Finding aid for the Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs, 1913-2009, bulk 1930-1969

Ann Harrison


Descriptive Summary

Title: Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs
Date (inclusive): 1913-2009, bulk 1930-1969
Number: 2010.M.83
Creator/Collector: Becket, Welton D.
Physical Description: 1323.5 Linear Feet (36 boxes, 807 flatfile folders, 228 boxed rolls)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
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Abstract: The Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs document the career of this architect whose iconic designs defined the built environment of Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century. Comprised of over 10,000 drawings and over 1500 photographs, the collection includes a selection of projects from Becket's earliest independent work in 1930, through his involvement in the firms of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket; Wurdeman and Becket; and Welton Becket and Associates, until his death in 1969. The archive also contributes to the discussion of structural and theoretical changes in architectural practice in the mid-twentieth century.
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Language: Collection material is in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Welton Becket (1902-1969) was an acclaimed architect whose iconic designs defined the built environment of Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century. Through his work with a series of firms - Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket; Wurdeman and Becket; and Welton Becket and Associates - Becket was responsible for many of the best known landmarks in the city: the Pan-Pacific Auditorium, the Capitol Records Building, the Beverly Hilton, the Cinerama Dome, and the Music Center. The was also the master planner for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Century City.
Born in Seattle in 1902, Welton David Becket was introduced to architecture at a young age. His father and a significantly older brother were builders who regularly took him to construction sites as a boy. Becket enrolled in the architecture program at the University of Washington and seemed destined to follow this path; yet there was a significant potential diversion. Becket was a popular athlete, a quarterback, and in 1927, as well as receiving his B.Arch, he was offered a contract to play football with the Green Bay Packers. In the end, he listened to his mother and opted for architecture, although his football experience remained a touchstone throughout his life. Becket then spent a postgraduate year in France at the École des Beaux-Arts, Fontainebleau. After returning to the United States in 1929, he worked briefly as a draftsman and designer for Los Angeles architect C. Waldo Powers.
During his freshman year at the University of Washington, Becket met another student, Walter C. Wurdeman (1903-1949), who would have a profound influence on the rest of his career. Sharing classes in the small and relatively new architecture program, the two became fast friends. Although Wurdeman was slightly younger, he was in some ways much more worldly. In the wake of family financial misfortunes, Wurdeman had finished high school early and by age sixteen was working as a riveter and sheet-metal worker in the Puget Sound Navy Yard. He used this income to enroll at the university, first as an engineering student but soon switching to architecture. Wurdeman preceded Becket to Fontainebleau, and then completed his architectural education with a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1928. During this time in Boston, Wurdeman's drawings were seen by Charles F. Plummer, an architect visiting from Los Angeles, who hired the young man as a draftsman in his practice back on the west coast.
So, by chance, the two college friends from Seattle, who had been out of touch, encountered each other one day in Santa Monica. Both young men were rather dissatisfied, feeling under-appreciated and constrained in their current employment. They soon decided that they should return to Seattle, where Becket had connections, and practice together.
In 1930 Welton Becket passed the Washington state licensing examination and began to practice in Seattle. Becket designed several small commercial and residential projects in a range of styles, working both independently and with Walter Wurdeman, who during much of this period was also working for the large Seattle firm of Bebb and Gould. This Seattle practice would be short-lived however, for by 1933 Becket and Wurdeman had returned to Los Angeles. In late 1932, Wurdeman's former employer, Charles Plummer contacted him in Seattle and offered him a partnership. After Wurdeman initially declined, further negotiations led to both young men becoming partners and the formation of the firm Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket, which operated from 1933 through 1937.
Charles F. Plummer (1879-1939) was born in Wisconsin, but as a boy he had moved west and was raised in Seattle. By 1913 he had moved to Los Angeles and set up an architectural practice with Joseph Feil. Plummer and Feil, Interior Designers produced a small body of commercial and residential work before the practice dissolved in 1917, after which Plummer continued to practice independently. Plummer joined the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1921 and was active in the local chapter and in other professional organizations. By 1933, after twenty years in Los Angeles, Plummer was a solidly established architect who had designed a substantial number of projects. Although the majority of these were small commercial structures, especially restaurants, a few large commissions stood out, such as the Club Casa Del Mar and the Young's Market Building.
Initially the new firm of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket continued to work primarily in the area of small commercial projects, often drawing from Plummer's earlier client base. The firm survived the Depression economy by taking on a multitude of small jobs, many of them alterations and additions, with very narrow profit margins, even literally working for food for Clifton's Cafeteria. Yet, looking back, Becket would credit the lessons of trying to maintain a practice during these years as a key element in his later success. The firm's big break came when it won the competition to design a venue for the 1935 National Housing Exposition. Their Pan Pacific Auditorium brought the firm substantial critical attention, but perhaps ultimately more important was the fact that Walter Wurdeman used his share of the prize money to join an exclusive tennis club and make contacts. Soon the firm was gaining high-profile and lucrative residential commissions from the Hollywood community.
In later Becket publicity materials and interviews, if mentioned at all, the firm of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket is said to have ended with Plummer's death in the spring of 1939, but the actual work of the firm indicates an earlier de facto dissolution. Although the three men would continue to share office space, as of the beginning of 1938 the clients appear to have been divided and the drawings, which previously bore a signature block for the firm of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket, are either signed by Plummer alone or by Wurdeman and Becket. There is no further work under the Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket name.
Welton Becket and Walter Wurdeman, now equal partners in the firm of Wurdeman and Becket, would continue to work together with an amazing degree of closeness. For almost twenty years, from their arrival in Los Angeles until Wurdeman's early death in September 1949, the pair shared a single large desk, working across from one another, passing ideas and drawings back and forth. Although they were very different in personality, they complemented one another. Both men were skilled designers, but of the two, Becket was certainly the businessman, and the firm prospered in large part because of Becket's sharp business instincts and his charming manner with the clients.
The early years of the Wurdeman and Becket firm placed new demands on the partners. In 1939 the firm received its first large international commission, after the president of the Philippines saw the Pan Pacific Auditorium while on a visit to the United States. Becket spent the next two years in Manila shepherding the Jai Alai Auditorium to completion and trying to promote further business, while Wurdeman ran the Los Angeles office, continuing the production of the up-scale residences, for which the firm had become known. Soon after Becket's return in 1941, wartime restrictions on materials severely limited normal construction and the firm's commissions declined sharply. In response, Wurdeman and Becket joined with the San Diego architect, Louis Bodmer, and as Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket produced huge quantities of housing for war workers and military families under government contracts. Becket later credited this period with teaching the two partners to feel comfortable with big projects and bureaucratic clients.
The end of the war marked the start of a new phase for the firm of Wurdeman and Becket, which took full advantage of the resulting building boom. Residential work was largely abandoned and the firm concentrated on large commercial projects. In the next few years, while turning out a string of award-winning buildings, the firm introduced principles of design, planning and construction now standard in the field, including lightweight construction methods, modular office design and the principle of "total design," in which the firm would handle all aspects of a project, from planning through supervision of construction to the decoration, signage and landscaping. The role of Welton Becket and Walter Wurdeman in the firm was also changing. They were now overseeing a much larger firm, and although they were still personally involved in the design process, much more time had to be given to managerial tasks and oversight. Then in the midst of this success, in September 1949, Walter Wurdeman died of a heart attack. Welton Becket continued to operate the firm as Wurdeman and Becket until the fall of 1950, when he bought out Wurdeman's heirs.
The new firm, Welton Becket and Associates, was solely owned by Welton Becket and would be an example of the newly emerging corporate architectural firm. Welton Becket no longer personally designed projects; rather, he served as the president of the firm, a role he would occupy until shortly before his death in January 1969. By that time Welton Becket and Associates was one of the largest firms in the country with around 500 employees in multiple branch offices; yet Becket retained a remarkable measure of control over such a large organization. He met with all potential clients, checked all plans before they were released, and visited job sites locally and internationally. One of his strongest skills as an executive was his ability to attract and retain immensely skilled designers for the firm. His unusual sole ownership allowed the firm to have a certain purity of vision that its competitors lacked. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, in contrast, had twenty-seven full and associate partners by the late 1950s, who each had a say in the direction of the practice and its designs.
Precisely identifying Becket's vision can be a bit difficult at first glance, for unlike many architects much of his work is not immediately recognizable. In the forty years of his career he never developed a singular personal style and he generally refused to discuss architectural theory in interviews. He did, however, frequently voice the belief that "a building should reflect the client, not the architect." For Becket, good design came from functionalism and truly understanding and serving the needs of the client, within the allotted budget. For most of his career, this meant working within a modern style, somewhere on the continuum of Streamline Moderne, Late Moderne, or the International Style, but even when he was designing his early Period Revival homes, he applied this principle. Becket's approach to architectural design brought him a certain number of detractors, but also a great degree of success. Welton Becket and his firms received dozens of local, national and international awards for the design and execution of their projects. In 1952 he was elected as a fellow of the AIA, one of the youngest architects to receive the honor at that time.
The week before his death in January 1969, Becket announced his transition to chairman of the Welton Becket and Associates and passed the role of president to his nephew MacDonald Becket. In this position and then as chief executive officer and chairman of the board, MacDonald Becket aggressively expanded the firm. Under the influence of such growth and its accompanying structural changes, as well as in the absence of Welton Becket's aesthetic governance, the architecture produced by the firm in the 1970s and 1980s assumed an increasingly corporate character. In 1987, the Becket Group, the parent company operating the subsidiaries which were the descendants of Welton Becket and Associates, merged with Ellerbe, a Minnesota-based firm, to form Ellerbe Becket, which in turn was absorbed by Aecom in 2009.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of the photograph albums, which are unavailable pending conservation.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs, 1913-2009, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2010.M.83
http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2010m83

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2010. Capitol Records Building drawings and photographs: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Welton McDonald Becket, Laguna Beach, CA.

Processing History

Ann Harrison processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in 2015.

Related Archival Materials

See also the MacDonald Becket papers documenting the work of Wurdeman and Becket, Welton Becket and Associates, and the Becket Group, 1944-2011, Accession no. 2012.M.43. Photographic representation of projects by Welton Becket's firms can also be found in the Julius Shilman photography archive, 1935-2009, Accession no. 2004.R.10.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs document the career of this architect, whose iconic designs defined the built environment of Los Angeles in the mid-twentieth century. Comprised of over 10,000 drawings and over 1500 photographs, the collection includes a selection of projects from Becket's earliest independent work in 1930, through his involvement in the firms of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket; Wurdeman and Becket; and Welton Becket and Associates, until his death in 1969. Also included are drawings for the early projects of Charles F. Plummer, Becket's partner in the firm Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket; drawings from projects outside Becket's normal firm structure; and limited photographic documentation of the continuing work of the Welton Becket and Associates firm after Becket's death; as well as lists of drawings for selected projects compiled recently by his son, Welton McDonald Becket.
With material spanning his forty-year career, the collection documents Becket's key role in the creation of mid-twentieth century Los Angeles, including not just the many iconic landmarks for which his firms were responsible, such as the Beverly Hilton, the Cinerama Dome, and the Capitol Records Building, but the often overlooked, everyday structures - the grocery stores and shopping centers, the hospitals and schools, the entertainment venues and government buildings, the factories and office buildings, the transportation hubs and housing tracts - that constitute the fabric of the city. Although Becket's firms, especially Welton Becket and Associates, had a high national and international profile, with work realized on five continents, the heart of his practice remained Los Angeles.
The drawings in the archive also contribute to the discussion of larger changes in architectural practice in the mid-twentieth century. Becket's firms pioneered numerous technological innovations, such as modular office design and lightweight construction, and even redefined the role of the architecural firm with the concept of total design. Welton Becket and Associates was structured as a new type of architect's office: the corporate office, one that was organized like a corporation and whose client-base consisted primarily of large corporations. These firms tended to work in a large-scale manifestation of the International Style, often referred to as Corporate International. In the hands of many firms, this style became formulaic and aesthetically far too "corporate," leading to undistinguished, repetitive structures. The drawings in the collection demonstrate how Becket's firm avoided this pitfall for the most part, devising an individualized and creative response to each client's needs, in a modern, but not too modern, style.
Projects designed by Welton Becket and his firms comprise Series I through Series V of the collection. Drawings from Welton Becket's earliest practice in Seattle, working both independently and in partnership with Walter Wurdeman, form Series I. Series II, III and IV contain drawings and occasional photographs documenting the work of the firms of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket; Wurdeman and Becket; and Welton Becket and Associates respectively. Series V holds the drawings for projects designed by Welton Becket outside the normal structure of his firms, specifically collaborative work for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and government projects during World War II, as well as unidentified material.
Series VI and VII document the career of Charles Plummer both before and after his association with Welton Becket. Plummer's earliest work in partnership with Feil is represented here by the small group of drawings in Series VI. The more extensive drawings of Series VII trace Plummer's development of an independent practice during the 1920s and portions of the 1930s.
This collection is not a comprehensive record of the work of any of the firms represented. Although over 550 realized and unrealized Becket-related projects (as well as over 100 Charles Plummer projects) are included in the collection, they represent only a fraction of the projects undertaken by Becket's firms. The project titles used here are either taken directly or derived from the signature block on the drawings. The dates given for projects are primarily taken directly from the drawings, or in some instances derived from the firms' promotional materials or press coverage. The sequence of job numbers and the project dates generally correlate, but there are some exceptions, presumably due to a delay in the actual production of drawings after the job number was assigned. Locations of projects are indicated when known and all locations are in California except where noted. Within the city of Los Angeles, neighborhoods are indicated when known.
Photographic documentation, including work by prominent architectural photographers such as Julius Shulman, Marvin Rand and Douglas Simmonds, records buildings under construction or recently completed, as well as a small number of architectural models. Most of the projects in the archive, however, are represented through architectural drawings alone. The bulk of these are measured working drawings, including plans, elevations, sections, and details, both original drawings and reproductions. Preliminary drawings, perspectival drawings, renderings and presentation boards are represented to a much lesser extent. For the drawings, the designation "standard" refers to examples measuring up to 36 inches by 48 inches, with larger drawings indicated as oversize.

