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Ranch House records, 1921, 1945-1960s, 1975-1976, 1980s, 1999-2007, undated

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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Ranch House Records, 1921, 1945-1960s, 1975-1976, 1980s, 1999-2007, and undated
Series III. Architectural drawings, 1921, 1945-1951, 1975-1976, undated 63.8 linear feet (15 flat files)
Records consist of blueprints, blueline prints, and architectural drawings, 1921, 1945-1951, 1975-1976 and undated, from various J. Paul Getty Ranch House renovation and alteration projects. A large portion of this material relates to the renovation of the property by the architect John Byers of Santa Monica, begun in 1946, for both residential and art gallery spaces in the house, and a 1950 art gallery renovation. In some cases the purpose, or jobs, for which drawings were created is unknown.
Arrangement
These records are generally arranged by job and chronologically, and when undated, in the order found within the original accession.
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Topographic map of 27.325 acres in Canada Sentimento, Rancho Boca de Santa Monica for Claude Parker. Surveyed November 1921. Wilkie Woodward Engineer," November 1921 [2 copies.]
John Byers' renovations:
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery. Donald R. Warren Engineer, floor plans and sections," September 7, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery. Donald R. Warren Engineer, sections," September 7, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery. Donald R. Warren Engineer, hip beam framing," September 7, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect. 1st floor plan," October 10, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect. 2nd floor plan," October 10, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect. front elevation," October 10, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect. rear elevation," October 10, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect. interior sections," October 10, 1945
2004.IA.13-1 "Art Gallery for J. Paul Getty. Roosevelt Blvd. John Byers, Architect," October 10, 1945 [Sections looking to front, rear and sides.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-5 "Getty 1st Floor, John Byers, architect," April 10, 1946 [Photocopies of Ranch House Blueprints.]
1986.IA.19-5 "Getty 2nd Floor, John Byers, architect," April 10, 1946 [Photocopies of Ranch House Blueprints.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-1 "Getty Job – interior elevations. John Byers, Architect," May 22, 1946
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-4 “Cem. Frame at Bronze Door – Getty Job. John Byers, Architect,” undated
1986.IA.19-4 [Unspecified blueprint], undated ["46" on verso. Wall elevation.]
1986.IA.19-4 “Mrs. Getty’s Bedroom. John Byers Architect”, undated ["48" on verso.]
1986.IA.19-4 “Section at Stairs. John Byers, Architect,” May 22, 1946 ["42" on verso.]
1986.IA.19-4 “Footing and Slab Detail – Getty Job. John Byers, Architect,” undated ["44 on verso.]
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Getty job theatre proscenium," July 13, 1946
2004.IA.13-2 "Getty job roof plan, John Byers, Architect," July 18, 1946
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-3 “Bay plan – Mrs. Getty BR [bedroom]. John Byers, Architect,” July 23, 1946
1986.IA.19-3 “Getty Job, Schedule Exterior Opening,” August 1, 1946
General note
[Possibly John Byers.]
1986.IA.19-3 “Getty Job – Marble Stairs and Iron Handrails. John Byers, Architect,” August 14, 1946
1986.IA.19-3 [Drawing on vellum], undated
General note
[Possibly John Byers. Depicts a small cabinet.]
1986.IA.19-3 "[Untitled], John Byers," 1946
General note
[Ranch House ground floor plan.]
1986.IA.19-3 [Unlabeled], 1946 [With pencil notations, similar handwriting to John Byers drawings. Possibly a wall elevation.]
1986.IA.19-3 [Unlabeled], undated [With pencil notations (small), similar handwriting to John Byers drawings. Unidentified room floor plan.]
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-1 "Residence for Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Getty and family, Second floor plan, John Byers, Architect," August 6, 1946
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-1 "Getty Job – window elevations. John Byers, Architect," August 29, 1946
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-2 “Getty Job. John Byers, architect,” August 29, 1946
General note
[Window specifications.]
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Getty job. Cellar plan, John Byers, Architect," October 11, 1946
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-1 “Residence Shutters. Getty Job. John Byers, architect,” December 2, 1946
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Getty 1st floor. John Byers, Architect," 1946
2004.IA.13-2 "Getty 2nd floor. John Byers, Architect," 1946
2004.IA.13-2 "Alternate plan, Second fl. Bath, Getty job," undated
2004.IA.13-2 "Mr. Paul Getty, California, Plan of the Art Gallery. 2nd floor for building, cornice and alterations," undated
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-1 “Kalamein Bronze Doors – Getty”, circa 1946
General note
[Probably John Byers.]
1986.IA.19-1 “Door and Window details, Owner’s Bedroom, Getty Job. John Byers, architect,” circa 1946 [2 blueprints.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-2 “Bear Pit and Wolf Run – sheet 1 of 1. John Byers, architect. Parker, Zehnder and Associates, construction engineers,” September 3, 1946 [2 copies.]
1986.IA.19-2 “Bear Pit and Wolf Run – Plot Plan – sheet 2 of 2. Parker, Zehnder and Associates,” September 18, 1946 [2 copies.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.20-8C “Getty At Bronze Door,” undated
1986.IA.20-8C “Tablet at Art Gallery – Getty Job – Roosevelt Highway” John Byers, architect, March 26, 1947
1986.IA.20-8C [Untitled], undated
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-5 “Getty Terrace. John E. Mackel, Structural Engineer,” May 1947
Starling Watson renovations:
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Plan, Elevation and Sections Retaining Walls. Living Room Terrace for Mr. Paul Getty Residence, Starling Watson," June 3, 1947
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-5 “Dressing Room – Mrs. Getty's – 17900 Roosevelt Highway. The office of Starling Watson,” October 16, 1947 [2 prints. Profiles of molds; elevation plan and details.]
