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
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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.