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Male, US, born 1873-09-22, died 1971-01-05

Associated with the firms network

Delano and Aldrich, Architects; Huntington and Loveless, Architects; Loveless and Fey, Architects; Loveless, Arthur L., Architect; Loveless, Fey and Lamont, Architects; Wilson and Loveless, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, Delano and Aldrich, Architects, New York, NY, c. 1905. Delano and Aldrich was one of New York's most prestigious architectural firms of the period, doing a variety of country and city houses for the region's social and financial elite, most notably, the immense French Provincial mansion for financier Otto Kahn occupying 443 acres on Long Island at Cold Spring Harbor, NY, (1914-1919). In later years, it also would obtain many commissions for public and institutional buildings along the East Coast, such as Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, MD, 1910), the Knickerbocker Club (New York, NY, 1915), and the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, Yale University (New Haven, CT, 1923). Another prominent West Coast architect, William W. Wurster (1895-1973) would work for the Delano and Aldrich, later, in the early 1920s.

Partner, [Clayton D.] Wilson and Loveless, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1909-1911.

Principal, Arthur L. Loveless, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1911-1942. From at least 1915 until 09/1918, Loveless maintained an office in Room #513 of the Coleman Building in Seattle. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle, Washington, Business Directory, 1915, p. 1657 and Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Washington; Registration County: King; Roll: 1991925; Draft Board: 07, accessed 09/25/2017.)

Loveless retired from practice in 1942 or 1943. He spent much of the remainder of his life traveling.

Professional Service

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington Chapter, 1910-1911; President, AIA, Washington Chapter, 1916-1917;

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1940.

Education

Education

Graduate, Big Rapids High School, Big Rapids, MI, 1891; he was one of ten graduates who graduated from the high school in that year.

Loveless took a correspondence course in architecture, c. 1893, from University of Chicago, an experience that would redirect him away from banking.

Coursework, Columbia University, School of Architecture, New York, NY, 1903-1906; According to Thomas Veith, Loveless left Columbia before graduating due to exhaustion of his finances. (See Thomas Veith, An Analysis of the Work of Arthur L. Loveless with an Emphasis on Human Aesthetic Responses, M.A. Thesis, [Seattle: University of Washington, 1991], p. 7.) While at Columbia, Loveless met the architect William Adams Delano (1874-1960), who taught there from 1903-1910, and who served as a devoted mentor to many young men entering the profession.

A sketch problem by Loveless entitled, "Doorway Palazzo Vecchio," appeared in the Columbia University School of Architecture Annual, 1904, (p. 51). This was a lower-level, Beaux-Arts design assignment, probably using resources on the Florentine Palazzo Vecchio in Columbia's extensive architectural library.

Personal

Relocation

One source indicated that Loveless had been born in Mecosta, MI on 09/22/1873. It is unclear if this record indicated that he was born in Big Rapids, a town in Mecosta County, MI, or in the town of Mecosta, MI, itself. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 09/25/2017.) He grew up in Big Rapids, MI, a town where the logging industry supported many. Thomas Douglas Stimson (1828-1898), lived here until the early 1880s and built a significant lumber business that was later expanded by his sons in Seattle and Washington State. As a young man, Loveless relocated to Manistee, MI, where he worked as a bookkeeper for the Manistee Manufacturing Company in the early 1890s, and, from about 1895 until 1902, moved to employment at the Manistee National Bank. In succession, he worked as a bank messenger, bill collector and clerk. (See Thomas Veith, An Analysis of the Work of Arthur L. Loveless with an Emphasis on Human Aesthetic Responses, M.A. Thesis, [Seattle: University of Washington, 1991], p,. 5.) In 1900, he lodged in Frances Van VolkanburgCanfield's boarding house on 4th Street in Manistee. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Manistee Ward 2, Manistee, Michigan; Roll: 727; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1240727, accessed 09/25/2017.)

He moved to New York City to attend architecture school at Columbia University in 1902, graduating in 1905; Loveless moved to Seattle, WA, from New York, NY, in 1907. The bulk of his career was spent in Seattle.

Loveless lived by himself in the Lenawee Apartments, at 1629 Harvard Avenue in Seattle according to the US Census of 1920. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1928; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 200, accessed 09/25/2017.)

In 1926, he erected a residence at 7126 55thAvenue South in Seattle. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1927, p. 1021.) He used his business address, 711 Broadway North on most forms requiring a permanent address.

According to the 1930 US Census, Loveless's residence, Hollyhock House at 7126 55th Avenue, was worth $40,000, a large sum for the time. His parents resided with him at this time. They lived in Mecosta, MI, in 1920, but moved to Seattle between 1920 and 1925. (See (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Big Rapids Ward 1, Mecosta, Michigan; Roll: T625_783; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 232, accessed 09/25/2017 and Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: 2505; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0222; FHL microfilm: 2342239, accessed 09/25/2017.) His mother, Caroline, resided with him alone from 1932 until her death in 1938.

The Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, (p. 780), indicated that he lived at Loveless Studio Apartments, 711 North Broadway, Apartment #9. Loveless traveled worldwide a great deal from the 1930s into the1960s. He gathered

His last residence was in the 98102 zip code of Seattle.

Parents

His father was Loren Thompson Loveless (born 09/07/1840 in Newton Falls, OH-d. 04/30/1932 in Seattle, WA), his mother, Carrie E. Thomas (born c. 05/1849 in MI- d. 11/02/1938 in Seattle, WA). They married on 03/01/1870 in Croton, MI. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015, accessed 09/25/2017.) They had two children, Arthur and Georgia M. Loveless Shorett (born 01/06/1877 in MI-d. 02/22/1970 in Edmonds, WA).

Loren worked in various positions, including as a barber and a traveling salesman. (See Thomas Veith, An Analysis of the Work of Arthur L. Loveless with an Emphasis on Human Aesthetic Responses, M.A. Thesis, [Seattle: University of Washington, 1991], p,. 5.) The 1860 US Census indicated that he worked on John Darnall's farm as a laborer in Indian Grove, IL. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1860; Census Place: Indian Grove, Livingston, Illinois; Roll: M653_199; Page: 911; Family History Library Film: 803199, accessed 09/26/2017.)

He enlisted in the US Army at Cairo, IL, in 03/1862, fighting as a private in Company A of the 3rd Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 09/26/2017 and Find a Grave.com, "Loren T. Loveless," accessed 09/26/2017.) By 1900, he worked as a barber in Big Rapids, MI. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Big Rapids Ward 1, Mecosta, Michigan; Roll: 730; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1240730, accessed 09/25/2017.)

Caroline's parents were Solomon E. and Eliza Thomas, who operated a farm in Croton, MI, in 1860, and had come to the US from Canada. She was one of four daughters at the time. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1860; Census Place: Croton, Newaygo, Michigan; Roll: M653_555; Page: 929; Family History Library Film: 803555, accessed 09/25/2017.) Both Loren and Caroline were buried in Highland View Cemetery in Mecosta, MI. Find a Grave.com indicated that he died in 1938, because that was listed on his tombstone. His wife died in 1938, and his 1932 death date was mixed up with hers at the cemetery. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008, accessed 09/25/2017.)

Spouse

Loveless never married; he was survived by two nieces and two nephews; one nephew, LaMonte J. Shorett (1905-1991), became an architect in Seattle, WA.


Biographical Notes

At age 44, his World War I draft registration card indicated that Loveless was tall with a narrow build with blue eyes and gray hair. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Washington; Registration County: King; Roll: 1991925; Draft Board: 07, accessed 09/25/2017.)

Loveless traveled widely in Europe, Mexico, and Asia; in Asia, he became a serious collector of art and antiquities that were later donated to the Seattle Museum of Art; he traveled in Mexico c. 1938 to study the country's art and architecture. (See "Travel Class of Women's Club to Hear Architect,” Seattle Times, 05/08/1938, p. 39.) He arrived in Los Angeles, CA, aboard the S.S. Virginia from Acapulco, Mexico, on 02/05/1938. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at San Pedro/Wilmington/Los Angeles, California; NAI Number: 4486355; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85, accessed 09/25/2017.) Also in 1938, he journeyed to Hawaii, aboard the S.S. Empress of Japan, sailing from Vancouver to Honolulu, TH, between 12/10/1938 and 12/15/1938. He stayed at the Halekulani Hotel while in Honolulu. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Honolulu, Hawaii, compiled 02/13/1900 - 12/30/1953; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A4156; Roll: 280; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: RG 85, accessed 09/14/2017.)

He sailed on the NYK Line ship, S.S. Hie Maru, between Yokohama, Japan, and Seattle, between 09/26/1940 and 10/08/1940. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Seattle, Washington; NAI Number: 4449160; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: M1383; Roll Number: 257, accessed 09/25/2017.)

Loveless traveled first-class to Barcelona, Spain from New York, NY, aboard the S.S. Atlantic leaving the latter city on 10/17/1949. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from New York, New York, 07/01/1948-12/31/1956; NAI Number: 3335533; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4169; NARA Roll Number: 54, accessed 09/25/2017.) He returned first class aboard the same ship between Barcelona to New York, 02/06/1950 and 02/16/1950. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1950; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 7794; Line: 1; Page Number: 153, accessed 09/14/2017.)

He left New York bound for Cannes, France, on 08/1952 aboard the Italian Line vessel, S.S. Vulcania, and was set to spend 2 months abroad. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from New York, New York, 07/01/1948-12/31/1956; NAI Number: 3335533; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A4169; NARA Roll Number: 181, accessed 09/14/2017.)

At age 82, Loveless traveled on the M.S. Vigan between Yokohama and Vancouver, arriving in the latter in late 06/1956. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 05/10/1954 - 09/29/1956; NAI Number: 3039654; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series: A3917; Roll: 2, accessed 09/25/2017.)

SSN: 535-44-4325.



Associated Locations

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

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PCAD id: 2488


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