Irving J. Gill Document Collection

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San Diego City Clerk’s Archives
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San Diego, California 92101
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2017


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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