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Male, born 1897-01-09, died 1953-12-28

Associated with the firms network

Masten and Hurd, Architects; Meyer, Peugh, Pflueger and Rist, Architects; Peugh, W.D., Architect; Ratcliff, Walter H., Jr., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Willis Lowe, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1921-1922; Draftsman, Walter H. Ratcliff, Architect, Berkeley, CA, 1923-1924; Designer, Masten and Hurd, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1924-1925; Designer, O'Brien Brothers, Incorporated, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1925-1934. Principal, W.D. Peugh, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1934-1953.

gree in Architecture also at University of California, Berkeley in 1923. Prior to having his own firm, Peugh worked with Willis Lowe in San Fransisco from 1921‐1922, W.H. Ratcliff in Berkeley in 1923, Maston & Hurd in San Fransisco from 1924‐1925, and O’Brien & O’Brien from 1925‐1934. He served in the US Army Air Corps, was a member of AIA, and also was a member of the San Fransisco Chamber of Commerce. He died in 1953.

Professional Activities

Peugh became a Registered Architect in the State of UT in 1948.



WIlbur D. Peugh was born in the Lake County town of Kelseyville, CA, located due north of Santa Rosa, CA, very close to Clear Lake. It is interesting that his mother's family was named Kelsey, and one might suppose that her family may have had a role in the town's foundation. He spent his teenage years in the Stanislaus County city of Modesto, CA, before moving to the Bay Area to attend undergraduate school at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). When he first began his studies at the UCB, America had entered World War I, and Peugh matriculated in the School of Military Aeronautics there. This training prepared him for service in the US Army Air Corps. After the war, he switched into the UCB School of Architecture, graduating from this program in 1923. He immediately went to work as a draftsman for firms in the Bay Area. He spent his architectural career working in and around San Francisco between 1921 and 1953.

He died in San Francisco at age 56.


His mother's maiden name was Kelsey.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 5767