Finding Aid for the Chester J. Carjola drawings, circa 1930-circa 1955 0000208

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: Chester J. Carjola drawings
Identifier/Call Number: 0000208
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Container: 552
Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet (7 flat file folders and 1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-circa 1955
Location note: Box 1/ADC - oversize** 7 Flat File Folders/ADC - flat files misc.
creator: Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

Chester J. Carjola papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Chester Carjola was born in 1901 in Menehga, Minnesota. In 1928, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota. A year later in 1929, Carjola and his wife moved to Santa Barbara, California. It was in Santa Barbara that Carjola decided to set up his own architectural practice, which he operated for thirty years, from 1932 until 1962 (the year he retired). Chester Carjola died in October of 1985. Over the course of his career his more notable projects include: the Museum of Natural History Auditorium (Santa Barbara), the Tuberculosis Hospital (Santa Barbara), and the University of California, Santa Barbara Library.

Scope and Content note

The Chester J. Carjola drawings span 6 linear feet and date from circa 1930 to circa 1955. The collection consists of architectural drawings and reprographic copies for the following Santa Barbara based projects: the Converse residence, the Cottage Hospital connecting passage, the Golden West estates, the Emily W. De Ware residence addition, the A. H. Woodhill residence, Wilson Elementary School, and the Sterling Morton residence. The collection also contains three presentation boards for the following projects: the Mrs. W.P. Hamilton residence, the Converse residence, and an unidentified residence dated 1930. A donation in 2015 added blueprints for the Mrs. Alfred B. Clark house, Santa Barbara.

Related Archival Materials note

University of California, Santa Barbara Campus Building records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
ADC Study collection, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carjola, Chester J., 1901-1985
Architectural drawings
Presentation drawings (proposals)
Reprographic copies

 

Projects I. 1930-1960

Physical Description: 6.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains drawings, blueprints, and presentation boards for a number of private residences, schools, and commercial buildings in Santa Barbara and Montecito.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 1

Clark, Mrs. Alfred P. house 787 Riven Rock Rd. (Montecito, Calif.) 1960

Scope and Contents note

11 drawings of plans, sections, elevations, and details.
Box 1**, Folder 1

Converse, Converse M. house Picacho Ln. (Montecito, Calif.) circa 1930

Scope and Contents note

One rendering on board.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 2

Cottage Hospital connecting passage 360 W. Pueblo St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1945

Scope and Contents note

One section drawing of connecting passage between original wing and maternity ward.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 3

DeWare, Emily house (Montecito?, Calif.) 1955

Scope and Contents note

One drawing of floor plan for addition.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 4

Golden West Estates 812 Anacapa St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1954

Scope and Contents note

One drawing of floor plan for second floor alterations.
Box 1**, Folder 2

Hamilton house (Montecito, Calif.) circa 1932-1933

Scope and Contents note

One full color rendering on board.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 8

Hamilton, W.P. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1933

Scope and Contents note

4 drawings of floor plans, elevations, and sections.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 5

Morton, Sterling house 630 E. Valley Rd. (Montecito, Calif.) 1939, 1946

Scope and Contents note

10 drawings of plans, sections, and elevations for house alterations (removing 2nd story), servants quarters, and one heating plan for Morton's Lake Forest, Ill. house.
Box 1**, Folder 3

Unidentified house undated

Scope and Contents note

One full color rendering on board of house; possibly the Hamilton house.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 6

Wilson Elementary School 422 Anapamu St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1959

Scope and Contents note

One drawing of mechanical floor plans, sections, and details; with Frank Greer.
Drawer 552, FlatFile 7

Woodill, A.H. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1955

Scope and Contents note

6 drawings of plans, sections, elevations, and details for oceanfront house.