Title:Walter H. Ratcliff architectural specifications and drawings, 1914-1959
Specifications and drawings for the West Berkeley Library
Walter H. Ratcliff specifications and drawings for the West Berkeley Library
Creator/Contributor:Ratcliff, Walter H. (Walter Harris), 1891-1973, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Ratcliff and Ratcliff
Specifications and blueprints, including floor plans, elevations, sections and details for buildings designed by Walter H.
Ratcliff and his firm Ratcliff and Ratcliff.
Ratcliff, Walter H. (Walter Harris) -- 1891-1973 -- Archives
Berkeley Public Library. -- West Branch.
Ratcliff and Ratcliff.
Fire stations -- California -- Berkeley -- Designs and plans
Public libraries -- California -- Berkeley -- Designs and plans
Library buildings -- California -- Berkeley -- Designs and plans
Dwellings -- California -- Berkeley -- Designs and plans
Architecture -- California -- Berkeley -- Designs and plans -- Working drawings
Walter H. Ratcliff architectural specifications and drawings, BANC MSS 92/115 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Walter Harris Ratcliff was born in London England in 1881. His family moved to the United States in 1893, settling in Berkeley,
California in 1898. Ratcliff graduated from Berkeley High School and graduated from the University of California in 1903.
He worked for the architectual firm of John Galen Howard and opened his own firm in 1908, he was appointed Berkeley City Architect
in 1913. He married Muriel Williams in 1912 and their son, Robert also studied architecture, joining the firm Ratcliff Hammon
Ratcliff in 1946. The senior Ratcliff retired from architecture in 1955. He died in 1972 at the age of 92.
BANC MSS 92/115 c oversize folder 1
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BANC MSS 92/115 c oversize folder 3
BANC MSS 92/115 c