Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Holmes, J.

ID: 2129
Full Name: J. Lister Holmes
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1891-07-06
Death Date: 1986-07-18
Family: Spouse: Holmes married Jane Lambuth Holmes in 1917.
Parents: His father was Dr. Samuel J. Holmes, his mother Alice Lenox Holmes.
Children: He had a son with Jane Lambuth, Joseph Lister Holmes.
Relocation: When surveyed in 1955, Holmes indicated that he had had one child.
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework in Civil Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1909-1911; B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1911-1913;
Work History: Draftsman, E. Frere Champney, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1914-1917; Designer, Link and Haire, Architects, Billings, MT, 1917-1918; Designer, Bebb and Gould, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1920; Designer, Schack and Myers, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1920-1921; Partner, Priteca and Holmes, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1920; Principal, J. Lister Holmes, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1922-1952; his office in 1939 was located in the New World Building. Chair, Seattle Housing Authority Architects, Seattle, WA, 1941-1942; Partner, Holmes, McClure, Adkison, and MacDonald, Architects, Seattle and Spokane, WA, 1953-1954; Partner, Holmes, McClure and Adkison, Architects, Seattle and Spokane, WA; Partner, J. Lister Holmes and Associates, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1955-;
Miscellaneous: Holmes belonged to the Sigma Chi Fraternity during college. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Holmes worked on projects in Philadelphia, PA, and in MT before 1920. He had memberships in the College Club and the Broadmoor Country Club in 1939. In that year, he identified himself as a Presbyterian. Later, he was a member of the Epiphany Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA. In 1955, Holmes indicated that he had done foreign travel in Mexico.
Professional Awards: Post College: Honor Award for the Seattle Public Schools, Administration Building and Service Center, Seattle, WA, American Institute of Architects, Washington State Chapter, 1951. Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1955;
Countries: United States
Structures: 433 Lake Washington Boulevard East House, Madison Park, Seattle, WA - 1941 (16498)
Ancient Order of United Workmen (AOUW), Meeting Hall #2, Seattle, WA - (14700)
B. and M. Theatre, Seattle, WA - 1924 (4637)
Black, Harold, House, Seattle, WA - (15905)
Casserd, Louis, House, Madrona, Seattle, WA - 1945-1946 (6110)
Coulon, Katherine, House, Seattle, WA - 1939-1940 (8839)
Dessau, Arnold, House, The Highlands, Seattle, WA - 1937-1939 (8835)
Dorchester Hotel, Seattle, WA - (15903)
Dunn Motors Company, Building, Seattle, WA - (15904)
Farwest Lithocraft Building, Seattle, WA - 1937 (8582)
Fisher, Orin W., Jr., House, Broadmoor, Seattle, WA - 1926 (8837)
Haslund House, Magnolia, Seattle, WA - 1929 (4960)
Holmes, J. Lister, Architect, Office, Seattle, WA - 1954 (8843)
Holmes, J. Lister, House, Madison Park, Seattle, WA - 1930 (7119)
Lawton, Harry, House, Seattle, WA - 1926-1927 (8787)
Lorraine Hotel, Belltown, Seattle, WA - 1925 (13272)
Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), Montlake, Seattle, WA - 1948-1950 (5139)
New York World's Fair, 1939, Washington State Pavilion, Queens, New York, NY - 1938-1939 (8838)
Office Tower Project, Seattle, WA - 1932 (6602)
Pigott, Paul, House, Seattle, WA - (15906)
Polsky, Phillip, House, Beaverton, OR - 1932-1933 (8840)
Roosevelt Apartments, University District, Seattle, WA - (11842)
Rubinstein, Samuel, House, Seattle, WA - 1945-1947 (8834)
Seattle Goodwill Industries, Offices, Seattle, WA - 1947 (8841)
Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), Yesler Terrace Public Housing Project, Seattle, WA - 1939-1941 (5319)
Seattle Public Schools, Administration Building and Service Center, Seattle, WA - 1946-1948 (8833)
Seattle Public Schools, Blaine, Catherine, Junior High School, Magnolia, Seattle, WA - 1949-1952 (8832)
Sovereign Apartments, First Hill, Seattle, WA - (10772)
United Parcel Service (UPS), Office, Pasadena, CA - 1954 (8844)
United Parcel Service (UPS), Office, San Diego, CA - 1954 (8845)
United Parcel Service (UPS), Sorting Building, Seattle, WA - 1950-1951 (8831)
United States Army, Fort Lewis, Ultimate Development Plan, Fort Lewis, WA - 1953 (8842)
University of Washington, Seattle, Phi Gamma Delta House - 1927 (5605)
Weinir Dental Clinic, Seattle, WA - 1936 (8836)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Seattle, WA
USA
Publications: "West Coast Woods Architectural Competition", American Architect, CXXXII: 2524, 18, 07/05/1927.
"The Publisher' s Page", American Architect, CXXXII: 2526, 9, 08/05/1927.
American Architects Directory 1956, 254, 1955.
American Architects Directory 1962, 322, 1962.
"Holmes, J. Lister", Capitol's Who's Who for Seattle 1939-1941, 906, 1939.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 141, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State, 176, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 211, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally B., Montgomery, Roger, Guide to Architecture in Washington State An Environmental Perspective, 149, 1980.
Woodbridge, Sally, Montgomery, Roger, "House, 1941", Guide to Architecture in Washington State: An Environmental Perspective, 178, 1980.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 21, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 35, 1953.
Steinbrueck, Victor, Seattle Architecture 1850-1953, 32, 1953.
Eshkenazi, Stuart, "Fate of Yesler Terrace on line", Seattle Times, B2, 7/21/2005.
Shaw, Linda, "Further closure of Seattle schools?", Seattle Times, B1, B4, 10/27/2008.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 209, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 205, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 208, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 208, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 208, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 206, 1994.
Dietz, Duane, "J. Lister Holmes", Shaping Seattle Architecture A Historical Guide to the Architects, 209, 1994.
Souvenir North-East District Honeymoon Home, np, 1935.

Portrait of J. Lister Holmes, c. 1940; from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation