It is with profound sadness that we repot the passing of our great friend and colleague Jim Weaver. Jim was a funny, ernest and loyal friend to many, but especially architects and builders in Washington, DC. He owned and operated the hardware specialty store W.T. Weaver & Sons in Georgetown, which was the 'go-to' store for hardware, plumbing and household items for over 100 years.
Jim Weaver and Hugh Newell Jacobsen forged a special and enduring friendship starting in the 1960's as Jim was able to craft, mix, and fabricate special order hardware for Jacobsen's custom doors and windows. Jim was Jacobsen's 'go-to' man for these special and together they won many awards and were published in al of the design glossies. When in a pinch, Hugh would be known to say "Where is Jim Weaver?!" The business continues to thrive today in the same location under the management of hi two sons, Michael and Brice.
There is an extra star in the night's sky tonight.