Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)


Winslow, Carleton

ID: 789
Full Name: Carleton Monroe Winslow , Sr.
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: US
Birth Date: 1876-12-27
Death Date: 1946-10-16
Family: Spouse: Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr., married Helen Hume Winslow (born 1882 in NY-died 1956), during or before 1917.
Parents: Edwin H. Winslow (born 05/1847 in ME), was listed as his father in the US Census of 1900. His step-mother was Edith M. Winslow (born c. 08/1858 in ME). Carlton had a brother, Harvey E. Winslow (born 09/1884 in ME) and a sister, Winifred H. (born 12/1885 in ME). The California Death Index noted that his father's surname was "Harvey" and his mother's maiden name was "Hunt. "
Children: He had at least one son, Carleton Monroe Winslow, Jr., (02/13/1919-04/05/1983), also an architect;
Relocation: Winslow, Sr., was born in Damariscotta, ME, in 1876, and continued to reside with his family there in 1900, when the US Census recorded that he worked as an architect. People in his hometown tended to have been born there, and there wasn't a great immigrant population. In 1904, he lived at 357 West 116th Street, New York, NY, and worked as an architectural draftsman; he applied for a passport application that year. Winslow came to California in 1912, while working for the New York architect, Bertram G. Goodhue, on the Panama-California International Exposition in San Diego. He lived with Helen Winslow in a dwelling at 2101 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, as noted on his World War I Draft Card. Three years later, he, his wife, son, and parents-in-law lived at 821 New Hampshire Avenue in Los Angeles. In 1940, Goodhue resided with his wife and son at 1943 Laughlin Park Drive in Los Angeles, CA; according to the US Census of that year, the house had a value of $10,000, less than his immediate neighbors, most of whom were professionals. The census indicated that he had also resided at this address in 1935. Winslow died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 69.
Biographical Information: Education: Studied architecture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; coursework, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. The 1940 US Census indicated that Winslow completed only two years of high school; his wife, Helen was a college graduate.
Work History: Draftsman, Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, Architects, Boston, MA, and New York, NY; Designer, Bertram G. Goodhue, San Diego, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, c. 1914- ; Associate, Goodhue and Winslow, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1920; Principal, Carleton Monroe Winslow, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1925-1940.
Miscellaneous: A passport application of 1904 recorded that Winslow stood 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a high forehead, round full chin, rather large mouth, blue eyes, light hair and a fair complexion. His 1917 World War I Draft Registration Card indicated that he was short in stature with a medium build, grey eyes and brown hair. Winslow returned to New York, NY aboard the S.S. Advance from Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, on 08/06/1911, presumably on business in Central America. The architect designed a number of Episcopal churches and was himself a practicing Episcopalian.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA).
Archives: Archival documents on Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr., are housed at the Architecture and Design Collection, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Countries: United States
Structures: 1st Baptist Church #2, Pasadena, CA - 1925 (5219)
1st Congregational Church, Glendale, CA - 1922 (10253)
Automobile Club of Southern California, Office, Riverside, CA - 1929 (7296)
Automobile Club of Southern California, Office, Santa Barbara, CA - 1920-1921 (10254)
Bel-Air Country Club, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA - 1926-1927 (4040)
Bingham, Mrs. Mario, House, Santa Barbara, CA - 1922-1923 (10251)
Bliss, William H., House, Santa Barbara, CA - 1916 (3397)
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverside, CA - 1935-1936 (7304)
Carthay Circle Theatre, Los Angeles, CA - 1925-1926 (1240)
Chapman Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA - 1925 (1402)
City of Los Angeles, Public Library (LAPL), Main Library #4, Downtown, Los Angeles CA - 1922-1925 (1261)
Coppell, Herbert House, Pasadena, CA - 1916 (3039)
Coulter House, San Diego, CA - (3396)
Edwards, Mrs. Rogers, House, Montecito, CA - 1924-1925 (14516)
El Prado Complex, San Diego, CA - 1914-1915 (9681)
Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA - 1930 (7780)
Hansen, Mark M., Theatre Project, Oxnard, CA - 1922 (10252)
Harvard School, Saint Savior's Chapel, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA - 1914-1915 (8036)
McAdoo, William Gibbs, Jr., House, Santa Barbara, CA - 1924-1925 (6954)
Panama-California Exposition, Botanical Building, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1914-1915 (11452)
Panama-California Exposition, Master Plan, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA - 1911-1915 (2090)
Saint Augustine-by-the-Sea Church #1, Santa Monica, CA - 1887 (7887)
Saint Mark's Episcopal Church and Parish Hall #1, Glendale, CA - 1938 (5062)
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA - 1916 (3003)
Vermont Square Methodist Church #2, Los Angeles, CA - 1925-1926 (6961)
Wilshire Boulevard Congregational Church Project, Los Angeles, CA - 1922-1925 (6955)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Damariscotta, ME
Publications: Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 141-142, 217, 1981.
