Male, US, born 01/24/1909, died 08/25/2003

Associated with the firms network

Honnold and Rex, Architects and Associates; Honnold, Reibsamen, and Rex, Architects; Reibsamen, Nickles and Rex, Architects; Rex, John L., FAIA; Spaulding and Rex, Architects; Spaulding, Rex and Deswarte, Architects and Engineers


Professional History

Draftsman, Designer, and Partner, Sumner Spaulding, 1932-1940; Partner, Spaulding, Rex, and Deswarte, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1940;

Emeritus, Board of Directors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (2005);

Fellow, American Institute of Architects;

Education

B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1932;

Personal

The Rex Family lived at 1067 Euclid Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, in 1910. In 1920, 11-year-old John L. Rex lived with his parents, son, paternal grandfather and two aunts (Elizabeth Rex [born c. 1872 in PA) and Teresa [born c. 1885 in PA]) in a house at 1061 Indiana Street, Los Angeles, CA. From at least 1930-1937, Rex lived with his parents and brother at 2007 Oak Street, South Pasadena, CA; tthe Rex Family owned this South Pasadena house that had a value of approximately $15,000. Rex's last residence was in the 93013 zip code of Carpinteria, CA.

His father, William M. Rex (born 1870 in PA) was a lawyer. William's parents both came from PA. William's father was also named John Rex; he was born c. 1846. His mother, Mary L. McMinn Rex (born 1880 in IA) ran the household. Her father was born in PA, her mother, IA. John Leon Rex also had a brother, Robert M. (born c. 1913 in CA). William and Mary married c. 1907.

Rex married in 1938, and had four children by 1956;

Rex returned from Southampton England, on 09/05/1937 and arrived in New York, NY, on 09/12/1937 aboard the S.S. Hansa. When surveyed in 1955, Rex indicated that he had traveled in Europe, Mexico, and Guatemala; SSN: 548-05-5834;



Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Birth)
    Los Angeles, CA

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PCAD id: 317


NameDateCityState
Adams, Edward Albert, House, Los Angeles, CA1906Los AngelesCA
American Red Cross, Chapter House, Los Angeles, CA
Anderson House, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1951Los AngelesCA
Barclays Bank Building, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Barret Textile Corporation Shop, Los Angeles, CA1946Los AngelesCA
Behrendt, George, House, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1940
California State University, Los Angeles, Kennedy, John F., Library, Los Angeles, CA1969Los AngelesCA
Case Study House #02, Pasadena, CA1947PasadenaCA
Centinela Valley Community Hospital, Inglewood, CA1961InglewoodCA
County of Los Angeles, Hall of Records Building #2, Los Angeles, CA1963Los AngelesCA
Ekdale House, Palos Verdes Estates, CA1948Palos Verdes EstatesCA
Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1968Los AngelesCA
Hommes, Raymond, Office Building, Beverly Hills, CABeverly HillsCA
Leibig, Rudolph, Guest House and Farmer's Cottage, Encino, Los Angeles, CA
Linder Plaza Office Building, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association, Branch, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1960Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association, Sunset-Vine Office Building, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA1963-1964Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District, De Portola, Gaspar Junior High School, Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA1960TarzanaCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Westchester High School #1, Westchester, Los Angeles, CA1952Los AngelesCA
McKinley Home for Boys, San Dimas, CASan DimasCA
Morris, William, Offices, Beverly Hills, CA1955Beverly HillsCA
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1973-1974Los AngelesCA
Piness Medical Building, Beverly Hills, CA1955Beverly HillsCA
Pomona College, Campanile, Claremont, CA1960-1961ClaremontCA
Romanoff Center and Restaurant, Beverly Hills, CA1951Beverly HillsCA
San Pedro Community Hospital, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1958-1960Los AngelesCA
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Psychology Building #1, Santa Barbara, CA1965Santa BarbaraCA
Wellensick, Frederick, Shop, Pomona, CA1945PomonaCA
Wyle, Mrs. Frank S., Weekend House
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