The Paul Sterling Hoag papers span 23 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to circa 1985. The collection consists of black-and-white
and color interior and exterior photographs of Hoag’s buildings mounted on boards with small descriptions on the versos, clippings
from Home magazine regarding Hoag’s work, a letter from Esther McCoy to Paul Hoag, architectural drawings and reprographic
copies of primarily residential buildings in the Los Angeles area designed by Hoag.
Paul Sterling Hoag was born in Spokane, Washington in 1913. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in architecture in 1934.
From 1945 to 1946, Hoag worked as a draftsman for Richard Neutra. From 1946 to 1948, he worked for architect Paul Robinson
Hunter. In 1949, Paul Sterling Hoag began his own independent architectural practice. His more notable projects include: the
Rajagopal house, the Zeigler house, and Lechner house remodel. The majority of Hoag’s work took the form of commissioned residential
buildings in the Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, West Bel-Air, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Beverly Hills, and
Hollywood areas. During his career Hoag was a prolific writer contributing on a regular basis to many journals and newspapers.
Paul Sterling Hoag died in 2003, at the age of 89 in Bellevue, Washington State.