Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Abell, Thornton

ID: 313
Full Name: Thornton Montaigne Abell
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1906-09-04
Death Date: 1984-04-02
Family: Spouse: Abell married his wife Alma in 1927.
Parents: His mother's maiden name was Webb.
Children: Abell had one child.
Relocation: Abell last resided in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA 90402.
Biographical Information: Education: Coursework, University of Michigan (U-M), 1924-1925; coursework, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1927-1928; B.Arch., University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 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. Principal, Thornton M. Abell, Architect,
Teaching: Instructor, Chouinard Art Institute, 1950-1952; Visiting Critic, University of Southern California (USC), School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1953- ; taught interior design and architectural design;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 561-16-6650. 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);
Professional Awards: College: Cum laude, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, 1928-1931; member, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Architecture and Allied Arts Honorary Societies, USC, Los Angeles, CA.
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.
Archives: Archival documents on Thornton Abell housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
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, 33, 1965.
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, 27, 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.
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, 13, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "a", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 57, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 46, 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, 13, 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, 96, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 99, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 99, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 111, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 23, 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.