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This early photograph of Irving Gill, from circa 1898, shows him soon after he moved to the San Diego area from Chicago. Gill is dressed in a suit with a bow tie and is looking away from the camera. It is one of a series of posed studio portraits…

Gill used simplicity, symmetry and strategic asymmetry in his landscapes and buildings. Garden walls extend the building volume across the site, while also enclosing gardens and terraces.

In this series of drawings of graphite and gouache on board…

Photographic portrait of Lucile Lloyd.

Sketch for great hall ceiling ornament, Henry house “La Paz”, Scarborough, New York, pencil drawing.

Photograph showing view of great hall, Henry House “La Paz”, Scarborough, New York.

Study for stenciled ceiling, Henry M. Robinson Astrophysics Library, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., oil on board.

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Hand-colored photograph showing view of South Pasadena Junior High School auditorium, showing proscenium arch with Madonna of the Covered Wagon mural.

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Photograph showing a view of kindergarten murals, Stoneman Elementary School, Pasadena, Calif.

Study for kindergarten mural frieze, Stoneman Elementary School, Pasadena, Calif., oil on board.

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Photograph showing a view of PTA auditorium, East Whittier School, East Whittier, Calif.

Study of decoration for auditorium ceiling, South Pasadena High School, Pasadena, Calif, oil, ink, and pencil on board.

Study for a beam and rafter ceiling with floral pattern, oil and pencil on paper mounted to board.

Architectural design for a ceiling, watercolor and pencil on tracing paper taped to board.

Architectural design for a ceiling with poppy design, watercolor and pencil on tracing paper taped to board.

Photograph showing a view of stenciled ceiling, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Santa Ana, Calif.

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Photograph showing a view of children's slumber room, Ives and Warren Mortuary, Pasadena, Calif.

Study for chapel murals, First Baptist Church, Pasadena, Calif., oil and graphite on board

Photographic portrait of Lucile Lloyd holding the proposed mural decoration for the main entrance of the Ojai Presbyterian Church

Photographic portrait of Lucile Lloyd standing in front of the altarpiece mural, Saint Mary of the Angels Church, Hollywood, Calif.

Photograph of Lucile Lloyd and Reverend Neal Dodd with altar piece, Saint Mary of the Angels Church, Hollywood, Calif.

Photograph showing interior view of Saint Mary of the Angels Church, Hollywood, Calif.

Study for a ceiling decoration, Pacific Colony State Hospital, Pomona, Calif., oil and watercolor on board

Study for a theater side wall mural, watercolor and pencil on board

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Monogram for Manning's Coffee Stores, paint and pencil on board

Photograph showing a view of Manning's Cafeteria murals, Long Beach, Calif.

Photograph showing a view of Manning's Cafeteria murals, Los Angeles, Calif.

Photograph showing a view of rug department murals, Broadway department store, Los Angeles.

Photograph showing a view of "Mickey Mouse Goes Fishing" mural, children's department, Broadway department store, Los Angeles.

Study for Brea mural, watercolor, ink, and graphite on board

Study for De Anza, Brea, and Viscaino mural, paint, ink, and graphite on board

Study for Micheltorena, Citrus, and Smith mural, paint, ink, and graphite on board

Study for Brea, Water, And Cahuenga murals shown in situ, watercolor, ink, and graphite on board

Study for Cahuenga mural, watercolor, ink, and graphite on board.

Photograph of "The Origin and Development of the State of California," central panel of mural triptych "California's Name"

Photograph showing a view of "California's Name" WPA mural in progress, California State Building, Los Angeles.

