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Male, US, born 1883-03-02, died 1966-01-15

Associated with the firms network

Clements, Stiles, and Associates, Architects-Engineers; Clements, Stiles and Robert, Architects-Engineers; Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects; Morgan, Walls and Morgan, Associated Architects and Engineers; Morgan, Walls, Morgan and Clements, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Clements worked in New York, NY, for different firms before traveling to California in 1911. Designer, Morgan, Walls, and Morgan, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1922; Partner, Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1923-1937; Principal, Stiles O. Clements and Associates, Architects-Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, 1937-1955; Stiles O. and Robert O. Clements, Architects-Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, 1955-1965; Clements retired in 1965.

Education

B.Arch., Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, PA; M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Coursework, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France;

Personal

Clements was born in Centerville, MD; he moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1911, at age 28. In 1930, he and his family lived at 1522 Golden Gate Avenue, Los Angeles, in a house he owned. It was valued at $18,000, a significant sum in 1930; at this time, the family had a live-in servant, Marion E. Barr, thirty years old. He lived in Beverly Hills, CA, at 708 North Linden Avenue, for approximately 31 years from 1935-1966; he died at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 82;

His mother's maiden name was Hubbard;

Stiles O. Clements married Ida M. Clements, a Canadian by birth, c. 1912.

Two sons: Robert and Harold and two daughters: Mrs. Robert Rosenast (Mary Clements Rosenast) and Mrs. William Driver. At his death, Clements had 11 grandchildren, and a brother, Thomas, living in Pasadena, CA.

SSN: 554-50-5114; Clements was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA. Member, Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA; Member, Downtown Kiwanis Club, Los Angeles, CA; Member, Stock Exchange Club, Los Angeles, CA; Member, Lambda Alpha Fraternity, Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, PA; Member, Los Angeles Saddle and Sirloin Club, Los Angeles, CA; Clements was an avid horseman. Co-founder of Los Angeles Beautiful; Member, Downtown Garden Club, Los Angeles, CA. According to his daughter, Mary Clements Rosenast, Stiles O. Clements tended to inspect his new buildings when no one else was on the site. (See Mary Clements Rosenast, "Stiles O. Clements: A Personal View," Los Angeles Conservancy News, 12:2, 03-04/1990, p. 8.) Clements originated the Los Angeles Trees-in-the-Streets program. He also maintained an aviary on his Beverly Hills property. The US Census of 1930 indicated that Stiles O. Clements had been born in DE, not MD; his father was from MD, his mother from DE. Clements was installed as President of the Guild Opera Company on 01/26/1955;



Associated Locations

  • Centerville, MD (Architect's Birth)
    Centerville, MD

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PCAD id: 116


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611 South La Brea Avenue Automobile Showroom, Los Angeles, CA1927Los AngelesCA
Adamson, Merritt Huntley and Rhoda Rindge Adamson, House, Malibu, CA1928-1929MalibuCA
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (A, T and T), Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, Office Building, Los Angeles, CA1911Los AngelesCA
Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, Branch, 6780 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Bank of Italy, Branch, Oceanside, CA1927OceansideCA
Bank of Italy, Headquarters Building #1, Los Angeles, CA1920-1922Los AngelesCA
Bank of Italy National Trust and Savings Association, Branch, Compton, CA1927Compton
Belasco Theatre #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1925-1926Los AngelesCA
Beverly Hills Unified School District, Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA1926-1927Beverly HillsWA
Blackstone's Department Store #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1916-1917Los AngelesCA
Carnation Office Building/Restaurant, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
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Chapman’s Alician Court Theatre, Downtown, Fullerton, CA1924-1925FullertonCA
Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA1929Los AngelesCA
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Dominguez-Wilshire Building, Los Angeles, CA1928-1930Los AngelesCA
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Hollywood Park Race Track, Turf Club, Los Angeles, CA1937Inglewood, Los AngelesCA
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1923-1924Los AngelesCA
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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall, Watts, Los Angeles, CA1926Los AngelesCA
Julian Medical Building, Owl Drug Company, Store, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1934Los AngelesCA
KEHE Radio Building, Los Angeles, CA1936Los AngelesCA
Klein-Norton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA1924-1925Los AngelesCA
Leimert Theatre, Los Angeles, CA1931Crenshaw District, Los AngelesCA
Lord Motor Car Company, Showroom, Los Angeles, CA1922-1923Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Jefferson, Thomas High School, Los Angeles, CA1936Los AngelesCA
Masonic Building, Golden State Lodge, Los Angeles, CA1925Los AngelesCA
Mayan Theatre, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1926-1927Los AngelesCA
McKinley Building, Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 1927Los AngelesCA
Mullen and Bluett Department Store, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA1947-1949Los AngelesCA
Murray, Arthur, Dance Studio, Los Angeles, CA1941Los AngelesCA
Norwalk Square Shopping Center, Lerner Shops, Norwalk, CA1957NorwalkCA
Norwalk Square Shopping Center, Norwalk, CANorwalkCA
Norwalk Square Shopping Center, Penney, J.C., Company, Incorporated, Department Store, Norwalk, CANorwalkCA
Pacific National Bank, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1925-1926Los AngelesCA
Pellissier Building, Los Angeles, CA1930-1931Los AngelesCA
Pershing Square Parking Garage, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Pig 'N Whistle Restaurant, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1927Los AngelesCA
Professional Building, Phoenix, AZPhoenixAZ
Ralph's Supermarket, Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA1927Los AngelesCA
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