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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 I. Early practice, 1930-1932 4 Linear Feet (12 flat file folders)
Drawings from Welton Becket's early architectural practice form Series I of the archive. From 1930 to 1932, both independently and in partnership with his former classmate Walter Wurdeman, Becket designed several commercial and residential projects in Seattle and the surrounding area. Becket worked in a variety of styles. For a garage meant to serve the Art Deco Edmond Meany Hotel, Becket designed in that style, while his residential work ranged from Tudor revival to traditional Cape Cod homes. The varying identifications on the signature blocks on the drawings for this period show Becket's evolving relationship with Wurdeman, from working as associates to what appears to be a firm, Becket and Wurdeman. When Becket worked independently, the drawings were signed Welton D. Becket, Architect.
The series is arranged in rough chronological order guided by job numbers and project dates.
1** Norwegian Hospital (Job 108, Seattle, Welton D. Becket, Architect; Walter C. Wurdeman, Assc'd), 1930
2** Harley House and Boat House (Job 109, Seattle, Welton D. Becket, Architect; Walter C. Wurdeman, Engineer), 1930
3** University Hotel Garage [Garage for Edmond Meany Hotel] (Job 110, Seattle), 1931
4** Washington Investment Corporation Apartment Building (Job 111, Seattle), 1931
5** Urban Land Improvement Company Market Building (Job 112, Seattle, Becket & Wurdeman, Architect & Engineer), 1931
5** West Side Drive-in Market (Job 113, Seattle), 1931
6** Nelson Apartments (Job 114, Seattle), 1931
7** Garage and Store Building for the "Z" System of Construction (Job 121, Seattle), 1931
8** First Realty Corporation Store Building, alterations (Job 124, Everett, WA), 1931
9** Galbraith House, addition (Job 132, Eatonville, WA), 1931
10** Yelum High School and Gymnasium (Yelum, WA, Becket & Wurdeman, Architects), 1931
11** Graham Furniture Company Store (Seattle), 1931
12** Burnett Shoe Company Store, alteration (Job 139, Seattle, Becket & Wurdeman, Architects), 1932

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