Male, US, born 03/01/1906, died 02/13/1994

Associated with the firms network

Brown, Arthur, Jr., and Associates, Architect; Chermayeff and Mayhew, Associated Architects; Mayhew, Clarence, and Associates, Architects; Mayhew, Clarence W., Architect, Thiederman, H.L., Associate Architect; Mayhew, Clarence W.W., Architect; Miller and Pflueger, Architects; Thiederman, H.L., Architect


Professional History

Draftsman, Arthur Brown, Jr., San Francisco, CA, c. 1922; Draftsman, Miller and Pflueger, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1928-1934; Principal, Clarence W.W. Mayhew, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1935-1942-1945-c. 1976. In the early 1960s, H.L. Thiederman acted as an Associate in the Mayhew firm. Partner, Mayhew and Thiederman, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1970s. It is thought that Mayhew retired c. 1976.

Sally Woodbridge, in her seminal work, "Bay Area Houses," (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976), p. 321, stated: "He [Mayhew] continued to practice architecture until his retirement in 1955." It was known that Mayhew worked on the Manning's Restaurant in Ballard, Seattle, WA, 1962-1963. She also indicated that he was born in 1907, although the Social Security Death Index indicated that it was 03/01/1906.

Education

Two years of coursework, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, c. 1923-1925; Arthur Brown, Jr., had some influence on Mayhew's attendance at the Ecole.

Personal

SSN: 567-22-4819; Mayhew developed Parkinson's Disease late in life. Board Member, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Board Member, Talent Bank; Member, California Pioneers; Member, Saint Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA; Member, Family Club, San Francisco, CA; he served as "Father" of the Family Club; Member, Bohemian Club, San Francisco, CA. He was active in the Bohemian Club Lecture Series, directing it for about 20 years. His nickname was "Hap."



Associated Locations

  • San Rafael, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Rafael, CA

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    Mayhew died at this house in San Rafael.

  • Denver, CO (Architect's Birth)
    Denver, CO

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PCAD id: 368


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