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Welton Becket architectural drawings and photographs, 1913-2009, bulk 1930-1969

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Becket (Welton) Architectural Drawings and Photographs
Series II. Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket, Architects records, 1933-1937, 1995-1998 97 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 153 flatfile folders, 8 boxed rolls)
The work of the firm Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket forms Series II. Drawings for over 175 projects dating from 1933 to 1937 form the bulk of the series. A small number of those projects also have photographic documentation.
Arrangement
The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates, with undated and unidentified materials at the end.
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13** Cannon House (Job 593, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1933
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14** Wreden Packing and Provision Company Warehouse, alteration (Job 594, Los Angeles [Florence-Graham]), 1933
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15** Robbin Palace, alteration (Job 595, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1933
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16** Miller (J.B.) House (Job 598, Los Angeles [Carthay]), 1933
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19* 1 Lehman Duplex Apartment (Los Angeles [Beverly Grove]), 1933
19* 2 Goodwin Apartment Building (Beverly Hills), 1933
19* 3 Leighton's Restaurant, City Hall (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933
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52** Clifton's Barbershop (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933
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56** Walter P. Story Building, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933
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143** 645 South Spring Street, entrance alteration (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1933
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238** Meneisse House, 1933
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17**-18** Murphy House and Ranch (Job 599, Los Angeles [Rustic Canyon]), 1933-1934
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35** Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to Grille Room and bar (Job 603, Santa Monica), 1934
Also includes 1933 orchestra stand.
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19** Riviera, alteration, for Halper-Robbin (Job 605, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1934
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20** Palace Ballroom, alterations, for Halper-Robbin (Job 606, 607, 609, 610, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1934
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21** Basso Warehouse (Job 608, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1934
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22** Weil's, storefront alterations, for Eulalie Grass Trust (Job 613, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1934
Fricke House (Job 614, Los Angeles [Studio City]), 1934, 1997
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23** Drawings, 1934
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1 1 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
Krause House (Job 616, West Hollywood), 1934, 1997
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24** Drawings, 1934
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1 2 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
Sosin House and Duplex (Job 618, 620, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]) 1934, 1997
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25** Drawings, 1934
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1 3 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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26** Young's Speedy Shoes, store alterations, for Eulalie Grass Trust (Job 621, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1934
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27** Sharpe Apartment Building (Los Angeles [Pico-Robertson]), 1934
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28** Schwabacher Company, entrance doors (Los Angeles), 1934
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19* 5 Colonial Kitchen Restaurant, 1934
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30** Taylor House (Job 622, Beverly Hills), 1935
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31** Wonder Super Market, for Hansen Moore (Job 623, Los Angeles [Jefferson Park]), 1935
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32** Simpson House (Job 624, Pasadena), 1935
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151**-152** Pan Pacific Auditorium (Job 625, Los Angeles [Fairfax]), 1935
Primarily reduced-scale photocopies.
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33** Starr Piano Company, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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34** Palace Ballroom, alterations, for Halper-Robbin (Job 628, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1935
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53** Clifton's Cafeteria, 618 South Olive Street, alterations (Job 629, Los Angeles, [Downtown]), 1935
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44** Kenest House (Job 631, Los Angeles), 1935
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29** Pan Pacific "Emergency Hospital" (Job 632, Los Angeles [Fairfax]) 1935
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36**-36A** Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to first floor/movable platform (Job 633 and 634, Santa Monica), 1935-1936
Also various 1935-1937 alterations and additions, including cocktail lounge, kitchen alteration and lobby.
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37** Building for amusement purposes (Job 635, San Mateo), 1935
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38** Palace Ballroom, alterations (Job 636, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1935
Also includes Robbins store wall treatment.
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39** Overell's, storefront alteration (Job 637, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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40**-41** Pacific Electric Company Amusement Building (Job 638, Redondo Beach), 1935-1936
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42** Goldman House (Job 639, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1935
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43** Roberts Brothers Cocktail Lounge (Job 640, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1935-1936
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45** Dakis Amusement Building (Job 642, Hawthorne), 1935
Hillcrest Country Club, cocktail lounge (Job 643, Los Angeles [Cheviot Hills]), 1935
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46** Drawings
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32, 34 Stereo slides
Views of interior and exterior; glass-mounted examples bear label of Douglas M. Simmonds, architectural photographer; cardboard-mounted slides are copies of the glass.
