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Male, US, born 1903-08-02, died 1949-09-17

Associated with the firms network

Becket, Welton D., and Associates, Architects; Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects; Plummer, Wurdeman, and Becket, Architects; Southeast Housing Architects, Associated; Wurdeman and Becket, Architects; Wurdeman, Walter C., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Project Architect, Bebb and Gould, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1933; Wurdeman assisted Seattle architects Charles Bebb (1856-1942) and Carl Gould (1873-1939) on their design of the Seattle Art Museum in Volunteer Park.

Principal, Walter C. Wurdeman, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1931-1932.

Partner, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1938-1949.

Education

College

B.A., Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Department of Architecture, Seattle, WA.

College Awards

Wurdeman was a member of the national honors society for architecture, Tau Sigma Delta in 1925, one of seven at the time, and one of the few student members.

Personal

In 1920, Wurdeman and his family lived in a rented farmhouse in Port Orchard.

He was the eldest son of Charles L. Wurdeman, Sr. (born c. 1865 in Germany), and Martha J. Wurdeman (born c. 1876 in WI); according to the 1920 US Census, he worked as a machinist at the Navy Yard in Port Orchard, WA, and she worked in the home. The sometimes reliable census indicated that he had immigrated to the US from Germany in 1874 and had been naturalized in 1900. Martha and three of her sons were born in WI. Walter had two younger brothers: Arthur J. (born c. 1904) and Charles J., Jr., (born c. 1909).

Walter C. Wurdeman was born in Wisconsin and died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 46; his mother's maiden name was Reitz; his father's name was spelled Wuerdemann;


PCAD id: 415


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