Inventory of the Henry Hill and John Kruse Collection

David Gugel
Environmental Design Archives
College of Environmental Design
230 Wurster Hall #1820
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
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Email: designarchives@berkeley.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Henry Hill and John Kruse Collection

Collection number: 2002-2

Environmental Design Archives

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
David Gugel
Date Completed:
July 21, 2007
Encoded by:
Laura Ward
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Hill and John Kruse collection
Dates: 1946-1989
Collection number: 2002-2
Creator: Hill, Henry, 1913-1985
Creator: Kruse, John, 1918-2000
Collection Size: 1 box, 1 tall box, 5 cartons, 1 flat file drawer, and 1 tube
Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California
Abstract: The Hill and Kruse collection primarily consists of project files and drawings of their many projects, most of which are private residences in the Bay Area.
Physical location: Environmental Design Archives University of California Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

Preferred Citation

Henry Hill and John Kruse collection, 2002-2, Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was received as unorganized records from John Kruse's family.

Biography

Born in 1913, Henry Hill studied architecture at the University of California, Berkeley graduating in 1936 and at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, where he worked under the renowned Walter Gropius. After earning his master's degree in Architecture in 1938, he returned to the Bay Area, joining the office of John Ekin Dinwiddie in San Francisco and making partner in 1939. During World War II Hill served as a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When the war ended, he rejoined Dinwiddie and a new partner, Erich Mendelsohn, a well-known German architect who had fled the Third Reich.
In 1947, however, Hill formed his own practice designing residences throughout the Bay Area as well as Carmel, Southern California, Illinois, Connecticut, and Kentucky. Hill's individual style combined International modernism with regional, vernacular influences, placing him among the second phase of Bay Area regional architecture. His commissions were not limited to private residences, however. During the 1950s, he served as a consultant to U.S. Steel, designing a prototype steel house, and he designed U.S. Embassy staff housing in Vienna for the State Department. In 1955, he won an invitation-only competition to design the hiring hall of the International Longshoreman's and Warehouseman's Union near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. He also designed the AIA award-winning chapel at the public hospital in Moline, Ill., as well as shops, and surrounding commercial and professional buildings. Additionally, he served as a lecturer in Architecture at Stanford University from 1948-1965.
In 1965, Hill took on long-time associate John Kruse, as a partner in his architecture practice. Kruse was born in Davenport, Iowa in 1918 and attended Cornell University and MIT. After serving in World War II as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, he settled in San Francisco and began working with Hill in 1948. With Hill as the designer and Kruse as the structural expert, the prolific partnership would result in more than 500 residences and commercial buildings in California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Quebec, and El Salvador. Hill and Kruse would win numerous awards for design throughout their careers, collectively and individually. Kruse was a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the Woodside Town Council. Hill would pass away in 1985 and Kruse in 2000.
Sources: "Albert Henry Hill Obituary." Henry Hill and John Kruse Collection, Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.
"Henry Hill and Worley Wong, Celebrated Bay Area Architects." Architecture, April 1985.
"Kruse, John, 'Jack' W." San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2000. SFGate Website: http://www. sfgate.com
Weinstein, Dave. "Flamboyant Modernism: Henry Hill's Stellar Taste and Love for the Arts is Reflected in the Homes he Designed." San Francisco Chronicle, June 11, 2005. SFGate Website: http://sfgate.com

Scope and Content of Collection

The Hill and Kruse Collection is comprised of two boxes, five cartons, and two flat file drawers of material primarily consisting of project files and drawings of their many projects, most of which are private residences in the Bay Area. Also included in the collection are materials that highlight Hill's early ideas and influences on his architecture, including the use of wood, the natural surrounding landscape, and Japanese architecture. In addition, there are folders of material publicizing Hill and Kruse's work. The small series of personal papers includes mostly biographical information, in the form of applications and resumes from Hill and Kruse, as well as Kruse's student drawings and Hill's small collection of quotations. The professional papers contain a collection of writings by and about Hill and his projects, lectures given by Hill, and clippings collected by Hill as references. It is here that one sees Hill's emerging influences, in such articles as Wood in Living Architecture, Architecture in the Landscape, and The Individual in Architecture. Office records contain a diverse range of materials: client lists and ledgers, internal and external correspondence, published articles and promotional materials highlighting the architects' work, Kruse's master detail drawings, and information regarding Tenex, a product used by Hill in his homes. The project files include records, photographs, and drawings from the buildings and private residences that make up Hill's and Kruse's legacy. Many of their homes are located around the Bay Area, but there are also projects from across the country. Altogether the files contain records for 253 projects. Major public buildings include the hiring hall of the International Longshoreman's and Warehouseman's Union in San Francisco and a chapel at the public hospital in Moline, IL.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series: Personal papers, Professional papers, Office records, and Project records.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Architecture -- California.
Architects -- California.
Architectural firms -- California.
Architecture--California--San Francisco Bay Area--20th century.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings.
Architectural records.
Clippings.
Audio recordings.
Photographs.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Hill, Henry.
Kruse, Jack.

