Male, born 1892-04-26, died 1983-09-16

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Gibbs, Archibald D., Architect

Professional History

Designer, Elmer Grey, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1924;


Born in IL, Gibbs died in Orange County, CA, at the age of 91. His last known residence was in the 92653 zip code of Laguna Hills, CA.

His mother's maiden name was Waldron.

SSN: 565-30-0834; movie palace expert David Naylor believed that Gibbs produced the earliest Art Deo-influenced movie theatre design in the U.S., the Carthay Circle, in Los Angeles, CA, of 1926. He wrote: "Dwight Gibbs's Carthay Circle (1926, razed) in Los Angeles showed the earliest traces of art deco in its streamlined exterior. The theater's tall mission-style tower was like a beacon in the night sky, drawing customers from all around the city to the Carthay Circle. The theater was best known as the site of some of the first major movie premieres." (See David Naylor, American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, [New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981], p. 141.)

PCAD id: 3348