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Finding Aid for the Allison and Allison drawings of the Mr. and Mrs. Carl von Bibra residence (Holmby Hills, Calif.), July 18, 1938-August 25, 1939 0000226
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Description
The Allison and Allison drawings for the Mr. and Mrs. Carl von Bibra residence located in Holmby Hills, California consists of one flat file of blueprints and a topographic map of the property site. Drawings include: first and second floor plans; elevations and sections; schedule of drawings; foundation plans; basement plans; attic and roof plans; and details for the first and second floor, garage, kitchen, pantry, and linen storage room.
Background
The partnership, Allison and Allison, was composed of two Pennsylvania-based architects, David Clark Allison and James Edward Allison who were brothers. David Clark Allison was born on May 14, 1881. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and completed coursework at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France. James Edward Allison was born on February 22, 1870 and received no formal education but apprenticed under a local builder. Their firm began in 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and relocated to Los Angeles, California, in 1910. The practice dissolved in 1942. The firm Allison and Allison designed many high school and government buildings throughout the state of California. James Edward Allison died in 1955 and David Clark Allison died in 1962.
Extent
3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.