Male, US, born 12/19/1907, died 08/23/1999

Associated with the firms network

Jones and Emmons, Architects; Wurster, William W., Architect

Professional History

Draftsman, McKim, Mead, and White, Architects, New York, NY, 1930-1932; Draftsman, William W. Wurster, San Francisco, CA, 1938-1939; Designer, Allied Engineers, Incorporated, 1940-1942; U.S. Naval Reserve, Active Duty, 1942-1946; Principal, Frederick E. Emmons, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1946-1950; Partner, Jones and Emmons, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1950-1969;

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter; Registered Architect in CA in 1955;


B.Arch., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1929.


Born in NY State, Emmons moved to CA in the 1930s, and never left, dying in Belvedere, CA, at the age of 91.

His mother's name was Fogarty.

Emmons married in 1940.

When surveyed in 1955, Emmons reported having had one child.

Frederick Emmons was the older brother (by three years) of the San Francisco architect, Donn Emmons (1910-1997), of the firm of Wurster, Bernardi, and Emmons. Frederick Emmons was an expert on ocean liners, having written the book, "American Passenger Ships: the Ocean Lines and Liners, 1873-1983," (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985). He retired to the City of Belevedere, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Associated Locations

  • Olean, NY (Architect's Birth)
    Olean, NY

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  • Belvedere, CA (Architect's Death)
    Belvedere, CA

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PCAD id: 304

901 Airole Way, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1964-1965
Brastoff, Sascha, Ceramics Factory, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Brody House, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
Building Contractors' Association Building, Pomona, CA1954PomonaCA
Colony Park Housing Tract
Daphne, Nicholas P., Funeral Home, Mint Hill, San Francisco, CA 1952-1953San FranciscoCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, 1843 North Woodside Street House, Orange, CAOrangeCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, 602 East Briardale Avenue House, Orange, CAFairmeadows, OrangeCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, Greenmeadow Housing Tract, Palo Alto, CA1954-1955Palo AltoCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, Terra Linda Housing Tract, San Rafael, CA1955-1956San RafaelCA
Eichler Homes, Incorporated, X-100 Prototype House, Highlands-Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA1956San MateoCA
Emmons, Frederick, House, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1955Los AngelesCA
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, Saint Matthew's Church #2, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA 1954Los AngelesCA
Estates Oceanside Housing Development, San Luis Rey, CASan Luis ReyCA
Fairmeadow Housing Tract, Palo Alto, CA1953Palo AltoCA
Huberland House, Encino, Los Angeles, CA1954Los AngelesCA
Hugheston Meadows Housing Tract
Jones and Emmons Architectural Office, Los Angeles, CA1955
King Cole Market and Shopping Center, Whittier, CA1950WhittierCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Campbell High School, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA1951Los AngelesCA
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Clover Avenue School, Los Angeles, CA1954Los AngelesCA
Northwest House
Pardee-Phillips Housing Tract, Pacific Palisades, CALos AngelesCA
Romanoff's on the Rocks Restaurant, Palm Springs, CAPalm SpringsCA
San Pedro Community Hospital, San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA1958-1960Los AngelesCA
Shorecliff Tower Apartments, Santa Monica, CA1963Santa MonicaCA
Southdown Estates Houses, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA1952Los AngelesCA
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Young, Charles, Research Library (YRL), Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1964Los AngelesCA
West Wilshire Swimming Pool, Los Angeles1955Los AngelesCA
Jennings, Jim, "Time ran out for a Modernist urban oasis", ArcCA, 1, 48, 2000. "Ladera", Arts and Architecture, 4/1952. Jones, A. Quincy, Emmons, Frederick E., Builders' Homes for Better Living, 1957. Ditto, Jerry, Stern, Lanning, Eichler Homes: Design for Living, 1995. Adamson, Paul, Arbunich, Marty, Eichler: Modernism Rebuilds the American Dream, 2002. Eichler, Joseph, Eichler, Steven, Greenmeadow--still vital after 40 years, 1994. Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Guide to Architecture in San Francisco and Northern California, 174, 1985. Home Buyer's Handbook, 47-49, 1956. Home Buyer's Handbook, 50-52, 1956. Betsky, Aaron, "The unloved one", Interiors, 158: 3, 28, 30, 03/1999. "1966 Library Buildings Award Program", Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 46: 2, 54, 08/1966. "A Communal Life that Approaches the Ideal", Living for Young Homemakers, front cover, 7/1955. Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 332, 1994. Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles An Architectural Guide, 102, 1994. "Man about the house; Joseph Eichler's tract houses endure as masterpieces of snazzy midcentury populism", Los Angeles Magazine, 38, 11/2000. "Beau Peep Whispers: Emmons Brothers Capture Prizes", Los Angeles Times, D4, 07/03/1938. Gebhard, David, Winter, Robert, Los Angeles Times, 24, 1994. Haithman, Diane, "Frederick E. Emmons; retired L. A. architect", Los Angeles Times, A20, A21, 8/28/1999. Nyren, Ron, "Mortuary kombat", Metropolis, 18: 7, 43, 55, 04/1999. Mid-Century Architecture in America, 135, 1961. Eckardt, Wolf Von, "A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons", Mid-Century Architecture in America, 215, 1961. Harrison, Susan Hall, Post World War II tract houses : the subdivision developments of Joseph L. Eichler, 1949-1956, 1980. Honnold, Douglas, Southern California Architecture 1769-1956, 64, 1956.