Finding Aid for the Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records, ca. 1920-1949

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1920-1949
Collection number: 1512
Creator: Herbert M. Baruch Corporation
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)1 oversize box
Abstract: Collection consists of photographs relating to buildings and properties constructed by Herbert M. Baruch Corporation of Los Angeles during the 1920s and 1940s.
Language: English
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rosemary B. Baruch, care of Mr. Robert Triest, 1956.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Herbert M. Baruch Corporation Records (Collection 1512). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

History

The Herbert M. Baruch Corporation was a Los Angeles-area general construction contracting firm, active from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 8 x 10 inch photographs and promotional materials documenting buildings and properties constructed by the Herbert M. Baruch Corporation of Los Angeles. Photographs showing completed buildings and in various stages of construction include the Hollywood Bowl, Philharmonic Auditorium, Mayfair Hotel, Mira Hershey Hall at UCLA, and many local high schools and junior high schools.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Project files, ca. 1920-1949 (boxes 1-5).
  2. Promotional materials, 1924-1939 (box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Herbert M. Baruch Corporation--Archives.
Construction industry--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Los Angeles (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.


Container List

 

Series I: Project files, ca. 1920-1949.

Physical Description: 4.5 boxes (2.25 linear ft.)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of construction projects in progress. Arranged alphabetically by project title.
Box 1, Folder 1

Albertson Motor Co. Garage. 1926-1927.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

American Laundry Co. Building. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

1705 Hooper St. (at 17th St.) Los Angeles, CA. Architect: A. G. Bailey.
Box 1, Folder 3

Army Navy Store Building. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

530 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA. Architects: Curlett & Beelman.
Box 1, Folder 4

Bankers Building. 1930.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

629 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA. Includes a brochure of the building showing illustrations and typical floorplates.
Box 1, Folder 5

Baruch Manufacturing Company. no date.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

801 E. 51st St. Consulting engineer: Zana Witkin.
Box 1, Folder 6

Belvedere Gardens Market. 1937?.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Architect: Morgan, Walls & Clements.
Box 1, Folder 7

Beverly Hills City Hall. 1932.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

455 N. Rexford Dr. Beverly Hills, CA. Architect: William J. Gage. Includes interior photographs.
Box 1, Folder 8

Beverly Vista School. 1927.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

200 South Elm Dr. Beverly Hills, CA. Engineer: Holmes & Narver, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 9

B'nai Brith Temple. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 30 items.

Scope and Content Note

Wilshire Blvd. and Hobart, Los Angeles, CA. photographs. Architect: Edelman & Barnett, Architects, A. C. Zimmerman, Associate Architect. Includes interior photographs.
Box 1, Folder 10

Brandes Residence. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

6838 Arbol Dr. Hollywood, CA.
Box 1, Folder 11

Luther Burbank Junior High School. 1947.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

3700 W. Jeffries Ave. Burbank, CA. Architect: March, Smith & Powell. Engineer: Hillman & Nowell. See box 6 for 2 oversize photographs of this project.
Box 1, Folder 12

California Compressed Gas Co. factory. no date.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

2317 E. 52 St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Austin Co.
Box 1, Folder 13

Capital Co. Building. 1931.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Hollywood Blvd. and Wilcox Ave. Hollywood, CA.
Box 1, Folder 14

Cedars of Lebanon (Jewish) Hospital. 1929-1930.

Physical Description: 37 items.

Scope and Content Note

4831 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Claud Beelman.
Box 1, Folder 15

Challenge Creamery Building. 1926.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

Chapman Park Market. 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 17

Chapman Store & Studio Building. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Sixth St. and Alexandria Ave. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 1, Folder 18

City Market of Los Angeles--Sun Produce Co. 1928.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 19

Coogan Garage. no date.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 1, Folder 20

D. N. & E. Walter warehouse & office building. 1924-1925, 1929.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

8th St. and Wall St. Los Angeles, CA. Engineer: Russell & Ellison Construction. Addition 1929.
Box 1, Folder 21

De Luxe Laundry. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

140 W. Slauson, Los Angeles, CA. Architect: W. C. Pennell.
Box 1, Folder 22

Drayer Hanson building. 1925.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

730 E. Pico St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 1, Folder 23

Dwyer Equipment Co. garage and office building. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

3613 S. Main St. Los Angles, CA. Architect: H. Whiting.
Box 1, Folder 24

Edison Building (Temple Estate Co.). 1926-1927.

Physical Description: 4 items.

Scope and Content Note

Alhambra, CA. Architect: Walker & Eisen.
Box 1, Folder 25

El Segundo High School. 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 29 items.

