Oakland Tribune 1879

Charles Frederick Mau (1838 – April 27, 1915) was an architect and construction supervisor, active from at least 1877 to 1908. In addition to several notable buildings in Oakland, Mau also designed the Masonic Lodge in Alameda in 1890. 1

Mau was born in 1838 in Hamburg, Germany. After serving in the Franco-Prussian War, Mau moved to Nevada in 1871, where he got involved in mining. 3,4 In 1873, he moved to Chicago and became an architect. Shortly after that he moved to Oakland, where he lived the rest of his life. 2

Charles Mau was an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Louis Ghirardelli, the son of chocolate maker Domingo Ghirardelli. 5 Mau had designed the home for Louis Ghirardelli and his wife. 2

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Links and References

Oakland Tribune 1887

  1. Charles Mau on PCAD
  2. Death Summons Aged Architect Oakland Tribune April 28, 1915
  3. Past & Present of Alameda County S. J. Clarke Publishing, 1914
  4. Oaklanders Have Rich Mine Oakland Tribune November 4, 1904
  5. Funeral of L. Ghirardelli Oakland Tribune February 17, 1902