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Male, US, born 1863-08-19, died 1941-09-02

Associated with the firms network

Edelman, Abram M. Architect; Edelman and Barnett, Architects; Edelman and Zimmerman, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Edelman had an office in the S. Hellman Block, Rooms #12-13, in 1895. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1895, p. 499.)

Principal, Abram M. Edelman, Architect, Los Angeles, CA. Partner, Edelman and Barnett, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1918.

Edelman began his own practice in Los Angeles in the 1880s; he became a member of the Southern California Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1902 and remained a member until 1941; Edelman was a Past-President of the State Association of Architects, Southern Branch, and was active on the State Board of Architectural Examiners; his birth date of 08/19/1863 was derived from an obituary published in the Architect and Engineer, 03/1941, p. 68;

Education

Education: he worked as an apprentice for various architects in San Francisco, CA;

Received American Institute of Architects, Southern California Chapter award for 52nd Street School, 1925;

Personal

Relocation

According to the US Census of 1880, Abram Edelman rented room with the Cohn Family at 1713 Post Street in San Francisco, CA, while he apprenticed with architects there. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 79; Family History Film: 1254079; Page: 145A; Enumeration District: 206; Image: 0051, accessed 04/25/2017.)

Los Angeles voter registration records indicated that Edelman had returned to Los Angeles by at least 1884. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 - 2A; CSL Roll Number: 19; FHL Roll Number: 976928, accessed 04/26/2017.)

Edelman lived at 1345 South Flower Street in Los Angeles in 1895. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1895, p. 499.)

In 1918, Edelman maintained his residence at 1018 Elden Avenue in Los Angeles. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1918, p. 709.)

He was buried at the Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

Parents

Abram M. Edelman was one of six children of the pioneering rabbi, Abram Wolf Edelman (1832-1907), who presided over the Temple B'Nai Brith synagogue in Los Angeles. His mother was Hannah Pessah Cohn Edelman (1832-1896).

His siblings were Benjamin W. Edelman (1853-1922), Matilda Edelman Jacoby (1855-1923), Rachel L. Edelman Barnett (1857-1950), Henry W. Edelman (1864-1932), and David W. Edelman (1869 - 1933).

Biographical Notes

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has a birthdate of 1863 for Edelman. The California Death Index also indicated that it was 1863. A US Passport application, however, from 01/20/1909 indicated that Edelman had been born on 08/19/1862. At age 46, this passport application indicated that Edelman stood 5-feet, 5-inches tall, had a high forehead, prominent nose, medium mouth, square chin and light, freckled complexion. His eyes were gray, and his hair red mixed with grey. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 77; Volume #: Roll 0077 - Certificates: 67044-492, 20 Jan 1909-06 Feb 1909, accessed 04/26/2017.)

Abram M. Edelman was referred to in a number of sources as "Abraham M. Edelman" or "A.M. Edelman."



Associated Locations

PCAD id: 124


NameDateCityState
1st National Bank Building, Lemon Cove, CA1920Lemon CoveCA
1st National Bank of San Pedro #2, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1920Los AngelesCA
Alhambra Air Terminal Building, Alhambra, CA1928AlhambraCA
Aronson, Solly, House, Los Angeles, CA1913Los AngelesCA
Baruch, Berthold, House, Los Angeles, CA1894Los AngelesCA
Belasco Theatre #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1904Los AngelesCA
Black Office Building, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Blanchard Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Bleasley, Dr., House, South Pasadena, CA1924South PasadenaCA
Breed Street Synagogue, Brick Building, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA1923Los AngelesCA
California State Normal School, 5th Street Campus, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1881-1882Los AngelesCA
Casino Theatre Company Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1903Los AngelesCA
City of Los Angeles, Fire Department (LAFD), Engine Company #24, Station #1, Los Angeles, CA1909Los AngelesCA
Cohn, Kaspare, Hospital Association Buildings #2, Los Angeles, CA1909Angelino Heights, East Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA
Congregation B'nai B'rith Temple #2, Los Angeles, CA1896Los AngelesCA
Congregation B'nai B'rith Temple #3, Los Angeles, CA1929Los AngelesCA
County of Los Angeles, Jail #2, Los Angeles, CA1887Los AngelesCA
Edelman, Abraham Wolf, House, Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
El Mio House, Los AngelesLos AngelesCA
Hamburger Building, Hamburger Playhouse, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1908Los AngelesCA
Hatch, Judge D.P., House, Garvanza, CAGarvanzaCA
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, CA1921-1922Los AngelesCA
Hill, Dr. R. W., Building, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Hollenbeck Home for the Aged, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA 1896Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Convention Hall Project, Los Angeles, CA1900Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), 52nd Street School, Los Angeles, CA1924Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Mann, Horace, Junior High School, Los Angeles, CA1930Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Mann Junior High School, Los Angeles, CA1925-1926Los AngelesCA
Mahar, Edward, Building #2, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1915San Pedro, Los AngelesCA
Mappa Apartment House, Los Angeles, CA1887Los AngelesCA
Remick Building, Los Angeles, CA1903Los AngelesCA
Royal Packing Company Factory, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Shrine Civic Auditorium #2, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1920-1926Los AngelesCA
Summerfield House, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Theosophy Hall, Los Angeles, CA1927Los AngelesCA
Waldeck's Casino, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1903Los AngelesCA
Weil Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
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