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Male, UK/US, born 1873, died 1955-03-19

Associated with the firms network

Graham and Bodley, Architects; Graham and Myers, Architects; Graham and Painter, Architect and Engineer; Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers; Graham, John, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Graham, John, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1901-1903; a classified advertisement for "John Graham, Architect," appeared in the Seattle Times on 03/25/1901 (p. 15). He operated from Offices 28-29 in the McDonald Block at that time. Partner, Graham and Bodley, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1904; a classified advertisement for "John Graham, Architect," appeared in the Seattle Times on 10/02/1904, page 27; between 1902-1905, he maintained his office in the Globe Building (in 1902-1903 Rooms #320-321, only #320 in 1904 and #319 in 1905). Partner, Graham and Myers, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1905-1910; Founding Partner, John Graham and Company, Seattle, WA, 1910-1940s; in 10/1923, Graham moved his office from the L.C. Smith Building to Offices #1351-1362 in the Dexter Horton Building, an office block he designed. (See "Personals," American Architect-Architectural Review, vol. CXXIV no. 2432, 11/07/1923, p. 12.) Supervising Architect, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, 1914-1918; Partner, Graham and Painter, Architects, New York, NY, 1936-1942;

Professional Service

Served as President, Washington State Chapter, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1908-1909; Patron, Seattle Architectural Club, Seattle, WA, 1910; Member, AIA, Washington Chapter, 1910-1911.

Archives

The John Graham and Company Architectural Drawings and Photograph Collection #339 are held in the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries, contained (in 2012): 111 architectural projects for which there were 193 architectural drawings of various sizes, 516 variously sized photographic prints, and 74 slides and 226 negatives. (See "Guide to the John Graham & Company Architectural Drawings and Photograph Collection,"Accessed 10/23/2014.)

Personal

Relocation

Born in Liverpool, UK, Graham had settled in Seattle, WA, by 1901. He resided at the Lincoln Hotel in 1905, at the corner of 4th Avenue and Madison Street. During his 40-year career, Graham formed one of the Pacific Northwest's most dominant firms of the twentieth century; he died in Hong Kong.

Parents

Graham had two sisters, Betty Graham and Helen Graham Park. In 1946, they both lived in New York, NY.

Spouse

John Graham, Sr., married Halie C. Jackson (born 06/10/1883) of Greeley, CO. By the mid-1940s, he was estranged from her; the Seattle Times noted that she lived in New York, NY, in 1946.

Children

Son, John Graham, Jr., (1908-1991), also became an architect; Graham, Jr., worked for John Graham and Company from 1942-1946, taking over the company in 1946; his other children were Helen and Catherine Elizabeth (born 11/17/1917 in Seattle, WA).

Biographical Notes

Graham, his wife and daughter, Catherine Elizabeth, traveled between Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, to Vancouver, BC, Canada, between 12/04/1925-12/10/1925 aboard the S.S. Niagara.



Associated Locations

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Architect's Death)
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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PCAD id: 817


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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Agriculture Building, Seattle, WA 1908-1909SeattleWA
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE), Chinese Village, Seattle, WA 1909SeattleWA
Algonquin Apartment House, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Bank of California, Office Building #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA1923-1924SeattleWA
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Exchange Building, Seattle, WA1929-1930SeattleWA
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First Realty Company, Hartford Building, Seattle, WA1928-1929SeattleWA
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Seattle Public Schools, Lafayette Elementary School #2, West Seattle, Seattle, WA1950SeattleWA
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Trinity Parish Church #3, Seattle, WA1902-1903SeattleWA
Union Street Improvement Project, Seattle, WASeattleWA
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United States Public Health Service, Marine Hospital, Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA1930-1933SeattleWA
University Methodist Episcopal Church #2, University District, Seattle, WA1926-1927SeattleWA
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