Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Partners

Meyer and Holler, Architects, Engineers and Builders

ID: 116
Partnership Name: Meyer and Holler, Architects, Engineers and Builders
Position Title: Partnership
Firm Partners: Meyer, Mendel S.
Holler, Philip W.
Schneider, Julius C.
Holler, Wesley C.
Dates: 1923-1941
Date Established: 1923-12-05
Date Dissolved: 1941-04-15
Notes: This firm, founded in 1906 as "The Milwaukee Building Company" became known as "Meyer and Holler, Architects, Engineers and Builders" following World War I, in 1923. It operated primarily in Los Angeles, CA, and was busy designing office buildings and movie theatres during the 1920s; it had connections with many film-related companies and significant local developers including Robert Marsh (1871-1956) and the Chapman Brothers. The firm became overextended during the early 1930s, and a lawsuit brought by the producer King Vidor in 1932 worsened its financial straits. It declared bankruptcy on 10/10/1932 and was reorganized on 10/08/1934. Mendel S. Meyer retired in 1936, but the firm continued operations until it was formally dissolved on 04/15/1941.
Publications: "Grauman Theatre, Hollywood, Cal", American Architect, 123: 113-116, 125-127, 1/31/1923.
"Chinese Theatre, at Hollywood, California", American Architect, 132: 251-268, 08/20/1927.
"House of Thomas McNamara, Los Angeles, Cal.", American Architect and the Architectural Review, 124: 2431, 3 plates following p 20, 10/24/1923.
Breeze, Carla, American Art Deco Architecture and Regionalism, 234-235, 2003.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 218, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 15, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 86, 1981.
Naylor, David, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, 87-88, 1981.
American Theatres of Today, 160-161, 1927.
American Theatres of Today, 90-93, 1927.
American Theatres of Today, 46-49, 1927.
Architectural Record, 09/1927.
"Add a "stimulating dimension" to your understanding of architecture", Architectural Record, 164: 7, 196, 11/1978.
"Industrial Financial, Construction and Manufacturers' News", Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, 24: 235, 1921-02-02.
""Buildings Proposed Work California"", Engineering News Record, 86: 4, 51, 1921-01-27.
Calhoun, John, "Unearthing a rare Egyptian artifact", Entertainment Design, 33: 5, 34-37, 5/1999.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 152, 1994.
Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 191, 1994.
"Theatres of Los Angeles including Hollywood and more.", Marquee, 30: 1, 4-29, 1998.
"Plans for Granada Theatre", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 14, col 3, 4/15/1921.
"Meyer and Holler prepare plans for California Theatre, Anaheim", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 13, col 2, 10/08/1920.
"Roberts announces plans for California Theatre, Anaheim", Southwest Builder and Contractor, 39, col 1, 10/01/1920.
Eckbo, Garrett, Urban Landscape Design, 12, 1964.