Arrangement

Organized in seven series: Series I. Early practice, 1930-1932; Series II. Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects records, 1933-1937, 1995-1998; Series III. Wurdeman and Becket, Architects records, 1938-1950, 1995-2009; Series IV. Welton Becket and Associates, Architects and Engineers records, 1950-1980, 1997-1998; Series V. Collaborations and unidentified work, 1939-1945, 2009, undated; Series VI. Plummer and Feil, Interior Designers records, 1913-1917, 1998; Series VII. Charles F. Plummer, Architect records, 1919-1932, 1938-1939, 1995-1998.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Architectural practice -- United States
Architects -- California -- Los Angeles
Architect-designed houses -- California
Architectural firms
Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern

Subjects - Places

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Gelatin silver prints -- United States -- 20th century

Contributors

Plummer and Feil
Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket
Plummer, Charles F.
Welton Becket and Associates
Wurdeman and Becket
Becket, Welton MacDonald
Wurdeman, Walter C.
Becket, Welton D.
Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket


Container List

 

Series I. Early practice, 1930-1932

Physical Description: 4 Linear Feet (12 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Drawings from Welton Becket's early architectural practice form Series I of the archive. From 1930 to 1932, both independently and in partnership with his former classmate Walter Wurdeman, Becket designed several commercial and residential projects in Seattle and the surrounding area. Becket worked in a variety of styles. For a garage meant to serve the Art Deco Edmond Meany Hotel, Becket designed in that style, while his residential work ranged from Tudor revival to traditional Cape Cod homes. The varying identifications on the signature blocks on the drawings for this period show Becket's evolving relationship with Wurdeman, from working as associates to what appears to be a firm, Becket and Wurdeman. When Becket worked independently, the drawings were signed Welton D. Becket, Architect.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates.
flatfile 1**

Norwegian Hospital (Job 108, Seattle, Welton D. Becket, Architect; Walter C. Wurdeman, Assc'd), 1930

flatfile 2**

Harley House and Boat House (Job 109, Seattle, Welton D. Becket, Architect; Walter C. Wurdeman, Engineer), 1930

flatfile 3**

University Hotel Garage [Garage for Edmond Meany Hotel] (Job 110, Seattle), 1931

flatfile 4**

Washington Investment Corporation Apartment Building (Job 111, Seattle), 1931

flatfile 5**

Urban Land Improvement Company Market Building (Job 112, Seattle, Becket & Wurdeman, Architect & Engineer), 1931

flatfile 5**

West Side Drive-in Market (Job 113, Seattle), 1931

flatfile 6**

Nelson Apartments (Job 114, Seattle), 1931

flatfile 7**

Garage and Store Building for the "Z" System of Construction (Job 121, Seattle), 1931

flatfile 8**

First Realty Corporation Store Building, alterations (Job 124, Everett, WA), 1931

flatfile 9**

Galbraith House, addition (Job 132, Eatonville, WA), 1931

flatfile 10**

Yelum High School and Gymnasium (Yelum, WA, Becket & Wurdeman, Architects), 1931

flatfile 11**

Graham Furniture Company Store (Seattle), 1931

flatfile 12**

Burnett Shoe Company Store, alteration (Job 139, Seattle, Becket & Wurdeman, Architects), 1932

 

Series II. Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects records, 1933-1937, 1995-1998

Physical Description: 97 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 153 flatfile folders, 8 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

The work of the firm Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket forms Series II. Drawings for over 175 projects dating from 1933 to 1937 form the bulk of the series. A small number of those projects also have photographic documentation.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates, with undated and unidentified materials at the end.
flatfile 13**

Cannon House (Job 593, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1933

flatfile 14**

Wreden Packing and Provision Company Warehouse, alteration (Job 594, Los Angeles [Florence-Graham]), 1933

flatfile 15**

Robbin Palace, alteration (Job 595, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1933

flatfile 16**

Miller (J.B.) House (Job 598, Los Angeles [Carthay]), 1933

box 19*, folder 1

Lehman Duplex Apartment (Los Angeles [Beverly Grove]), 1933

box 19*, folder 2

Goodwin Apartment Building (Beverly Hills), 1933

box 19*, folder 3

Leighton's Restaurant, City Hall (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933

flatfile 52**

Clifton's Barbershop (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933

flatfile 56**

Walter P. Story Building, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933

flatfile 143**

645 South Spring Street, entrance alteration (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933

flatfile 238**

Meneisse House, 1933

flatfile 17**-18**

Murphy House and Ranch (Job 599, Los Angeles [Rustic Canyon]), 1933-1934

flatfile 35**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to Grille Room and bar (Job 603, Santa Monica), 1934

Scope and Content Note

Also includes 1933 orchestra stand.
flatfile 19**

Riviera, alteration, for Halper-Robbin (Job 605, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1934

flatfile 20**

Palace Ballroom, alterations, for Halper-Robbin (Job 606, 607, 609, 610, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1934

flatfile 21**

Basso Warehouse (Job 608, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1934

flatfile 22**

Weil's, storefront alterations, for Eulalie Grass Trust (Job 613, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1934

 

Fricke House (Job 614, Los Angeles [Studio City]), 1934, 1997

flatfile 23**

Drawings, 1934

box 1, folder 1

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Krause House (Job 616, West Hollywood), 1934, 1997

flatfile 24**

Drawings, 1934

box 1, folder 2

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Sosin House and Duplex (Job 618, 620, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]) 1934, 1997

flatfile 25**

Drawings, 1934

box 1, folder 3

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 26**

Young's Speedy Shoes, store alterations, for Eulalie Grass Trust (Job 621, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1934

flatfile 27**

Sharpe Apartment Building (Los Angeles [Pico-Robertson]), 1934

flatfile 28**

Schwabacher Company, entrance doors (Los Angeles), 1934

box 19*, folder 5

Colonial Kitchen Restaurant, 1934

flatfile 30**

Taylor House (Job 622, Beverly Hills), 1935

flatfile 31**

Wonder Super Market, for Hansen Moore (Job 623, Los Angeles [Jefferson Park]), 1935

flatfile 32**

Simpson House (Job 624, Pasadena), 1935

flatfile 151**-152**

Pan Pacific Auditorium (Job 625, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Primarily reduced-scale photocopies.
flatfile 33**

Starr Piano Company, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 34**

Palace Ballroom, alterations, for Halper-Robbin (Job 628, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1935

flatfile 53**

Clifton's Cafeteria, 618 South Olive Street, alterations (Job 629, Los Angeles, [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 44**

Kenest House (Job 631, Los Angeles), 1935

flatfile 29**

Pan Pacific "Emergency Hospital" (Job 632, Los Angeles [Fairfax]) 1935

flatfile 36**-36A**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to first floor/movable platform (Job 633 and 634, Santa Monica), 1935-1936

Scope and Content Note

Also various 1935-1937 alterations and additions, including cocktail lounge, kitchen alteration and lobby.
flatfile 37**

Building for amusement purposes (Job 635, San Mateo), 1935

flatfile 38**

Palace Ballroom, alterations (Job 636, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Robbins store wall treatment.
flatfile 39**

Overell's, storefront alteration (Job 637, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 40**-41**

Pacific Electric Company Amusement Building (Job 638, Redondo Beach), 1935-1936

flatfile 42**

Goldman House (Job 639, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1935

flatfile 43**

Roberts Brothers Cocktail Lounge (Job 640, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1935-1936

flatfile 45**

Dakis Amusement Building (Job 642, Hawthorne), 1935

 

Hillcrest Country Club, cocktail lounge (Job 643, Los Angeles [Cheviot Hills]), 1935

flatfile 46**

Drawings

box 32, 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Views of interior and exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 35, folder 1

35mm slide of rendering

 

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 438-440 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 644, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Also includes cocktail lounge extension, Omar's Dome and offices.
flatfile 47**

Standard drawings

box 202**

Oversize drawings

Scope and Content Note

Includes signage and terrazo sidewalk.
box 19*, folder 4

Bradley House, 1935

flatfile 48**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 442 South Hill Street, mezzanine (Job 645, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 49**

Boos Brothers Catering Company, 530 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 646, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 50**-51**

Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Job 647, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 150.
flatfile 54**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 328 South Broadway, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 151.
flatfile 55**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 319 West 5th Street, alteration (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

Scope and Content Note

Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 152.
 

Crematorium (Job 649, Salinas) 1935, 1998

flatfile 57**

Drawings, 1935

box 1, folder 4

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 58**

House for [client erased] (Job 650), 1935

 

Kay Jewelry, alteration (Job 652, Long Beach), 1935

flatfile 59**

Standard drawings

box 203**

Oversize print

 

Cline House (Job 654, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1935-1936, 1998

flatfile 60**

Drawings, 1935-1936

box 1, folder 5

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 61**

Challenge Cream and Butter Association Building, stair alteration (Job 655, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 62**

Peden's Cafe, alterations (Job 656, Hanford), 1935

box 19*, folder 6

Wexler's Store, alterations (Job 657, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935

flatfile 136**

Keller House, 1935

box 19*, folder 8

Campbell House, 1935

flatfile 146**

Plummer, Wurdeman & Becket firm lettering , 1935

flatfile 84**

Schipilliti Bungalow Court, 1935-1936

flatfile 63**

Alteration to amusement building for Robbin and Robbin on Venice Pier - Game Room (Job 659, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936

 

Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Job 661, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936

flatfile 64**

Drawings

box 1, folder 22

Sketch and notes

flatfile 65**

Warburton House (Job 662, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1936

flatfile 66**

Community Building / Garrison for Boy Scout Troop 273 (Job 663, Manhattan Beach), 1936

flatfile 67**

House for Noice & Givens Contractors (Job 664 and 664A), 1936

box 19*, folder 7

James Restaurant and Cocktail Bar (Job 665, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1936

flatfile 68**

Coates Beach House (Job 666, Manhattan Beach), 1936

flatfile 69**

Montero House (Job 667, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 70**

Alteration to store building for P.A. English (Job 668, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936

 

Grandview School (Job 670, Manhattan Beach), 1936-1938, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
flatfile 71**-72A**

Drawings, 1936-1938

box 1, folder 6

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

box 6

Photograph album, circa 1936-1938

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
 

Holtzhaus House (Job 671, Los Angeles [Van Nuys]), 1936, 1997

flatfile 73**

Drawings, 1936

box 1, folder 7

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 74**

Class C building for Citizens National Bank (Job 672, Los Angeles) 1936

flatfile 77**

House on Lot 197, Sunset Park Tract, for Best Construction (Job 673, Santa Monica), 1936

 

Woodbury House (Job 674, Los Angeles [Silver Lake]), 1936

box 1, folder 8

Structural calculations

flatfile 75**

Drawings

flatfile 77**

House on Lot 47, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin Corporation (Job 675, Santa Monica), 1936

 

Rubin House (Job 677, Los Angeles [Mid-Wilshire]), 1936, 1995

flatfile 76**

Drawings, 1936

box 1, folder 9

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 77**

House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin Corporation (Job 678, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 85A**

Alterations to building at 1436 North Spring Street, for Mutual Building & Loan Association (Job 679, Los Angeles [Chinatown]), 1936

flatfile 78**

Alteration to building on corner of Windward and Trolley Way, for Lieber and Sarkisian (Job 680, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936

flatfile 79**

House on Lot 53, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 683, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 130**-131**

Sunset Park Tract (Job 684, Santa Monica), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawings for house models in various sizes and configurations; plan for tract office; advertising lay-out.
flatfile 79**

House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 685, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 79**

House on Lot 193, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 687, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 80**

Alteration to the Mirror / Palace Ballroom, for Robbin & Robbin Corporation (Job 688, Ocean Park), 1936

flatfile 81**

Miller (R.G.) House, alterations (Job 691, Los Angeles [Windsor Square]), 1936

flatfile 79**

House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 692, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 79**

House on Lot 122, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 693, Santa Monica), 1936

 

Miller (N. John) House (Job 695, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1936, 1997

flatfile 82**

Drawings, 1936

box 1, folder 10

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 83**

Cowin News Stand (Job 696, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936

flatfile 100**

Club Casa Del Mar, barbeque (Job 697, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 85**

Alterations to 3015 Ocean Front, "Tivoli" (Job 699, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 85A**

House alterations for Properties, Inc. (Job 700, San Marino), 1936

 

Morgan House (Job 700, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
 

Drawings

flatfile 86**

Plot, preliminary and presentation drawings

flatfile 86A**

Working drawings

 

Detail drawings

flatfile 87**

Standard

box 196**

Oversize

flatfile 87A**

Prints of millwork and casement drawings

box 197**

Print of topographic plan

box 7

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
 

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations (Job 701, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 100**