"Chapman Park Hotel", Architect and Engineer, 50, 06/1925.
"Trip to Mexico in connection with his Chapman Park Hotel project", Architect and Engineer, 58, 10/1936.
"Carthay Circle Theatre depicted in advertisement", Architect and Engineer, 55, 10/1927.
"Lucile Lloyd artwork at 1st Baptist Church Pasadena", Architect and Engineer, 57, 07/1931.
"Pueblo--Chapman Park hotel, Los Angeles offers unique housing plan for its guests", Architect and Engineer, 23-32, 06/1937.
"Winslow moves offices to Architects' Building, Los Angeles, 1928", Architect & Engineer, 105, 1/1928.
"Los Angeles Public Library", Architectural Digest, 6: 4, 16,
"Small House Designs", Architecture (Scribner's), 49: 3, 97, 3/1924.
"Missionary Work", Architecture (Scribner's), 49: 5, 149, 5/1924.
"First Baptist Church, Pasadena", Architecture (Scribner's), 334-337, 06/1928.
"Plans for Pueblo unit of Chapman Park Hotel, Los Angeles", California Arts and Architecture, 23, 06/1936.
Staats, H. Philip, Californian Architecture in Santa Barbara, 10-13, 1990.
"Necrology", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 7: 2, 110, 02/1947.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 223, 1994.
Luckman, Charles, "Letters to the Time; Library: Good Reasons for Delay", Los Angeles Times, part II: 4, col 1-2, 8/11/1979.
Biddle, James, "L.A. Library is landmark of national significance", Los Angeles Times, part II: 3, col 3-4, 9/1/1979.
"Luckmans say revamping has paid off", Los Angeles Times, part X: 14, col 1-6, 3/18/1979.
"Church Plans New Building", Los Angeles Times, 9, 01/19/1923.
"Bowing out--demolition work on the Chapman Park Hotel", Los Angeles Times, 1, 07/09/1967.
"Many new churches for Pasadena", Los Angeles Times, 15, 03/25/1923.
"Winslow loses Wilshire Congregational Church Commission to Allison and Allison", Los Angeles Times, 7, 03/18/1923.
"Church is shown in miniature", Los Angeles Times, 7, 10/08/1922.
"Split over Church Site Threatens", Los Angeles Times, 10, 12/14/1923.
"Los Angeles Public Library Feasibility Report 1975", Los Angeles Times, Part II: 1, col 2-3, 3, col 1, 6/20/1975.
"Luckman offers to share library data", Los Angeles Times, part I: 24, col 1-2, 8/2/1979.
Hunter, Paul Robinson, Reichardt, Walter L., Residential Architecture in Southern California, 24, 1939.
Winslow, Carleton Monroe, Brown, Edward Fisher, Small House Designs,
"Bingham House plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 39, col 2, 11/10/1922.
"First Baptist Church, Pasadena, plans", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 52, col 2, 04/25/1924.
"Plans for First Congregational Church, Glendale", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 34, col 3, 05/05/1922.
"Plans for Automobile Club of Southern California Building at Santa Barbara", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 20, col 3, 05/07/1920.
"Winslow prepares plans for Vermont Square Methodist Church", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 55, col 3, 08/29/1924.
"Plans for W.P. Nelson Residence at Montecito", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 54, col 3, 08/01/1924.
"McAdoo House plans by Winslow", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 54, col 3, 1984-12-12.
"Plans for beach residence of Mrs. Rogers Edwards at Montecito", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 51, col 1, 07/25/1924.
"Architect seeks old works of art in Mexico", Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 11, 09/11/1936.
Who's Who in American Art, 1947, 4: 1947.