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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 V. Collaborations and unidentified work, 1939-1945, 2009, undated 63.2 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 38 flatfile folders, 10 boxed rolls)
Drawings for two groups of collaborative projects implemented by Wurdeman and Becket outside their normal firm structure form Series V. The projects are contemporaneous with the firm of Wurdeman and Becket, but very different from the firm's standard practice.
The bulk of this material relates to work done for the Navy during World War II. Beginning in 1942, Wurdeman and Becket joined forces with Louis Bodmer, an architect practicing in San Diego. Initially working as associated firms, but quickly shifting to a Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket signature block, the firm produced over 14,000 housing units for military families and defense workers.
The other group of collaborative projects in this series consists of housing projects commissioned by The Housing Authority Council of Los Angeles (HACLA). A group of leading architects, known as the Southeast Housing Architects Associated, which included Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Gordon Kaufman, and Adrian Wilson, as well as Wurdeman and Becket, worked together to design new options for low-cost housing using a limited range of materials.
Also included in this series are drawings and photographs lacking full identification. The degree to which these items are unidentified varies. Some drawings can not be connected to a project, some projects can not be assigned to a firm, and some drawings are by other architects with an unclear connection to the projects in this archive.
Arrangement
The series is arranged by project groupings, with unidentified materials at the end.
Bodmer, Wurdeman and Becket, 1942-1945, 2009
flatfile
672** Prefabricated House for FWA (San Diego), 1942
Linda Vista Auditorium and Tenant Activity Building (Cal-4092, San Diego), 1943, 2009
flatfile
673** Drawings, 1943
box folder
3 28 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
flatfile
674** Tenant Activity and Child Services Trailer (Cal-4095, San Diego), 1944
Signed Wurdeman and Becket.
flatfile
675** Bay View Terrace, Child Service Center (Cal-4096, San Diego), 1943
Azure Vista Victory Housing Project (Cal-4251 and 4253, San Diego), 1942-1943, 2009
flatfile
676**-677** Drawings, 1942-1943
box
146** Preliminary site plans, 1942-1943
flatfile
678** Line negatives of topographic plans, 1942-1943
box folder
3 29 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
flatfile
679** Los Altos Community Building and Child Service Center (Cal-4254, San Diego), 1943
Shangri-La Apartments (San Diego), 1943
flatfile
680** Drawings
box
147** Oversize print of contour map of site
Presidio Housing Project (Cal-4461, San Diego), 1942-1944, 2009
flatfile
681** Original drawings, 1942-1944
flatfile
682**-683** Prints, 1942-1944
box folder
3 30 Sketches and small drawings, 1942-1944
flatfile
684**-685** As-Builts, 1942-1944
flatfile
686** Contractor bid summary, 1943
box
148** Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1942
box folder
3 30 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Frontier War Housing Project (Cal-4679, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009
flatfile
687** Drawings, 1943-1944
box
149** Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1943
box folder
3 31 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Loma Park War Trailer Project (Cal-4680, San Diego), 1943, 2009
flatfile
688** Drawings, 1943
box
150** Oversize print of utility map, 1943
box folder
3 32 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Frontier War Housing Project, extension (Cal-4737, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009
flatfile
689**-690** Drawings, 1943-1944
box
216** Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, 1943
box folder
3 31 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Frontier War Housing Project (Cal-4782, San Diego), 1943-1944, 2009
flatfile
691** Drawings, 1943-1944
box
147** Oversize prints of topographic and utility maps, site plan, 1943
box folder
3 33 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Speer Navy Housing Project (Cal-4915N, San Diego), 1944
flatfile
692** Drawings
box
151** Oversize prints of topographic maps and site plans
flatfile
693** Ream Navy Housing Project (Cal-4916N, San Diego), 1944
flatfile
694**-696** Torrey Pines Navy Housing Project (Cal-4917N, San Diego), 1944-1945
box
152** Voltaire Navy Housing Project (Cal-4995N, San Diego), 1945
Projects for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, 1939-1941, 2009
flatfile
667**-668** Pueblo del Rio Housing Project (Cal 4-3, Los Angeles [South Central-Alameda]), 1939
Southeast Housing Project Section 1 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Gordon Kaufman, Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket.
flatfile
671** Housing Project (Los Angeles [Watts]), 1939?
Southeast Housing Project Section 2 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Gordon Kaufman, Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket.
Hacienda Village / Watts Housing Project (Cal 4-10, Los Angeles [Watts]), 1940-1941, 2009
For the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA); group project with Paul R. Williams, Richard Neutra, Adrian Wilson, Walter Wurdeman and Welton Becket; includes drawings for two schemes and locations.
flatfile
669**-670** Drawings, 1940-1941
box
153** Set of prints, 1940-1941
box folder
3 34 List of drawings and print-outs of photographs compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 2009
Unidentified materials, undated
Drawings
flatfile
770A** Standard
box
220**-221** Oversize
box folder
21* 6-9 Details and small drawings
box folder
35 9 Slides
Unidentified firm
flatfile
765** Ladd House, alteration
flatfile
766** Muni House, alterations and addition
flatfile
769** Beachy House
flatfile
770** Aronson House
Unidentified projects
flatfile
767** Lyman House
Photocopies of early plans for house at 355 S. Windsor, by Allison and Allison.
767** Drawings
box folder
3 36 List of drawings compiled by Welton McDonald Becket, 1997
flatfile
768** Plimpton House
Blueprints for house at 1311 Belfast Drive.
flatfile
771** First Trust Building (Pasadena)
Prints of Bennett & Haskell drawings.


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