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Male, US, born 1860-10-01, died 1945-02-19

Associated with the firms network

Mathews, Arthur F. and Lucia Kleinhans, Designers; Mathews, J.C., and Son, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, J.C. Mathews and Son, Architects, Oakland, CA, 1878- . (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1878, p. 317.)

Artist, Oakland, CA, 1892. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1892, p. 351.)

Partner, Mathews and Mathews, Designers, San Francisco, CA.

Awarded the Fine Arts Medal for decorative painting from the American Institute of Architects, 1923;



Arthur Francis "Frank" Mathews was born in Markesan, WI, on 10/01/1860, to an artistically gifted family. His father Julius Case Mathews was an architect, as were his brothers Walter and Edgar.

Arthur Mathews lived with his parents on the north side of Durant Avenue between Broadway and Franklin Street. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1878, p. 317.)

In 1892, Arthur Mathews worked as a fine artist and lived at homw with his parents at 1365 Frsnklin Street in Downtown Oakland. (See Oakland, California, City Directory, 1892, p. 351.)

In 1945, he and Lucia lived at 670 Fell Street in San Francisco. Mathews died in San Francisco, CA, at the age of 84 from complications of pancreatic cancer. (See, Source Information California, U.S., San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010, accessed 03/29/2023.)


His father was the architect Julius Case Mathews (born 05/27/1822-d. 04/14/1910).

Pauline and Julius had the following children: Walter J. Mathews, Caroline H. Mathews (born c. 1852-d. 09/15/1920 in Alameda County, CA); Arthur Francis Mathews (born 10/01/1860 in Markesan, WI-d. 02/19/1945); Edgar Aschael Mathews (born 09/08/1866 in Oakland, CA-d. 12/31/1948 in San Francisco, CA); Edwin Mathews (born 03/17/1870 in Oakland, CA-d. 04/26/1884 in Oakland, CA).


He colaborated with his wife, the artist, Lucia Kleinhans Mathews; together, they operated the well-known Furniture Shop, an interior design store, in San Francisco, CA, from 1906-1920.

PCAD id: 2335