14 Facts About Alfred Rosenheim


Alfred Rosenheim was one of the leading architects in Los Angeles, California in the early part of the 20th century.


When he returned from Germany, Alfred Rosenheim was a student at Washington University in St Louis from 1876 to 1879.


Alfred Rosenheim next attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1879 to 1881.


When Major Lee died in 1885, Alfred Rosenheim took over the practice.


From 1897 to 1899, he worked in a partnership with his younger brother, Samuel F Rosenheim, with Alfred working in Boston and Samuel in St Louis.


In 1899, Alfred Rosenheim returned to St Louis, where he remained until 1903.


In 1902, Rosenheim received a commission from Herman W Hellman to design the Hellman Building, which was to be the largest steel-frame building in Los Angeles.


Alfred Rosenheim moved to Los Angeles in February 1903 to personally oversee its construction, which continued until November 1904.


Additional commissions followed in Los Angeles, where Alfred Rosenheim built his practice and remained for the rest of his life.


The Hollenbeck school was a departure for Alfred Rosenheim, considered "modern" by many at the time.


Alfred Rosenheim was reluctant to acknowledge the school as modern and wrote the following in the April 1939 issue of The Architect and Engineer:.


The Alfred Rosenheim-drafted plans were then approved at a special meeting of the commission held in Alfred Rosenheim's office on a Saturday morning.


Alfred Rosenheim insisted he had done nothing improper, but the City Council unanimously voted to remove him, and the local branch of the American Institute of Architects recommended a term of suspension from its ranks.


Alfred Rosenheim died of heart disease at California Hospital in 1943 at age 84.