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Male, US, born 1871-09-18, died 1957-10-23

Associated with the firms network

Austin and Mayberry, Architects; Leonardt, Carl, Building Contractor; Mayberry and Parker, Architect and Engineer; Mayberry, Edward Leodore, Jr., Architect and Structural Engineer

Professional History


Employee, Schoder, Johnston, and Company, Los Angeles, CA, 1890-1892. In 1891, Schoder, Johnston and Company operated a wholesale hardware steel and iron business at 214-216 North Los Angeles Street in Los Angeles. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1891, p. 570.) The company was led by John M. Johnston (president) and Joseph Schoder (vice-president, d. 02/07/1913). It changed its name to the "Union Hardware and Metal Company" by 1892. (See Los Angeles City Directory and Gazetteer of Southern California for 1892, [Los Angeles: George W. Maxwell, 1892], p. 439.)

Engineer, Carl Leonardt, Building Contractor, Los Angeles, CA, 1906-1907.

Partner, Mayberry and [L.A.] Parker, Architect and Engineer, Los Angeles, CA, 1907- either late 1918 or 1919. In 1917, Mayberry and Parker had an office in Room #471 of the Pacific Electric Building, Los Angeles. ("See "Directory of Architects," Southwest Builder and Contractor, vol. 50, no. 1, [whole no. 1267], 07/06/1917, p. 3.) Mayberry became a Registered Architect in the State of CA in 1907.

Mayberry served in U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces, Engineering Corps, in W.W.I. Thereafter, he was referred to as "Captain Mayberry." His father, Edward L. Mayberry, Sr., was referred to as "Colonel Mayberry." (Thank you to Byron Taylor, an expert on Mayberry's life and career, for correcting this PCAD error in an email to the author, 08/24/2019.)

Principal, Edward L. Mayberry, Architect and Engineer, Los Angeles, CA, 06/1918- c. 1956.

Professional Activities

Member, Fact-Finding Commission on the Saint Francis Dam Failure, Saugus, CA, 03/12-13/1928. This commission was put together to create a report to Los Angeles County District Attorney Asa Keyes.

Biographical Notes

Member, Sierra Club, Long Beach, CA.

Member San Gabriel Valley Country Club.

Member, University Club, Los Angeles, CA.

Member, City Club of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

Member, Engineers and Architects Association, Los Angeles, CA.



Bachelor of Letters, Architectural Design, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, 1896. A formal program in architecture was not developed at the University of California until 1903. Prior architectural education was looser, based on the employment of non-tenured tutors, such as Bernard Maybeck, working with students during the 1890s.

B.S., Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1906.



Mayberry was born in Sacramento, CA, but moved to Los Angeles by about 1877, where he graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1888 and attended the University of Southern California for one year, probably about 1888-1889. Mayberry worked for two years, 1890-1892, for the firm of He moved to the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), Berkeley, CA, between about 1892-1896. He graduated in the latter year.

Following his training at UCB, he undertook a B.S. in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating from this prestigious institution in 1905.

He died in Los Angeles County, CA, at the age of 86. He was buried at San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA.


His parents were Edward L. Mayberry, Sr., and Emily Jane Gray.


He wed Ada Stevens Phillips (1871-1937) in Pasadena, CA, on 01/21/1901.


A son of Edward and Ada's, Edward Mayberry, lived only in 1908. Another son died at birth on 07/13/1902.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 568-26-9212.

PCAD id: 1053