Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Morgan, Octavius

ID: 114
Full Name: Octavius Weller Morgan , Sr.
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1850
Death Date: 04/1922
Biographical Information: Work History: Partner, [Ezra] Kysor and Morgan, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1876-1886; Partner, Kysor, Morgan and [John A.] Walls, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1887-1890 ; Partner, Morgan and Walls, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1890-1910; Partner, Morgan, Walls and Morgan, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 04/1910-c. 1920;
Miscellaneous: Morgan traveled in England in early 1891 studying sewage treatment facilities in the cities of Canterbury, Birmingham and Croydon. He wrote his impressions of these facilities in the Los Angeles Times in his article "Sewage Disposal," 03/11/1891, p. 4.
Countries: United States
Structures: American Telephone and Telegraph Company (A, T and T), Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1911 (1858)
Artisan's Patio Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1914 (11260)
Bank of Italy, Headquarters Building #1, Los Angeles, CA - 1920-1922 (11280)
Bonfilio, N., House, Los Angeles, CA - 1898-1899 (16039)
Capitol Milling Company, Los Angeles, CA - 1883 (3475)
Cardona Building, Los Angeles, CA - (1441)
DeHaven, Carter, Music Box Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1926 (7588)
Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Los Angeles, Headquarters Building #3, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1905 (4648)
Fort Street Methodist Church, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - (1439)
Haas, Abraham, Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1914 (13880)
Hellman, Isaias W., Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1912-1915 (9200)
Hollenbeck Home for the Aged, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA - 1896 (1588)
Hotel Van Nuys, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1896-1897 (10209)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall, Azusa, CA - 1908 (376)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall, Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, CA - 1911 (10864)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall Project, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1913 (14106)
Lord Motor Car Company, Showroom, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1923 (11263)
McDonald Block, Los Angeles, CA - (321)
Morosco Theatre, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1913 (6924)
Mullen and Bluett Department Store, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA - 1947-1949 (10830)
Pantages Theatre #1 and Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1909-1910 (921)
Pico House Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1869-1870 (331)
Savoy Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1918-1919 (11713)
Schiefflein, Mrs. Jane, House, Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, CA - 1884 (11371)
Story Building #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - (6907)
Story Building #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1908 (299)
Van Nuys, I.N., Building, Annex, Los Angeles, CA - 1929-1930 (2266)
Van Nuys, Isaac Newton, Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1910-1911 (1471)
Publications: "Octavius A. Morgan, Sr. obituary", American Institute of Architects Journal, 10: 169, 1922.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 203, 217, 1981.
"Story Building plans, 1908", Architect and Engineer of California, 77, 03/1908.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles, 283, 2003.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 356-357, 1970.
"Bonfilio House plans", Builder and Contractor, 1, col 3, 06/01/1898.
"Lincoln Heights Odd Fellows Lodge", Builder and Contractor, 7, col 3, 06/01/1911.
"Capitol Milling Company, Los Angeles, CA, additions 1898", Builder and Contractor, 2, col 1, 01/12/1898.
"Plans for the 3-story lodge building of the Lincoln Heights Odd Fellows Lodge", Builder and Contractor, 17, 06/15/1911.
"Morgan and Walls becomes Morgan, Walls and Morgan, 1910", Builder and Contractor, 5, 04/07/1910.
"Recent and projected work of the two Los Angeles architectural firms of Kysor and Morgan and Boring and Haas", California Architect and Building News, 128, 08/1885.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Guide to Architecture in Southern California, 77, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Guide to Architecture in Southern California, 74, 1965.
Morosco, Oliver, Morosco, Helen McRuer , Life of Oliver Morosco the Oracle of Broadway, 193, 353-354, 1944.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 235, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 231, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 251, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 259, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 235, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 160, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Globe Theater, 1921", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 236, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "I.N. Van Nuys Building, 1910-11", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 238, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Van Nuys Hotel (now Barclay Hotel), 1896", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 238, 1994.
Los Angeles Conservancy News, 5, 05-06/1984.
"Odd Fellows Hall, Azusa, Notice", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col. 1, 02/26/1908.
"Story to finance building, 1900", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 4, 10/13/1900.
Edmonds, Andy, "Showstopper", Los Angeles Magazine, 128-136, 11/1989.
"Kysor and Morgan advertisement", Los Angeles Times, O 1, 7/23/1882.
"Kysor, Morgan and Walls Advertisement", Los Angeles Times, 6, 03/09/1889.
"Building Reviewed", Los Angeles Times, 13, 12/16/1923.
"The Architects' Organization", Los Angeles Times, 7, 9/21/1895.
"Master Builders of America Arrive Here", Los Angeles Times, 1, 10/14/1915.
"Capitalist will build theater", Los Angeles Times, 1, 10/24/1909.
"New playhouse to rise shortly", Los Angeles Times, 1, 01/12/1909.
Landsberg, Mitchell, "19th century mill gets new lease on life for the 21st", Los Angeles Times, B1, B8, 2/29/2000.
"Schiefflein House, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles", Los Angeles Times, np, 01/01/1885.
"Object Lesson in Holocaust", Los Angeles Times, Section 2: 2, 4/26/1906.
"Kysor, Morgan and Walls Advertisement", Los Angeles Times, 6, 03/09/1889.
Morgan, Octavius Weller, Sr., "Sewage Disposal", Los Angeles Times, 4, 03/11/1891.
"Fellowship of State Voiced", Los Angeles Times, 3, 04/13/1910.
"The Reaction", Los Angeles Times, 2, 02/18/1882.
"Architects Eat", Los Angeles Times, 9, 5/23/1895.
"Fort Street Methodist Church closed for remodeling", Los Angeles Tribune, 3, col 1, 03/07/1887.
LeBerthon, J.L., Our Architecture : Morgan & Walls, John Parkinson, Hunt & Eager, 1904.
"Pantages vs Grauman", Rounder, 5, 10/07/1911.
"Savoy Hotel Award", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 11, col 2, 04/16/1920.
"Independent Order of Odd Fellows Project Flower Street and 12th Street, Los Angeles", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 12, col 1-2, 02/15/1913.