Today In History We Introduce: Paul Revere Williams “Architect to the Hollywood Stars”
Paul Revere Williams was born in Los Angeles on February 18, 1894. At the turn of the 20th century, Los Angeles was a vibrant multi-ethnic environment. During the 1920s and 1930s (including the depression, which had little effect on his firm), his great success was in designing homes for wealthy clients in the elite hillside subdivisions like Bel Air, Brentwood, and Beverly Hills. Williams designed approximately 3000 buildings, served on many municipal, state and federal commissions, was active in political and social organizations and earned the admiration and respect of his peers. In 1957, he was the first African American elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
(photo: Paul Revere Williams)
- CARTER Magazine