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Edward Durell Stone Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Durell Stone Collection
    Bulk dates: 1940s-1970s
    Collection Number: archStone
    Creator: Stone, Edward Durell, 1902-1978.
    Extent: 6 flat boxes, 2 tube boxes, 5 document boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Rare Book Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: echase@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Edward Durell Stone was an internationally known architect who was active from the 1920s through the 1960s. At the suggestion of Thomas D. Church, Arthur Hanisch, owner and president of the Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, hired Stone to design its new headquarters in Pasadena, California. The material in this collection depicts the Stuart building from concept to completion primarily through photographs, drawings and published articles. Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr., the vice president of Stuart at the time, collected publicity related to Stone and the Stuart building. In addition, there are sketches and plans for Lauerhass' personal residence in Altadena which was never built.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers. For more information, please contact echase@huntington.org.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or reproduce in any format must be submitted in writing to the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Durell Stone Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr., 1984.

    Scope and Content

    The Edward Durell Stone Collection consists primarily of photographs, drawings, correspondence and publicity related to the Stuart Pharmaceutical Building in Pasadena. The Stuart Company was designed by Stone and the gardens were designed by Thomas D. Church and Associates. Construction began on the building in 1956. The collection was amassed by the vice president of Stuart, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. Much of the material was collected by Lauerhass in conjunction with the building of Stuart and the subsequent publicity the building and its architect received after completion.
    It should be noted that, other than the photographs and some of the correspondence, there is very little in the way of original documentation for the Stuart building. Most of the drawings are blueprint copies and they do not comprise a complete set. Please consult the Curator for further details.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Stone, Edward Durell.
    Church, Thomas Dolliver.


    Architects – California.
    Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Architecture -- Designs and plans.
    Landscape Architects -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Landscape Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles.

    Document Types

    Architectural drawings.
    Black-and-white photographs.
    Presentation Albums.
    Tear Sheets.

    Related collection:

    Maynard L. Parker Collection, The Huntington Library. This collection contains photographs by Maynard Parker of E. D. Stone's commercial and residential work. Please contact the Curator of Photographs for further information and access.