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Born in Los Angeles in 1894, Paul Revere Williams would grow up to be one of America's most interesting architects, and as an African American, he faced a number of challenges throughout his career. Throughout the 1920s and 1930, he designed homes for a number of wealthy clients in the elite subdivisions around the City of Angels, including places like Brentwood and Bel Air. Williams became known as the "Architect to the Hollywood Stars", and he remained active until 1973 when he retired. This website dedicated to his work was created by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The focus of the site is "to increase knowledge about the architect and his work", and they do so via a fine gallery of his works, a bibliography, and an "Education" section that includes a glossary of architectural terms and lesson plans. Architectural historians and the like will appreciate the "Project Blog" area, which acts as a forum for discussion about William's legacy and work.
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