Guide to the Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection, 1915-1916

Guide prepared by Leilani Marshall
Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0147
Email: research@sourisseauacademy.org
URL: http://www.sourisseauacademy.org
2006
Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection, 1915-1916

ECS01.01

Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History

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  • Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History
  • San Jose State University
  • One Washington Square
  • San Jose, CA 95192-0147
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection,
dates: 1915-1916
Collection Number: ECS01.01
Creator: Waterhouse, Clark B.
Extent: 305 photographs Selected online items available
Repository: Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History, San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192
Abstract: The Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection is comprised of 305 black and white photographs that were originally organized in a scrapbook. It is assumed that Waterhouse was the photographer of the collection, as the bulk of the photos are from a six-week trip he took with classmates and professors from the University of California (Berkeley) during the summer of 1916.
Language of Material: All material is in English.
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Sourisseau Academy. Neither the original photographs nor the digital images held by the Sourisseau Academy may be reproduced, published, or used on the Internet without the expressed, written permission of the Executive Secretary. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sourisseau Academy as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher. The credit line, "Courtesy of the Edith C. Smith Trust Collection, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History" must accompany any such use.

Preferred Citation

[Title of photograph], Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection, Edith C. Smith Photograph Collection, Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History

Acquisition Information

The Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection was acquired by the Sourisseau Academy in 2004.

Biographical Note

Clark Booth Waterhouse was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 8, 1893, the son of George B. and Leof Mills Waterhouse. His family moved from Illinois to Nevada before continuing on to California, where they settled in the small town of Saratoga in January, 1896.
Waterhouse attended the Saratoga grammar school and Campbell High School, from which he graduated in 1912. After graduation, he enrolled in the University of California (Berkeley), where he studied landscape engineering. During his course work, Waterhouse spent six weeks traveling through California with five other students and two of their professors, Drs. John W. Gregg and Ralph Tallant Stephens. Their travel was devoted to studying landscapes, gardens, and many famous private estates in California, such as the Huntington Estate in Pasadena; the Peabody Estate in Montecito; the Crocker Estate in Burlingame; the Gillespie Estate in Santa Barbara; and the Silent Estate in San Gabriel Valley.
Waterhouse spent the winter of 1915-1916 working in Santa Barbara, and also worked for several summers in forestry work at Lake Tahoe. He enlisted in the army as a corporal in October 1917 and was stationed in Washington, D.C., with the 3rd Battalion of the 20th Engineers (Forestry) Regiment. He was sent to Camp American University, a training station on the campus of American University, where the US Army, with the US Forest Service, trained foresters and lumbermen for their upcoming service in the forestlands of France. While in D.C., Waterhouse contracted pneumonia and died in December of that same year. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Clark B. Waterhouse Photograph Collection is comprised of 305 black and white photographs that were originally organized in a scrapbook. It is assumed that Waterhouse was the photographer of the collection, as the bulk of the photos are from a six-week trip he took with classmates and professors from the University of California (Berkeley) during the summer of 1916.
The collection primarily details the landscape designs of many famous California estates during the late 1910s, such as the Huntington Estate in Pasadena; the Peabody Estate in Montecito; the Crocker Estate in Burlingame; the Gillespie Estate in Santa Barbara; and the Silent Estate in San Gabriel Valley. Some of Waterhouse's comments, such as "Poor arrangement of sidewalk and lawn;" "Example of spotted planting;" and "Planting to obtain axis and hide county road" reminds the researcher that the photo was taken by a student of landscape engineering who was interested in the preservation of forests and keeping the outdoors beautiful.
The subjects of the photographs include early Japanese gardens, estate gardens, garden statuary, courtyards, landscapes, fountains, pools, lily ponds, garden malls, houses, mansions, roadways, early subdivided neighborhoods, and garden architecture such as pergolas and arbors. Another subject covered in the photographs is the 1915 Panama-California Exposition that was held in San Diego, in which Waterhouse primarily took photos of the buildings and grounds. Other subjects in the photographs include a beach on La Jolla, a Greek temple in San Diego, and the great oak tree that stood near the Waterhouse home in Saratoga.
The arrangement of the collection was established by Waterhouse, when he placed all the photos in a scrapbook. The photos were carefully removed and numbered, but no other arrangement was imposed on the collection. Their arrangement in the finding aid reflects Waterhouse's organization in the scrapbook, which seems to be in broad categories such as Japanese gardens, pools, interior courtyards, malls, etc.

