George Edwin Bergstrom

George Edwin Bergstrom

Birth
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 17 Jun 1955 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Memorial Terrace, Col. of Memory, Lot O, Niche 19848
Memorial ID 125672667 · View Source
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Architect. Bergstrom, who received a degree in architecture from MIT in 1899, moved to Los Angeles, California in 1901, and two years later married Nancy Cheney Kimberly, daughter of one of Kimberly-Clark Corp.'s founders. From 1905 to 1915 Bergstrom was in partnership with architect John Parkinson. The firm of Parkinson & Bergstrom designed numerous public and private buildings throughout Southern California, and designed many of the major office and commercial buildings erected in downtown Los Angeles during this period. Among these were the Los Angeles Athletic Club, the Alexandria Hotel, and the original building of Bullock's Department Store. After the partnership disolved, he designed many important buildings in and around Los Angeles, including the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Grauman's Metropolitan Theater, and the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Bergstrom is most noted for one of his last buildings, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. As chief architect for the U.S. Army in July, 1941, he was given the assignment to come up with a design for a 4 million square foot office building. Construction began on Sept. 11, 1941, and the first occupants moved into the building in early 1942. He later served as president of the American Institute of Architects.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Edwin Bergstrom (12 Mar 1876–17 Jun 1955), Find a Grave Memorial no. 125672667, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .