Additional Projects

In 1918, J. Wilmer Hershey enrolled in the inaugural class of the John Huntington Polytechnic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. At school, he was encouraged to participate in design competitions by the Beaux Arts Institutes. Hershey performed admirably against ateliers from New York, St. Louis and San Francisco.

Project List

Public Buildings


Pennsylvania Hotel Remodel, Lancaster, PA (Henry Y. Shaub, architect of record)


Foundry for E.T. Fraim Lock Co., Lancaster, PA


Rehabilitation of State Street, Santa Barbara, CA*

Los Angeles Creamery Co, Santa Barbara, CA*

Santa Barbara Court House, Santa Barbara, CA*

Star Motor Co., Santa Barbara, CA*

Hitchcock Motor Co., Santa Barbara, CA*

Miscellaneous Houses, San Clemente, CA

Private Residences


George M. Buffum Residence (Wallace Neff, architect of record)


Elizabeth Cater Residence, Pasadena


Baylor Residence, Santa Barbara, CA*

H. B. Morton Residence, Santa Barbara, CA*

John Oliver Residence, Santa Barbara, CA*

W.A. Peter Residence, Santa Barbara, CA*

Unknown Residence, Pasadena, CA


Two-story Residence, San Clemente, CA

* indicates sketches from Community Drafting Room in Hershey’s hand