Standard drawings

box 198**

Oversize drawing

flatfile 88**

Alteration to building at 1520 Ocean Front for Venice Investment Company / Harrah (Job 702, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936

 

Hawkins Apartment Building (Job 703, Redondo Beach), 1936, 1997

flatfile 89**

Drawings, 1936

box 1, folder 11

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 127**

House on Lot 197, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 704, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 90**

Storeroom addition for P.A. English (Job 706, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936

box 19*, folder 11

Building, alteration(?) (Job 708, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936

flatfile 127**

House on Lot 99, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 709, Santa Monica), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Job number and lot number may be incorrect.
flatfile 127**

House on Lot 371, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 710, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 91**

Alteration of building at 401 North Main Street for Kleinberger (Job 711, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936

flatfile 127**

House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 712, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 127**

House on Lot 200, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 714, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 128**

House on Lot 336, Sunset Park Tract, for Voss (Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 92**-93**

Malone Apartment Building (Job 715, Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), 1936

flatfile 94**

Abromson & Slutsky Furniture Company, alterations (Job 716, Los Angeles), 1936

flatfile 95**-96**

Gordon House (Job 717, Los Angeles), 1936

flatfile 97**

Anderson Market Building (Job 718, Beverly Hills), 1936

flatfile 98**

Alteration to building at 26th and Pasadena for P.A. English (Job 719, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936

flatfile 99**

Blagg Cabin, alterations and addition (Job 722, Cedarpines Park), 1936

flatfile 100**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to main floor (Job 723, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 128**

House on Lot 119, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 724, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 128**

House on Lot 117, Sunset Park Tract, for Marshall (Job 725, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 135**

Tower Apartment Building, 1936

flatfile 119**

Freeman (Max) House (Glendale), 1936

flatfile 119**

Sauppe House (Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1936

flatfile 133**

Apartment building on Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles), 1936

flatfile 132**

Houses, Sunset Park Tract (Santa Monica), 1936

box 19*, folder 9

Fisher House, 1936

flatfile 142**

Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket Office, Pacific Finance Building (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936

box 8

Montgomery House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Photograph album by Fred R. Dapprich; no drawings for project.
box 19*, folder 9

Koll House (Manhattan Beach), 1936

box 19*, folder 10

Duplex apartment building, 1936

flatfile 150**

Thomsen Apartment Building (Los Angeles), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Includes both three-unit and four-unit plans.
flatfile 238**

Wickham House (Redondo Beach), 1936

flatfile 149**

Commercial building, 1936

Scope and Content Note

Notes in different hand label as Beverly Blvd and Job 692.
 

Wurdeman (Walter C.) House, Coyne Street (Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1936

Scope and Content Note

Signature block on drawings identifies this as a solo project for Wurdeman, Job 101.
flatfile 135A**

Drawings

box 28

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
flatfile 101**

Bulkhead adjoining Getz property for Mary Pickford (Job 728, Santa Monica), 1937

 

Hammel Radiator Corporation Building, addition (Job 729, Los Angeles [Palms]), 1937, 1997

flatfile 102**

Drawings, 1937

box 1, folder 12

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 103**

Robbin House (Job 730, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1937

flatfile 100**

Club Casa Del Mar, Apartment B (Job 732, Santa Monica), 1936

flatfile 104**

Fox House, additions and alterations (Job 733, Beverly Hills), 1937

 

Tucker House (Job 734, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1937

box 1, folder 13

Structural calculations

 

Drawings

flatfile 106**

Site and landscaping plans

flatfile 105**

Original drawings

flatfile 107A**

Schematic plan on linen

Scope and Content Note

With attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
box 199**

Oversize detail of living room window #13

flatfile 107**

Prints

box 26

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
flatfile 108**

Hawkins Store Building (Job 735, Redondo Beach), 1937

flatfile 109**

Porter Market Building (Boys) (Job 736, Pasadena), 1937

flatfile 129**

House on Lot 42, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 738, Santa Monica), 1937

 

Parrott House (Job 739, Montecito), 1937, undated

Scope and Content Note

With Lutah Maria Riggs.
flatfile 110**-111**

Drawings, 1937

box 1, folder 14

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, undated

flatfile 129**

House on Lot 51, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 740, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 129**

House on Lot 41, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 741, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 112**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to men's shower room (Job 742, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 129**

House on Lot 340, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 744, Santa Monica), 1937

 

Ontra Cafeteria (Job 748, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1937, 1997

flatfile 113**

Standard drawings, 1937

box 200**

Oversize drawings, 1937

box 1, folder 15

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 112**

Club Casa Del Mar, alteration for a bather's grill (Job 749, Santa Monica), 1937

 

Monstad Pier, additions (Job 750, Redondo Beach), 1937

box 1, folder 21

Documentation and sketch

flatfile 114**

Drawings

 

Gilbert House (Job 754, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1937, 1998

 

Drawings, 1937

flatfile 115**

Plot and landscaping plans

flatfile 117**

Preliminary drawings and renderings

flatfile 116**

Working drawings

box 201**

Oversize prints of plot and grading plans

box 1, folder 16

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 118**

Fox House, alteration (Job 758, Beverly Hills), 1937

flatfile 119**

Club Casa Del Mar, apartment for Harter (Job 760, Santa Monica), 1937

 

Watson & Son Tailor Shop (Job 761, Beverly Hills), 1937

Scope and Content Note

Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
box 1, folder 17

Structural calculations

flatfile 120**-120A**

Drawings

box 9

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
flatfile 118**

Fox House, relocation (Job 762), 1937

 

Rathbone House (Job 766, Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), 1937, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Plans for development of property off Mulholland, with two houses. Also Job 755 in 1938 for Wurdeman and Becket.
flatfile 153**-155**

Drawings, 1937-1940

box 1, folder 18

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 121**

Roberts Drive-In Lunch, remodel (Job 767, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1937

flatfile 119**

Club Casa Del Mar, shower room alterations (Job 768, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 122**

Botwin's Cafe, cocktail room addition (Job 770, Los Angeles [Echo Park]), 1937

flatfile 123**

Club Casa Del Mar, Colonial alteration to mezzanine cocktail room (Job 772, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 125**

Matthews House (Job 773, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]), 1937

flatfile 124**

Boos Oasis, 438 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 774, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1937

 

Burns Study/Cabin (Job 775, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1937, 1997

flatfile 126**

Drawing, 1937

box 1, folder 19

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 112**

Club Casa Del Mar, mezzanine in gymnasium (Job 791, Santa Monica), 1937

flatfile 134**

House, 1937

flatfile 137**

Morris House, 1937

flatfile 143**

Restaurant and cocktail lounge, 1937

flatfile 144**

Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1937

box 20*, folder 1

Childs Apartment Building, 1937

box 20*, folder 2

Borun House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), 1937

flatfile 147**-148**

Sunset / Doheny Apartment Building (West Hollywood), 1937

 

Becket (Welton D.) House, Bundy Drive (Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1937, 1998

Scope and Content Note

Block identifies as the work of Becket alone, Welton D. Becket, Architect; includes cocktail party invitation and a drawing for a later house for Hugh Becket.
flatfile 132A**

Drawings, 1937

box 27

Photograph album, circa 1937

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
box 1, folder 20

List of drawings and photographs compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 143**

Drive-in kitchen, undated

flatfile 139**

Boos (Mrs. O.J.) Apartment Building (Beverly Hills), undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawings for both duplex and 4-unit option.
flatfile 119**

Freeman (Art) House, undated

flatfile 119**

Rood House, alteration (Midway City), undated

flatfile 138**

Apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles), undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes blueprint of a 1932 apartment building by Charles Richard Selkirk.
flatfile 140**

Boos 3-unit Apartment Building, undated

flatfile 141**

Halper Cabin (Canada), undated

flatfile 143**

Krause Cafe and Drive-in Stand, undated

box 19*, folder 9

Baird House, undated

box 20*, folder 3

House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), undated

flatfile 145**

Various apartment buildings, undated

flatfile 155A**

Drawings from unidentified Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket projects , undated

 

Series III. Walter Wurdeman/Welton Becket, Architects records, 1938-1950, 1995-2009

Physical Description: 237.2 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 189 flatfile folders, 34 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Series III is comprised of drawings and photographs recording 150 projects designed by the firm of Wurdeman and Becket, or as the signature block on their drawings reads, Walter Wurdeman/Welton Becket, Architects.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates, with undated and unidentified materials at the end.
 

Jones Dog and Cat Hospital (Job 771, West Hollywood), 1938

flatfile 156**-157**

Drawings

box 10

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by George D. Haight.
 

California Carpet Company (Job 777, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1938, 1998

flatfile 158**

Drawings, 1938

box 2, folder 1

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

box 16, folder 1

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs found loose; may belong with enclosed detached album pages.
flatfile 159**

Houses, Sunset Park Tract (Job 779, 780, 781, 782, Santa Monica), 1938

flatfile 160**

Hill House (Job 791, Manhattan Beach), 1938

flatfile 161**-162**

Cagney House (Job 792, Beverly Hills), 1938

Scope and Content Note

Also includes drawings for Job 792A, alterations to a barn.
flatfile 163**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to the men's and ladies' check rooms (Job 795, Santa Monica), 1938

flatfile 164**-165**

Hardwick House (Job 799, Burbank), 1938

 

Levine House (Job 801, Los Angeles [Hancock Park]), 1938, 1997

flatfile 166**-167**

Drawings, 1938

box 2, folder 2

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Market building, for Halper Construction (Job 802, Santa Monica), 1938, 1998

flatfile 168**

Drawings, 1938

box 2, folder 3

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

box 16, folder 3

Halper Construction Corporation Office Building , circa 1938

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of exterior.
flatfile 219**-220**

Pan Pacific Skating Rink (Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1938

Scope and Content Note

Drawings by Ford J. Twaits Company, Construction Engineers.
flatfile 237**

Sunset Apartments (West Hollywood), 1938

box 11

Briggs House, 1938

Scope and Content Note

"Photobrochure" by Maynard L. Parker.
flatfile 169**

Manasse House (Job 803, West Hollywood), 1938-1939

flatfile 239**

Wurdeman and Becket Office Building (Los Angeles [Mid-Wilshire]), 1938-1939

flatfile 170**

Poussette House (Job 806, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1939

flatfile 195**

Henderson House, alterations (Job 808, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1938

 

Houses, Melbourne Square Tract (Jobs 811-820, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1939, 1997

Scope and Content Note

Also includes plans for Jobs 686 and 694.
flatfile 171**

Drawings, 1939

box 2, folder 4

Documentation, 1939

Scope and Content Note

Includes tract map and declaration of restrictions.
box 2, folder 4

List of drawings for Job 815 compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Alterations to 4-unit apartment building for Woods and Hope (Job 821, Los Angeles [Mid-City]), 1939, 1998

flatfile 172**

Drawings, 1939

box 2, folder 5

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Romero House (Job 825, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1939

flatfile 173**-175**

Drawings

box 12

Photograph album

Scope and Content Note

By Fred R. Dapprich.
flatfile 176**

Clifton's Cafeteria, 618 South Olive Street, alterations (Job 826, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1939

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawing for 1940 alteration.
 

Jai Alai Auditorium (Job 827, Manila, Philippines) 1939-1940

 

Drawings

 

Numbered sets of working drawings

flatfile 177**

Architectural

flatfile 178**

Structural

flatfile 179**

Electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, toilet partitions

 

Full-size details

flatfile 180**

Standard drawings

box 217**

Oversize drawings

 

Other drawings and details by function / location

flatfile 181**

Foundation, roof, beams and girders

flatfile 182**

Ballroom, bars, kitchen

flatfile 183**

Grandstand, galleria, changing and locker rooms, playcourt, barber shop and various

flatfile 184**

Elements

Scope and Content Note

Including stairs, windows, doors, elevators, pneumatic tube system, railings, flooring, facings, and facade elements.
flatfile 185**

Signage, scoreboard, fountain

flatfile 186**

Power plant

flatfile 187**

Lighting fixtures

flatfile 188**

Furniture

 

Miscellaneous

flatfile 189**

Standard drawings

box 219**

Oversize drawing

box 13

Photograph album

box 29, folder 4-5

Colorized photographs

box 21*, folder 4

Notes and logo

flatfile 190**

McAfee House, 1939

 

Small Home Service of Southern California , circa 1939

Scope and Content Note

Compilation of designs for small houses designed by the firms of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket and Wurdeman and Becket; mostly Sunset Park Tract.
box 2, folder 6

Documentation

flatfile 238**

Drawings

flatfile 196**

Powell House, alterations (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1939

flatfile 240**

Pan Pacific Auditorium, alterations and addition (Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1939

Scope and Content Note

Includes plans for restaurant and sketches for a larger complex.
 