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Portrait of Lucile Lloyd, Saturday Night Magazine, August 27, 1938

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Photograph showing a view of the Los Angeles Central Library rotunda

Exterior photograph of house at 835 Kings Road, Los Angeles, Calif. taken shortly after construction. At the time it was built, the area was unincorporated, now it is in the heart of West Hollywood, surrounded by large apartment buildings. The…

Two men are shown hoisting a poured concrete slab into place using a pulley system on the partially completed house. The tilt-slab construction system was invented by architect Irving Gill, and modified by Schindler so that only two people are needed…

Photograph of the sliding door leading out into the patio garden. It highlights the soffit and exposed beams of the roof, and the wide opening created by the sliding glass and wood door. The concept of indoor/outdoor living is showcased with chairs…

Floor plan of the house showing the unusual arrangement of rooms. Instead of the usual living room, dining room, and bedrooms, this plan shows the four live/work spaces for Schindler, his wife Pauline, Clyde Chace, and his wife Marian Chace. Each…

Graphite and colored pencil drawings of exterior elevations and sections. This drawing shows the front, rear, and side elevations, as well as the section views. It also has an exterior rendering of the house in the lower right-hand corner of the…

Full size detail construction plan showing typical joints for constructing walls. This drawing shows the exact dimensions of how each piece of wood or other material is connected to form the walls, windows, doors, and frames of the house.

Blueprint showing floor plan and plot plan. This image outlines all of the rooms of the house, the sunken gardens, patios, flower beds, and tree placement in the garden.

A photograph of Rudolph Schindler (right), with Richard Neutra (left), and Dionne Neutra with child (seated), in front of the Kings Road house. The Neutra's lived in the house from 1925 until 1930.

Interior view of one of the live/work spaces. The fireplaces were the only heat source in the house. All of the furniture was designed by Schinder specifically for this house.

Working drawing of exterior of house, showing the slab walls, garden, horizontal window areas, and 'sleeping basket' on the roof. Drawing also contains original sketching and notes.

Colored pencil on board rendering of exterior view of hotel. This presentation board shows the view of the front entrance of the hotel, with shops on either side. The asymmetrical "Mayan" stonework is shown above the entrance, and the sage green…

Colored pencil rendering of exterior side view of hotel on board. This view shows the corner of Foothill Boulevard (old Route 66), and Magnolia Avenue. It features "Mayan" decorative motifs on the corner, and along the side of the building. The view…

Colored pencil on board. Rendering of interior of lobby; this shows the original design from August 1924. This presentation board displays the full color effect that Stacy-Judd was trying to achieve with his "Mayan Revival" style. The fireplace is on…

Photograph of interior of lobby looking towards the fireplace with the front desk to the right-hand side. Cast concrete was used for the "Mayan" forms around the doorways and fireplace. Stacy-Judd painted the murals on the walls and designed the…

Black and white photograph of the lobby looking towards the east. The front desk is on the left, with the entrance to the lobby on the right. The stairway on the far left leads to the outdoor patio area for the restaurant. "Mayan" themed furniture…

This image depicts the front desk in the lobby of the hotel. The "Mayan" themed furniture and the wall accents (including the drinking fountain) were designed by Stacy-Judd. The short staircase led to the private dining rooms for the restaurant.

The original floor plan for the first floor of the hotel. Stores, barber shop, and coffee shop are along the bottom of the image. The lobby and dining room for the restaurant are in the center. In the upper right-hand corner are four one-room…

This original drawing depicts each of the four main elevations: west, north, east, and south. The main entrance facade (south elevation) contains the majority of the cast concrete decorative elements. The west elevation shows the pergola and patio…

This is a scale drawing of the north and south walls of the Aztec Hotel lobby. The north wall features the detail work on the staircase to the second floor, doorways leading to the restaurant dining rooms, and the front desk. The south elevation…

The black and white photograph shows the front facade of the hotel, with 1920s era automobiles. The caption at the bottom of the photograph: "First structure ever erected utilizing Ancient Maya Art Motifs throughout."

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A photograph of the surviving portion of the altarpiece for St. Mary of the Angels Church, Pasadena, Calif.

