Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Weeks, Charles

ID: 281
Full Name: Charles Peter Weeks
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1870-09-01
Death Date: 1928-03-25
Family: Spouse: He married Beatrice Woodruff Weeks, who survived him in 1928. Weeks and his wife took a month-long trip through Southern California in 07/1927; one stop was Lake Arrowhead.
Relocation: C.P. Weeks was born in Akron, OH. A prolific architect who moved to San Francisco, CA from New York, NY, in 1901. According to the US Census of 1910, Weeks lived in an apartment at 800 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, at this time. He was reported to have been a widower in 1910. At his death in 1928, he resided with his wife, Beatrice Weeks at 1000 Mason Street in San Francisco. According to the San Francisco coroner, he died of "Acute heart dialation."
Biographical Information: Work History: Weeks resettled in the Bay Area at the invitation of John Galen Howard, whom he knew in New York. In 1901, Howard needed talented draftsmen to assist him in preparing modified designs for the University of California Campus. He encouraged Weeks and Frank Jackson to come West at this time. (See Sally B. Woodbridge, John Galen Howard and the University of California, [Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002], p. 57.) Partner, Sutton and Weeks, Architects, San Francisco, CA, c. 1904-1908; Partner, Weeks and [William Peyton] Day, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1916- ;
Miscellaneous: Weeks was a registered Republican in 1910. An obituary, presumably in a San Francisco newspaper indicated he died on 03/24/1928. (See "California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 Record for Charles Peter Weeks," <> Accessed 07/14/2011.) Member, Golden Gate Lodge #30, Free and Accepted Masons, San Francisco, CA; the Masons Lodge #30 held a funeral service for Weeks at their meeting hall on 03/29/1928. Member, California Bodies, A. and A.S.R., San Francisco, CA; Member, Islam Temple, Mystic Shrine, San Francisco, CA;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Akron, OH
Architect's Death:
San Francisco, CA
Publications: "Dufwin Theatre, Oakland, CA", American Architect, 136: 223-227, 9/1929.
"The Circus Bar, Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco", American Architect, 148: 2641, 45-46, 01/1936.
Breeze, Carla, American Art Deco Architecture and Regionalism, 32, 2003.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 67, 218, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 63-65, 219, 1981.
"Weeks, Charles Peter trip to Southern California", Architect & Engineer, 112, 7/1927.
"Montgomery, T.S., House plans", Architect & Engineer, 105, 11/1927.
Day, William Peyton, "The Macdonough Estate Building", Architect & Engineer of California, 52-57, 12/1907.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 639-640, 1970.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Jackson Place", Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California, 63, 1985.
Ypma, Herbert, Hip Hotels, 206-213, 2003.
"Advertisement: Skylines by Otis", Journal of the American Institiute of Architects, 8: 4, 146, 10/1947.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 236, 1994.
"New theater to rise here", Los Angeles Times, part 5: 1-2, 7/4/1920.
"New Theaters to Rise Here", Los Angeles Times, 1-2, 07/04/1920.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"Dufwin Theatre plans", Pacific Coast Architect, 27-28, 1/1929.
Sherwood, David C., "Solution File: Symphony Towers", Urban Land, 53: 4, 70-71, 1994-04.
"Concrete Factory", Western Architect and Engineer, 43: 2, 109, 11/1915.