Guide to the John Storrs Architectural Drawings
1953-1977

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Storrs, John, 1920-
Title: John Storrs architectural drawings
Dates: 1953-1977 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (57 folders)
Collection Number: Coll 108
Summary: John Storrs (1920- ) was a Portland, Oregon area architect. The collection contains architectural drawings.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

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

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.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

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 Information

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Randy McGeough, Manuscripts Processor, August 1987.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Portland Garden club and Library Addition. Portland, Oregon, June 1953
28.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
1

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Gittlesohn House and addition. Raleigh Heights, Oregon, May 1954
26.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
2

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Herschberger Residence. Beaverton, Oregon, July 1954
1.0 sheet
Container(s)
folder
3

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F.O. Wright Residence. Portland, Oregon, July 1955
11.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
4

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Lezak Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1956
13.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
5

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Wilson Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1956
5.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
6

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Mertzger Methodist Church. Metzger, Oregon, July 1958
30.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
7

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James Grieve Residence. Portland, Oregon, February 1959
18.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
8

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Ohlson Residence. Oswego, Oregon, October 1959
16.0 sheets
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folder
9

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Johnson Residence. Oswego, Oregon, December 1959
18.0 sheets
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folder
10

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C.H. Lane Residence project. Neakahie, Oregon, April 1960
4.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
11

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Totem Pole Marina. Portland, Oregon, April 1960
11.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
12

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Georgia Pacific Idea House. Portland, Oregon, October 1960
22.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
13

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Omark Sketches. [location unknown], April 1961
16.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
14

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Hering Residence. Portland, Oregon, June 1961
15.0 sheets
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folder
15

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Vetterlien Residence. Portland, Oregon, July 1961
6.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
16

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Holden Residence. Cedar Hills, Oregon, August 1961
9.0 sheets
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folder
17

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Marv Tonken Ford. Portland, Oregon, August 1962
21.0 sheets
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folder
18

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Portland Insurance Agents Office Building. Portland, Oregon, August 1962
37.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
19

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Charlton Residence. Portland, Oregon, October 1962
1.0 sheet
Container(s)
folder
20

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Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory. Vancouver, Washington, January 1963
45.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
21

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Carpenter residence. Camas, Washington, August 1963
23.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
22

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Westway Chrysler. Beaverton, Oregon, November 1963
17.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
23

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Salishan--original units. Gleneden, Oregon, October 1964
46.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
24

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Salishan--Lodge Landscaping and Plans. Gleneden, Oregon, December 1964
4.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
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Salishan--Lodge and Unit Details. Gleneden, Oregon, 1965
41.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
26

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Salishan--Main Lodge Plans. Gleneden, Oregon, March 1965
23.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
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Avath Achim Synagogue. Portland, Oregon, June 1965
33.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
28

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Knight Memorial Congregational Church. Salem, Oregon, August 1965
47.0 sheets
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folder
29

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Salishan--Original Conference and Pool. Gleneden, Oregon, January 1966
30.0 sheets
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folder
30

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Albina Art Center. Portland, Oregon, March 1966
11.0 sheets
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folder
31

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Catlin Gable School Library. Portland, Oregon, January 1967
21.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
32

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Chieftan Units--24 Unit addition at North End. Gleneden, Oregon, January 1967
38.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
33

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Burgman Residence. Milwaukie, Oregon, June 1967
9.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
34

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Tonkin Automobile Showroom. Portland, Oregon, August 1967
8.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
35

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"The East End" Office Building. Portland, Oregon, September 1967
90.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
36

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Our Lady of Lourdes Convent. Vancouver, Washington, October 1967
22.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
37

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O'Halloran Residence. Portland, Oregon, November 1967
12.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
38

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St. Thomas CCD Center. Camas, Washington, December 1967
35.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
39

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Chamberlain Residence. [Tigard, OR], February 1968
6.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
40

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Catlin Gable School--Plot Plan and Utilities. Portland, Oregon, November 1968
26.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
41

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Catlin Gable School Lower School. Portland, Oregon, January 1969
39.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
42

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Catlin Gable School Science Center. Portland, Oregon, March 1969
26.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
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Catlin Gable School Gym and Preschool The Beehive. Portland, Oregon, April 1969
23.0 sheets
Container(s)
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Catlin Gable School Middle School. Portland, Oregon, August 1969
31.0 sheets
Container(s)
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45

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Tualatin Valley Guidance Center. Cedar Mills, Oregon, August 1969
17.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
46

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Portal Oaks Office Building. Portland, Oregon, September 1969
20.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
47

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Salishan Dining Room Addition--The Cedar Tree. Gleneden, Oregon, November 1969
38.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
48

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St. Marys CCD Center. Kelso, Washington, June 1970
46.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
49

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Hallin residence. Portland, Oregon, April 1976
14.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
50

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Salishan Conference Center--The Long House. Gleneden, Oregon, February 1977
33.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
51

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West hills Montessori School Addition. Portland, Oregon, March 1977
15.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
52

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Ochoco Lumber Company. Prineville, Oregon, undated
5.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
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St. Mary's Church Rectory. Seaview, Washington, undated
21.0 sheets
Container(s)
folder
54

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Merriman Holtz Residence, N.W. Penridge Road, Portland, Oregon
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.

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Storrs, John, 1920-
  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Oregon
  • Architecture--Oregon--20th century--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--Washington (State)--20th century--Designs and plans
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Architectural drawings

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