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Male, born 1883-07-07, died 1950

Associated with the firms network

Piper and Cox, Architects; Piper, F. Stanley, Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, King and Lister, F.R.I.B.A., Architects, Plymouth, UK, 1900-1907; Principal, F. Stanley Piper, Architect, Bellingham, WA, 1908-c. 1927. Partner, Piper and Cox, Architects, Anacortes, WA, c. 1909.

Member, American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter; Member, Devon and Exeter Architectural Society of the Royal Institute of British Architects;



Architectural degree, Blundell College, Tiverton, Devonshire, England, c. 1900.



Born in Hull, Yorkshire, England, Piper attended private school at Plymouth, England and Blundell College, Tiverton, Devonshire, England. He worked in Plymouth from 1900-1907; Piper moved to the US in 1907, taking up residence in Seattle, WA. (According to the 1910 US Census, Piper moved to the US in 1908. The 1930 US Census indicated that he arrived in the US in 1907, and had been naturalized by 1930.) Passenger records for the Port of New York indicated that he sailed aboard the S.S. Saint Louis from Southampton, UK, on 05/04/1907, arriving in New York on 05/11/1907. A brother, E.E. Piper, already lived in Seattle, and was probably the main reason F. Stanley picked the city. From Seattle, he moved to Bellingham, WA, in 1908. When Piper first moved to Bellingham, c. 1910, he lived in a rooming house at 1312 Franklin Street. He remained in practice in the city until at least 1930. In 1930, Piper, his wife, Minnie, and son, Lawrence C., lived at 1600 Knox Avenue in Bellingham; the house was worth an estimated $8,000 at that time, a relatively large amount. In 1930, the family also had one servant, a maid, Susie Bowen, a 17-year-old from WI.


Both of his parents--Edwin and Sarah Piper--were of English descent.


Piper married Minnie Henrietta Bell (born c. 1891 in MO) in a Presbyterian ceremony in Boonville, MO, on 04/30/1913. Her father was German, her mother from MO.


One son, Lawrence W. Piper, (born c. 08/1925 in WA).

Biographical Notes

At age 23, Piper stood 5-feet 8-inches tall, had a fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. Member, Bellingham Country Club, Bellingham, WA; Piper was an Episcopalian; Piper was one of the most prolific architects working in Bellingham, WA, in the early 20th century. He initiated US Naturalization proceedings in Whatcom County, WA, on 03/15/1909;

Associated Locations

  • Hull, Yorkshire UK (Architect's Birth)
    Hull, Yorkshire UK

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PCAD id: 4215