Finding Aid for the Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers records, circa 1900-circa 1970 0000144

Finding aid prepared by Melinda Gandara, Alex Hauschild, Jillian O'Connor, Alyssa Uchi, Jennifer Whitlock, and Chris Marino
The finding aid for this collection was made possible by a Getty Foundation Archival Arrangement & Description Grant.
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: Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers records
Identifier/Call Number: 0000144
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 33.0 Linear feet (12 records storage boxes, 7 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-circa 1970
creator: Chambers, H. C., (Harold Coulson), 1885-1971
creator: Grey, Elmer, 1871-1963
creator: Hibbard, Lester Hudson, 1886-1972
creator: Hunt and Chambers, Architects.
creator: Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Harold C. Chambers Jr., 1971.

Preferred Citation note

Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers, Architects was an architectural firm based in Los Angeles that was started by Myron Hunt with Harold G. Chambers in 1920. The two worked together for 27 years, until 1947, when the firm dissolved. Throughout the lifetime of their firm, Hunt and Chambers designed residential, civic, and commercial buildings. Some of their more notable projects include: the Henry E. Huntington residence in San Marino which is now the Huntington Library, the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel, and the Pasadena Public Library.
Myron Hunt, was born in Massachusetts on February 27, 1868. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as Northwestern University, where he studied architecture. Upon graduation, in 1892, Hunt worked for Hartwell and Richardson, Architects. A year later Hunt left the firm to travel and study architecture in Europe. By 1896, Hunt was in Chicago working for Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, until 1897. In 1903, Hunt moved to Pasadena, California and in 1904 began an architectural firm with Elmer Grey by the name of Hunt and Grey, Architects, which dissolved in 1910. From 1911 to the beginning of 1920, Hunt had his own independent firm where H. G. Chambers was a draftsman, until he was made a partner in 1920. Myron Hunt died May 26, 1952, at the age of 84.
Harold G. Chambers, was born on October 15, 1885 in Indiana. He was a draftsman for Hunt and Grey, Architects from 1907 to 1908, then head draftsman for Myron Hunt Architect (Hunt’s independent practice) from 1909 to 1920, and then became a partner with Hunt in 1920 until 1947. After Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers, Architects dissolved, Chambers went onto partner with Lester Hibbard and the two formed Chambers and Hibbard, Architects which lasted until 1968. Harold G. Chambers died on January 2, 1971, at the age of 86.

Scope and Content Note

The Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers collection spans 33 linear feet and dates from circa 1900 to circa 1970. The collection is primarily composed of the work of Myron Hunt & H. G. Chambers but also includes the work of Hunt and Grey, Architects, Myron Hunt’s independent firm, as well as the work of Chambers and Hibbard. The work of these firms is documented through black-and-white photographs, negatives, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, presentation boards, architectural drawings and reprographic copies.

Related Archival Materials note

Myron Hubbard Hunt Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chambers and Hibbard, Architects.
Grey, Elmer, 1871-1963
Hibbard, Lester Hudson, 1886-1972
Hunt and Chambers, Architects.
Hunt and Grey, Architects.
Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952
Architectural drawings
Architectural photographs
Negatives
Photographic prints
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Reprographic copies

 

Personal Papers Series I.

 

Travel A. N.D.

Physical Description: 0.0 Linear feet
Box 7, Folder 413, Box 3, Folder 162-166

Mexican Architecture Photographs N.D.

 

Professional Papers Series II. 1903-1964

Physical Description: 0.43 Linear feet
 

Writings A. 1903-1927

Physical Description: 0.04 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 1

Hunt, Myron [Articles By] 1903-1927

Box 1, Folder 2

Hunt, Myron "Thumbnail Sketches From An Architect's Notebook" 1903

Box 1, Folder 3

Southern California Architecture [ by Elmer Grey] 1925

 

Associations and Committees B. 1930-1963

Physical Description: 0.13 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 4

American Institute of Architects: Standard Filing System & Alphabetical Index 1963

Box 1, Folder 5-6

Chambers, Harold C.: American Institute of Architects Southern California Chapter 1930

 

Reference Files C. 1905-1964

Physical Description: 0.17 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 7

California Plantings 1922-1926

Box 1, Folder 8

Bridges 1934

Box 1, Folder 9

Buildings by Various Architects N.D.

Box 1, Folder 10

Johnson, Reginald D. 1929

Box 1, Folder 11

Lockwood, Robert A. 1930

Box 1, Folder 12

Maybeck, Bernard N.D.

Box 1, Folder 13

"The Temples of Baalbec" Brochure Series N.D.

Box 1, Folder 14

Painting and Sculpture 1917

Box 1, Folder 15

Italy N.D.