A photograph of the side of the house, taken from the driveway. The garage and service areas are to the left, with the terrace and balcony above to the right. A portion of the terrace was covered and enclosed by the Lappen family in the 1970s.

An architectural drawing of the north, south, and west exterior elevations of the house. Both the west and south elevations contain specific instructions for grading of the land and footings for the terrace.

A non-technical first floor plan of the house. The plan shows a large south-facing terrace, a motor court at the north side of the house with covered walkway connecting the service entrance and main entrance. Thomas Mann's study is located in the…

A non-technical plan of the second floor. This plan shows three small bedrooms which share one bathroom on the west side of the house, with access to the large south-facing balcony, which stretches the length of the house. The east half of the house…

An architectural drawing of the east elevation, details, and sections for the Mann house. The east elevation shows the balcony adjacent to Mann's bedroom, and the sections show the east and west sides of the house. There are also details of the…

A view of the World War II barracks, as they existed when the University developed the Goleta mesa site. Barracks like these were turned into classrooms, laboratories, and offices. This photograph appears to have been taken in the current area of…

An aerial view of the Goleta mesa campus site, with Campus Point in the foreground and the Santa Barbara Airport in the distance. World War II era buildings can be seen both inside and outside of the line of eucalyptus trees used as a windbreak. This…

A view of a roadway, with eucalyptus trees lining either side. Two men are standing next to a car, looking at plans for the university.

A rendering of Campbell Hall, looking northeast towards the main entrance. East Hall (now Phelps Hall) is off to the right and behind. Campbell Hall was named in honor of John and Ina Therese Campbell, founders of the Santa Barbara Campus…

A rendering of a design for Married Student Housing (now named West Campus Family Student Housing), at the corner of El Colegio Road and Storke Road. The 250 one- and two- bedroom apartments are grouped into 38 buildings, which are clustered around…

The original library building, built in 1952, was part of the original Soule and Murphy master plan for the UCSB campus. It was designed by Chester Carjola, a leading Santa Barbara architect who worked closely with Soule and Murphy on the campus…

A rendering of a two story residence hall, with a one story connecting corridor in the distance. This is the second permanent residence hall built and housed up to 400 male students. It now holds over 600 co-ed students in four L-shaped 2-story…

A rendering of an aerial view of the Physical Education building. The gym was named after State Senator Alfred W. Robertson, who was instrumental in bringing the UC to Santa Barbara. Originally home to the basketball team, the arena was also a…

The beach-side location allows for sea water to be pumped into the building for aquatic experiments, some of which is also distributed to other buildings on campus. Prior to construction of the building, it was noted in the specifications the…

A rendering of the exterior of the dining hall highlights the patterned concrete block, the hipped roof, screen walls (to protect the students from the ocean wind), and dentil mouldings along the bottom of the concrete overhang. These pieces of the…

A rendering of the building looking south through the plaza towards the lagoon. The building contained a 380 seat theater, speech therapy facilities, and regular classroom and office space. It was originally designed for the emerging fields of…

A rendering of what is now Girvetz Hall, before the addition of South Hall to it's western side. The building was also known as South Hall, after North Hall was built in 1962. It was the first permanent home for the Social Science and Foreign…

A rendering of the Psychology Building, looking towards the southeast, from the area at the south end of the Library. This was the first permanent home for the Psychology Department, and was designed as a research facility. The building was also a…

A view of the two eight-story tower residence hall complex. The hall was designed to hold 400 male students in double occupancy rooms, but is now co-ed and a mixture of double and triple occupancy rooms. The single level building connects the two…

A rendering of the exterior of the dining commons. The addition of a second dining commons helped to alleviate overcrowding at the Ortega dining facilities. An addition in 1963 gave the staff dining space, as well as additional kitchen space. In…

A birds-eye view of the Dining Commons patio overlooking the lagoon. The first permanent dining hall replaced the use of the Marine Air Base mess hall. The original capacity was 800 students per meal, but was later increased to 1200 students per…

