Male, born 1903-05-14, died 1996-12-28

Associated with the firms network

Miller and Warnecke, Architects; Van Wagner, Clayton, Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Miller and Warnecke, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 02/1942.

Principal, Clayton Van Wagner, Architect, Oakland, CA, 1946- . In 1962, Van Wagner had an office at 405 14th Street in Oakland.

By 1970, he had moved his office to his home address at 1073 Miller Drive, Lafayette, CA.

Professional Activities

Van Wagner joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA), East Bay Chapter, in 1947.

When surveyed in 1962, Van Wagner noted that he was a Registered Architect in the State of CA.



Coursework, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design (BAID), Atelier Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, 1925-1928.

Coursework, Stickney Memorial Art School, Pasadena, CA, 1925-1930.

Coursework, San Francisco Architecture Club Engineering School, San Francisco, CA, 1938-1940.



Clayton T. Van Wagner was born in Santa Cruz, CA, and his family lived there throughout his early years.

By age 26, he had moved to Pasadena, CA, where he worked and attended school. He remained in that city until 1935, or so, when he moved to Oakland, CA. He resided at 1073 Miller Drive in Lafayette, CA, by 1955, at least.

Van Wagner died in Lafayette, CA, at the age of 93.


His mother was Rose Adell Amner (born 11/02/1869 in CA- d. 08/14/1952 in Santa Cruz, CA), his father, Frankyn Penn Van Wagner (born 1960-d. 1932).

His only brother, Earle A. Van Wagner (b. 05/1897-d. 08/18/1915), died young at age 18 in Santa Cruz, CA.

Biographical Notes

According to his World War II draft registration card, Van Wagner stood 5-feet, 6-inches tall, weighed 145 pounds and had a light complexion, brown eyes and black hair. (See, Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 1856, accessed 08/03/2018.)

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 7952