Indexing Terms

The following terms may be used to index this collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cravens, John S., Estate of
Crocker, William H., Estate of
de Sabla, Eugene J., Estate of
Gardens, Japanese
Gillespie, J. Waldron, Estate of
Gould, Edwin, Estate of
Grant, Joseph D., Estate of
Gregg, John William (1880-1969)
Huntington Estate
Knapp, George O., Estate of
Landscape architecture
Letts, Arthur, Estate of
Newhall, George A., Estate of
Panama-California Exposition (1915: San Diego)
Peabody, Frederick Forrest, Estate of
Stephens, Ralph Tallant
Silent, Charles K., Estate of
Spinks, William A., Estate of
University of California, Berkeley
Wattles, Gurdon W., Estate of
Whitman, Jennie Crocker, Estate of


Collection Contents

 

ecs001 Huntington Japanese Garden, Pasadena

 

ecs002 Huntington Japanese Garden, Pasadena

 

ecs003 Well in the George T. Marsh Japanese Garden, Coronado

 

ecs004 George T. Marsh Japanese Garden, Coronado

 

ecs005 Japanese Garden, Point Loma, California

 

ecs006 Japanese Garden, Golden Gate Park

 

ecs007 Japanese Garden Entrance, Golden Gate

 

ecs008 Eugene J. de Sabla Tea Garden, San Mateo

 

ecs009 Japanese Garden, Golden Gate Park

 

ecs010 Wattles Japanese Garden, Hollywood

 

ecs011 Wattles Japanese Garden, Hollywood

 

ecs012 Wattles Japanese Garden, Hollywood

 

ecs013 River Japanese Garden, Monrovia

 

ecs014 River Japanese Garden, Monrovia

 

ecs015 River Japanese Garden, Monrovia

 

ecs016 Huntington Japanese Garden, Pasadena

 

ecs017 River Japanese Garden, Monrovia

 

ecs018 Huntington Japanese Garden, Pasadena

 

ecs019 Open air pool and bath house, George O. Knapp Estate, Montecito

 

ecs020 Bathhouse, pool, and stepping stones at George O. Knapp Estate

 

ecs021 Interior bathhouse & inner pool at George O. Knapp Estate

 

ecs022 Pool & axis development from bathhouse, George O. Knapp Estate

 

ecs023 Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate, Montecito

 

ecs024 Newly developed estate

 

ecs025 Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate, Montecito

 

ecs026 Near Gillespie, Montecito

 

ecs027 Pool at the Eugene J. de Sabla Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs028 Pool at the J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Montecito

 

ecs029 Pool at the William H. Crocker Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs030 Indoor pool at the John S. Cravens Estate, Pasadena

 

ecs031 Lake Merrit, Oakland

 

ecs032 Stow Lake, Golden Gate

 

ecs033 Lake Merritt, Oakland

 

ecs034 Stow Lake, Golden Gate

 

ecs035 Huntington Estate, Pasadena

 

ecs036 Sturtevant Water lilies, Hollywood

 

ecs037 Huntington Estate, Pasadena

 

ecs038 Ward, Santa Barbara (good wood work)

 

ecs039 Ward (good rock work & grading)

 

ecs040 Brook on William A. Spinks, Jr. Estate, Monrovia

 

ecs041 George O. Knapp Estate, near grotto

 

ecs042 Edwin Gould Estate, Montecito

 

ecs043 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs044 Conservatory, Golden Gate Park

 

ecs045 Street intersection, Vista, Golden Gate Park

 

ecs046 Vista, Open lawn & good foreground planting, Golden Gate

 

ecs047 Baseball Field, Golden Gate Park (room for five or six diamonds)

 

ecs048 Shadows on Lawn, Jennie Crocker Whitman Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs049 Dr. Doremus' Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs050 Vista, Jennie Crocker Whitman Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs051 View from Huntington Hotel, Pasadena

 

ecs052 Cactus Garden on Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs053 Busch Gardens

 

ecs054 Huntington

 

ecs055 William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs056 Charles K. Silent Estate, Glendora

 

ecs057 William A. Spinks, Jr. Estate, Monrovia

 

ecs058 William H. Crocker Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs059 View from Faculty Club, U.C. (showing arrangement of plants and path joining Hearst Bridge to club)

 

ecs060 Rear Court of Faculty Club, May 1916 (showing young planting)

