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Irving J. Gill Document Collection
Irving Gill Document Collection  
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Irving J. Gill documents discovered in the City Clerk Archives, City of San Diego, dated from 1904 to 1911. Irving Gill, an American architect, (1870-1936), is considered a pioneer of the modern movement in architecture. Gill came to San Diego in 1893 after working at a Chicago architecture firm with Frank Lloyd Wright. He designed several buildings in San Diego and Southern California which are considered among the region's best. More than a dozen of his designs are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His works include: the George W. Marston House, Old Scripps Building at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA (the oldest oceanographic research building in continuous use in the United States), Horton Plaza Fountain, Sunnyslope Lodge, La Jolla Recreational Center, La Jolla Women's Club, The Bishop's School, Ellen Browning Scripps Residence (now the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), The Green Dragon Cottages in La Jolla, and the Administration Building for the Panama California Exhibition of 1915 in San Diego (now the Gill Auditorium).
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12 documents, including an original architectural detail drawing in water color.
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Public Documents, City Clerk Archives, City of San Diego