Hotels / casinos (Las Vegas, NV), 1939-1944

Scope and Content Note

Drawings for a series of projects in Las Vegas, mostly for Guy McAfee. Project names on the drawings include 91 Club, 91 Hotel, Hollywood Hotel, and Monte Carlo; also a print of a rendering for the Golden Nugget.
flatfile 302**-306**

Standard drawings

 

Oversize drawings

box 204**-205**

Originals

box 206**-207**

Prints

flatfile 191**

McKay's Jeweler's Shop (Job 828, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1940

 

Manila Hotel (Job 829, Manila, Philippines), 1940

Scope and Content Note

Includes drawings for Army and Navy Club Bar.
flatfile 192**

Drawings

box 14

Photograph album

 

Transportation Club for Marsman Building (Manila, Philippines), 1940

flatfile 193**

Drawings

box 14

Photograph album

 

Wurdeman (Walter C.) House, Moraga Drive (Job 830?, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1939

flatfile 330**-331**

Drawings

box 29, folder 7

Colorized photograph

flatfile 194**

French Apartment Buildings (Job 830, Santa Monica), 1940

 

Rathbone House, alterations (Job 831, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1939-1940, 1998

flatfile 235**-236**

Drawings, 1939-1940

box 2, folder 7

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Laughlin House (Job 832, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1940, 1997

box 2, folder 9

Notes, 1940

flatfile 197**

Drawings, 1940

box 2, folder 8

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 16, folder 4

Photograph of exterior

 

North Redondo Community Center (Job 833, Redondo Beach), 1940, 1997

flatfile 198**

Drawings, 1940

box 2, folder 10

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Redondo Civic Auditorium (Job 834, Redondo Beach), 1940, 1997

flatfile 199**

Drawings, 1940

box 2, folder 10

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 200**

Hanna House (Job 835, Indianapolis, IN), 1940

flatfile 201**

Douglas Oil Office Building (Job 836, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1940

 

Pace House (Job 837, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1940, 1995

flatfile 202**

Drawings, 1940

box 2, folder 11

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 203**

Rawlings House (Job 838, Santa Monica), 1940

box 21*, folder 5

Raderman House, 1940

box 21*, folder 5

Eisenberg House, 1940

flatfile 256**

Russell House (Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), circa 1940

 

Helms House (Job 840, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1941, 1998

flatfile 204**

Drawings, 1941

box 2, folder 12

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Sale House (Job 841, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941

flatfile 205**

Standard drawings

box 208**

Oversize topographic map

box 2, folder 13

Notes

box 16, folder 6

Photographs

flatfile 206**

Bell House (Job 842, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1941

 

Muhlback House (Job 844, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1941, 1998

flatfile 207**

Drawings, 1941

box 2, folder 14

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Henderson House (Job 845, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941

flatfile 208**

Drawings

box 16, folder 5

Black-and-white photographs

box 29, folder 3

Colorized photographs

flatfile 209**-211A**

Goetz House (Job 846, Los Angeles [Pacific Palisades]), 1941

flatfile 212**

Spalding House (Job 847, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941

 

Pan Pacific Theatre (Job 848, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1941

Scope and Content Note

With William L. Pereira.
box 2, folder 15

Documentation

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence relating to acoustical analysis.
 

Drawings

flatfile 213**-214**

Original drawings

flatfile 215**-216**

Prints

flatfile 217**

Lighting

box 16, folder 2

Photographs by Julius Shulman

box 29, folder 2

Colorized photograph

 

Pan Pacific Bowling (Job 849, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1941

Scope and Content Note

With William L. Pereira.
flatfile 218**

Standard drawings

box 2, folder 16

Small sketches of exterior elevation

 

Salvatori House (Job 850, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1941

Scope and Content Note

Also includes undated sheet of alteration drawings by Welton Becket and Associates.
flatfile 221**-223**

Standard drawings

box 218**

Oversize drawing

box 30, folder 1

Colorized photographs

flatfile 254**

Bar and cocktail lounge for McAfee (Job 851, Las Vegas, NV), 1941

box 21*, folder 2

Sawyer House, alteration , 1941

box 21*, folder 1

Harter House, 1941

flatfile 243**

Housing tract (Los Angeles [Van Nuys]), 1941

 

Wurdeman and Becket House (speculative?)(Job 856, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941-1942, 1997

flatfile 224**-225**

Drawings, 1941-1942

box 2, folder 18

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 226**

Wurdeman (Arthur) House (Job 857, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941-1942

 

Marfay Development Company tract housing (Jobs 858, 859, 860, Santa Monica and El Segundo) 1941-1942, 1995, 2009

Scope and Content Note

Tract maps and individual house plans for Tract 12856 on Ozone Avenue in Santa Monica and Tract 12391 on Sierra Avenue in El Segundo. The job numbers refer to specific house models combined into the tracts, along with job/model 812. Also includes a Federal Housing Administration "Description of Materials" form for the Santa Monica tract.
flatfile 227**-230**

Drawings, 1941-1942

box 2, folder 36

Plot plans, 1941-1942

box 2, folder 17

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995, 2009

 

House for Marfay Development Company (Job 861, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1941-1942, 1995

flatfile 231**

Drawings, 1941-1942

box 2, folder 17

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 232**

Gagnon House (Job 863, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1942

flatfile 233**-234**

Store building, alteration, for Bernstein (Job 864, Glendale), 1942

flatfile 241**

Commercial structure, repair and alteration, for Hawkins Investment Company (Torrance), 1942

flatfile 242**

Apartment buildings on Beverly Glen (Los Angeles [West Los Angeles]), 1942

flatfile 244**

House for Marfay Development Company (Beverly Hills), 1942

 

FHA housing development (Hawthorne), 1943

box 21*, folder 3

Drawings

flatfile 244A**

Print of tract map

flatfile 245**

Clifton's Cafeteria, 618 South Olive Street, new alley entrance (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1943

 

San Fernando Country Club (Los Angeles [San Fernando Valley]), 1944

Scope and Content Note

Two different schemes/clubs shown; one plan labeled Dallas Texas Country Club.
flatfile 246**-247**

Drawings

box 2, folder 19

Notes

flatfile 248**

Shipstad House, alterations (Los Angeles [Encino]), 1944

flatfile 249**-250**

Hollingsworth House (Beverly Hills), 1944

 

Maschio House (Beverly Hills), 1944-1945

Scope and Content Note

Includes various schemes for residence; also includes drawings for alteration of small commercial building.
box 2, folder 20

Documentation

Scope and Content Note

Includes sketches, notes and photographs.
flatfile 251**-252**

Drawings

 

Haffen House, alteration (Los Angeles [Brentwood]) 1944, 1998

flatfile 253**

Drawings, 1944

box 2, folder 24

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 255**

Churchill House (Bremerton, WA), circa 1944

 

Bullock's Pasadena (Pasadena), 1944

box 31, 34

Stereo slides of model

Scope and Content Note

Glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; green cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass; black cardboard are different images.
box 35, folder 2

35mm slides

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of renderings of interior and exterior.
box 29, folder 1

Colorized photographs

flatfile 257**-259**

Coleman House (Job 905, Los Angeles [Pacific Palisades]), 1945-1946

 

Pan Pacific Arena (Job 911, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1945

box 36**-37**

Drawings

box 35, folder 1

Slides of renderings

flatfile 260**

Pan Pacific Arena, signage (Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1945

flatfile 261**

Hollingsworth House, alterations (Job 912, Hidden Valley), 1945

flatfile 262**-263**

Metzger House (Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1945

flatfile 264**

Club Casa Del Mar, rehabilitation (Santa Monica), 1945

 

The Post War Home, for Fritz B. Burns Research Division (Los Angeles [Mid-Wilshire]), 1945

flatfile 265**-266**

Drawings

box 30, folder 2

Colorized photograph

box 38**

Tilford's Restaurant (Job 913, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1945-1946

 

Lock House, guest house and garage (Job 916, Los Angeles [Northridge]), 1945-1946, 1998

box 39**

Drawings, 1945-1946

box 2, folder 21

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 267**

Houseman House (Job 918, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1946

 

Roth House, alteration and addition (Job 920, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1947-1950, 1997

flatfile 268**

Drawings, 1947-1950

Scope and Content Note

Also includes drawings for earlier alterations.
box 2, folder 32

Documentation, 1947-1950

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, sketches, small detail drawings and structural calculations.
box 2, folder 33

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 269**

Becket (Welton D.) House, Saltair Avenue, alterations (Job 922, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1945-1947

 

Lerner Shops Store Building, alterations (Job 922, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1945-1946, 1995

flatfile 270**

Drawings, 1945-1946

box 2, folder 34

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 271**-272**

Tilford's Restaurant (Job 925, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1945-1946

Scope and Content Note

Alterations(?); also includes single drawing for Job 959, same location.
flatfile 273**

Warehouse for Lock (Job 928, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1946

 

Buffum's, alterations (Job 929, Long Beach), 1946, 1997

flatfile 274**

Drawings, 1946

box 2, folder 22

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 275**-277**

Brock's, alterations and addition (Job 930, Bakersfield), 1947

flatfile 278**

Lerner Shops Store Building (Job 932, San Jose), 1946

flatfile 279**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Corridor M and walls (Job 933, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1946

 

Lerner Shops Store Building, alterations (Job 937, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1946, 1997

flatfile 280**

Drawings, 1946

box 2, folder 23

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 281**

Maschio House, alteration (Job 939, Beverly Hills), 1946

flatfile 282**

Tucker House, alteration (Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1946

flatfile 283**-284**

Rheem factory (Job 942, Tlalnepantla, Mexico), 1946

Scope and Content Note

Also includes panel diagram drawing for Houston plant.
 

Wurdeman (Walter) House, Amalfi Drive, alterations (Los Angeles [Pacific Palisades]), 1946, 1997

flatfile 336**

Drawings, 1946

box 2, folder 37

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 285**

Schick's, women's apparel shop (Job 943, Long Beach), 1947

box 40**

Gude's Store Building (Job 946, Pasadena), 1947

 

Bates House (Job 950, Monterey) 1946-1948, 1997

flatfile 286**

Standard drawings, 1946-1948

box 41**

Oversize drawings, 1948

box 42**

Topographic prints, 1946

box 2, folder 25

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Seeburg House (Job 951, Beverly Hills), 1946-1947

box 43**

Original drawings

box 44**

Prints of drawings

 

Bullock's Palm Springs (Palm Springs), 1946

box 29, folder 6

Colorized photographs

box 35, folder 3

35mm slides of renderings of interior

 

General Petroleum Building (Job 952, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1947

box 209**

Drawings

box 31, 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Views of interior, exterior and garage; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 261**

Presentation board

Scope and Content Note

Reduced-scale drawings and photographs of the General Petroleum garage and Bullock's Westwood mounted on hardboard.
 

Moreno House (Job 954, Los Angeles [Pacific Palisades]), circa 1947

flatfile 287**-289**

Drawings

box 2, folder 26

Notes

 

Parker House, alteration and addition (Job 956, Los Angeles [Mandeville Canyon]), circa 1945-1947, 1998

flatfile 290**

Original drawings, circa 1947

box 45**

Topographic print, 1945

box 2, folder 27

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 291**

Nancy's, store alteration (Job 957, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1947

 

Prudential Insurance Company, Western Home Office (Job 963, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1948-1949

flatfile 301**

Standard drawings

box 46**

Oversize drawing

box 35, folder 4

Microfilm of parking drawing

box 32, 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of exterior, some views include Van de Kamp's and Becket Office; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 35, folder 4

35mm slides

Scope and Content Note

Ground-breaking, construction, exterior of finished structure.
 

Security First National Bank, Prudential Square (Job 963A, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]) 1948, 1997

box 47**

Drawings, 1948

box 2, folder 28

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 48**

Innes Shoe Company Store Service Stair, Prudential Building (Job 963C, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1949

Scope and Content Note

Includes plans of store by Burton A. Schutt.
 

Club Bingo, alteration and completion (Job 964, Las Vegas, NV) 1947

flatfile 307**

Standard drawings

box 49**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 221**-222**

Salvatori Bath House (Job 965, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1947

flatfile 292**

Becket Beach House (Job 967, Malibu), 1947

flatfile 293**

Firestone, retail store building (Job 968, Glendale), 1947

flatfile 294**

Firestone, retail store building (Job 970, Los Angeles [Leimert Park]), 1947

box 31, 34

Bullock's Wilshire, Parking Structure (Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1947

box 31, 34

Stereo slides of structure

Scope and Content Note

Glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 35, folder 1

35mm slide of rendering

 

Ohrbach's, Prudential Square (Job 973, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1948

 

Original drawings

flatfile 300**

Standard

box 50**-51**

Oversize

box 52**

Prints of drawings

box 32, 34

Stereo slides of interior and exterior

Scope and Content Note

Glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
 

Office building for Marfay Development / Wurdeman & Becket Office (Job 979, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1948

flatfile 295**-296**

Drawings

box 35, folder 5

Slides

Scope and Content Note

Construction and exterior of finished structure; one view also includes Van de Kamp's.
flatfile 297**-299**

Brock's Department Store, alterations and additions (Job 982, Bakersfield), 1947-1948

flatfile 329**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Beth Olam Chapel (Job 983, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1948

flatfile 308**

Halper House, alterations (Beverly Hills), 1948

 

University of California, Los Angeles, Master Plan and Medical Center (Job 986, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1948-1951

box 60**

Preliminary drawings for Medical Center

box 4, folder 1

Aerial photographs of Medical Center and master plan

box 33, 34

Stereo slides of master plan campus model

Scope and Content Note

Glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slide is copy of the glass.
box 33

Stereo slides of Medical Center Building

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model and construction; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer.
flatfile 329**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor M-4 (Job 990, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1948

 

Fluor Corporation Engineering Building (Job 991, Commerce), 1948

box 53**-54**

Architectural drawings

box 55**

Structural drawings

box 56**

Electrical, plumbing, air conditioning drawings

 

Tract housing for Kaiser Community Homes (Job 992), 1948, 2009

 

Drawings, 1948

flatfile 309**-312**

Panorama City

flatfile 313**-314**

San Jose

flatfile 315**

Monterey Park

box 2, folder 29

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Pacific Hills Development, "Houses of Tomorrow," for Senness (Job 995 and 995C, Torrance), 1948, 1997

flatfile 316**-317**

Tract office drawings, 1948

flatfile 318**-319**

House drawings, 1948

box 2, folder 30

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 15

Wurdeman (Walter C.) House, Copa de Oro, alterations (Job 996, Los Angeles [Bel Air]), 1948

Scope and Content Note

Photograph album by Fred R. Dapprich.
 

