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Male, born 1901-09-03, died 1980-03-16

Associated with the firms network

Delano and Aldrich, Architects; Lamont and Fey. Architects; Loveless and Fey, Architects; Loveless, Arthur L., Architect; Loveless, Fey and Lamont, Architects


Professional History

Résumé

Draftsman, [William Adams] Delano and [Chester] Aldrich, Architects, New York, NY, 1927-1928. Delano and Aldrich was one of the most prestigious, high-society architectural firms working in New York during the first decades of the twentieth century.

Draftsman/Designer, Arthur Loveless, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1929-1935.

Partner, Loveless and Fey, Architects, Seattle, WA, c. 1936-1940, 1946-1956.

Partner, Loveless, Fey and Lamont, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1941-1942. In 02/1942, the Loveless, Fey and Lamont office was located at 711 Broadway in Seattle.

Partner, Fey and Lamont, Architects, Seattle, WA, c.1948-1952.

Architect, W.C. Nickum and Sons, Seattle, WA, 1957. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 471.)

Education

High School

Graduate, Broadway High School, Seattle, WA, 09/1917-1920. He was a member of the Boys Club at Broadway High.

Personal

Relocation

Lester Paul Fey resided with his parents, brother and sister on Main Street of Monroe, WA, in 1910. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Monroe, Snohomish, Washington; Roll: T624_1669; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0301; FHL microfilm: 1375682, accessed 01/04/2018.)

Lester lived with his family at 956 20th Avenue in Seattle in 1920. They owned the house but paid a mortgage to do so. Charles Fey's brother, Henry, (born c. 1887 in PA), lived with the family in 1920. Henry worked as an architectural draftsman at the time which may have been significant for a young Lester.

In 1940, Lester still lived at home with his parents and sister at 1224 5th Avenue West in Seattle. The Fey Family residence had an estimated value of $6,000 in 1940, slightly higher than average for the time. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T627_4377; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 40-127, accessed 01/04/2018.) As per his World War II draft card, Lester Fey continued to live at 1224 5th Avenue West in 02/1942. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 54, accessed 03/05/2021.)

He and his wife, Alyce, lived at 2201 Harvard Avenue North in 1948. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1948, p. 422.)

He lived at 714 Hamlin Street in Seattle from at least 1951 until 1957. (See Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1951, p. 403 and Seattle, Washington, City Directory, 1957, p. 471.)

Parents

His father, Charles Louis Fey (born 03/28/1874 in PA-d. 10/27/1958 in Seattle, WA), worked as a carpenter in Monroe, WA, in 1910. Charles Fey became a general contractor and construction supervisor in later years, who worked on several important public buildings, including the Thurston County Courthouse, a veteran's facility in Port Orchard and a Washington State Reformatory in Monroe. (See "Funeral Set for Charles Louis Fey," Seattle Times, 10/29/1958, p. 28.)

His mother, Katherine "Kittie" Nelson Allie Fey, (born c. 03/1874 in WI-d. 01/07/1951 in Seattle, WA) managed the household that included four children, Lester, Amos Charles Fey (b. 05/21/1900 in Chicago, IL-d. 03/03/1935 in Galesburg, IL), Lillian Elizabeth Fey (born c. 1903- d. 04/29/1979 in Seattle, WA), and Louis Fey (born 02/05/1912-d. 12/04/1990).

Charles and Kittie married in Chicago, IL, on 06/14/1899. By 1920, Charles worked as the foreman at a Seattle dredging company. In 1918, he was employed by the Department of Construction of the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Registration State: Washington; Registration County: King; Roll: 1991926; Draft Board: 09, accessed 01/04/2018.)

Kittie's parents were Amos Allie (born 06/18/1835 in Canada-d. 03/19/1921 in Chicago, IL), a cooper, and Martha Smoke (born c. 1842 -d. 01/16/1895 in Chicago, IL).

Lester had a brother Dr. Louis A. Fey and a sister Lillian Fey.

Spouse

Fey married at least twice. He married Pauline Ulanov (born c. 1902 in NY-d. 04/05/1958) on 03/12/1928 in Brooklyn, NY. They divorced relatively shortly after being wed, as she remarried to George Fichtner on 03/26/1936. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Ancestry.com. New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Marriage Index, 1866-1937 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 03/05/2021.)

He wed Alyce Stewart in Multnomah County, OR, on 06/07/1943. (See Ancestry.com, Source Information Oregon, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2000, accessed 03/05/2021.)

Biographical Notes

Lester Fey traveled aboard the White Star Liner R.M.S. Majestic (in a tourist, third-class cabin) from Southampton, UK, to New York, NY, between 07/25/1928 and 07/31/1928. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation Year: 1928; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 4311; Line: 4; Page Number: 166, accessed 01/04/2018.) Oddly, he had been married in 03/1928, but his wife did not accompany him on this trip abroad.

His World War II draft card identified Fey as Caucasian with a light complexion. He stood 5-feet, 6-inches and weigher 145 pounds, His eyes were gray and hair, brown. The draft card noted that Fey had a "crooked right arm (fracture)." Arthur L. Loveless was his next-of-kin notification name. (See Ancestry.com, Source Citation The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Washington, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 54, accessed 03/05/2021.)

SSN: 532-20-4965.



Associated Locations

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