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35 1 35mm slide of rendering
Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 438-440 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 644, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
Also includes cocktail lounge extension, Omar's Dome and offices.
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47** Standard drawings
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202** Oversize drawings
Includes signage and terrazo sidewalk.
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19* 4 Bradley House, 1935
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48** Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 442 South Hill Street, mezzanine (Job 645, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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49** Boos Brothers Catering Company, 530 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 646, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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50**-51** Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Job 647, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 150.
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54** Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 328 South Broadway, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 151.
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55** Boos Brothers Cafeteria, 319 West 5th Street, alteration (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
Also Pruitt & Brown, Job no. 152.
Crematorium (Job 649, Salinas) 1935, 1998
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57** Drawings, 1935
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1 4 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
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58** House for [client erased] (Job 650), 1935
Kay Jewelry, alteration (Job 652, Long Beach), 1935
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59** Standard drawings
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203** Oversize print
Cline House (Job 654, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1935-1936, 1998
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60** Drawings, 1935-1936
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1 5 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
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61** Challenge Cream and Butter Association Building, stair alteration (Job 655, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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62** Peden's Cafe, alterations (Job 656, Hanford), 1935
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19* 6 Wexler's Store, alterations (Job 657, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1935
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136** Keller House, 1935
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19* 8 Campbell House, 1935
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146** Plummer, Wurdeman & Becket firm lettering, 1935
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84** Schipilliti Bungalow Court, 1935-1936
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63** Alteration to amusement building for Robbin and Robbin on Venice Pier - Game Room (Job 659, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936
Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Job 661, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936
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64** Drawings
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1 22 Sketch and notes
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65** Warburton House (Job 662, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1936
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66** Community Building / Garrison for Boy Scout Troop 273 (Job 663, Manhattan Beach), 1936
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67** House for Noice & Givens Contractors (Job 664 and 664A), 1936
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19* 7 James Restaurant and Cocktail Bar (Job 665, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1936
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68** Coates Beach House (Job 666, Manhattan Beach), 1936
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69** Montero House (Job 667, Santa Monica), 1936
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70** Alteration to store building for P.A. English (Job 668, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936
Grandview School (Job 670, Manhattan Beach), 1936-1938, 1998
Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
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71**-72A** Drawings, 1936-1938
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1 6 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
6 Photograph album, circa 1936-1938
By Fred R. Dapprich.
Holtzhaus House (Job 671, Los Angeles [Van Nuys]), 1936, 1997
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73** Drawings, 1936
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1 7 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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74** Class C building for Citizens National Bank (Job 672, Los Angeles) 1936
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77** House on Lot 197, Sunset Park Tract, for Best Construction (Job 673, Santa Monica), 1936
Woodbury House (Job 674, Los Angeles [Silver Lake]), 1936
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1 8 Structural calculations
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75** Drawings
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77** House on Lot 47, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin Corporation (Job 675, Santa Monica), 1936
Rubin House (Job 677, Los Angeles [Mid-Wilshire]), 1936, 1995
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76** Drawings, 1936
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1 9 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1995
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77** House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin Corporation (Job 678, Santa Monica), 1936
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85A** Alterations to building at 1436 North Spring Street, for Mutual Building & Loan Association (Job 679, Los Angeles [Chinatown]), 1936
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78** Alteration to building on corner of Windward and Trolley Way, for Lieber and Sarkisian (Job 680, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936
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79** House on Lot 53, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 683, Santa Monica), 1936
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130**-131** Sunset Park Tract (Job 684, Santa Monica), 1936
Includes drawings for house models in various sizes and configurations; plan for tract office; advertising lay-out.
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79** House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 685, Santa Monica), 1936
79** House on Lot 193, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 687, Santa Monica), 1936
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80** Alteration to the Mirror / Palace Ballroom, for Robbin & Robbin Corporation (Job 688, Ocean Park), 1936
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81** Miller (R.G.) House, alterations (Job 691, Los Angeles [Windsor Square]), 1936
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79** House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 692, Santa Monica), 1936
79** House on Lot 122, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 693, Santa Monica), 1936
Miller (N. John) House (Job 695, Los Angeles [North Hollywood]), 1936, 1997
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82** Drawings, 1936
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1 10 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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83** Cowin News Stand (Job 696, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936
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100** Club Casa Del Mar, barbeque (Job 697, Santa Monica), 1936
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85** Alterations to 3015 Ocean Front, "Tivoli" (Job 699, Santa Monica), 1936
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85A** House alterations for Properties, Inc. (Job 700, San Marino), 1936
Morgan House (Job 700, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1936
Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
Drawings
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86** Plot, preliminary and presentation drawings
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86A** Working drawings
Detail drawings
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87** Standard
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196** Oversize
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87A** Prints of millwork and casement drawings
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197** Print of topographic plan
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7 Photograph album
By Fred R. Dapprich.
