Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the B. Dudley Stuart Architectural Photograph Collection
circa 1920s-1940s



VM Collection No.: 585
Title: B. Dudley Stuart architectural photograph collection
Date Span: circa 1920s-1940s
Quantity: 128 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Location: Most of the collection is available on digital site
K181 (1 box)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Doorway of Davison Apartments, NE 50th St. and 15th Ave., NE. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW22638z.




Biographical Note

B. Dudley Stuart was born in London and lived in Edmonton and Vancouver, B.C., before moving to Seattle in 1918. In 1912 and 1913 he partnered with Howard E. White to design the B.C. Wood Products Building for the Vancouver Exhibition Society. In Seattle he formed a partnership with A. Wheatley to create the architectural firm of Stuart & Wheatley. Responsible for designing many of Seattle's historic hotels, apartment buildings, commercial buildings, and private residences during the 1920s and 1930s, the firm designed many of the apartment buildings near Capitol Hill, First Hill, Queen Anne Hill, and the University District. Stuart & Wheatley's early designs featured reinforced concrete structures clad with tapestry brick and terra cotta or cast-stone ornamentation. The designs were of an eclectic English Tudor Italian style. The firm's most notable work included the Exeter House, which boast of having two elevators, and the Mayflower Park Hotel (originally the Bergonian). During the Depression, the firm of Stuart & Wheatley dissolved, and left Stuart as the sole practitioner. During this time period Stuart designed the Deco style Seattle Macaroni Company, which was demolished in 1937. In 1941, Stuart established a partnership with Robert L. Durham, and their firm designed many buildings in the Seattle area. At age 86, Stuart retired due to failing eyesight. He died in Seattle at age 92. Robert L. Durham also practiced with the firm of Durham, Anderson, and Freed, which designed over 200 churches in the Seattle area. Durham died in 1998.

Scope and Content

The photographs document some of the buildings in Seattle designed by the architectural firms of Stuart & Wheatley and Stuart and Durham. Included in the Stuart & Wheatley series are interior and exterior photographs of some of Seattle's historic hotels and early apartment buildings. In addition, the collection contains photographs of various commercial buildings, private residences, and a building in Ketchikan, Alaska. The collection contains an album with photographs of the offices of Stuart and Durham, as well as buildings designed by the firm.

Digital Content

View selections from the collection in digital format

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to the public. Most of the collection is available on the digital site. Check finding aid before pulling original materials.

Restrictions on Use

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

Acquisition Info

Donor: Norm Johnston, Feb. 9, 1982.

Processing Info

Processed by Rebekah Dalby, processing completed 2003.


