. Arthur Bishop, Architect; Parkinson, John, Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, Long and Kees, Architects, Minneapolis, MN, 1884-1889; Draftsman, Saunders and Houghton, Architects, Seattle, 1890-1891; Designer, John Parkinson, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1891-1893; Designer, William Boone, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1893; Partner, Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1894-1896; expelled from the American Institute of Architects, 1895; Chamberlin returned to Minneapolis, MN in 1896, opening a partnership with George Bertrand known as Bertrand and Chamberlin, 1896-1931.

Chamberlin designed many important buildings in Minneapolis, MN, after 1896, including the Minneapolis Commercial Club (1910), Minneapolis Athletic Club (1910 ), and the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Building (1928);


Born in Solon, OH, Chamberlin was raised in the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin and Minnesota. He migrated to Seattle, WA, in 1890, working there from 1890-1896, and died in Minneapolis, MN, in 1931.

Married Georgiana Wood 01/18/1885, daughter of Andrew Wood and Mary J. Wood.

His grandson, David Holmes Chamberlin, Jr. (b. 10/29/1944), also became an architect. (Mr. Chamberlin graciously provided some information on his grandfather and himself in a telephone conversation with Alan Michelson, 10/19/2009.)

Chamberlin was a 33rd degree Mason.

Associated Locations

  • Solon, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Solon, OH

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  • Minneapolis, MN (Architect's Death)
    Minneapolis, MN

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PCAD id: 2719