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Male, US, born 1851, died 1899-12-02

Associated with the firms network

Laver, Augustus, Architect; Percy and Hamilton, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Hammatt and J.E. Billings, Architect, Boston, MA, c. 1866-1872. In 1875, Hammatt and J.E. Billings operated their office in Room #15 of the building at 33 School Street. (See Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1875, p. 166.) Partner, Hamilton and [J.B.] Samuels, Architects, Boston, MA, 1872-09/1875.

Designer, Augustus Laver, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 09/1875-1878.

Principal, Frederick F. Hamilton, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1878. Hamilton was listed as an independent architectural practitioner in the San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1878, (p. 914).

Draftsman, San Francisco City Hall Commissioners, San Francisco, CA, 1879. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1879, p. 393.)

Partner, Percy and Hamilton, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 01/1880-1899; George W. Percy died the following year.



Born in Addison, ME, Hamilton moved to Boston, MA, by 1866. He worked in Boston for 9 years, forming a partnership with J. B. Samuels. (Samuels later made a name for himself designing churches throughout New England.)

He left Boston in 09/1875 for San Francisco, CA, where he assisted architect Augustus Laver (1834-1898) with work on the new City Hall. In 1879, he lived at 821 Bush Street in the Lower Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1879, p. 393.)

He worked in San Francisco for most of his remaining career with partner George Washington Percy (1847-1900). He lived in Hayward, CA, later in his life, and died at his home there at the age of 47. According to a newspaper report, "Frederick F. Hamilton, the well-known architect, died at his home near Haywards to-day. A week ago he contracted a severe cold, which developed an ulcer in his throat, and heart failure followed. Deceased was a native of Maine. aged about 47 years. He was formerly a draughtsman. Twenty years ago he formed a copartnership with G. W. Percy and up to the time of his death he was [a] junior member of the firm of Percy & Hamilton, architects of the Alameda City Hall. Mr. Hamilton leaves a widow and two daughters." (See "Architect Hamiliton Dies," San Francisco Call, vol 86, no. 3, 12/03/1899, p. 13.)

Biographical Notes

Hamilton traveled to the U.S. East Coast in 1878-1879.

Associated Locations

  • Hayward, CA (Architect's Death)
    Hayward, CA

  • Addison, ME (Architect's Birth)
    Addison, ME

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PCAD id: 2005