Scope and Content Note

Architect: Rea & Garstang.
Box 2, Folder 1

Famous Players Lasky Corp. (Columbia Pictures) administration building. 1930.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Famous Players Lasky Corp. (Columbia Pictures) camera vault building. 1926.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Famous Players Lasky Corp. (Columbia Pictures) property building. 1926.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 2, Folder 4

First National Studios Stages. 1927.

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

Burbank, CA. Construction photos only.
Box 2, Folder 5

Ford Motor Co. Los Angeles branch. 1936.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 6

Fox Wilshire Theatre. 1930.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

8440 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA. Architect: S. Charles Lee.
Box 2, Folder 7

Garfield Building (Sun Reality Co.). 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

8th St. and Hill St. Los Angeles, CA. Includes interior photographs. Architect: Claud Beelman.
Box 2, Folder 8

Garland Building. 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

12th St. and Hill St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 2, Folder 9

George Washington Hotel (Sun Reality Co.). 1926.

Physical Description: 16 items.

Scope and Content Note

Construction photos only.
Box 2, Folder 10

Gotfredson Truck Corp. garage and show room. 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

1239 E. 9th St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Morgan- Walls & Clements.
Box 2, Folder 11

Grandview Substation Building. 1930.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Grandview Ave. and San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA.
Box 2, Folder 12

Grey Apartments. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

1314 W. 38th Place. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 2, Folder 13

Haldeman Store Building. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Santa Monica Blvd. and Sweetzer Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: E. L. Mayberry.
Box 2, Folder 14

Harris Newmark Building. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 26 items.

Scope and Content Note

N. W. Corner of 9th St. and Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA. Architects: Curlett & Beelman.
Box 2, Folder 15

Mira Hershey Hall (UCLA). 1930.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Hilgard Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Douglas Mclellan.
Box 2, Folder 16

Hollenbeck Junior High School. no date.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

2510 E. 6Th St., Los Angeles, CA. Architect: A. F. Rosenheim.
Box 2, Folder 17

Hollywood Bowl. 1926.

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles, CA.
Box 2, Folder 18

Hollywood Plaza Hotel. 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 25 items.

Scope and Content Note

635 N. Vine St. (near Hollywood Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Walker & Eisen.
Box 2, Folder 19

Hollywood Serrano Building. 1925.

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

S. E. Corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Serrano St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 2, Folder 20

Hollywood Vine Corporation Store Building. 1942.

Physical Description: 27 items.

Scope and Content Note

Small photographs: 6" x 3.5" and 4" x 2.5".
Box 2, Folder 21

Hollywood Western Building. 1928.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Hollywood Blvd. and Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: S. Charles Lee.
Box 2, Folder 22

Jesberg Clinic Building. 1927.

Physical Description: 6 items.

Scope and Content Note

506 S. Lucas St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 1

Jewish Alliance Club House. 1927.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3, Folder 2

Jewish Orphans Home. 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

Vista del Mar, The Palms.
Box 3, Folder 3

Kalb Apartments. 1929.

Physical Description: 8 items.

Scope and Content Note

458 S. Catalina St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 4

Lafayette Junior High School. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Owner and architect: Board of Education.
Box 3, Folder 5

Liquid Carbonic Corp. 1930.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

2600 Pitt St, Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 6

Levi Warehouse & Garage. 1926.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 3, Folder 7

Lichtenberger Garage. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

S. W. Corner of 10th & Santee, Los Angeles, CA. Architect: A. C. Martin.
Box 3, Folder 8

Long Beach Professional Building. 1929.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Long Beach, CA.
Box 3, Folder 9

Martin Office and Loft Building. no date.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

814 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 10

Masonic Club Building. 1925.

Physical Description: 21 items.

Scope and Content Note

631 S. Grand St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 11

The May Company Garage. 1927.

Physical Description: 18 items.

Scope and Content Note

9th St. and Hill St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 12

The Mayfair Hotel (Sun Reality Co.). 1926-1927.

Physical Description: 15 items.

Scope and Content Note

1256 West Seventh St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Curlett & Beelman.
Box 3, Folder 13

Melody Lane of Wilshire Stores. no date.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Includes photograph of the interior. Architect: Wayne McAllister (?).
Box 3, Folder 14

Metcalf & Ryan Building. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

112 W. 7th St. and Harlem Pl. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 15

Mortensen Store and Office Building. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

1558 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Walker & Eisen.
Box 3, Folder 16

Nucio Store and Loft Building. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8th St. and Stanford Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Noerenberg & Johnson.
Box 3, Folder 17

Paye Garage. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

1716 S. Hill St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 18

Pellissier Apartments. 1928.