 

ecs061 View toward Faculty Club, UC, from Hearst Bridge (planting & walk join two objects)

 

ecs062 Looking out from building

 

ecs063 U.C. Library, West End

 

ecs064 Faculty Glade, showing method of grading lawn to hide crosspath

 

ecs065 Sunken drive, Hotel Arlington, Santa Barbara

 

ecs066 View from Hollywood

 

ecs067 View from Joseph D. Grant's Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs068 Mountain drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles

 

ecs069 Eugene J. de Sabla Estate, San Mateo

 

ecs070 William A. Spinks, Jr. Estate

 

ecs071 Charles K. Silent Estate, Glendora

 

ecs072 Mountain Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

ecs073 Inside Court, J. Waldron Gillespie Estate

 

ecs074 Interior Court, Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate

 

ecs075 Inside Court, J. Waldron Gillespie Estate

 

ecs076 Interior Court, Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate

 

ecs077 Interior Court, Black, Montecito

 

ecs078 Brought from Lincolnshire, England; weight 42 Tons; Huntington, Pasadena

 

ecs079 St. Francis Wood, Street Intersection

 

ecs080 Cole Residence, Santa Barbara, rear court

 

ecs081 William H. Crocker Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs082 Feature at end of walk, J. Waldron Gillespie, Montecito

 

ecs083 George A. Newhall Estate Gardens, Burlingame

 

ecs084 Entrance and feature at Norton Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs085 Entrance and feature at Norton Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs086 Joseph D. Grant Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs087 Campanile, University of California

 

ecs088 Well fount, Vaughn, Santa Barbara

 

ecs089 Well fount, George A. Pope Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs090 Pergola feature at end of bridge, Oakland, California

 

ecs091 Southern Pacific waiting station, Northbrae, Berkeley, end view, "Monterey"

 

ecs092 Stone pier at entrance to Northbrae properties, Berkeley

 

ecs093 Light standard at walk intersection, Plaza, Santa Barbara

 

ecs094 Fountain feature, Lakeside Park, Oakland, California

 

ecs095 "Temple of Love" at end of formal garden, Alexander, Los Angeles

 

ecs096 San Diego Fair Grounds

 

ecs097 William H. Crocker Estate Gardens

 

ecs098 William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs099 Rest house, Rocky Mountain Park near Lookout Mountain Drive, Colorado

 

ecs100 Garden furniture display, Pasadena

 

ecs101 Division of traffic way & parking on slope, Thousand Oaks, Berkeley

 

ecs102 Rock in Thousand Oaks subdivision, Berkeley

 

ecs103 Method of connecting two street elevations, Northbrae, Berkeley

 

ecs104 Light standard covered with vines, Ingleside Terrace subdivision

 

ecs105 St. Francis Court, Pasadena

 

ecs106 Light standard without vines; also large sundial, Ingleside Terrace

 

ecs107 Novel window box, Berkeley

 

ecs108 Stone under clothes line, Hale's, Santa Barbara

 

ecs109 Same entrance used for garage and house, Berkeley, California

 

ecs110 Tennis backstop covered with evergreen grape, Hale

 

ecs111 Oak used as breakfast room, George O. Knapp Estate, Montecito

 

ecs112 Outdoor theatre of cypress; view from stage, Bothin, Montecito

 

ecs113 Imitation stumps of cement, Los Angeles

 

ecs114 Berkeley post office grounds, May 1916; Gilkey just given landscape job

 

ecs115 Good specimen melaleuca genistifolia, Hale's, Santa Barbara

 

ecs116 Gardens on Arthur Letts Estate

 

ecs117 Alexander Estate, Los Angeles; walk should be straight

 

ecs118 George O. Knapp Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs119 Frederick Forrest Peabody Resdence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs120 Frederick Forrest Peabody Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs121 Frederick Forrest Peabody Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs122 J. Waldron Gillespie Persian Villa, Santa Barbara

 

ecs123 J. Waldron Gillespie Persian Villa, Santa Barbara

 

ecs124 J. Waldron Gillespie Persian Villa, Santa Barbara

 

ecs125 J. Waldron Gillespie Villa, Santa Barbara

 

ecs126 Potter Hotel, Santa Barbara

 

ecs127 Arlington Hotel, Santa Barbara

 

ecs128 Edwin Gould Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs129 Carman Runyon Bungalow, Santa Barbara

 

ecs130 Edwin Gould Residence (shrubs trimmed to represent lawn)

