Male, born 1868-04-30, died 1943-11-01

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Allen, Glenn, Architect

Professional History


Partner, [George A.] Dodge and Allen, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1907-1908.

Principal, Glenn Allen, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1909-1916. Allen had an office at 330 Turk Street c.1909-1910, at 1396 Golden Gate Avenue in 1911-1912, and one at 681 Market Street four years later. (See Crocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1910, p. 1846, Crocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1911, p. 1784,Crocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1912, p. 1830 and San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1916, p. 2067.)

Principal, Glenn Allen Architect, Stockton, CA; his office in the Georges Building burned in 1923. In 09/1923, he moved his office to the Union Building at 41 South Sutter Street in Stockton. (See "Personals," American Architect, vl. CXXIV, no. 2431, 10/24/1923, p. 18.) He continued to practice at this 41 South Sutter address in 1930, occupying Room #206. (See R.L. Polk & Co.'sStockton, California, City Directory, 1930, p. 36.)



As a lad, it appears that Glenn Allen hopscotched across the US while living with his father, Truman D. Allen, an itinerant architect. He was born in PA, but lived a great many places in quick succession. In 1870, his brother, Waters, was born in Medina, OH. Another sibling was born in PA c. 1876, and another, Lucian, was born while the family lived in IA, c. 1878. The year 1883 saw the Allen family living in Lincoln, NE, at 1505 South 9th Street. (See Lincoln, Nebraska, City Directory, 1883, p. 75.) In 1885, Truman lived in Minneapolis, MN. (See, Source Information Minnesota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007, accessed 03/16/2017.) He had joined an architectural partnership there, Allen and Patten, by 1887. (See Minneapolis, Minnesota, City Directory, 1887, p. 115.) In 1888, he lived at 2115 James Avenue North in Minneapolis. (See Minneapolis, Minnesota, City Directory, 1888, p. 201.) Truman Allen seems to have put down some roots in Minneapolis, as he still resided there in 1894 (at 2017 North James Avenue). (See Minneapolis, Minnesota, City Directory, 1894, p. 102.)

In 1880, Allen lived with his father and three siblings in Grand Island, NE.

He worked in San Francisco, CA, from about 1908 until about 1916. A "Glenn Allen" resided at 1972 Post Street in 1908. (See Crocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1908,p. 178.) His name did not appear in theCrocker-LangleySan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1917.

In 1920, Allen lived in an apartment building at 114 South Sutter Street in Stockton, CA. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Stockton Ward 3, San Joaquin, California; Roll: T625_144; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 207, accessed 03/16/2017.)

He and his wife, Carrie, lived at 1739 West Willow Street in Stockton in 1930. (See R.L. Polk & Co.'sStockton, California, City Directory, 1930, p. 36.) This residence was worth a substantial $8,500 in that year.

Allen passed away in 1943 at the age of 75 in French Camp, CA. He was laid to rest in theCasa Bonita Mausoleum, Stockton, CA.


His mother, Harriet S. Hinkley, died early in her life. His father, Truman D. Allen (b. 1828 in NY), worked as an architect.


By 1920, Allen had been divorced and was living on his own in Stockton, CA, at age 52.

Ten years later, he had remarried, to Carrie M. Allen, (born c. 1892 in TX), who was about 25 years younger than her husband. Apparently a pensioner, he no longer lived with her by 1940. The US Census of that year indicated that he had lived in Erie, PA, on 04/01/1935. (See, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Stockton, San Joaquin, California; Roll: T627_324; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 39-31, accessed 03/16/2017.)

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 2740