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Male, US, born 1881-05-09, died 1958-09-17

Associated with the firms network

Hunt and Grey, Architects; Parkinson and Bergstrom, Architects; Rosenheim, Alfred Faist, FAIA, Architect; Walker, Albert Raymond; Walker and Eisen, Architects; Walker and Vawter, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Hebbard and Gill, San Diego, CA, 1901-1905. Walker was listed in city directories for1901 and 1904as a draughtsman working for Hebbard and Gill.(See San Diego, California, City Directory, 1901, p. 257, San Diego, California, City Directory, 1904, p. 493, andSan Diego, California, City Directory, 1905,p. 444.) Walker was not listed in the San Diego, California, City Directory, 1903.

Draftsman, Parkinson and Bergstrom, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1905.

Designer, A. F. Rosenheim, Los Angeles, CA, 1906.

Designer, Hunt and Grey, Pasadena, CA, 1907.

Principal, A.R. Walker, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1908-1909. He worked in an office in Room #607 of the Laughlin Building in 1908, and at 315 South Broadway, Room #607 in 1909. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 1599 and Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1909, p. 1407.)

Partner, Walker and [Terrell] Vawter, Los Angeles, CA, 1910-1916. In 1916, Walker and Vawter operated at 408 South Spring Street in the Hibernian Building (aka the Braly Block), Room #1403. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1916, p. 2146.)

Principal, Albert R. Walker, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1917-1918. At this time, Walker worked in the Room #1402 of the Hibernian Building. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: California; Registration County: Los Angeles; Roll: 1530903; Draft Board: 14, accessed 05/22/2018.)

Partner, Walker and [Percy A.] Eisen, Los Angeles, CA, 1919-1941.

On his World War II draft registration card dated 04/25/1942, Walker noted that he worked as an "industrial engineer," perhaps assisting the war effort. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/18/2018.)

Professional Activities

Walker received his license to practice architecture in the State of CA in 02/1908.

Archives

UCLA has two boxes of papers: name: Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958; title: Papers, 1920-1940 / Albert Raymond Walker; physical description: 1 box and 1 oversize box; notes: Indexes/finding aids: an unpublished finding aid is available.

Personal

Relocation

A native Californian born in Sonoma, he spent his formative years here.

Albert Walker had died prematurely during or before 1900, and Elizabeth went to live with her two sisters, Anna S. Porter and Isabel Snow, at 2128 Front Street in San Diego, CA, Elizabeth worked as a housekeeper while Anna had a position as a school teacher. Their household contained a 19-year-old Albert Raymond Walker and a boarder, Julie M. Sweeney (born c. 10/1861 in IL). (See Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: San Diego Ward 2, San Diego, California; Roll: T623_99; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 191, accessed 05/22/2018.) He continued to live with his mother and aunts at 2128 Front Street in 1901 and moved with his mother to 861 9th Avenue in 1904. (See San Diego, California, City Directory, 1901, p. 257, and San Diego, California, City Directory, 1904, p. 493.) By 1905, he lived at 944 12th Avenue. (SeeSan Diego, California, City Directory, 1905,p. 444.)

Walker moved from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1906 to work for architects in that city. Between that time and 1920 he resided at a number of addresses, including 463 Bixel Street in Los Angeles in 1909. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1909, p. 1407.) He and his wife relocated to the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles at 127 North Wilcox Avenue according to the US Census of 1910. (See A year after this, they inhabited a dwelling at 404 Weld Avenue in Hollywood. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1911, p. 1481.) By World War I, in either 1917 or 1918, he lived at 1640 Martel Avenue also in Hollywood. (See

The 1920s proved profitable for Walker. By 1930, he resided in a $40,000 residence at 1146 Alta Loma Drive in Beverly Hills. He lived at this address with his wife, Jessie, daughter, Eleanor, and his mother-in-law, Jessie P. Morgan. The Walkers had a gardener and his family who also lived on the property, Albert Head (born 1881 in England). Head, his wife, and son paid $25 per month as rent.(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0837, accessed 05/22/2018.)

During World War II, Walker lived at 215 South Thurston Street in Los Angeles. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/18/2018.)

He died in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the age of 77, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA.

Parents

His father was Albert Walker (b. 1842 in Norway-d. 1900 in CA), his mother, Elizabeth Stevens (b. 04/1846 in NY). Elizabeth Stevens resided with her family in San Francisco, CA, where her father worked in a tin-plate factory. She had two younger sisters, Mary (born c. 1850 in MA) and Minnie (born c. 1848 in MA) and an elder brother, Henry (born c. 1842 in MA), who worked as a journeyman carpenter according to the US Census of 1870. (See Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: San Francisco Ward 12, San Francisco, California; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image, accessed 05/22/2018.) She married around 1880. In 1880, Albert Walker labored as a carpenter in Sonoma, CA, while Elizabeth worked at home. (See Ancestry.com, Family History Film: 1254084; Page: 18D; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 0039, accessed 05/22/2018.)

Elizabeth Stevens Walker appears to have died after 1904.

Spouse

He wed Jessie R. Morgan (born 01/1887 in MO-d. 1961 in Los Angeles, CA) on 08/25/1909 in Hollywood, CA. Her parents were James W. (1858 in NH-07/05/1901 Los Angeles, CA) and Jessie Partridge Morgan (born 08/27/1860 in St. Joe County, MI-d. 01/07/1940 in Los Angeles County, CA). They wed on 05/25/1881 in Three Rivers, MI. He was an importing agent, who moved the family periodically. All five members of the Morgan family were born in different states, The three children in the family were born in MN (William W., born 02/1882), MO (Jessie), and WA (James M., born 04/1891).

Children

Eleanor (born c. 1912 in CA)

Biographical Notes

In 1942, at age 60, Walker stood 5-feet, 9-inches tall, and weighted 160 pounds, and had blue eyes, gray hair and a "ruddy" complexion. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of California; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/18/2018.)

SSN: 563-12-7603.



Associated Locations

  • Sonoma, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Sonoma, CA

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PCAD id: 160


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