1986.IA.19-5 “Getty Estate Court and Walls. Macco Corporation, Parker Zehnder and Assoc. Engineers,” March 31, 1948
Lighting plans:
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-5 “J. Paul Getty – Detail of Proposed Cove Lighting. Wendel Western, Inc.,” April 29, 1948
1986.IA.19-5 “J. Paul Getty – Detail of Proposed Cove Lighting. Wendel Western, Inc.,” April 29, 1948 [With pencil annotations.]
1986.IA.19-5 “Details for fountain illumination. Wendell Western, Inc.,” May 1948
Art gallery renovation:
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-7 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty – Room Louis XVI – 2nd Floor,” 1950
1986.IA.19-7 “Monsieur Getty Art Gallery," circa 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-8 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty 1st Floor,” October 20, 1950
1986.IA.19-8 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty, First Floor – Return of String Board on Landing,” November 11, 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. Face Pan Coupe,” November 20, 1950
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. Detail B Retour Du Limon Sur Le Palier. / Detail A. Coupe Sur Le Limon,” November 20, 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-7 “Art Gallery J. Paul Getty, Los Angeles California, Face Grande Tapisserie,” November 21, 1950
1986.IA.19-7 “Art Gallery J. Paul Getty, Los Angeles California, Plan,” November 21, 1950
1986.IA.19-7 “Art Gallery Monsieur Getty. Tapestry View,” 1950
1986.IA.19-7 “Art Gallery Monsieur Getty. Piece Louis XVI no. 2 2nd floor,” 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-9 “Monsieur Getty Art Gallery. 1st Floor,” circa 1950 [4 torn pieces.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica, First Floor Room, Elevation Facing Stairs. Jensen Inc.,” December 12, 1950
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica, First Floor Room, Entrance Elevation. Jensen Inc.,” December 12, 1950
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica, First Floor Room, Elevation Facing Entrance. Jensen Inc.,” December 12, 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty—Elevation C,” December 13, 1950 ["43" on verso.]
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Monsieur Paul Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. Room - Louis XVI - 2nd Floor,” December 27, 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-8 “Monsieur Paul Getty, Louis XVI Room, First Floor,” December 27, 1950
1986.IA.19-8 “Monsieur Paul Getty 2nd Floor. Depart Escalier,” December 27, 1950
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica Art Gallery, 1st floor. Plans Showing the Modification of the Stripe around the flooring. Jensen Inc., New York,” February 28, 1951
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. Room. Louis XVI. 2nd Floor,” March 1, 1951
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty – Details of tapestries, stretchers. Jensen Inc.,” March 2, 1951
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 "Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica. 1st floor plan. Plan for Wendel Lighting," April 20, 1951
2004.IA.13-2 "Mr. Paul Getty, Santa Monica. 2nd floor room. Plan for Wendel Lighting," April 23, 1951
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, 3rd Floor Room, Jensen, Inc.,” April 24, 1951
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. Paul Getty, 2nd Floor Room, Jensen, Inc.,” April 25, 1951
1986.IA.19-6 “Mr. J. Paul Getty, 1st floor Room. Jensen Inc.,” April 25, 1951
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-9 “Art Gallery Mr. Paul Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. Room. Louis XVI. 2nd Floor,” 1951 [Dated in pencil.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-10 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: Ground Floor Plan,” March 5, 1975 [9 copies.]
1986.IA.19-10 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: Second Floor Plan,” March 5, 1975 [11 copies.]
1986.IA.19-10 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: Ground Floor Plan,” June 25, 1975 [4 copies.]
1986.IA.19-10 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: Second Floor Plan,” June 25, 1975 [4 copies.]
Flatfile
1986.IA.19-11 “Floor Plan of Guest House,” April 25, 1975 [2 copies.]
1986.IA.19-11 “Floor Plans of Employees’ Cottages,” April 25, 1975 [3 copies.]
1986.IA.19-11 “Suggested additions for servants’ quarters – ground floor plan,” August 15, 1975
1986.IA.19-11 “Suggested additions for servants’ quarters – second floor plan,” August 15, 1975
1986.IA.19-11 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: First Floor Plan.” March 5, 1975, revised, January 22, 1976
1986.IA.19-11 “J. Paul Getty Residence, Malibu California: Second Floor Plan.” March 5, 1975, revised, January 22, 1976
Flatfile
1986.IA.19: 12 [Column design, cross sections], undated
General note
["34" on verso.]
1986.IA.19: 12 [Column design, cross sections], undated
General note
["34" on verso.]
1986.IA.19: 12 “Paul Getty Ranch, Santa Monica,” undated [Pencil Drawing, with chalk.]
1986.IA.19: 12 [Sketch for wall design], undated ["47" on verso. In pencil.]
Flatfile
2004.IA.13-2 [Annotated 1st floor plan], undated
2004.IA.13-2 [Annotated second floor plan], undated
2004.IA.13-2 "J. Paul Getty Residence Ground floor plan," March 5, 1975 [Photocopy.]
2004.IA.13-2 [Rear (?) elevation], undated [2 copies.]


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