Related Material

Garrett Eckbo Collection (1990-1), Environmental Design Archives.
Robert Royston / RHAA Collection (1999-12), Environmental Design Archives.

Project Index

The following is a list of landscape architectural projects from the Hill & Kruse collection. For instructions on interpreting the Project Index, see The Guide to the Project Index at http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/guide.htm .
The Project Index list is arranged alphabetically by Project/Client Name and contains information, where available, about the location, date, project type, collaborators, photographers, and formats for each project in the collection.

Project/Client Name (location, date, project type) Collaborator (role), Photographer [Format - Ms=Manuscripts, Dr=Drawings, Ph=Photographs]

  • Alexander, E. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Anderson ( Los Angeles , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Andresen, Robert G. ( Orinda , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) Photographer: Alley, L. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Appert, Kurt ( Pebble Beach , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Ausenbaum & Parker ( Lake Orinda , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Bach Festival ( unknown ; n.d. ; civic ) [Ph]
  • Baer, Morley ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Bagley ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Ballantine, Norman ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Dr, Ph]
  • Bay Hill Apartments - Bruce and Bohling Apartments ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Bellport ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Brandeis, R. [Ph]
  • Bertolli, A.T. ( San Rafael , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Billings, J.W. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Birdzell, L.E. ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Blaisdell, Thomas ( Berkeley , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, Morley [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Bolfing, Byron ( Santa Clara Co. , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Borden, Charles Beach Cabin ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Borden, D.G. ( Piedmont , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms]
  • Boucher, Harold ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Brean, Edna ( Berkeley , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Brennan, Len ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Brenneis, Andrew ( Sebastopol , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) [Ms]
  • Broomhead, R.C. ( Marin County , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Bruce, Malcolm weekend house (unbuilt) ( San Anselmo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Brune, W. Carl ( Atherton , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Burnetti, E. ( Sausalito , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Burnham, Helen ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Burr, Roger A. - Small Animal Hospital ( San Francisco , CA ; 1962 ; medical ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Cadra ( Windsor , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Cahn's Dress Shop ( Fresno , CA ; ca. 1947 ; commercial ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Cahn ( Fresno , CA ; ca. 1950 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • California State Polytechnic Institute - Women's Gymnasium ( San Luis Obispo , CA ; 1967 ; educational ) [Ms, Dr]
  • California Shingle and Shake Co. ( Belmont , CA ; 1983 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • California State University, Chico: Library conversion for Faculty Offices ( Chico , CA ; 1975 ; educational ) [Dr]
  • Capp, Charles S. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Carter, John P. ( Berkeley , CA ; ca. 1973 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Chamberlain, Francis ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Chitarin, W.S. ( Carmel , CA ; ca. 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Ph]
  • Christianson, Lawrence ( Fort Bragg , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Cole, Frazer M. ( Oakland , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Colma Fire Station ( Colma , CA ; 1950 ; civic ) [Dr]
  • Colma Fire House alterations ( Colma , CA ; 1969 ; civic ) [Dr]
  • Conlan, Robert D. ( Atherton , CA ; 1989 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Cook, Raymond ( Redwood City , CA ; 1983 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Cornett, R.C. ( Berkeley , CA ; ca. 1952 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Cosmas, John - Three Weekend Houses ( Carmel , CA ; ca. 1962 ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Cosmas, John ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Royston, Hanamoto & Hayes (landscape architects) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ms, Ph]
  • Cosmas, John Office Building ( Vancouver , BC ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Cronin, Norbert ( San Francisco , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) Stutevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • deAngulo, L.F. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • deBivort, H.G. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Del Pero, Renzo ( Marysville , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Desqutels, Marc ( Woodside , CA ; 1974 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Dettner, Arthur ( Marin County , CA ; ca. 1947 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Dettner, Arthur ( North Kona , HI ; 1962 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Dinwiddie Dress Shop ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Ph]
