Collection contains architectural drawings by Birge M. Clark,
his brother David B. Clark, and other partners Walter Stromquist, David F. Potter and
Joseph Ehrlich, with a few drawings by his father A. B. Clark. Projects were mostly
located in Palo Alto, Stanford, and other communities on the Peninsula and included
residences, schools, businesses, and city offices. Most of the drawings are pencil on
tissue but other formats are also represented.
Birge M. Clark began his architectural practice in Palo Alto after World War I, when he
helped his father A. B. Clark with the design of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's home on
the Stanford campus. He went on to design many homes and businesses in Palo Alto,
including the Post Office, the Lucie Stern Community Center, and the Hewlett-Packard
plant. His contributions to Stanford's architecture include the Seeley G. Mudd Chemistry
Building and the John Stauffer Chemical Laboratories.
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