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Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr.

Purcell worked alongside Walter Ratcliff in the John Galen Howard office in 1905, during the years of his West Coast apprenticeship. Ten years later they renewed their professional connections with Ratcliff serving as associated architect of an Edison Shop, the remodel of a storefront on Union Square in San Francisco. There is no evidence yet to hand that he was associated with the Margaret Little house, built the same year of 1915 in Berkeley, the city where Ratcliff maintained his practice and eventually became City Architect, but his participation seems probable for regulatory approvals and site supervision.

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research courtesy mark hammons