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Male, US, born 1895-01-28, died 1982-06-08

Associated with the firms network

Edwards and Neff, Architects; Neff, Wallace, Architect

Professional History


Loft Molder, during WW I at the American Shipbuilding Company, San Pedro, CA, 1917-1918.

Draftsman, George Washington Smith, Architect, Santa Barbara, CA, 1919.

Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, 1924-1982.

Professional Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Architects (FAIA), 1956;



Coursework, Munich, Germany, 1911-1913.

Coursework in art, Geneva, Switzerland, 1913-1914.

Coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Cambridge, MA, 1915-1917. At MIT, Neff studied with the distinguished church architect, Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), among others.



Wallace Neff was born in La Mirada, CA.

He lived at 1883 Orlando Street in San Marino, CA, in 1930, in a residence that had an approximate value of $100,000, a large sum for the period.

He died in Laguna Beach, CA, at the age of 87.


Neff's mother's maiden name was McNally.


Neff married Louise Up de Graaf in 1925.


With Louise Up de Graaf, he had three children: Phyllis Neff, Wallace Neff, Jr., and Arthur Neff.

Biographical Notes

SSN: 555-54-9489.

Associated Locations

  • La Mirada, CA (Architect's Birth)
    La Mirada, CA

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  • Laguna Beach, CA (Architect's Death)
    Laguna Beach, CA

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PCAD id: 307

Airform House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA1946PasadenaCA
Atkinson, Lynn S., Jr., and Bernice Stephens, House, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA1933Los AngelesCA
Baillie, J.K., House, Pasadena, CA1922PasadenaCA
Barlow, Dr. James, House, Sierra Madre, CA1923-1924Sierra MadreCA
Bennett, Joan, House, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA1936Los AngelesCA
Blankenhorn, Mac, House, Pasadena, CA1922PasadenaCA
Bubble House, Hobe Sound, FL1954Hobe SoundFL
Delano House, Pasadena, CA1924PasadenaCA
Doheny, Edward L., Weekend House, Santa Paula, CA1928
Elliott House, Oak Knoll, Pasadena, CA1925PasadenaCA
Galli Curci House, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA1938Los AngelesCA
Gartz House, Palos Verdes Estates, CA1930Palos Verdes EstatesCA
Gartz, Kate Crane House, Altadena, CA1920AltadenaCA
George, H. House Project, Altadena, CA1922AltadenaCA
Gillette, King, Ranch House, Calabasas, CACalabasasCA
Hill, Marion M. House, Pasadena, CA1922PasadenaCA
Imerman House, Beverly Hills, CA1936Beverly HillsCA
Johnson House, Pasadena, CA1924PasadenaCA
Kanavel, Dr. Alan B., House, Pasadena, CA1922PasadenaCA
Krug, Clara, House, Pasadena, CA1923PasadenaCA
Libbey, Edward Drummond, Stables, Ojai, CA1923OjaiCA
Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, Azusa, CA1953-1954AzusaCA
Marion, Frances, House, Beverly Hills, CA1923Beverly HillsCA
Miller House, Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA1932Los AngelesCA
Millikan, Clark B., House, Pasadena, CA1931PasadenaCA
Neff, Edwin D., House, Santa Barbara, CA1919Santa BarbaraCA
Niblo, Frederick, House, Beverly Hills, CA1926Beverly HillsCA
Ojai Valley Country Club, Ojai, CA1922-1924OjaiCA
Pickford, Mary, and Fairbanks, Douglas, House, Beverly Hills, CABeverly HillsCA
Posey, Oliver P. and Sara, House #2, 8 Chester Place, West Adams District, Los Angeles, CA1898-1900Los AngelesCA
Singleton House, Los Angeles, CA1973Los AngelesCA
Up de Graff, Thaddeus L. House, Altadena, CA1922
Up de Graff, Thaddeus L., House Project, Altadena, CA1922
Vidor, King Wallis, House #3, Los Angeles, CALos AngelesCA
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