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Male, born 1917-05-03, died 2004-12-15

Associated with the firm network

Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers


Professional History

Résumé

Employee, Harry Shuman Furniture, Portsmouth, VA, 1940. This store was located at 705-707 High Street, Portsmouth, VA, in 1946.

Architect, US Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific theatre, c. 1941-1945.

Architect, Pietro Belluschi, Architect, Portland, OR.

Architect, Victor Gruen Associates, Los Angeles, CA.

Architect, WESTCOR, Phoenix, AZ.

Project Architect, John Graham and Company, Seattle, WA, c. 1961; Fast worked as the Project Architect for the Seattle World's Fair Space Needle (1961-1962). Fast also worked on shopping mall projects in WA and OR, including the Bon Marche, Alderwood Mall, Lynnwood, WA, and Medford Shopping Mall, Medford, OR.

Alfred H. Fast collection on the Space Needle, 1961-1962, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Education

College

Graduate, University of Vienna, School of Architecture, Vienna, Austria, 1938.

Personal

Relocation

Alfred H. Fast was born in Vienna, Austria in 1917, at the tail end of World War I. He attended the University of Vienna, graduating in 1938. Fast first landed in the US in New York, NY, on 03/21/1940, traveling aboard the S.S. Lancastria from Liverpool, England.

Fast served as a Private in Company A of the 32nd Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Croft, SC, on 07/20//1942. He listed a permanent address of 45 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA.(See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at Atlanta; Morrow, Georgia, USA; Record Group Title: 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, accessed 08/12/2019.)

Parents

His mother was Josephine Schlamm, his father Heinrich Fast.

Spouse

He wed Anna Maria Fenyo before 1942.

He married again to Christine Koran (born c. 1932 in New York, NY) on 10/18/1978 in Seattle, WA. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc442475, accessed 08/12/2019.)

Biographical Notes

At age 25, Alfred H. Fast stood 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighed 150 pounds.

Fast made a petition for naturalization in the United States Western District Court of South Carolina, at Spartanburg, SC, on 07/24/1942. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives at Atlanta; Morrow, Georgia, USA; Record Group Title: 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, accessed 08/12/2019.)

SSN: 093-16-8461.


PCAD id: 6147