Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Meyer, Frederick

ID: 763
Full Name: Frederick H. Meyer
Occupation: Designer
Gender: M
Nationality: Germany/US
Birth Date: 1872
Death Date: 1961-01-06
Family: Spouse: Meyer married Laetitia Summerville (11/04/1860-12/14/1947) in 1902. Laetitia was born in MA. Her mother's maiden name was Innes.
Children: A daughter, Laetitia, lived from (07/18/1903-07/27/1988).
Relocation: Born in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, Meyer journeyed to California in 1888 to visit an uncle living in Fresno. He stayed for a time in the U.S., attending craft schools in Cincinnati, OH, and Philadelphia, PA. He, did, however, returned to Germany to graduate from Berlin's Royal Art School in 1896. Following graduation, Meyer left Germany for good, settling in Stockton, CA, where he became the Director of Art in the public schools. Following his marriage in 1902, Meyer moved to San Francisco, CA, where he opened his own store designing furniture.
Biographical Information: Education: Graduate, Cincinnati Technical School, Cincinnati, OH, 1892; coursework, Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art, Philadelphia, PA; Graduate, Royal Art School, Berlin, Germany, 1896.
Work History: Instructor, Hopkins Institute of Art, before 1906; Founder, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1907-1944;
Miscellaneous: There were two Frederick H. Meyers working in San Francisco, CA, from around 1900 until 1961; one, Frederick Herman, was born in San Francisco and died in Greenbrae in 03/06/1961; the other was German-born, and died two months earlier, 01/06/1961; to compund identification difficulties, there was also a Frederick M. Meyer practicing in Los Angeles contemporaneously;
Countries: Germany
United States
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