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Robert E. Langdon Jr.

Robert Earl Langdon Jr. was an American architect based in Los Angeles, California. With Ernest C. Wilson Jr. he designed 27 office buildings along Wilshire Boulevard as well as the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades and the Bank of America Building in Beverly Hills. He was the President of the Pasadena chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Robert E. Langdon Jr. was born in Iowa. He attended Yale University in Connecticut, he went on to graduate from the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California in 1944. He started his career by designing buildings for his alma mater, the University of Southern California, whose campus grew shortly after World War II. In 1949, he partnered with Ernest C. Wilson Jr. a fellow USC graduate in Architecture, to start an architectural firm. Two years in 1951, they named it Langdon & Wilson. Shortly after, they opened offices in Newport Beach, they partnered with fellow architect Hans Mumper, renaming the firm Langdon, Wilson & Mumper.

They changed the name again to Langdon Wilson Architects. They had 125 employees. Langdon served as the chairman of the Los Angeles office; the firm designed the Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades, which makes up the J. Paul Getty Museum with the Getty Center in nearby Brentwood, they designed the Glendale Federal Savings Building known as the Bank of America Building, or 9454 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Another notable building they designed was the CNA Tower, located at 6th Street and Commonwealth Avenue, completed in 1972. Overall, they designed twenty-seven buildings along Wilshire Boulevard, they designed the factory of the Hughes Aircraft-Electro Optical Systems in El Segundo. Langdon served as the President of the Pasadena Chapter as well as the Director of the California Council of the American Institute of Architects. Additionally, he was the national President of an architectural organization, he was married to Jacqueline Langdon. They had a son, Robert Langdon, III, a daughter, Jan Handtmann.

They resided in California. He died on August 2004 in Pasadena, California, he was 86 years old

Froggatt, Derbyshire

Froggatt is a village and a civil parish on the A625 road and the River Derwent in the English county of Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 204, it is near the village of Calver. The name Froggatt could take its name from several derivations including Frog Cottage, in 1203 a document recorded the settlement here as being Froggegate. In the thirteenth century the manor of Baslow was divided into two moieties, one going to the Vernons and the other to the Bassetts. Froggatt or Froggecotes as it was at that time was held by the Bassets. About 1290 John Froggecotes of Froggecotes bought land and property including a grove of trees from Simon Bassett; this land, plus more, purchased from time to time, remained in the family until 1752 when the senior branch of the family died out. John Froggecotes has many living descendants from a junior branch of the family headed by Thomas Froggott of Folds Farm, Calver. Froggatt has a place of worship, a Wesleyan chapel and a pub, the Chequers Inn.

The village has a quaint seventeenth-century bridge, unusual in that it has two different shaped and sized arches. There is a gritstone escarpment called Froggatt Edge nearby. Derbyshire Record Office D3331 and D1490 Derbyshireuk.net Peak District On-Line Media related to Froggatt at Wikimedia Commons