Male, US, born 1904-08-27, died 1974-10

Associated with the firms network

Power and Daniel, Architects; Power and Morrison, Architects

Professional History


Architectural Draftsman, US Housing Agency, Long Beach, CA,. c. 1940.

Principal, Palmer W. Power, Architect, Long Beach, CA. Confusingly, Power worked with Gordon Finley Powers in 1952 in Long Beach; to muddle things further, Gordon F. Powers formed the Long Beach firm Powers Daly DeRosa in 1952. Power was not part of Powers Daly DeRosa.

Partner, Power and [Delma J.] Daniel, Architects, Long Beach, CA, 1953-1966; the biography of Delma J. Daniel, Jr., in theAmerican Architects Directory (New York: R.R. Bowker, 1970), p. 201, put the dates of the Power and Daniel partnership as 1951-1965. The biography of Palmer Power in the same volume (p. 732) indicated the dates were 1953-1966. In 1965, Power and Daniel operated at 3811 Long Beach Boulevard in Long Beach. (See Long Beach City Directory, 1965, p. 84.)

Principal, Palmer W. Power, A.I.A. and Associates, Architects, Long Beach, CA, c. 1966-1974. He continued to work at 3811 Long Beach Boulevard in 1968. (See Long Beach City Directory, 1968, p. 91.)

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), since 1945. He belonged to the Cabrillo Chapter of the AIA in 1970.

Registered Architect in the State of CA.



Power attended four years of college.



Born in KS in 1904, Power and his wife lived at 3608 Gaviota Avenue, Long Beach, CA, in 1940. At this time, it had the modest value of $4,000, according to the US Census.

In 1970, the architect's own house was located at 111 West 37th Street, Long Beach, CA.

Palmer passed away while on a vacation in Florence, Italy, at the age of 70. (See "Services Wednesday for Palmer Power," Long Beach Independent, 10/29/1974, p. B5.)


He had a sister, Loma Bales.


He married Minnie Power (born c. 1905 in SD). She attended three years of college and worked as a stenographer in an insurance agency in 1940.


He and Minnie had a son, Alan Power.

Biographical Notes

Member, Long Beach Art Association, Long Beach, CA, c. 1931. He was a member of the Long Beach Art Association's Exhibition Committee in 1931, and received a third award for his water color titled, "In the Black Gold Country." (See "Long Beach Art Notes,"Los Angeles Times, 05/31/1931, pt. III, p. 14.)

Member, Downtown Long Beach Lions Club, Long Beach, CA.

Member, Free and Accepted Masons (F. and A.M.) Lodge #327, Long Beach, CA.

Member, California Heights United Methodist Church, Long Beach, CA.

Associated Locations

  • Kingman, KS (Architect's Birth)
    Kingman, KS

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PCAD id: 1237