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Male, born 1888-09-03, died 1956-06-10

Associated with the firms network

Morrison and Stimson, Architects; Morrison, Stimson and Solker, Architects; Stimson and McDonald, Architects; Stimson, Vas Salisbury, Architect; Whitehouse and Price, Architects; Willatsen, Stimson and Company, Architects


Professional History

Draftsman, William T. Towne, Architect, New York, NY, 1909-1912; Architect, State of California, Department of Architecture, Sacramento, CA, 1913-1915; Architect, Whitehouse and Price, Architects, Spokane, WA, 1915-1919; Partner, Morrison and Stimson, Architects, Spokane, WA, 1919-1920; Partner, Morrison and Stimson, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1920-1926; as of 07/02/1924, Morrison and Stimson maintained an office in the Lumber Exchange Building, Seattle. Principal, Vas Salisbury Stimson, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1926-1930, 1941-1942; Partner, Willatsen, Stimson and Company, Seattle, WA, 1929; Partner, Stimson and McDonald, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1930-1940; Stimson and McDonald maintained an office in the Vance Building, Seattle, in 1939.

The Architect and Engineer in its 10/1932 issue noted: "Vas Stimson, member of the Seattle architectural firm of Stimson and McDonald, was an honorary guest at the midsummer dedication of the new Masonic Temple at Port Townsend, which his firm designed." (See "Personal," Architect and Engineer, 10/1932, p.68; see online atAccessed 06/28/2011.)

Education

Coursework, Columbia University, New York, NY, c. 1905; B.Arch., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1908;

Sigma Phi Sigma, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Epsilon Alpha, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY;

Personal

Stimson was born in MA. In 1910, Stimson lived in the Cronin Boarding House at 343 West 56th Street in New York, NY. The US Census of that year indicated that he worked as an architect. He resided singly at 1414 South Grand Boulevard in Spokane, WA, in 06/1917 according to his World War I Draft Registration Card. In 1920, Stimson lived with his in-laws a 2209 West 4th Avenue in Spokane, WA; the Moore Family consisted of father-in-law, James J. Moore (born c. 1844), a lawyer, mother-in-law, Anna K. Moore (born c. 1850), and brother-in-law, Lawson Moore (born c. 1885), a building contractor in 1920. The Moore Household was wealthy enough to afford a servant, 62-year-old Mary A. Schrader. At some time during 1920 or 1921, Stimson and E.W. Morrison moved their partnership to Seattle, WA. In 1942, he lived at 617 Seneca Street, Seattle.

Both of his parents had come from MA. In 1900, he lived as the ward of Charles (b. 1844) and Sarah Barrett (b. 1845) in Winthrop. MA. Charles Barrett worked in real estate and had sufficient means to employ a Canadian born servant, Margaret Duffy (b. 1874). According to his death records, his father's name was Frederick Stimson.

V.S. Stimson married Anna B. Moore (born c. 1896 in WA) of Spokane, WA, between 1917-1920. Her father came from KY, her mother, IN. Stimson was no longer married by 1942 and lived alone.

Stimson sailed aboard the S.S. Rochambeau from Le Havre, France to New York, NY, between 08/02/1913-08/12/1913. Member, Spokane Club of Seattle, Seattle, WA; Member, Olympic Golf and Country Club, Seattle, WA; A 1939 entry in Capitol's Who's Who in Seattle, wrote his name as "Vas. S. Stimson."



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  • Medford, MA (Architect's Birth)
    Medford, MA

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

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PCAD id: 3828