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Male, US, born 01/20/1894, died 05/29/1967

Associated with the firms network

Masten and Hurd, Architects; Masten, Hurd and Gwathmey

Professional History

Captain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1917-1919; According to the U.S. Census of 1920, Hurd worked in the art field at that time. Partner, Masten and Hurd, Architects, 1919-1959; Partner, Masten, Hurd, and Gwathmey, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1959-?;

Member, Northern California Chapter of the AIA, 1926-?; Director, AIA, Northern CA Chapter, 1930; Vice-President, AIA Northern California Chapter, 1941; Vice-President and Director, AIA Northern California Chapter, 1946;


Member, San Francisco Architecture Club, San Francisco, CA, Member, Beaux-Arts Society, San Francisco, CA;


In 1920, Lester and Genevieve Hurd lived in rented quarters at 3125 Arkansas Street in Oakland, CA. Ten years later, the family, including a son, Lester B. Hurd, resided in their own home at 1891 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, in a West Berkeley neighborhood of middle class houses. (It had an appraised value of $11,000, about average for the area.) His last residence was in the 94563 zip code of Orinda, CA.

His father came from IA, his mother Sweden. His mother's maiden name was Martinson.

He married Genevieve G. Hurd c. 1917. In 1920 and 1930, she worked in the home.

A son, Lester B. Hurd, was born c. 1922 in Berkeley, CA.

SSN: 559-50-8582;

Associated Locations

  • Berkeley, CA (Architect's Death)
    Berkeley, CA

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  • Winters, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Winters, CA

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    Lester W. Hurd

PCAD id: 347