Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Davis, Francis

ID: 643
Full Name: Francis Pierpont Davis
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 12/27/1884
Death Date: 07/15/1953
Family: Spouse: He married Gertrude Churchill Davis (08/20/1886-09/22/1963) on 11/17/1909; Gertrude Churchill came from a wealthy Philadelphia family. Emmett Davis, Francis's brother, was the best man.
Parents: Father was Henry Davis, a Baltimore architect; his mother's maiden name was Swindell; Francis P. Davis's brothers were Henry, Walter Swindell (11/07/1887-09/19/1973), and Emmett Davis; his sister was Dorothy Davis;
Children: One daughter, Gabrielle (Gay) Churchill Davis, was married to William James Kuehn, 11/17/1941, on the same anniversary as that of her parents. Another daughter, Althea Davis Lucic, (07/06/1916-10/31/1994), lived for most of her life in La Jolla, CA, the wife of the physician, Dr. Lucas Hugo Lucic.
Relocation: Born in Maryland, Francis Pierpont Davis came to Los Angeles in 1907. He lived at 2201 South Figueroa Street just after he was married in 11/17/1909. Francis Pierpont Davis worked in Washington, D.C., in 1941. Davis died in Los Angeles, CA, at his home, 500 South Rossmore Avenue, at the age of 68;
Biographical Information: Work History: Partner, Davis and [Walter S.] Davis, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 19??-19??; Assistant to the Chief Architect, Pentagon Project, Washington, D.C., c. 1941;
Miscellaneous: SSN: 568-07-9061; Davis willed his library to his daughters with the provision that it be made available to any grandchild interested in the profession of architecture.
Archives: Papers of Davis and Davis are located at the Architecture & Design Collection, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Death:
Los Angeles, CA
USA
Publications: "House on the Estate of Thomas Nickols, Los Angeles, Cal.", American Architect, CXXIV: 2431, 406, 1923-10-24.
"Davis, F. Pierpont House article 1922", Architectural Digest, Southern California Edition: 1922.
Giovaninni, Joseph, "Sleeping Beauty", Architectural Digest, 62: 2, 224-231, 2/1905.
"Portfolio of Libraries", Architectural Record, 72: 1, 59, 07/1932.
Hand Book of the Branch Libraries, 1928.
Martin, Helen Eastman, History of the Los Angeles County Hospital, 1878-1968, 1979.
Davis, Francis Pierpont, Davis, Walter Swindell, Ideal Homes in Garden Communities, A Book of Stock Plans, 1916.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 144, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 56, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 298, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 188, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 141, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "Roman Gardens, 1926", Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 149, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, "St. John's Episcopal Church", Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide, 267, 1994.
Green, Emily, "Where the world is abloom", Los Angeles Times, F13-F15, 4/24/2003.
Berger, Richard, Sacred Spaces Historic Houses of Worship in the City of Angels, 22-26, 2003.
"Echo Park Branch, Los Angeles Library", Transactions of the Illuminating Engineering Society, 01/1931.