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J.H. Coppersmith drawings for the house on Skyline Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.) 0000367
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Custodial History note

  • Title: J.H. Coppersmith drawings for the house on Skyline Drive (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000367
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet One flat file
    Date (inclusive): circa 1953, 1984-1987
    Location note: One flat file in ADC misc. drawers

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains 14 original blueprints, 7 acetate copies of the blueprints, 15 original drawings (circa 1984-1987) for proposed alterations and additions, and one copy of site plan from R.M. Schindler papers drawn in his hand, for proposed driveway and house placement. The file also contains a copy of the city building permit, dated 1953, and one letter from the donors who are the previous owners, describing the history of the house.

    Related Archival Materials note

    R. M. Schindler Papers, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California Santa Barbara

    Biographical/Historical note

    John H. Coppersmith was the owner/builder of the house at 8715 Skyline Drive in Los Angeles, Calif. Coppersmith apparently was friends with Rudolf Schindler, who was also living on Skyline Drive (with Ellen Janson), and Schindler drew a site plan for the Coppersmith house and driveway, circa 1953. Coppersmith was a bridge engineer and designed the house himself.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Unprocessed collection; contact repository for information regarding access.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Open for educational and research use.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of John Shaffner and Joe Stewart, 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Schindler, R. M., (Rudolph M. ), 1887-1953 -- Correspondence