Box 1, Folder 16

"A Fortnight in Bath" Harper's Monthly Magazine 1905

Box 1, Folder 17

Versailles, France 1897-1923

Box 1, Folder 18

The Music Center, Los Angeles Times, December 1964

Box 1, Folder 19

Churches 1911-1944

 

Office Records Series III. 1900-1968

Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
 

Administration A. 1945

Physical Description: 0.02 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 20

Agreement of Partnership [Myron Hunt and H.C. Chambers] 1945

 

Correspondence B. 1938-1968

Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 21

Chambers, Harold C. Christmas card list and address book 1938

Box 1, Folder 22

Chambers, Harold C. [Research requests on Myron Hunt] 1952-1968

Box 1, Folder 23

Huntington Library 1946

Box 1, Folder 23b

Standard Cabinet Works (Friedman, Eugene J.) [RE: Alta San Rafael residence] 1928; 1968

Box 1, Folder 24

United States War Finance Commitee, Second War Loan Certificate 1943

 

Financial Records C. 1925-1944

Physical Description: 0.02 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 25

Hospital Project Costs 1925-1944

Box 1, Folder 26-27

United States Navy Department, Contracts with Bureau of Yards and Docks 1944

 

Public Relations D. 1908-1952

Physical Description: 0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 28

Cheney, Charles Henry 1932

Box 1, Folder 29-30

Maryland Hotel, Pasadena, California 1916-1917

Box 1, Folder 31

Oasis Motel, Hotel Building Remodeling, Palm Springs, California 1927

Box 1, Folder 32

Occidental College Los Angeles, California 1913-1952

Box 1, Folder 33

Polytechnic Elementary School Pasadena, California 1922-1923

Box 1, Folder 34

Pomona College, Claremont, California 1908

Box 1, Folder 35

San Gorgonio Pass Memorial Hospital, Banning, California [Clark & Frey] 1947

Box 1, Folder 36

Santa Barbara Country National Bank, Santa Barbara, California 1950

Box 1, Folder 37

Surf and Sand Club, Hermosa Beach, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 38

Tulare District Hospital, Tulare, California 1951

Box 1, Folder 39

University of California, Riverside, Life Science Building, Riverside 1950

 

Clippings and Scrapbooks E. 1900-1952

Physical Description: 1.06 Linear feet
Box 1, Folder 40

Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California 1919-1920

Box 1, Folder 41

Arcadia War Camp Community Service, Arcadia, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 42

Babcock, Mrs. Graham, Tenafly, New Jersey 1914

Box 1, Folder 43

Bard, Senator Thomas, Port Hueneme, California 1912

Box 1, Folder 44

Brookside Open Air Theatre, Pasadena, California 1924

Box 1, Folder 45

Cambridge Apartments, Evanston, Illinois 1900

Box 1, Folder 46

California Institute of Technology (THROOP Institute), Pasadena, California 1909

Box 1, Folder 47

California Junior Republic, Chino, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 48

Cochran, Guy, Los Angeles, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 49

Cody, Mrs. Harriet "Casa Cody", Palm Springs, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 50

Cole, George Watson, Pasadena, California 1926

Box 1, Folder 51

Elks Club, Pasadena, California 1915

Box 1, Folder 52

Emery, Frank, San Marino, California 1926-1927

Box 1, Folder 54

First Congregational Church, Riverside, California 1912-1914

Box 1, Folder 55

Flintridge Biltmore Hotel, Flintridge, California 1927-1931

Box 1, Folder 56

Flintridge Country Club, Flintridge, California 1921

Box 1, Folder 57

Fowler, Eldredge, Pasadena, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 58

Fowler, E.M. "Casa Colina", near Chino, California 1922

Box 1, Folder 59

Gillespie, James Waldron, Montecito, California 1905

Box 1, Folder 60

Girl's Collegiate School of Glendora, Glendora, California 1925

Box 1, Folder 61

Hawks, Howard, Beverly Hills, California 1936

Box 1, Folder 62

Hooker, J.W. Garden N.D.

Box 1, Folder 63

Holladay, E.B. Pasadena, California 1917-1919

Box 1, Folder 64

Hotel Ingraham, Los Angeles, California N.D.

Box 1, Folder 65

Hunt, Myron & Elmer Grey c. 1905-1952

Box 1, Folder 66

Hunt, Myron 1918-1952

Box 1, Folder 67

Hunt, Myron, residence, Pasadena, California 1907

Box 1, Folder 68

Huntington, Henry E., Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California 1922

Box 1, Folder 69

Huntington, Henry E., residence, Pasadena, California 1921

Box 1, Folder 70

Huntington, Howard, Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California 1922-1923, 1938-1940, 1945-1948

Box 1, Folder 71

Jenks Livingston, San Francisco, California 1915

Box 1, Folder 72

Jewish Working Girls Home, Dormitory Building, Los Angeles, California 1927

Box 1, Folder 73

Juthen, C.W., Flintridge, California 1920

Box 1, Folder 74

Kellog, W.K., near Pomona, California 1925-1929

Box 1, Folder 75

Knight, Harry F., Montecito, California 1924-1925

Box 1, Folder 76

La Vina Tuberculous Sanitorium, Altadena, California 1936-1939

Box 1, Folder 77

Libbey, Edward D., Ojal, California 1915

Box 1, Folder 78

Loring, F.L. (Was H.W. Bailey) Residence, Pasadena, CA 1912

Box 2, Folder 79-81

Los Angeles County General Hospital, Los Angeles, California 1928-1935

Box 2, Folder 82

Los Angeles Museum of History, Science & Art, Los Angeles, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 83

