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Male, US, born 1911-05-15, died 2000-10-27

Associated with the firms network

Austin Company, Building Contractors; Bain, William J., Sr., Architect, AIA; Waldron / Pomeroy, Architects; Waldron and Akira, Architects; Waldron and Dietz, Architects; Waldron, Lawrence G., Architect; Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects; Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, William J. Bain, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1936-1938.

Designer, Archibald N. Torbitt, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1938-1939.

Architect, Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle, WA, 1940.

Architect, Austin Company, Seattle, WA, 1940-1942. On 10/16/1940, when he filled out his World War II draft registration card, Waldron worked at the Austin Company's headquarters in the Dexter Horton Building in Downtown Seattle. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 185, accessed 04/20/2022.)

Principal, Lawrence G. Waldron, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1947-1953.

Partner, Waldron and Dietz, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1953-1967.

Partner, Waldron / Pomeroy Architects, Seattle, WA, 1968-12/1976.

Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Polk and Smith, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1976-1982. Waldron retired c. 1980.

Partner, Waldron, Pomeroy, Smith, Foote and Akira, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1982- . Although a name partner, Waldron was not connected with this firm.

Professional Service

President, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington State Chapter, 1959-1960.

Education

College

B. Arch., University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Seattle, WA, 1936; Waldron was in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the UW.

Personal

Relocation

Lawrence Waldron was born in Walla Walla, WA, In 1920, he resided, with his parents and siblings, on the farm of his grandfather, E.L. Waldron near Finley, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Finley, Benton, Washington; Roll: T625_1920; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 270, accessed 02/28/2017.)

His family lived at 404 East Rose Street in Walla Walla in 1930. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington; Roll: 2523; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 334.0; FHL microfilm: 2342257, accessed 02/28/2017.) He attended the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle from c. 1931-1936.

On 10/16/1940, Waldron lived at 554 Highland Drive in Seattle. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 185, accessed 04/20/2022.)

Waldron moved to Arizona c. 1980, following his retirement from architecture.

Waldron's last address was in the 98040 zip code of Mercer Island, WA. He was laid to rest in the Columbarium of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island. Waldron and Dietz designed the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in 1960.

Parents

His father was Corwin Estee Waldron (born 05/09/1886 in De Smet, SD-d. 08/12/1964 in OR), his mother, Mary Louise Holbrook (born 01/06/1889-d. 02/16/1986 in OR). She wed Corwin Waldron on 06/29/1910 in Freewater City, OR. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Oregon State Archives; Salem, Oregon; Oregon, Marriage Records, 1906-1910, 1946-1966, accessed 04/20/2022.)

In 1917, Corwin was a farmer in Washtucna, Adams County, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Washington; Registration County: Franklin County Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005, accessed 04/20/2022.) He continued to farm on his father's acreage in 1920, but had become the Deputy City Treasurer in Walla Walla, WA, by 1930.

His siblings were Dorothy Florence Waldron Minnick (born 07/27/1913 in Walla Walla, WA-d. 10/26/2001 in Walla Walla, WA), Helen W. Waldron Lamb, (1916-2004), Betty J. (born c. 1919 in WA) and Lois R. (born c. 1927 in OR).

Helen resided for much of her life (1962-2004) in Lake Oswego, OR.

Biographical Notes

His World War II draft registration card listed Waldron as standing 5-feet, 11-and-½-inches tall and weighing 164 pounds. He was Caucasian with a light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 185, accessed 04/20/2022.)

SSN: 532-01-3337.



Associated Locations

  • Walla Walla, WA (Architect's Birth)
    Walla Walla, WA

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  • Mercer Island, WA (Architect's Death)
    Mercer Island, WA


PCAD id: 2409


NameDateCityState
1st Federal Savings and Loan Association, Branch, Richland, WA1972RichlandWA
Ames, Edwin and Maud Walker, House, Washington Park, Seattle, WA1907SeattleWA
City of Seattle, Fire Department (SFD), Station #25, Second Station, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA1969-1970SeattleWA
College Place Chiropractic Clinic, Lynnwood, WA1972LynnwoodWA
Edmonds Community College, Campus Plan, Edmonds, WA1970
Edmonds School District, Alderwood Middle School #1, Lynnwood, WA1964-1966LynnwoodWA
Edmonds School District, Edmonds Senior High School, Edmonds, WA 1954EdmondsWA
Edmonds School District, Olympic Elementary School, Edmonds, WA1966-1967EdmondsWA
Emmanuel Episcopal Church #2, Mercer Island, WA1958-1959Mercer IslandWA
Highline Public School District, Chinook Junior High School, Sea-Tac, WASea-TacWA
Issaquah School District, Maple Hills Elementary School, Renton, WA1969RentonWA
King County, Animal Shelter, Seattle, WA1973SeattleWA
Lake Washington School District #414, Frost, Robert, Elementary School #1, Kingsgate, Kirkland, WA 1969KirklandWA
Lake Washington School District, Finn Hill Junior High School, Kirkland, WA1966-1967KirklandWA
Mercer Island Covenant Church, Mercer Island, CAMercer IslandWA
Mercer Island School District #400, West Mercer Island Elementary School, Mercer Island, WA1964Mercer IslandWA
Mukilteo School District, Olympic View Junior High School, Mukilteo, WA1957MukilteoWA
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Port of Seattle, Ferry Terminal Project, Waterfront, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Sammamish Presbyterian Church, Sammamish, WA1987SammamishWA
Taskett, Bill, and Associates, Incorporated, Advertising Agency, Office Building, Seattle, WA1955SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Chemistry and Pharmacy Building, Seattle, WA1935-1937SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Schmitz, Henry, Hall, Seattle, WA1969-1970SeattleWA
Waldron and Pomeroy Architectural Office, Seattle, WA1976SeattleWA
Walker House, Bellevue, WABellevueWA
Wolf, Jack, House, Mercer Island, WAMercer IslandWA