 

ecs131 Dr. Wetmore's Estate, Santa Barbara, "A modern conception of old Spanish-California architecture"

 

ecs132 Dr. Wetmore's Estate, Santa Barbara, "A modern conception of old Spanish-California architecture"

 

ecs133 Dr. Wetmore's Estate, Santa Barbara, "A modern conception of old Spanish-California architecture"

 

ecs134 Dr. Wetmore's Estate, Santa Barbara, "A modern conception of old Spanish-California architecture"

 

ecs135 Black's, Santa Barbara (planting young)

 

ecs136 El Mirasol, Santa Barbara

 

ecs137 Normal School Court, Santa Barbara

 

ecs138 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs139 Los Angeles, Good planting

 

ecs140 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs141 Jennie Crocker Whitman Residence, Burlingam

 

ecs142 Francis T. Underhill Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs143 Jennie Crocker Whitman Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs144 Hale Residence, Santa Barbara

 

ecs145 William H. Crocker Residence, Burlingame

 

ecs146 George A. Newhall Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs147 William H. Crocker Residence

 

ecs148 Joseph D. Grant Residence, Burlingame

 

ecs149 Well proportioned house and good planting, Hollywood

 

ecs150 Bad planting (spotty), Piedmont

 

ecs151 Alexander Estate, Los Angeles

 

ecs152 San Mateo, Church

 

ecs153 Good planting, Los Angeles

 

ecs154 House on Point Loma, San Diego

 

ecs155 Vines, Los Angeles

 

ecs156 Charles and Adolph Bernheimer Residence

 

ecs157 Judge Silent's Residence, San Gabriel Valley

 

ecs158 Judge Silent's Residence, San Gabriel Valley

 

ecs159 Judge Silent's Residence, San Gabriel Valley

 

ecs160 George A. Newhall Estate, Burlingame -- showing mall, Hawthorne trees at side

 

ecs161 Mall on Francis T. Underhill Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs162 Mall on Francis T. Underhill Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs163 Vista Developments: Underhill, Santa Barbara -- method of screening off county road, which runs through property

 

ecs164 Vista Developments: Joseph D. Grant Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs165 Vista Developments: Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs166 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara -- Formal development

 

ecs167 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara -- Formal development

 

ecs168 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara -- Formal development

 

ecs169 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs170 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs171 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs172 Development below swimming pool, George O. Knapp Estate

 

ecs173 J. Waldron Gillespie Estate

 

ecs174 William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs175 William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs176 Edwin Gould Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs177 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs178 George A. Pope Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs179 George A. Newhall Formal Garden

 

ecs180 Orangery, William H. Crocker Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs181 Bartlett Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs182 George O. Knapp Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs183 Bothin, Santa Barbara -- statue backed by palm

 

ecs184 Eugene J. de Sabla Residence, San Mateo

 

ecs185 Looking toward ocean from Wetmore's Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs186 Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs187 Alexander Estate, Los Angeles

 

ecs188 Rear Axis of Gardens, Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs189 Joseph D. Grant Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs190 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs191 J. Waldron Gillespie, Santa Barbara

 

ecs192 Gurdon W. Wattles Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs193 William H. Crocker, Burlingame

 

ecs194 Looking toward rose garden, George A. Newhall Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs195 European sycamores trimmed on the William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs196 Interior of green house, Eastlake Park, Los Angeles

 

ecs197 Private entrance, near Monrovia

 

ecs198 Santa Barbara

 

ecs199 Formal Garden Axis on street instead of house, Arthur Letts Estate

 

ecs200 Santa Barbara

 

ecs201 Rockridge Subdivision, Oakland

 

ecs202 Entrance, John S. Cravens Estate, Pasadena

 

ecs203 Berkeley Square, Los Angeles, A community

 

ecs204 Entrance, Ingleside, San Francisco, Terrace

 

ecs205 George A. Newhall Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs206 George A. Newhall Estate, Burlingame

 

ecs207 William H. Crocker Estate

 

ecs208 McCormick Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs209 Mission Cliff Gardens, San Diego

 

ecs210 Eugene J. de Sabla Estate, San Mateo

 

ecs211 Eugenia in front of Pillars, San Diego Exposition

 

ecs212 Mission Cliff Gardens, San Diego

 

ecs213 Arthur Letts Estate, Hollywood

 

ecs214 Clauson School, Oakland

 

ecs215 Well situated and planted, Bowman H. McCalla Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs216 Alexander Estate, Los Angeles

