Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Bergstrom, George

ID: 204
Full Name: George Edwin Bergstrom
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1876-03-12
Death Date: 1955
Family: Spouse: George Edwin Bergstrom married Nancy Bergstrom.
Parents: Bergstrom's family was very socially significant in his hometown of Neenah, WI, where they owned a large paper mill.
Relocation: He sold his Vermont Avenue and Clinton Street house in Los Angeles, CA, for $100,000 in the early 1900s, a huge sum; in 1918, he and his wife lived at 2600 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Biographical Information: Work History: Bergstrom received his certificate to practice architecture in California, 05/1906; Partner, [John] Parkinson and Bergstrom, Los Angeles, CA, 1905-1915; on 03/23/1916, Bergstrom incorporated with Caleb S. Bragg and Jesse L. Lasky to open "The Supper Club;" Principal, George E. Bergstrom, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1916-1943; Bergstrom had his office in Room #1129, City National Bank Building, Los Angeles in 1918.
Miscellaneous: Bergstrom, at age 42, reported on his World War I Draft Registration Card that he stood 5-foot 7-inches tall and weighed 175 pounds. He had black wavy hair and blue eyes.
Countries: United States
Structures: Anthony, Earle C., Incorporated, Building #1, Los Angeles, CA - 1911 (629)
Bergstrom, George Edwin, House, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (1250)
Brownstone Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - 1905 (3712)
Citizens Bank Building, Pasadena, CA - 1914 (6891)
City of Pasadena, Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA - 1925-1932 (849)
County of Los Angeles, General Hospital, Los Angeles, CA - (1056)
Ford Motor Company, Factory, Los Angeles, CA - 1912 (625)
Garrick Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - (7480)
Grauman's Metropolitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1921-1923 (814)
Hotel Rosslyn #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1914 (4412)
Johnson, O.T., Commercial Building #3, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (2966)
Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (2969)
Los Angeles Athletic Club #2, Los Angeles, CA - 1911-1912 (627)
Norton Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (2968)
Pacific Mutual Insurance Company, Building #1, Los Angeles, CA - 1908 (6260)
Rowan Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1911-1912 (628)
Security 1st National Bank, Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1915-1916 (1934)
Security Trust and Saving Bank, Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1907 (1933)
Spreckels Brothers Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA - 1909 (3697)
Trustee Company of Los Angeles, Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (2967)
Union Oil Company, Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1911 (2265)
United States Government, Department of Defense (DOD), Pentagon, Arlington, VA - 1941-1943 (5004)
Washington Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1912 (626)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Neenah, WI
Publications: Betts, Benjamin, "A.I.A. Takes Lead...", American Architect, 139: 2596, 30-31, 122, 124, 126, 6/1931.
"A Play in four acts: Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles", Architecture California, 10: 1, 24-25, 1-2/1988.
"Marina man makes new houses from old", Argonaut, 22-23, 12/18/1980.
"$8 million shopping center announced; will be located on St. Anne's site", Eastside Journal, Sect A: 1-2, 7/11/1979.
Martin, Helen Eastman, History of the Los Angeles County Hospital, 1878-1968, 1979.
"Los Angeles Theatre Center", L. A. Architect, 6-7, 10/1985.
Pomeroy, Elizabeth, Los and Found: Historical and Natural Landmarks of the San Gabriel Valley, 62, 2000.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 238, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 230, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 237, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 298, 1994.
"Pacific Mutual Life Building Plans by Parkinson and Bergstrom", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col 1, 02/03/1908.
Wride, Nancy, "Project will let Pasadena venue shine", Los Angeles Times, B2, 02/21/2007.
"Pasadena hails its auditorium", Los Angeles Times, 11, 02/16/1932.
"Remodeled Garrick to open by New Year", Los Angeles Times, 35, 12/18/1921.
"Little Sisters plan sale of old home", Los Angeles Times, Part II: 1, 10/2/1979.
"Nuns leave but spirit still evident; Boyle Heights home for aged razed", Los Angeles Times, Part IX: 1, 10/19/1980.
"Ash Paid for Elegant Home", Los Angeles Times, part II: 9, 12/19/1915.
"Public Service: City Hall, Courts", Los Angeles Times, Part II: 12, 3/23/1916.
"Pasadena Civic Auditorium new Moller Organ for auditorium", Los Angeles Times Calendar Section, 73, 12/30/1979.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
Parkinson Centennial 1894-1994, 5, 1994.
"Alterations to the Garrick Theatre, 1921", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 23, col 1, 11/18/1921.
"Splendid Civic Auditorium of Pasadena is designed in Italian Renaissance architecture", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 36-38, 03/11/1932.
"Pasadena Civic Auditorium 1925", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, col 1, 01/02/1925.
"Plans for remodeling of Garrick Theater, Los Angeles", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 18, col 1-2, 10/14/1921.
"Bergstrom, Bennett and Haskell prepare Pasadena Civic Auditorium plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 56, col 1, 01/02/1925.