  • Dornsife, Hal ( Carmel , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Drakos, Byron ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Durst, Moses (formerly Lanthrop), alteration ( Berkeley , CA ; 1977 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Edminster, Harold ( Pacifica , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Eldred, R.C. ( Pacific Grove , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Fair, Henry M. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1961 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Farmwest Mach III Small House ( 1978 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Farmwest Mach III, Big House (also Jackson, Maxine res.) ( Santa Ynez Valley , CA ; 1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Faust, alteration ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Dr, Ph]
  • Fay, John ( San Francisco , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Filoli, alteration ( San Mateo Co. , CA ; 1987 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Fineberg, Richard ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • First Five Years Shop ( Berkeley , CA ; ca. 1954 ; commercial ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Fisk, Irving - Three Weekend Houses ( Carmel , CA ; 1961 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Flatland, Richmond family room ( Woodside , CA ; 1973 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Flatland, Richmond Co. ( San Mateo , CA ; 1975 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Flatland, Richmond bath ( Woodside , CA ; 1981 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Flatland, Richmond ( Woodside , CA ; 1982 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Floyd, John M. ( Lafayette , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Fortunato, Charles ( Vacaville , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Foster, William ( Orinda , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ms, Ph]
  • French, G. Edward ( San Rafael , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • French, James R. Beach House ( Pajaro Dunes (Watsonville) , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Funge, Robert ( Woodside , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Garwood, Mabel C. ( Lafayette , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Gibbs, Finley J. ( Atherton , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Gideon, David ( Oakland , CA ; ca. 1952 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Ph]
  • Goldman, C. ( unknown ; 1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Golub ( unknown ; n.d. ) [Ms]
  • Goodman, Jack ( Redwood City , CA ; 1977 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Goodson, James ( Sonoma , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Graves, Thomas ( Atherton , CA ; 1985 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Guirola, Rudolfo ( San Salvador , El Salvador ; 1954-1956 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hall, Tudor G. ( Sapphire , NC ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Halloran, R.F. ( Atherton , CA ; 1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hanamoto, Asa ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hannahs, Fred C. ( Marin County , CA ; 1955-1956 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Harmon, Helen E. ( Modesto , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Harris, F. ( El Cerrito , CA ; c.a. 1947 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Harris, William ( Mill Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Haseltine ( Carpintera , CA ; ca. 1961 ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Hass, Peter S. ( Oakland , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Hass, Peter S. ( Piedmont , CA ; 1973 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hawks, Peter ( Woodside , CA ; 1976 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Herbert Hoover Boys Club ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1983 ) [Dr]
  • Herspring, Sydney ( Kentfield , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Hilarides, Lee ( Redwood City , CA ; 1984 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hildreth, R.J. ( Lafayette , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Hill, C.W. ( Louisville , KY ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hill, Henry ( Berkeley , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Hill, Henry, Weekend house ( Carmel , CA ; ca. 1951 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Hill, Henry ( Carmel , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) Alley, L. [Dr, Ph]
  • Hirshfield (also "Peanut") ( Contra Costa Co. , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Homeplace #2 - Lot 12 ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Homeplace #2 - Lot 18, 21, 23 ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d., 1985 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Homeplace #2 - Lot 46 - Yujuico, M. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Homeplace #2 - Whitecliff Homes Lot 54 (Silverio residence) ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1978-1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Homeplace Court - Lot 53 ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1981 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Homeplace Unit 2 - Lots 51 and 52 ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hoppe, Carl ( Belvedere Island , CA ; 1967 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hoppe, Carl ( Belvedere , CA ; 1979 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Howe, H.M. ( Belmont , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Howe, H.M. ( Bandon , OR ; n.d.. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Hudson, Tom and Allen - Twin Houses ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Hunt, R.T.N. ( Orinda , CA ; 1968 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jackson ( Palo Alto , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jackson, Maxine (also Farmwest Mach III, Big House) ( Garapatta Creek , CA ; 1977 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jackson, William ( Woodside , CA ; 1976 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Jacobs, J.J. ( Carmel , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jago, John B. Bookcase ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ) [Dr]
