Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Rosenheim, Alfred

ID: 484
Full Name: Alfred Faist Rosenheim
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1859-06-10
Death Date: 1943-09-09
Family: Spouse: Wife: Frances W. Rosenheim (b. in Massachusetts, circa 1860) probably met her while at M.I.T.; they were married circa 1884; during their later years, the 1930 United States Census reported that the Rosenheims had a lodger in their house, Ruth Salmona; child:
Parents: His father was from Jebenhausen in Wurttemberg, Southern Germany; his mother's maiden name was Ottenheimer and she also came from Wurttemburg, Germany;
Relocation: Born in Saint Louis, MO, to German-Jewish immigrant parents; Rosenheim attended college in Boston, MA, c. 1880-1883; in Saint Louis, he lived at 362 North Taylor Avenue and worked at 417 Olive Road in 1890; Rosenheim came to Los Angeles, CA, before 1903, when he designed the Herman W. Hellman Building in the downtown business district;
Biographical Information: Education: Secondary school education spent in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; studied architecture for three years at Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, 1879; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1881; in 1881, Rosenheim boarded at 381 Columbus Avenue; at MIT, he pursued a special course of study with William Rotch Ware, where he was awarded a B.S. degree in Architecture in 1881.
Work History: Rosenheim spent the early 1880s as a draftsman with leading firms of the city [Boston]. (Withey, Biography of American Architects Deceased, p. 527); Architect, Major Francis D. Lee, Saint Louis, MO, Architect, c. 1885; he finished the senior partner's commissions afterLee's death in 09/1885; he worked with a number of other Saint Louis architects between c. 1883-1903; Partner, [Theodore] Link, Rosenheim and [William B.] Ittner, Architects, Saint Louis, MO; Link, Rosenheim, and Ittner lasted approximately three years, during which time the firm completed designs for the large Lindell Avenue Church in Saint Louis. (Withey p.373-374)
Miscellaneous: SSN: 545-34-9793;
Professional Awards: Post College: Made Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, (FAIA), 1889;
Archives:
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Saint Louis, MO
USA
Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: "Hellman, Herman W., Building Story", Architect and Engineer, 38-42, 08/1905.
"Hellman Building", Architect and Engineer of California, 90, 03/1906.
"Theatre, Broadway", Architect and Engineer of California, 36, 09/1905.
"Praise for Mr. Rosenheim", Architect and Engineer of California, 84, 10/1905.
"Hellman, Herman W., Building Story #2", Architect and Engineer of California, 36-39, 03/1907.
Rosenheim, Alfred Faist, "Half century of architectural practice", Architect & Engineer, 39-43, 4/1939.
"Hamburger's Department Store, 1907", Architect & Engineer of California, 96, 07/1907.
"Hamburger's Department Store, 1906", Architect & Engineer of California, 39, 08/1906.
"Hamburger's Department Store, 03/1908", Architect & Engineer of California, 69, 03/1908.
"Hamburger's Department Store, 1908", Architect & Engineer of California, 49-51, 08/1908.
"Hamburger's Department Store, Los Angeles", Architect & Engineer of California, 40-42, 105, 03/1907.
"Piano at Doheny House, Chester Place, Los Angeles", Architectural Record, 261, 3/1905.
"Hellman, Herman W., Building", Arrowhead, 11, 05/1906.
"Hellman Building, Los Angeles, CA", Arrowhead, 7, 03/1907.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 527-528, 1970.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 528, 1970.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 527-528, 1970.
"Rosenheim, A.F., Article", Brickbuilder, 1/1901.
"Plans for the Palm House and Conservatory at the E.L. Doheny residence", Builder and Contractor, 9, col 2, 02/20/1913.
Morosco, Oliver, Morosco, Helen McRuer , Life of Oliver Morosco the Oracle of Broadway, 193, 353-354, 1944.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 237, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 235, 1994.
"Three historic urban neighborhoods", Los Angeles Conservancy News, 9, 1-2/1990.
"First ten-story building in Los Angeles", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col. 2, 05/16/1902.
"Los Angeles Brewery plans", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col 2, 09/30/1904.
"Work begun on Hamburger's building", Los Angeles Examiner, 45, 4/15/1906.
"Hellman, Herman W., Building Notice", Los Angeles Examiner, 40, 08/28/1904.
"Hamburger's store retreat for girls", Los Angeles Times, part V: 14, 6/9/1912.
"Fellowship of State Voiced", Los Angeles Times, 3, 04/13/1910.
"Los Angeles Architect Recognized", Los Angeles Times, 2, 7/10/1903.
"Says Building Is Safe", Los Angeles Times, A4, 02/02/1904.
"New system speeds Hamburger's'annex'", Los Angeles Times, part II: 12, 10/6/1907.
"Culls more of success", Los Angeles Times, part II: 12, 1/1/1909.
"Site of May Company downtown sold to Pension Fund by Hamburger Realty Company", Los Angeles Times, Section J: 11, 10/15/1961.
"Unique ideas in big store", Los Angeles Times, part I: 6, 4/15/1906.
"Posey House sold 1899", Los Angeles Times, part II: 3, 12/15/1899.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"The Architectural League of the Pacific Coast", Seattle Architectural Club Yearbook 1910, np, 1910.
"A well constructed Colonial residence", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 19, 11/19/1910.
"Rosenheim Obituary", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 1943.
"Plans for large glass house", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 2, col 1, 02/22/1913.
"Plans for Doheny House, Chester Place", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 16, col 2, 01/11/1913.
"Announcement of A.H. Rosenheim [Sic]", Western Architect, 19: 3, 31, 3/1913.
"The Second Annual Convention of the Architectural League of the Pacific Coast Advertisement", Western Architect and Engineer, 28: 2, 157, 02/1912.
Who Was Who in America, 1943-1950,
Who Was Who in America, 1943-1950, 2: 1963.