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Male, US, born 1901-06-26, died 1989-03-14

Associated with the firms network

Balch and Balch, Architects; Balch and Bryan, Architects; Balch, Bryan, Perkins, Hutchason, Architects; Balch, Clifford A. Architect; Walker and Eisen, Architects

Professional History


Draftsman, Clifford A. Balch, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1922-1928; Draftsman, Walker and Eisen, Los Angeles, CA, 1929-1934; Designer, H.L. Gogerty, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1934-1944; Associate, H.L. Gogerty Organization, Los Angeles, CA, 1945; Partner, Balch and [Louis L.] Bryan, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1946-1953; in 1950, Balch and his associate, Louis Bryan, had an office at 2933 Rowena Avenue in Los Angeles.

Partner, Balch, Bryan, Perkins and Hutchason, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1953- ;

Professional Activities

President, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern California Chapter, 1955.

Balch was a Registered Architect in the State of CA in 1955.



B.Arch., University of Southern California, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, 1928.



William Glenn Balch and his family lived in Pasadena, CA, in 1930;

He died in Yolo County, CA, at age 87. His last residence was located in the 95695 zip code of Woodland, CA. Balch was buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA.


His father was William C. Balch (born 09/1855 in NH-died before 1910), who worked as a carpenter in Pasadena, CA, in 1900. William's family had its roots in VT. His mother was Anna S. Houck Balch (born 05/1859 in MN), a homemaker, whose parents came from PA and MD. William and Anna married c. 1880 and had six children by 1900, three of whom survived: the architect Clifford A. (born 06/23/1880 in MN-died 12/14/1963 in Los Angeles County, CA) , Choate N. (born 06/1889 in MN) and Robert E. (born 06/03/1894 in CA-died 12/27/1963 in Los Angeles County, CA). William Glenn was born 06/26/1901 in Pasadena, CA. William C. Balch was not listed in the US Census of 1910, and Anna is listed as head of the household.


William Balch married Lena S. Balch (1898-1984) in 1922.


William and Lena had 3 children: Eleanor M. Balch (born c. 1925 in CA), Stanley C. Balch, (born c. 1928 in CA), one born after 1930;

Biographical Notes

SSN: 560129985.

Associated Locations

  • Woodland, CA (Architect's Death)
    Woodland, CA

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    Yolo County, CA;

PCAD id: 743