After a public school education and two years of supplementary study at Pomona College, Mr. Marston decided on a career in Architecture, and in 1903 went to Ithaca, N. Y. to enter Cornell University.
Mr. Marston decided on a career in Architecture, and in 1903 went to Ithaca, N. Y. to enter Cornell University. On being graduated four years later the young man returned to California, and for a time worked as draftsman in Los Angeles offices, acquiring training and experience.
In 1913 he formed a partnership with Garret Van Pelt of Pasadena, and in that association carried on work over a period of more than ten years. Later under the firm name of Mayberry & Marston he continued active in a large and varied practice, the scope of his work comprising public and business buildings in Pasadena, and many schools and colleges there and in other cities. Among the important commissions successfully executed by Mr. Marston and his partners should be cited the Student Union and Infirmary at Claremont College; Mark Keppel Senior High School at Alhambra; Boys’ Gymnasium at Pomona Junior College, and the Lincoln Elementary School at Pomona, and at Pasadena the First National Bank and the Oak Knoll Branch of the Security First National Bank; Staats & Company's office; Athletic Club; Y. M. C. A. Building; Vista del Arroyo Hotel (during the second World War occupied as a U. S. Army Hospital); Westminister Presbyterian Church and the United Presbyterian Church; Elliot Junior High School, eight grammer schools, and the auditorium at Pasadena City College.
In addition to his professional practice he was actively engaged in civic affairs, and in recent years served as Chairman of the City Planning Association.
Admitted to the American Institute of Architects in 1916, and in 1942 advanced to fellowship, Mr. Marston was a long-time member and past president (1940-42) of the Southern California Chapter, A. I. A., also was a member and officer of the California State Association of Architects, Southern Branch.