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Male, US, born 1867, died 1934-05

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Dorn and Slocum, Architects; Dorn, Frederick R., Architect

Professional History


Partner, [Frank B.] Gibson, Dorn and [Albert G.] Slocum, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1888. In 1888, their office was at 838 Temple Street. Principal, Fred R. Dorn, Architect, Los Angeles, CA; in 1903, Dorn rented Room 232 of the Douglas Building in Los Angeles;

In a short profile of Dorn in 1895, the Los Angeles Herald said: "Mr. Dorn has been a resident of Los Angeles for nine years, and has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession about six years. At the present time, he has in hand several structures, notable among which may be mentioned a three-story brick lodging house for A.F.M. Strong at the corner of Fourth and Hill streets, to cost $17,000; a three-story commercial block for Marsh & Gage, on Third street, to cost $8500, and a family hotel for P.A. Gama, 58 by 155, to contain stores below and 65 rooms above, and to cost $30,000, which is being built at Seventh and Olive streets. Besides these Mr. Dorn designed Gray Gables, corner of Seventh and Hill; the residence of Rev. A.C. Smithers, 1147 South Hope street; the residence of Frank Humphreys, 3217 Grand avenue; the residence of W.H. Routzahn, Grand avenue and Jefferson streets; the residence of T.W. Phelps, Ninth and Providence; the A.F.M. Strong residence, 838 Alvarado; the J.C. Michener residence, 1501 Grand avenue; the Geo. P. Allen block, 238 and 240 East First street; the Owens Bros.' block, Broadway, between Third and Fourth; the Christian church, Eleventh and Hope; the residence of W.W. Howard, Adams and Hoover streets. It is needless to say that he enjoys a large and lucrative business. The work of his office has increased rapidly during the activity which has marked real estate improvement in the city during the past year." (See "Hallett and Pirtle Block," Los Angeles Herald, vol. 44, no. 115, 08/04/1895, p. 6.)


In 1903, Dorn lived at 414 East 27th Street, Los Angeles.

Married Alice M. Austermell, c. 02/13/1894; an article on Alice Austermell appeared in the Los Angeles Examiner, 07/04/1904, p. 5, with a portrait.

PCAD id: 969