Stiles O. Clements

Stiles Oliver Clements (March 2, 1883 – January 15, 1966) was an architect practicing in Los Angeles and Southern California.

Stiles Oliver Clements
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Born(1883-03-02)March 2, 1883[1]
DiedJanuary 15, 1966(1966-01-15) (aged 82)[2]
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology, École des Beaux-Arts[3]
PracticeMorgan, Walls & Clements
Stiles Clements & Associates


Clements trained at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was a key figure in the 1920s Art Deco architectural movement, and 1930s Streamline Moderne style, in Los Angeles. He also designed in historicist motifs and revivalism styles, such as the Adamson House in the Spanish Colonial Revival and Moorish Revival styles.

Stiles O. Clements was a partner with Octavius Morgan and John Walls in the firm of Morgan, Walls & Clements, known for his exuberant themed designs that included the Mayan Theater and Wiltern Theatre, and the famous Art Deco Richfield Tower. He also formed the firm of Stiles Clements & Associates.

Jefferson High School — Los Angeles, California; Streamline Moderne style (1935).

Notable buildingsEdit


  1. ^ Clements, Stiles O.[permanent dead link] architect record. ArchitectDB, Architecture and Urban Planning Library, University of Washington.
  2. ^ "Miracle Mile Designer Stiles Clements Dies". Los Angeles Times, January 16, 1966: 3.
  3. ^ "Finding Aid for the Stiles O. Clements drawings of the Coulter Dry Goods Co. Department Store, 1937-1938". Online Archive of California. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  4. ^ Richfield Oil Building, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  5. ^ Leimert Park Theater, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  6. ^ KEHE Radio Studios, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  7. ^ Coulter's Department Store, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress.
  8. ^ Pool, Bob. "A Wilshire jewel, or imitation?". Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2003.
  9. ^ "Occidental Savings Bank Opens Doors Tomorrow". Valley Times (North Hollywood, CA). January 21, 1954.

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