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Thornton Ladd drawings for the Mrs. Donald Bear house (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 1955 0000304
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  • Title: Thornton Ladd drawings for the Mrs. Donald Bear house (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000304
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 547
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
    Date: 1955
    creator: Ladd, Thornton, 1924-2010


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Thornton Ladd drawings of the Mrs. Donald Bear house (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Thornton Ladd was born in Portland, Oregon on January 29, 1924. He attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1952. He was a designer for Pereira & Luckman for two years from 1952 to 1954. In 1954, Ladd opened his own firm called Thornton Ladd & Associates. In 1959, however, Ladd entered into a partnership with architect John Field Kelsey, called Ladd and Kelsey, based in Pasadena, California. They were most well known for their contribution to the Norton Simon Museum but also designed several private residences in Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and Hollywood Hills, California. Thornton Ladd died in 2010.

    Scope and Content note

    The Thornton Ladd drawings for the Mrs. Donald Bear house span 3 linear feet and date from 1955. The collection is composed of five architectural drawings in the form of blueprints. Drawings include: plot and roof plan, details, electrical and heating plan, interior and exterior elevations, and a floor plan.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ladd, Thornton, 1924-2010
    Architectural drawings