Male, US, born 1884-09-08, died 1954-08-20

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Gutterson, Henry H., Architect

Professional History


Principal, Henry H. Gutterson, Architect, Berkeley, CA.

During World War I, Gutterson worked on the Christian Science Relief and Camp Welfare Committee at 166 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA.

Partner, Corlett and Gutterson, Architects, Berkeley, CA, c. 1938.

Professional Activities

Gutterson served as the Supervising Architect for the Mason-McDuffie Company's Saint Francis Wood Tract from 1914 until his death in 1954. (See Susan Dinkelspiel Cerny, Beth A. Armstrong, An Architectural Guidebook to San Francisco and the Bay Area, [Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2007], p. 98.)



A.B., University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA,1905.

Coursework, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, c. 1906.



Born in Owatonna, MN, Gutterson had moved to Berkeley, CA, by at least 1905, when he graduated from the University of California. (His father already lived in CA by 1888.)

In 1910, the US Census listed Gutterson as living in an apartment at 2518 Hillegass Street in Berkeley, with his sister, Geraldine (born c, 1890 in CA). (The California Voters Register listed his address in 1910 as 2116A Hillegass Street.) He and Helen lived at 2922 Garber Street in Berkeley, CA, from at least 1917-1930.

In 1930, he lived at this address with his wife and a maid, Myrtle Feigel (born in MI. The 1930 US Census recorded her age as "40+.") Gutterson owned this Garber Street house, which had an approximate value of $16,000 at the time. He died in San Francisco, CA, at the age of 69.


Gutterson's father, Arthur Lincoln Gutterson (born 04/1860), was from Andover, VT, his mother, Minnie Higby Gutterson came from MI. (Minnie died before 1900.) In 1880, Arthur worked as a bookkeeper in a bank in Owatonna, MN, the same bank where his father, Alonzo Clinton Gutterson, (born 1830 in VT), served as the cashier. (It is not clear if Alonzo and Arthur worked for the National Farmer's Bank [1908] in Owatonna, which, in later years, would be designed magnificently by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan [1856-1924].) Arthur's mother, Nancy (born c. 1833 in VT), maintained the household.

Arthur L. Gutterson had moved to Alameda, CA, by 1888, where the California State Voters Register listed him living in Alameda, CA. This register noted that he worked, in 1888, as a wool merchant, and that his brother, Frederick, a musician seven years younger, lived in Alameda, too. In 1900, US Census data of that year indicated that Arthur lived at 2105 San Jose Avenue, and worked as a bank bookkeeper.


Gutterson married his wife, Helen Arnett Gutterson (born c. 1885 in OH), c. 1910. Her parents both came from OH.

Biographical Notes

In 1910, Gutterson was a registered Republican. In the 1920s, he was one of four architects who publicly objected to the proposed location of Strawberry Canyon for the University of California, Berkeley's football stadium.

Associated Locations

  • Owatonna, MN (Architect's Birth)
    Owatonna, MN

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  • San Francisco, CA (Architect's Death)
    San Francisco, CA

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