  • Janson, Richard C. ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jenkel, T.A. Apartment ( San Francisco , CA ; 1984 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Jones, Paul S. ( Atherton , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Jones, Paul S. ( Atherton , CA ; 1978 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Kaplan ( San Francisco , CA ; ca. 1946 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Kappeler, F.H. (also LeClaire, H.) ( Atherton , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Kaufmann, Walter ( San Francisco , CA ; 1975 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Keen, William A. ( Knoxville , TN ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Kerrigan, Peter ( Knowton , Quebec ; 1960 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Knoles ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Schultz, M. [Ph]
  • (Knudson, Duncan) ( Happy Valley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Krause ( Berkeley , CA ; ca. 1947 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Kruse, John W. ( Woodside Heights , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Kruse, W.N. ( unknown ; 1971 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Landisman, Joseph ( Berkeley , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr, Ph]
  • Landisman, Joseph ( San Francisco , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Dr]
  • Landisman, Joseph Cabin ( Lake Tahoe , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) Photographer: Brady, H. [Dr, Ph]
  • Lathrop, F. Pierce ( Berkeley , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • LeClaire, H. (previously Kappeler, F.H.) ( Atherton , CA ; 1980-1981 ; residential ) Contributor: Mayes & Petersen (Landscape architect) [Dr]
  • Lee, Etta ( El Cerrito , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Lehmann, Gary ( San Francisco , CA ; 1964 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Lehman, J.K. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Leib, Frank car shelter ( Belvedere , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Little Mission Church of God ( San Francisco , CA ; 1981 ; religious ) [Dr]
  • Loeb, Robert M. ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Longshoreman's Memorial Building ( San Francisco , CA ; 1955-1959 ) Contributor: Royston, Hanamoto & Mayes (landscape architect) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Lots 23 and 25 Camino Real ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Luchetti Custom Freezer Foods ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Luchetti, Lawrence ( San Rafael , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Lund, Jack ( San Francisco , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) Photographer: Bauer, K. [Ms, Ph]
  • Malcolm, David H. (previously Skinner residence) ( Orinda , CA ; 1979 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Magner, Toby ( Kent Woodlands , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Mahon, Rennie ( Yuba City , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Mallen, T. Kevin carport ( Palo Alto , CA ; 1973 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Mannon, James B. ( Ukiah , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Markarian, Leslie ( Fresno , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Market Hardware Company ( San Rafael , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • McKinnon, Victor ( San Rafael , CA ; 1966 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Meikle, S.R. ( Piedmont , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Menlo Country Club ( Woodside , CA ; 1980-1992 ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Miscellaneous projects ( unknown ; n.d. ) [Dr]
  • Molin Chapel ( Molin , IL ; ca. 1963 ; religious/medical ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Morris, Robert ( Greenbrae , CA ; 1965 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Mueller, Eugene ( Highlands , NC ; 1982 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Mueller, Heidy pool ( Seminole , FL ; 1977 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Nadaner, Hugo ( San Francisco , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Nieman, Howard ( Carmel , CA ; 1969 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Nino, Edward ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Oliver, J.P. ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Olson, G.W. ( Woodside , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Ms, Dr]
  • Orth, G.L. ( Berkeley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Page, Benjamin, alterations ( San Mateo , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Paring, R.A. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Parkwood Homes ( Fields Landing , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • "Peanut" (also Hirshfield residence) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1947 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Penninsula Lumber and Construction ( Ladera , CA ; 1954 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Pierson, J.L. ( Richmond , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
