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AC Martin Partners drawings and records on microfilm
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The AC Martin Partners drawings and records on microfilm document the significant role this prominent, multi-generational firm has played in shaping the built environment of Southern California throughout the last 100 years. The records consist predominantly of aperture cards mounted with microfilmed copies of over 67,000 architectural drawings, technical plans, and site surveys for civic, commercial, and residential projects predominantly in the greater Los Angeles area. These aperture cards are supported by microfilmed copies of project documentation for several early projects, and a selection of the professional correspondence of Albert C. Martin Senior.
AC Martin Partners are an architectural firm whose contributions to commercial and civic structures have shaped the built environment of Los Angeles. In operation since 1906, the firm has consistently emphasized maintaining a balance between precise planning and engineering. Based on the program and location of a building, and with appropriate design elements that reflect the building's intended role, their approach has remained consistent over 100 years of practice. AC Martin Partners are widely recognized for iconic structures such as the Los Angeles City Hall, Grauman's Million Dollar Theater, May Company Wilshire, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, as well as their extensive contribution to the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, including Sanwa Bank Plaza and City National Plaza.
76.5 Linear Feet (111 boxes)
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This collection is open for use by qualified researchers, but requires special handling by both the reading room and researchers. Series III. Office documentation is on microfilm reels that are currently restricted until reformatting is complete.