Maurice C. Couchot


Lost Tacoma Locations: Sperry Flour Company Elevator

Maurice C. Couchot was an architect and engineer from San Francisco that was inspired to become a pioneer of reinforced concrete building methods after experiencing the devastation of the 1906 earthquake. Couchot was the company engineer for Sperry Flour and contributed industrial plans for structures in California and Washington.

Other Work:
Broadway Arcade Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA (1922-1924)
888 Brannan Street Factory, San Francisco, CA
Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA, 1913-1915

Sources: “Letters - Times-Herald (Vallejo, CA) - May 25, 2017 - Page 9,”, “Maurice Couchot | Hensolt SEAONC Legacy Project.”, “PCAD - Maurice C. Couchot.”
Sperry Flour Company Elevator
Sperry Flour Company Elevator
TPL Historic Building Files (BU-13919), c.a 1920
Courtesy Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room