The Roy W. Cheesman elevation drawings for the proposed remodeling of the First Baptist Church, Santa Barbara, California
consist of one presentation board on which are two elevation drawings of the proposed renovation Victoria Street and Chapala
Street elevation perspectives.
Roy Walling Cheesman was born August 20, 1892 in Rochester, N.Y. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell
University in 1917. He went on to receive a master’s degree in architecture from Cornell University, which he completed in
1919. From 1921 to 1926, Cheesman worked as a designer for the firm of Schenck and Williams in Dayton, Ohio. In 1926, Cheesman
established his own firm, which he operated until 1937, when he went into partnership with architect Lockard. The firm Lockard
and Cheesman dissolved in 1942, and Cheesman reestablished his independent practice. Roy W. Cheesman died in 1957.