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John Storrs architectural drawings, 1953-1977

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Storrs, John, 1920-
Title
John Storrs architectural drawings
Dates
1953-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.0 linear feet, (58 folders)
Collection Number
Coll 108
Summary
John Storrs (1920- ) was a Portland, Oregon area architect. The collection contains architectural drawings.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Architect John Storrs was born in 1920, and graduated from Dartmouth in 1942 and from Yale in 1950. He lived in Fairfield, Connecticut before moving to the Portland area, where he practiced since 1954. His projects represent a broad spectrum of architecture, and his innovative designs and planning approach have been a significant contribution to the Northwest Regional Style. Storrs specialized in wooden buildings, calling wood "an understandable, romantic material."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection provides a representative sample of the architect's work in the Pacific Northwest. Included are final working drawings of residential and commercial buildings in Oregon and Washington as well as some preliminary drawings and revisions noted on blueprints. Of special note are drawings for the famous Salishan Lodge on the Oregon coast and the Portland Garden Club. Folders are arranged chronologically by the date of project.

Storrs designs not included are: western Forestry Center, Portland; U.S. Bank Building, Beaverton; Lakeridge High School, Oswego; St. Mary's Church, Corvallis; the Sokol-Blosser Winery, Dundee; Central Catholic High School, Portland; Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Beaverton; and Allergy Associates Clinic, Portland.

(Note: = indicates oversize folder)

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Storrs Architectural Drawings, Coll 108, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Portland Garden club and Library Addition. Portland, Oregon, June 1953Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

28.0 sheets

Gittlesohn House and addition. Raleigh Heights, Oregon, May 1954Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 2

26.0 sheets

Herschberger Residence. Beaverton, Oregon, July 1954Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 3

1.0 sheet

F.O. Wright Residence. Portland, Oregon, July 1955Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 4

11.0 sheets

Lezak Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1956Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 5

13.0 sheets

Wilson Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1956Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 6

5.0 sheets

Mertzger Methodist Church. Metzger, Oregon, July 1958Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 7

30.0 sheets

James Grieve Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1959Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 8

18.0 sheets

Ohlson Residence. Oswego, Oregon, October 1959Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 9

16.0 sheets

Johnson Residence. Oswego, Oregon, December 1959Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 10

18.0 sheets

C.H. Lane Residence project. Neakahie, Oregon, April 1960Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 11

4.0 sheets

Totem Pole Marina. Portland, Oregon, April 1960Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 12

11.0 sheets

Georgia Pacific Idea House. Portland, Oregon, October 1960Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 13

22.0 sheets

Omark Sketches. [location unknown], April 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 14

16.0 sheets

Hering Residence. Portland, Oregon, June 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 15

15.0 sheets

Vetterlien Residence. Portland, Oregon, July 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 16

6.0 sheets

Holden Residence. Cedar Hills, Oregon, August 1961Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 17

9.0 sheets

Marv Tonken Ford. Portland, Oregon, August 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 18

21.0 sheets

Portland Insurance Agents Office Building. Portland, Oregon, August 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 19

37.0 sheets

Charlton Residence. Portland, Oregon, October 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 20

1.0 sheet

Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory. Vancouver, Washington, January 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 21

45.0 sheets

Carpenter residence. Camas, Washington, August 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 22

23.0 sheets

Westway Chrysler. Beaverton, Oregon, November 1963Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 23

17.0 sheets

Salishan--original units. Gleneden, Oregon, October 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 24

46.0 sheets

Salishan--Lodge Landscaping and Plans. Gleneden, Oregon, December 1964Return to Top

Container(s): Folder *25

4.0 sheets

Salishan--Lodge and Unit Details. Gleneden, Oregon, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 26

41.0 sheets

Salishan--Main Lodge Plans. Gleneden, Oregon, March 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Folder *27

23.0 sheets

Salishan Beach--Gartler Roman Beach House. Gleneden, OR, April 26, 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 58

Avath Achim Synagogue. Portland, Oregon, June 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 28

33.0 sheets

Knight Memorial Congregational Church. Salem, Oregon, August 1965Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 29

47.0 sheets

Salishan--Original Conference and Pool. Gleneden, Oregon, January 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 30

30.0 sheets

Albina Art Center. Portland, Oregon, March 1966Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 31

11.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School Library. Portland, Oregon, January 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 32

21.0 sheets

Chieftan Units--24 Unit addition at North End. Gleneden, Oregon, January 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 33

38.0 sheets

Burgman Residence. Milwaukie, Oregon, June 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 34

9.0 sheets

Tonkin Automobile Showroom. Portland, Oregon, August 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 35

8.0 sheets

"The East End" Office Building. Portland, Oregon, September 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 36

90.0 sheets

Our Lady of Lourdes Convent. Vancouver, Washington, October 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 37

22.0 sheets

O'Halloran Residence. Portland, Oregon, November 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 38

12.0 sheets

St. Thomas CCD Center. Camas, Washington, December 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 39

35.0 sheets

Chamberlain Residence. [Tigard, OR], February 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 40

6.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School--Plot Plan and Utilities. Portland, Oregon, November 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 41

26.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School Lower School. Portland, Oregon, January 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 42

39.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School Science Center. Portland, Oregon, March 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder *43

26.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School Gym and Preschool The Beehive. Portland, Oregon, April 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 44

23.0 sheets

Catlin Gable School Middle School. Portland, Oregon, August 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 45

31.0 sheets

Tualatin Valley Guidance Center. Cedar Mills, Oregon, August 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 46

17.0 sheets

Portal Oaks Office Building. Portland, Oregon, September 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 47

20.0 sheets

Salishan Dining Room Addition--The Cedar Tree. Gleneden, Oregon, November 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 48

38.0 sheets

St. Marys CCD Center. Kelso, Washington, June 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 49

46.0 sheets

Hallin residence. Portland, Oregon, April 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 50

14.0 sheets

Salishan Conference Center--The Long House. Gleneden, Oregon, February 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 51

33.0 sheets

West hills Montessori School Addition. Portland, Oregon, March 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Folder 52

15.0 sheets

Ochoco Lumber Company. Prineville, Oregon, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 53

5.0 sheets

St. Mary's Church Rectory. Seaview, Washington, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 54

