Is anyone familiar with architect Adrian Wilson?

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Postby Kimba » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:29 pm

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Postby nichols » Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:10 am

maybe you could post the Pueblo articles here...

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Postby Kimba » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:45 pm

This past weekend I obtained many family photos, newspaper articles, and even letters he wrote to my grandmother. I'm still sorting through everything, but here are a few things I have so far. (Note that his brother was an architect and engineer. I started a thread about his work: Lewis Eugene Wilson)

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Lewis E. Wilson (brother), Tony Wilson (mother) and Adrian Wilson

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Postby eseglin » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:43 am

Excellent! Keep it coming if you can, very interetsed to learn more about Adrian (and especially his Saigon Embassy)...

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Postby Kimba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:13 am

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Postby Kimba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:15 am

This are some very large glossys that I found. Very kewl :-D

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This is Adrian - maybe this was his office?
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Postby Kimba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:18 am

I wonder if this has something to do with the Saigon Embassy you mentioned? I'm clueless.
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Postby Kimba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:28 am

BTW, I did find more information on the Pueblo Del Rio project. My apologies for not getting back on that:

http://www.hacla.org/news_links/Histori ... xhibit.htm
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Postby Kimba » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:55 am

I just found a business card with Lewis and Adrian Wilson's names on it...for offices in Japan. This office might have been in Japan. I do remember Adrian went there often and I have an old printing box he brought to my grandma from Japan :-)
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Postby Tony » Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:12 pm

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Postby Josquin » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:18 pm

It would make sense that the picture is of an office in Japan. Adrian's name is written in katakana, a Japanese phonetic alphabet used for foreign names and words, in that picture. The katakana are the characters on the right, the one's on the left are Chinese characters.

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Postby Kimba » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:24 pm

I hope someone can help here. Its a genealogy question, pretty much! My cousin said that Adrian's son-in-law worked for his firm and "took it over" after Adrian retired. She can't remember his last name, but thinks his first name was "Lee". Does anyone know who he is? I'm trying to locate his decendents. Thanks!
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Postby Kimba » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:11 am

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