Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Bigger, Frederick

ID: 4698
Full Name: Frederick Thomas Bigger
Occupation: Architect and City Planner
Gender: M
Birth Date: 12/10/1880
Death Date: 06/1963
Family: Parents: His father was Thomas W. Bigger, who in 1918 worked in the Epler Block, Seattle, WA.
Relocation: Bigger was a native of Pittsburgh, PA; he worked in Seattle between 1909-1910. According to the U.S. Census of 1910, Bigger moved in that year from a residential hotel operated by William Shanks. He does not appear in the Seattle city directory after 1910, and probably left the city.
Biographical Information: Education: B.Arch., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, c. 1899-1903;
Work History: Partner, Bigger and Warner, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1909-1910; Architect and Planner, U.S. Steel Corporation, Ordinance Department, Pittsburgh, PA, 1918.
Miscellaneous: SSN: 204-30-3737; Frederick T. Bigger, then 23, sailed on the S.S. Laurentian to New York, NY, from Glasgow, Scotland, between 09/17-1904-09/28/1904. (This may have been his return trip from an architectural "Grand Tour" of Europe after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1903.) Bigger sailed on the S.S. Rotterdam from Boulogne-sur-Mer to New York between 11/03/1926-11/13/1926. Frederick Bigger, born 12/10/1880 in Pittsburgh, PA, sailed on the S.S. Berengaria from Cherbourg, France to New York between 10/19/1929-10/25/1929. (Another source, Bigger's WW I Draft Registration Card of 09/12/1918, noted his birthday to have been 10/10/1880. The October date is correct.) In 1929, he had an office in the Westinghouse Building in Pittsburgh. At age 57, Bigger stood 5-ft 10-in tall and weighed 180 lbs. Bigger had illustrations published in "Songs of the University of Pennsylvania, brought under One Cover" by William Otto Miller,'04, with drawings by Morton Livingston Schamberg, '03, Frederick Thomas Bigger, '03, James Bullen Karcher, '04.
Countries: United States