  • Priester Realty Company ( Davenport , IA ; n.d. ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Pritchett, Gordon ( Belvedere , CA ; 1957 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Puffer, E. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Purnell, Charles ( Woodside , CA ; 1977 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Reisner-Johnson Apartments ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Rimbach, Fred ( Mendocino , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Rimbach, F.E. ( Mendocino , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Rizzo, Mona and Nick ( Oakland , CA ; ca. 1967 ; residential ) [Ms, Ph]
  • Rizzolo, Vincent ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Rocca, Curtis ( Berkeley , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Rogers, William ( Greenwich , CT ; 1950 ; residential ) Photographer: Freedman, L. [Dr, Ph]
  • Rogers, William ( Greenwich , CT ; 1958 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Roos ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Rucker, DeWitt ( Carmel , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Sanchez, R.C. Court Apartments ( Davis , CA ; 1963 ; residential-multi ) [Dr]
  • Sappington, Emmett & Edith ( Sausalito , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Scatena, William ( Orinda , CA ; 1954 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • Schnelker, Robert ( Grizzly Flat , CA ; 1970 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Schorer, Mark ( Berkeley , CA ; 1955 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Schorer, Page ( Berkeley , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Schuyler, J.D. ( Mill Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Schwartz, Mervin ( Fremont , CA ; 1960 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Schwarzer, William ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Sharee ( San Rafael , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Skinner, John (also Malcolm residence) ( Orinda , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Dean & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Dr, Ph]
  • Slusser, Kenneth C. ( Half Moon Bay , CA ; 1981 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Smith, Ferdinand ( San Francisco , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr, Ph]
  • Smith, Harold W. ( Menlo Park , CA ; 1946-1948 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Ph]
  • Sorensen, J. William ( San Francisco , CA ; 1953 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Sours, Miriam Caretakers cottage ( Carmel , CA ; 1992 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Spottswood, M.D. ( Mill Valley , CA ; 1952 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Stathes, Edward ( San Francisco , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Steven, Hugh ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Stockton Silver Lake Camp ( unknown ; n.d. ) [Dr]
  • Tanner, Lorne Dental Building ( San Anselmo , CA ; 1953 ; commercial ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Taylor, W. ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Teel, James and Carrie ( Berkeley , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Ms]
  • Thomson, David, alterations ( Woodside , CA ; 1985 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Thompson, Joseph ( San Francisco , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Three Weekend Houses (see Fisk, Irving) ( Carmel , CA ; ca. 1962 ; residential ) [Dr, Ph]
  • Todd, Shirley ( Berkeley , CA ; 1958 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Dean & Williams (landscape architects) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ms, Ph]
  • Tomlinson, N., alterations ( Mission Viejo , CA ; 1980 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Towers, Edward F. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1962 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Treat, George N. ( Atherton , CA ; 1972 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Umphrey, Gail ( Redwood City , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Unidentified Projects ( unknown ; n.d. ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Unidentified Projects ( unknown ; n.d. ) [Dr]
  • Unidentified Projects ( South Boston? ; n.d. ; recreational ) [Ph]
  • Van Beveren, O.F. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1970 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Vienna Staff Housing Project ( Vienna , Austria ; 1959 ; governmental ) Photographer: USIS Photo [Ph]
  • von der Lieth, Walter ( Ross , CA ; 1951 ; residential ) Contributor: Eckbo, Royston & Williams (landscape architects) [Dr]
  • von Hacht, Karl Erskine ( Berkeley , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Dr, Ph]
  • von Hacht, Karl Erskine ( Berkeley , CA ; 1963 ; residential ) [Ms]
  • Vrettos, L.P. ( Oakland , CA ; ca. 1955 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Walkup, Bruce office penthouse ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; commercial ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Dr, Ph]
  • Ward, J.T. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Warehouse Union Building ( San Jose , CA ; 1960 ; commercial ) [Dr]
  • Watson, E.N. ( Walnut Creek , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • White, W.G. ( Woodside , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Wildberger ( unknown , ; n.d. ; residential ) [Ph]
  • Williams, R.B. ( Contra Costa Co. , CA ; 1948 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Wilsey, Jack ( San Rafael , CA ; 1950 ; residential ) Photographer: Baer, M. [Dr, Ph]
  • Wilsey, Jack, additions ( San Rafael , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Windle, John ( Berkeley , CA ; 1949 ; residential ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Winn, Paul ( Alamo , CA ; 1959 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Wright, Doris ( Berkeley , CA ; ca. 1957 ; residential ) Photographer: Sturtevant, R. [Ph]
  • Wright, Norman S. Warehouse and office ( San Francisco , CA ; 1951 ; commercial ) [Ms, Dr]
  • Wylie, Edwin ( San Francisco , CA ; 1956 ; residential ) [Dr]
  • Zane, Peter ( unknown ; 1976 ; residential ) [Dr]

