Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Walker, Albert

ID: 160
Full Name: Albert Raymond Walker
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 05/09/1881
Death Date: 09/17/1958
Family: Parents: Walker's mother's maiden name was Stevens;
Relocation: A native Californian, Walker died in Los Angeles, County, CA, at the age of 77;
Biographical Information: Work History: Draftsman, Hebbard and Gill, San Diego, CA, c. 1902-1903; Draftsman, Parkinson and Bergstrom, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1904; Designer, A. F. Rosenheim, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1905; Designer, Hunt and Grey, Pasadena, CA, c. 1905; Partner, Walker and [Terrell] Vawter, Los Angeles, CA, 1910-1916; Walker and [Percy A.] Eisen, Los Angeles, CA, 1919-1941;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 563-12-7603;
Archives: UCLA has two boxes of papers: name: Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958; title: Papers, 1920-1940 / Albert Raymond Walker; physical description: 1 box and 1 oversize box; notes: Indexes/finding aids: unpublished finding aid available;
Countries: United States
Structures: 1st Methodist Episcopal Church, Fullerton, CA - 1909 (4852)
1st National Bank of Fullerton, Spadra Road Branch, Fullerton, CA - 1930-1931 (15168)
Alameda Theatre, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - (3150)
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - 1919-1921 (3810)
Bay City Guaranty Building and Loan Association, Santa Monica, CA - 1929-1930 (5164)
Beverly-Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA - 1926-1928 (1595)
Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - 1915 (17832)
Breakers Hotel, Long Beach, CA - 1925 (2048)
Chamber of Mines and Oil Building, Los Angeles, CA - (5163)
City of Upland, City Hall and Police Station, Upland, CA - 1930 (5173)
El Cortez Hotel, San Diego, CA - 1926 (4609)
El Mirador Hotel, Palm Springs, CA - 1927-1928 (11569)
Empire Theatre, Long Beach, CA - (239)
Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (1854)
Four Star Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1931-1932 (4891)
Grible Store Building, Montrose, CA - (15394)
Hill, Frank C., House, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA - 1910-1911 (5474)
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Humphreys Avenue School, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA - 1924-1925 (12675)
McCarty, Walter G. Office Building and Hotel Project, Los Angeles, CA - 1923 (687)
Mid-Wilshire Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - (4018)
National Bank of Commerce, Los Angeles, CA - 1929-1930 (4607)
Oviatt, James, Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1927-1928 (516)
Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1924 (4608)
Roosevelt Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (18765)
South Basin Oil Company Store and Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1933 (11827)
Strasburg, Edward, House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA - 1912 (5475)
Sunkist Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1935 (294)
Taft Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1923 (9307)
Title Insurance and Trust Company Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - (1120)
Torrance Public Library, Central Library #2, Torrance, CA - 1936 (4362)
United Artists Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (763)
United Artists Pasadena Theatre, Old Town, Pasadena, CA - 1931-1932 (11824)
United Artists Theatre, 5112 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA - (18757)
United Artists Theatre, Berkeley, CA - 1931-1932 (18758)
United Artists Theatre, El Centro, CA - 1930-1931 (11823)
United Artists Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (758)
Valley National Bank, Tucson, AZ - (14088)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Sonoma, CA
USA
Publications: Breeze, Carla, American Art Deco Architecture and Regionalism, 241, 2003.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 114-116, 218, 1981.
Greene, Charles Sumner, "Impressions of Some Bungalows and Gardens", Architect, 12/1915.
Hadley, Homer, "New Home of the California Fruit Growers Exchange", Architect & Engineer, 8-14, front cover, 2/1936.
"Walker and Vawter partnership dissolved", Architect & Engineer, 114, 10/1916.
"United Artists Theater and Office Building", Architect & Engineer, 94: 35-50, 67-71, 8/1928.
"Fine Arts Building", Architectural Digest, 6: 4, 37,
"Good Buildings Deserve Good Hardware Corbin", Architectural Record, 68: 3, 97, 09/1930.
"Montrose business block plans", Builder and Contractor, 17, col 1, 07/03/1913.
"Sunkist Building Murals, 02/1936", California Arts and Architecture, 16-17, 02/1936.
"Sunkist Building Murals", California Arts and Architecture, 14-17, 2/1936.
"Maintaining a Legacy", Downtown News--Downtown Landmarks, 12, 11/07/2005.
Livernois, Joe, Hetzel the Photographer : Impressions of Imperial Valley, 30, 1982.
Schippers, Donald J., "Walker and Eisen: twenty years of Los Angeles architecture, 1920-1940", Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 46: 379,
Schippers, Donald J., "Walker and Eisen: twenty years of Los Angeles architecture, 1920-1940", Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 46: 379,
Schippers, Donald J., "Walker and Eisen: twenty years of Los Angeles architecture, 1920-1940", Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 46: 371-394,
Schippers, Donald J., "Walker and Eisen: twenty years of Los Angeles architecture, 1920-1940", Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, 46: 389,
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 27, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 68, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 203, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 230, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 233, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 128, 1994.
"Building Front Will Be Unique", Los Angeles Times, E5, 04/03/1927.
"Increased Demand for Business Space Tempts Builders", Los Angeles Times, V1, 4 col. 3, 12/23/1923.
"Many Playhouses Built", Los Angeles Times, D1, 09/13/1931.
Vincent, Roger, "L.A.'s Oviatt Building Sells for $9 Million", Los Angeles Times, C1, C7, 1/13/2004.
"Constructor of Sunkist Building will raze it", Los Angeles Times, Section K: 11, 11/7/1971.
Hebert, Ray, "Sunkist Building being torn down", Los Angeles Times, Part II: 1+, 1/19/1972.
"How 'Sunkist' Building will look when completed", Los Angeles Times, part I: 14, 04/21/1935.
"Applications Filed for New Constructions", Los Angeles Times, 13, 12/24/1933.
Rasmussen, Cecilia, "Opulent building brought the arts to downtown", Los Angeles Times, B4, 03/14/2004.
"New Playhouse Building Done", Los Angeles Times, A11, 12/06/1927.
"Plans Ordered for Fullerton Bank Building", Los Angeles Times, D2, 01/05/1930.
"Record for Speed Seen in Building", Los Angeles Times, E4, 07/17/1927.
"Actress to Start Work on Theatre", Los Angeles Times, A2, 02/25/1927.
"Handsome Residence noow Building for Attorney Frank C. Hill", Los Angeles Times, V20, 1910-08-21.
"Art and Architectural Decorative", Los Angeles Times, J5, 01/23/1927.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
Swope, Christopher, "Family Values, Posterity's Loss", Preservation,
"United Artists Theatre 03/11/1932, El Centro, CA", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 41, col 3, 03/11/1932.
"Architects Walker and Eisen prepare plans for new buildings", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 50, 07/04/1924.
"United Artists Theatre 06/05/1931, El Centro, CA", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 53, col 1, 06/05/1931.
"Hill House", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 1910-05-26.
"United Artists Theatre 06/19/1931, El Centro, CA", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, 06/19/1931.
"House for Frank Hill", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 1910-11-10.
"United Artists Theatre 12/11/1931, El Centro, CA", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 49, col 1, 12/11/1931.
"United Artists Theatre 01/15/1932, El Centro, CA", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 60, col 2, 01/15/1932.
Kim, Queena sook, "Fate of Faded Ambassador Hotel Divides Korean Groups", Wall Street Journal, B1, B8, 01/08/2003.
"A Characteristic Bungalow", Western Architect, 20: 11, 95, plates, 11/1914.
"A Characteristic Bungalow", Western Architect, 20: 11, 95, 11/1913.