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Architects

Abell, Thornton

ID: 313
Full Name: Thornton Montaigne Abell
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 09/04/1906
Death Date: 04/02/1984
Family: Spouse: Abell married his wife Alma in 1927.
Parents: His mother's maiden name was Webb.
Children: Abell had one child.
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework, University of Michigan, 1924-1925; coursework, University of California Berkeley, 1927-1928; B.Arch., University of Southern California, cum laude, 1928-1931;
Work History: Designer, Clare C. Hosmer, Architect, Sarasota, FL, 1925-1926; Designer, Joseph J. Kucera, Architect, Pasadena, CA, 1926-1927; Designer and Chief Draftsman, Marsh, Smith and Powell, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1930-1942; joined A.I.A. in 1944; Teaching: Instructor, Chouinard Art Institute, 1950-1952; Visiting Critic, University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1953-?; taught interior design and architectural design; member, Housing Research Council of Southern California, 1950-1953; member, Brentwood-San Vicente Business Association, 1948-1955; Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association Director,1949-1951; Southern California Chapter, AIA, Chairman, Exhibit Committee, 1951; Southern California Chapter, AIA, Education Committee, member, 1952; registered architect in CA; SSN: 561-16-6650; last residence: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90402; archival documents on Thornton Abell housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB); American Architects Directory. Third edition. Edited by John F. Gane. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1970.(AmArch); Who's Who in America. 38th edition, 1974-1975. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1974.(WhoAm 38); Who's Who in America. 39th edition, 1976-1977. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1976.(WhoAm 39); Who's Who in America. 40th edition, 1978-1979. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1978.(WhoAm 40); Who's Who in America. 41st edition, 1980-1981. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1980.(WhoAm 41); Who's Who in America. 42nd edition, 1982-1983. Wilmette, IL: Marquis Who's Who, 1982.(WhoAm 42); SSN: 561-16-6650;
Miscellaneous: Abell's papers are held at the Architecture & Design Collection, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professional Awards: College: University of Southern California, cum laude, 1928-1931; member, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Architecture and Allied Arts Honorary Societies;
Post College: AIA National Honor Award, Case Study House #7, 1949; Honor Award, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Dr. William S. Beck House, 1951; Top Honor Award, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Thornton M. Abell Office Building; Honor Award Citation, Southern California Chapter, AIA, Model House Southern California Construction Industry and Home Show, 1954;
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Office:
654 South Saltair Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
USA
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Architect's Birth:
South Haven, MI
USA
Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 41, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 28, pl. 45, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 28, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 31, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 35, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 27, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 33, 1965.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Architecture in Southern California, 28, 1965.
Hines, Thomas S., Architecture of the Sun: Los Angeles Modernism 1900-1970, 524-525, 2010.
"A House to Be Built in Two Stages by Thornton M. Abell, Architect", Arts and Architecture, 3/1951.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 111, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 13, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 13, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 46, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "a", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 57, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 23, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 13-14, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 17, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 4, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 102, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "a", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 57, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 107, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 96, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 99, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 96, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 99, 1994.
Eckardt, Wolf Von, "Thornton M. Abell", Mid-Century Architecture in America, 195, 1961.
Hunter, Paul Robinson, Reichardt, Walter L., Residential Architecture in Southern California, 109, 1939.
Honnold, Douglas, Southern California Architecture 1769-1956, 56, 1956.