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Male, US, born 1886-05-12, died 1974-12-06

Associated with the firms network

Morgan, Julia H., Architect; Steilberg, Walter T., Engineer

Professional History


Draftsman, Irving J. Gill, San Diego, CA.

Draftsman, Myron Hunt, Architect, Pasadena, CA.

Draftsman, John Galen Howard, Architect, San Francisco, CA.

Draftsman and Designer, Julia Morgan, Architect, San Francisco, CA.

Principal, Walter Steilberg, Architect, Berkeley, CA, 1921- .

Professional Activities

Steilberg was one of four architects who publicly objected to the proposed location of Strawberry Canyon for the University of California, Berkeley's football stadium.



B.S., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1910.



Steilberg was born in Kentucky; Steilberg, his parents, and sister lived in Mission Township, San Diego County, CA, in 1900; (the household also included Walter's maternal grandfather, an aunt and a farm hand.) In 1910, Steilberg lived in an Oakland, CA, rooming house; he indicated that he worked as an architect at this time. In 1913, he and his wife, Rowena, lived at 2819 Garber Street, Berkeley, CA; Walter Steilberg died in Alameda County, CA at the age of 88;


His father was William Steilberg, a German immigrant, who came to the US c. 1854; Walter worked as a farmer in 1900; his mother was Matilda Wranchelmier, born in Ohio; her parents were German. He had sister, Alma, 13 years older, living with the family in 1900.


Walter Steilberg married Rowena S. Steilberg before 08/19/1913.


One daughter: Helena Steilberg Lawton.

Building Notes

Steilberg made trips to Europe in 1913-1914 and 1927; in 1913, a passport application described Steilberg as standing 5' 10", having blue eyes, light brown hair and a "sanguine" expression. William G. Corlett served as the witness at Steilberg's passport application hearing on 08/19/1913; he stated that he had known Steilberg 7 years at the time.

SSN: 538-18-2872.

Associated Locations

  • Louisville, KY (Architect's Birth)
    Louisville, KY

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PCAD id: 1827