The collection consists of professional and personal correspondence, published works, projects and community plans, slides,
and ephemera pertaining to the lives of Warner L. Marsh and his wife Florence Marsh.
Warner Lincoln Marsh was born February 12, 1899 in Iowa and died February 15, 1987 in Sacramento, California. As an undergraduate,
he attended Morningside College in Iowa studying mathematics and chemistry. He became an architect and was a member of the
American Landscape Architectural Society. In his early work with architects Jens Jensen, Carl A. Taylor and Earl Fogelsong,
he planned estates in Iowa, Nebraska, and Arizona. From 1923 to 1931 he designed and supervised construction of gardens, parks,
and subdivisions for Los Angeles Park and Playground Departments. These included Fern Dell Park in Griffith Park, Point Firmin
Park in Cabrillo Beach, Rose Garden at Exposition Park, Elysian Park, Holmby Park and others. In 1935-1936 he was Director
of Research for Los Angeles County to study ways to develop jobs for the poor.
15.5 Linear feet
(25 manuscript boxes, 1 record carton, 8 photograph/slide boxes, and 8 oversize folders)
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