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Finding Aid for the Ralph T. Stevens landscape plan for the Harold S. Chase estate (Santa Barbara, Calif.), 1925 0000326
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  • Title: Ralph T. Stevens landscape plan for the Harold S. Chase estate (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
    Identifier/Call Number: 0000326
    Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
    Date: 1925
    creator: Stevens, Ralph T

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    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Preferred Citation note

    Ralph T. Stevens landscape plan for the Harold S. Chase estate (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Ralph T. Stevens was born in Montecito. He earned his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Michigan State College. After completing his degree, Stevens worked in the Chicago, Illinois office of O. C. Simonds. Stevens left Simonds and returned to California where he worked for a nursery and practiced as a landscape architect before relocating to northern California to teach landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, a position he held from 1913 to 1917. Stevens established his own private practice in Santa Barbara, and by 1920 he was teaching again, this time at the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. Between 1919 and 1921, Stevens also worked as the Superintendent of the Parks Department and then as Parks Commissioner and Consultant. Over the course of his career he collaborated with well known architects, such as, George Washington Smith, Lutah Maria Riggs, Reginald D. Johnson, and Richard Neutra.

    Scope and Content note

    The Ralph T. Stevens landscape plan for the Harold S. Chase estate spans 3 linear feet and dates from 1925. The collection is composed of a single landscape plan drawn in pencil by Stevens.

    Related Archival Materials note

    George Washington Smith papers, Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    W. H. Weeks drawings of the Santa Barbara Junior High School (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.
    Henry Stevens Papers (Collection 801). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Stevens, Ralph T
    Landscape architects -- California
    Landscape architecture -- California
    Landscape architecture drawings