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Male, US, born 1860-07, died 1939

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Hunt, Sumner P., Architect; Peters and Burns, Architects; Wyman, George Herbert, Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, Peters and Burns, Architects, Dayton, OH, and Los Angeles, CA, c. 1883-1890; Project Architect, Bradbury Building, Los Angeles, CA, and Byrne Building, Los Angeles, CA. Principal, George H. Wyman, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1890-1920. In 1896, Wyman's architectural office occupied Room #306 of the Bradbury Block. (See "City News in Brief," Los Angeles Herald, vol. 25, no. 300, 07/28/1896, p. 10.)

In 1903, Wyman had his office in Room #320 of the Henne Building in Los Angeles. He was located on the same floor as Charles F. Whittlesey (who occupied Room #301.) (See Los Angeles Classified Business Directory, 1903, p. 1706.)

Wyman became Registered Architect #264 in the State of California.



George Wyman lived with his parents Gustavus J. Wyman and Ellen “Nellie” J. Rutledge in Vassalboro, ME, in 1870. They lived on the farm of his paternal grandparents, Fairfield (born c. 1790 in ME) and Rachael Wyman (born c. 1799 in MA). In 1880, the US Census of that year noted that George Wyman lived with his maternal grand-parents, Mark (born c. 1811 in England) and Augusta Routledge (born c. 1816 in MA) in Dayton, OH. This household included his aunt, Eliza Farnsworth (born c. 1821 in MA), great-grandmother, Maria Livermore (born c. 1794 in MA). Mark Routledge worked in a paper mill, while Augusta ran the household, which also included a boarder, Peter Hayman (born c. 1856 in MD). George Wyman, then age 19, (as well as Hayman) also worked in a paper mill, probably the same as that of his grandfather. In 1900, George and Belle lived at 1697 Essex Street in Los Angeles, CA. The 1910 US Census indicated that the Wymans lived at 1751 Essex Street with their two daughters. They lived at 1657 Essex in 1920. If the neighborhood were growing steadily, it is possible that that Essex Street was renumbered several times during the Wyman's long habitation there. Later in life, in 1930, they lived at 236 1/2 North New Hampshire Avenue in their own home. This residence had an estimated value of $8,000 at that time.


Gustavus had been born in ME, Nellie, MA. The US Census of 1920, indicated that his father came from ME, his mother from OH.


George Herbert Wyman married his wife, Belle, in about 1881. According to the US Census of 1900, she had been born in 09/1862; the 1930 Census stated that she had been born in OH c. 1861; her father was English, her mother was also from OH. In the US Census of 1920, this was reversed, her mother was English and father from OH.


George and Herbert had two daughters, Carroll "Carrie" Wyman (born 11/1883 in OH) and Louise Wyman Hammell (born 03/1885 in OH), both of whom later lived in Los Angeles, CA; their grandson was Forrest J. Ackerman, a literary agent in Los Angeles.

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  • Dayton, OH (Architect's Birth)
    Dayton, OH

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PCAD id: 496

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