Male, born 06/12/1911, died 12/03/2005

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Neptune, Kenneth H., AIA, Architect

Professional History

Chief Draftsman, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1936-1942; Director of Plant Facilities, North American Aviation, Incorporated, Los Angeles, CA, 1942-1945; Principal, Kenneth H. Neptune, Architect, Beverly Hills, CA, 1945-1995; Neptune operated his practice at 441 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills for at least 40 years, c. 1955-1995. It appears he may have retired c. 1995.

Neptune joined the American Institute of Architects, Southern CA Chapter in 1946. When surveyed in 1955 and 1962, Neptune indicated that he was a Registered Architect in the State of CA.


A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1934;


The Neptune Family lived at 3994 Alabama Street, San Diego, CA. Their house was mortgaged at this time, and several members of the extended family lived with them; Kenneth's maternal grandparents and his aunt both resided with the family in 1920. In 1930, Neptune continued to live with his family in San Diego at 4448 Marlborough Avenue. The family owned their own house in 1930. For many years, Neptune lived at 551 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA, from at least 1955 until at least 2002. He last resided in the 90272 zip code of the Pacific Palisades.

His father, Herman P. Neptune (born c. 1883 in WV), worked in 1920 in real estate, and ten years later registered with the US Census as a residential carpenter. Herman's parents both came from OH. Kenneth's mother was Frances J. Harper (born c. 1885 in MN). Her father, Erhard (born c. 1852), had been born in PA, her mother, Elizabeth M. Harper (born c. 1867), in England. Frances may have lived for some time in CO, like her husband. Herman and Frances married c. 1910 and had 3 sons at home in 1930: Kenneth, the eldest, born in CO, Donald E. (born c. 04/1916 in CA) and Homer E. (born c. 02/1918 in CA).

Neptune married in 1937.

Neptune had a daughter, Joanna Neptune Friend, who, in 2005, lived in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, CA.

SSN: 548-05-6316; Member, Rotary Club; Member, Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA; Member, Tuna Club of Avalon;

Associated Locations

  • Boulder, CO (Architect's Birth)
    Boulder, CO

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  • Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Death)
    Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA

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PCAD id: 3482