Early 20th-century designer of several LA landmarks, like the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. Creator and charter person in the Hillcrest Nation Club. He proved helpful being a draftsman for Edward Neissen, a LA architect, upon completing senior high school in 1895. He set up his very own Los Angeles-based architectural company in 1902 after spending time as a style apprentice in NEW YORK. He designed many Jewish landmarks in LA and was mixed up in Jewish community. He was the boy of Isaac and Bertha Norton; his dad founded the building and mortgage company, Metropolitan Building and Mortgage Assn., after shifting to LA in 1869. He previously one girl, Elizabeth, along with his wife, Esther Groedel. He and Le Corbusier had been contemporaries.