Scope and Content
Title: Albert Raymond Walker Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1940
Collection number: 199
Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Albert R. Walker (1881-1958) was a architect who collaborated with Percy A. Eisen to design the Ardmore Apartments in Los
Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the
Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building) in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building
in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles. The collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks
of buildings designed by Walker.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including
copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Albert Raymond Walker Papers (Collection 199). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Walker was born in 1881 in Sonoma, California; in 1902 he went East to attend Brown University, returning to join the architectural
firm of Hebbard and Gill in San Diego; after a year he moved to Los Angeles, continuing his apprenticeship with Parkinson
and Bergstrum and later with A.F. Rosenheim, Hunt and Grey; in 1909 established his own practice, and in 1910 formed a partnership
with John Terrell Vawter; shortly after World War I, Walker formed a partnership with Percy A. Eisen that lasted until 1941;
together they designed the Ardmore Apartments in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Plaza Hotel, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly
Hills, the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, the Edwards and Wildey Building and the Fine Arts Building (Signal Oil Building)
in Los Angeles, the Bay Cities Guaranty Building in Santa Monica, and the Texaco Building in Los Angeles; Walker died on September
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photographs, newspaper articles and scrapbooks of the buildings, primarily in Southern California,
designed by Albert R. Walker.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Walker, Albert Raymond, 1881-1958--Archives.
Architects--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Architecture--California, Southern--Archival resources.