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Finding Aid for the Richard B. Taylor papers, circa 1956-circa 1990 0000182
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  • Custodial History note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content note

  • Title: Richard B. Taylor papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000182
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 75.0 Linear feet (11 record storage boxes and 21 flat file drawers)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1948-circa 1990
    Location note: Box 1-11/ADC - regular Box 12/ADC - oversize** 21 Flat File Drawers/ADC - flat files
    creator: Taylor, Richard B., (Richard Bonnell), 1926-1993


    Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Peggy Taylor, 2002.

    Preferred Citation note

    Richard B. Taylor papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Richard B. Taylor was born in Greensville, South Carolina on February 19, 1926. He received both his BS and BA in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, graduating in 1948. After Naval Officer’s training he studied at the, Ècole de Fontainebleau in France and received the distinction of Certified Architect. Following his studies at the Ècole, Taylor went on to practice architecture in South Carolina and teach at the University of Georgia before coming out West to lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1956, Taylor arrived in Santa Barbara and over the next 36 years completed projects as an architect, landscape architect, and planner in the Tri-County area. Notable projects include: Pershing Park (15 acres of landscape design), Shoreline Park, landscape design of Santa Barbara City College, St. Andre’s Presbyterian Church, Parma Elementary School, three seaside residences in Isla Vista, and the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. Richard B. Taylor died in 1993.

    Scope and Content note

    The Richard B. Taylor papers span 75 linear feet and date from circa 1948 to circa 1990. The collection contains architectural drawings as well as landscape architecture drawings; reprographic copies; presentation drawings; specifications; master plans; materials relating to the American Institute of Architects in the form of newsletters, ephemera, and letters; trade catalogue samples; public work standards; and slides. Designs executed by Taylor include landscapes and buildings in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Santa Maria, Ventura, Lompoc and Oxnard.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Taylor, Richard B., (Richard Bonnell), 1926-1993
    Architectural drawings
    Landscape architects -- California
    Landscape architecture -- California
    Photographic prints
    Plot Plans
    Presentation drawings (proposals)