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Henry Higby Gutterson

Henry Higby Gutterson, American architect.

Background

  • Gutterson, Henry Higby was born on September 8, 1884 in Owatonna, Minnesota, United States. Son of Arthur Lincoln and Mary (Higby) Gutterson.

  • Education

    • Student University of California, 1903-1905. L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (Victor Laloux patron), 1906-1909.

    Career

    • Office training, Grosvenor Atterbury, New York, 1910-1916, John Galen Howard, San Francisco. Design staff Panama-Pacific Exposition and city architect’s staff, Oakland, California. Private practice San Francisco since 1916.

      Support architect St. Francis Wood and other residential developments. Buildings include many churches, Christian Science Sanatorium for Pacific Coast, key buildings for Principia College, Illinois, Berkeley (California) High School (in associate with Will G. Corlett). Teacher school of architecture University of California, 1910-1911, 1920-1921.

      During World War I served church as camp welfare worker. Building counselor and regional executive, United Service Organizations, World World War II. Co-founder and director San Francisco Federal Savings & Loan.

      Member State Board Architectural Examiners, 1924-1927. Member Berkeley City Planning Commission, 1942-1945. Member architectural advising committee, San Francisco Civic Center during expansion studies.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member State Board Architectural Examiners, 1924-1927. Member Berkeley City Planning Commission, 1942-1945. Member architectural advising committee, San Francisco Civic Center during expansion studies.

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (Sierra Nevada director 1942-1945, Northern California chapter president 2 terms). Member society of Beaux Arts Architects, State Association California Architects (founding.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Arnett, July 5, 1911.
    • father: Arthur Lincoln Gutterson
    • mother: Mary (Higby) Gutterson
    • spouse: Helen Arnett
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    Born September 8, 1884
    Died August 20, 1954
    (aged 69)
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