Joseph H. Roberts
Joseph Halstead Roberts, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1898. In 1903, he moved to Long Beach with his father. He attended Long Beach Poly and graduated in 1916. Mr. Roberts studied architecture and engineering before working as a superintendent, engineer and draftsman.
Mr. Roberts originally opened his architectural offices downtown at the Marine Bank Building. In 1930 he opened his studio at 501 Termino Avenue where he lived with his wife and child. In 1932 Mr. Roberts died, he was only 32 years old. During his short life he designed many beautiful buildings in Long Beach. These include the St. Regis at 1030 E. Ocean and The Californian at 325 W. Third Street.