Male, US, born 1907-11-21, died 1978-01-09

Associated with the firms network

Dailey, Gardner A., Architect; Devine, Harold J., Architect; Jones, Victor N., and Associates; Kress, Edward W., Architect; Masten and Hurd, Architects; McClelland and Jones, Architects; Mitchell, James H., Architect; Naramore, Bain, Brady, and Johanson, (NBBJ); Reimers, Frederick H., Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, Frederick H. Reimers, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1933-1934; Draftsman, Masten And Hurd, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1934-1935; Draftsman, Edward W. Kress, Architect, San Jose, CA, 1935-1936, 1939-1941; Draftsman, James H. Mitchell, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1936-1937; Draftsman, Gardner H. Dailey, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1937; Draftsman, Harry J. Devine, Architect, Sacramento, CA, 1938-1939; Draftsman, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu, HI, 1941-1944; Architect, United States Navy, Public Works, Naval District, Seattle, WA, 1944-1945; Designer, McClelland and Jones, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1945-1946; Job Captain, Victor N. Jones and Associates, Seattle, WA, c. 1946-1950; Associate, Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1950-1960; Senior Associate, Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ), Architects, Seattle, WA, 1960- ; in 12/1960, Stout was made a "Senior Associate" along with 8 other architects, giving the firm a total of 10. (See "Architectural Firm Adds Three Partners," Seattle Times, 12/04/1960, p. 38.) Stout's name appeared in the 1962 American Architects Directory, (Chicago: R.R. Bowker, 1962), p. 681, but was not listed in the 1970 edition. Stout was still working in 1968, when his name was mentioned in an article in the Seattle Times. (See Alf Collins, "Odd Parcels," Seattle Times, 11/24/1968, p. 6D, [page 124 in America's Historical Newspapers interface].)

Stout joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington State Chapter, in 1957. A Seattle Times article of 09/14/1958 indicated that "William J. Bain, Jr., and W. Redmond Stout, Seattle architects, have been elected to corporate status in the Washington State Chapter, American Institute of Architects." (See "Seattleites Honored by A.I.A. Chapter," Seattle Times, 09/14/1958, p. 44 [page 43 using America's Historical Newspapers interface].)


B.Arch., University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA, 1933;


Wallace Stout was born in Grand Forks, ND on 11/21/1907. In 1910, the Stout Family lived in Grand Forks, ND, at 882 Belmont Avenue. His family had moved to Spokane, WA, by 1920, living in a rented residence at 1318 South Adams Street. At this time, his mother had abandoned her teaching career and stayed at home. Working as a draftsman for J.H. Mitchell, Architect, in 1937, Stout lived at 2228 Clay Street in San Francisco. In 1942, Stout, working as a draftsman, lived in the Vendome Hotel in San Jose, CA, and was a registered Democrat. Following World War II, Stout returned to Seattle. He worked for two firms during the 1940s-1960s, Victor N. Jones and Associates and Naramore, Bain, Brady and Johanson (NBBJ). In 1982, Sarah Stout lived at 492 West Lake Sammamish Boulevard NE, Bellevue, WA, 98008. She remained in Bellevue for the remainder of her long life.

Both of his parents taught music in 1910; his father was George A. Stout (born c. 1876 in IL); his mother was Ruby Stout, (born c. 1883 in WI); they married in c. 1905; Wallace had a younger brother, Robert, (born c. 06/1919 in WA), nearly thirteen years younger. (The 1920 US Census indicated George to be a "Professor of Music" in a high school.)

He married Sarah Lewis Stout (09/27/1899-06/15/1999). She died in Bellevue, WA.

A son, Wallace R. Stout, Jr., was born 11/04/1933 in San Francisco, CA.

The records disagree as to the spelling of his middle name. Some, such as the American Architects Directory, (Chicago: R.R. Bowker, 1962), p. 681, indicated it to have been "Redmond," while his tombstone featured on Find a indicated that it was "Redmon." Until documentation in his own hand proves the spelling one way or another, the latter has been used. At age 33, Wallace R. Stout, Sr., sailed from San Francisco, CA, on 06/24/1941 aboard the S.S. Monterey, arriving in Honolulu, HI, on 06/30/1941. SSN: 558-09-2188;

Associated Locations

  • Santa Barbara, CA (Architect's Death)
    Santa Barbara, CA

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  • Grand Forks, ND (Architect's Birth)
    Grand Forks, ND

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PCAD id: 2588