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Male, US, born 1887-11-07, died 1973-09-19

Associated with the firms network

Adams, Davis, Flewelling, Weston, Weston and Wright, Associated Architects; Davis and Davis, Architects; Davis, Davis and Withey, Associated Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Partner, Davis and Davis, Architects, Los Angeles, CA. From at least 1938 until 1942, Davis and Davis maintained an office at 3215 West 6th Street in Los Angeles. (See Los Angeles A-L, California, City Directory, 1938, p. 548.)

Papers of Davis and Davis are located at the Architecture and Design Collection, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Personal

Relocation

Born in Baltimore, Walter's family resided at 802 North Carroll Avenue in Baltimore in 1900. There were five in the family living at home in 1900, with an African-American servant, Martha Davis, (born c. 05/1881 in VA). (See Ancestry.com. Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Baltimore Ward 18, Baltimore City (Independent City), Maryland; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0239, accessed 03/29/2018.)

In 1938, he lived at 2400 North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles. (See Los Angeles A-L, California, City Directory, 1938, p. 548.)

Davis died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 85. His last residence was in the 90807 zip code of Long Beach, CA.

Parents

Father was Frank E. Davis, a Baltimore architect who worked in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. His mother's maiden name was Annie L. Swindell; she managed the household containing five children. Walter S. Davis's brothers included Francis Pierpont (12/27/1884-07/15/1953), William E.S. (born 02/1886 in MD), Henry R. (born 11/1891 in MD), and Dorothy (born 10/1891 in MD).

There may have been six Davis children, one having died at a young age.


PCAD id: 644


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