Club Casa Del Mar, alterations (Job 701, Santa Monica), 1936
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100** Standard drawings
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198** Oversize drawing
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88** Alteration to building at 1520 Ocean Front for Venice Investment Company / Harrah (Job 702, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936
Hawkins Apartment Building (Job 703, Redondo Beach), 1936, 1997
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89** Drawings, 1936
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1 11 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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127** House on Lot 197, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 704, Santa Monica), 1936
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90** Storeroom addition for P.A. English (Job 706, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936
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19* 11 Building, alteration(?) (Job 708, Los Angeles [Venice]), 1936
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127** House on Lot 99, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 709, Santa Monica), 1936
Job number and lot number may be incorrect.
127** House on Lot 371, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 710, Santa Monica), 1936
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91** Alteration of building at 401 North Main Street for Kleinberger (Job 711, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936
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127** House, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 712, Santa Monica), 1936
127** House on Lot 200, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 714, Santa Monica), 1936
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128** House on Lot 336, Sunset Park Tract, for Voss (Santa Monica), 1936
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92**-93** Malone Apartment Building (Job 715, Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), 1936
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94** Abromson & Slutsky Furniture Company, alterations (Job 716, Los Angeles), 1936
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95**-96** Gordon House (Job 717, Los Angeles), 1936
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97** Anderson Market Building (Job 718, Beverly Hills), 1936
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98** Alteration to building at 26th and Pasadena for P.A. English (Job 719, Los Angeles [Lincoln Heights]), 1936
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99** Blagg Cabin, alterations and addition (Job 722, Cedarpines Park), 1936
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100** Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to main floor (Job 723, Santa Monica), 1936
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128** House on Lot 119, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 724, Santa Monica), 1936
128** House on Lot 117, Sunset Park Tract, for Marshall (Job 725, Santa Monica), 1936
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135** Tower Apartment Building, 1936
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119** Freeman (Max) House (Glendale), 1936
119** Sauppe House (Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1936
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133** Apartment building on Hollywood Boulevard (Los Angeles), 1936
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132** Houses, Sunset Park Tract (Santa Monica), 1936
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19* 9 Fisher House, 1936
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142** Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket Office, Pacific Finance Building (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1936
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8 Montgomery House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), 1936
Photograph album by Fred R. Dapprich; no drawings for project.
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19* 9 Koll House (Manhattan Beach), 1936
19* 10 Duplex apartment building, 1936
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150** Thomsen Apartment Building (Los Angeles), 1936
Includes both three-unit and four-unit plans.
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238** Wickham House (Redondo Beach), 1936
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149** Commercial building, 1936
Notes in different hand label as Beverly Blvd and Job 692.
Wurdeman (Walter C.) House, Coyne Street (Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1936
Signature block on drawings identifies this as a solo project for Wurdeman, Job 101.
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135A** Drawings
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28 Photograph album
By Fred R. Dapprich.
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101** Bulkhead adjoining Getz property for Mary Pickford (Job 728, Santa Monica), 1937
Hammel Radiator Corporation Building, addition (Job 729, Los Angeles [Palms]), 1937, 1997
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102** Drawings, 1937
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1 12 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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103** Robbin House (Job 730, Los Angeles [Westwood]), 1937
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100** Club Casa Del Mar, Apartment B (Job 732, Santa Monica), 1936
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104** Fox House, additions and alterations (Job 733, Beverly Hills), 1937
Tucker House (Job 734, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1937
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1 13 Structural calculations
Drawings
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106** Site and landscaping plans
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105** Original drawings
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107A** Schematic plan on linen
With attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
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199** Oversize detail of living room window #13
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107** Prints
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26 Photograph album
By Fred R. Dapprich.
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108** Hawkins Store Building (Job 735, Redondo Beach), 1937
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109** Porter Market Building (Boys) (Job 736, Pasadena), 1937
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129** House on Lot 42, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 738, Santa Monica), 1937
Parrott House (Job 739, Montecito), 1937, undated
With Lutah Maria Riggs.
