Charles William McCall (June 19, 1878 – June 19, 1948) was an architect who designed numerous office buildings, apartments and homes around Oakland in the first half of the 1900s.

McCall was born June 19, 1878 in Oakland, to Charles McCall and Rachel Cluett (McCall). When he was 8, he went with his father to the Guernsey Channel Islands (where Rachel was born) off the coast of France, and then later to England. He returned to Oakland when he was in his 20s and began to practice architecture. 4

On May 15, 1907, he married Bessie Lancaster (McCall). They had 4 children: Elizabeth Constance McCall, Charles Gordon McCallGenevieve Lancaster McCall (Clarke), and Richard Cluett McCall.


PCAD says he partnered with John Ekin Dinwiddie and George Patton Simonds. 1 c.1906 he was partners with Willson J. Wythe. 2 In the 1920s, he was partners with Charles T. Davis on several buildings. 3

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Links and References

  1. Charles W. McCall Pacific Coast Architecture Database
  2. ad Oakland Tribune August 14, 1906
  3. Skyscraper To Be Built At Once Oakland Tribune April 6, 1923 (p2)
  4. Charles McCall, Architect, Dies Oakland Tribune June 20, 1948