Sumner Hunt (Sumner Hunt)

Sumner Hunt

American Architect. Hunt received architectural training as a draftsman in the offices of Clarence B. Cutler of Troy, New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 1888 and opened his own firm in 1893. That same year he designed the Casa de Rosas, a Spanish Renaissance style school near downtown Los Angeles. Hunt began work with architect Theodore Eisen as Eisen and Hunt in 1895, designing homes for the wealthy around Los Angeles and in 1899, he formed a new firm with A. W. Eager as Hunt and Eager designing outstanding mansions like Edward Doheny’s opulent Chester Place residence. In 1910, he formed a partnership with Silas Reese Burns. Their major works include the Los Angeles Country Club clubhouse (1911), the Vermont Square Branch Library (1913), the Southwest Museum (1914), the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters (1923), the Ebell clubhouse (1927), and Scripps College’s Balch Hall (1929). Upon Burns’ retirement, Hunt continued designing until his death in Los Angeles on November 19, 1938. (bio by: Louis M.)

Born

  • May, 08, 1865
  • USA

Died

  • November, 11, 1938
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
  • California
  • USA

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