Buffum's (Santa Ana), 1948

box 34

Stereo slides

box 35, folder 6

35mm slides

flatfile 334A**

Rheem Building (Los Angeles), 1948

 

Hall Brothers retail store, 11th Street (Job 997, Kansas City, MO), 1948-1949

flatfile 325**-326**

Standard Drawings

box 57**

Oversize drawing

flatfile 321**

Rector Theater (Job 1002, Compton), 1948-1949

 

Bullock's Westwood (Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1949

box 261**

Presentation board

Scope and Content Note

Reduced-scale drawings and photographs of the General Petroleum garage and Bullock's Westwood mounted on hardboard.
box 31, 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model and interior and exterior of structure; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; green cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass; silver-mounted cardboard are different images.
flatfile 320**

Buffum House, alteration (Job 1005, Seal Beach), 1948

flatfile 332**

Brock's Department Store, alterations and additions - beauty salon (Job 1015, Bakersfield), 1948

flatfile 335**

Hill-Richards Company Office (Job 1019, Los Angeles [Downtown]), circa 1948

flatfile 335**

Rohm & Haas Company Offices (Job 1022, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1949

Scope and Content Note

In Marfay Building.
flatfile 322**-323**

Office building (Job 1046, Sacramento), 1949

flatfile 327**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Administration Building, additions and alterations (Job 1052 and 1052-1, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1949

flatfile 328**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Corridor Mausoleum M-5 (Job 1053), Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1949

flatfile 333**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Beth Olam Memorial Hall (Job 1054, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1949-1951

Scope and Content Note

Includes one 1951 drawing with signature block of the firm of Welton Becket and Associates.
 

Hilton Hotels, Executive Offices (Job 1059, Beverly Hills), 1949, 1998

box 2, folder 31

Notes, circa 1949

flatfile 324**

Drawings, 1949

box 2, folder 31

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Hall (Cameron) House (Job 1083, Beverly Hills), 1950, 1998

box 58**

Drawings, 1950

box 2, folder 35

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Hall Brothers retail store, Grand Avenue (Job 1090, Kansas City, MO), 1950

Scope and Content Note

With Marshall & Brown.
flatfile 334**

Standard drawings

box 59**

Oversize drawings

 

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, various (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1950, undated

flatfile 335A**

Pan Pacific Auditorium, grandstand alterations (Los Angeles [Fairfax]), undated

box 30, folder 3

Cabin, undated

Scope and Content Note

Colorized photographs
flatfile 245**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 530 South Hill Street, coat rack (Los Angeles [Downtown]), undated

box 17

Unidentified Wurdeman and Becket projects , undated

Scope and Content Note

Remnants of unbound photograph album, used as a general photograph housing; photographs moved to relevant projects; one unidentified photograph remains.
 

Series IV. Welton Becket and Associates, Architects and Engineers records, 1950-1980, 1997-1998

Physical Description: 827.8 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 311 flatfile folders, 163 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and photographic material documenting the work of the firm of Welton Becket and Associates form Series IV. Approximately 200 projects designed under the guidance of Welton Becket form the majority of the series. A much smaller group of projects, approximately twenty-five, represented by photographs only, are the work of the firm after Becket's death.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates, with undated and unidentified materials at the end.
flatfile 435**, 439**, 733**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Memorial Mausoleum and sculptures (Job 1027 (1072?), Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1950-1951

flatfile 436**

Saint Francis Hotel, entrance and lobby alterations (Job 1091, San Francisco), 1951

 

Becket (Welton D.) House (Job 1102, Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), 1950-1951

Scope and Content Note

Also includes later patio plans.
flatfile 446**-447**

Drawings

box 165**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 437**-438**

First National Bank of Arizona, Bank and Office Building (Job 1117, Phoenix, AZ), 1950

flatfile 439**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor M-6 (Job 1121, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1950

flatfile 435**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor G-3 and G-4 (Job 1122, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1950

flatfile 439**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor G-4 (Job 1123, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1950

box 33, 34

Van de Kamp's Coffee Shop and Bakery (Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1950

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of interior and exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 32, 34

Lever Brothers Plant (Commerce), 1949

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
flatfile 501**

Post-War Home, alteration (Job 1128, Los Angeles [Mis-Wilshire]), 1951

flatfile 500**

Spencer's Drive-in Restaurant (Job 1135, Los Angeles [West Los Angeles]), 1951

flatfile 439**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor M-7 (Job 1162, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1951

flatfile 440**

John W. Yates Agency, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (Job 1165, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1951

box 32, 34

Remington Rand Building (Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 32,34

McCulloch Motors Recreation Building (Los Angeles [Westchester]), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 32, 34

Police Facilities Building [Parker Center] (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 32, 34

Hillsdale Shopping Center (San Mateo), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; some cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 34

Stix Baer Fuller (St. Louis, MO), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model.
box 32, 34

Lockheed Engineering Building and Airquipment Hangar (Burbank), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; green cardboard-mounted slide is copy of the glass.
box 33, 34

Westgate Shopping Center (Milwaukee, WI), 1951

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slide is copy of the glass.
 

National City Bank of New York (Job 1169, Sao Paulo, Brazil), 1952, 1997

flatfile 441**-443**

Drawings, 1952

box 3, folder 3

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 444**

Janss Investment Corporation Building (Job 1170, Los Angeles [Westwood]), circa 1952

Scope and Content Note

Plans of existing building.
flatfile 445**

Alterations to 5655 Wilshire (Job 1174, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1952

 

Mount Sinai Hospital (Los Angeles [Beverly Grove]), 1952

Scope and Content Note

With Palmer, Krisel and Lindsay.
flatfile 481**

Drawings

box 32, 34

Stereo slides of model

Scope and Content Note

Glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
flatfile 448**

Superior Oil Building, Penthouse (Beverly Hills), 1952

box 31, 34

Abbey Rents Showroom and Warehouse (Beverly Hills), 1952

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slide is a copy.
box 32, 34

River Park Shopping Center (Philadelphia, PA), 1952

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 34

Park Central Shopping Center (Phoenix, AZ), 1952

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model.
flatfile 449**-452**

Hallmark Store, alteration and Hallmark Cards, Building B (Job 1178 and 1179, Kansas City, MO), 1952-1954

 

Standard Federal Savings & Loan Association Building (Job 1184, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1952, 1997

flatfile 554**-555**

Drawings, 1952

box 3, folder 4

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 33, 34

Stereo slides, circa 1952

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model and interior and exterior of finished structure; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
flatfile 502**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Cathedral Mausolem (Job 1187, 1188, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1952-1956

 

McCulloch House (Job 1192, Palm Springs), 1953-1955

flatfile 453**

Standard drawings

box 61**-62**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 454**

Hall, various projects (Job 1194), 1952, undated

Scope and Content Note

Various small commercial and residential projects for the Hall family, including alterations to Hall residence garage in Kansas City and a fireplace for a cabin in Colorado.
flatfile 455**

Coutts-Hallmark (Job 1195, Toronto, Canada), circa 1952

flatfile 456**

Hallmark Farm Dairy Barn and Pasteurizing Plant (Job 1209, Kansas), 1952

flatfile 457**

Hall Brothers, sales and display rooms (Job 1210, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1952

flatfile 458**

Hall Brothers, artists and writers booths (Job 1212, Kansas City, MO), 1952

 

Hallmark Cards Factory (Job 1214, Westwood, KS), 1952, 1998, undated

flatfile 459**-460**

Drawings, 1952

box 3, folder 5

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 698**

Mounted rendering, circa 1952

box 34

Stereo slide of model, circa 1952

flatfile 461**

Welton Becket AIA and Associates Offices (Job 1221, Kansas City, MO), 1952

 

Beverly Hilton Hotel (Beverly Hills), 1952-1957, 1997

 

Drawings, 1955

Scope and Content Note

Partial set of electrical drawings only.
flatfile 729**

Standard drawings

box 171**

Oversize drawings

box 3, folder 1

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 699**-701**

Mounted renderings, circa 1952

box 31, 34

Stereo slides, circa 1952

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies.
box 4, folder 4

Photographs, circa 1955-1957

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of interior and exterior views of finished structure and photograph of rendering of addition; includes photographs by Julius Shulman, Spence Air Photos.
flatfile 503**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor M-8 (Job 1230, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1952

 

KFAC Radio Station, Prudential Building (Job 1234, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1952, 1998

box 173**

Drawings, 1952

box 3, folder 6

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 463**-466**

Joseph Magnin Store, Stonestown Shopping Center (Job 1237, San Francisco), 1952

flatfile 786**

Prudential Office, alteration (Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1952

 

Hollywood Bowl, rehabilitation, alterations and additions (Job 1239, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1952-1954, 1997

 

Drawings, 1952-1954

flatfile 462**

Standard drawings

box 63**

Oversize original drawings

box 64**

Oversize survey plan prints

box 3, folder 7

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 467**

Hallmark Farm Bull Barn (Job 1261, Kansas), 1953

flatfile 472**

Second Floor Drafting Room, Welton Becket and Associates Office (Job 1273, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1953

box 65**-67**

Hotel for Gensbro Hotel Company (Job 1274, Las Vegas, NV), 1954

flatfile 502**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Memorial Mausoleum frieze (Job 1275, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1952

flatfile 468**

Pan-American World Airways, Ticket Office (Job 1312 and 1376, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1952

Scope and Content Note

With Kahn and Jacobs, New York.
flatfile 435**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, remodelling of Santa Monica Blvd. frontage (Job 1327, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1953

flatfile 435**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor M-9 (Job 1329, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1953

 

Childrens Hospital Research Laboratory and Lecture Assembly Building (Job 1333, Los Angeles), 1953

box 68**

Drawings

box 34

Stereo slide of model

 

Hody's Restaurant (Job 1337, Long Beach), 1953

flatfile 469**-470**

Drawings

box 4, folder 2

Proofs of photographs by Douglas M. Simmonds

box 69**

Joseph Magnin Store (Job 1338, Walnut Creek), 1953

flatfile 471**

Hilton (Baron) House, additions and alterations (Job 1346, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1953

 

Ohrbach's Downtown (Job 1353, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1953

flatfile 473**-474**

Standard drawings

box 70**

Oversize drawings

box 34

Emporium, Stonestown Shopping Center (San Francisco), 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of interior.
box 31, 34

Baptist Memorial Hospital (Kansas City, MO), 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model, possibly photographed by Douglas M. Simmonds.
box 31, 34

Air Force Recreation Center circa 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard mounted slide is a copy.
box 31, 34

Casablanca Hotel (Las Vegas, NV), 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 31, 34

Gimbel's, 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
box 32, 34

La Mirada Shopping Center (La Mirada), 1953

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
 

Nile Hilton Hotel (Cairo, Egypt), 1953-1955

 

Drawings

 

Numbered sets

box 224**-244**

Architectural

flatfile 774**

Structural

box 245**-247**

Air conditioning

box 248**-249**

Plumbing

box 250**

Electrical

Scope and Content Note

Only one drawing of the set.
flatfile 780**

Refrigeration

box 256**

Reflected ceiling

box 250**

Parking

box 250**

Health club

box 258**

Landscaping

box 257**

Typical plans

 

Furnishings

Scope and Content Note

Some drawings are numbered.
flatfile 775**-779**

Standard

box 251**-255**

Oversize

 

Miscellaneous drawings

flatfile 781**-783**

Standard

box 259**

Oversize

flatfile 708**

Mounted rendering

Scope and Content Note

By Mario Valenzuela.
box 4, folder 3

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of model, construction and interior and exterior views of finished structure; includes photographs by Herbert Bruce Cross, Rondal Partridge, Vanguard Photography, Avedissian.
box 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model, views of the Nile and the pyramids; also the demolition of the Qasr el Nil barracks.
 

Habana Hilton Hotel (Havana, Cuba), 1953-1957

Scope and Content Note

With Arroyo y Menendez, Arquitectos.
 

Drawings

 

Numbered sets of drawings relating to the structure

 

Architectural

box 176**-180**

Drawings on linen

box 181**-182**

Prints

box 183**-184**

Structural

 

Electrical

flatfile 756**

Standard

box 185**-186**

Oversize

box 187**-190**

Plumbing

 

Air conditioning

flatfile 742**

Standard

box 191**

Oversize

box 192**

Power plant and fire suppression

 

Revisions (1000 series)

box 25*, folder 10

Index

flatfile 735**-741**

Standard drawings

box 25*, folder 1-6

Small details

 

Numbered sets of drawings relating to interior design

 

Decoration (D series)

flatfile 743**-747**

Standard

box 193**

Oversize

 

Furnishings (F series)

flatfile 751**-753**

Standard

box 193**

Oversize

flatfile 754**

Lighting (L series)

flatfile 754**

Accessories (?) (A series)

 

Furnishings (5000 series)

box 22*-24*

Small drawings

flatfile 755**

Standard

box 25*, folder 8

China designs

 

Drawings by usage

 

Lobby shops

flatfile 757**-758**

Standard drawings

box 25*, folder 7

Small details

box 25*, folder 9

Typical floor plans

flatfile 759**

Miscellaneous

box 32, 34

Stereo slides of model

flatfile 475**-476**

State Farm Insurance Company, Branch Office (Job 1400, Santa Ana), 1954

 

Silverwoods, alteration (Job 1420, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1954

flatfile 624**

Standard drawings

box 99**

Oversize drawings

 

City National Bank Building (Job 1421, 1439, Beverly Hills), 1954-1955

flatfile 477**

Drawings

box 34

Stereo slides of model

flatfile 478**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of storage room (Job 1432, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1954

box 71**

Hart's Store (Job 1454, San Jose), 1954

 

Capitol Records Building (Job 1456, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1954-1956

Acquisition Information

Capitol Records Building drawings and photographs: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Welton McDonald Becket, Laguna Beach, CA.
 

