184 photographs and ephemera in 1 box (0.81 linear ft.)
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.
Scope and Content
The collection contains photographs, clippings, and other ephemera related to the architectural work of Thornton Fitzhugh. Included are photographs and renderings of commercial and residential buildings designed by Fitzhugh in Los Angeles and Arizona; among the more notable are the Pacific Electric Building, the Jonathan Club, Union Labor Temple, and Bimini Hot Springs, in Los Angeles, and the Territorial Institute for the Insane, Phoenix. The original album contained many loose and unidentified photographs and for this reason the original order of the collection was not preserved.