Finding Aid for the Richard H. Pitman papers, 1930-1957 0000165

Finding aid prepared by Chris Marino and Julia Larson
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

Title: Richard H. Pitman papers
Identifier/Call Number: 0000165
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 13.0 Linear feet (1 record storage box, 4 flat file drawers)
Date (inclusive): 1930-1957
Location note: Box 1/ADC - regular 4 Flat File Drawers/ADC - flat files
creator: Pitman, Richard H., (Richard Hickman), 1887-1964


Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

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

Biographical/Historical note

Richard H. Pitman was born in O’Fallon, Missouri on November 30, 1887, although he spent the majority of his childhood living in San Jose, California. He attended Washington University in St. Louis as well as Oakland Poly Tech. Pitman went on to work for the firm Polk and Polk in San Francisco. He then moved to Santa Barbara, in 1917, to work for James Osborne Craig on the Plaza de la Guerra restoration. After James Craig’s death in 1922, Pitman became as associate of Carlton Monroe Winslow. In the few years before his retirement Pitman worked independently. Richard H. Pitman died in 1964.

Scope and Content note

The Richard H. Pitman papers span 13 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1957. The collection contains letters and correspondence concerning the building of the Sansom Clinic in Santa Barbara, the Marymount School remodeling in Santa Barbara, the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church remodeling in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as the Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball and the Hamilton residences in Santa Barbara. The majority of the collection consists of architectural drawings and reprographic copies of residences, as well as civic and commercial buildings in the Santa Barbara region.

Related Archival Materials note

James Osborne Craig papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mary McLaughlin Craig papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
Carleton Monroe Winslow papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pitman, Richard H., (Richard Hickman), 1887-1964
Architectural drawings


Project Files I. 1930-1954

Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence, invoices, specifications, and miscellaneous communications with contractors about individual projects.
Box 1, Folder 1-2

Marymount School Mission Ridge Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1950-1951

Box 1, Folder 3

Miscellaneous files 1951, 1952, 1954

Box 1, Folder 4-5

Sansum, William / Sansum Clinic medical building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1930-1931

Box 1, Folder 6

St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral (Honolulu, HI) 1954

Box 1, Folder 7

St. Anthony's Seminary (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Box 1, Folder 8

Unidentified plan (copy) undated


Drawings II. 1920-1957

Physical Description: 12.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

This series contains architectural drawings for private houses, apartments, and commercial buildings in the Santa Barbara area. The drawings might include plans, sections, elevations, and details for projects, including some alterations and additions.
Drawer 530, FlatFile 1

Baldwin, Lester house (Montecito, Calif.) 1948

Drawer 530, FlatFile 2

Ball, Robert house Arrellaga St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1948

Drawer 530, FlatFile 3

Ball, Robert house 1954

Drawer 530, FlatFile 4

BeBout, A.G. house Las Alturas Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1938

Drawer 530, FlatFile 5

Bergman, Mrs. apartment house 125 Anapamu St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949-1950

Drawer 530, FlatFile 6

Bostwick, James commercial building undated

Drawer 530, FlatFile 7

Brunsvold, K.L. Paseo Ferrello (Santa Barbara, Calif.) circa 1955

Drawer 530, FlatFile 8

Cash, Ethel house Langlo Terr. (Sant Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Drawer 530, FlatFile 9

Clark, Jim service station Chapala St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 530, FlatFile 10

Cota, Walter apartment building 214 E. De La Guerra St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Drawer 530, FlatFile 11

Crawford, John house Hope Ranch (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1954

Drawer 530, FlatFile 12

Davidson Apartments 201 Bath St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 530, FlatFile 13

Davidson, Peter house San Onofre Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 530, FlatFile 14

Davidson, Peter houses 719 & 723 W. Mission St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1938

Drawer 530, FlatFile 15

Dennison house 945 Tremonto Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1956

Drawer 530, FlatFile 16

Egner, Henry Voluntario St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 530, FlatFile 17

Epson, J.W. apartments 228 W. Mason St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 530, FlatFile 18

Erwin, Robert apartments 410 Paseo Descanso (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955

Drawer 530, FlatFile 19

Felix's Shoe Shop (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 530, FlatFile 20

Fleischer, A.B. house 2503 State St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1939

Drawer 530, FlatFile 21

Fleischer, Olga house Quinto St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1952

Drawer 175, FlatFile 22

Glen Oaks Estates San Ysidro Cr. (Montecito, Calif.) 1954

Drawer 175, FlatFile 23

Glover Fire Equipment Company Chapala St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1957

Drawer 175, FlatFile 24

Gondolfo, Frank brake shop Cota & Anacapa (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1956

Drawer 175, FlatFile 25

Grahm house Olive Rd. (Montecito, Calif.) 1952

Drawer 175, FlatFile 26

Grant, T.W. house 426 Ontare Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1954

Drawer 175, FlatFile 27-28

Green, Luther house 1949-1950

Drawer 175, FlatFile 29

Hallbach, Carle house Braemar Dr. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1954

