Paul Revere Williams was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1894. He designed thousands of buildings over his five-decade career, from landmarks like the LAX Theme Building, to glamorous homes for the city’s rich and famous, to civic projects and public housing. He was the first African-American to become a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in 1923.
Poster of Paul Revere Williams from the Office of War Information, Domestic Operations Branch News Bureau, 1943. (Image: Charles Alston)