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  • Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Title: Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers records
    Creator: Grey, Elmer
    Creator: Hibbard, Lester Hudson
    Creator: Chambers, H. C. (Harold Coulson)
    Creator: Hunt, Myron
    Creator: Hunt and Chambers, Architects
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000144
    Physical Description: 33 Linear Feet (14 half record storage boxes, 1 oversize box and 7 flat file drawers)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1900-circa 1970
    Language of Material: English .


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Custodial History

    Gift of Harold C. Chambers Jr., 1971.

    Preferred Citation

    Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers records, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical / Historical

    Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers, Architects was an architectural firm based in Los Angeles that was started by Myron Hunt with Harold C. Chambers in 1920. The two worked together for 27 years, until 1947, when the firm dissolved. Throughout the lifetime of their firm, Hunt and Chambers designed residential, civic, and commercial buildings. Some of their more notable projects include: the Henry E. Huntington residence in San Marino which is now the Huntington Library, the Flintridge Biltmore Hotel, and the Pasadena Public Library.
    Myron Hunt, was born in Massachusetts on February 27, 1868. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as Northwestern University, where he studied architecture. Upon graduation, in 1892, Hunt worked for Hartwell and Richardson, Architects. A year later Hunt left the firm to travel and study architecture in Europe. By 1896, Hunt was in Chicago working for Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, until 1897. In 1903, Hunt moved to Pasadena, California and in 1904 began an architectural firm with Elmer Grey by the name of Hunt and Grey, Architects, which dissolved in 1910. From 1911 to the beginning of 1920, Hunt had his own independent firm where H. C. Chambers was a draftsman, until he was made a partner in 1920. Myron Hunt died May 26, 1952, at the age of 84.
    Harold C. Chambers, was born on October 15, 1885 in Indiana. He was a draftsman for Hunt and Grey, Architects from 1907 to 1908, then head draftsman for Myron Hunt Architect (Hunt's independent practice) from 1909 to 1920, and then became a partner with Hunt in 1920 until 1947. After Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers, Architects dissolved, Chambers went on to partner with Lester Hibbard and the two formed Chambers and Hibbard, Architects which lasted until 1968. Harold C. Chambers died on January 2, 1971, at the age of 86.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers collection spans 33 linear feet and dates from circa 1900 to circa 1970. The collection is primarily composed of the work of Myron Hunt & H. C. Chambers but also includes the work of Hunt and Grey, Architects, Myron Hunt's independent firm, as well as the work of Chambers and Hibbard. The work of these firms is documented through black-and-white photographs, negatives, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, presentation boards, architectural drawings and reprographic copies.

    Related Materials

    Myron Hubbard Hunt Collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photographic prints
    Presentation drawings (proposals)
    Reprographic copies
    Architectural photographs
    Architectural drawings
    Hunt, Myron
    Hibbard, Lester Hudson
    Grey, Elmer
    Chambers and Hibbard, Architects
    Hunt and Chambers, Architects
    Hunt and Grey, Architects