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

Finding aid prepared by Jillian O'Connor and Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: Allison and Allison drawings of the Mr. and Mrs. Carl von Bibra residence (Holmby Hills, Calif.)
Identifier/Call Number: 0000226
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 553
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
Date (inclusive): July 18, 1938-August 25, 1939
creator: Allison and Allison, Architects.
creator: Allison, David Clark, 1881-1962
creator: Allison, James Edward, 1870-1955

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Allison and Allison drawings of the Mr. and Mrs. Carl von Bibra residence (Holmby Hills, Calif.), Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

Scope and Content note

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.

Related Archival Materials note

ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allison and Allison, Architects.
Allison, David Clark, 1881-1962
Allison, James Edward, 1870-1955
Blueprints