Alterations & additions to residence, 4260 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, Calif., for Dr. V. Ray Townsend. [Part 1]


Greene, Henry Mather, 1870-1954
Townsend, V. Ray
Reeve, Jennie A
Alterations & additions to residence, 4260 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, Calif., for Dr. V. Ray Townsend. [Part 1]
This set consists of 58 pencil drawings on tracing paper, 8 pencil and crayon drawings on tracing paper, 8 blueprints on paper, 5 blueprints with pencil markings on paper, 3 pencil drawings on paper, 3 blueprints with pencil and crayon markings on paper, and 1 blueprint with crayon markings on paper.
Collection Name
Greene & Greene architectural drawings, papers and photographs
Houses; Alterations; Woodsheds; Additions; Garages; Fences; Architecture--United States; Long Beach (Calif.); V. Ray Townsend house (Long Beach, Calif.); Jennie A. Reeve house (Long Beach, Calif.)
Detail drawings; site plans; Sketches; Preliminary drawings; perspective views (images); Planting plans; Architectural drawings; Orthographic drawings; Pencil drawings; Blueprints; Crayon drawings; Designs and plans
Physical Description
84 sheets : various media ; 48.3 x 67 cm (19 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.) or smaller
The sheets in this set are severely damaged. All are encapsulated in mylar.
Bracketed title elements supplied by cataloger or taken from inventory.
Forms part of the Greene & Greene collection of architectural drawings ; job no. 481.
Three fragments with title information but no drawings were assigned accession nos. 1960.001.04060-.04061, 1960.001.04563 but were not photographed.
The Reeve house has been moved twice in its long history of changing ownership. In 1917 Dr. V. Ray Townsend found the house on blocks ready to be carted away from its original site. He bought it and moved it several blocks inland to its second site in Long Beach. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Claremont area but, unwilling to give it up, rented it out for the next ten years. Meanwhile , in Claremont, the Townsends located the Darling house (1903) in which they resided until 1927 when Henry Greene was engaged to move the Reeve house a second time and to handle its additions, alterations and landscaping in readiness for the Townsends' return to Long Beach." -- from Greene & Greene, architecture as a fine art, by Randell L. Makinson, Salt Lake City, 1977, p. 85.
Scale varies.
This set also includes one sheet of note paper labelled "California Minwax Company", a brochure describing the "Fiat perfected shower bath compartment", and 4 "Notice[s] to bidders" from "Henry M. Greene" consisting of typed sheets and fragments clipp ed together.
Library Location
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University
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Greene & Greene architectural records and papers collection, ca. 1896-ca. 1963
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