Harrison Traver was born in Hudson, NY on Dec. 2, 1881. Traver
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1906, and then
continued his studies in Paris. The following year he moved to
San Francisco where he became an architectural designer for the City.
He continued in private practice as an architect in both San Francisco
and Fresno. His work there included many high schools and
auditoriums. In 1924, he moved to Los Angeles and specialized in
hotels. In 1936 he joined the staff of Mutual Savings & Loan
Ass'n in Pasadena as an appraiser-architect and was vice president upon
retirement in 1963.
He then moved to Placerville, CA where he remained until his demise on
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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