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

Ninth St. and Serrano St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Kenneth MacDonald Jr. & Co.
Box 3, Folder 19

Pellissier Garage. 1928.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

808 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 3, Folder 20

Perfection Knitting Mills. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Fedora St and W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: R. D. King.
Box 3, Folder 21

Philharmonic Auditorium modernization. 1938.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

427 W. 5th St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Claud Beelman.
Box 3, Folder 22

Redondo Beach Comfort Station. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

Redondo Beach, CA.
Box 3, Folder 23

Republic Supply Co. office and warehouse. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

2122 E. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: A. C. Martin.
Box 3, Folder 24

Robinson Garage. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

8th St. and Whittier, Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Norton & Wallis.
Box 3, Folder 25

Roger Young Village. 1946-1947.

Physical Description: 10 items.

Scope and Content Note

See box 6 for 2 oversize photographs of this project.
Box 4, Folder 1

Security Bank Building--Hollywood & La Brea Branch. 1926- 1927.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Sycamore and Hollywood Blvd. Interior and exterior photographs.
Box 4, Folder 2

Security Bank Building--Melrose & Highland Branch. 1928.

Physical Description: 7 items.

Scope and Content Note

Citrus and Melrose Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Morgan, Walls & Clements.
Box 4, Folder 3

Security Trust & Saving Bank Building. 1925.

Physical Description: 11 items.

Scope and Content Note

10th St. & Bronson Ave. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 4, Folder 4

South California Telephone Co. Employee Club House. 1929.

Physical Description: 23 items.
Box 4, Folder 5

St. Clements Convent--Hollywood & La Brea Branch. 1927.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Venice, CA.
Box 4, Folder 6

Sun Reality Building 1. 1927.

Physical Description: 12 items.

Scope and Content Note

Wilshire Blvd. and Oxford Ave. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 4, Folder 7

Sun Reality Building 2. 1927-1928.

Physical Description: 9 items.

Scope and Content Note

6th St. and Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 4, Folder 8

Thomson Building. 1926.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Selma Ave. and Caheunga Blvd. Hollywood, CA.
Box 4, Folder 9

Thousand Gardens (Baldwin Hills). 1941.

Physical Description: 52 items.

Scope and Content Note

See box 6 for 7 oversize photographs of this project.
Box 4, Folder 10

Torrance (Soldiers) Memorial Hospital. 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

Torrance, CA.
Box 4, Folder 11

Transit Shed. 1949.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 4, Folder 12

Union Terminal Warehouse. 1924.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

48 E. Long Beach Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
Box 4, Folder 13

U.S. Post Office, Huntington Park. 1925.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4, Folder 14

Untitled projects. ca. 1920-1949.

Physical Description: ca. 100 items.

Scope and Content Note

Untitled photographs, including envelopes of smaller photos.
Box 4, Folder 15

Van Nuys City Hall (Branch Municipal Building). 1932.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

Van Nuys, CA. Includes photograph, booklet from corner-stone laying ceremony and newspaper article.
Box 4, Folder 16

Van Nuys Junior High School. 1949?.

Physical Description: 2 items.

Scope and Content Note

5435 Vesper Ave. Sherman Oaks, CA.
Box 5, Folder 1

Veterans Administration and Hospital Complex (folder 1 of 2). 1933.

Physical Description: ca. 30 items.

Scope and Content Note

Fort Miley, San Francisco. One album.
Box 5, Folder 2

Veterans Administration and Hospital Complex (folder 2 of 2). 1933.

Physical Description: ca. 30 items.

Scope and Content Note

Fort Miley, San Francisco. One album.
Box 5, Folder 3

Wagner Cafeteria. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

835 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: John C. Austin.
Box 5, Folder 4

Western Auto Wash. no date.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 5, Folder 5

Wetherby Kayser Shoe Co. 1925.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

See box 6 for 1 oversize photograph of this project.
Box 5, Folder 6

Willard Storage Battey Co. Pacific Coast Plant. 1926.

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Series II: Promotional materials, 1924-1939.

Physical Description: .5 box (.25 linear ft.)

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials for the firm, including scrapbooks and a photo album.
Box 5, Folder 7

Letters from owners and architects. 1924-1939.

Physical Description: 62 items.

Scope and Content Note

Letters expressing appreciation.
Box 5, Folder 8

Promotional booklet. no date.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated printed booklet on the achievements of the firm. See box 6 for an oversize promotional piece.
Box 5, Folder 9

Scrapbook album. 1924-1930.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook of clippings and articles about major projects. See box 6 for an additional scrapbook, and an oversize photo album.