4.25 linear feet (3 containers, 54 oversize folders)
Leslie D. Howell (1884-1969) was an architect and engineer in the Portland firm of Knighton & Howell. The projects are documented in architectural drawings and photographs, and consist of residences, commercial structures, educational institutions, and state offices, from 1912 to 1952.
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Leslie Dillon Howell was born May 31, 1884 in Winfield, Kansas. A graduate of the University of Illinois School of Architecture, he set up practice in Portland, Oregon. Howell worked as a registered architect and engineer for thirty years, and was a partner of William Knighton for sixteen (1922-1938). One building by Knighton & Howell, the Templeton or Frigidaire Building in Portland, is listed on the National Register. Leslie Howell died Nov. 29, 1969, in Portland.
William C. Knighton (1866-1938) served as the architect of the State of Oregon in Salem from 1893 to 1896. He moved to Portland in 1902 and served in the Oregon State Board of Control from 1912 to 1917 (the Board coordinated the management of state institutions, construction of state buildings, and other duties assigned by the legislature). Prior to his partnership with Howell, Knighton had designed the Eastern Oregon State Hospital in Pendleton, the Oregon Supreme Court building and State Library building in Salem, the Governor Hotel in Portland, and the administration building at the University of Oregon in Eugene, now called Johnson Hall.
The Leslie D. Howell Architectural Drawings include projects by the firm Knighton & Howell; projects by Howell after Knighton's death in 1938; and one project by Knighton prior to his partnership with Howell, the girls dormitory at Oregon Institute for the Feeble-Minded in Salem, now known as Fairfield. Significant projects include the Oregon State Office building and Grant High School, both located in Salem; the Pythian Home in Vancouver, Washington; and the Boys' Training School in Woodburn, Oregon. The drawings are arranged alphabetically by project name.
The photographs show an unidentified public school, an Oregon Motor Stage facility, Gillanders & Burroughs, Inc. Wholesale Grocery in Pendleton, and the Oregon State Office building in Salem.
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[Identification of item], Leslie D. Howell Architectural Drawings, Coll 146, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Acquisition Information :
Gift of estate of Mrs. Leslie D. Howell in 1982.
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Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Architectural drawings
Anderson, John. Store building. Forest Grove, OR. 10 sheets
Apple Growers Association. Hood River, OR. Oversized
Alterations and additions to Cannery Building. One sheet
Reconstruction of warehouse. 10 sheets
Reconstruction of warehouse. One sheet
Control map. Two sheets
Columbia building alterations. 38 sheets
Canned goods warehouse. Eight sheets
Armpriest, Carl B. Salem, OR. Oversized
Shop building. Five sheets
Warehouse building. Four sheets
Warehouse building. 17 sheets
Boehme Machine Works. Shop Building, Portland, OR. One sheet
Business Printing Company. Portland, OR
Printing shop. Two sheets
Printing shop addition. One sheet
Carlock, Florence Panton. Store building. Vancouver, WA. Six sheets
1927 and 1930
Cascade Investment Company. Alterations to front of building. Portland, OR. Oversized, three sheets
Cascade Sales Company. Building additions. Portland, OR. Two sheets
1944 and 1947
Case Swayne Company. Preliminary plans for cannery. Multnomah City (Portland), OR. Oversized, 11 sheets
Chikos, James. Store building alterations. Portland, OR. Oversized, three sheets
Cross, Curtis B. Store building. Salem, OR. 12 sheets
Eastern Oregon Hospital. Plot plan. Umatilla, OR. Oversized, one sheet
Gettings-Lynch Motor Company. Sales & Service building. La Grande, OR. Oversized, 13 sheets
Goerig, A.J. and Clyde Philip. Building alterations. Portland, OR. Oversized, one sheet
Grant High School. Portland, OR. Oversized, 12 sheets
Grant High School. Portland, OR. Oversized, 15 sheets
Greenwood, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick. Alterations to residence. Portland, OR. Oversized, four sheets
Griffith Rubber Mills. Alterations to main building. Portland, OR 12 sheets
Heintz, O.E. Warehouse. Portland, OR. Four sheets
Holbrook Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 30. Forest Grove, OR. 13 sheets
Honeyman, Ronald J. Residence. Arlington Heights (Portland), OR. 11 sheets
The Hospital Association. East addition to Oregon State Hospital. Salem, Or. 17 sheets
Howell, Leslie D. Portland, OR. Oversized
Residence alterations. 11 sheets
Irons, Claude. Warehouse. Pendleton, OR. Oversized, three sheets