Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Meyer, Mendel

ID: 295
Full Name: Mendel S. Meyer
Occupation: Building Contractor
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1874-10-07
Death Date: 1955-04-01
Family: Spouse: He married Mabel Miles Meyer.
Parents: Both of his parents had been born in Germany.
Relocation: His 1918 World War Draft Registration Card and the 1920 US Census indicated that Meyer lived at 840 South Berendo Street, two blocks south of Wilshire Boulevard and the Miracle Mile. Meyer was laid to rest in the Santa Barbara Cemetery (Room 1-Bay C-Row 02-Niche 02). (See "Mendel Meyer, <http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MEY&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=6&GScntry=4&GSsr=2161&GRid=90147031&> Accessed 05/02/2013.)
Biographical Information: Work History: Co-founding Partner, Milwaukee Building Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1906-c. 1920; Partner, Meyer and Holler, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1920-1941; on his 1918 Draft Registration Card, he indicated himself to have been a "Manager" at the Milwaukee Building Company. The Milwaukee Building Company, in 1918, had its headquarters in Office #316 of the Wright and Callender Building, Los Angeles, CA.
Miscellaneous: The Los Angeles Public Library's California Index, an important repository of information on Southern California history, referred to Mendel S. Meyer as "Gabriel S. Meyer." This was how Meyer's first name appeared in PCAD until 05/01/2013. SSN: 564161180.
Countries: United States
Structures: 4th Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, CA - 1924 (7600)
6777 Hollywood Boulevard Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - (18509)
9th Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (7601)
Anderson, Elizabeth Milbank House, Long Beach, CA - 1912 (548)
California Theatre, Anaheim, CA - 1920-1921 (8968)
Chandler, Harold, House, Los Angeles, CA - (18520)
Chapman’s Alician Court Theatre, Downtown, Fullerton, CA - 1924-1925 (6790)
Fox Cabrillo Theatre, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1923 (4388)
Fox Theatres Corporation, Fox Theatre, Long Beach, CA - 1924-1925 (4343)
Getty House, Los Angeles, CA - (18522)
Gillette, King, Loft Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1924 (4547)
Granada Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1921 (5732)
Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1926-1927 (514)
Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1921-1922 (623)
Hollywood Athletic Club, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (7602)
Hollywood First National Bank, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1927 (4558)
Masonic Building, Lodge, Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA - 1928 (4559)
Mason Opera House, Los Angeles, CA - 1902-1903 (3715)
Mason Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - (4548)
McNamara, Thomas, House, Los Angeles, CA - 1922 (4133)
Medical Arts Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - (4560)
Montmartre Cafe, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1922 (4514)
Mount Washington Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - 1911 (18521)
Norswing Medical Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1923 (18532)
Petroleum Securities Building, Los Angeles, CA - (7603)
Saint Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, Glendale, CA - (18524)
Standard Film Laboratories, Office and Laboratory Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1921-1922 (18508)
Tustin, Mary, House, Los Angeles, CA - (18523)
Wilson, E. Clem, Building, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA - 1929 (2566)
Locations: Architect's Death:
Santa Barbara, CA
USA
Publications: "Grauman Theatre, Hollywood, Cal", American Architect, 123: 113-116, 125-127, 1/31/1923.
"Standard Film Laboratories, Hollywood, Cal.", American Architect, CXXIV: 2431, 1923-10-24.
"Chinese Theatre, at Hollywood, California", American Architect, 132: 251-268, 08/20/1927.
"House of Thomas McNamara, Los Angeles, Cal.", American Architect and the Architectural Review, 124: 2431, 3 plates following p 20, 10/24/1923.
Breeze, Carla, American Art Deco Architecture and Regionalism, 234-235, 2003.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 87-88, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 15, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 86, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 218, 1981.
American Theatres of Today, 90-93, 1927.
American Theatres of Today, 160-161, 1927.
American Theatres of Today, 46-49, 1927.
Architectural Record, 09/1927.
"Add a "stimulating dimension" to your understanding of architecture", Architectural Record, 164: 7, 196, 11/1978.
"Industrial Financial, Construction and Manufacturers' News", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, 24: 235, 1921-02-02.
""Buildings Proposed Work California"", Engineering News Record, 86: 4, 51, 1921-01-27.
Calhoun, John, "Unearthing a rare Egyptian artifact", Entertainment Design, 33: 5, 34-37, 5/1999.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 152, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 191, 1994.
"New Medical Building", Los Angeles Times, 1, 1922-11-22.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"Roberts announces plans for California Theatre, Anaheim", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 39, col 1, 10/01/1920.
"Plans for Granada Theatre", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 14, col 3, 4/15/1921.
"Meyer and Holler prepare plans for California Theatre, Anaheim", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 13, col 2, 10/08/1920.
Eckbo, Garrett, Urban Landscape Design, 12, 1964.