Carl F. Gould photograph collection, approximately 1910-1930

Overview of the Collection

Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939
Carl F. Gould photograph collection
approximately 1910-1930 (inclusive)
166 photographic prints (2 boxes)
1 negative : glass
31 negatives (1 box) : nitrate
4 film reels
Collection Number
Photographs of architectural projects of Seattle architect who designed several UW buildings among others
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Carl Freylinghuysen Gould (1873-1939), a prominent Seattle architect. Gould designed over 20 buildings on the University of Washington campus, including the Henry Suzzallo library. He also designed the Seattle Asian Art Museum (previously the Seattle Art Museum), the Marine Hospital (now the headquarters of, and many other notable structures in the Puget Sound area.

Carl F. Gould was born in New York City into a prominent New York family. He graduated from Philips Exeter Academy in 1894 and from Harvard University with an A.B. in 1898. From 1898 to 1903 he studied architecture and fine art at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris.

On his return to the United States, Gould worked for a number of years as a draughtsman in several architectural firms, and in 1906 formed the partnership firm Carpenter, Blair and Gould in New York City. Perhaps due in part to three brothers-in-law all practicing architecture in New York (Walter Blair, Edward York, and Dana Swan), in 1908 Gould moved to Seattle on an impulse. He started out in Seattle as a draughtsman, but in 1914 joined with Charles H. Bebb to form the architectural firm Bebb & Gould.

In 1913 Gould was asked to lecture on architecture at the University of Washington, an opportunity that eventually led him to establish the University’s Department of Architecture in 1914. Gould served as professor and chair of the department until 1926, while at the same time practicing professionally with Bebb & Gould.

Gould was a founding member of the Seattle City Planning Commission, the Seattle Fine Arts Society, and the Seattle Art Institute, as well as being active in numerous other architectural and civic organizations. He also belonged to the Rainier and University clubs and was counted among the prominent citizens of Seattle. Bebb & Gould designed the 1920s addition to the Rainier Club, as well as homes for many of Seattle’s affluent families.

Both of Gould’s parents claimed descent from prominent New York families. His father, Charles Judson Gould, was a successful New York merchant and financier and his mother, Annie Laurie Westbrook Gould, held property in the city that had passed through her family for two hundred years. Carl Gould and his six siblings (five sisters and a brother) grew up in the Gould’s New York City apartment, and Suncliff, their country home in Tarrytown. The Gould children were educated in leading New England schools, and all accompanied their parents on European trips, where their appreciation for art and architecture was fostered. Carl’s mother was an avid arts patron and collected the works of relatively unknown (at the time) young artists, such as Winslow Homer and Rockwell Kent. Appreciation for the arts has pervaded the Gould family through generations; among other family members, Anne Hauberg, nee Anne Westbrook Gould, granddaughter and namesake of Carl’s mother, has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps and been an important Seattle arts patron.

Gould married Dorothy Wheaton Fay (1890-1976) in 1915, and together they had three children: Carl, Jr. (1916-1992), Anne (1917-), and John (1925-). All three children remained in the Seattle area. Carl, Jr., practiced architecture and John became a research engineer. The Goulds divided their time between Topsfield, their summer home on Bainbridge Island (built in 1915 and designed by Gould), and the Gould home at 1058 East Lynn Street, built in 1921 and also designed by Gould.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of architectural projects of Seattle architect Carl F. Gould.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

The photographs which comprise the collection were relocated from the Gould Family Papers, Accession No. 3516-008, in the repository, in 2003.

