Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid for the Collection regarding Edgar Tafel and the Thomas Watson house 0000341
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Collection holds materials collected by the Thomas Watson family regarding Edgar Tafel and the addition he designed in 1948-1949 for their house in La Canada, California.
Edgar Tafel (1912-2011) was an architect, follower of Frank Lloyd Wright, and Wright's first apprentice at Taliesin. He went to Taliesin in 1932, and remained there for 9 years. When he left Taliesin in 1941, he worked briefly in Chicago, enlisted in the Army in 1943, and after the war, returned to New York City where he established his practice. Between 1941 and the 1990s, Tafel designed over 80 buildings. He was instrumental in promoting the memory and preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's work.
3.25 Linear feet 1 quarter hollinger box, 2 flat file folders
Uncatalogued collection; open for use by qualified researchers.