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Reginald D. Johnson Collection: Finding Aid
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Series I. Project Records

 

A. Albums

Box 1, Volume 1

Album of the Village Green Housing Development, Baldwin Hills, approximately 1940s.

Historical Note

The Baldwin Hills Village (initially known as Thousand Gardens) was a planned residential apartment community designed by Reginald D. Johnson and the architectural firm of Wilson, Merrill, and Alexander in the late 1930s, and completed in 1942 in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

Scope and Content Note

Bound album compiled by Reginald D. Johnson containing 26 black-and-white photographs, 10 original drawings, and 12 Photostat copies of apartment plans of the Baldwin Hills Village Green Housing Development residential community. The album measures 20 1/2 x 18 inches.
Box 1, Volume 2

Album of residential projects in Pasadena and Santa Barbara, approximately 1920s.

Scope and Content Note

Bound album containing black-and-white photographs of residences designed by Reginald D. Johnson in Pasadena, Montecito, and Santa Barbara, California, including his own Pasadena home. The album measures 20 1/2 x 18 inches.
Note: Three separated pages from the album depicting the house of Harry J. Bauer are housed in Box 2 (1-3).
(1-7)

House of Harold Chase, Santa Barbara, California. Photographed by E. M. Pratt.

The "Las Terrasas" villa at Hope Ranch was completed in 1925.
(8-9)

Residence of Reginald W. Rives, Montecito, California. Photographed by William M. Clarke.

"Casa del Sueno" was completed in 1916.
(10-13)

Residence of Edward Lowe, Montecito, California. Photographed by William M. Clarke.

"El Elisio" was constructed around 1922.
(14-15)

House of E. M. Gould, Montecito, California. Photographed by William M. Clarke.

Edwin Gould's house was constructed in 1918.
(16-18)

House of J. P. Jefferson, Montecito, California. Photographed by William M. Clarke.

The "Mira Flores" estate was constructed in 1915, 1918.
(19-26)

House of Reginald D. Johnson, Pasadena, California. Photographed by Padilla Co.

The Lombardy Road house was constructed around 1927.
(27)

Small sketch of unidentified modern house.

Box 2, Items (1-3)

House of Mr. Harry J. Bauer, Pasadena, California, approximately 1928. Photographed by William M. Clarke.

The Hillcrest Avenue house was constructed in 1927-8.
 

B. Drawings

Box 4, Roll 1

Blueprint for Bay Tree Boxes [possibly for Franklin Baldwin residence, San Marino].

Box 4, Broadside folder 1

South elevation for S. W. Forsman, Pasadena, March 30, 1928.

Box 4, Broadside folder 2

Proposed Development, The Episcopal Home for the Aged, Alhambra, approximately 1930.

 

Series II. Additional Donations

 

A. Pierre E. Letchworth residence, “Penjerrick,” Covina, California, approximately 1914-1915

Historical Note

Reginald D. Johnson built the residence, known as "Penjerrick Ranch," for Pierre E. Letchworth and his family in 1913 on the Letchworths' ten-acre orange grove in Covina, California.
Box 3

Photographs and publications

Box 3, Folder 1 (1-25)

Exterior photographs

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white snapshots of various sizes showing the exterior of the residence and the surrounding orange orchards. Some photographs credited to Gill Engraving Co.
Box 3, Folder 2 (1-7)

Interior photographs

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographs of various sizes showing the interior of the residence. Some photographs credited to C. W. Tucker.
Box 3, Folder 3 (ephemera)

Related publications, 1914-1915

Scope and Content Note

Three publications with articles on the Letchworth residence consists of an article tear sheet from the August 25, 1915, issue of American Architect; the November 21, 1914, issue of Town & Country; and article from the December 1914 issue of Country Life in America.
Box 4, Roll 2

Blueprints, approximately 1915

Box 4, Sheet 1

Foundation Plan

Box 4, Sheet 2

First Floor Plan

Box 4, Sheet 3

Second Floor Plan

Box 4, Sheet 4

South & East Elevations

Box 4, Sheet 5

North & West Elevations

Box 4, Sheet 6

Exterior Details

Box 4, Sheet 7

Interior Details

Box 4, Sheet 8

Living Room Details

Box 4, Sheet 9

Sash & Door Schedule