Among the residents of Piedmont who have devoted their efforts to the upbuilding and development of that locality,
none takes precedence over George Windsor, who is doing a large business as a building contractor, specializing
in the better class of residences, in which work he has been very successful. Mr. Windsor was born in Custer City,
in the Black hills of South Dakota, November 3, 1893, and is a direct descendent of Lord Baltimore, who was so
prominently identified with the early history of Maryland colony. He attended the public schools of his home district
in the Black Hills and then went to Bandon, Coos county, Oregon, where he learned the carpenter trade, at which
he was employed there for a number of years. In 1914 he went to San Francisco, where he worked on the construction
of the buildings for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, held in 1915. Later in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he worked in
sawmills for a short time, and in 1916 came to Oakland, where he was employed in the construction of the Alameda
Title and Insurance building, the East Bay Market building, the Durant automobile factory and a number of fine
residences. In 1922 Mr. Windsor located in Piedmont and engaged in the contracting business on his own account,
in which success has accompanied his efforts. He has erected a large number of fine homes in Piedmont and the Merritt
Lake district, among which may be mentioned those of Mrs. Harriet A. Haas, Atlee F. Hunt, J. L. Glikbarg, H. H.
Ruh, James E. Waddell, Peter Rock and William E. Sullivan. He has averaged from ten to twelve residences a year
and in the executing his contracts is conscientious in every detail of his work. He built and owns a three story
apartment house in Oakland.
Mr. Windsor was united in marriage to Miss Martha Korth, who is a native of San Francisco, and they are the parents
of a daughter, Ruth Ann. Mr. Windsor is a member of Live Oak Lodge, No. 61, A. F. & A. M., of Oakland. He enjoys
the respect and esteem of those who know him and is regarded as one of the substantial and worthy citizens of Piedmont.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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