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Male, born 1869-10-02, died 1939-05-07

Associated with the firms network

Held and Zittel, Architects; Preusse and Zittel, Architects; Zittel, Julius, Architect

Professional History


Coincidentally, another architect by the name of "Julius Zittel" practiced architecture in Chicago in 1882. This Julius Zittel had an office at 27 North Clark Street, Room #14. (See Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1882, p. 1364.) He was also listed in the Chicago, Illinois, City Directory, 1885, p. 1513.

Draftsman/Designer, Herman Preusse, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1887-1893.

Partner, Preusse and Zittel, Architects, Spokane, WA, 1893-1910; according to the History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington,"For six years he continued in the office and the recognition of his constantly increasing ability led to his admission to a partnership in 1893, and they continued in business under the firm style of Preusse & ZIttel until 1910. In the intervening period of eighteen years they designed and superintended the construction of many of the finest buildings in Spokane, including the Gonzaga College and the Victor block. They were also the architects who designed the new city hall, St. Aloysius Catholic church and the Carnegie Library building. Mr. Zittel, moreover, is connected with the building interests of the city as vice president of the Citizens Building & Loan Association." (See Nelson Wayne Durham, History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington, [Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912], vol. II, p. 91.)

Partner, Zittel and Rigg, Architects, Spokane, WA, c. 1912. Principal, Julius Zittel, Architect, Tacoma, WA, c. 1925.



Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, Julius Albert Johann Zittel spent his early years living in that city's Durlach neighborhood. He was baptized in the Lutheran Evangelische Stadtkirche Durlach on 10/17/1869. (See, Source Information Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 02/25/2019.)

Zittel came to the US when he was 13 in 1882, settling first in Chicago, IL. (See Nelson Wayne Durham, History of the City of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington, [Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912], vol. II, p. 91.) The 1900 US Census indicated that Zittel came to the US in 1885.

At age 18 in 1887, Zittel migrated to Spokane, WA, where he would remain for the rest of his life. In 1900, Zittel, his wife and daughter lived at 402 Mission Avenue in Spokane. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Spokane Ward 5, Spokane, Washington; Page: 13; Enumeration District: 0073; FHL microfilm: 1241751, accessed 02/25/2019.)


His father was Albert Ernst Zittel, his mother, Ida Wietinger.


Julius Zittel married Alice Shanks (1870-1930) in 1889. She was the daughter of Robert and Marion Shanks, long-time residents of Spokane County.


Julius and Alice had one child, Eunice I.M. Shanks (born c. 12/1893 in Spokane, WA).

Associated Locations

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

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