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110**-111** Drawings, 1937
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1 14 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, undated
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129** House on Lot 51, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 740, Santa Monica), 1937
129** House on Lot 41, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 741, Santa Monica), 1937
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112** Club Casa Del Mar, alterations to men's shower room (Job 742, Santa Monica), 1937
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129** House on Lot 340, Sunset Park Tract, for Halper-Robbin (Job 744, Santa Monica), 1937
Ontra Cafeteria (Job 748, Los Angeles [Hollywood]), 1937, 1997
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113** Standard drawings, 1937
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200** Oversize drawings, 1937
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1 15 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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112** Club Casa Del Mar, alteration for a bather's grill (Job 749, Santa Monica), 1937
Monstad Pier, additions (Job 750, Redondo Beach), 1937
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1 21 Documentation and sketch
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114** Drawings
Gilbert House (Job 754, Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1937, 1998
Drawings, 1937
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115** Plot and landscaping plans
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117** Preliminary drawings and renderings
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116** Working drawings
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201** Oversize prints of plot and grading plans
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1 16 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
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118** Fox House, alteration (Job 758, Beverly Hills), 1937
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119** Club Casa Del Mar, apartment for Harter (Job 760, Santa Monica), 1937
Watson & Son Tailor Shop (Job 761, Beverly Hills), 1937
Includes schematic plan on linen with attribution to Wurdeman and Becket.
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1 17 Structural calculations
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120**-120A** Drawings
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9 Photograph album
By Fred R. Dapprich.
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118** Fox House, relocation (Job 762), 1937
Rathbone House (Job 766, Los Angeles [Hollywood Hills]), 1937, 1998
Plans for development of property off Mulholland, with two houses. Also Job 755 in 1938 for Wurdeman and Becket.
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153**-155** Drawings, 1937-1940
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1 18 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
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121** Roberts Drive-In Lunch, remodel (Job 767, Los Angeles [Koreatown]), 1937
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119** Club Casa Del Mar, shower room alterations (Job 768, Santa Monica), 1937
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122** Botwin's Cafe, cocktail room addition (Job 770, Los Angeles [Echo Park]), 1937
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123** Club Casa Del Mar, Colonial alteration to mezzanine cocktail room (Job 772, Santa Monica), 1937
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125** Matthews House (Job 773, Los Angeles [Los Feliz]), 1937
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124** Boos Oasis, 438 South Hill Street, alterations (Job 774, Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1937
Burns Study/Cabin (Job 775, Los Angeles [Bel-Air]), 1937, 1997
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126** Drawing, 1937
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1 19 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
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112** Club Casa Del Mar, mezzanine in gymnasium (Job 791, Santa Monica), 1937
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134** House, 1937
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137** Morris House, 1937
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143** Restaurant and cocktail lounge, 1937
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144** Clifton's Cafeteria, Brookdale, 648 South Broadway, alterations (Los Angeles [Downtown]), 1937
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20* 1 Childs Apartment Building, 1937
20* 2 Borun House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), 1937
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147**-148** Sunset / Doheny Apartment Building (West Hollywood), 1937
Becket (Welton D.) House, Bundy Drive (Los Angeles [Brentwood]), 1937, 1998
Block identifies as the work of Becket alone, Welton D. Becket, Architect; includes cocktail party invitation and a drawing for a later house for Hugh Becket.
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132A** Drawings, 1937
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27 Photograph album, circa 1937
By Fred R. Dapprich.
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1 20 List of drawings and photographs compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1998
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143** Drive-in kitchen, undated
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139** Boos (Mrs. O.J.) Apartment Building (Beverly Hills), undated
Includes drawings for both duplex and 4-unit option.
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119** Freeman (Art) House, undated
119** Rood House, alteration (Midway City), undated
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138** Apartment building on Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles), undated
Includes blueprint of a 1932 apartment building by Charles Richard Selkirk.
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140** Boos 3-unit Apartment Building, undated
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141** Halper Cabin (Canada), undated
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143** Krause Cafe and Drive-in Stand, undated
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19* 9 Baird House, undated
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20* 3 House (Los Angeles [Holmby Hills]), undated
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145** Various apartment buildings, undated
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155A** Drawings from unidentified Plummer, Wurdeman and Becket projects, undated


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