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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, c. 1925;

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.

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