Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Joseph T. Weber, of 303 Juripero street, Pacific Grove, is well trained in interior and exterior decorating with special natural gifts for his artistic work. An experienced contractor, his patrons find they may entrust to him any commission of large proportions or intricate details, and know that the work will be executed in the best style, at the most moderate cost possible. Mr. Weber was born at San Francisco, December 13, 1900, and his parents were Charles T. and Josephene (Bennett) Weber, the former a native of Germany, the latter a daughter of the Swiss republic. For forty years Mr. Weber has been a painting contractor and for years before the great however, when grim disaster swept away all that thousands had, Mr. Weber was one of those who lost heavily. Removing to Pacific Grove, he conducted a business here until about three years ago, when he sold out to his son. He decorated the old school houses in Pacific Grove, recently torn down to make room for larger and more modern schools, and he decorated the attractive Episcopal church, St. Mary's-by-the-Sea, and also many residences and business blocks in Monterey and Pacific Grove.

Joseph Weber attended the schools of Pacific Grove and then learned his trade under the able direction of his father. In the early fall of 1921, at the time of his father's retirement he bought out the business. Whatever he has undertaken has always shown first-class workmanship, as demonstrated in the Walter I. Newlove residence on Pine street, one of the finest modern homes in Pacific Grove. He also did the decorating for E. Cooke Smith, for the John Tenent Memorial Home, and the new gymnasium of the high school. He has done much decorating for W. P. Sweeney, the building contractor, and other edifices which exemplify his taste and skill are the Seaside School, and many garages and business blocks in Monterey. The total number of buildings expertly handled in the two cities by Mr. Weber indicate the high standard and excellence of. all of his work.

Mr. Weber is a member of the Monterey County Builders' Association, in which he has become a leading spirit. Fraternally he is one of the Knights of Columbus, of Monterey, and a member of Monterey Lodge, No. 1285, of the Elks. He also belongs to the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.