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Finding Aid for the Robert Vincent Derrah papers, circa 1929-circa 1942 0000128
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Description
The Robert Vincent Derrah papers span 18 linear feet and date from circa 1922 to circa 1946. The collection is primarily composed of architectural drawings, reprographic copies, and presentation boards of commercial and residential buildings, including a house and a studio for the actor Charlie Chaplin, and many apartment buildings, in the Los Angeles area.
Background
Robert Vincent Derrah was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 14, 1895. Derrah was a graduate of both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University with degrees in architecture. He came to Southern California in 1924 and established his firm Derrah and Associates in Beverly Hills. His most notable Los Angeles projects include: the Southern California Gas Company building # 1 in downtown Los Angeles, Crossroads of the World, Acme Brewery, and the streamline modern style Coca Cola Company Plant on Central Avenue. Derrah died in Los Angeles on October 9, 1946, at the age of 51.
Extent
18.0 Linear feet (4 record storage boxes and 5 flat file drawers)
Availability
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.