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Finding Aid for the Lawrence C. Test papers, 1891-1981 0000183
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Lawrence C. Test papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000183
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.5 Linear feet (1 oversize box and 1 flat file drawer)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1980
    Location note: Box 1/Mosher - oversize* 1 Flat File Drawer/Mosher - flat files
    creator: Test, Lawrence C., 1891-1981


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Lawrence Test, 1980.

    Preferred Citation note

    Lawrence C. Test papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Lawrence C. Test was a Pasadena based architect. Born in 1891, Test apprenticed under Reginald Johnson. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects from 1930-1935 and from 1945 to 1953. Test’s more notable projects include: the Hernly House (1949) and the Dickinson House (1941). Lawrence Test died in 1981.

    Scope and Content note

    The Lawrence C. Test papers span 4.5 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1980. The collection contains architectural drawings and reproductions, presentation boards, a poster, and newspaper clippings from The Los Angeles Times.. The architectural drawings are primarily of residences and residential remodels in the Southern California area, most in Pasadena.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Test, Lawrence C., 1891-1981
    Architectural drawings
    Presentation drawings (proposals)
    Reprographic copies