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Paul Revere Williams
Birth: Feb. 18, 1894
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1980
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Architect. In a career that spanned almost 60 years, he designed over 3000 projects. The "architect to the stars" created homes for celebrities such as Anthony Quinn, Bert Lahr, Danny Thomas, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frank Sinatra, and Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. He also designed, either completely or in part, the following buildings in Los Angeles: the Shrine Auditorium, Hollywood YMCA, Sunset Plaza Apartments, a unit of L.A. General Hospital, and the L.A. County Court House. In the late 1940s he redesigned the Beverly Hills Hotel, including the famed Polo Lounge, and is reponsible for its now- tradmark colors of pink and green. He contributed to the "space ship" building in the middle of Los Angeles International Airport and designed the United Nations Building in Paris. He was the first African American architect to become the president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and received the NAACPs Springarn Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 1953. (bio by: Shiver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Della Mae Givens Williams (1895 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Paul R. Williams (1925 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Diabetes
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Rear Crypt A-142, Sanctuary of Radiance, Manchester Garden Mausoleum
 
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Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Oct 07, 2003
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Paul Revere Williams
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A great, great architect
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
RIP
- Alan Humphrey
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017

- Cindy
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017
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