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Male, US, born 1863-04-16, died 1930-24-08

Associated with the firms network

Curlett, Eisen, and Cuthbertson, Architects; Hebbard and Gill, Architects; Hebbard, William Sterling, Architect; Reid Brothers, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Burnham and Root, Architects, Chicago, IL, 1887; (Hebbard worked on the firm's spectacular, 11-story Rookery Building [1886-1888], Chicago, IL); Draftsman, Curlett, Eisen and Cuthbertson, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1888-1890; Architect, Reid Brothers, Architects, San Diego, CA, 1891-c. 1896; (Hebbard worked with Watson Elkinah Reid [1857-1943] in San Diego, when elder brothers James Reid [1852-1943] and Merritt Reid [1855-1932] gradually moved the firm's headquarters north to San Francisco, CA, between 1889-1891. Hebbard "...took over their San Diego projects when that firm moved to San Francisco ca. 1892-3." (See "Southern California Architectural History," "Irving Gill, Homer Laughlin and the Beginnings of Modern Architecture in Los Angeles, Part I: 1893-1911," accessed 10/28/2015.)

Principal, W.S. Hebbard, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1892. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1892, p. 885.)

Partner, Hebbard and [Irving J.] Gill, Architects, San Diego, CA, 1896-1907.

Principal, William S. Hebbard, Architect, San Diego, CA, 1907-

Hebbard did service during World War I in the Army Transport Service (formed in 1898), a naval branch of the US Army, part of its Quartermaster Corps. Hebbard worked as a naval architect until 1922, when the military underwent large-scale force reductions.

Education

B.Arch., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1887;

Personal

Relocation

Hebbard attended Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1887, and he immediately moved to find work in Chicago, IL. He stayed here about one year before he relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where he stayed until 1890, when he moved to open his own practice in San Diego. In 1894, he lived at 1827 3rd Avenue in San Diego. (See San Diego City Directory, 1894, p. 94.) Hebbard died on 08/24/1930.

Known as "Will" Hebbard.



Associated Locations

  • Milford, MI (Architect's Birth)
    Milford, MI

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  • Coronado Beach, CA (Architect's Death)
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PCAD id: 483


NameDateCityState
Arey House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1902San DiegoCA
Cable Railway Company Powerhouse, San Diego, CA1890San DiegoCA
California State Normal School, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Churchill, Mendell C., House, Coronado, CA1898CoronadoCA
Cossitt, Mary, House #4, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1905-1906San DiegoCA
Dare, David P., House, San Diego, CA1890San DiegoCA
Fox Figueroa Theatre, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Grove House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1901San DiegoCA
Lee, Alice, House #1, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1904-1905San DiegoCA
Lee, Alice, House #2, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1905San DiegoCA
Los Banos Bathhouse, San Diego, CA1897San DiegoCA
Marston, Arthur, House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1905-1906San DiegoCA
Marston, George White and Anna, House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1904-1905San DiegoCA
Maryland Hotel, East Village, San Diego, CA1913-1914San DiegoCA
Pickwick Theatre, San Diego, CA1904-1905San DiegoCA
Puterbaugh, Johnson Wagoner and Florence Gertrude Fairbanks, House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1902San DiegoCA
Richards, Bartlett and Inez E., House, Coronado, CA1902CoronadoCA
Saint Peter's Mission Episcopal Church, Coronado, CA1894CoronadoCA
Sefton, Joseph W., Jr., and Helen W., House, Point Loma, San Diego, CASan DiegoCA
Sunnyslope Lodge, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1902San DiegoCA
Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Courthouse #3, Los Angeles, CA 1887-1891Los AngelesCA
Teats, Katherine, House #1, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1905San DiegoWA
Waterman, Waldo and Hazel Wood, House, Bankers Hill, San Diego, CA1900-1901San DiegoCA
White, Ernest, House, Hillcrest, San Diego, CA1898San DiegoCA
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