Willis Polk

Architect

1867 – 1924

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Who was Willis Polk?

Willis Polk (October 3, 1867-September 10, 1924) was an American architect most well known for his work in San Francisco, California. He was born in Jacksonville, Illinois and was related to United States President James Polk.

Willis Polk's early career included work with McKim, Mead White, as well as Bernard Maybeck[1]. Polk also worked with Daniel Burnham

in Chicago, and then moved to San Francisco to establish and direct

Burnham's San Francisco office. Before long, Polk started his own firm

and spent many years designing highly regarded California commercial

and residential architecture.

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Born
Oct 3, 1867
Jacksonville
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 10, 1924

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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