Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Marston, Keith

ID: 1344
Full Name: Keith Palmer Marston
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1914-06-02
Death Date: 2001-01-11
Family: Spouse: Keith P.. Marston married Brema Jane Oneal (b. 03/13/1916 in Chicago, IL-d. 01/04/1996 in Los Angeles County) in 1933. Her family lived at 1940 Lombardy Road in San Marino, CA, in 1930. The house had a value of $65,000, a significant amount for the period. Her father, James L. Oneal, had some wealth, as he had retired by age 40. Her mother was Mildred Dorothy Jones Oneal, who was also born in Chicago. The family employed both a husband and wife as a maid and chauffeur in 1930. They lived one street away from the architect Wallace Neff, Sr., (1895-1982), who resided at 1883 Orlando Street with his wife and two children.
Parents: His father was Sylvanus Boardman Marston (1883-1946), the noted architect in Pasadena; his mother was Edith A. Marston (born c. 1882 in MO), who worked in the home. Keith had two brothers, Paul H. (born c. 1922 in CA) and Bruce T. (born c. 08/1916 in CA).
Children: When surveyed in 1955, Marston indicated that he had two children. One son was named William (also the name of Brema's brother.)
Relocation: Born in Pasadena, CA, the Marston Family lived at 661 South El Molino Avenue in 1920 and 1930. In the latter year, the family residence was worth approximately $12,000, and the family employed a live-in servant, Sadie Fowler (born c. 1901 in IL.) Keith Marston lived at 322 South Allen Avenue in the Lamanda Park neighborhood of Pasadena, CA, in 1936. From at least 1942-1958, he and his wife, Brema, lived at 3541 San Pasqual Street in Lamanda section of Pasadena. He resided for an extended period at 575 Elliott Drive, Pasadena, CA, 91106-4449, from at least 1970-1997; his last place of residence: 733 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108-1322. They also retained the 575 Elliott Drive, Pasadena address in 1996.
Biographical Information: Education: Marston attended the Pasadena Junior College in 1933. B.Arch., University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1933-1936;
Work History: Draftsman, Marston and Maybury, Architects, Pasadena, CA, 1936-1941; Associate, Sylvanus B. Marston, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1941-1946; Principal, Keith P. Marston, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1946- ; in 1955, his office was located at 25 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA. Marston worked with Eugene Weston, Jr., in the early 1950s on some school commissions in Pasadena, CA, and Pomona, CA.
Miscellaneous: In 1936, Marston was a registered Republican. He registered as a Republican throughout the 1940s-1950s. Social Security Number: 563-14-7169, issued in CA, before 1951;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Pasadena, CA