Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Allison, James

ID: 356
Full Name: James Edward Allison
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 02/22/1870
Death Date: 07/02/1955
Family: Spouse: Partner of his brother, David Clark Allison, in the firm of Allison and Allison; James E. Allison was born in PA, and died in Santa Barbara County, CA, at the age of 85;
Biographical Information: Education: Apprenticed with a builder in Pittsburgh, PA;
Work History: Partner, Allison and [James E.] Allison, Architects, Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1903-1910; firm moved to Los Angeles, CA, 1910-1942;
Miscellaneous: James E. Allison was a "Director's Member" of the University Club, Los Angeles, a fraternal group that met in a building designed by David Allison and himself in the early.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1918;
Countries: United States
Structures: 13th Church of Christ, Scientist, Los Angeles, CA - 1930 (1409)
1st Unitarian Church #2, Los Angeles, CA - (4020)
Bank of Van Nuys Building, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA - 1921-1922 (1472)
Burbank Unified School District, Burbank High School #2, Burbank, CA - 1921 (3546)
Calexico Civic Center Project, Calexico, CA - 1912 (12158)
Calexico Union High School, Calexico, CA - 1914 (3519)
California State Normal School, Fresno, Science Building, Fresno, CA - 1928 (3521)
California State Normal School, Vermont Avenue Campus, Administration Building, Los Angeles, CA - 1918 (3468)
California State Normal School, Vermont Avenue Campus, Los Angeles, CA - 1912-1920 (3463)
City of Calexico, Public Library, Carnegie Library, Calexico, CA - 1919 (4283)
City of Los Angeles, Public Library (LAPL), Irving, Washington, Branch #1, Los Angeles, CA - 1926 (2670)
Colton High School, Colton, CA - 1922 (1474)
First Congregational Church #5, Mid-Whilshire, Los Angeles, CA - 1930-1932 (4289)
Fowler Unified School District, Fowler Unified High School #1, Fowler, CA - (13837)
Friday Morning Club Building #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1923-1924 (15320)
Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton High School Project, Fullerton, CA - (13863)
Janss Investment Company Building, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1929 (4022)
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA - 1922 (1475)
Merced Union High School District, Merced Union High School, Merced, CA - 1915 (12160)
Monrovia Unified School District, Polytechnic High School and Manual Arts Building, Monrovia, CA - 1910 (12159)
Palo Alto Unified School District, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA - 1917-1918 (4284)
Santa Monica School District, Santa Monica High School #2, Santa Monica, CA - 1920 (4538)
Santa Monica School District, Santa Monica High School, Greek Theatre, Santa Monica, CA - 1920-1924 (4540)
Southern California Edison Office Building #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA - 1931 (3544)
Southern Seas Beach Club, Newport Beach, CA - (4023)
Southwest Museum, Tunnel Entrance, Los Angeles, CA - 1919-1920 (10436)
United States Government, Federal Office Building, Merced, CA - 1933 (4210)
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Post Office, Beverly Hills Main, Beverly Hills, CA - 1932-1933 (1599)
United States Government, Postal Service (USPS), Post Office, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA - 1937 (509)
University Club #3, Los Angeles, CA - 1920-1922 (4486)
University of California, Los Angeles, Kerckhoff Hall, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1931 (4293)
University of California, Los Angeles, Physics Building, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1928-1929 (3520)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Administration Building #1, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1926 (6384)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Administration Building #2, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1937 (15040)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Women's Gymnasium, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA - 1932 (2520)
Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church Project, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1925 (6955)
Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles, CA - 1924 (1947)
Publications: "Polytechnic High School and Manual Arts Building, Monrovia, Cal.", American Architect, 106 part 1: 2012, np, 07/15/1914.
American Architects Directory 1962, Second edition: 893, 1962.
Gruber, Samuel D., American Synagogues A Century of Architecture and Jewish Community, 60-67, 2003.
"Janss Company plans", Architect & Engineer, 30, 31, 33, 8/1930.
"Santa Monica Greek Theatre", Architect & Engineer, 37, 8/1924.
"First Unitarian Church #2, Los Angeles", Architectural Digest, 6: 4, 34-35, 1928.
"University of California at Los Angeles, Kerckhoff Hall, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA", Architectural Digest, 8: 2, 26-35, 1932-1933.
"University Club of Los Angeles", Architectural Digest, 5, 1923.
"First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles", Architectural Forum, 395-396, 03/1929.
Howard, John Galen, "The College Administration Building", Architectural Forum, XLIV: 6, 406-408, 06/1926.
"State Normal School, Los Angeles, Cal.", Architectural Forum, 26: 66-68, 04/1917.
"University Club, Los Angeles, CA", California Southland, 11, 08/1922.
"University Club, Los Angeles", California Southland, 8-9, cover, 12/1922.
Campus and urban architecture oral history transcript George B. Allison, 1974.
Allison, David C., "The University Club of Los Angeles", Concrete in Architecture, 20-27, 1927.
Concrete in Architecture, 1927.
Allison, David C., "The University Club of Los Angeles", Concrete in Architecture, 24-25, 1927.
