Los Angeles County
FITZHUGH, THORNTON, Architect, Los Angeles, Cal., since 1895. Born Indianapolis, Ind., 1864. Parents, Lee Mason and Anna Harrison (Thornton) Fitzhugh. Educated in Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Studied art under Mr. Charles J. Fiscus of Indianapolis. Studied, afterward taught architecture for four years, Ohio Mechanics’ Institute, Cincinnati. Took special course in structural steel in Chicago. After about eight years in well known Eastern offices, began practice in Cincinnati, designing buildings for the American Cotton Seed Oil Company, Russell-Morgan Printing Company, “Big Four,” and “C. & O.” Railways.
In Los Angeles he has built the Pacific Electric Building, with the Jonathan Club and its roof garden, the Territorial Penitentiary and the Insane Hospital of Arizona.
Mr. Fitzhugh drafted the first building ordinance of Cincinnati, and served on the Los Angeles Building Ordinance Commission of 1905-6 and the Theater Commission of the latter year.
Dr. Matthew Thornton, one of the architects of the National Capital Building, was in Mr. Fitzhugh’s maternal line. He is a member of the Southern California Chapter, A. I. A.
Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.
Source: Press Reference Library, Western Edition Notables of the West, Vol. I, Page 545, International News Service, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta. 1913.
© 2010 Joyce Rugeroni.