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Mark Daniels

architect , landscape architect

Mark Daniels, American architect, landscape architect. Served as captain engrs., United States Army, 1918-1919.


Daniels, Mark was born on July 14, 1881 in Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Philander Emergene and Julia Frances Daniels.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, 1905. Graduate work, 1911-1912. Student city planning and landscape architecture, Harvard, 1913.


Chief engineer for M.,F.&E. Railroad during its location, 1906-1907. Town planner, engineer, Weyerheuser Lumber Company, 1906. Member Mark Daniels & Company, Inc., 1906-1912.

Appointed landscape engineer Yosemite National Park, 1914. General superintendent and landscape engineer, United States National Parks, 1914-1916. Senior architect United States Housing Adminstration, Chinatown buildings, San Francisco, California Principal works.

Mount St. Mary’s College and Chapel. Estate of John McCormick, Hollywood. Adminstration Building, Bel-Air.

Bel-Air Bay Club, Los Los Angeles Chinese buildings, Horticultural Building, and landscape architect for State of California at Golden Gate International Exposition. Municipal Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California. The Riviera, Los Angeles, and Pebble Beach, California Associate member American Society of Civil Engineers.

Member American Civic Association, American Institute of Architects, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Skull and Keys.


  • Author: Hillside Homes and Gardens (monograph), 1913. Planning Residential Subdivision (monograph), 1915. Coming Back (1 act play), 1915.

    Birth of a Notion (1 act play), 1916. Green Symbols, 1921

  • The Cycle (3 act play), 1933. Running Fire (a column).

    Editor Architect and Engineer. President San Francisco Art Commission, 1945.


Served as captain engrs., United States Army, 1918-1919. Clubs: Bohemian, Family (San Francisco).


Married Ruth Glassman Anderson, September 22, 1939.

Philander Emergene

Julia Frances Daniels

Ruth Glassman Anderson