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Male, US, born 06/23/1880, died 12/14/1963

Associated with the firms network

Balch and Balch, Architects; Balch and Stanbery, Architect and Engineer; Balch, Clifford A. Architect; Walker and Eisen, Architects; Withey and Balch, Architects


Professional History

Day Laborer, Pasadena, CA, c. 1900; Partner, Balch and Stanbery, Architects and Engineer, Los Angeles, CA;

Personal

Balch was born in MN, and lived there until c. 1889-1894, when his family relocated to CA. (It is possible that the family moved out of the Midwest at about the time of the Panic of 1893, when many communities lost jobs. Southern CA was one of the most rapidly expanding US regions at the time, providing plenty of work for a carpenter.) The Balchs resided on Colorado Street in Pasadena, CA, in 1900, and at 140 Broadway in Pasadena, in 1910. At age 29, Clifford continued to reside at home, working as a residential architect, and supporting his mother and three younger brothers. In 1930, he lived in an apartment house at 205 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, with his wife, Pearl. Pearl, Clifford and their two daughters lived in a rented house at 235 North Manhattan Place, Los Angeles, CA, in 1930; rent was $80 per month at the time. He died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 83;

His father was William C. Balch (born 09/1855 in NH), who worked as a carpenter in Pasadena, CA, in 1900. William's family had its roots in VT. His mother was Anna S. Houck Balch (born 05/1859 in MN), a homemaker, whose parents came from PA and MD. William and Anna married c. 1880 and had six children by 1900, three of whom survived: Clifford, Choate N. (born 06/1889 in MN) and Robert (born 06/1894 in CA). Another son, William was born c. 1902 in Pasadena, CA. William Balch was not listed in the US Census of 1910, and Anna is listed as head of the household.

Balch married Pearl Payne Balch (born 05/11/1889 in IL-died 12/24/1942 in Los Angeles, CA) between 1910-1920. Her family had come from IL.

Clifford and Pearl Balch had two daughters, Margaret (born c. 1907 in CA) and Maria (born c. 1910 in CA).

SSN: 565-28-0882;


PCAD id: 290


NameDateCityState
Adams Theatre, San Diego, CA1935San DiegoCA
Alameda Theatre, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAEast Los Angeles, Los AngelesCA
Arvin Theatre, Arvin, CA 1937ArvinCA
Boulevard Theatre #2, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1937Los AngelesCA
Brawley Theatre, Brawley, CA1936-1937BrawleyCA
California Theatre, San Diego, CA1919San DiegoCA
Clune's Pasadena Theatre, Pasadena, CA PasadenaCA
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA1928Los AngelesCA
Esquire Theatre, Fairfax District, Los Angeles, CA1937Los AngelesCA
Four Star Theatre, Los Angeles, CA1931-1932Los AngelesCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Fox California Theatre #2, Stockton, CA1929-1930StocktonCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Fox Riverside Theatre, Lido Theatre, Riverside, CA1929RiversideCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Fox Theatre Project, Huntington Park, CA1930Huntington ParkCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Pomona Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA1931PomonaCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, Visalia Fox Theatre, Visalia, CA1929-1930VisaliaCA
Fox West Coast Theatres Corporation, West Coast Riverside Theatre, Riverside, CA1928-1929RiversideCA
Golden Gate Theatre, East Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1927Los AngelesCA
Imperial Theatre, Long Beach, CA1925Long BeachCA
Lido Theatre, Los Angeles, CA1936-1937Los AngelesCA
Lido Theatre, Newport Beach, CA1939Newport BeachCA
Newport Theatre, Newport Beach, CA1939Newport BeachCA
Palomar Theatre, Oceanside, CA1936OceansideCA
River Theatre, Oildale, Bakersfield, CABakersfieldCA
Rivoli Theatre, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
San Gabriel Theatre, San Gabriel, CA1941San GabrielCA
San Pedro Theatre Project, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1930Los AngelesCA
Sardi's Restaurant #1, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1932-1933Los AngelesCA
State Theatre, Pomona, CA1939-1941PomonaCA
Sunbeam Theatre, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA1914Los AngelesCA
United Artists Corporation, Theatre Project, Santa Ana, CA1930Santa AnaCA
United Artists Pasadena Theatre, Old Town, Pasadena, CA1931-1932PasadenaCA
United Artists Theatre, 5112 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
United Artists Theatre, Berkeley, CA1931-1932BerkeleyCA
United Artists Theatre, El Centro, CA1930-1931El CentroCA
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