Guide to the Leslie D. Howell architectural drawings

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Howell, Leslie Dillon, 1884-1969
Title: Leslie D. Howell architectural drawings
Dates: 1912-1957 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.25 linear feet (1 container, 64 oversize folders)
Collection Number: Coll 146
Summary: 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.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068

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

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.

Content Description

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.

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], Leslie D. Howell Architectural Drawings, Coll 146, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of estate of Mrs. Leslie D. Howell in 1982.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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

Series I:  Architectural drawings
1 Anderson, John. Store building. Forest Grove, OR. 10 sheets 1923
2 Apple Growers Association. Hood River, OR. Oversized
2 Alterations and additions to Cannery Building. One sheet 1948
2 Reconstruction of warehouse. 10 sheets 1949
2 Reconstruction of warehouse. One sheet 1951
2 Control map. Two sheets 1952
2 Columbia building alterations. 38 sheets 1953-1954
2 Canned goods warehouse. Eight sheets 1954
3 Armpriest, Carl B. Salem, OR. Oversized
3 Shop building. Five sheets 1949
3 Warehouse building. Four sheets circa 1950
3 Warehouse building. 17 sheets 1952-1953
4 Boehme Machine Works. Shop Building, Portland, OR. One sheet 1945
5 Business Printing Company. Portland, OR
5 Printing shop. Two sheets 1945
5 Printing shop addition. One sheet 1950
6 Carlock, Florence Panton. Store building. Vancouver, WA. Six sheets 1927 and 1930
7 Cascade Investment Company. Alterations to front of building. Portland, OR. Oversized, three sheets 1945
8 Cascade Sales Company. Building additions. Portland, OR. Two sheets 1944 and 1947
9 Case Swayne Company. Preliminary plans for cannery. Multnomah City (Portland), OR. Oversized, 11 sheets 1946
10 Chikos, James. Store building alterations. Portland, OR. Oversized, three sheets 1945
11 Cross, Curtis B. Store building. Salem, OR. 12 sheets 1928
12 Eastern Oregon Hospital. Plot plan. Umatilla, OR. Oversized, one sheet 1950
13 Gettings-Lynch Motor Company. Sales & Service building. La Grande, OR. Oversized, 13 sheets 1951
14 Goerig, A.J. and Clyde Philip. Building alterations. Portland, OR. Oversized, one sheet 1945
15 Grant High School. Portland, OR. Oversized, 12 sheets 1923-1925
16 Grant High School. Portland, OR. Oversized, 15 sheets 1923
17 Greenwood, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick. Alterations to residence. Portland, OR. Oversized, four sheets 1953
18 Griffith Rubber Mills. Alterations to main building. Portland, OR 12 sheets 1938
19 Heintz, O.E. Warehouse. Portland, OR. Four sheets 1929
20 Holbrook Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Lodge No. 30. Forest Grove, OR. 13 sheets 1924
21 Honeyman, Ronald J. Residence. Arlington Heights (Portland), OR. 11 sheets 1925
22 The Hospital Association. East addition to Oregon State Hospital. Salem, Or. 17 sheets 1926
23 Howell, Leslie D. Portland, OR. Oversized
23 Residence 1924
23 Residence alterations. 11 sheets 1952
24 Irons, Claude. Warehouse. Pendleton, OR. Oversized, three sheets 1948
25 Jones, A.J. and C.B. Hansard. Stage Depot building. McMinnville, OR. 12 sheets 1938
26 Lamb-Weston, Inc. Cold storage warehouse. Weston, OR. Oversized, ten sheets 1950-1951
27 McDonalds, Inc. Concrete framing plan. Anacortes, WA. One sheet 1944
28 McInnis, J.A. Beaver Card Room alterations. Portland, OR. One sheet 1948
29 Mannings, Inc. Portland, OR. Oversized
29 Building alterations. 11 sheets 1940
29 Building alterations. 22 sheets 1947
30 Mason-Ehrman Company Warehouse addition. Portland, OR. Oversized, three sheets 1923
31 Medford High School shop building, steel details. Medford, OR. One sheet 1931
32 Oregon and Washington Pythian Home. Vancouver, WA. Three sheets, n.d
33 Oregon Employment Institute for the Blind. Warehouse. Portland, OR. Four sheets 1927
34 Oregon Institute for the Feeble-Minded (Fairview). Girls' dormitory. Knighton, architect. Salem, OR. Oversized, 11 sheets 1912-1913
35 Oregon Motor Stages. Oversized
35 Garage building. Forest Grove, OR. Three sheets 1935
35 Proposed stage depot. McMinnville, OR. Two sheets 1935
35 Proposed stage depot. Silverton, OR. One sheet 1935
35 Depot. Monmouth, OR. One sheet 1936
35 Depot. Newberg, OR. One sheet 1936
35 Depot. Salem, OR. One sheet 1936
35 Garage building. Portland, OR. 17 sheets 1937
35 Bus depot studies. Forest Grove, OR. Three sheets 1939-1940
35 Bus depot. Astoria, OR. Two sheets 1940
36 Oregon Pulp and Paper Co. Salem, OR
36 Building. Five sheets 1919
36 Mill addition. 12 sheets 1922
36 Boiler room. Three sheets 1923
36 Finishing room addition. 7 sheets 1923
36 Machine room addition. 12 sheets 1923
36 Track for trolley. Two sheets 1923
36 Transformer frame addition, etc. 11 sheets 1923
36 Bleacher building. Nine sheets 1924
36 Wet room building. Eight sheets 1926
36 Digester building. 12 sheets 1945-1946
37 Oregon State Office Building. Salem, OR. 43 sheets 1929
38 Oregon State Training School. Woodburn, OR. Oversized 1924-1925
38 Administrative building. 11 sheets
38 Cottage. 16 sheets
39 Pacific Telephone and Telegraph 1947
39 Office. Arlington, OR. Seven sheets
39 Office. Dallas, OR. Five sheets
40 Pearson, Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Retaining wall. Portland, OR. Four sheets 1952
41 Pohle, H. & Son. Building. Salem, OR. Eight sheets 1924
42 Portland, City of. Warehouse building. Portland, OR. 16 sheets 1938
43 Presbyterian Church. Classroom addition. Pendleton, Or. Oversized, 35 sheets 1951-1952
44 Roberts, John J. Building alterations. Portland, Or. Seven sheets 1927
45 Senator Hotel, for W.W. Chadwick. Salem, Or. Oversized
45 Addition. 11 sheets 1946
45 Alterations. 75 sheets 1948-1949
46 Singer, Michael. Retaining wall. Portland, OR. Four sheets 1947, 1948, 1955, 1957
47 Steimar, R.E. Lee & D.B. Jarman. State Printing Building. Salem, OR. Oversized, 15 sheets 1928
48 Stensloff Bros., Inc. Store building. Salem, OR. 13 sheets 1928
49 Tire Service Co. Building and addition. Pendleton, OR. Oversized, nine sheets 1949-1950
50 Western Oil and Refining Co. Building. Wilbridge, OR. 14 sheets 1929
51 Work, A.M. Hunting Club buildings. Location unknown. One sheet 1940
52 Miscellaneous
51 Four nude drawings
51 Personal documents

