Finding Aid for the Louis L. Dorr papers, circa 1920-circa 1940 0000207

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130

Title: Louis L. Dorr papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000207
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box and 1 flat file folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1920-circa 1940
creator: Dorr, L. L., 1881-1940


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Custodial History note

Gift of Marie Dorr, 1984.

Preferred Citation note

Louis L. Dorr papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Louis L. Dorr was born in Canada in 1881. Dorr worked for the architectural firm Schultz and Weaver, a New York firm that completed seven buildings in California between 1922 and 1928. Later in his architectural career, Dorr moved to Arizona and open his own firm, circa 1927. Dorr is best known for the Westward Ho Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona which he designed in the 1920s. Louis Dorr died in Los Angeles on February 25, 1940.

Scope and Content note

The Louis L. Dorr papers span 5 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to circa 1940. The collection contains oversize black-and-white photographic prints of the exteriors and interiors of the following buildings: the Pacific Electric Terminal, Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles California, the Jonathan Club, and the Pacific Mutual Building. Also included in the collection is a menu dated 1923 from a celebration of the Biltmore Hotel, the itinerary for a members dedication dinner for the Jonathan Club (1925), a presentation drawing for the Mr. Lynn Lockhard garage, and architectural drawings of an unidentified residence.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dorr, L. L., 1881-1940
Architectural drawings
Photographic prints
Presentation drawings (proposals)