Female, US, born 1888, died 1983

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Morrow and Morrow, Architects

Professional History

Principal, Grace Comfort, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1912-1924. Morrow served as the supervising architect for Saint Francis Woods c. 1917-1918. Designer, Irving Morrow, Architect, San Francisco, CA, c. 1924; Partner, Morrow and Morrow, Architects, San Francisco/Berkeley, CA, -1952.

The Architectural Documents Collection of the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), contains a collection of papers on Irving and Gertrude and Morrow, as well as a collection pertaining to the Morrow's work at Duncan McDuffie's Saint Francis Wood development in San Francisco. McDuffie (1877-1951) was a notable realtor and real estate developer in the Bay Area.


B.Arch., University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1913; M.Arch., UCB, Berkeley, CA, 1914. A small but determined group of women graduated from the UCB's Architecture Department in the ealry 1910s. Gertrude Morrow attended at about the same time as Helen Waterman (1891-1954, a 1914 graduate) and Grace Morin (who graduated in 1912 and later became a Professor of Home Economics at Cornell University) and four years after Lilian J. Rice (1889-1938, a 1910 graduate).



Born in San Francisco, Gertrude Comfort lived and worked in the Bay Area for most of her life. In 1933, she and her husband and business partner, Irving, lived in Oakland, CA. (See San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1933, p. 829.)

She was buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA.

During her retirement, (following the death of Irving Morrow in 1952), she pursued landscape painting and ballroom dancing.

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