William Binder

(1871-1953)

Born (city, state)

Education (university, degree, date)

Firms (name, date, city): 
  • Weiland & Binder, 1895-1897, San Jose
  • William Binder, Architect, San Jose
  • Binder & Schumacher, 1905+, San Jose
  • Binder & Curtis, 1918- , San Jose

Biography:

Works (year, client, street, city):
  • 1899 W. Miller House, South Ninth and East Reed Sts., San Jose
  • 1900 A. Guidotti House, San Fernado & Rush Rd., San Jose
  • 1903 Alcantara Bldg., South Market St., San Jose  (City Landmark)
  • 1903 Gymnasium, University of the Pacific, San Jose
  • 1903 Carnegie Library, South Fourth St., San Jose (demolished)
  • 1904 San Martin Presbyterian Church
  • 1904 Theatre Jose, South Second Street, San Jose (City Landmark)
  • 1904 Campbell-Union High School, Campbell
  • 1904 P. S. Hirsch Flats, San Jose
  • 1904 Hartman's Hotel addition, Hollister
  • 1904 Gummer Flats, San Jose
  • 1904 Postelthwaite House, San Jose
  • 1904 Neame House, San Jose
  • 1904 Chittenden House, San Jose
  • 1904 George Koenig House, San Jose
  • 1904 H. A. Gatriel House, San Jose
  • 1904 Bercovich cottages, San Jose
  • 1904 Condron House, San Jose
  • 1904 Schallenberger House, San Jose
  • 1904 Dr. Stanle House, San Jose
  • 1904 Col House, San Jose
  • 1904 Douglass House, San Jose
  • 1904 Keeton House, San Jose
  • 1904 Forgrave House, San Jose
  • 1904 Williams House, San Jose
  • 1904 Knowles House, San Jose
  • 1904 Johnson House, East Street, San Jose
  • 1904 Frank Garrison House, North Whitney St., San Jose
  • 1904 T. C Barnett House, Delmas Ave., San Jose
  • 1904 T. E. Merriam House, Reed Street, San Jose
  • 1904 Mrs. R. Cathter House, Eighth Street, San Jose
  • 1904 L. T. Morse House, Gilroy
  • 1904 C. P. Bailey House, Pacific Grove
  • 1905 Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara
  • 1905 Lucetta Pedlar House, Gilroy
  • 1905 Thomas Connell House, South Eleventh St. (William/Reed), San Jose
  • 1906 Conservative Realty Bldg., South First and San Carlos, San Jose ???
  • 1907 Garden City Bank Building, San Jose (demolished)
  • 1907 F. A. Dickson House, Los Gatos
  • 1908 Hall of Justice rebuild, San Jose with George ___
  • 1908 Third St. Firehouse, San Jose
  • 1911 Montgomery Hotel, San Jose (relocated)
  •          Lowell Grammar School, East Reed St., San Jose (demolished)
  • 1911 Robinson-Binder Bldg., South First St. (south of Montgomery), San Jose
  • 1912 De Luxe Theatre, San Jose
  • 1912 YMCA, East Santa Clara St., San Jose
  • 1912 Pleasanton Bank, Pleasanton
  •          Bank of Milpitas, Milpitas
  •          Central Market, San Jose (demolished)
  •          Home of Truth, San Jose
  •          New Russ Hotel, San Jose
  •          Douglass Apartments, San Jose
  •          Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara
  •          Smith House, Naglee Park, San Jose
  •          Latta House, North Third St., San Jose (City Landmark)
  •          Fraternity House, Stanford University, Stanford
  •          Archer House, Senter Road, San Jose (burnt 2012)
  • 1912 Gilroy Theater, Gilroy
  • 1912 Carnegie Library, 375 Fifth St., Hollister (National Register)
  • 1913 Bath House, Alum Rock Park, San Jose (demolished)
  • 1913 Elks Club, San Jose (demolished)
  • 1913 YMCA, East Santa Clara St., San Jose
  • 1916 Telephone Building, Gilroy
  • 1916 Thompson Cafeteria (near Auditorium Ring), San Jose
  • 1916 Binder Building, 257-259 South First St., San Jose (demolished)
  • or 1916 Stagg Company Bldg., South First St., San Jose
  • 1917 Grower's Building, San Jose
  • 1917 Second and San Antonio Sts., San Jose
  • 1917 Granger Union's Department Store, Hollister
  • 1917 Twohy Bldg., South First St., San Jose (National Register)
  • 1919 Hippodrome Theater, San Jose with Weeks & Day (demolished)
  • 1922 San Jose Hospital, San Jose (demolished)
  • 1923 Christian Science Assembly Bldg., 72 N Fifth St., San Jose
  • 1926 The Commercial Building, San Jose
  •          Casa Grande Theater (Santa Clara Theater), Franklin St., Santa Clara (demolished)
  • 1927 Hester Theater (Towne Theater), The Alameda, San Jose
  • 1927 Burrell Building, San Jose (demolished)
  • 1928 Temple Laundry addition, North Fifteenth St., San Jose
  •          Hales Department Store, South First St., San Jose
  • 1929 Sewall House, 430 El Escarpo Way, Stanford
  • 1933 Willow Glen Theater, Lincoln Ave., San Jose (remodeled)
  • 1940 Wheeler Municipal Auditorium, Gilroy
  
Sources:
  "Extensive Operations in Building Line in San Jose" San Jose Evening News, July 10, 1904.
  "The Work of William Binder, Architect," Architect and Engineer, Vol 27, Issue, page 29
  "Development of the Moving-Picture Theatre" Architect & Engineer, p. 50, February 1915.
  "Gilroy Civic Auditorium plans" Architect and Engineer, August 1938.
  Historic Houses III, San Juan Neighborhood, Stanford, Stanford Historical Society, 2005.
  
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