Inventory

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Stuart & Wheatley
1/11-3Continental Hotel, 315 Seneca St.   View imagecirca 1925
The Hotel was also called the Earl Hotel. The building has been demolished.
1/24 Construction of the Bergonian Hotel, 405 Olive Way   View image1923
Currently called the Mayflower Park Hotel.
5Bergonian Hotel, 405 Olive Way   View imagecirca 1923
6-8Bergonian Hotel lobby, 405 Olive Way   View imagecirca 1923
1/39Chi Omega Alpha Sorority, University of Washington, 4549 18th Ave NE   View image circa 1925
10Chi Omega Alpha Sorority doorway, University of Washington, 4589 18th Ave NEcirca 1925
1/411Davison Apartments, 5003 15th Avenue NE   View image
12Davison Apartments doorway, 5003 15th Avenue NE
1/513Biltmore Annex, 113-117 Summit Ave.   View image 1925
14Biltmore Apartments, interior of entrance, 418 East Loretta Place   View image1925
15Biltmore Apartments, mailboxes, 418 East Loretta Place1925
16Biltmore Apartments, lobby, 418 East Loretta Place1925
1/617 Photograph of architectural drawing of the Levere Apartments, 4105 Brooklyn Ave.   View image1927
18aLevere Apartments entrance, 4105 Brooklyn Ave.1927
18bThe Claremont Hotelundated
Caption: The Claremont. An apartment hotel for the Olympus Holding Corporation. This Building is Security for a Bond Issue of $370,000 offered by the Seattle Title Trust Co., Second Avenue at Columbia Street.
1/719Photograph of architectural drawing of the Shelby Apartments, 2815 Boylston Ave. N.   View image
20Shelby Apartments, 2815 Boylston Ave. N.1927
1/821Photograph of architectural drawing of the Alex Christie & Co. Building, 1516 12th Ave.1927
The building has been significantly altered from its original state.
22Alex Christie & Co. Building, 1516 12th Ave.   View image1927
The building has been significantly altered from its original state.
1/923B.C. Wood Products exhibition building interior, Hastings Park, Vancouver, B.C.   View image1912
The building has been demolished.
24aB.C. Wood Products exhibition building, Hastings Park, Vancouver, B.C.1912
The building has been demolished.
24bLangham Residential Hotel, possibly Victoria or Vancouver, B.C.circa 1912
24cDoorway of unidentified building
1/1025 Photograph of architectural drawing of the Hotel Bovee
The project was uncompleted.
26Holland Building, 1417 4th Ave.   View image1923
The building was the AKA Equitable Building and is currently called the Miken Building.
27 Seattle Macaroni Company building, 1409 Rainier Ave. S.circa 1937
The building has been demolished.
28Commercial building, 1407-07 Union St.   View image
The building has been demolished.
1/1129Kenneth Apartments, 307 Queen Anne Ave.circa 1927
30Stephensberg Apartments building, 405 East Olive St.   View image circa 1923

Photographer: Rounds
31Windsor Arms Apartments building, 532 Belmont Ave. E.circa 1925
32Casa Nita Apartments, 439 12th Ave. E. circa 1927
33Randolph Apartments building, 1833 13th Ave.   View imagecirca 1927

Photographer: Depue, Morgan & Co., Inc.
34Roundscliffe Apartments, 845 Bellevue Ct. E.   View image1925
35 Photograph of architectural drawing of the Revilla Apartments, 436 Main, Ketchikan, Alaskacirca 1927
36Photograph of architectural drawing of an apartment building
1/1237-40Houses
41-42Porch
43House
44Interior of entrance to house
45-47Landscapes
48-49Gate to a residence
50-66Houses
67Front porch of house
68Steps on side of house
1/1369-73 Exeter Apartments, lobby, 720 Seneca St.   View image1926
74Room of hotel or apartment
75Kitchen of hotel or apartment
1/1476-79House interior
1/1580Studio apartment   View image
1/16-1781-84Kitchen   View image

 
Folder Item
Stuart and Durham
1885Stuart and Durham album
The album contains photographs and photographs of drawings and of buildings.
Photographs include: Stuart and Durham office (interior and exterior views), Smith Gandy Ford Motor Co., Interlocking Tile Corp., residence for Dr. and Mrs. K.J. Holiday, and an elementary school (interior and exterior views).
Photographs of drawings include: Wilson Equipment Co., Howe Motor Co., alteration plan for YWCA, Queen Vista apartment building (Queen Anne Ave.and W. Lee St), Shoreland apartment building (Lakeside Ave. and Jackson), addition to Pine St. Christian Church (Tacoma), Congregational Church (Bellingham), North Bend Fire Station, Dr. and Mrs. K.J. Holiday residence, and various unnamed churches and residences.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Durham, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1912-
Stuart, B. Dudley.
Wheatley, A.
Organizations:
Stuart & Wheatley, architect.
Stuart and Durham, architect.
Subjects:
Apartment houses--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Architecture, Domestic--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Architecture--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Church buildings--Washington (State)--Bellingham--Photographs.
Church buildings--Washington (State)--Tacoma--Photographs.
Commercial buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Elementary schools--Washington (State)--Photographs.
Hotels--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Houses--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs.
Geographic Names:
Bellingham (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
Seattle (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
Tacoma (Wash.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
Genre Headings:
Architectural drawings.
Last modified: May 1, 2013
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