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Edward Durell Stone Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Durell Stone Collection
    Bulk dates: 1940s-1970s
    Collection Number: archStone
    Creator: Stone, Edward Durell, 1902-1978.
    Extent: 6 flat boxes, 2 tube boxes, 5 document boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Architecture Collections
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2191
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Edward Durell Stone was an internationally known architect who was active from the 1920s through the 1960s. At the suggestion of Thomas D. Church, Arthur Hanisch, owner and president of the Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, hired Stone to design its new headquarters in Pasadena, California. The material in this collection depicts the Stuart building from concept to completion primarily through photographs, drawings and published articles. Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr., the vice president of Stuart at the time, collected publicity related to Stone and the Stuart building. In addition, there are sketches and plans for Lauerhass' personal residence in Altadena which was never built.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administrative Information


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining permission rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edward Durell Stone Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr., 1984.

    Related Materials in the Huntington Library

    This collection contains photographs by Maynard Parker of E. D. Stone's commercial and residential work.

    Scope and Content

    The Edward Durell Stone Collection consists primarily of photographs, drawings, correspondence and publicity related to the Stuart Pharmaceutical Building in Pasadena. The Stuart Company was designed by Stone and the gardens were designed by Thomas D. Church and Associates. Construction began on the building in 1956. The collection was amassed by the vice president of Stuart, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. Much of the material was collected by Lauerhass in conjunction with the building of Stuart and the subsequent publicity the building and its architect received after completion.
    It should be noted that, other than the photographs and some of the correspondence, there is very little in the way of original documentation for the Stuart building. Most of the drawings are blueprint copies and they do not comprise a complete set. Please consult the Curator for further details.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Stone, Edward Durell.
    Church, Thomas Dolliver.


    Architects – California.
    Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Architecture -- Designs and plans.
    Landscape Architects -- California -- Los Angeles.
    Landscape Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles.

    Document Types

    Architectural drawings.
    Black-and-white photographs.
    Presentation Albums.
    Tear Sheets.