Disbound album with photographs, clippings, and other ephemera related to the architectural work of American architect Thornton
The collection chiefly consists of photographs and renderings of commercial and residential buildings designed by Fitzhugh
in Los Angeles and Arizona.
Architect Thornton Fitzhugh (1864-1933) designed many notable buildings in the Los Angeles area and Arizona. He maintained
offices in Los Angeles at 864
Pacific Electric Building and later at 401 N. Avenue 50, and in Phoenix, Arizona. Fitzhugh is probably best known for the
design and construction of Henry E. Huntington's
Pacific Electric Building and the exclusive Jonathan Club. He worked chiefly with reinforced concrete and gained a considerable
reputation as a pioneer and expert in the use of
this material. He built office buildings, banks, churches, government facilities such as mental hospitals and penal institutions,
and residential apartments and homes. Founded in 1883, the Historical Society of Southern California (HSSC) is the oldest historical society in California. As part
of its mission to collect and preserve Southern California’s history,
the HSSC amassed a photo archive over many decades. The HSSC shifted its emphasis to programs and publications in the 1980s
and, in 1992, the organization donated its photo archive to The Huntington Library.
184 photographs and ephemera in 1 box
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