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John Parkinson

Full name: John B. Parkinson
Gender: Male
Born: December 12, 1861 in Scorton, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: December 9, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Father of Donald Parkinson.


American architect John Parkinson participated with his son [Donald] at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. John was born in England and immigrated to the United States when he was 21-years-old. He first settled in North America and built fences and learned stair building. He then returned home to England for a short stage, but came back to the US, then moving to Seattle and later to California. The firm Parkinson and Parkinson was based in Los Angeles, California and was founded in 1920, and was responsible for designing many of Los Angeles’ finest buildings, which became some of the city’s most enduring landmarks, including LA City Hall and the Coliseum, Union Station and Bullocks Wilshire, the most complete design of art deco in the US.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 70 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event United States USA AC

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Summer 70 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC
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