Associated with the firms network

Mitchell and Hawes, Architects; Wurster, William W., Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, William W. Wurster, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1940; Partner, Mitchell and Hawes, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1946-1952;

Hawes was licensed as an Architect in the State of CA on 01/27/1942 and given license number #C441; his license expired on 08/31/1983. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) between 1946-1954.


According to the US Censuses of 1920 and 1930, a Harold W. Hawes, Jr., lived in Riverside, CA. This man was born 1910-01-13 and died 12/10/2001, his last residence was in the 94595 zip code of Walnut Creek, CA; the California Architects Board listed Hawes's address as 719 Terra California Drive in Walnut Creek. According to the 1920 US Census, he lived with his parents and two sisters at 44 Aurora Drive in Riverside; ten years later, this address was noted as 4592 Aurora Drive. His father, Harry W. (born c. in MI), owned his own residence worth approximately $20,000 and worked as a "music dealer" (according to the 1920 Census). The Census of 1930 indicated that Harold Hawes's paternal grandfather had come from MI, his paternal grandmother (born c. 1849), NY. His mother was Minnie Baldwin Hawes (born c. in IA), a housewife; her father and mother, Mary C. Baldwin (born c. 1845), both came from NY. Harry and Minnie married c. 1900. He had two sisters, Winifred (born c. 1901 in CA), who worked as a librarian in 1930, and Josephine (born c. 1904 in CA). In 1920, Harold's two grandmothers lived with the family in Riverside. Harold made a trip to Europe in 1929, traveling from Southampton, UK, to New York, NY, between 09/07/1929-09/16/1929, aboard the Cunard liner R.M.S. Lancastria. (The Lancastria would later be sunk by German warplanes on 06/17/1940, resulting in an estimated 4,000 deaths, the worst British death toll in any single event during World War II.)

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