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Male, born 1891-01-06, died 1973-03-05

Associated with the firms network

Lindsey and Lindsey, Architects; Lindsey, George M., Architect; Saunders, W.J., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, W.J. Saunders, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1910.

Employee, Dime Savings Bank, Detroit, MI, c. 1917.

Principal, George M. Lindsey, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1921. According to the Southwest Builder and Contractor, "George M. Lindsey, architect and engineer, has opened offices at 631-632 Title Insurance Building, Los Angeles." (See "Personal and Trade Notices," Southwest Builder and Contractor,03/11/1921, p. 13.) In 10/1921, he leased office space in Glendale, CA. (See Glendale Press, 10/10/1921.)

In 1923, Lindsey maintained his architectural office at 315 South Broadway, Room #327. A year, later he moved to Room #331. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1923, p. 3360 and Los Angeles, City Directory, 1924, p. 1441.) The 1924 city directory indicated that Lindsey was a "cert. architect," suggesting that he had passed his licensing requirements.Lo

By 1937, he had an office located at 6305 Yucca Street. (See Los Angeles A-L, California, City Directory, 1937, p. 1192.)

Partner, Lindsey and [Robert M.] Lindsey, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1954.



George Morrison Lindsey, the youngest of three children, was born in Denver, CO.

In 1910, Lindsey lived at home with his mother, sister and brother at 5310 Monte Vista Street in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. (SeeLos Angeles, California, City Directory, 1910, p. 883.)He and his young family lived at 1142 Philadelphia Avenue West in Detroit, MI, in 06/1917. Three years later, he continued to live in Detroit, at 503 Clairmount Avenue in the city's North End. (See, Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Detroit Ward 8, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_809; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 269; Image: 305, accessed 11/29/2016.)

From at least 1930 until 1958, George and Marie Lindsey resided at 134 Harvey Drive in Glendale, CA. (See, Source Citation Year: 1930; Census Place: Glendale, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 128; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0992; Image: 87.0; FHL microfilm: 2339863, accessed 11/30/2016 and See Los Angeles A-L, California, City Directory, 1937, p. 1192.) In 1958, Marie Lindsey indicated that she still lived at this address on travel documents filled out when she flew to Denmark in that year. (, Source Citation The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger & Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Los Angeles, California; NAI Number: 2788930; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2009; Record Group Number: 85, accessed 11/29/2016.)

Lindsey died in Palm Springs, CA, and was buried at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, CA.


His mother, Anna Eliza Morrison (1857-1943), a Canadian by birth, entered the US in 1879, according to the US Census of 1910. (See, Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T624_83; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0049; FHL microfilm: 1374096, accessed 11/29/2016.) Anne's parents were both born in Scotland. She married William A. Lindsey, Sr.,(1852-1906), who, in 1900, worked as a teacher. The US Census of 1900 indicated that he had been born in KY in 12/1852, not 1851. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Los Angeles Ward 4, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 89; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1240089, accessed 11/29/2016.) William and Anna had three children, Cora M. (born c. 07/1885), William A., Jr., (born c. 10/1886), and George, who all had been born in CO.

George's sister, Cora, who married an Assistant Pastor of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, D. Clarence Byrd. William lived with George's family in Detroit in 1920 and was also an architect.


He married Helen Marie Chandler (born 10/20/1894 in Kansas City, MO-d 03/12/1974 in Los Angeles, CA). In 1900, Helen's family lived at 5751 Drexel Avenue in Chicago, IL. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 289; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 1078; FHL microfilm: 1240289, accessed 11/29/2016.)

George and Marie married c. 1914.


At age 29, Lindsey had two children, George Chandler (born 12/28/1914 in CA-d. 09/27/1994) and Robert M. (born 02/09/1916 in CA-d 09/1977 in CA).

Biographical Notes

His name was often misspelled as "Lindsay."

There was at least one other architect by the name of "George M. Lindsey," one of whom operated in Detroit, MI, in 1920.

His World War I Draft Registration card indicated that Lindsey had been born 01/06/1890 not 1891. The card described him as being of medium height and build, with brown eyes and auburn hair.

SSN: 572204885.

Associated Locations

PCAD id: 4865