Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr. (1876-1946)


Carleton Monroe Winslow Sr. was born in Maine on December 12, 1876. He studied architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, studying in the Atelier Pascal and in the Atelier Stelier Chiffot Greres. Just out of school, Winslow secured a job with Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson in New York. He was promoted within the firm in 1911 as the supervising architect of the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, a project on which he worked for four years. Once in San Diego, Winslow decided to stay and opened an office in 1915, when he received his state license to practice.
In 1917, Winslow moved to Los Angeles to work with Goodhue on the design of the Los Angeles Public Library headquarters, which he completed after Goodhue’s death in 1924. In 1918, Winslow opened up a second office in Santa Barbara where he designed Cottage Hospital and worked with Floyd E. Brewster on the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Other noteworthy commissions that Winslow received in Santa Barbara include: the Bliss, Billings, and Wilder residences. In Santa Barbara, Winslow also worked with Edward Fisher Brown on Small House Designs published by the Community Arts Association. Throughout his career Winslow was best known for the churches his designed including: Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, the First Baptist Church in Pasadena, and Mary Star of the Sea Church in La Jolla, California. Carleton Monroe Winslow died in Los Angeles on October 16, 1946.


Carleton Winslow, architect


Carleton Monroe Winslow Sr. papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.


circa 1915- circa 1930


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Carleton Winslow: Panama-California Exposition (San Diego, Calif.)
The Panama-California Exposition opened in 1915 in Balboa Park, San Diego, as a celebration of the opening and of the Panama Canal a few years prior. The Expo originally picked architect John Galen Howard to design the site, but due to his…

Carleton Winslow: Bliss house (Montecito, Calif.)
The Bliss house was one of Winslow's largest private commissions. The 80 room mansion for William and Anna Dorinda Bliss, at the corner of Olive Mill and Hot Springs Roads in Montecito, was to be their summer residence. The 45 acre estate, named Casa…

Carleton Winslow: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History was designed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style and built along the banks of Mission Creek, just a few blocks from the Santa Barbara Mission. Winslow designed a series of buildings interconnected with…

Carleton Winslow: Chapman Park Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Winslow altered the Chapman Park Hotel and Bungalows, which were located on Wilshire Boulevard, in 1936. The hotel had been in business since the early 1900s, and Winslow added details to make the walled garden with bungalow cottages feel more like a…

Carleton Winslow: Valley Club (Montecito, Calif.)
The Valley Club is a golf course originally designed by renown course designers Alister MacKenzie and Robert Hunter and the American Golf Course Construction Company. The main club building featured a main dining room, men's and women's lounges, as…

Carleton Winslow: Los Angeles Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
The Los Angeles Central Library was one of Bertram Goodhue's final projects, which he was working on when he died in 1924. Winslow took over and finished the project in 1926.
The early Art Deco building featured Egyptian friezes and inscriptions on…

Carleton Winslow portraits
This grouping of portraits shows the serious nature of Winslow.
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