Howard & White Collection, 1908-1917

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Howard & White Collection, 1908-1917

Collection Number: 1958-1

Environmental Design Archives



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Environmental Design Archives
  • College of Environmental Design
  • 230 Wurster Hall #1820
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-1820
  • Phone: (510) 642-5124
  • Fax: (510) 642-2824
  • Email: archives@socrates.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/
Processed by:
Archives Staff
Date Completed:
November 1999
Encoded by:
Archives Staff
Funding:
Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation.
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: Howard & White Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1917
Collection Number: 1958-1
Creators: Howard & White Howard, George White, John
Extent: 2 boxes, 2 flat file drawers
Repository: Environmental Design Archives.
College of Environmental Design.
University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is 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

[Identification of item], Howard & White Collection, (1958-1), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California

Access Points

Architects--California.
Architecture--California.
Architectural firms--California.

Historical Note

The firm of Howard & White was founded in 1909 by George Howard and John White, who had been partners with Bernard Maybeck from 1907-1908. During this partnership they completed numerous reconstruction projects after San Francisco's 1906 earthquake. White is credited as the lead designer of the firm. White moved to California sometime during the early 1890s and earned his certificate in 1902. Little is known about George Howard.

Scope and Contents Note

The Howard & White collection is organized in two series, Personal Papers and Project Records. The first series contains minimal personal records concerning George Howard. The collection consists primarily of drawings and correspondence which document residential projects completed by the firm. Some photographs are also included. Within the collection are records pertaining to the Kohl residence "The Oaks" located in Hillsborough, CA, which was featured in the architectural periodical, "The Architect and Engineer."

Project Index

The following is a list of architectural projects from the Howard and White Collection. For more complete information about collection contents for each project, as well as shelf location and microfilming status, download the complete Project Index in an Excel spreadsheet format by going to http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/pindex/hwdwhite.xls . 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, architect, 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]

