Miller and Warnecke was a prolific architecture firm in Oakland, with Chester H. Miller and Carl Warnecke as principals. The firm was particularly known for Tudor-style buildings, but also designed a number of the libraries, including the Main Library.

The firm was in business from 1917 to 1951, but most active during the 1920s. During that time, they had between 5 and 10 draftsman and architects on staff, depending on the number and size of the current projects. 1

Neither Miller or Warnecke attended college, but learned architecture largely through apprenticeship. Carl Warnecke won a design competition which allowed him to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France, before it was closed because of World War I.

Buildings by Miller and Warnecke

Links and References

  1. Miller and Warnecke in Pacific Coast Architecture Database