Zara Witkin

Zara Witkin

Birth
Bondsville, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Jun 1940 (aged 39)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Space 18 of Lot 76 in Section 19
Memorial ID 9951419 · View Source
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The son of Russian immigrants Albert and Pauline Witkin and the brother of Bernard E. Witkin (California's criminal law guru), Mrs. Minnie Ingraham and Mrs. Alice V. Borden. A valedictorian for his Class of 1917, Polytechnic High School in San Francisco. An honor graduate of College of Civil Engineering, U.C., Berkeley, 1921. Member: Registered Civil Engineer, State of Calif.; American Assoc. for Advancement of Science; American Concrete Institute; Associated General Contractors of America. San Francisco engineer, 1916-23. From 1924 to 1932, Zara was a chief engineer for the City of Los Angeles and won fame as designer of the Hollywood Bowl. Chosen by the Soviet government, he was a chief consultant for all Soviet building projects in 1932-34. Consultant for prefabricated housing, design and construction, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York; president of Fabricated Houses Inc. Book author of "An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia - the Memoirs of Zara Witkin, 1932-1934."


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  • Created by: Joyce Ingraham
  • Added: 23 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9951419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Zara Witkin (13 Dec 1900–6 Jun 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9951419, citing Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Joyce Ingraham (contributor 46759933) .