21.0 sheets

Merriman Holtz Residence, N.W. Penridge Road, Portland, OregonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Preliminary Drawings
Folder
55
Property of F.H. Strong in Sec. 36 - T.IN.R.IW. W.M. Site plan with larger context and five-foot contours. Blackline print.
April 1951
55
Tract in Section 36 T.IN.R.IW. W.M. Blackline print of building site with building footprint. Annotations made in red pencil and pen.
June 1955
55
Tract in Section 36 T.IN.R.IW. W.M. Blackline print of building site, outlined in red pencil.
June 1955
55
Tract in Section 36 T.IN.R.IW. W.M. Pencil and ink drawing of building site with building footprint.
June 1955
55
Series of small pencil sketches including plans and details taped together. Pencil drawings on trace.
55
Aerial perspective drawing of house. Pencil and color pencil sketch on trace.
55
1. Plot Plan and Masonry Details. Drawings include section, elevation, and plan of hearth; plot plan; and location plan of building. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
2. Basement Plan. Drawings include dimensioned basement plan and five foundation details labeled A-E. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
4. Second Floor Plan. Drawings include dimensioned second floor plan; second floor room finish schedule; door details; and wall elevations of bed room #4, master bed room, second floor hall, bath room #2, and bath room #3. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
6. Sections. Drawings include dimensioned sections of building and window details. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
7. Kitchen Details. Drawings include kitchen plan; cabinet details; and elevations of kitchen, utility room, first floor toilet, entrance hall, and living/dining room. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
8. Electrical Plans. Drawings include electrical plans of basement, first floor, and second floor with fixtures schedule and notes. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
March 11, 1959
55
9. Heating Plans. Drawings include heating plans of basement, first floor, and second floor. Includes typed specifications taped to sheet. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
55
4. Second Floor Plan. Blueline print with changes made in red pencil.
55
4. Second Floor Plan. Blueline print.
55
Basement Plan. Drawings include plan of basement, wall elevations, schedule, and detail drawings. Blackline print with annotations in pencil and red pencil. Reverse side shows blackline print of one half of first floor plan.
55
One half of first floor plan. Blackline print.
55
Basement Plan with wall elevations. Blackline print with notations.
Working Drawings
Folder
56
1. Plot Plan and Masonry Details. Right half of sheet. Drawings include plot plan and location plan of building. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
1. Plot Plan and Masonry Details. Drawings include section, elevation, and plan of hearth; plot plan; and location plan of building. Blueprint. Reverse side labeled as Protection Copy for M.H. Holtz.
56
2. Basement Plan. Drawings include foundation plan, section, and details of hearth.
56
2. Basement Plan. Drawings include dimensioned basement plan and five foundation details labeled A-E. Blueprint.
56
3. First Floor Plan. Drawings include first floor plan, first floor room finish schedule, and window details. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
56
4. Second Floor Plan. Drawings include dimensioned second floor plan; second floor room finish schedule; door details; and wall elevations of bed room #4, master bed room, second floor hall, bath room #2, and bath room #3. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
6. Sections. Drawings include dimensioned sections of building and window details. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
7. Kitchen Details. Drawings include kitchen plan; cabinet details; and elevations of kitchen, utility room, first floor toilet, entrance hall, and living/dining room. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
8. Electrical Plans. Drawings include electrical plans of basement, first floor, and second floor with fixtures schedule and notes. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
Six sheets of typed specifications and notes stapled to set of blueprints. Blueprint with corrections made in yellow pencil.
56
1. Plot Plan and Masonry Details. Left half of sheet. Drawings include plan, section, and elevation of hearth. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
2. Basement Plan. Drawings include dimensioned basement plan and five foundation details labeled A-E. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
4. Second Floor Plan. Drawings include dimensioned second floor plan; second floor room finish schedule; door details; and wall elevations of bed room #4, master bed room, second floor hall, bath room #2, and bath room #3. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
March 11, 1959
56
5. Elevations. Drawings include elevations of north, south, east, and west faces of building; and rake details. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
March 11, 1959
56
6. Sections. Drawings include dimensioned sections of building and window details. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
56
7. Kitchen Details. Drawings include kitchen plan; cabinet details; and elevations of kitchen, utility room, first floor toilet, entrance hall, and living/dining room. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
March 11, 1959
56
8. Electrical Plans. Drawings include electrical plans of basement, first floor, and second floor with fixtures schedule and notes. Blueprint.
March 11, 1959
56
9. Heating Plans. Drawings include heating plans of basement, first floor, and second floor. Includes typed specifications. Blueprint with yellow pencil.
56
Addendum #1. Typed notes. Blueprint.
March 16, 1959
56
A. Specifications and Site Work. Notes printed on vellum.
56
B. Concrete, Masonry, and Carpentry. Notes printed on vellum.
56
C. Carpentry, Sheetrock, Sheet Metal, and Painting. Notes printed on vellum.
56
D. Hardwood Flooring, Resilient Covering, Glazing, and Plumbing. Notes printed on vellum.
56
E. Plumbing Fixtures, Heating, and Electrical. Notes printed on vellum.
56
F. Electrical. Notes printed on vellum.
56
Addendum #1. Notes printed on vellum.
March 16, 1959
56
A. Specifications and Site Work. Blueprint notes.
56
B. Concrete, Masonry, and Carpentry. Blueprint notes.
56
C. Carpentry, Sheetrock, Sheet Metal, and Painting. Blueprint notes.
56
D. Hardwood Flooring, Resilient Covering, Glazing, and Plumbing. Blueprint notes.
56
E. Plumbing Fixtures, Heating, and Electrical. Blueprint notes.
56
F. Electrical. Blueprint notes.
56
Addendum #1. Blueprint notes.
March 16, 1959
56
Changes in Merriman Holtz Residence. Two sheets of typed notes.
56
Addendum #2. Typed notes.
March 23, 1959
Addition
Folder
57
Studio Add. Pencil sketch of site boundaries on notebook paper. Reverse side has notes written in ink.
57
Studio Addition - M. Holtz House. Site Plan. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
December 1, 1970
57
Studio Addition - Merriam Holtz House. Site Plan with building footprint. Blueline print.
57
Studio Addition - M. Holtz House. Drawings include elevations, sections, and plan of addition. Original pencil drawing on vellum.
57
Studio Addition - M. Holtz House. Drawings include elevations, sections, and plan of addition. Blueline print.
December 9, 1970
57
Studio Addition - M. Holtz House. Drawings include elevations, sections, and plan of addition. Blueline print.
December 9, 1970
57
Studio Addition - M. Holtz House. Drawings include elevations, sections, and plan of addition. Electrical fixtures drawn in with red pen. Blueline print.