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A superb source. brief bios of early Afro-American architects with photos in their signature constructions.
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Oval tops, African American architects 10 were one of the most attractive exterior features. The reporter continued with the description: Extending around the exterior of the building is a base four feet high. On this base pilasters are placed extending to the corners. The whole exterior is weather-boarded and painted. The interior walls are not covered in any way, but are left with studs exposed. Situated on the corner of two streets, it occupies a very prominent position and thus its pleasing architectural lines are shown to great advantage.
While in Los Angeles, Bankhead continued to improve his skills and education. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles extension school, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles City College, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Bankhead attempted to find work with Los Angeles architect PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS. According to Bankhead, Williams would not hire him because his skills were beyond entry level. Bankhead found various opportunities to develop his skills as an architect. For a time he worked for Roab Construction Company and eventually began practicing on his own in the 1950s.
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