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Male, US, born 1879-09-16, died 1960-04-09

Associated with the firms network

Martin, A.C. and Associates, Architects; Martin, Albert C., Sr., Architect; Togawa Smith Martin Residential, Incorporated, (TSMR)

Professional History


Draftsman, Brown-Ketcham Iron Works, Indianapolis, IN, c. 1902; Steel Inspector, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Pittsburgh Mills, Pittsburgh, PA, c. 1903; Designer/Estimator of Steel Construction, Cambria Steel Company, Johnstown, PA, c. 1903; at this time, the major steel manufacturers had in-house engineers to complete projects for bridges, steel-framed skyscrapers and other large structures.

Sub-Foreman/Superintendent of Construction, Carl Leonardt and Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1904; (Leonardt was a large-scale construction company.) According to a biographical sketch published in 1913: "This move [to Los Angeles] was prompted by the offer of a position which he accepted as Superintendent of Construction for Carl Leonardt and Company, one of the largest contracting firms in that section of the United States. He remained with the company for more than a year and during that time supervised the construction of some of the largest buildings put up in Los Angeles." (See Press Reference Library, Western Edition Notables of the West, Vol. I, Page 728, [New York : International News Service, 1913])

Engineer of Construction/Engineering Associate, Alfred Faist Rosenheim, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1904-1908; Principal, A.C. Martin, Architect, 09/1908-1945; Founding Partner, A.C. Martin and Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 1945-1960; in 1945, he incorporated with his sons, Albert Carey Martin, Jr., (1913-2006), and J. Edward Martin (1916-2004).

In 1917, Martin had an office in Room #430 of the Higgins Building, Los Angeles. ("See "Directory of Architects," Southwest Builder and Contractor, vol. 50, no. 1, [whole no. 1267], 07/06/1917, p. 3.)

Professional Activities

Member, Architects and Engineers Society of Los Angeles; Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA); Member, AIA, Southern California Chapter; Member, Los Angeles Architectural Club; Registered Architect in the State of California, 1956.


Graduate, Saint Patrick's Parochial School, La Salle, IL, 1894; B.S. Architectural Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1897-06/1902;


Born in La Salle, IL, Martin worked in Indianapolis, IN, and Pittsburgh, PA, and Johnstown, PA, following graduation from the University of Illinois in 1902. He relocated to Los Angeles, CA, on 01/06/1904. Martin lived at 712 Catalina Street in 1918. He died in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 80.

His father was John Martin, his mother, Margaret Carey Martin.

Albert Carey Martin, Sr., married Carolyn Borchard Martin (02/21/1883-06/09/1959) on 10/15/1907 in Oxnard, CA.

Martin reported having had six children in a biographical directory of 1955: two of whom were Evelyn M. Martin and Margaret M. Martin; two sons were architect Albert Carey Martin, Jr., (08/03/1913– 03/30/2006) and engineer J. Edward Martin (10/23/1916-11/22/2004), both of whom led the firm after the Second World War.

In 1923, the American Architect reported of A.C. Martin's office: "Albert Carey Martin, architect, Los Angeles, Cal., has enlarged his organization to take care of increased business with Arthur McArthur, formerly of Chicago, as general manager. The office has removed to larger quarters at 228 Higgins Building." (See "Personals," American Architect, vol. CXXIV, no. 2430, 10/10/1923, p. 16.) Martin's firm had designed the Higgins Building in 1908-1910. Member, Newman Club of Los Angeles; Member, Knights of Columbus. SSN: 548-52-4154;

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

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PCAD id: 105

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