This collection contains photographic prints, film negatives, photo albums, company records, ephemera, and promotional material
documenting construction jobs of the P.J.
Walker Company, chiefly commercial buildings in the Los Angeles region from the early 1920s to the 1960s.
The P.J. Walker Company was founded in San Francisco in 1895. It eventually became one of the largest construction firms in
California. In the early 1920s,
the P.J. Walker Company came to Los Angeles to construct the William Garland Building at 9th and Spring Street designed by
Curlett and Beelman. Many other
Southern California projects followed, including the Subway Terminal Building, the Richfield Oil building, Bullock's Wilshire,
the Los Angeles Times building,
the Doheny Library at the University of Southern California, the Stock Exchange Building and Title Guarantee and Trust buildings.
Few builders had a greater impact on the region.
In later years, the company was headquartered at 3900 Whiteside Street in Los Angeles, and Fred C. Walker, Jr. (died 2011)
served as president.
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