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Finding Aid for the Albert Raymond Walker Papers, 1920-1940
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Description
Albert R. Walker (1881-1958) was a architect who collaborated with Percy A. Eisen to design the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building) in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles. The collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks of buildings designed by Walker.
Background
Walker was born in 1881 in Sonoma, California; in 1902 he went East to attend Brown University, returning to join the architectural firm of Hebbard and Gill in San Diego; after a year he moved to Los Angeles, continuing his apprenticeship with Parkinson and Bergstrum and later with A.F. Rosenheim, Hunt and Grey; in 1909 established his own practice, and in 1910 formed a partnership with John Terrell Vawter; shortly after World War I, Walker formed a partnership with Percy A. Eisen that lasted until 1941; together they designed the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building) in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles; Walker died on September 17, 1958.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.