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Male, US, born 1883-01-12, died 1948-02-03

Associated with the firms network

Dodge and Dolliver, Architects; Minton and Smith, Architects; Minton, Henry A., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Associated Architects, Boston, MA, c. 1905.

Draftsman, Kendall, Taylor and Stevens, Architects, Boston, MA, c. 1905.

Designer, Dodge and Dolliver, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 07/1906-09/1906.

Designer, William D. Shea, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 09/1906-01/1911.

Architect, City of San Francisco, Department of Public Works, Office of Bureau of Engineering, San Francisco, CA, 01/1911- .

Principal, H.A. Minton, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1913-1934. In 1928, his office was located at 525 Market Street in San Francisco. Minton stated in the Harvard College class of 1903, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report: June, 1928, of his move to California shortly after 04/1906 and his career in the mid-to-late-1920s: “The San Francisco earthquake resulted in the publication in the newspapers of the crying need of architects in San Francisco. After due deliberation of at least six out of the ten hours granted to applicants, I became one of the party of twenty argonauts who left Boston for the West, and here I have remained. For the past five years much of my work has been a struggle to keep the architectural development of the Bank of Italy abreast of its phenomenal growth as a bank. It can’t be done easily or simply with a bank having some three hundred branches scattered all over a state like California; but the effort is well worth making and the cooperation given by the bank personnel from the president down is a real satisfaction.” (See Harvard College Class of 1903, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Report: June, 1928, [Norwood, MA: Privately printed for the class by the Plimpton Press,1928], pp. 683-684.)

As noted by John Chase and Daniel Gregory in their guidebook, The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture: "One of [Minton's] largest buildings is the Bank of Italy building at the corner of First and Santa Clara Streets in San Jose. Minton did much work for A.P. Giannini and his Bank of Italy prior to 1931." (See John Chase and Daniel Gregory, The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture, [Santa Cruz: The Museum of Art and History, 2007], p. 301.)

Partner, Minton and [Wilton] Smith, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1934-c. 1941.


The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library of the Columbia University Libraries, maintains the "Henry A. Minton and John G. Minton Architectural Records and Papers, 1914-1974." It consisted of 37 document boxes, 7700 drawings; 42 photographic prints; 1 scrapbook; 3 bound volumes.


High School/College

Graduate, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA, c. 1899.

A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1903.

S.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1905.

College Awards

Cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1903.



Born in Boston, MA, Henry Anthony Minton, Sr., obtained two degrees from Harvard University and later transplanted himself to San Francisco, CA shortly after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

He, his wife, and seven children lived at 2044 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, CA, in 1928.

He died there in 1948 at the age of 65.


His father was Henry Edward Minton, his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Minton.


He married Julia Mary Gallegos on 05/16/1910 at Mission San Jose, CA.


He and Julia Gallegos had seven children together: Mary Julia Minton, (born 02/09/1911 in CA), Henry Anthony Minton, Jr., (born 07/21/1912in CA), Robert John Minton, (born 04/04/1914 in CA), John Gallegos Minton, (born 04/01/1916 in CA-d. 08/25/2001 in Greenbrae, CA), Margaret Elizabeth Minton (born 04/10/1918in CA), Katherine Carolyn Minton, (born 03/09/1920in CA), and William Francis Minton (born 08/21/1922 in CA).

One son, John Gallegos Minton, also became an architect.

Associated Locations

  • Boston, MA (Architect's Birth)
    Boston, MA

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

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PCAD id: 623