Male, born 1871-08-18, died 1942-07-31

Associated with the firms network

Acker, Arthur L., Architect; Hunt and Eager, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Hunt and Eager, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1905. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1905, p. 51.)

Principal, Arthur L. Acker, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1907-1926. Acker maintained an office at 228 West 4th Street, Room #334 in 1907-1908. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1907, p. 1651 andLos Angeles, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 55.)

In 1914, he had transferred his office to 610 South Broadway, Room #1101. (See San Pedro and Wilmington, California, City Directory, 1914, p. 2509.)

Acker worked at 408 South Spring Street Room #1408 in 1918.(See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1918, p. 228.)

By 1926, he had his office at 714 West 10th Street in Los Angeles, Room #629. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1926, p. 3165.)



Born in Stanton, MI, he resided with his parents and brother in Fairplain, MI, like Stanton, also in Montcalm County, in 1880.

Acker lived in Riverside, CA, in 1900, where he worked as a clothing salesman. He resided on South Main Street in Riverside. (See,Source Citation:Year: 1900; Census Place: Riverside Precinct 4, Riverside, California; Roll: 96; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0207; FHL microfilm: 1240096,accessed 01/13/2018.)

He had relocated to Los Angeles by late 1904 or 1905, where he lived at 173 East 45th Street in that city.(See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1905, p. 51. Acker did not appear in the Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1904.)

Acker and his wife lived at 182 East Vernon Street in Los Angeles, CA, in 1908. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1908, p. 55.) They lived at the same address in 1910, according to the US Census of that year, and would remain on East Vernon Street for at least 20 years. (See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 70, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_81; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0249; FHL microfilm: 1374094,accessed 01/13/2018.)

The 1920 US Census record that he, his wife and son resided at 170 East Vernon Street in Los Angeles, CA. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 71, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_111; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 290,accessed 01/13/2018.)

He and his family continued to live at this address in 1930. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 145; Page 1A; Enumeration District: 0324; FHL microfilm: 2339880, acccessed 01/13/2018.)

He died in Los Angeles at the age of 71.


His father, Frank Acker, (born c. 1840) had been born in IN; his parents had come from NY (father) and OH (mother). In 1880, he worked as a machinist.

His mother was Margaret Lansing (born c. 1843 in NY) managed the household. In 1880 it contained two boys, Arthur and his younger brother, Leonard, (born c. 1873 in MI). Both of Margaret's parent had come from NY. (See,Source Information Year: 188; Census Place: Fairplain, Montcalm, Michigan; Roll: 596; Page: 156C; Enumeration District: 234, accessed 01/13/2018.)


The architect married Mary Pearle Barber (born c. 1871 in MI-d. 07/17/1930 in Los Angeles, CA) on 06/02/1897 in Ionia, MI. Her father was E.F. Barber. (See,Source Information Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015, accessed 01/13/2018.)


Arthur and Mary had at least one child, Arthur Kenneth Acker (born c. 1909 in CA). He went by the name "Kenneth." A. Kenneth Acker attended the University of Southern California (USC) and obtained a degree in architecture. He was listed as being in the USC Class of 1932. (See "Scarab Architectural Fraternity," University of Southern California El Rodeo Yearbook, 1930, p. 421.)

Biographical Notes

SSN: 565-24-6662.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 4067