Finding Aid for the Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings, circa 1925-circa 1942 0000243

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: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000243
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 550
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (8 flat file folders)
Date (inclusive): circa 1925-circa 1942
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.
creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.
creator: Edwards, William Albert, 1888-1976
creator: Howell
creator: Plunkett, Joseph J., 1900-1946

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

The firm Edwards, Plunkett & Howell began circa 1927 and was comprised of architects William Albert Edwards (1888-1976), Joseph J. Plunkett (1900-1946), and Howell. After the death of Howell circa 1930, Edwards and Plunkett continued to work together as Edwards & Plunkett, maintaining the firm’s office in Santa Barbara, California.

Scope and Content note

The Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings consists primarily of blueprints and some original drawings of residences, commercial and civic buildings, all in the Santa Barbara region. Drawings in the collection represent the designs of Edwards before forming a partnership with Plunkett and Howell, the firm Edwards, Plunkett & Howell, as well as the firm Edwards & Plunkett (after the death of Howell). Projects that are documented in the form of architectural drawings include: H.P. Miller residence, R. B. Ward residence (also known as the Alexander house), R. F. C. residence, Herman Fittinger residence, store building for Thomas M. Storke, the National Guard Armory, Hope District School, and the Santa Barbara Women’s Club building.

Related Archival Materials note

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edwards & Plunkett.
Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.
Edwards, William Albert, 1888-1976
Howell
Plunkett, Joseph J., 1900-1946
Architectural drawings
Blueprints

FlatFile 1

H.P. Miller house (Santa Barbara, Calif.): floor plan undated

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.
FlatFile 2

R.B. Ward guest cottage and alterations (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1925, 1940

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.

Scope and Content note

17 originals drawings which include: floor plan, floor plan with alterations, foundation plan, elevations and details, kitchen casework, and sections. Drawings for alterations are dated 1940 and original plans are dated 1925.
FlatFile 3

Unidentified house circa 1942

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.

Scope and Content note

Seven blueprints of an unidentified house. Drawings document: elevations, sections, details, and floor plans.
FlatFile 4

Herman Fittinger house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1927

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.

Scope and Content note

Three blueprints documenting details, elevations, and floor plans.
FlatFile 5

Store building for Thomas M. Storke (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1931

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.

Scope and Content note

14 blueprints which document: floor plans, plot plans, elevations, details, sections, door and window frames.
FlatFile 6

National Guard Armory (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1936

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards & Plunkett.

Scope and Content note

18 original drawings which include: beam and column schedule, framing plans, elevations, sections, details (proscenium arch, stairs, and grills), revised elevations, floor plans (first and second floor), and footing plan.
FlatFile 7

Hope District School (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1927

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.

Scope and Content note

Seven blueprint drawings which include: floor plans, footing plans, elevations, sections, plot plan, casework, and details.
FlatFile 8

Santa Barbara Womens Club (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1928

Language of Material: English
creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.

Scope and Content note

11 blueprint drawings that which include: foundation plan, first floor plan, roof plans, sections, elevations, trestle plan, full size details, and the heating plan and electrical layout.