US, born 1835, died 1917

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Bowers, William Wallace, Designer

Professional History

Bowers was not a professional architect, but occupied a number of important political posts in early San Diego and California as State Assemblyman, Collector of the Port of San Diego, State Senator and Member of Congress; the LAPL California Index card for Bowers stated his birthdate as 1834; "The late Senator Bowers (1835-1917) designed and built the Horton House, located where the U.S. Grant Hotel now stands, and also the Florence Hotel, later known as the Robinson and as the Casa Loma." The Journal of San Diego History April 1956, Volume 2, Number 2 See website


(LAPL information gives a 1834 birthdate);

Associated Locations

  • San Diego, CA (Publisher)
    San Diego, CA

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