W. H. Weeks

W. H. Weeks

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W. H. Weeks

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William Henry Weeks (1864–1936) was an early 20th century architect who designed hundreds of buildings including many schools, banks, and libraries. He was well-known for his monumental Greek Revival neoclassical style of architecture, although he also employed other architectural styles. His offices were based in various parts of the San Francisco Bay area throughout his career. Weeks designed hundreds of structures in over 161 Californian cities, as well as several buildings in Nevada and Oregon. Many of his buildings are still standing and some are still in use.Betty Lewis, W.H. Weeks: Architect, Fresno: Panorama West, 1985, ISBN 0914330853, pp. 47-57 lists all Weeks' buildings and their current condition, if known.


Early life

William Henry Weeks was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada on January 18, 1862, the fourth child of Richard and Margaret Weeks. In 1885 Weeks graduated from the Brinker Institute, a co-educational day and boarding school that was open for a short time in Denver, Colorado. After the family moved to their new home in Wichita, Kansas, Weeks began his career working with his father as a builder and designer.

Family and business life

Weeks became engaged to one of the Haymaker girls who lived in Charlestown, Indiana, but she died before the wedding took place. Meanwhile Weeks' family had...
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