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Male, US, born 1884, died 1970

Associated with the firm network

State of California, Department of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Sellon, George, State Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, Trowbridge and Livingston, Architects, New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA, c. 1905-1906, c. 1906-1907; Draftsman, Sellon and Hemmings, State Architects Department of Engineering, State of California, c. 1908-1909; Designer, Tietig and Lee, Architects, Cincinnati, OH, c. 1911; Designer, the Allyn Company, Architects, Cincinnati, OH, c. 1914; the Allyn Company had offices in the 2nd National Bank Building in 1914. Principal, Leonard B. Willeke, Architect, Detroit, MI, 1914- ;

Some papers on Leonard B. Willeke, particularly on his work with the Ford Family and some Ford employees between 1916-1924, are located in the Leonard B. Willeke collection, 1916-1982 (bulk 1916-1924) housed at the Benson Ford Research Center, Dearborn, MI; tel 313.982.6001; postcards owned by Willeke were donated to the University of Michigan. (See "Leonard B. Willeke Postcards,"Accessed 02/03/2014.)


Willeke sharpened his drawing skills at the Atelier Hornbostel, New York, NY, working alongside such notable architects as Otto Eggers (1882-1964) and Raymond Hood (1881-1934).


While with Trowbridge and Livingston, Willeke worked on the design of the first Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, that was destroyed in the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 04/18/1906. He worked on a number of State of California commissions for prisons, mental hospitals and universities while employed with Sellon and Hemmings, State Architects.

Associated Locations

  • Cincinnati, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Cincinnati, OH

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PCAD id: 589