Drawings

flatfile 589**-590**

Architectural drawings

flatfile 591**

Electrical drawings

flatfile 592**

Plumbing drawings

flatfile 593**

Details and revisions

Scope and Content Note

Also includes drawing for parking facilities, Job 1745.
box 122**

Oversize detail drawing

 

Photography

box 31, 34

Stereo slides

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass-mounted examples may be by Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; green-cardboard mounted slides are copies of the glass, red-mounted cardboard is different image.
box 5, folder 23

Aerial photograph

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence.
flatfile 479**

Marfay Building, alterations (Job 1472, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1954

box 31, 34

Broadway Valley (Los Angeles [Panorama City]), 1954

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; one cardboard mounted slide is a Simmonds copy, the other is a different image.
flatfile 480**

New York Life Insurance Company Office Building (Job 1485, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1955

box 34

Sun Hotel (Las Vegas, NV), circa 1955

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model.
 

Hawaii Kai Hotel/Hawaiian Village (Job 1488, Waikiki, Hawaii), 1956

box 168**-169**

Drawings

box 4, folder 12

Photographs of finished structure

flatfile 732**

Southern Nevada Power Company Office Building (Job 1490, Las Vegas, NV), 1954

flatfile 478**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridors M-10 and M-11 (Job 1503, 1504, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1955

flatfile 482**-483**

Vanderlid House, addition (Job 1519, Palos Verdes), 1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints of plans for earlier alteration by Kenneth H. Neptune.
flatfile 484**

Bostrom's (Job 1523, Phoenix, AZ), 1954

flatfile 784**

Station Plaza Hotel and Offices (Job 1526, Cairo, Egypt), circa 1955

flatfile 478**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Sunken Garden wall (Job 1554, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1957

flatfile 478**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition to existing building (Job 1577, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1955

flatfile 485**

Rodder's Mademoiselle (Job 1578, Fresno), 1955

 

Hart Plumbing and Heating (Job 1582, Seattle, WA), 1955, 1997

flatfile 486**

Drawings, 1955

box 3, folder 8

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 4, folder 5

Eisenhower Hall (West Point, NY), 1955

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Gordon H. Schenk, Jr.
box 750**

Gulf Oil Company Building (Philadelphia, PA), 1955

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
box 34

Texaco, West Coast Headquarters (Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1955

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model.
flatfile 785**

Welton Becket and Associates Offices, alterations (Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1955-1956

 

Henry J. Kaiser Company Offices (Job 1754, New York, NY), 1956

flatfile 487**-490**

Drawings

box 157**

Oversize prints of plans by Emery Roth & Sons

box 72**

Canyon Village Development (Job 1769, Yellowstone National Park, WY), 1956

 

Subic Bay Naval Base, additions (Philippines), 1956

flatfile 714**-715**

Drawings

flatfile 731**

Line negatives

flatfile 493**-496**

Hillside Hospital (Job 1774, San Diego), 1957

flatfile 499**

Hall's, alterations (Kansas City, MO), 1957

Scope and Content Note

With Kansas City firm, Marshall & Brown, Job no. 716.
flatfile 491**-492**

Southern California Edison Parking Structure (Job 1784, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1955

flatfile 556**

Standard Federal Savings & Loan Association Building, tree planting (Job 4023, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1956

 

Ford General Office Building (Job 2112, Dearborn, MI), 1956

Scope and Content Note

With Albert Kahn Associated Architects and Engineers.
box 73**-75**

Drawings

box 34

Stereo slides of model

flatfile 562**

McCulloch House, remodel (Job 4036, Palm Springs), 1956

flatfile 730**

Wilshire Hauser Building (Job 4045, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1960

box 131**

Del Amo Center (Job 4055, Torrance), 1957

flatfile 557**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor T-1 (Job 4056, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1957

flatfile 557**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Memorial Sanctuary (Job 4057, Los Angeles [Hollywood), 1956-1957

flatfile 663**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, sarcophagus for Corridor G-7 (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1957

flatfile 553**

Clark County Courthouse (Las Vegas, NV), 1957

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
box 172**

UCLA Student Union Building and Kerckhoff Hall alterations (Job 2087, Los Angeles [Westwood]), undated

Scope and Content Note

Only one sheet from set of drawings.
 

Baghdad Hilton Hotel (Job 4074, Baghdad, Iraq), 1957-1958

flatfile 716**-728**

Drawings

box 170**

Plot plan

box 4, folder 8

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of floor plan drawing and of model, includes photographs by Herbert Bruce Cross.
box 100**-101**

The Broadway, Del Amo Center (Job 4080, Torrance), 1957

box 158**

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, alterations and additions (Los Angeles [Exposition Park]), 1958

Scope and Content Note

Includes print of earlier Parkinson and Parkinson plan.
 

Tradewell Store, Puyallup site (Job 2158, Seattle, WA), 1958, 1997

flatfile 504**

Drawings, 1958

box 3, folder 17

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 697**

Beirut Hilton Hotel (Job 4081, Beirut, Lebanon), 1958

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering by Mario Valenzuela.
box 4, folder 7

Santa Monica Beach State Park Facilities (Job 4131, Santa Monica), 1958

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, includes work by Vanguard Photography.
flatfile 570**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Cathedral Mausoleum, Court of the Apostles, gates and fountain (Job 4138 and 4139, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1956

flatfile 558**-559**

Hall (Joyce) House (Job 4190, Malibu), 1957, 1998

flatfile 558**-559**

Drawings, 1957

box 3, folder 9

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 560**-561**

Saks Fifth Avenue (Job 4245, Palm Springs), 1958

flatfile 734**

Standard Federal Savings & Loan Association Building addition (Job 4252, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1960

 

United States Exhibit, Tokyo, Atomic Energy Commission Building and Department of Commerce Building (Job 4297 and 4337), 1958

flatfile 566**

Small drawings and erection manual

box 107**

Oversize drawings for Atomic Energy Commission

box 108**

Oversize drawings for Department of Commerce

box 104**

United States Exhibit, Tokyo 1959 (Job 4316), 1958

flatfile 663**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, sarcophagus for Corridor G-8 (Job 4320, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1958

box 96**-98**

Travelers Insurance Company (Job 4346, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1960

 

Oversize drawings

flatfile 529**

Mounted rendering

 

Welton Becket and Associates Office Building (Job 4350, Beverly Hills), 1959-1998

 

Drawings, 1959

flatfile 563**

Standard drawings

box 113**-114**

Oversize drawings

box 3, folder 10

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

box 4, folder 9

Photographs, 1959-1970

Scope and Content Note

Includes interior and exterior views of finished structure and model shop; includes 1970 photographs by Balthazar Korab and Julian Wasser.
box 157**

White House Department Store, Kaiser Center (Job 4357, Oakland), 1959

 

Packard Bell Electronics, Engineering and Production Facilities (Job 4362, Newbury Park) 1959, 1997

box 105**-106**

Drawings, 1959

box 3, folder 11

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 572**-573**

Western Geophysical Company Office Building (Job 4368, West Hollywood), 1959

 

Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Job 2090, Los Angeles [Exposition Park]), 1959

flatfile 497**-498**

Standard drawings

box 76**-77**

Oversize drawings

box 4, folder 6

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of elevation drawings and interior and exterior views of finished structure; includes photographs by Marvin Rand.
flatfile 505**-506**

Hotel Riviera, addition (Job 2164, Las Vegas, NV), 1959

flatfile 552**

Kaiser Center Hotel (Oakland), 1960

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
 

Schine Ambassador Center (Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1960

flatfile 516**

Mounted rendering

box 4, folder 10

Photographs of renderings

box 4, folder 11

Dallas Stadium (Dallas, TX), 1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of plans, model, and renderings (three renderings by Art Edwards).
 

Southland Center (Dallas, TX), 1960

box 4, folder 14

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs of model and finished structure; includes photographs by Louis Checkman and Squire Haskins.
box 35, folder 14

Negative

box 34

Stereo slides of model

box 4, folder 13

Sand Koy Hotel (Florida), 1960

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model.
flatfile 574**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chapel of the Psalms, alterations and additions (Job 4426, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1960

 

Panorama Towers (Job 4471, 4697, Los Angeles [Panorama City]), 1961, 1997

flatfile 585**-586**

Building 1, 1961

box 109**

Citizen's National Bank, 1961

box 3, folder 12

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 159**-160**

Montgomery-Ward, Chris-Town Shopping Center (Job 4474, Phoenix, AZ), 1960

box 156**

Korrick's, Chris-Town Shopping Center (Job 4475, Phoenix, AZ), 1960

flatfile 564**

Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Mausoleum (Job 4491, 4587, 4588, Compton), 1959-1963

box 78**-79**

McCarran Field, new airport facilities (Job 2134, Las Vegas, NV), 1960

box 80**-83**

Kaufmann's Department Store (Job 2235, Monroeville, PA), 1960

flatfile 732**

Southern Nevada Power Company Administration Building (Job 2258, Las Vegas, NV), 1960

Scope and Content Note

With Zick & Sharp Architects.
flatfile 535**-545**

Music Center (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1960-1964

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
flatfile 548**-549**

Cullen Center (Houston, TX), 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
box 141**-143**

Seibu Department Store (Job 4504, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1961

box 84**-95**

Ford Motor Company, New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Exhibit (Job 2377, 2389, 2399, Queens, NY), 1961-1963

Scope and Content Note

With Walt Disney, WED Enterprises, Glendale.
flatfile 567**-569**

Buffum's (Job 4532, Pomona), 1962

flatfile 570**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, addition of Corridor T-6 (Job 4544, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1962

flatfile 570**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, mausoleum development (Job 4584, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1962

flatfile 571**

Century City, Field Office (Job 4676, Los Angeles [Century City]), 1961

flatfile 575**-577**

Northgate Shopping Center (Job 4698, 4968, San Rafael), 1962

box 175**

Vista Verde (Job 4730, Montclair) 1963

flatfile 578**-581**

Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High School (Job 4738, Los Angeles [Northridge]), 1964

 

Tishman Airport Center Building (McCulloch Building) (Job 4780, Los Angeles [Westchester]), 1962

flatfile 102**-103**

Drawings

box 4, folder 15

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and groundbreaking.
flatfile 663**

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, sarcophagus for Abbey of the Psalms (Job 4842, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1962

 

Computer Sciences Corporation Offices (Job 4852, El Segundo), 1962, 1997

flatfile 582**

Drawings, 1962

box 3, folder 13

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 588**

Saks Fifth Avenue (Job 4853, Palo Alto), 1962

 

Saks Fifth Avenue (Job 4873, Phoenix, AZ) 1962-1963

flatfile 587**

Preliminary drawings

box 110**-112**

Working drawings

 

North American Aviation Building, remodel (Job 4867, 4904, Los Angeles [South Gate]), 1962, 1997

flatfile 583**-584**

Drawings, 1962

box 3, folder 14

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 711**, 749**

Eisenhower Medical Center (Palm Desert), 1963

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 546**

Century Square (Los Angeles [Century City]), 1963

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
 

Hartford National Bank Office Building (Job 2430, Hartford, CT), 1963

flatfile 507**

Standard drawings

flatfile 524**-527**

Mounted renderings

box 35, folder 7

Slides

 

Kaufmann's (Job 2459, Downtown, Pittsburgh, PA), 1963

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints of drawings by A.E. Vitaro, store architect.
flatfile 631**

Standard drawings

box 123**

Oversize drawings

 

Greyhound Terminal Building (Job 4937, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1965

box 154**-155**

Drawings

flatfile 522**-523**

Mounted renderings

 

United Savings Building (Job 5022, Los Angeles [Westchester]), 1964, 1997

flatfile 613**-614**

Drawings, 1964

box 3, folder 15

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Pacific Cinema Center [Cinerama Dome] (Job 5038, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1963, 1997

flatfile 608**-612**

Drawings, 1963

box 3, folder 2

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 632**-635**

Security Bank Building (Job 5065, Santa Ana), 1964

flatfile 641**-644**

El Puerto de Liverpool (Job 5107, Mexico City, Mexico), 1963-1964

box 222**-223**

Ohrbach's, Valley (Job 5128, Los Angeles [Panorama City]), 1964

flatfile 514**-515**

South Hills Village Shopping Center (Pittsburgh, PA), 1964

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
flatfile 640**

First Western Bank (Job 5204, Fresno), 1964

flatfile 636**-639**

First Western Bank (Job 5274, Fresno), 1965

flatfile 615**-618**

Happy Valley School (Job 5283, Ojai), 1965, 1998

flatfile 615**-618**

Drawings, 1965

box 3, folder 16

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

box 4, folder 20

Pomona City Hall (Pomona), 1965

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Marvin Rand.
flatfile 534**

Office Building for Hirschmann Corporation (Chicago, IL), circa 1965

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 528**

Somerset Apartments, circa 1965

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 513**

Los Angeles Customs House and Federal Office Building (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1965

Scope and Content Note

Welton Becket and Associates, coordinator, with Albert C. Martin and Associates and Paul R. Williams and Associates; mounted rendering only.
flatfile 707**

6300 Sunset Blvd. Office and Bank Building (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1965-1966

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
 

Kaufmann's (Job 5288, McKnight Rd., Allegheny County, PA), 1965-1966

flatfile 619**-623**

Standard drawings

box 124**

Oversize drawings

 

Kaufmann's (Job 5419, Rochester, PA), 1965-1966

flatfile 625**-630**

Standard drawings

box 125**-126**

Oversize drawings

box 129**-130**

Hughes Aircraft Building (Job 5545, El Segundo), 1965

flatfile 704**

UCLA Medical Center, Basic Science 2A (Los Angeles [Westwood], 1965

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 551**

Cole Porter Theatre (Los Angeles [Century City]), 1965

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 772**-773**

Pacific Electric Club, alterations (Job 5560, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints and photocopies of earlier Parkinson & Parkinson drawings.
box 127**-128**

Golden West Broadcasters, KTLA, headquarters and TV studios (Job 5575, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1966

 

Southern Cross Hotel (Melbourne, Australia), 1966

box 4, folder 16

Black-and-white photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of demolition at site, construction and interior and exterior views of finished structure; includes photographs by Athol Shmith and John Cato.
box 35, folder 15

Color photographs

flatfile 661**

Lawry's Prime Rib, parking garage (Job 5580, Beverly Hills), 1966

flatfile 547**

UCLA Medical Center, School of Dentistry (Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1966

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
box 35, folder 8

Gulf Life Insurance Building (Jacksonville, FL), 1966

Scope and Content Note

Slides showing construction.
 

