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Male, US, born 1865-05-31, died 1956-06-02

Associated with the firms network

Freeman, Joshua E., Architect; Smith and Freeman, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, William F. Smith, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1887-1890.

Partner, Smith and Freeman, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1890-1897. A number of important early commissions for Smith and Freeman and for Freeman on his own came from the wealthy Dunsmuir Family of British Columbia, whom Joshua had gotten to know through his sister, who had married a key Dunsmuir mine administrator.

Principal, Joshua Eugene Freeman, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1897- .



B.S., Massschusetts institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1887. Freeman was elected to membership in the MIT Alumni Association on 03/28/1912. (See "New Members of the Alumni Association," Technology Review, vol. XIV, no. 4, 04/1912, p. p. 240.)



Joshua Eugene Freeman was born in Boston, MA on 05/31/1865, and spent his childhood there

Freeman lived at 1034 Pine Street, San Francisco, in 1890; his name is listed in the Great Register of San Francisco County for 1890;

He died in San Francisco, CA, at the age of 91.


His father, Joshua Freeman, descended from Puritan stock in Massachusetts. His mother, Lucy Anna Lincoln, came from Brewster, MA, and married Joshua in 1856.

His sister, Lucy Anna Freeman, would marry Frank Little, who managed the Robert Dunsmuir and Sons' coal mine near Nanaimo, BC. Their wedding occurred on 07/15/1887 in Nanaimo.


He wed Elizabeth Donald Payne on 03/14/1896 in San Francisco, CA.

Biographical Notes

He went by the name "Eugene."

PCAD id: 2630