Male, born 08/13/1891, died 10/1977

Associated with the firms network

Pehrson, G.A., Architect; Rasque, George M., Architect; Rasque, George M., and Son, Architects

Professional History

Carpenter, Rapid City, SD, 06/1917; Draftsman, National Builders Bureau, Spokane, WA, 1922-1923; Draftsman, Spokane Sash and Door Company, Spokane, WA, 1923-1924; Draftsman, G.A. Pehrson, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1924-1925; Principal, George M. Rasque, Architect, Spokane, WA, 1925-1938; Partner, George M. Rasque and Son, Architects, Spokane, WA, 1938-1945; Rasque also served as the State Architect of WA, c. 1933.

In 1962, Rasque was a Registered Architect in the States of ID, MT, OR and WA. Member, State of Washington Architects Examining Board, Examining Committee, 04/1949; Rasque first took the Oath of Office for the WA Architects Examining Board in 1933;


Born in Boscobel, WI, George M. Rasque lived with his family in WI until 1899. He resided with his parents in Pipestone, MN, from 1899 to at least 1910; they lived in a house at 99 Oak Street. George M., Mary and George W. lived in Rapid City, SD, in 1920. They lived on the 900 block (perhaps in a duplex at 920) of Fulton Street. According to the U.S. Census of 1930, Rasque lived with his wife and son at 704 Ermina Avenue, Spokane, WA; the family owned this house, valued at $2700. In 1945, at the time of his son's death, Rasque lived at 514 Park Place, Spokane, WA.

Rasque's father, Mattaus H. Rasque, a carpenter, came from Ehrenfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; according to the U.S. Census of 1910, he came to the U.S. in 1873, and had been naturalized; George M. Rasque's mother, Sadie E., (born c. 1868 in WI), was a homemaker. Matt Rasque's father was German, his mother, French; Sadie's mother came from England (Wales), her father, NY. George Rasque had three other brothers: Joe (born c. 1888 in WI), Moody (born c. 1899 in MN) and John (born c. 1907 in MN). In 1930, Matt Rasque, Sadie and John lived in their own $2500 home in Hibbard, MN.

George M. Rasque married Mary B. Rasque (born c. 1891 in MN ) c. 1912. Her father came from Canada (English speaking) and her mother, PA. In the 1970s, he was married to Blanche H. Rasque.

Rasque's son, George W. (born c. 1914 in MT-d. 1945), was also an architect.

According to his World War I Draft Registration card, Rasque was born on 08/13/1889. This form described him as being tall with a medium build, dark hair and dark eyes. SSn: 538-34-8187;

Associated Locations

  • Boscobel, WI (Architect's Birth)
    Boscobel, WI

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