Van Slyck, Abigail A., Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture 1890-1920, 144-145, 1995.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 116, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 117, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Friday Morning Club Building, 1923-1924", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 222, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 117, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 171, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 156, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 236, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Administration Building, 1937", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 118, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 106, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 117, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 202, 1994.
"Colton High School Notice", Los Angeles Examiner, pt. IV: 13, 8/13/1922.
"First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles", Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 11-14, 11/28/1982.
"Present appearance of magnificent State Normal School", Los Angeles Times, Part V: 1, 2/15/1914.
"Split over Church Site Threatens", Los Angeles Times, 10, 12/14/1923.
"Notables help in stone laying", Los Angeles Times, A2, 12/22/1924.
"Wilshire church to open", Los Angeles Times, A2, 05/23/1925.
"Church to be dedicated", Los Angeles Times, B7, 05/24/1925.
"A Page Conducted by John Steven", Los Angeles Times, K3, 06/14/1925.
"Five Projects Announced", Los Angeles Times, 1, 10/24/1926.
"Religiously anti-establishment; First Unitarian Church has championed liberal causes for half a centuty", Los Angeles Times, 1, 12/13/1987.
"Activist Unitarian Church faces move, as parish centennial approaches, member seek to ensure its survival", Los Angeles Times, 29, col 1, 05/21/1977.
"Fine School", Los Angeles Times, 3, 02/22/1920.
"Allison and Allison provide plans for Fowler Unified High School", Los Angeles Times, 3, 02/22/1920.
"Calexico Union High School Plans", Los Angeles Times, part V: 1, 3/8/1914.
"Allison & Allison prepare plans for a science building at the Fresno State Normal School", Los Angeles Times, part V: 2, 2/12/1928.
"New home to be occupied", Los Angeles Times, part V: 2, 4/12/1931.
"Van Nuys High School Plans", Los Angeles Times, part VI: 1, 3/22/1914.
"Allison & Allison prepare plans for the physics building at UCLA", Los Angeles Times, part II: 9, 2/3/1928.
"Burbank High School architects named", Los Angeles Times, part V: 1, 9/11/1921.
"Pastor scored by statement", Los Angeles Times, A1, 07/27/1925.
"Library Expanse Shows City Cultural Growth", Los Angeles Times, E1, 11/7/1926.
"The bids for the Normal Group", Los Angeles Times, part VI: 1, 4/13/1913.
"Winslow loses Wilshire Congregational Church Commission to Allison and Allison", Los Angeles Times, 7, 03/18/1923.
"Bank of Van Nuys Notice", Los Angeles Times, pt. V: 7.
"State Normal School, Los Angeles", Los Angeles Times, part V: 1, 10/18/1914.
"State Normal School rapidly taking shape", Los Angeles Times, part VI: 1,
"Reality office to be opened", Los Angeles Times, 5, 01/06/1929.
"Janss concern pioneer firm", Los Angeles Times, 6, 04/12/1925.
"Janss Building note", Los Angeles Times, 9, 03/17/1939.
"Westwood improvement opens soon", Los Angeles Times, 8, 09/29/1929.
Bradshaw, Jon , "The Club Game", Los Angeles Times , 13, 08/06/1972.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
Merced Union High School, Merced, Cal. , 113: 2196, 47-48, 01/23/1918.
"Santa Monica Greek Theatre", Santa Monica Outlook, 6, 6/17/1924.
Robinson, Alcyon, "Industry and artistry in club home", Southern California Business, 25, 36, 10/1922.
"Local Chapter of AIA Honors Campus", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 11, col 2, 04/16/1920.
"Proposed University Club building", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 10, 04/16/1920.
"Fowler High School Plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 13, col 3, 05/21/1920.
"Bids Accepted for Fowler High School", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 12, col 3, 02/13/1920.
"Fullerton High School Competition Third Place", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 9, 01/02/1920.
"Southern California Chapter AIA Awards 1920", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 11, col 2, 4/16/1920.
"State Normal School, Los Angeles, Administration Building", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 6, 1/18/1918.
"Open air theater", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 22, 1/7/1921.
"Bank of Van Nuys architectural commission", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 15, col 1, 10/7/1921.
"Plans for a new building", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 21, col 1, 1/20/1922.
"California State Normal School #2, Vermont Avenue Campus, Los Angeles notice", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 6, 8, 1/18/1918.
"Plans by architects Allison & Allison for open air theater at Santa Monica", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 17, col 2, 12/10/1920.
"Burbank High School #2 completion", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 37, 12/21/1922.
"Calexico High School group plans", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 18, col 2, 2/7/1914.
"New Los Angeles state normal school plans", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 9-15, 2/7/1914.
"Plans for the Normal school buildings", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 16, col 3, 10/19/1912.
"California State Normal School #2, Los Angeles, plans 1914", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 9-15, 2/7/1914.
Morris, Dianne, "Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the Golden Age of Hollywood", The Church and the City: A Conference on the Aesthetic, Architectural, Historic, and Social Impacts and Contributions of Religious Institutions on American Urban Life,
University Club of Los Angeles: Founded March 27, 1898: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Year Book, 25: 1924.
"Plans for new bank building", Van Nuys News, 1, 10/13/1921.
"Organization of new bank; directors, offciers chosen", Van Nuys News, 1, 9/15/1921.