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Charles Crowninshield Frye, George William Kelham, Goodhue Livingston Sr., Samuel Breck Parkman Trowbridge

Active 1897-1942

Firm Notes

In 1907, this New York, NY-based architectural firm had a branch office open in San Francisco, CA, at Leavenworth and Post Streets. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1907, p. 1744.) In 1909, the firm leased office space in San Franciisco's Crocker Building. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1909, p. 1558.)

The firm had been founded in 1894 as "Trowbridge, Livingston and Colt," but Stockton B. Colt, (b. 03/20/1863 in Paterson, NJ-d. 06/22/1937) left the partnership in 1897. (He opened his own New York practice that lasted until 1928.) Architect George W. Kelham (1871-1936) moved to San Francisco to supervise the construction of the Palace Hotel #2 for Trowbridge and Livingston, and decided to stay in the city to set up his own practice.

The firm operated until World War II, and designed some military commissions, such as Fort David A. Russell Red Cross Building, Cheyenne, WY, 08/1941. One its last major commissions was the Oregon State Capitol (1936–1938) in Salem, designed in association with Francis Keally.

PCAD id: 281