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Guide to the Robert Henry Ainsworth papers relating to the Ward Kimball house (San Gabriel, Calif.), 1937-1941 0000217
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Description
Robert Ainsworth was a California architect who worked in several popular styles. Drawings, photographs and specifications document the Ward Kimball house, a California ranch style house, designed and built in 1937 in San Gabriel, California.
Background
Robert Henry Ainsworth was born on June 2, 1895, in Wisconsin. He achieved a B.S.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1921 and joined the United States Navy in 1917, where he stayed for one year. He worked as a draftsman at various architectural firms from 1922 to 1926 and established his own firm in 1932. He based his practice in Los Angeles, California, and designed many residences in Pasadena. In addition to these private homes, Ainsworth headed the architectural projects at Grover Cleveland Elementary School and the Pasadena Human Society Building in Pasadena. Robert Henry Ainsworth died in Los Angeles on April 18, 1970.
Extent
4.0 Linear feet (2 record storage boxes and 1 flat file folder)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.