Series Descriptions

Box 1, tube

I.  Personal Papers 1961-1985

Series Scope and Content Summary

Biographical information on Hill and Kruse comes in three forms: two applications that provide both personal and resume-like information on the two architects, and an obituary for Hill written by Kruse. Student work is drawings done by Kruse during his time at the naval architecture program at MIT. Writings consist of some quotations collected by Hill.
 

A.  Biographical Information

 

B. Student Work

 

C. Writings

Box 1

II.  Professional Papers 1952-1962

 

A.  Writings

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains papers highlighting Hill's professional career: a list of publications for Hill and his work from 1939-1963, articles written by Hill on architectural topics, clippings about Hill and his professional activities, and a few clippings on specific projects. It also includes a few photographs that appear to be professionally-related.
 

B.  Presentations

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Includes drafts and final copies of lectures that Hill gave to professional groups on architectural topics.
 

C.  Reference Files

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains clippings that Hill collected on architectural ideas, such as sculpture and the Japanese influences on Western architecture. It also contains an extensive file on Coventry Cathedral, on which Hill gave a presentation in 1962.
Box 1

III. Office Records 1952-1985

 

A.  Administrative

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of a client list, produced in 1976, for houses designed by Hill c.a. 1946-1959.
 

B.  Correspondence

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Correspondence collects communications between Hill & Kruse clients and between the architects themselves. Some of the correspondence is personal or professional in nature, but is generally project-related.
 

C. Financial Records

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Comprised of a ledger produced for projects during 1976-1977.
 

D. Portraits

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

A few photographs of Hill, used as publicity.
 

E. Public Relations

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains promotion and publicity materials on Kruse's award-winning San Rafael home.
 

F. Photographs

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of two unidentified bound portfolios of finished Hill and/or Kruse projects, as well as a folder of random collected unidentified photographs.
 

G. Clippings

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains articles written about Hill & Kruse projects. Hill's only representative is a collection publicizing his design of the Gunnison prefab Homes; Kruse's articles highlight multiple projects: the Capp home, a project in Davenport, IA, and his San Rafael home. Also includes tearsheets from various projects such as Hill's early work with Dinwiddie.
 

H. Details

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Consists of an extensive collection of master drawings of building and furniture details that John Kruse collected.
 

I.  Product Literature

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Contains publicity materials for a Pack River product called Tenex that Hill apparently used in his projects. Tenex was waferwood textured paneling used for cabinets, sliding doors, storage walls, furniture, and counter fronts.
Boxes 2-6

V. Project Records 1971-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains 253 project records from throughout Hill's and Kruse's careers. Most records contain drawings of projects, and many contain project files as well, including cost accountings, correspondence, construction notes, and specifications. A few project records also contain photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by project.
 

A.  Files

 

B.  Photographs

 

C.   Drawings

Container List

 

I. Personal Papers

 

A. Biographical Information

Box 1, Folder 1

Architectural Qualifications Questionnaire, Hill & Kruse 1961

Box 1, Folder 1

Who's Who in the West application, J. Kruse 1987

Box 1, Folder 1

Obituary, H. Hill, draft 1985

Box T, Folder 1

Drawings, J. Kruse, Naval architecture, MIT 1942

 

B. Writings

Box 1, Folder 2

Writings n.d.

 

II. Professional Papers

 

A. Writings

Box 1, Folder 1

Publicity Record 1963

Box 1, Folder 1

Publications, Clippings, Photographs 1952-1961

 

B. Presentations

Box 1, Folder 2

Presentations 1958-1959

 

C. Reference Files

Box 1, Folder 3

Clippings 1955-1961

Box 1, Folder 4

New Coventry Cathedral 1962

 

III. Office Records

 

A. Administrative

Box 1, Folder 1

Client list 1976

 

B. Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 2

Clients 1957-1985

Box 1, Folder 3

Hill and Kruse c.a. 1974-1982

 

C. Financial Records

Box 1, Folder 4

Financial Records 1976-1977

 

D. Portraits

Box 1, Folder 5

Portraits n.d.

 

E. Public Relations

Box 1, Folder 6

Public Relations n.d.

 

F. Photographs

Box 1, Folders 7-9

Photographs n.d.

 

G. Clippings

Box 1, Folder 10

Hill project, Gunnison Homes 1952

Box 1, Folder 11

Kruse projects 1954-1985

Box 1, Folder 12

Tearsheets, Hill & Kruse, selected projects n.d.

 

H. Details, John Kruse

Box 1, Folder 13

Building n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

Furniture n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

Pack River Sales, Tenex c.a. 1957

 

I. Project Portfolios

 

**See Project Index 1946-1967

 

IV. Project Records

 

A. Files

 

**See Project Index

 

B. Photographs

 

**See Project Index

 

C. Drawings

 

**See Project Index