George W. Kelham

George William Kelham (1871–1936) was an American architect most active in the San Francisco area.

Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, 1924

Born in Manchester, Massachusetts, Kelham was educated at Harvard and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1896. As an employee of New York architects Trowbridge & Livingston, he was sent by the firm to San Francisco for the Palace Hotel in 1906 and remained there.

Kelham was responsible for the master plan for the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco and at least five major buildings in the city, along with significant work in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. He was also supervising architect for the University of California, Berkeley campus from 1927 to 1931.


Kelham's works include:



  1. ^ a b c d e "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ The Centennial Record of the University of California
  3. ^ Helfland, Harvey. 2001. The Campus Guides: University of California Berkeley, p. 147

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