Lewis Parsons Hobart (1873-1954)


Hobart, Lewis Parsons

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 1873 – d. 10/19/1954
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    CA

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AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1916-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1940

Biographical Sources

Biographical information:
Contributed by the Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley:
Lewis P. Hobart was born in St. Louis in 1873. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees, and also studied at the American Academy in Rome and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. After completing his studies, Hobart worked in New York for two years before moving to San Francisco in 1906.
Hobart was very involved in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906, and designed structures in a variety of styles that reflected his Beaux Arts training. He was the original architect for Grace Cathedral (completed by Weihe, Frick & Kruse), designed the Academy of Sciences, the University of California hospital, and several office buildings in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. He also designed numerous mansions in Hillsborough and Burlingame.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, Fellowship nomination, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.

Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Collection Number: 1986-4. Extent: 4 oversize folders. The Lewis P. Hobart collection consist of drawings from the Shredded Wheat Company building (Oakland 1915), the White Investment Company building (San Francisco 1907), the Kiersted residence (Hillsborough n.d.), and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (San Francisco 1913-1914). Hobart's photographs of Grace Cathedral can be found in the Weihe, Frick & Kruse collection (see Weihe, Frick & Kruse). Link to online finding aid: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf8d5nb3tr