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Male, US, born 1865-03-12, died 1933-09-23

Associated with the firms network

Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects; Chamberlin. Arthur Bishop, Architect; Parkinson, John, Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Long and Kees, Architects, Minneapolis, MN, 1884-1889.

Draftsman, Saunders and Houghton, Architects, Seattle, 1890-1891.

Designer, John Parkinson, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1891-1893. Parkinson would relocate to Los Angeles, CA, c. 1895, during the serious Depression following 1893.

Designer, William Boone, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1893.

Partner, Chamberlin and Siebrand, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1894-1896. Chamberlin was expelled from the American Institute of Architects in 1895.

Chamberlin returned to Minneapolis, MN in 1896, opening a partnership with George Bertrand known as Bertrand and Chamberlin, 1896-1931. Chamberlin designed many important buildings in Minneapolis, MN, after 1896, including the Minneapolis Commercial Club (1910), Minneapolis Athletic Club (1910 ), and the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Building (1928).

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA).



Born in Solon, OH, Chamberlin was raised in the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

He migrated to Seattle, WA, in 1890, working there from 1890-1896, and died in Minneapolis, MN, in 1931.


He married Georgiana Wood on 01/18/1885, daughter of Andrew Wood and Mary J. Wood.


His grandson, David Holmes Chamberlin, Jr. (b. 10/29/1944), also became an architect. (Mr. Chamberlin graciously provided some information on his grandfather and himself in a telephone conversation with Alan Michelson, 10/19/2009.)

Biographical Notes

Chamberlin was a 33rd degree Mason.

Associated Locations

  • Solon, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Solon, OH

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  • Minneapolis, MN (Architect's Death)
    Minneapolis, MN

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PCAD id: 2719