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Finding Aid for the Vernon Winthrop Houghton Papers, 1912-1956
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Album 1 - Manila Philippine Islands (1914-1919)

 

Blueprints/Plans for

Oversize folder 1

House for Sr. J. Casanovas.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Oversize folder 1

House for Benito Golding Esquire.

Physical Description: (7 items).
Oversize folder 1

Bulkhead for N & H Santa Mesa Yard (Santa Mesa, Philippine Islands.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize folder 1

Mitanao Club (Japanese Club) - Calle Pennsylvania and Vito Cruz.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Oversize folder 1

Building for H.E. Heacock and Company - April 1918.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize folder 1

Philippines Chiristian Institute - 1916.

Physical Description: (7 items).
Oversize folder 2

Elks Club - Swimming pool and garden area.

Physical Description: (1 item).
Oversize folder 2

Yango - Rosenstock and Company Incorporated Building.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Oversize folder 2

Smith Bell and Company Limited - Velasco Building - 1917.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Oversize folder 2

St. Luke's Church - 1914 (V.W. Houghton was the manager for R. Clipston Sturgis Architect for this project).

Physical Description: (4 items).
Oversize folder 2

Philippine Christian Mission - 1916.

Physical Description: (missing).
Oversize folder 2

Dormitory and Chapel for Santa Rita's Hall - 1916.

Physical Description: (1 item).
 

Album 2

 

Los Angeles

Box 3

Blueprint, sketch, of Security First National Bank, Magnolia Park - 1947.

Box 3

Letters, photo, and bank promotional brochure for Fontana National Bank 1951.

Box 3

First National Bank of Pomona (321 East Holt Ave.).

Box 3

Covina National Bank - 1953.

Box 3

Perspective Sketches for Tourist Court for D.J. Adams, Esquire - Monrovia.

Box 3

Letter - for P.W.A. Project - Fullerton Elementary Schhols.

Box 3

Sketch for improvements - Mr. Wasmer houses (2) - Pasadena.

Box 3

2 photos of Frascati Grill Restaurant.

Box 3

Perspective Sketch - residence for Miss Holman, Pasadena.

Box 3

Photo - untitled house.

Box 3

Photos of California Bank - 6800 Santa Monica Blvd.

Box 3

Photo of Citizens National Bank.

Box 3

Photo of Hamill Cleaners.

 

Negatives for Photos of:

Box 3

Office and warehouse for Ostroff Trading Company.

Box 3

Medical Clinic.

Box 3

Beverly Crest Cleaners and Dryers.

Box 3

Residence of Mr. and Mrs. - William Finestein.

Box 3

Unidentified sketches.

Box 3

Sketch for Miracle Mile Market.

Box 3

Curtis Manufacturing Company - Sketches, newspaper clippings, Statement of account. 1931. Also a large color perspective sketch. Phillis Ave. at San Fernando Rd. and Brazil St.

Box 3

Perspective sketch of residence of H.A. Crawford, Esquire. Los Felix Hills Hollywood Civic - Los Angeles.

Box 3

Westwood - Twin Buildings (1928)-1900 Westwood Blvd., near Missouri Ave. Newspaper clippings with photos of proposal through to opening.

Box 3

Brent-Air Building.

Physical Description: 3 photos (1 interior).
Box 3

Tower Theater (under office of S. Tilden Norton) - 802 S. Broadway (1930).

 

Long Beach

Box 3

16 black and white photos of Long Beach earthquake damage.

Box 3

Blueprint for Batchelder Tile for Alexandria Peacock Inn (location unidentified).

Box 3

Photo of sketch of Curto Teatro (location unidentified).

Box 3

Photo (long) of unidentified plant or company.

 

San Francisco

Box 3

Granat Brothers Building (20th and Mission) - 1926.

Box 3

Conn San Francisco Company (1925) - Sketches and newspaper clippings and buisness letter from Conn. (V.W. Houghton created unique saxaphone sign).

Box 3

Proposed rendering of factory for Johnson and Leftwich Incorporated.

Box 3

Furniture Exchange - newspaper clippings, photos.

Box 3

Photo - Sixth Church of Christ Scientist (Also newspaper clipping).

Box 3

Unidentified sketches.

Box 3

Unidentified photos of buildings.

 

San Diego

Box 3

Thursday Club of San Diego - 1927 - Point Loma (part of Rivera Villas Subdivision) - Newspaper clippings, sketches, large rendering of front view and side views).

 

Memorabilia

Box 3

Unidentified photos.

Box 3

Edwin G. Brown letter signed.

Box 3

T. Kuchel letter signed.

Box 3

1935 auto registration.

Box 3

Promistory notes and cancelled check.

Box 3

5 costume pictures.

Box 3

Photo unidentified interior.

Box 3

2 sketched (Printed) with initials V.W.H.

Box 3

Print of photo of Pico House (n.d.).

Box 3

3rd place ribbon - Pomona Fair.

Box 3

Letter from Bob Hope.

