Stiles O. Clements

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Stiles Oliver Clements
Born (1883-03-02)March 2, 1883[1]
Maryland
Died January 15, 1966(1966-01-15) (aged 82)[2]
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Practice Morgan, Walls, and Clements
Stiles Clements & Associates

Stiles Oliver Clements (March 2, 1883 – January 15, 1966) was an architect practicing in Los Angeles and Southern California.

History[edit]

Clements trained at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was a key figure in the 1920s Art Deco architectural movement, and 1930s Streamline Moderne style, in Los Angeles. He also designed in historicist motifs and revivalism styles, such as the Adamson House in the Spanish Colonial Revival and Moorish Revival styles.

Stiles O. Clements was a partner with Octavius Morgan and John Walls in the firm of Morgan, Walls & Clements, known for his exuberant themed designs that included the Mayan Theater and Wiltern Theatre, and the famous Art Deco Richfield Tower. He also formed the firm of Stiles Clements & Associates.

Jefferson High School — Los Angeles, California; Streamline Moderne style (1935).

Notable buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clements, Stiles O. architect record. ArchitectDB, Architecture and Urban Planning Library, University of Washington.
  2. ^ "Miracle Mile Designer Stiles Clements Dies". Los Angeles Times, January 16, 1966: 3.
  3. ^ Richfield Oil Building, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  4. ^ Leimert Park Theater, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  5. ^ KEHE Radio Studios, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  6. ^ Coulter's Department Store, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  7. ^ Pool, Bob. "A Wilshire jewel, or imitation?". Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2003.

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