Related Materials

The repository also holds architectural drawings of projects designed by Gould and his associates. These drawings can be searched in the repository's Architectural Drawings Database . Advance notice is required to view architectural drawings.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description
1/1 John B. Agen residence. 645 MW 137th. 1915. (UW File 086) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/2 Ansonia High School. (4 photographs of exterior)
1/3 Bellingham YWCA. 1914. (1 photograph of architectural sketch)
1/4 William Boeing residence. "Innis Arden". The Highlands. 1930. (UW File 023.) (1 photograph of exterior, 5 photographs of floorplans).
1/4a Bond summer residence. Bainbridge Island. (UW File 335) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/5 Francis H. Brownell residence. 1137 Harvard Ave. E. 1910. (UW File 022) (3 photographs of exterior). F.H. Brownell remodel. (UW 325) (l photograph of exterior)
1/6 City Light Poles. 1927. (UW File 231) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/7 Competition building for the Chicago Tribune. (UW File 090) (1 photograph of architectural rendering)
1/8 Country Club. "Cow barn". Bainbridge Island. 1911. (UW File 279) 1 photograph of exterior.
1/9 Mrs. I. DeClarenze residence. 3119 South King St. 1914. (UW File 049). 1 photograph of floor plan.
1/10 J. Thomas Dovey residence. 1017 East Blaine St. 1910. (UW File 303) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/11 Ellensburg General Hospital. (1 photograph of architectural rendering)
1/12 Embassy Building. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/13 Everett General Hospital. Nurse's residence. 1924. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/14 Audrey Gould Residence. Great Neck, New York. 1914. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/15 Government Locks, buildings. Ballard. 1914. (3 photographs of exterior)
1/16 Otto Hansen residence. Bainbridge. 1914. (UW File 334) (2 photographs of exterior)
1/17 James Hoge residence. The Highlands. 1919. (UW File 333) (2 photographs of floorplans)
1/17a Mrs. C.X. Larabee residence. (UW File 322) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/18 Merrill Ring Logging Building. 1915. (UW File 312). (1 photograph of exterior)
1/19 F.H. Osgood residence. 1910. (2 photographs of exterior)
1/20 Pacific Tel. and Tel. Co. Longview. 1928. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/21 Penn Station, New York. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/22 Pysht School. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/23 Sacred Heart Parish Building Group. Warren Ave. from John to Thomas Street. (1 photograph of archtectural rendering)
1/24 St. Nicholas School. (UW File 327). (4 photographs of exteriors, 1 photographs of architectural rendering)
1/25 Seattle Art Museum. Volunteer Park. 1932. (UW File 271) (16 photographs of architectural rendering and floor plans)
1/26 Times Square Building. 1914. (2 photographs of exterior)
1/27 Topsfield Add. Bainbridge Island. 1914, 1915. B&G 051. (1 photograph of exterior)
1/28 U.S. Marine Hospital. 1930. (1 photograph of exterior, 1 photograph of architectural rendering)
1/29 University of Washington campus - views and plans. 1 photograph of view of Western approach to UW. 1925 1 photograph of UW Memorial Gateway. 1930. 1 photograph of revised general plan of campus. 1915. 1 photograph of 1934 revised general plan of campus. 1 photograph of bird's-eye perspective view of campus showing proposed approach from 10th Ave. 1923.
1/30 University of Washington - Central Library Building. (2 b/w photographs of construction)
1/30a University of Washington. Friday Harbor Marine Station. 1923. (UW File 342) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/31 University of Washington campus - Raitt Hall. (Home Economics Building) 1915. (UW File 421) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/32 Washington State Capitol Building. (1 photograph of construction)
1/33 Western Washington University Library. 1926. (UW File 217) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/34 Weyerhauser Timber Co. - Office. Everett. 1923. (UW File 275) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/35 Chester F. White residence. The Highlands. 1912. (UW File 063) (1 photograph of exterior)
1/36 Yakima Republic Office. 1918. (UW File 337) (1 photograph of architectural rendering)
1/37 2 b/w photographs of Gould family greeting cards.
1/38 6 b/w portraits of Carl Gould, Sr. 1 b/w photograph of Carl and wife, Annie, and Carl, Jr. aboard the Queen Mary. 1 b/w photograph of Carl, Sr.? skiing. 1 b/w photograph of wedding dinner of Gould at Rainier Club, 1915. 1 b/w portrait of Charles H. Bebb. [n.d.] 1 photograph of State Capitol Commission including Charles Bebb and K.K. Cutter, 1911. 1 b/w photograph of judges of architectural competition for the Washington State Captiol Group at Olympia. Includes Charles Bebb and K.K. Cutter. 1911. 2 b/w photographs of Dorothy Gould and MisCJ (?) Gould. 1931, 1 b/w photograph of Gould with cornerstone of Seattle At Museum, 1 b/w of Gould and wife, 1 b/w of Gould and others at Country Club, August, 1915.
1/39 3 b/w photographs of Gould family (?). n.d.
1/40 17 b/w photographs of architectural details from unidentified buildings.
1/41 3 b/w photographs of architectural renderings by E.T. Osborn.
1/42 3 unidentified buildings including 2 by Webster and Stevens in downtown Seattle.
2/1 Francis H. Brownell residence. 1137 Harvard Ave. E. 1910. (UW File 022) 1 photograph of exterior 3 photographs of interior
2/2 Federal Building. 1st and Marion. 1 photograph of architectural rendering
2/3 James Hoge residence. The Highlands. 1919. (UW File 333) 3 exterior, 3 interior photographs
2/4 F.M. Jordan residence. Florida. 1 exterior photograph
2/5 Arthur J. Krauss residence. 128 40th Ave. E. (Lake Washington Boulevard). 1926. (UW File 307) 2 interior photographs
2/6 Mrs. C.X. Larrabee residence. Bellingham. 1915. (UW File 322) 1 exterior photograph
2/7 Alexander McEwan residence. Bainbridge Island. 1914. (UW File 276) 3 interior photographs
2/8 William McEwan residence. Bainbridge Island. 1919. (UW File 316) 2 exterior photographs
2/9 Rainier Club. 820 4th Avenue 1 interior photograph
2/10 St. Nicholas School. 10th Avenue E. and Galer Street. 1925. (UW File 327) 2 exterior photographs.
2/11 Seattle Art Museum. Volunteer Park. 1932. (UW File 271) 6 photographs of of exterior and details
2/12 M. Lyle Spencer. 3400 Laurelhurst Dr. N.E. 1924. (UW File 308) 2 photographs of interior and exterior
2/13 University of Washington. Suzzallo Library, Columns, George Washington Statue. 6 photographs of exterior
2/14 2 b/w photographs of unidentified residence; 1 photograph of architectural detail; 1 photograph of artwork of architectural detail
2/15 Portrait of Carl Gould by Blank and Stoller, New York. n.d. (6 copies). Portrait of Carl Gould by Harris and Ewing, Washington D.C., n.d. Portrait Charles Bebb by Curtis Studio. 1917.
2/16 Photograph of Bebb and Gould duck hunting. 1922.
2/17 1 b/w photograph of Ethel Gould Blair. n.d. 2 b/w photographs of Annie W. Gould.
2/18 1 b/w photograph of 1411 4th Avenue Building and Great Northern Railway Offices; 1 b/w photograph of B. Marcus Priteca.
VC31 Carl Gould Family Portraits

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Architecture, Domestic--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Capitols--Washington (State)--Design and construction--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)

Personal Names

  • Boeing, William Edward, 1881-1956--Homes and haunts--Photographs
  • Brownell, Francis H. (Francis Herbert), 1867---Homes and haunts--Photographs
  • Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939

Corporate Names

  • Raitt Hall (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • University of Washington--Buildings--Photographs