Charles C. Rittenhouse Collection

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Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room
222 E. Harvard Street
Glendale, California 91205
(818) 548-3749

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles C. Rittenhouse Collection
Dates: 1896-1978
Collection Number: CCR
Creator/Collector: Rittenhouse, Charles C.
Extent: 36.8 linear feet, 12 boxes
Repository: Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room
Glendale, California 91205
Abstract: The Charles C. Rittenhouse Collection documents his career as an architect, primarily while he worked in the Greater Los Angeles area, although it also includes specifications and correspondence related to his earlier work in Hastings, Nebraska and Canon City, Colorado. His involvement in local fraternal organizations in Nebraska and Glendale, California is represented by correspondence and ephemera.
Language of Material: English


The collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Charles C. Rittenhouse Collection. Glendale Library, Arts and Culture. Glendale Central Library History Room

Acquisition Information

Lois L. Markwith, ca. December 1977

Scope and Content of Collection

Series I, Architectural Business Records, contains architectural drawings and construction specification documents, as well as related contracts, correspondence, and building supply advertisements. Rittenhouse worked on a number of building types, including both private and public structures. These architectural records are primarily for buildings in California, but also include projects in Nebraska and Colorado, as well as land interests in Roswell, New Mexico. Materials are arranged alphabetically, and primarily by architectural project location. Listed towns and cities are located in California, unless otherwise noted. Series II, Fraternal Organization Papers, includes correspondence and materials related to his involvement in fraternal organizations, particularly in Glendale. Folders are arranged alphabetically by lodge.

Indexing Terms

Architects--California--Los Angeles
Fraternal organizations
Rittenhouse, Charles C., 1852-1937
Rittenhouse Family
C.C. Rittenhouse Architect
Glendale (Calif.)
Los Angeles County (Calif.)
Paper Records

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