Male, born 1913-02-07, died 1951-12-08

Associated with the firms network

Holmes, J. Lister, Architect; Moore and Massar, Architects; Moore, Bliss, Jr., and Associates, Architects; Smith, Carroll and Johanson, Architects; Young and Richardson, Architects and Engineers

Professional History


Draftsman, J. Lister Holmes, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1936; Architect, National Park Service, 1937; Designer, Smith, Carroll and Johanson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1938-1940; Designer, Young and Richardson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1941-1944; Partner, Moore and Massar, Architects, Bellevue, WA, c. 1946-1947; Principal, Bliss Moore, Jr., Architect, Bellevue, WA, c. 1948-1951;

Completed 15-week course, Camouflage School, Camouflage Division, Office of Civilian Defense, University of Washington, 10-12/1942. Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA); Jury Member, AIA, Washington Chapter, "House of Tomorrow" competition, 1943; Moore served on this jury with Charles A. Lawrence, Stephen H. Richardson, Victor E. Steinbrueck, and Philip A. Moore. Member, AIA, Washington Chapter, Executive Committee; Member, King County Planning Commission, Seattle, WA: Moore resigned from the Planning Commission on 05/14/1951, his position taken by Perry B. Johanson (1910-1981). (See "Bliss Moore, Jr., Quits Planning Board," Seattle Times, 05/14/1951, p. 8.)


B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1935-1939. He was in the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at UW.


As child, Bliss Moore, Jr.'s family lived in NM, ID and WA. In 1920, the Moores resided on 7th Street in Ashton, ID, where his father worked, according to the US Census, as a farmer. (Moore's World War I Draft Registration Card confirmed that he worked as a farmer in Ashton.) Bliss Moore, Sr., was listed as a mining engineer in the US Census of 1930. He and his family resided in their own house at 1214 East 19th Avenue, Spokane, WA, a dwelling valued at $6,000, a sizable sum in 1930. The US Census of 1940 indicated that Moore lived with a roommate in an apartment building at 4337 15th Avenue NE in Bellevue, WA. At this time, the architect John R. Sproule (1908-1993) and his wife, Virginia (1907-1997), lived in the same building. Moore reported an address of Route #1, Overlake Drive, Bellevue, WA in 1942. Moore died prematurely on Saturday, 12/08/1951, at his Bellevue residence. He contracted the fatal illness in 03/1951.

His father, Bliss Moore, Sr., (b. 1884 in Provo, UT-d. 11/1975 in Seattle, WA), worked as a mining engineer, his mother, Helen Bispham Moore (born c. 1885 in PA) worked in the home. (Bliss Moore, Sr., did not have a middle name.) Bliss, Sr.'s parents had both come from UT; his father, Samuel Moore (born 04/1858 in UT), was a quartz miner living in Mammoth, UT in 1910, while Helen's father was born in Barbados, her mother, PA. The Moores had three sons: William B. (born c. 1911 in NM), Bliss, Jr., and Robert Francis (born c. 1918 in ID). In 1951, Robert lived in Seattle, William in Ann Arbor, MI.

He married Sarah Moore.

He and Sarah had two sons: Bliss III, and Scott Bruce Moore.

Member, Eastside Sportsman's Club; Member, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue, WA; Member, Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA.

Associated Locations

  • Bellevue, WA (Architect's Death)
    Bellevue, WA

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  • Hurley, NM (Architect's Birth)
    Hurley, NM

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PCAD id: 3286