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Walker and Eisen, Architects

Professional History


Engineer, Walker and Eisen, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1927-1931. In 1931, the Architect and Engineer reported: "Walker & Eisen, Ltd., and C. A. Balch, associated architects, 1117 Western Pacific Building, Los Angeles, have opened offices at 580 Market Street, San Francisco, under the management of J. E. Costello. Work in connection with new United Artists theaters to be erected at Palo Alto, Berkeley, San Jose, Vallejo, Richmond, Oakland and San Francisco is being handled from the San Francisco office." (See "Open San Francisco Office," Architect and Engineer, 1931, p. 84.)

Costello worked as the site superintendent for the Beverly Wilshire Hotel when it was being built in 1927. (See "Large New Apartment Opens Soon," Los Angeles Times, 12/25/1927, p. F4.)



According to the 1940 US Census, Costello was born in England. From 1923-1932, a John E. Costello lived at 28 Oak Knoll Gardens in Pasadena, CA, with his wife, Eleanor. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1923, p. 261.)

From at least 1935 until 1949, John E. Costello and his wife, Katharine, lived at 705 South Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena, CA. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1949, p. 208.) The 1940 US Census indicated that he and his wife paid $50 per month for this dwelling. (See, Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Pasadena, Los Angeles, California; Roll: m-t0627-00242; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 19-496, accessed 04/23/2018.)


He married Katherine (Kay) Costello, who was 18 years younger.

PCAD id: 7828