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Male, US, born 1895-08-10, died 1945-11-17

Associated with the firms network

Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles (AAALA); Parkinson and Parkinson, Architects; Parkinson, Powelson, Briney, Bernard and Woodford, Architects


Personal

Relocation

Donald B. Parkinson was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1895. In 1910, his family resided at 600 Saint Paul Street in Los Angeles, CA. At this time, the Parkinson household included Donald's maternal grandmother, Dorothea Breckenfeld (born c. 08/1825 in Germany-d. 12/12/1913 in Los Angeles, CA), maternal aunt

He died on 11/17/1945, at his home in Santa Monica, CA, aged fifty.

Parents

He was the son of John Parkinson (1861-1935), the noted Los Angeles architect, and Meta B. Breckenfeld (1862-1922). His sister was Mary Dorothea Parkinson Trent (born 1890 in Seattle, WA-d. 1980 in Los Angeles, CA).

Spouse

He married Grace W. Parkinson (born 02/04/1900 in Prescott, AZ).

Biographical Notes

Donald and Grace Parkinson took a trip to the British Isles, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany beginning on 02/04/1925. He applied for a US Passport on 01/06/1925. At age 29, his US Passport application stated that Donald Parkinson stood 5-feet, 9-and-1/2-inches tall, and had a high forehead, gray eyes, short nose, straight mouth, oval chin, light brown hair, medium complexion and and oval face. He and his wife departed from New York before the trip, and they stayed at the Hotel Commodore while there. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Roll #: 2694; Volume #: Roll 2694 - Certificates: 504900-505499, 13 Jan 1925-14 Jan 1925, accessed 07/13/2018.)

Parkinson and his wife visited the Santa Maria Inn in 08/1931.



Associated Locations

PCAD id: 202


NameDateCityState
Banks-Huntley Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1929-1931Los AngelesCA
Broadway-Hollywood Store, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1940Hollywood, Los AngelesCA
Bullock's Westwood Department Store #1, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1932Los AngelesCA
Bullock's Wilshire Department Store, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA1928-1929Los AngelesCA
City of Los Angeles, City Hall #3, Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA1926-1928Los AngelesCA
City of Los Angeles, Public Library (LAPL), Branch #2, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 1940Los AngelesCA
City of Santa Monica, City Hall #2, Santa Monica, CA1938-1939Santa MonicaCA
County of Los Angeles, Hall of Justice Building, Los Angeles, CA1925Los AngelesCA
General Motors Corporation (GM), Chevrolet Assembly Factory, Van Nuys. Los Angeles, CA 1946-1947
Hayward Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1905Los AngelesCA
Holmby Hall, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1929Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Gas and Electric Company, Headquarters Building, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1921-1923Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles, CA1934-1935Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT), Los Angeles, CA1937-1939Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT), Restaurant, Los Angeles, CA1939Los AngelesCA
Miramar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA1921Santa MonicaCA
Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1929-1931Los AngelesCA
Saks Fifth Avenue Store Building, Beverly Hills, CA1936-1937Beverly HillsCA
Title Guaranty and Trust Company, Main Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1929-1931Los AngelesCA
United States Government, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Branch #1, Los Angeles, CA1929-1930Los AngelesCA
University of Southern California (USC), Bovard, George Finley, Administration Building, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1920-1921Los AngelesCA
University of Southern California (USC), Bridge Hall, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1928Los AngelesCA
University of Southern California (USC), Law School Building #2, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1926Los AngelesCA
University of Southern California (USC), Physical Education Building, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1928Los AngelesCA
University of Southern California (USC), Science Building, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA1928Los AngelesCA
Wilshire Medical Building, Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1927-1928Los AngelesCA
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