Fashion Island/Newport Center (Newport Beach), 1966-1967

flatfile 508**-512**

Buffum's

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
flatfile 530**

Desmond's

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 531**

Bob Burns

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 702**

Broadway

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 532**

Silverwoods

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 703**

Tobacconist

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 645**

May Company store (Job 5582, Montclair), 1967

flatfile 705**

Equitable Life Building (Job 5635, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1967

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
 

Ducommun Incorporated Offices (Job 5642, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1966

Scope and Content Note

In the Mobil Oil (General Petroleum) Building.
box 3, folder 18

Specifications and sketches

flatfile 659**-660**

Drawings

flatfile 656**-658**

Nordstrom Best (Job 5684, Bellevue, WA), 1967

flatfile 649**-655**

Kaufmann's (Job 5771, Rochester, PA), 1967

box 4, folder 17

Hotel Inter-Continental (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), 1967

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
box 132**-140**

Garrett Corporation, administration and office building (Job 5799, Torrance), 1968

box 144**-145**

Ohrbach's (Job 5821, Los Angeles [Miracle Mile]), 1968

flatfile 662**

Computer Sciences Institute, 7th floor (Job 5852, El Segundo), 1968

box 172**

E.W. Edwards & Son, De Witt Shopping Center (Job 5863, Syracuse, NY), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Only one sheet from set of drawings.
 

Capitol Records Building, addition (Job 5872, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1968

Acquisition Information

Capitol Records Building drawings and photographs: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Welton McDonald Becket, Laguna Beach, CA.
flatfile 595**-596**

Standard drawings

flatfile 597**-607**

Presentation boards

box 260**-260A**

Centinela Medical Building (Job 5884, Inglewood), 1968

box 172**

Computer Sciences Corporation (Job 5899, Los Angeles [Century City]), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Only one sheet from set of drawings.
flatfile 646**-647**

Venetian Hotel (Job 2858, Disneyworld, FL), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Welton Becket with WED Enterprises.
flatfile 648**

Persian Hotel (Job 2870, Disneyworld, FL), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Welton Becket with WED Enterprises.
box 4, folder 18

Hotel Inter-Continental (Auckland, New Zealand), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs construction and interior and exterior views of finished structure; includes photographs by Athol Shmith & John Cato, and Barry McKay.
flatfile 533**

California Institute of Technology, Business Service Building (Pasadena), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 550**

UCLA, School of Public Health (Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
box 4, folder 19

Manila Hilton (Manila, Philippines), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering by Mutin.
box 4, folder 21

McDonnell Douglas (Orange County), 1968

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model, drawings and rendering by R. Kaminski; includes photographs by Glen Allison.
box 161**-164**

LAX Hilton Hotel (Job 5922, Los Angeles), 1969

flatfile 594**

Capitol Records Building, reverberation chamber addition (Job 5940, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1969

Acquisition Information

Capitol Records Building drawings and photographs: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Welton McDonald Becket, Laguna Beach, CA.
 

Park Plaza Shopping Center (Job 2797, Oshkosh, WI), 1969

box 166**-167**

Drawings

box 4, folder 25

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of site plan and finished structure; includes photographs by Orlando R. Cabanban.
box 4, folder 22

IHC Kinshasa, Apartment Tower, 1969

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
box 4, folder 23

State Street South (Boston, MA), 1969

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, including work by Balthazar Korab.
 

State Street North (Boston, MA), 1969

box 4, folder 24

Black-and-white photographs of renderings

box 35, folder 11

Color photograph of model

box 4, folder 26

Cañada College (Woodside), 1969

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of exterior.
box 5, folder 1

Plymouth Village, 1970

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of renderings.
 

Tehran Sheraton Hotel (Tehran, Iran), 1970

box 5, folder 2

Black-and-white photograph of model

Scope and Content Note

Photograph by Louis Checkman.
box 35, folder 13

Color photograph of rendering

Scope and Content Note

Photograph by Gil Amiaga.
box 5, folder 3

Arya Sheraton Hotel (Tehran, Iran), 1970

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and renderings; some photographs by Louis Checkman.
box 5, folder 4

Luxor Sheraton Hotel (Luxor, Egypt), 1970

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
box 5, folder 5

Northrop Building (Job 5962, Los Angeles [Century City]), 1971

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and exterior and interior views of finished structure, especially the Wells Fargo Bank; some photographs by Marvin Rand.
flatfile 519**-521**

Contemporary Hotel (Disneyworld, FL), 1971

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
 

Worcester Center (Worcester, MA), 1971

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of architectural drawings (plans, elevations and renderings), site construction and exterior and interior views of finished structure; includes photographs by Ezra Stoller, Gorchev and Gorchev, and Daniel P. Duffy.
box 5, folder 6

Black-and-white photographs

box 35, folder 10

Color photographs

box 5, folder 7

Transpo/72 Master Plan (Washington, D.C.), 1972

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and renderings.
box 5, folder 8

Grand Ole Opry House (Nashville, TN), 1972

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of construction and interior and exterior of finished structure.
box 5, folder 9

Stouffer's Inn (Cincinnati, OH), 1974

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of renderings.
box 5, folder 10

One Lincoln Center (Syracuse, NY), 1975

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of exterior; part of Clinton Square development project.
box 5, folder 11

Clinton Square (Syracuse, NY), 1975

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
box 5, folder 12

Intourist Hotel (Moscow, USSR), 1976

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and rendering.
box 5, folder 22

Mississippi Queen Steamboat, interior design (Cincinnati, OH), 1976

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of model and renderings.
box 5, folder 13

Morris Cerullo World Outreach Center (San Diego), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of site plan.
box 5, folder 14

Security National Bank Office Building (Glendale), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of rendering and exterior.
box 5, folder 15

Sea/Aire Executive Center (Dania, FL), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
box 5, folder 16

University Mall, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering by R. Kaminski.
box 5, folder 17

Hyatt Regency Hotel (Louisville, KY), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of renderings.
box 5, folder 18

Hyatt Regency Hotel (Washington, D.C.), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of rendering and exterior and interior views of finished structure; includes photographs by J. Alexander and Balthazar Korab.
box 5, folder 19

Baguio Hotel (Baguio, Philippines), 1978

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of rendering.
 

Champs Elysees, Caesar's World Resort (Las Vegas, NV), 1980

box 5, folder 20

Photograph of rendering

Scope and Content Note

Rendering by Siegfried Knop.
box 35, folder 12

Color photograph of model

box 5, folder 21

Connor Hall, University of Georgia (Athens, GA), 1980

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of elevation drawing.
box 5, folder 24

Unidentified photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

IHC hotels?
 

Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, various (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), undated

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to various Hollywood Cemetery jobs, includes, collected prints, miscellaneous shop drawings, site maps, and prints of other architects' work on the site.
flatfile 664**-666**

Standard drawings

box 174**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 748**

Hughes Research, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
box 31, 34

Carson Pirie Scott Shopping Center, undated

Scope and Content Note

Stereo slides of model; glass mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard mounted slides are copies of the glass.
flatfile 706**

Dayton's downtown redevelopment, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 517**-518**

Bel-Air Country Club, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
flatfile 709**

Discotheque, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 710**

Retail mall theme court, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted rendering only.
flatfile 712**-713**

Unidentified office building lobby, undated

Scope and Content Note

Mounted renderings only.
flatfile 759A**

Unidentified WBA project survey (Los Angeles), undated

 

Series V. Collaborations and unidentified work, 1939-1945, 2009, undated

Physical Description: 63.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 38 flatfile folders, 10 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Drawings for two groups of collaborative projects implemented by Wurdeman and Becket outside their normal firm structure form Series V. The projects are contemporaneous with the firm of Wurdeman and Becket, but very different from the firm's standard practice.
The bulk of this material relates to work done for the Navy during World War II. Beginning in 1942, Wurdeman and Becket joined forces with Louis Bodmer, an architect practicing in San Diego. Initially working as associated firms, but quickly shifting to a Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket signature block, the firm produced over 14,000 housing units for military families and defense workers.
The other group of collaborative projects in this series consists of housing projects commissioned by The Housing Authority Council of Los Angeles (HACLA). A group of leading architects, known as the Southeast Housing Architects Associated, which included Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Gordon Kaufman, and Adrian Wilson, as well as Wurdeman and Becket, worked together to design new options for low-cost housing using a limited range of materials.
Also included in this series are drawings and photographs lacking full identification. The degree to which these items are unidentified varies. Some drawings can not be connected to a project, some projects can not be assigned to a firm, and some drawings are by other architects with an unclear connection to the projects in this archive.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by project groupings, with unidentified materials at the end.
 

Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket, 1942-1945, 2009

flatfile 672**

Prefabricated House for FWA (San Diego), 1942

 

Linda Vista Auditorium and Tenant Activity Building (Cal-4092, San Diego), 1943, 2009

flatfile 673**

Drawings, 1943

box 3, folder 28

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

flatfile 674**

Tenant Activity and Child Services Trailer (Cal-4095, San Diego), 1944

Scope and Content Note

Signed Wurdeman and Becket.
flatfile 675**

Bay View Terrace, Child Service Center (Cal-4096, San Diego), 1943

 

Azure Vista Victory Housing Project (Cal-4251 and 4253, San Diego), 1942-1943, 2009

flatfile 676**-677**

Drawings, 1942-1943

box 146**

Preliminary site plans, 1942-1943

flatfile 678**

Line negatives of topographic plans, 1942-1943

box 3, folder 29

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

flatfile 679**

Los Altos Community Building and Child Service Center (Cal-4254, San Diego), 1943

 

Shangri-La Apartments (San Diego), 1943

flatfile 680**

Drawings

box 147**

Oversize print of contour map of site

 

Presidio Housing Project (Cal-4461, San Diego), 1942-1944, 2009

flatfile 681**

Original drawings, 1942-1944

flatfile 682**-683**

Prints, 1942-1944

box 3, folder 30

Sketches and small drawings, 1942-1944

flatfile 684**-685**

As-Builts, 1942-1944

flatfile 686**

Contractor bid summary, 1943

box 148**

Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1942

box 3, folder 30

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Frontier War Housing Project (Cal-4679, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009

flatfile 687**

Drawings, 1943-1944

box 149**

Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1943

box 3, folder 31

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Loma Park War Trailer Project (Cal-4680, San Diego), 1943, 2009

flatfile 688**

Drawings, 1943

box 150**

Oversize print of utility map, 1943

box 3, folder 32

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Frontier War Housing Project, extension (Cal-4737, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009

flatfile 689**-690**

Drawings, 1943-1944

box 216**

Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1943

box 3, folder 31

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Frontier War Housing Project (Cal-4782, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009

flatfile 691**

Drawings, 1943-1944

box 147**

Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, site plan, 1943

box 3, folder 33

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Speer Navy Housing Project (Cal-4915N, San Diego), 1944

flatfile 692**

Drawings

box 151**

Oversize prints of topographic maps and site plans

flatfile 693**

Ream Navy Housing Project (Cal-4916N, San Diego), 1944

flatfile 694**-696**

Torrey Pines Navy Housing Project (Cal-4917N, San Diego), 1944-1945

box 152**

Voltaire Navy Housing Project (Cal-4995N, San Diego), 1945

 

Projects for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles , 1939-1941, 2009

flatfile 667**-668**

Pueblo del Rio Housing Project (Cal 4-3, Los Angeles [South Central-Alameda]), 1939

Scope and Content Note

Southeast Housing Project Section 1 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Gordon Kaufman, Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket.
flatfile 671**

Housing Project (Los Angeles [Watts]), 1939?

