Male, born 1866-09-08, died 1946-12-31

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Mathews, Edgar A., Architect

Professional History


Principal, Edgar A. Mathews, Architect, San Francisco, CA.

Professional Activities

Edgar A. Mathews served as the Vice-President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), San Francisco Chapter, in 1914-1915.(See "With the Architects and Engineers," Architect and Engineer of California, vol. XXXVIII, no. 2, 09/1914, p. 114 and "With the Architects and Engineers," Architect and Engineer of California, vol. LXI, no. 1, 04/1915, p. 106.)

President, California State Board of Architecture, Northern District, from at least 05/1917 through at least 01/1919. During this tiem period, he served with Secretary-Treasurer Sylvain Schnaittacher and members John Bakewell, Jr., and Joseph Cather Newsom. (See Architect and Engineer of California, vol. XLIX, no. 2, 05/1917, p. 106 and Architect and Engineer, vol. LVI, no. 1, 01/1919, p. 112.)



Mathews lived in a rented dwelling at 1727 Baker Street in San Francisco, CA, in 1900; they had moved to a more uplscale address, 2980 Vallejo Street in San Francisco, CA, by 1930; at this time, his wife, Katherine, and his daughter, Hester (or Esther), also lived in the house. The house was valued at $20,000, a sizable sum for the time. In 1930, the architect, Walter H. Bliss, lived next door at 2990 Vallejo Street.


The US Census of 1900 indicated that his father had been born in NY, his mother in WI; the US Census of 1930 stated that they both had been from NY. His mother's maiden name was McCracken.


Edgar married Katherine D. Mathews, (born in CA 03/1867) in approximately 1892.


In 1900, the Mathews had had two daughters identified as Esther D. (born 01/1893) and Eleanor (born 10/1895). In 1930, a daughter, Hester (probably Esther) D. Mathews, lived at home in the house at 2980 Vallejo Street.

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