Julius Ralph Davidson

Julius Ralph Davidson (born February 7, 1889 in Berlin; died 2 May 1977 in Ojai) was an architect from Germany, who worked in the US from 1923 and built among several estates Thomas Mann’s house in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. He participated in Arts & Architecture magazine’s Case Study House Program.

Davidson was part of a group of European expatriate architects which included Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, Kem Weber, and Paul László who furthered modern architecture in Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s.