Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Franklin, Charles

ID: 888
Full Name: Charles Henry Franklin
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 03/03/1891
Death Date: 08/06/1956
Family: Parents: Franklin's mother's maiden name was Casey;
Relocation: Charles H. Franklin was born in San Francisco, CA, on 03/03/1891; he lived for much of his life in Fresno, CA, where he moved in 1912. During World War II, he moved back to San Francisco to work for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and after the war, he headed back to his business connections in Fresno. In 1953 he contracted Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He died in San Francisco, 08/06/1956, at the age of 65;
Biographical Information: Education: Franklin did not attend college; he prepared for the architect's examination working in the office of the Reid Brothers, San Francisco from 1906-1912.
Work History: Draftsman, Reid Brothers, Architects, San Francisco, CA, 1906-1912; Engineer, R.F. Felchlin Company, Fresno, CA, 1912-1925; Partner, Felchlin, Shaw and Franklin, Fresno, CA, 1925-1932; Principal, Charles H. Franklin, Architect, Fresno, CA, 1932-1935; Partner, Franklin and [Ernest J., Jr.] Kump, Architects, Fresno, CA, 1935-1942; Engineer (Major), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, CA, 1942-1945; Partner, Franklin and [Alastair] Simpson, Architects, Fresno, CA, 1945-1953;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 547-38-9724;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
San Francisco, CA
Architect's Death:
San Francisco, CA