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Series II:  Photographs (PH273), 1924-1924
1.25 linear feet
Howell, Leslie Dillon, 1884-1969
1 PH273_1: [Architectural rendering of a public school.]
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
Angelus Studio (Portland, Or.)
PH273_2: [Exterior view of Oregon Motor Stage facility.]
1.0 photographic print
11.5 x 13 inches
Boychuk, Walter
PH273_3: [Exterior view of Gillanders & Burroughs, Inc. Wholesale Grocery warehouse and offices.]
1.0 photographic print
2.5 x 3.75 inches
Howdyshell, Bus, of Pendleton, OR
PH273_4: Exterior view of Oregon State Office Building, Knighton & Howell architects, 1929.]
1.0 photographic print
11 x 14 inches
PH273_5: Exterior view of Oregon State Office Building, Knighton & Howell architects, 1929.]
1.0 photographic print
9 x 13.25 inches
PH273_6: Exterior view of Oregon State Office Building, Knighton & Howell architects, 1929. Cars in front.]
1.0 photographic print
11 x 14 inches

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  • Personal Names :
  • Knighton, William C., 1866-1938
  • Corporate Names :
  • Knighton & Howell
  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Oregon
  • Architecture--Oregon--Designs and plans
  • Buildings--Oregon
  • Buildings--Washington (State)
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Architectural drawings
    • Photographs

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