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Irving J. Gill Document Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Irving J. Gill Document Collection
    Dates: 1904 - 1911
    Collection Number: Irving Gill Document Collection
    Creator/Collector: Irving J. Gill Hebbard & Gill Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego Department of Fire and Sewers, City of San Diego
    Extent: 12 documents, including an original architectural detail drawing in water color.
    Online items available
    Repository: San Diego City Clerk’s Archives
    San Diego, California 92101
    Abstract: 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).
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Public Documents, City Clerk Archives, City of San Diego

    Preferred Citation

    Irving J. Gill Document Collection. San Diego City Clerk’s Archives

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Petitions to the City of San Diego by Irving J. Gill, architect, for his clients; an original 1904 architectural drawing in water color of a proposed new style of sidewalk in San Diego submitted by Irving J. Gill of Hebbard & Gill Architects, San Diego, CA.; Resolution No. 9314 of the Common Council of the City of San Diego dated September 27, 1911 wherein Irving J. Gill along with three others are named as a committee to recommend any alternatives to the present draft of the proposed city building ordinance; and pages from the bound minutes of the Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego, relating to the Horton Plaza Park "electric fountain" he designed.

    Indexing Terms

    Sidewalk
    Landscape
    Landscape Architecture
    Architecture
    Curbing
    Paving
    Clay
    Gravel
    Brick
    Tile
    Architectural Drawing
    Landscape Architectural Drawing
    Detail Drawing
    Walkway
    Urban design
    Landscape Design Drawing
    Landscape Design
    San Diego
    San Diego building ordinance
    building ordinance
    Plaza improvement commission
    Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego
    Electric Fountain
    Horton Plaza Park
    Marion Olmsted
    Harry H. Timken
    Tree canopy
    Building code
    Building ordinance
    Cottages
    cost of architectural services
    Grand Theatre
    Richelieu building
    Grant Building
    New Town Park
    City Hall , New Town San Diego
    Irving J. Gill
    Irving John Gill
    Irving Gill
    Hebbard & Gill
    Horton
    Harry H. Timken
    Marion Olmsted
    A. E. Dodson
    John Campbell
    H. H. Preibisius
    John L. Bacon
    W. J. Kirkwood
    E. W. Lewis
    Thomas O'Hallaran
    L. J. Wilde
    M. A. Luce
    Kate O. Sessions
    President Wright, Board of Park Commissioners
    A. H. Stibolt
    Miss Lamb
    Mr. Blachman
    J. D. Stibolt
    L. C. Sherwood
    George W. Marston
    Commissioner Dwayne
    Hebbard & Gill
    Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego
    Department of Fire and Sewers, City of San Diego
    Office of Bureau of Public Works, City of San Diego
    Common Council, City of San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    Horton Plaza Park
    New Town Park
    La Jolla
    Architectural Detail Drawing in water color on translucent paper accompanying original letter signed by Irving J. Gill.
    Resolution of the Common Council of the City of San Diego
    Minutes, Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego
    invoice or bill for commissioned work
    Petitions on behalf of architectural clients for variances
    President, Board of Park Commissioners, City of San Diego Architect Owner Building Inspector, City of San Diego Councilman Superintendent, Department of Fire and Sewers, City of San Diego
    Petition to Common Council
    Supporting landscape architectural Drawing or sketch
    Invoice or bill
    minutes
    application for building permit or special permit
    Architect
    Landscape Architect
    Park Commissioner
    Building Inspector
    Superintendent

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