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Male, Canada/US, born 1869-06-27, died 1946-08-23

Associated with the firms network

Brown, A. Page, Architect; Miller and Pflueger, Architects; Miller and de Colmesnil, Architects; Miller, James Rupert, Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, various San Francisco, CA, architectural firms, before 1902; Draftsman, A. Page Brown, Architect, San Francisco, CA. Principal, James R. Miller, Architect, San Francisco, CA, 1902-1906, 1913-1923; Partner, Miller and [George] De Colmesnil, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1906-1913; Miller and de Colmesnil hired a 15-year-old apprentice, Timothy Pflueger (1892-1946) in 1907; the talented Pflueger would develop within the firm to become a partner 16 years later. Partner, Miller and Pflueger, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1923-1937; Miller retired in 1937.

Professional Activities

A member of the American Institute of Architects beginning in 1916, Miller acted as Secretary of the San Francisco Chapter for many years; the US Census of 1930 termed James Miller's occupation as "Carpenter."

Personal

Relocation

Born in Canada, Miller was naturalized 08/05/1890 in the Fifth Superior Court of San Francisco, CA; the US Census of 1930 indicated that Miller immigrated to the US in 1878. In 1930, Miller and his wife lived at 1340 Cortez Avenue in Burlingame, CA. This house had an approximate value of $8,500; the Millers owned a radio in 1930.

Spouse

James Rupert Miller married Florence G. Miller, (born c. 1879 in CT) c. 1912. He was 42, she 32.

Biographical Notes

Member, Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon, CA, 1902- ; Member, The Family, San Francisco, CA, 1902- ;


PCAD id: 90


NameDateCityState
450 Sutter Street Office Building, Union Square, San Francisco, CA1927-1929San FranciscoCA
Alameda Theatre #2, Alameda, CA1933AlamedaCA
Alhambra Theatre #3, Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA1925-1926San FranciscoCA
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (A, T and T), Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, Office Building, San Francisco, CA1923-1925San FranciscoCA
Castro Theatre #2, Castro District, San Francisco, CA1921-1922San FranciscoCA
Corinthian Yacht Club, Clubhouse, San Francisco, CA1912San FranciscoCA
El Rey Theatre, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA1902-1907San FranciscoCA
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Office Building, San Francisco, CA1908-1909San FranciscoCA
Miller, James Rupert, House, San Francisco, CASan FranciscoCA
Mission Theatre #2, Mission District, San Francisco, CA1915-1916San FranciscoCA
Pacific Coast Stock Exchange Lunch Club, Financial District, San Francisco, CA1930San FranciscoCA
Paramount Theatre, Downtown, Oakland, CA1930-1931OaklandCA
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Portola Valley, CA1912-1913Portola ValleyCA
San Francisco Mining Exchange Building #2, San Francisco, CA1922-1923San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Stock and Bond Exchange #2, Financial District, San Francisco, CA1915San FranciscoCA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Alamo Elementary School, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Jefferson Primary School, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Roosevelt Junior High School, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Washington, George, High School, Richmond, San Francisco, CA1934-1936San FranciscoCA
Senator Theatre, Chico, CA1929
State Theatre, Oroville, CA1928OrovilleCA
Tulare Theatre, Tulare, CA1928
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