William and Alexander Curlett

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William F. Curlett (County Down, Ireland, March 3, 1846 – January 21, 1914, San Francisco)[1] and Alexander Edward Curlett (called Aleck) (San Francisco, February 6, 1881 – September 5, 1942)[2] were a father-and-son pair of architects. They worked together as partners under the name of William Curlett and Son, Architects from c. 1908–1916.[3] Aleck Curlett partnered with Claud Beelman as Curlett & Beelman (1919-1932).[4]

The San Francisco firm of Curlett, Eisen, & Cuthbertson, Architects, was active in the 1880s; it designed the Los Angeles County Courthouse in 1887. In 1888, the firm occupied Room #41 of the Downey Block. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1888, p. 768.)[5]

Works[edit]

A number of works by either or both Curletts, and by Curlett & Beelman, are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[6] Works include (with attribution):

Block, Curlett & Eisen[edit]

Potomac Block, W side of Broadway between 2nd and 3rd, 1890s

Works attributed to Block, Curlett & Eisen:

  • Potomac Block, west side of Broadway between 2nd and 3rd, Los Angeles, retail and offices, opened 1890

Curlett, Eisen & Cuthbertson[edit]

  • New Lanfranco Block, built 1888, 214–222 North Main St., Los Angeles[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William F. Curlett (Architect)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Alexander Edward Curlett (Architect)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Curlett, William, and Son, Architects (Partnership)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Curlett and Beelman, Architects (Partnership)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Curlett, Eisen, and Cuthbertson", Pacific Coast Architecture Database
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 9 July 2010.
  7. ^ https://planning.lacity.org/StaffRpt/CHC/2-5-15/chc-2015-333.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet: Mutual Savings Bank Building, National Park Service, 22 January 2014
  9. ^ "Fact Sheet", Proper Hotel
  10. ^ "Campus Outreach". St. Mark's Episcopal Church. St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Lanfranco Block", Romanesque Revival Downtown
  12. ^ "To Be Replaced". Los Angeles Herald. 15 January 1888. p. 9.