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Octavius Morgan, Harold Kenneth Vaughn, John A. Walls

Active 1890-1910

Firm Notes

An important and productive architectural firm straddling the 19th and 20th centuries, Morgan and Walls, Architects and Engineers, operated in Los Angeles, CA. It produced some of the most notable commercial buildings in Downtown Los Angeles during the 1890-1910 period, including the Nadeau House (1882), Farmers and Merchants Bank of Los Angeles (1905), Hellman Building (1910) and Van Nuys Building (1911).

This firm succeeded Kysor, Morgan and Walls (1887-1890) and was superceded by Morgan, Walls and Morgan in 04/1910. Octavius Weller Morgan, Sr., (1886-1951), who just graduated from Stanford University, replaced his father, Octavius Morgan (1850-1922), in the firm in 1910. to create Morgan, Walls and Morgan.

PCAD id: 80


NameDateCityState
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (A, T and T), Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, Office Building, Los Angeles, CA1911Los AngelesCA
Bicknell Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1892Los AngelesCA
Bonfilio, N., House, Los Angeles, CA1898-1899Los AngelesCA
Brown, W.C., House, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Capitol Milling Company, Los Angeles, CA1883Los AngelesCA
Davies, J.M., Warehouse, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA1903Los AngelesCA
Duque, T.L., Garage, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1910Los AngelesCA
Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Los Angeles, Headquarters Building #3, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1905Los AngelesCA
Hellman Building, 411 South Main Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1910Los AngelesCA
Hollenbeck Home for the Aged, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA 1896Los AngelesCA
Hotel Van Nuys, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1896-1897Los AngelesCA
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Hall, Azusa, CA1908AzusaCA
Kerckhoff Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1907-1908Los AngelesCA
Lawton, A.G., House, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA1901-1902Los AngelesCA
Nadeau House, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 1881-1882Los AngelesCA
Pantages Office Building #1, Pantages Theatre #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1909-1910Los AngelesCA
Story Building #1, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1900Los AngelesCA
Story Building #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1908-1909Los AngelesCA
Van Nuys, Isaac Newton, Building, Annex, Los Angeles, CA1929-1930Los AngelesCA
Van Nuys, Isaac Newton, Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA1910-1911Los AngelesCA
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