To Southern California, Paul Revere Williams is one of the most prolific Black American architects of all time. But to Williams’s granddaughter, Karen Elyse Hudson, growing up, he was also a really good grandfather.
“To others he is often referred to as ‘the architect to the stars,’ to his grandchildren, he was simply the best grandfather ever,” Hudson recalled her relationship with Williams in a June 30 press release announcing that the Williams archive had been jointly acquired by the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture and the Getty Research Institute (GRI).
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