Drawer 175, FlatFile 30

Hamilton, Thyrza house (Montecito, Calif.) 1951

Drawer 175, FlatFile 31

Henehold, F.F. store De La Vina St. (Santa Barbra, Calif.) 1946-1947

Drawer 175, FlatFile 32

Hodges, R.T. house (Montecito, Calif.) 1946

Drawer 175, FlatFile 33

Hoffman, Bernard cottage (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 175, FlatFile 34

Hoffman, Bernard garage 149 Las Encinitas (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1945-1946

Drawer 175, FlatFile 35

Hurley house 415 Stanley Dr. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1938

Drawer 175, FlatFile 36

Ingus, H. house 1939

Drawer 175, FlatFile 37

Jones, Glen / Blue Tower Hotel 3412 Hollister Ave. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Drawer 175, FlatFile 38

Kerrigan, Alice houe (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 175, FlatFile 39

Lamb, Hazel building Anacapa & Anapamu (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 175, FlatFile 40

Lesslie, Evelyn house Alameda Padre Serra (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 175, FlatFile 41

Levy, Michael house Mission Ridge Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1946

Drawer 175, FlatFile 42

Loftin, C.C. duplex (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1940

Drawer 174, FlatFile 43

Marymout School for Girls dormitory (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1946

Drawer 174, FlatFile 44

McDermott Funeral Chapel 1903 State St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 174, FlatFile 45

Menton, Mary house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 174, FlatFile 46

Meridian Studios #1 alterations (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 174, FlatFile 47

Mitchell, F.H. house Pueblo & Anacapa (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1940

Drawer 174, FlatFile 48

Moore, Roy office building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1942

Drawer 174, FlatFile 49

Nash-Boulden house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1939

Drawer 174, FlatFile 50

Nichols, Harry house (Los Angeles, Calif.) 1940

Drawer 174, FlatFile 51

Olivarous, William auto court undated

Drawer 174, FlatFile 52

Paplow, J.E. house Madrona Ave. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1953

Drawer 174, FlatFile 53

Paul, Clifford house Boca del Canon (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 174, FlatFile 54

Paulson, Martin house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1939

Drawer 174, FlatFile 55

Podger, J. house (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 174, FlatFile 56

Podger, Jesse house Foothill Blvd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 173, FlatFile 57

Rett, E. house Lauro Canyon Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 58

Rick, Edward duplex 136 W. Guttierez St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1940-1941

Drawer 173, FlatFile 59

Rosing, Hans studio 1032 Santa Barbara St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 173, FlatFile 60

Saint Francis Hospital boiler room (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1945

Drawer 173, FlatFile 61

Saint Francis Hospital nurses hall (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1944

Drawer 173, FlatFile 62

San Marcos Building (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 173, FlatFile 63

San Roque Knolls house El Arco Dr. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1952

Drawer 173, FlatFile 64

Santa Barbara Community Arts Association hillside home competition 1933

Drawer 173, FlatFile 65

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital / Dr. Ullmann office alterations (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Drawer 173, FlatFile 66

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital KVP Therapy (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1949

Drawer 173, FlatFile 67

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital oxygen storage (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1956

Drawer 173, FlatFile 68

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital x-ray building entrance (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1950

Drawer 173, FlatFile 69

Santa Barbara County Humane Society offices 180 E. Montecito St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955-1956

Drawer 173, FlatFile 70

Santa Barbara County Humane Society offices (Santa Maria, Calif.) 1956-1957

Drawer 173, FlatFile 71

Saunders house Salinas St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1947

Drawer 173, FlatFile 72

Schwind, J.V. house San Roque Rd. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955

Drawer 173, FlatFile 73

Shultz, Victor triplex E. Figueroa St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941

Drawer 173, FlatFile 74

Skeen, W.W. apartments 229 W. Quinto St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955

Drawer 173, FlatFile 75

Slason, Jack apartments (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1955

Drawer 173, FlatFile 76

Smith, H.R. Patio Flower Shop (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 77

St. Anthony's Seminary map circa 1920

Drawer 173, FlatFile 78

Stack, Rev. Joseph house E. Micheltorena (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1942

Drawer 173, FlatFile 79

Stowell, Malvin house Stanley Dr. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1939

Drawer 173, FlatFile 80

Strickland, A.J. apartment buildling Bath St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1940

Drawer 173, FlatFile 81

Unidentified Architectural Details undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 82

Unidentified Commercial Building undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 83

Unidentified house Fremont & San Pasqual (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 84

Unidentified House Garden St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 85

Unidentified House 1947

Drawer 173, FlatFile 86

Unidentified house 1942

Drawer 173, FlatFile 87

Unidentified School undated

Drawer 173, FlatFile 88

Vivian, C.L. commercial building 1120 State St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1942

Drawer 173, FlatFile 89

Wakefield, M.M. house Dawlish Pl. (Montecito, Calif.) 1947-1948

Drawer 173, FlatFile 90

Wharton, Denzel house San Roque Park (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1940

Drawer 173, FlatFile 91

Wilson, G.H. apartments (Santa Barbara, Calif.?) 1937

Drawer 173, FlatFile 92

Young, H.E. house Canada St. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) 1941