Scope and Content Note

Southeast Housing Project Section 2 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Gordon Kaufman, Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket.
 

Hacienda Village / Watts Housing Project (Cal 4-10, Los Angeles [Watts]), 1940-1941, 2009

Scope and Content Note

For the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket; includes drawings for two schemes and locations.
flatfile 669**-670**

Drawings, 1940-1941

box 153**

Set of prints, 1940-1941

box 3, folder 34

List of drawings and print-outs of photographs compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009

 

Unidentified materials, undated

 

Drawings

flatfile 770A**

Standard

box 220**-221**

Oversize

box 21*, folder 6-9

Details and small drawings

box 35, folder 9

Slides

 

Unidentified firm

flatfile 765**

Ladd House, alteration

flatfile 766**

Muni House, alterations and addition

flatfile 769**

Beachy House

flatfile 770**

Aronson House

 

Unidentified projects

flatfile 767**

Lyman House

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of early plans for house at 355 S. Windsor, by Allison and Allison.
flatfile 767**

Drawings

box 3, folder 36

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 768**

Plimpton House

Scope and Content Note

Blueprints for house at 1311 Belfast Drive.
flatfile 771**

First Trust Building (Pasadena)

Scope and Content Note

Prints of Bennett & Haskell drawings.
 

Series VI. Plummer and Feil, Interior Designers records, 1913-1917, 1998

Physical Description: 8 Linear Feet (9 flatfile folders, 1 boxed roll)

Scope and Content Note

Drawings created by the firm of Plummer and Feil, Interior Designers for five projects form Series VI of the collection. Presumably Welton Becket retained these drawings after the 1939 death of Charles Plummer, his partner in the firm of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order.
 

Boos Brothers Cafeterias (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1913-1917

flatfile 337**

652 South Broadway, 1913

flatfile 337**

328 South Broadway, 1914

flatfile 338**

648 South Broadway, alterations to building, 1914-1917

flatfile 339**

436 and 440 South Hill Street, 1914-1916

Scope and Content Note

Also includes drawings for addition of showcase in 1915 and storm door vestibule in 1916.
flatfile 339A**

Unidentified location, 1914

 

Boos (Henry) House (Los Angeles [Lafayette Square]), 1915, 1998

flatfile 342**

Drawings, 1915

box 3, folder 19

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Boos (O. J.) House (Los Angeles [Lafayette Square]), 1915, 1998

flatfile 341**

Drawings, 1915

box 3, folder 19

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

 

Boos Brothers Cafeterias (San Francisco), 1915-1916

flatfile 343**

1059 Market Street, 1915-1916

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1916 alterations to front.
 

725 Market Street, 1916

flatfile 344**

Standard drawings

box 121**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 340**

Boos (Horace) House (Los Angeles [Windsor Square]), 1917

Scope and Content Note

Includes grading plan for original planned location on Normandie Avenue.
 

Series VII. Charles F. Plummer, Architect records, 1919-1932, 1938-1939, 1995-1998

Physical Description: 86.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 95 flatfile folders, 12 boxed rolls)

Scope and Content Note

Series VII is comprised of the drawings for about 90 projects created by Charles F. Plummer during two periods of independent practice, from about 1919 to 1932 and then from 1938 until his death early in 1939. Presumably Welton Becket retained these drawings after the 1939 death of Charles Plummer, his partner in the firm of Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates, with undated and unidentified materials at the end.
flatfile 346**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 319 West 5th Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1919

flatfile 347**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1920

flatfile 350**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 436 South Hill Street, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1920-1922

flatfile 348**-349**

Store Building for J. G. Warren/Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 618-622 South Olive Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1921-1922

flatfile 351**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, service layout designs (various locations), 1921

flatfile 352**

Edwin Clapp Shop, for De Witt C. Davis (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1922

flatfile 353**

Maxime's Millinery, alterations to building (Job 502, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1923

 

Young's Market Building (Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1923-1925

flatfile 430**-433**, 760**-764**

Standard drawings

box 115**-120**, 213**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 354**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 1059 Market Street, interior alterations (San Francisco), 1924

flatfile 355**-356**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 530-4 South Hill Street (Job 508, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1924

flatfile 357**-360**

Club Casa Del Mar (Job 509, Santa Monica), 1924

 

Center Street School (Job 510, Inglewood), 1924, 1995

flatfile 361**

Drawings, 1924

box 3, folder 20

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 362**

Shay's Cafeteria (Salt Lake City, UT), 1924

flatfile 363**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, girls' dormitory (Job 512, Avalon, Catalina Island), 1925

Scope and Content Note

Also includes 1927 drawing for Avalon cafeteria.
flatfile 364**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 328 South Broadway, alterations and additions (Job 513, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1925

flatfile 365**

Panburn's Cafeteria (Job 517, Fort Worth, TX), 1925

flatfile 366**

Wetherby-Kayser Shoe Company Building, alterations and additions (Job 519, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1925

flatfile 367**-368**

Challenge Cream and Butter Association Building (Job 520, Los Angeles [Downtown]) 1925

flatfile 345**

Edwin Clapp Shop, for De Witt C. Davis (San Francisco), 1925

Scope and Content Note

Block lists Plummer as architect and Joseph L. Feil as store designer (See above Series VI).
flatfile 411**

Starr Piano Company Building, alterations and additions (Job 523, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1927

 

Murphy's Comedians Theater Building (Job 526, Los Angeles County, Belvedere Gardens), 1927, 1995

flatfile 369**

Drawings, 1927

box 3, folder 21

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995

flatfile 370**

Davis Shoe Company, alterations (Job 529, San Francisco), 1927

flatfile 401**

Broadway Cafeteria (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1927

 

Schaber Cafeteria Building (Job 533, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1927-1928

flatfile 371**-373**

Drawings

box 18*, folder 1

Details

flatfile 374**

Boos Building, 1323 South Flower Street, alterations and additions (Job 547, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1929

flatfile 375**-376**

Hoffman Candy Company Building (Job 549, Los Angeles [Florence]), 1929

flatfile 377**

Willard's Restaurant Building (Job 551, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]), 1929

flatfile 378**

Clapp Shoe Company Store, for Davis (Job 552, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1929

 

Pig 'n Whistle, 844 South Broadway, alterations and additions (Job 553, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1929-1930, 1997

flatfile 379**-380**

Standard drawings, 1929-1930

box 215**

Oversize drawing, 1929-1930

box 3, folder 35

Notes, correspondence, sketches, 1929-1930

box 3, folder 35

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 381**

Davis Shoe Company Store, alterations and additions (Job 557, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1929

flatfile 347**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 648 South Broadway, alterations and additions (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1929

flatfile 382**

Challenge Cream and Butter Association Building, alterations and additions (Jobs 558, 559, 560, Los Angeles [Chesterfield Square]) 1929-1930

flatfile 383**

Leighton's, 353 South Main Street, alterations and additions (Job 561, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

 

Pig 'n Whistle, 319 West 8th Street (Job 566, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930, 1997

flatfile 408**

Drawings, 1930

box 3, folder 22

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

box 18*, folder 5

Leighton's, portable self-service dairy lunch (Job 570), 1930

flatfile 384**

Leighton's, 404 South Broadway, alterations and additions (Job 571, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 387**

Leighton's, 626 South Hill Street, alterations and additions (Job 573, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 409**

Roberts Drive-In Lunch (Job 574, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1930-1931

 

Lafayette Apartments (Harter), alterations and additions (Job 575, Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1930

flatfile 386**

Standard drawings

box 210**

Oversize drawings

flatfile 387**

Drive-in lunch stand at Beverly and Western (Job 577, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1930

Scope and Content Note

Possibly McDonnell's (?).
flatfile 401**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 436 South Hill Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 391**

Leighton's, 322 South 7th Street, alterations and additions (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 389**-390**

Mercantile Arcade Building, alterations and additions (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930?

Scope and Content Note

Includes earlier drawings for an Arcade Leighton's by McNeal Swasey.
flatfile 388**

Alterations to building for Dave Fink, 447 South Spring Street (Job 579, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 405**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria / Childs Cafeteria, 319 West 5th Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

box 18*, folder 3

Storefront at 218 West 9th Street, alteration and addition, for Gibb (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

box 18*, folder 3

Rowan Building, mezzanine alteration and addition (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1930

flatfile 401**

Hotel Glendale Coffeshop (Glendale), 1930

box 18*, folder 2

Nortic Millinery, alteration (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1930

 

Ramona Springs (Riverside County), 1930

box 18*, folder 4

Site plans

flatfile 406**

Prints of plans and presentation drawings

flatfile 410**

Life saving station (Santa Monica), 1930

flatfile 392**

Leighton's, Ocean Avenue (Job 580, Long Beach), 1931

 

Walter P. Story Building, proposed garage in basement (Job 582, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

flatfile 393**

Original drawings

flatfile 394**-395**

Prints

box 3, folder 27

Sketches

flatfile 396**

Walter P. Story Building, alteration to penthouse (Job 583, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

flatfile 396**

Walter P. Story Building, alterations to mezzanine and second floor (Job 584, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

box 18*, folder 2

Carpenter's Drive-in Lunch, awning (Los Angeles), 1931

flatfile 401**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 440 South Hill Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

flatfile 355**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 530-4 South Hill Street, additions (Job 508, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

box 18*, folder 2

Globe Dairy Lunch (Glendale), 1931

flatfile 396**

Walter P. Story Building, alteration and addition to basement (Job 588, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

 

Lowis Dairy Lunch, alteration and addition (Job 589, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931, 1997

flatfile 412**

Drawings, 1931

box 3, folder 21

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

 

Walter P. Story Building, alterations to elevator doors (Los Angeles), 1931

flatfile 397**

Original drawings

flatfile 398**

Prints

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints of 1930 drawings by Morgan, Walls & Clements.
flatfile 399**

Walter P. Story Building, various projects (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

Scope and Content Note

Various projects including alterations to 11th floor; and marble drinking fountain.
flatfile 405**

Childs Cafeteria, 540 South Spring Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931

 

Clifton's Cafeteria, 618 South Olive Street, alterations and additions (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1931-1932

flatfile 402**-403**

Standard drawings

box 211**

Oversize drawing

flatfile 400**

Walter P. Story Building, sidewalk alteration (Job 592, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1932

Scope and Content Note

Signature block: Charles F. Plummer, Architect; Walter C. Wurdeman, Associate.
flatfile 346**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 319 West 5th Street, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1932

flatfile 404**

Clifton Penny Cafeteria, 325 West 3rd Street (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1932

box 18*, folder 8

Clifton Hotel, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1932

Scope and Content Note

Plan for second floor has block with Charles F. Plummer, Architect; Becket & Wurdeman, Associates.
flatfile 401**

Cafeteria for Jandria (Pasadena), 1932

flatfile 422**

Pig Stand Drive-in, alteration (Job 776, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]), 1938

flatfile 413**

Store building for Henry Boos (Job 789, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1938

Scope and Content Note

Hollywood office for the Auto Club.
flatfile 413**

Drawings

box 3, folder 26

Specifications

 

Mills House (Job 790, Los Angeles [Silver Lake]), 1938

flatfile 414**

Standard drawings

box 214**

Oversize drawing

flatfile 415**

Botwin's Cafe, alterations (Job 794, Los Angeles [Echo Park]), 1938

 

Keller House (Job 796, Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), 1938, 1998

flatfile 416**

Drawings, 1938

box 18*, folder 6

Reduced-scale photocopies of drawings

box 3, folder 24

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998

flatfile 417**-418**

Stevenson office and warehouse building (Job 799, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1938

 

Houses for Properties, Inc. (Los Angeles [Mount Washington]), 1938, 1997

flatfile 421**

Drawings, 1938

box 3, folder 23

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 421**

Apartment building for Properties, Inc. (Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1938

flatfile 419**

Boos (Henry) Bungalow Court (Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1938

flatfile 419**

Christensen Building, addition (Los Angeles [Glassell Park]), 1938

flatfile 420**

McDonnell's Restaurant (Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1938

flatfile 420**

Bourrell's Cafeteria (Riverside), 1938

flatfile 425**

Skelly Drive-in Stand (Riverside), 1938

Scope and Content Note

Also includes attached drawing of a drive-in cafe at 3rd and Alvarado in Los Angeles, dated 1939.
flatfile 428**

Boos Oasis, 438 South Hill Street, booth partitions (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1938

 

Ontra Cafeteria, alteration (Job 804, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1938-1939, 1997

flatfile 424**

Drawings, 1938-1939

box 3, folder 25

List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997

flatfile 429**

Club Casa Del Mar, alterations and additions (Santa Monica), 1938-1939

flatfile 423**

Kriewitz Apartment Building (Los Angeles [Westlake]), 1939

flatfile 428**

Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 530 South Hill Street, basement remodeling (Los Angeles [Downtown]) 1939

box 18*, folder 7

Pearce Apartment Court (Los Angeles [Pico-Union]), 1939

flatfile 427**

Leighton's Cafeteria, 1st and Broadway, alteration and addition (Los Angeles [Downtown]), undated

flatfile 427**

Leighton's Cafeteria, 1100 South Broadway (Los Angeles [Downtown]), undated

box 18*, folder 3

Kelsay Elevated Platform (Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), undated

box 212**

Minter House, interior decorating, undated

flatfile 407**

Boos Brothers, unidentified projects, undated

flatfile 434**

Miscellaneous and unidentified projects , undated