Lovell Farm, Banning, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 84

I. Magnin & Co. Department Store, Hollywood, California 1922-1934

Box 2, Folder 85

I. Magnin & Co. Department Store, Los Angeles, California 1939

Box 2, Folder 86

I. Magnin & Co. Department Store, Santa Ana, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 87

I. Magnin & Co. Department Store, Pasadena, California 1949

Box 2, Folder 88

Maryland Hotel, Pasadena, California 1904-1918

Box 2, Folder 89

Mather, Williams, Pasadena, California 1921

Box 2, Folder 90

McCormick, Virginia, Pasadena, California 1926

Box 2, Folder 91

McKee,H.S., Monrovia, California 1915

Box 2, Folder 92

Merrifield, Webster, Pasadena, California 1914

Box 2, Folder 93

Mission Inn, Riverside, California 1913-1914

Box 2, Folder 94

Monte Vista Homes for Presbyterian Synod of California, Pasadena, California 1925

Box 2, Folder 95

Mount Wilson, Solar Observatory N.D.

Box 2, Folder 96

Monumental Flagpole, Clermont, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 97

Nevstadt, E.M., Los Angeles, California 1912

Box 2, Folder 98

Nolan, J.E., Evanston, Illinois N.D.

Box 2, Folder 99

Occidental College, Eagle Rock, California 1911-1939

Box 2, Folder 100

Olmsted, Friederick Law, Palos Verdes Estates, California 1926

Box 2, Folder 101

Pacific Coast Architect, August 1927

Box 2, Folder 102

Palma Alta Tract, Hollywood, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 103

Palos Verdes Public Library, Palos Verdes Estates, California 1929-1930

Box 2, Folder 104

Pardee, C.W., Oak Knoll, California 1914

Box 2, Folder 105

Pasadena Children's Preventorium, Pasadena, California 1922-1923

Box 2, Folder 106

Pasadena Community Hospital, Pasadena, California 1920-1921

Box 2, Folder 107

Pasadena Public Library 1924-1927

Box 2, Folder 108

Peshine, Major J.H.H., Santa Barbara, California 1917

Box 2, Folder 109

Polytechnic Elementary School, Pasadena, California 1907

Box 2, Folder 110

Pomona College, Claremont, California 1910-1925

Box 2, Folder 111

Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 112

Riverside Community Hospital 1922-1929

Box 2, Folder 113

Roberts, Dr. W. Humes, Pasadena, California 1924

Box 2, Folder 114

Robinson [Robertson?}] Cottage, Nordhoff (Ojai), California 1909

Box 2, Folder 115

San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, California 1922

Box 2, Folder 116

San Marcos Building, Santa Barbara, California 1925-1926

Box 2, Folder 117

Santa Barbara County National Bank, Santa Barbara, California 1919

Box 2, Folder 118

Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Memorial Art Department and Museum Building, Santa Barbara, California 1928-1929

Box 2, Folder 119

Santa Monica Hotel, Santa Monica, California 1912-1919

Box 2, Folder 120

Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Los Angeles Unit Building, Los Angeles, California 1948; 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 120 b

Spier, Pasadena, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 121

Strong, Frank R. & Wilson, John F., The Vine Street Theater Building, Hollywood, CA 1926

Box 2, Folder 122

Stanton, Edgar, Lake Forest, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 123

Surf and Sand Club, Hermosa Beach, California 1923

Box 2, Folder 124

Talcott Residence, Pasadena, California 1908

Box 2, Folder 125

Taylor, F.M., Altadena, California 1913-1914

Box 2, Folder 126

Tournament of Roses (Rose Bowl) Pasadena, California 1922

Box 2, Folder 127

Tulare District Hospital, Tulare, California N.D.

Box 2, Folder 128

Taylor, Russel M., Los Angeles, California 1914

Box 2, Folder 129

University of California, Riverside, California 1952

Box 2, Folder 130

White, Katherine M., Evanston, Illinois N.D.

Box 2, Folder 131

Willshire Boulevard Hotel Company 1919

Box 2, Folder 132

Williams, Mrs. Nony, Evanston, Illinois N.D.

 

Presentation Materials F.

 

Project Records Series IV.

 

Lists A. 1944-1945

Physical Description: 0.04 Linear feet
Box 2, Folder 133

Account Number Index 1945

Box 2, Folder 134-135

Alphabetical Drawing List 1944

 

Files B.

Note

see Project Index
 

Photographs C.

Note

see Project Index
 

Drawings D.

Note

see Project Index