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Wallace Neff

Wallace Neff, American architect. Served with United States Army,; Fellow American Institute of Architects.


  • Neff, Wallace was born on January 28, 1895 in La Mirada, California, United States. Son of Edwin D. and Nancy (McNally) Neff.

  • Education

    • Graduate Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1918.


    • Individual practice architecture, Hollywood, California.


    • Author: Architecture of Southern California, 1964. Pioneer Airform House (Bubble House), 1938. Important works include residences of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Herbert Hoover, King C. Gillette, Prince Rainier, Joan Bennett, Charles Thorne, Cary Grant, Amelia Gali-Curci, Robert M. Hutchins, Groucho Marx, Howard Hughes.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Served with United States Army. Fellow American Institute of Architects.


    • Married Louise UpdeGraff, June 21, 1923. Children: Phyllis, Wallace, Arthur.
    • father: Edwin D. Neff
    • mother: Nancy (McNally) Neff
    • spouse: Louise UpdeGraff
    • children: Phyllis Neff
    • Wallace Neff
    • Arthur Neff
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    Born January 28, 1895
    Died June 8, 1982
    (aged 87)