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Theatre Architects

Theatre Architects

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Elmer Grey Elmer Grey

Born: 1871 (Chicago, Illinois)

Died: 1963 (Pasadena, California)

Elmer Grey was born in Chicago on 30th April 1871 (incorrectly listed by some sources as 29th April 1872) and moved at an early age with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended school. Grey then apprenticed with and later worked for Gerry and Clas architects in Milwaukee from 1887 to 1899.

Grey formed a partnership with Myron Hunt based in Pasadena, California, which lasted from 1903 to 1908. Hunt and Grey developed a notable reputation for their designs in Southern California.

Grey moved to Pasadena, California, in either 1906 or 1907, and would stay there for most of the remainder of his life (he moved his practice to Florida in 1941 but returned to California some time before 1953).

In the Los Angeles area Grey is best known for his designs of the Pasadena Community Playhouse (in association with Dwight Gibbs), the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Huntington Library, the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) campus in Pasadena.

In addition to his skills as an architect, Grey was also a notable painter, well-known for his landscape renderings as well as an illustrator.

Grey passed away at the age in 92 on 14th November 1963.

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