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Male, US, born 1895-03-25, died 1948-03-25

Associated with the firms network

Weeks and Weeks, Architects; Weeks, Harold H. Company

Professional History


Architectural Draftsman, William Henry Weeks, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 06/1917. Harold served for 16 months in American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I; he worked at one time near the city of Blois, designing P.O.W. camps.

Partner, Weeks and Weeks, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1924-1936; son of Bay Area architect, William H. Weeks, with whom he incorporated in 1924 as Weeks and Weeks. Father and son practiced in San Francisco, and developed a reputation in Northern California as experts in secondary school architecture, designing more than a hundred such buildings. Prominent examples included high schools in Santa Barbara, Palo Alto, and Piedmont. Weeks and Weeks participated in the 1910s-1920s boom in church construction in California, and was responsible for over 50 houses of worship.

The San Francisco City Directory of 1924, indicated that Harold was still an architectural draftsman working in his father's office. The Oakland City Directory of 1930 called him a "designer." (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1930, p. 1397.)

Principal, Harold Weeks, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1943. In 1943, Weeks maintained his office at 593 Market Street, Room #421. The San Francisco City Directory, 1948, listed him as being a civil engineer (p. 2005), with the same office on Market Street.



Coursework, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1920.



Born in Watsonville, CA, Harold resided on Jefferson Street according to the US Censuses of 1900 and 1910. In 1900, the household also included a 14-year-old servant, Effie Byer (born 05/1886 in CA-d. 1905 in Santa Cruz, CA). (See, Source Information California, Death Index, 1905-1939 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013, accessed 03/15/2017 and, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Watsonville Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California; Roll: T624_107; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0135; FHL microfilm: 1374120, accessed 03/15/2017.)

In 1917, he lived at 79 Bayo Vista in Oakland, CA. (See, Source Citation Registration State: California; Registration County: Alameda; Roll: 1531211; Draft Board: 3, accessed 03/15/2017.)

He and Lillian lived at 546 Santa Ray Avenue in Oakland, CA, in 1924, and at 4445 Moraga Avenue in Oakland, in 1928. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1924, p. 1933 and Oakland, California, City Directory, 1928, p. 1504.) He resided at this address until at least 1934. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1934, p. 817.)

In 1943, they resided at 44 Sola Avenue in San Francisco, CA. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1943, p. 1464.)


His father was William Henry Weeks (1864-1936), an important architect working throughout California between 1892-1936; his mother, Maggie Haymaker, had had nine children, five of whom were alive in 1910. Harold's brother, Foster (1896-1946), was also involved in the family architecture business;


Harold Weeks married Lillian Hursh (1899-1987). Lilliam was born in CO. Following Harold's premature death, she took a job as an office secretary at the Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees. She remained living at 44 Sola Avenue in San Francisco in 1955. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1955, p. 1380.)

She remarried after Weeks passed away, and was known subsequently as Lillian Hursh Hitchens.

She died in San Mateo County, CA, and was buried in the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.


He and Lillian had four sons: Ernest, Harold William Weeks (1923-2016), Robert and James.

Biographical Notes

According to Harold Weeks's World War I draft registration card, he was deaf in the left ear. This document described Weeks as having medium height, a stout physique, blue eyes and and brown hair. (See, Source Citation Registration State: California; Registration County: Alameda; Roll: 1531211; Draft Board: 3, accessed 03/15/2017.)

SSN: 569-20-6224.

Associated Locations

  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Francisco, CA

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  • Watsonville, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Watsonville, CA

PCAD id: 1346