Abraham Horace Albertson papers, 1908-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Albertson, Abraham Horace, 1872-1964
Title
Abraham Horace Albertson papers
Dates
1908-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
.21 cubic foot (1 box and 1 file)
Collection Number
0516
Summary
Architect, public official of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Consult the access restrictions information for each of the accessions listed below.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Abraham H. Albertson (1872-1964) was a Seattle area architect. He was born in Hope, New Jersey in 1872, and attended Columbia University, where he earned a Ph.B. in Architecture in 1895. He married Clare D. Fox in 1915. Albertson moved to Seattle in 1907, as an associate of the New York firm Howells and Stokes. During World War I, Albertson established an independent practice, A.H. Albertson and associates, which later became Albertson, Wilson and Richardson in 1924. After the end of World War I, Albertson also formed the partnership Howells and Albertson. Between 1939 and 1949, Albertson was also the architect for the Washington State office of the Federal Housing Authority. He was also a member of the Federal Fair Rentals Commission between 1917 and 1919, and the chairman of Seattle's Building Code Commission in the early 1920s. He was a member of the American Institute for Architects, and was made a fellow in 1934. He designed, among other buildings, Everett's City Hall, and the Medical Dental Building, the Montlake Bridge, the Northern Life building, St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Metropolitan Tract, and several buildings for the University of Washington in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Abraham Horace Albertson papers are comprised of correspondence, a notebook, and writings related to Albertson's professional activities as an architect, a member of various boards and commissions, and the architect for U.S. Federal Housing Administration in Washington State. Topics include architecture, design, urban planning, the Northern Life building, the Metropolitan Tract, Everett's City Hall, the Federal Housing Administration, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation, the regulation of building heights and skyscrapers, living and housing conditions in Seattle, and a camping trip. Correspondents include Edmond S. Meany, S. Edward Paschall, Margaret Bundy Callahan, B. Marcus Priteca. F.C. Staunton, John Mead Howell of Howell and Stokes, M.W. Bean, Ellis F. Lawrence and the American Institute of Architects.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

See also related architectural drawings (HA0095 and HA0050) , and Abraham H. Albertson scrapbook ( NA737.A432 A4 1908) in the Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0516-001: Abraham Horace Albertson papers, 1908-1948Return to Top

.21 cubic foot ( (1 box with ca. 100 items))

Scope and Content: Correspondence, notebook, writings.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Gift of Mrs. Albertson, 1/4/1965.

Description
Abraham Horace Albertson papers

Accession No. 0516-002: Abraham Horace Albertson papers, 1911-1962Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Correspondence, and biographies.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 1/1/1982.

Description
Abraham Horace Albertson papers

Accession No. 0516-003: Abraham Horace Albertson papers, before 1964Return to Top

48 pages

Scope and Content: Specifications for the Everett Municipal Building, undated.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 2/1/1992.

Description
Abraham Horace Albertson papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Architecture--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Housing--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Skyscrapers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Albertson, Abraham Horace, 1872-1964--Archives
  • Callahan, Margaret Bundy--Correspondence
  • Lawrence, Ellis F. (Ellis Fuller), 1879-1946 --Correspondence
  • Meany, Edmond S. (Edmond Stephen), 1862-1935 --Correspondence
  • Priteca, B. Marcus (Bernard Marcus)--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Home Owners' Loan Corporation
  • Northern Life Tower (Seattle, Wash.)
  • United States. Federal Housing Administration
  • Geographical Names :
  • Metropolitan Tract (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings--Design and construction
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Housing
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)