Percy A. Eisen

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Percy A. Eisen
Born December 17, 1885
Los Angeles, California
Died November 18, 1946
Los Angeles County, California
Occupation Architect
Parent(s) Theodore Eisen
Annie (Bennett) Eisen

Percy A. Eisen (1885-1946) was an American architect.


Early life[edit]

Percy Augustus Eisen was born on December 17, 1885 in Los Angeles, California.[1] His father, Theodore Eisen, was a renowned architect.[1] His mother was Annie (Bennett) Eisen.[1]


He designed the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.[1]

Together with Albert R. Walker (1881-1958), he designed the Beverly Wilshire Hotel at the bottom of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, the Bay City Guaranty Building and Loan Association in Santa Monica, the Ace Hotel Los Angeles, the James Oviatt Building, the Chamber of Mines and Oil Building, the Wilshire Royale Apartments, the Texaco Office Building, the Ambassador Hotel, the Fine Arts Building, the Aladema Theater, the Four Star Theater, the Humphreys Avenue School, the Walter G. McCarty Office Building and Hotel Project, the Mid-Wilshire Office Building, the National Bank of Commerce, Plaza Hotel, the South Basin Oil Company Store and Office Building, the Sunkist Building, Taft Building, the United Artists Theater, and the Title Insurance and Trust Company Building.[1][2]

Outside Los Angeles, they designed the El Cortez Hotel in San Diego, California, the Empire Theater and the Breakers Hotel in Long Beach, California, United Artists Pasadena Theatre in Pasadena, California, the United Artists Theater in El Centro, California, the First National Bank of Fullerton in Fullerton, California, the Public Library in Torrance, California, and the El Mirador Hotel in Palm Springs, California.[1] They also built the Valley National Bank Building, the oldest skyscraper in Tucson, Arizona, in 1929.[1]


He died on November 18, 1946 in Los Angeles County, California.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Pacific Coast Architecture Database
  2. ^ Linda McCann, Dace Taube, Claude Zachary, Curtis C. Roseman, Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood, Arcadia Publishing, 2008, p. 91 [1]