The Historic American Buildings Survey drawings span 5 linear feet and date from circa 1968 to circa 1983. The collection
is composed of photographic reproductions and negatives of architectural drawings as well as architectural drawings in the
form of reprographic copies, for the following buildings: American Trona Salt Storage Plant, Barnsdall Park, Freeman house,
Dodge house, Horatio West Court Apartments, Los Angeles Public Library, Irwin house, Lovell (Health) house, Richfield Oil
Building, Lovell Beach house, Schindler house, Sowden house, Bradbury building, El Cuartel, the Miranda house, a house owned
by Mrs. A. L. M. Vhay, and the Yorba-Abadie house, all located in Los Angeles County or Santa Barbara, California.
The Historic American Buildings Survey or HABS was founded in 1933 as a division of the United States National Park Service
(NPS) and was the nation’s first federal preservation program aimed at documenting America’s architectural heritage. Historic
buildings are documented according to the HABS guidelines which involve a combination of architectural drawings, photography,
and written history.