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Inventory of the Henry Hill and John Kruse Collection
2002-2  
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Description
The Hill and Kruse collection primarily consists of project files and drawings of their many projects, most of which are private residences in the Bay Area.
Background
Born in 1913, Henry Hill studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 1936 and at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where he worked under the renowned Walter Gropius. After earning his master's degree in Architecture in 1938, he returned to the Bay Area, joining the office of John Ekin Dinwiddie in San Francisco and making partner in 1939. During World War II Hill served as a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When the war ended, he rejoined Dinwiddie and a new partner, Erich Mendelsohn, a well-known German architect who had fled the Third Reich.
Extent
1 box, 1 tall box, 5 cartons, 1 flat file drawer, and 1 tube
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.
Availability
Collection open for research.