 

ecs217 Raymond, Santa Barbara

 

ecs218 Street Planting, St. Francis Wood, San Francisco

 

ecs219 Good curve, Santa Barbara

 

ecs220 St. Francis Wood

 

ecs221 Street Parking, Santa Barbara, Rear planting

 

ecs222 Poor street planting, Monrovia

 

ecs223 Occidental Boulevard, Los Angeles, Poor Parking, Planting

 

ecs224 Sidewalk alongside houses

 

ecs225 Birds-eye View of San Diego Fair

 

ecs226 Birds-eye View of San Diego Fair

 

ecs227 San Diego Fair

 

ecs228 San Diego Fair

 

ecs229 San Diego Fair

 

ecs230 San Diego Fair

 

ecs231 San Diego Fair

 

ecs232 San Diego Fair

 

ecs233 San Diego Fair

 

ecs234 San Diego Fair

 

ecs235 San Diego Fair

 

ecs236 San Diego Fair

 

ecs237 San Diego Fair

 

ecs238 Greek Theatre, Point Loma, California

 

ecs239 Greek Theatre, Point Loma, California

 

ecs240 Grounds of Theosophical Institute

 

ecs241 Stadium, San Diego High School

 

ecs242 Stadium, San Diego High School

 

ecs243 Lath house, Point Loma

 

ecs244 Edison electric power station, Santa Barbara, Trees will grow and hide stacks

 

ecs245 Good planting, Los Angeles

 

ecs246 Needs planting, Exposition Park, Los Angeles

 

ecs247 Peculiar treatment of cliffs near Point Loma

 

ecs248 Peculiar treatment of cliffs near Point Loma

 

ecs249 Peculiar treatment of cliffs near Point Loma

 

ecs250 Mission Santa Barbara

 

ecs251 Mission Santa Barbara

 

ecs252 Mission Santa Barbara

 

ecs253 Mission San Juan Capistrano

 

ecs254 Mission San Juan Capistrano

 

ecs255 Mission San Juan Capistrano

 

ecs256 Mexico

 

ecs257 The Races

 

ecs258 Race Track, Tijuana, Mexico

 

ecs259 Tijuana, Mexico

 

ecs260 La Jolla, California

 

ecs261 La Jolla, California

 

ecs262 La Jolla, California

 

ecs263 Long Beach, California

 

ecs264 Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, California

 

ecs265 Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, California

 

ecs266 San Pedro, June 16, SS Queen

 

ecs267 San Francisco, Water Front

 

ecs268 San Pedro, California

 

ecs269 Golden Gate

 

ecs270 Oldest Palm planted in California, San Diego

 

ecs271 Mission Cliff Gardens, San Diego, California

 

ecs272 Los Angeles, Preparedness Parade, June 16

 

ecs273 Santa Clara Valley

 

ecs274 Summit Road, Saratoga

 

ecs275 Hills above Saratoga, California

 

ecs276 Above Saratoga

 

ecs277 The Old Oak

 

ecs278 The Big Oak

 

ecs279 The Old Oak

 

ecs280 Mills and Clark B. Waterhouse with an unidentified man

 

ecs281 Prune tree in bloom

 

ecs282 Blaney Estate, Saratoga

 

ecs283 Blossom Time

 

ecs284 Judge Silent's Estate

 

ecs285 Oak tree on Waterhouse Place

 

ecs286 River

 

ecs287 Huntington, Pasadena

 

ecs288 The Bunch on Crocker Estate

 

ecs289 Forestry work

 

ecs290 Dick and Guest at Grass Lake

 

ecs291 Clark B. Waterhouse and colleague in front of a tent in the forest

 

ecs292 Hiking

 

ecs293 Forest

 

ecs294 Unidentified estate

 

ecs295 Pool, Frederick Forrest Peabody Estate, Santa Barbara

 

ecs296 Stream through the forest

 

ecs297 Garden

 

ecs298 Cross axis, J. Waldron Gillespie formal development, Santa Barbara

 

ecs299 Road

 

ecs300 East Lake Park, Los Angeles

 

ecs301 Gated driveway to an unidentified estate

 

ecs302 Normal School Court, Santa Barbara

 

ecs303 Normal School Court, Santa Barbara

 

ecs304 Mountains

 

ecs305 J. Waldron Gillespie Persian Villa, Santa Barbara