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Finding Aid for the Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings, circa 1925-circa 1942 0000243
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  • Title: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000243
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 550
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (8 flat file folders)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1925-circa 1942
    creator: Edwards & Plunkett.
    creator: Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.
    creator: Edwards, William Albert, 1888-1976
    creator: Howell
    creator: Plunkett, Joseph J., 1900-1946


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    The firm Edwards, Plunkett & Howell began circa 1927 and was comprised of architects William Albert Edwards (1888-1976), Joseph J. Plunkett (1900-1946), and Howell. After the death of Howell circa 1930, Edwards and Plunkett continued to work together as Edwards & Plunkett, maintaining the firm’s office in Santa Barbara, California.

    Scope and Content note

    The Edwards, Plunkett & Howell drawings consists primarily of blueprints and some original drawings of residences, commercial and civic buildings, all in the Santa Barbara region. Drawings in the collection represent the designs of Edwards before forming a partnership with Plunkett and Howell, the firm Edwards, Plunkett & Howell, as well as the firm Edwards & Plunkett (after the death of Howell). Projects that are documented in the form of architectural drawings include: H.P. Miller residence, R. B. Ward residence (also known as the Alexander house), R. F. C. residence, Herman Fittinger residence, store building for Thomas M. Storke, the National Guard Armory, Hope District School, and the Santa Barbara Women’s Club building.

    Related Archival Materials note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Edwards & Plunkett.
    Edwards, Plunkett & Howell.
    Edwards, William Albert, 1888-1976
    Plunkett, Joseph J., 1900-1946
    Architectural drawings