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 Alfred W Smith

Alfred W Smith

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death 17 Jan 1933 (aged 68)
Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 184667932 · View Source
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Son of Cora U. Smith and F.M. Smith, his family moved from Louisiana to the East Bay when Alfred was a child.

Alfred W. Smith was employed as an architect, and was highly regarded in his field.

With his practice based in Oakland, California between 1890-1930, he is now best known for the Theophilus Allen House (built 1905), at 601 Melville in Palo Alto, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Theophilus Allen House was funded in part by the revenues of Charles "Charley" Lane , the fantastically wealthy gold miner/mine developer who was the father-in-law of Theophilus Allen.

Alfred W. Smith's own father-in-law was another very successful California gold miner, the Scottish native Robert McBeth.

In addition to homes and office buildings, Alfred W. Smith designed the Claremont Theatre at 5110 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, and the Globe Theatre on 23rd Ave. Neither theatre survives today.

His home in the East Bay was at 3099 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, and then at 3133 College Ave., Berkeley. Neither building exists today, having been replaced with multi-family or commercial buildings.


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  • Created by: Titania
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184667932
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred W Smith (Aug 1864–17 Jan 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184667932, citing Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Titania (contributor 47132024) .