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Finding Aid for the Berkeley Brandt papers, circa 1900-circa 1931 0000114
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The Berkeley Brandt papers span 4 linear feet and date circa 1900 to circa 1931. The collection is composed of watercolor paintings (most of which are mounted on boards) of the interiors of residential homes, pencil drawings of the interior of St. Etinne Church, and architectural drawings and reprographic copies of both residential and commercial buildings designed by Brandt. The majority of watercolor paintings, architectural drawings, and reprographic copies are of residential homes located in the Midwest (primarily Chicago, IL). The collection also includes clippings from The Los Angeles Times as well as other architectural periodicals such as the American Architect and Building News.
Berkeley Brandt was born in Illinois in 1874. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1895, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1900, and received his architect license in Illinois in 1902. Brandt was a practicing architect in the Chicago region from circa 1910 to circa 1920. In the late 1920s Berkeley Brandt and his family moved to Ventura, California, where he continued to practice architecture. He lived in Ojai in the mid-1930s and was a citrus grower, as well as town fire commissioner (he also designed the town fire house). Brandt died in 1944.
4.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 flat file folder)
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.