Box 3

Photostat of political letter.

Box 3

Stanley Mosk letter.

Box 3

C.J. Haggerty (President of California Federation of Labor) Letter.

Box 3

Jerry Voorhis (1939) Letter.

Box 3

Herbert Legg letter.

Box 3

Godwin J. Knight (1956) letter.

Box 3

Membership card to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

Box 3

Cigar coupon.

Box 3

Patent idea for metal support.

Box 3

Nomination for Public Spirit Club.

 

Album 3

 

Wurlitzer Building Project - 1924 (Broadway near 8th)

Box 3

Advertising - promotion.

Oversize folder 5

Building Plans.

Box 3

Photos of Wurlitzer interior.

Box 3

Perspective for interior.

Box 3

Wurlitzer opening day card.

Box 3

Photo of rendering of building front of San Francisco store.

Box 3

Photostat of Los Angeles Examiner article.

Box 3

feature article in Los Angeles Examiner with his photo.

Box 3

Letter relarding this project.

 

Album 4

 

Abraham Lincoln High School (Los Angeles)

Box 3

Progress Phographs most titled, many with statements of safety hazards, poor construction and other inspection problems that Houghton saw.

 

Memorabilia

 

1939 Recall in Arcadia (V.W. Houghton spearheaded that recall)

Box 3

Newspaper articles.

Box 3

Petition letter.

Box 3

Letters to and from Stanley Mosk.

Box 3

Voter advertisement cards and other handbills.

Box 3

Official recall Ballot.

Box 3

Press releases.

Box 3

Notice of intent to recall.

Box 3

26 photos of the Far East - 1918.

Box 3

Ticket, stubs, room vouchers, police I.D. from the Far East.

Box 3

33 black and white photos (snap shots) - Far East.

Box 3

18 colored photo reproductions - Japan.

Box 3

Personal letters of acceptance to Johnathan Club (1930) - Los Angeles.

Box 3

Advertisement for his company in San Diego.

Box 3

Democractic National Committee letter of contribution.

Box 3

1 unidentified picture (of a church) - possibly Carmel.

Box 3

Membership cards for private clubs and business groups.

Box 3

Letter to and from G. Knight.

Box 3

Picture of La Haye Manufacturing Company (Saxaphone Creation).

Box 3

Small picture - Honolulu.

 

Unidentified

Box 3

Military picture (promotional type).

Box 3

U.S. Indian photo.

Box 3

Letter to Senator McAdoo (1934).

Box 3

Resume of report of Chief Engineer of County Sanitation District no.15 of Los Angeles County - 1946.

Box 3

Personal letters.

 

Album 5

Box 4

Schedule of Unit Prices - Manila Hotel.

Box 4

Fees Prices for Santa Rita's Hall - Manila.

Box 4

Letter of application for commission in officers reserve corps - Manila.

Box 4

Miscellaneous Business letters and employment records (Manila).

 

Manila

Box 4

Building permits.

Box 4

Bills for work done.

Box 4

Reference letters.

Box 4

Membership letter for Swiss Club - Manila.

Box 4

Plans and specifications and architects Report on Hospico de San Jose (Manila).

Box 4

List of work done in the Philippine and amounts charged.

Box 4

Telegrams of employment and trasportation to the Philippine - 1912.

 

Memorabilia

Box 4

Personal letters.

Box 4

2 letters archbishop of Manila.

Box 4

Stock Cerificate: Coconut Products Corporation, plus letters of correspndence.

Box 4

1915 business contract with B.W. Rice.

 

Album 6

Box 4

Rizal Cement Company - Construction (Manila) - newspaper article with Houghton featured).

 

Newspaper Clippings

Box 4

Advertisements for his company.

Box 4

Harrison's arrival in Manila (Govenor) - Houghton was chairperson of welcoming committee.

 

Photostats

Box 4

Houghton's involvement with Philippine Exposition.

Box 4

Santa Rita article and photo with letter and brochure.

Box 4

Letters of recommendation.

Box 4

Clipping with picture of Heacock Building (he was architect).

Box 4

Mariano ley Chacho Building photo.

Box 4

Albert Allen Memorial Dormitory (Manila).

Box 4

Philippine Trade Review (1915 edition) with article on the New Rizal Cement Company.

 

Memorabilia

Box 4

Photo of arrival of Governor Harrison in Manila (Small).

Box 4

Programs, miscellaneous cards.

Box 4

Roll of Honor (Subscribers to the 4th Liberty Loan) - October 4, 1918.

 

1942

Box 4

Letter by Houghton re Santa Anita Assembly Center (used as a temporary re-location camp for Japanese in U.S.) Letter of response.

Box 4

Philippine American Observer - October 1944.

Box 4

Collection of Calling Cards/Invitations from Philippines.

 

Separate Album Page of Photographs

Box 3

Two-sided page with 23 photos, some titled. Included are photos of some of Houghton's projects in the Philippine Islands, his workshop/office, and a few family photographs.