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Male, Germany/US, born 1867, died 1940-06-10

Associated with the firms network

Bebb and Mendel, Architects; Hetherington, Clements and Company, Architects; Mendel and Buchinger, Architects; Mendel, Louis L., Architect


Professional History

Résumé

Partner, [Morris M.] Gleichman, [Samuel W.] Lane and Mendel, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1890-1891; Architect, Louis Mendel, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1894-1898; Partner, Bebb and Mendel, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1901-1914; Principal, Louis L. Mendel, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1914-1923, 1929-1932. In 1914, Mendel operated his own office in Room #504 of the Oriental Building. Partner, Mendel and Buchinger, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1924-1928; Mendel retired c. 1932 during the worst of the Depression. In 1940, at age 73, Mendel lived in and owned an apartment house at 502 East Pine Street and managed it with his wife, Jane. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T627_4380; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 40-231,accessed 01/20/2016.)

Parents

His father was German, his mother French.

Professional Service

Member, American Institute of Architects, Washington Chapter, 1910-1911;

Education

Mendel was one of two Washington-state architects to have been elected to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1910.

Personal

Relocation

Mendel emigrated to the US from Mayen, Germany in 1882 when he was fifteen. (The US Census of 1920 indicated he migrated in 1881, and was naturalized in 1889.) He arrived in Seattle c. 1890, and remained here for about two years. After the Depression of 1893 affected building work in Seattle, WA, Mendel moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he remained 1894-1898. He returned to Seattle in 1899, first working as a draftsman in Charles Bebb's architectural office, then becoming a partner in 1901.

He lived in Seattle from 1899 until his death in 1940. From at least 1920 until 1930, he lived with his wife and two children at 1146 17th Avenue North. He owned this house but paid a mortgage. The household was prosperous enough to pay a houseboy, Pio B. Rivera (born c. 1897 in the Philippines). (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1927; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 173; Image: 954,accessed 01/20/2016; See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: 2497; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0090; Image: 424.0; FHL microfilm: 2342231,accessed 01/20/2016.)

Parents

His father was German, his mother French

Spouse

He married Jane B. Mendel (born c. 1880 in MN).

Children

He had two children, Louis, Jr. (born c. 1912 in WA) and Herbert (born c. 1914 in WA). Leonard, Jr., became a lawyer.



Associated Locations

  • Seattle, WA (Architect's Death)
    Seattle, WA

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PCAD id: 1768


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