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Male, US, born 1870-09-01, died 1928-03-25

Associated with the firms network

Sutton and Weeks, Architects; Weeks and Day, Architects; Weeks, Charles Peter, Architect

Professional History


Weeks resettled in the Bay Area at the invitation of John Galen Howard, whom he knew in New York. In 1901, Howard needed talented draftsmen to assist him in preparing modified designs for the University of California Campus. He encouraged Weeks and Frank Jackson to come West at this time. (See Sally B. Woodbridge, John Galen Howard and the University of California, [Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002], p. 57.)

Partner, Sutton and Weeks, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1904-1910.

Principal, Charles P. Weeks, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1910-1916. Weeks operated an office at 704 Market Street from 1910 until 1916. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1910,p. 1846 and San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1916, p. 2068.)

Partner, Weeks and [William Peyton] Day, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1916-1928. In 1921, Week and Day maintained an office in the Phelan Building in San Francisco. (SeeSan Francisco, California, City Directory, 1921, p. 1527.)

Professional Activities

Weeks became Registered Architect #340 in the State of California.

In 06/1908, Weeks was listed as an Architectural Editor of the Architect and Engineer of California. (See Architect and Engineer of California, 13:2, 06/1908, p. 78.)

He received US Patent #825,627 in 1906 for a reinforced concrete structural system that he had devised. (See "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1790-1909,",Accessed 07/14/2011.)

President, San Franicsco Architectural Club, San Francisco, CA, 1917.

President, San Francisco Society of Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1917.



Charles Peter Weeks was born in Akron, OH. A prolific architect who moved to San Francisco, CA from New York, NY, in 1902 or 1903. In 1903, Weeks lived at 939 Bush Street in San Francisco. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1903, p. 1887.)

According to the US Census of 1910, Weeks lived in an apartment at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, at this time. He was reported to have been a widower in 1910. In 1921, he lived in the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1921, p. 1526.)

At his death in 1928, he resided with his wife, Beatrice Weeks at 1000 Mason Street, in the palatial Brocklebank Apartments on Nob Hill in San Francisco. According to the San Francisco coroner, he died of "Acute heart dialation."


He married Beatrice Woodruff Weeks, who survived him in 1928. Weeks and his wife took a month-long trip through Southern California in 07/1927; one stop was Lake Arrowhead.

Biographical Notes

Weeks was a registered Republican in 1910.

An obituary, presumably in a San Francisco newspaper indicated he died on 03/24/1928. (See, "California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 Record for Charles Peter Weeks," accessed 07/14/2011.)

Member, Golden Gate Lodge #30, Free and Accepted Masons, San Francisco, CA. The Masons Lodge #30 held a funeral service for Weeks at their meeting hall on 03/29/1928.

Member, California Bodies, A. and A.S.R., San Francisco, CA.

Member, Islam Temple, Mystic Shrine, San Francisco, CA.

Associated Locations

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

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    Charles Peter Weeks

PCAD id: 281

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