Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Marston, Sylvanus

ID: 171
Full Name: Sylvanus Boardman Marston
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 08/16/1883
Death Date: 11/16/1946
Family: Spouse: Married Edith Hatfield Marston, (b. MO, 06/09/1882- d. Los Angeles County, CA, 09/06/1975) in 1910;
Parents: His mother's maiden name was Palmer; his father was the San Francisco architect and engineer, P.E. Marston.
Children: Son: Keith Palmer Marston.
Relocation: Marston was born in Oakland, CA. His family relocated to Pasadena in the 1890s. died in Los Angeles County, CA at the age of 63;
Biographical Information: Education: Graduate, Pasadena High School, Pasadena, CA, c. 1901; 2 years coursework, Pomona College, Pomona, CA, 1901-1903; B.Arch., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1907; at Cornell, Marston belonged to Masque and the Delta Phi Fraternity;
Work History: Principal, Sylvanus P. Marston, Architect, Pasadena, CA; Partner, Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury, Architects, Pasadena, CA; Partner, Marston and Van Pelt, Architects, Pasadena, CA; Partner, Marston and Maybury, Architects, Pasadena, CA, 1927-after 1933;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 561-22-1294; Marston's nicknames were "Van" or "Sy." by the far the best source on Marston is
Professional Awards: College: Graduated with High Honors at Cornell University, 1907.
Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1942; Marston & Van Pelt received Southern California Chapter AIA Awards for the Arcade Building, Pasadena, CA, and the Garford House, Pasadena, CA, April 1920;
Countries: United States
Structures: 1011 South Madison Avenue House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA - (5929)
1st National Bank of Chino, Headquarters Building, Chino, CA - 1924 (7266)
1st Presbyterian Church, Alhambra, CA - 1924 (7269)
Alhambra Unified School District, Keppel, Mark, High School, Alhambra, CA - 1938-1940 (15689)
American Legion, Hall, Pasadena, CA - 1923-1924 (7265)
Arcade Building #2, Pasadena, CA - (277)
Braun, C.F., and Company, Building, Alhambra, CA - (1385)
Casa del Cielo, Pasadena, CA - 1923 (1726)
City of Arcadia, Public Library #4, Arcadia, CA - 1929-01-01 (8334)
Claremont College, Infirmary, Claremont, CA - (8333)
Claremont College, Student Union, Claremont, CA - (8332)
Courtyard Apartment House, Pasadena, CA - (5616)
Curtin House, Pasadena, CA - (6874)
Fenyes, Dr. Adalbert and Eva Scott, House #2, Pasadena, CA - (6873)
Garford House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA - (3390)
Jones, Garfield R., House, Pasadena, CA - (5935)
Lamanda Park School District, Lamanda Park School, Lamanda Park, Pasadena, CA - (5340)
Maryland Apartments, Pasadena, CA - (13977)
Mexican Methodist Church, Pasadena, CA - (7446)
Meyer, John H., House, San Marino, CA - (5936)
Neighborhood Church Parish House, Pasadena, CA - (13966)
Newby, H., House, Pasadena, CA - (18632)
Nicholson, Grace, Building, Pasadena, CA - 1924 (7267)
Padua Hills Theatre, Claremont, CA - (3389)
Petersen, W.D., House, Altadena, CA - (14838)
Shedd, E.A., House, Beverly Hills, CA - 1924-1925 (16760)
Thomas, Professor C.C., House, Ithaca, NY - 1907 (7270)
Turner and Stevens Funeral Home, Pasadena, CA - 1922 (10113)
United Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA - 1924-1925 (7445)
Villa Verde, Pasadena, CA - 1927 (6888)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA - (5937)
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Building #1, Pasadena, CA - 1910 (10114)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Oakland, CA
USA
Architect's Office:
25 South Euclid Street
Pasadena, CA
USA
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Publications: "Personals", Architect and Engineer, 141: 2, 59, 1940-05.
"Westminster Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, Article", Architectural Digest, 7: 3, 114-115, 1929.
Howard, John Galen, "Country House Architecture on the Pacific Coast", Architectural Record, XL: 4, 330-332, 1916-10.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "House, 1910", Architecture in Los Angeles A Compleat Guide, 361, 1985.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Garford House, 1919", Architecture in Los Angeles A Compleat Guide, 362, 1985.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 393-394, 1956.
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board Report for 1947", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 8: 1, 26-32, 07/1947.
"Necrology", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 109, 02/1947.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 390, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Mark Keppel High School 1939", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 302, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "C.F. Braun and Company", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 303, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 390, 1994.
King, Barbara, "The house begs for a standing ovation", Los Angeles Times, F5, F12, 4/24/2003.
"Obituary, Marston, Sylvanus B.", Los Angeles Times, 11/16/1946.
"American Legion Building, Pasadena, 1923", Pasadena Star-News, 5, 05/28/1923.
"Plans for First Presbyterian Church, Alhambra", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 60, col 1, 10/31/1924.
"Meyer, John H., House, San Marino, plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 15, col 1, 05/14/1920.
"Jones, Garfield R., House, Pasadena, plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 16, col 1, 05/14/1920.
"American Legion Building, Pasadena, 1924", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, col 1, 11/28/1924.
"United Presbyterian Church, Pasadena plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 50, col 3, 03/14/1924.
"E,A, Shedd House plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 55, col 1, 04/25/1924.
"American Legion Building, Pasadena, 1925", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, col 2, 01/30/1925.
"United Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, notice", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 59, col 3; 65, col 3, 09/05/1924.
"New Building for First National Bank of Chino", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 55, col 3, 09/12/1924.
"Building for Miss Grace Nicholson, Pasadena", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, col 3, 06/06/1924.
"Arcade Building, Pasadena AIA Award", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 11, col 2, 04/16/1920.
"Award for Outstanding Design", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 46, col. 1, 3/28/1924.
"Garford House AIA Award", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 11, col 2, 4/16/1920.
"Mexican Methodist Church, Pasadena plans", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 19 col 1, 01/30/1915.
"Mexican Methodist Church, Pasadena, notice", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 18, col 3, 03/20/1915.
"The Maryland apartment house in Pasadena", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 14, 10/16/1909.
"Plans for a parish house", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 22, col 1, 10/04/1913.
"Eight room frame and plaster school", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 19, 9/5/1914.
Tuttle, Kathleen, Sylvanus Martson: Pasadena's Quintessential Architect,
Eckbo, Garrett, Urban Landscape Design, 39, 1964.
"Apartments at Pasadena, California", Western Architect, 17: 1, np, 1/1911.