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Male, US, born 1879-12-26, died 1968-12-15

Associated with the firms network

Burnham, Daniel H., and Company, Architects; City and County of San Francisco, City Architect, John W. Reid, Jr.; Polk, Willis, Architect; Reid, John W., Jr., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Willis Polk, Architect, San Francisco, CA.

Draftsman, Daniel H. Burnham, Architect, San Francisco, CA.

Principal, John W. Reid, Jr., Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1911- .

City Architect, City and County of San Francisco, CA, 1925-1926. In 1926 his office was in Room #265 of City Hall in San Francisco. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1926, p. 1731.)

Professional Activities

Reid served on the Board of Consulting Architects, San Francisco Civic Center Design, c. 1912-1913, along with fellow architects John Galen Howard (1864-1931) and Frederick H. Meyer (1876-1961).

John Reid, Jr., acted as the President of the San Francisco Society of Architects in 1919. (See Architect and Engineer, vol. LVI, no. 1, 01/1919, p. 212.)


Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA, 1899; B.Arch., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, c. 1904; Dipl., Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France,



Reid was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, and, aside for trips and his time as a student in Paris, Reid spent his entire life there.

Reid resided at 1201 Greenwich Street in San Francisco in 1926. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1926, p. 1731.)

He died in San Francsico at the age of 88.


His mother's maiden name was Cunningham.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 558-66-5397

Associated Locations

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

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

PCAD id: 1551