Carleton Winslow, Sr. Papers, MS 161
Carleton Monroe Winslow, Sr. was born in Damariscotta, Maine, on December 27, 1876, the son of Edwin and Clara Winslow. He studied architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago and did additional coursework at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. He married Helen Hume in New York in 1910. They had a son, Carleton Winslow, Jr., in 1919.
Winslow represented the New York office of Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson as the supervising architect of the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego. He is credited with choosing the Spanish Colonial style for the U.S. Exposition buildings, gaining favorable recognition for his work at the Exposition. In 1916, he and the Exposition’s other architects co-authored a book, The Architecture and the Gardens of the San Diego Exposition: A Pictorial Survey of the Aesthetic Features of the Panama California International Exposition.
Remaining with Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, an architect known for synthesizing modern and traditional architectural forms, Winslow moved to Los Angeles in 1917, where he contributed to the design of the Los Angeles Public Library headquarters building, completing the work after Goodhue’s death in 1924.
A noted church architect, Winslow is best known for the Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, the First Baptist Church in Pasadena, Church of the Star of the Sea in La Jolla, and St. Mary of the Angels in Los Angeles. Winslow was a practicing Episcopalian and a trustee for the Episcopal Home for the Aged.
After 1917, Winslow opened an additional 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 in Santa Barbara include the Bliss, Billings, and Wilder residences.
In 1924, Winslow worked with Edward Fisher Brown on Small House Designs, published by the Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara. Winslow became a member of the Southern Chapter of the AIA in 1916, and was became a Fellow of the AIA in 1939. He served as the president of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Commission from 1931 to 1933. He died in Los Angeles on October 16, 1946, and was survived by his wife and son.
- "Carlton M. Winslow." [obituary] New York Times 17 Oct. 1946: 22.
- "C.M. Winslow, Architect, Dies." Los Angeles Times 17 Oct. 1946: 12.
- Winslow, Carleton M. The Architecture and Gardens of the San Diego Exposition: A Pictorial Survey of the Aesthetic Features of the Panama California International Exposition. San Francisco: Paul Elder and Co., 1916.
- Withey, Henry F. and Elsie Rathburn Withey. Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased). Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1996.
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Ancestry.com.