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Finding Aid for the Curlett & Beelman records, circa 1924-circa 1932 0000124
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Description
The Curlett & Beelman records span 9 linear feet and date from circa 1924 to circa 1932. This collection is primarily composed of specifications, but also includes two flat file folders of architectural reprographic copies of the Eastern Outfitting Company building and the Barker Brothers building.
Background
The Curlett & Beelman firm was formed by Alexander (Aleck) Curlett (1880-1942) and Claud W. Beelman (1884-1963) in 1919. They are well known for their large scale architecture and the fact that their firm planned, designed, and superintended the construction of most of their buildings. Some of their more noted projects, many of which are designated Historic Monuments and/or listed in the National Register of Historic Places, include: Barker Brothers, Elks Temple, Pershing Square Building, Insurance Exchange Building, LA Fur Mart Building, Commercial Club: Hotel Case, Harris Newark Building, Board of Trade Building, and Culver Hotel, as well as buildings in Pasadena and Long Beach. Their office was located in Beverly Hills, California. By 1932, however, the firm had dissolved.
Extent
9.0 Linear feet (2 record storage boxes, 4 boxes of rolls,1 flat file drawer)
Availability
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.