Thornton Fitzhugh

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Thornton Fitzhugh (1864–1933) [1] was an American architect. [2] Among his major works are the Beaux Arts and Romanesque Pacific Electric Building in downtown Los Angeles, California, and a number others which are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. [3]

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For part of his career he worked in a partnership, Fitzhugh, Krucker and Deckbar.

Works include: [4]

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His brother Lee Mason Fitzhugh was also a noted architect who designed the First United Methodist Church, Glendale, AZ [5]

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