Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Rex, John

ID: 317
Full Name: John Leon Rex
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 01/24/1909
Death Date: 08/25/2003
Family: Spouse: Rex married in 1938, and had four children by 1956;
Parents: His father, William M. Rex (born 1870 in PA) was a lawyer. William's parents both came from PA. William's father was also named John Rex; he was born c. 1846. His mother, Mary L. McMinn Rex (born 1880 in IA) ran the household. Her father was born in PA, her mother, IA. John Leon Rex also had a brother, Robert M. (born c. 1913 in CA). William and Mary married c. 1907.
Relocation: The Rex Family lived at 1067 Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, in 1910. In 1920, 11-year-old John L. Rex lived with his parents, son, paternal grandfather and two aunts (Elizabeth Rex [born c. 1872 in PA) and Teresa [born c. 1885 in PA]) in a house at 1061 Indiana Street, Los Angeles, CA. From at least 1930-1937, Rex lived with his parents and brother at 2007 Oak Street, South Pasadena, CA; tthe Rex Family owned this South Pasadena house that had a value of approximately $15,000. Rex's last residence was in the 93013 zip code of Carpinteria, CA.
Biographical Information: Education: B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1932;
Work History: Draftsman, Designer, and Partner, Sumner Spaulding, 1932-1940; Partner, Spaulding, Rex, and Deswarte, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1940;
Teaching: Emeritus, Board of Directors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2005);
Miscellaneous: Rex returned from Southampton England, on 09/05/1937 and arrived in New York, NY, on 09/12/1937 aboard the S.S. Hansa. When surveyed in 1955, Rex indicated that he had traveled in Europe, Mexico, and Guatemala; SSN: 548-05-5834;
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects;
Countries: United States
Structures: Adams, Edward Albert, House, Los Angeles, CA - 1906 (14080)
Anderson House, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA - 1951 (551)
Barclays Bank Building, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA - 1971 (8879)
Barret Textile Corporation Shop, Los Angeles, CA - (7230)
Behrendt, George, House, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1940 (7206)
California State University, Los Angeles, Kennedy, John F., Library, Los Angeles, CA - 1969 (8880)
Case Study House #02, Pasadena, CA - 1947 (1189)
Centinela Valley Community Hospital, Inglewood, CA - 1961 (2211)
County of Los Angeles, Hall of Records Building #2, Los Angeles, CA - 1963 (3839)
Ekdale House, Palos Verdes Estates, CA - (5515)
Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1968 (4321)
Hommes, Raymond, Office Building, Beverly Hills, CA - 1953 (8857)
Leibig, Rudolph, Guest House and Farmer's Cottage, Encino, Los Angeles, CA - (7207)
Linder Plaza Office Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1972-1974 (2214)
Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association, Branch, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1960 (2210)
Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association, Sunset-Vine Office Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1963-1964 (8875)
Los Angeles Unified School District, De Portola, Gaspar Junior High School, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA - 1960 (2148)
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Westchester High School #1, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA - 1952 (1190)
McKinley Home for Boys, San Dimas, CA - 1961 (2209)
Morris, William, Offices, Beverly Hills, CA - 1955 (8858)
Piness Medical Building, Beverly Hills, CA - 1955 (8859)
Pomona College, Campanile, Claremont, CA - 1960-1961 (2207)
Red Cross Chapter House, Los Angeles, CA - (7218)
Romanoff Center and Restaurant, Beverly Hills, CA - 1951 (2208)
San Pedro Community Hospital, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA - 1958-1960 (18009)
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Psychology Building #1, Santa Barbara, CA - 1965 (8876)
Wellensick, Frederick, Shop, Pomona, CA - (7215)
Wyle, Mrs. Frank S., Weekend House - 1970 (3794)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: "Contemporary Elegance for a Working Ranch", Architectural Digest, 28: 3, 11-12/1971.
"Small Modern Shop", Arts and Architecture, 62: 12, 40-41, 12/1945.
"A Shop for Barret Textile Corporation", Arts and Architecture, 64: 1, 31-33, 01/1947.
"The Editor's Asides", Journal of the American Institiute of Architects, VIII: 4, 190, 10/1947.
"Southern California Chapter's Honor Awards", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 74-79, 02/1947.
"Southern California Chapter's Honor Awards", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 74-79, 02/1947.
"Southern California Chapter's Honor Awards", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 74-77, 93, 02/1947.
"Southern California Chapter's Honor Awards", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 74-79, 02/1947.
"Southern California Chapter's Honor Awards", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 77, 02/1947.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 156, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "a", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 57, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 161, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 103, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 246, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 219, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 445, 1994.
"Linder Plaza 1973", Los Angeles Times, Part X: 20, 10/28/1973.
"Los Angeles County Hall of Records #2", Los Angeles Times, section G: 4, 5/13/1962.
"Linder Plaza 1974", Los Angeles Times, part 4: 1, 15, 8/19/1974.
"Linder Plaza 1972", Los Angeles Times, Section K: 26, 8/13/1972.