A rendering of the music building addition, on the south side of the original building. This addition includes the former Arts Library and the Lottie Lehman Concert Hall. The design blends the addition seamlessly with the original building: patterned…

Almost immediately after the first library building was built in 1952, plans for an addition were being drawn up. And within a year of completing Library II, planning began in 1962 for Library III, which was completed in 1967. The growth of the…

A rendering of the original University Center design. The UCen is situated with a view over the lagoon and towards the ocean, south of, and between the Music Building and the Arts Building. The UCen has had multiple additions and alterations, though…

A rendering of the Chemistry Building, taken from the southern edge of the East Lawn, looking north. This building echoes some of the extended architectural vocabulary of the late campus standard, with patterned concrete block, dentil mouldings under…

A rendering of the south side of the building, from the current location of the Bren School, looking north. This building housed the newly formed College of Engineering, which included electrical, mechanical, chemical, and computer engineering…

A rendering of the view from the southeast, towards the northwest, with the lagoon off to the far left side. Designed by Charles Luckman, the building utilizes some of the design motifs of the earlier campus buildings, and combines some of the later…

An aerial view of the campus from the early 1950s, looking towards the ocean in a southwesterly direction. The first two University buildings constructed are seen in the middle-lower-right (the Carjola-designed library) and immediately to the left of…

An aerial view of the campus looking towards the northwest, with the foot hills in the distance at the top of the photograph. The residence halls Anacapa and Santa Cruz appear to be under construction in the front of the photograph, as well as the…

An aerial view of the campus from the early 1950s, the Carjola-designed library is in the center of the image. Numerous World War II era buildings are seen in the lower right corner of the photograph. This photograph also highlights the lack of…

A photograph of de-commissioned buildings on the former Marine base, possibly former officers' quarters.. Some of this type of building are still being used today for office space, including housing the ROTC and Military Science department. During…

A photograph of the Marine base gymnasium building, with attached pool. This photograph also shows the lack of proper landscaping and grounds maintenance which plagued the early campus planners. Lack of topsoil (which the Marines had scraped off to…

A view of Campbell Hall, looking towards the northwest, from the library. The photograph highlights the landscaping and outdoor patio space for studying. This view no longer exists, due to the building of Ellison Hall and the expansion of the…

An aerial view of the campus looking west towards Isla Vista. Campbell hall is in the center, with North Hall and Robertson Gymnasium in the distance. Cheadle Hall is under construction due west of Campbell Hall. Some of the WWII era buildings seen…

A photograph of the former Marine Base, looking southeast towards the ocean. The building in the foreground is possibly Building 431, which was torn down and eventually the 1977 addition to the library was built on this spot. Building 431 was a mess…

A photograph of the campus as it appeared after the Marines left, but before much construction had taken place. The Marine water tower is seen in the distance, and a car is parked on the road.

A view of the campus pool as it appeared before the Marine base was given to the University of California. The pool was used by the Marines to practice water landings and emergency parachute procedures; the jumping platform in the center of the…

A photograph of building 434, the Associated Students Annex, directly across the Pardall bike path from Storke Tower. This building was the recreation building during the time of the Marine Base, it was later converted into a Student Union in the…

A view looking west from near the current site of the East Entrance to the campus. This area looks fairly similar today, despite plans in the past to turn the coastal wetland into a recreational lake with a harbor, and other plans to infill the area…

A view looking east towards the ocean, with the Marine base water tower off to the left. This site is currently the Materials Research Lab building.

A watercolor rendering of the Arts Building, from an aerial birds-eye perspective. This shows the Spanish Colonial Revival influence on the design, with a focus on the red tile roof, courtyards, and patio spaces. Additionally, wind screens made of…

A watercolor rendering of the second building to be built on the Goleta campus. The Science Building was designed by Santa Barbara architects Windsor Soule and John Murphy, who were the supervising architects for the new campus until 1953. The 1.2…
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