The Frederic Lyman papers document the
career of this southern California architect, who although little known today, was once
deemed one of the most talented architects of his generation. Composed of over 1800 drawings
and two models, as well as photographs, the archive records Lyman's architectural designs
and provides limited glimpses of his other passions of architectural education and social
and environmental activism.
Frederic Pomeroy Lyman III was born June 9, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri. His father, who
died suddenly in August 1933, was an architect specializing in French Provincial style
residential work, and Lyman remembered being fascinated as a child by the drawings on his
father's drafting table. After the death of his father, the family moved to Vancouver,
Canada and then to Seattle in 1940.
110.5 Linear Feet
(21 boxes, 108 flatfile folders, 11 boxed rolls)
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