  • Anderton ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Atherton Town Hall (Atherton, CA; 1927; governmental) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Ayre ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residence ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Balfour ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: B.R.Maybeck [Dr]
  • Belknap ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Bothin, J.W. ( San Mateo , CA ; 1909-1910 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Bowie, Henry P. ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Bradley, Gurdon ( Berkeley , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Breeze, Thomas H. ( Fair Oaks , ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Browne, Junius ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1913-1915 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Burlingame Civic Center ( Coyote Point , CA ; 1934 ; governmental ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Cassetta della Milpitas ( unknown , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Coffin, Mrs. James ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Coleman, R.L. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1912 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Cooper, Oscar ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1912-1913 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • De Sabla ( El Cerrito , CA ; 1908-1909 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Delatour ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Dibblee, Albert J. ( Ross Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Dibblee, B.H. ( Ross , CA ; 1907 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • El Cerrito Court Apartments ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Eyre, E.L. ( Atherton , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Eyre, E.L. ( Monterey , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Eyre, E.L. Jr. ( Atherton , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Firehouse #1 ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Fleming, Cooper ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Gantner, John ( Mill Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Glascock, W.I. ( Hillsborough , CA ; ca.1924 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Greene, Crawford ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Hayne Building ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: MHW [Dr]
  • Hayne residence ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1916-1917 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Hayne, R.Y. ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Hoag, E. L. ( Burlingame , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Hooker, Robert (Jr.) ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1911 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Ms, Dr]
  • Hopps, J.H. ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Hotel Bellevue ( San Francisco , CA ; 1915 ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • Hotel Project1 ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Hotel Project2 ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Howard, J.H.P. ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Ms, Dr]
  • Johnson, J. M. ( Palo Alto , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Josselyn ( Woodside , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: MHW [Dr]
  • Kent ( Bolinas , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Kent, WM. (Jr.) ( (Near) Muir Wds , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Kohl, C. Frederick ( San Mateo Co. , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Ph]
  • La Guintas Club ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Ph]
  • Lange, Oscar ( Cleveland Heights , OH ; 1934 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Lansdale, Mrs E. V. ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Levy, Mrs. Alinda ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Lowry, George M. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1928 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Madison, Marshall ( Atherton , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Maltby, Mrs. C.S. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1933 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • Martin ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: [Dr]
  • Martin, Charles D. ( Atherton , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • Martin, Walter ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1918 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • Marye, E. T. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1913-1914 ; residence ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • McCallister ( San Mateo , CA ; 1900 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • McCallister, E. M. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1912 ; residence ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • McCreery, Richard ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • McFarlan, Frederick ( Berkeley , CA ; 1924 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • McLaughlin, D.E. ( Hot Springs Ranch , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • McMullin, Latham ( San Rafael , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • McNear, S.B. ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • McNear, S.B. ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Meadow Club ( Tamalpais (Fairfax) , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • Menzies, Thomas I & Agnes ( Sausalito , CA ; 1923 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Mission San Antonio ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; religious ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • MT & MW Railway ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • MT & MW Real Estate Co. ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Mulcahy ( San Mateo/Fair Oaks , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Murphy, D.T. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1911-1913 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Naffziger, Dr. H. ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Nostrand, W.H. R. ( Mill Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • O'Conner, Mrs. M.J. (Francis) ( San Mateo , CA ; 1910 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Pacific Telephone & Telegraph ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1916-1918 ; industrial ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Pentz, W.R. ( San Rafael , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Pickering, E.M. ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Poett ( Hillsborough, Tahoe , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Poett ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Poole ( Menlo Park , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Poole, W.H. ( Menlo Park , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Ray ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Rayner, Charles ( Woodside , CA ; 1927-1928 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Reddington, Arthur ( San Mateo , CA ; 1910 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Ms, Dr]
  • Rochex and Rochex #2 ( unknown , ukn ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Rochex, A.A. & F.J. ( San Mateo, Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Ross Firehouse & Town Hall ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; governmental ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • Rothschild ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • San Mateo Polo Club ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1912-1913 ; commercial ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • Schmidt, Sophie (Miss) ( Berkeley , CA ; 1925 ; residential-multi ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Schmiedell ( Carmel , CA ; 1927 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Schmiedell ( Tahoe , CA ; n.d. ; recreational ) Collaborator: W [Dr, Ph]
  • Schmiedell, E.G. ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Schmiedell, E.G. ( Ross Valley , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Secret Harbor ( Tahoe , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Shinabcher ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Shreve, George R. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1911-1912 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Sinclair, John A. ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • St. Matthew's Church ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; religious ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • St. Paul's Episcopal ( Burlingame , CA ; 1925 ; religious ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Starr ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Stetson, H. N. ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1911-1914 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Stettheimer ( Menlo Park , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Strassburger ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Tevis, Mrs. William S. ( Bakersfield , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Union Square Pavillion ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; landscape ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Upper Road ( Ross , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ph]
  • Walker, Mrs. Cyrus ( El Cerrito, San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Welch, Andrew ( San Mateo , CA ; 1915-1916 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Ms, Dr]
  • White, Stuart Edward ( Hillsborough , CA ; 1929 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Whittle, George D. ( Berkeley , CA ; 1925 ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • Willard, C.W. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1912-1913 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms, Dr]
  • Williams, Mary E. ( San Francisco , CA ; 1909 ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Ms]
  • Williams, Miss ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Williams, Miss ( San Mateo , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • Wisnom #1 ( Hillsborough , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • unidentified ( , ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • unidentified ( , ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • unidentified ( , ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • unidentified ( , ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: H & W [Dr]
  • unidentified townhouse ( San Francisco , CA ; n.d. ; residential ) Collaborator: W [Dr]
  • unidentified ( , ; n.d. ; residential ) [Dr]

Series Description

Box 1

I. Personal Papers, n.d., 1911-1915

Scope and Content Note

Contains personal correspondence, financial records, and materials related to George Howard's trusteeship of the City of Hillsborough.
Boxes 1-2, Flat Files

II. Project Records, n.d., 1908-1917

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically within subseries.
Consists of correspondence between the firm and contractors and minimal client correspondence. Also includes drawings, and some photographs that pertain largely to residential projects.
 

A. Files

 

B. Photographs

 

C. Drawings