Male, born 1853-07-26, died 1918-05-05

Associated with the firm network

Barnett, Absalom J., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, George Ingham Barnett, Architect, Saint Louis, MO, c. 1867-1870.

Principal, Absalom J. Barnett, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1880-1918. Barnett had an office in the Flood Building in San Francisco. (See Crocker-Langley Directory Company's San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1901, p. 1956.) in 1903, Barnett had his office at 809 Market Street. (See the Crocker-Langley Directory of San Francisco, 1903, p. 2000.)



Born in Saint Louis, MO, Barnett moved to the San Francisco Bay Area c. 1880, and remained there until his death in 1918.


His father was George Ingham Barnett (1815-1898), a well-known local architect in Saint Louis, MO. Absalom was the eldest child, named for his grandfather, who was a Baptist minister in Birmingham, UK.

Absalom's two other brothers, George Dennis Barnett (1863-c.1925) and Thomas Barnett (the youngest), were also architects in Saint Louis, comprising the firm of Barnett, Haynes and Barnett, operating 1889-1911. After the firm's dissolution, George Dennis Barnett moved to Los Angeles, CA, and practiced there until his death c. 1925.

PCAD id: 3113