Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Benton, Arthur

ID: 704
Full Name: Arthur Burnett Benton
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Birth Date: 1858-04-17
Death Date: 1927-09-18
Family: Relocation: Born in Peoria, IL, Benton moved at an early age to Topeka, KS; as a young man, he clerked at the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, while attending night classes at an art school in town. According to the biographical dictionary, Men of the Pacific Coast, Benton arrived in California in 07/1901, and made his home in Los Angeles, CA. (See Wellington C. Wolfe, ed., Men of the Pacific Coast, [San Francisco: Pacific Art Company, 1903,] p. 426.) This was not possible, as Benton was working on the Unitarian Church in Pomona, CA, in 1893. It is likely that he migrated to CA in 07/1891.
Biographical Information: Work History: Draftsman, Caulkin and Haas, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1892; Partner, Aiken and Benton, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1891- ;
Miscellaneous: There has been some confusion as to the date of Benton's birth; some have said 1858, others 1859. In Men of the Pacific Coast, Wellington C. Wolfe, ed, (San Francisco: Pacific Art Company, p. 426) it indicated the date to have been 04/17/1858
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA);
Countries: United States
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Peoria, IL
USA
Publications: "Benton article, 05/1907", Architect and Engineer of California, 86, 05/1907.
"Benton article 09/1907", Architect and Engineer of California, 75, 09/1907.
"Benton article", Architect and Engineer of California, 76, 10/1907.
"Benton, Arthur B., Obituary", Architect & Engineer, 108, 10/1927.
"Benton, Arthur B., article 3/1908", Architect & Engineer of California, 69, 3/1908.
"Benton, Arthur B., article 5/1908", Architect & Engineer of California, 75, 5/1908.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 52, 1956.
Withey, Henry F., Withey, Elsie Rathburn, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased), 253, 1970.
"Bissell, Arthur Dart, House Notice", Builder and Contractor, 1, col. 2, 1894-07-25.
"Ease, Dr. A.M. House Notice", Builder and Contractor, 1, col. 1, 1894-11-14.
"Unitarian Church, Pomona, plans", Builder and Contractor, 1, col 1, 04/19/1893.
"Saint Paul's Episcopal, LA, Addition", Builder & Contractor, 1, col. 2, 5/16/1894.
Patterson, Tom, Colony for California Riverside's First 100 Years, 1971.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 260, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 358, 1994.
"Butts, W.K. House Notice", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 8, 6/21/1895.
"Chanslor, Walter G., house construction, Berkeley Square", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col 1, 05/11/1909.
"Hutchason House article", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2, col 1, 1908-03-01.
"Union Club", Los Angeles Examiner, 15, 1904-03-24.
"Union League's club house work of art ", Los Angeles Examiner, 2, 1904-07-15.
"Union Club Remodeling", Los Angeles Times, 1, 1904-06-14.
"Chanslor, Walter G., House, Berkeley Square", Los Angeles Times, 1, 26, 12/26/1909.
"Now Celebrate", Los Angeles Times, 3, 7/3/1895.
"Sons of the Revolution", Los Angeles Times, 6, 2/24/1894.
"Sons of Revolution", Los Angeles Times, 2, 3/19/1894.
"Trouble at Westlake", Los Angeles Times, 8, 10/23/1895.
"Architects Eat", Los Angeles Times, 9, 5/23/1895.
"Brent House, Berkeley Square, Los Angeles", Los Angeles Times, 1, 12/15/1907.
"The Architects' Organization", Los Angeles Times, 7, 9/21/1895.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"Arthur Burnett Benton", Men of California, 1900-1902, 426, 1901.
Klotz, Esther, Mission Inn: Its History and Artifacts, 1982.
National Register of Historic Places 1976, 68, 1976.
"Additions to the San Marcos Hotel, Chandler, AZ", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 49, col 1, 1/25/1924.
"Benton, Arthur B., Obituary, SWBC", Southwest Builder & Contractor, 39, 9/23/1927.
"Church of the Epiphany Addition", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 12, col 3, 03/08/1913.
Weitze, Karen, "Sumner P. Hunt", Toward a Simpler Way of Life: The Arts and Crafts Architects of California, 181-190, 1997.
Towards A Simpler Way of Life The Arts & Crafts Architects of California, 1997.
Benton, Arthur B., "The California Mission and Its Influence upon Pacific Coast Architecture", West Coast Magazine, 9: 2, 136-160, 1911.