LOS ANGELES PHOTO ARCHIVE
JOHN PARKINSONBuilding 1896 Homer Laughlin Building, C.E. Kustor House, Continental Building, O.T. Johnson Building, Grant Building, Machado Bernard Residence and Carriage House, Hotel Green Annex, Distributing Station, Fire Engine House, Hotel Olive, Alexandria Hotel, Southern California Edison, Hotel Rose, Trustee Union. Hotel and Aprtment 1905 Brownstone Hotel, Security Building, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Bullock's Department Store, King Edward Hotel, Pacific Mutual Insurance, Yorkshire Apartments, Canadian Building, Pacific Hardware & Steel Company. Department Store 1910 Bartlett Music, Alexandria Hotel Annex, Los Angeles Trust & Savings, Los Angeles Athletic Club, Central Park, Rowan Office Building, Washington Building, Hotel Rosslyn, Broadway Department Store, Metropolitan Fireproof, Crocker Bank, Citizens National Bank Pasadena, Ansonia Apartments.
Bank Annex 1915 Security National Bank, Blackstone's French Salon, Ben Hur Coffee, Union Pacific Terminal, Jevne Retail Grocery Store, Bovard Auditorium. Terminal 1920 Security Pacific Bank, Highland Park Bank, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Science Building, Rosslyn Hotel Annex, Bullock's Department Store. City Hall 1925 Los Angeles Gas + Electric, Security Trust & Savings, School of Accounting, Edwards Wildey & Dixon Building, Student Union, Los Angeles City Hall, Title Insurance & Trust, Wilshire-Westlake Medical, Bridge Memorial Hall, Bullock's on Wilshire, Science Hall, Security Trust & Savings Hollywood, Sterling Plaza, California Bank, Banks-Huntley, Southern California Telephone, Federal Reserve, Hutton Building. Salon and Club 1930 Title Guarantee & Trust, Union Station.
John Parkinson, born 1861-12-12 in Scorton, England. 1877 -1882 Apprentice as contractor. 1888 Worked as stair-builder in Napa. 1891 School buildings superintendent and architect in Seattle. 1894 Parkinson moved to Los Angeles. In 1896 Parkinson designed the city's first fireproof steel-frame structure and 1904 the cities first skyscraper which was tallest in town until 1928. Then Parkinson's became the dominant architectural firm for major structures in Los Angeles. 1935-12-09 John Parkinson died in L.A.