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Willis Clarence Lowe (February 16, 1881 – February 5, 1969) was an architect, noted for designing several distinctive apartment buildings around Oakland.

Lowe was born in San Francisco, and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He attended Vander Naillen's School of Engineering, then received a bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley. 1 c.1926, his office was at 354 Hobart St. (present day 21st St.)

In addition to architecture, Lowe was a director of the Morris Plan Co. at 1763 Broadway. 2

Later, Lowe was the chief airport engineer for Pan Am World Airways, from 1935-1949. 1

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Lowe married Viola May Clark (Lowe) in 1912, 4 and they had 2 children: Louise Viola Lowe (Jorgensen) and Patricia Lowe (Gibbs).

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Links and References

  1. Rites Arranged for Willis Lowe Oakland Tribune February 9, 1969
  2. Morris Plan Co. ad Oakland Tribune October 7, 1931
  3. New Buildings For Uptown District Oakland Post Enquirer December 31, 1924
  4. Social Events San Francisco Examiner October 6, 1912