Austin History Center

Bowman & Associates Drawings & Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Bowman, Jon A.
Title: Bowman & Associates Drawings & Records
Dates: 1955-1983
Abstract: The collection contains project files relating to the construction of the United Bank Tower and 266 drawings of commercial buildings, residences, and additions and renovations of residences in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
Identification: AR.2009.70
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box) and 266 drawings
Location: Architectural Archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Jon A. Bowman was a Texas registered architect (1950)and Texas registered professional engineer (1951). He began teaching in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in 1955 and continued part and full-time until he became a full professor in 1977. Professor Bowman retired from teaching in 1989. Mr. Bowman attended the Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia 1940-42. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, World War II, 1942-45. He received a B.S in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas in 1949 and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas in 1962. He worked for Giesecke, Kuehne & Brooks from 1947-51 and began his own consulting and architectural practice in 1952. From 1959-60 he served as a consultant to Governor Price Daniel and the State Architectural Advisory Committee on the projected land needs for future growth of the State Capitol Complex. He served as President of the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects from 1966-67.


Scope and Contents

The project files consist of correspondence, field reports, floor plans, notes, photographs, and reports relating to Mr. Bowman's work as a consultant supervision architect/engineer for the United Bank Tower built between 1978 and 1983 at the Northwest corner of Guadalupe and 15th Streets. These materials were created in his work observing and reporting on construction and through correspondence and meetings with Mr. Ruben Johnson, the General Partner, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and the General Mortgage Company of Houston, Texas. In the materials, the building is referred to as the University Bank Tower, the United Bank Tower, and the United Bank of Austin.

The collection also contains 266 drawings for commercial buildings, residences, and additions and restorations of residences completed between 1955 and 1983 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.


 

Arrangement

There is one series of project files. Drawings are in alphabetical order by client name. If there is no client name, drawings are alphabetized by project name. The drawings with no client name are listed first.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Bowman, Jon A.
Organizations:
Bowman & Associates.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Burnet County (Tex.)
Subjects:
Architecture--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Photographs.
Reports.
Correspondence.
Architectural drawings.

Separated Material

Duplicates and unindentified materials were deaccessioned.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the creator.

Preferred Citation

Bowman & Associates Drawings & Records (AR.2009.070). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2006/086

Donation Date: 2006

Processing Information

Encoding and Finding Aid by Toni Thomasson/2009.Updated by Kathryn Garvey/2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Project Files, 1979-1983

Box Folder
1 1-2 United Bank Tower, 1979-1983
3-4 Photographs, 1980



 

Architectural Drawings, 1955-1983, undated


Series Abstract: Entries are indexed in alphabetical order by Client's last name. Entries without client names are sorted by Project Name and listed before those that provide client's names. Project names are sometimes supplied by the archivist, as title blocks on the drawings prove to be inconsistent and many drawings are not labeled. An abbreviated version of the architect/firm name has been added by the repository to the beginning of each project number.
See Architectural Archives Card Catalog in the Reading Room for access to the following drawings.
Project number: BOW-009
Project name: Duplex
Date on drawings: 1972
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Street address: 3309 Bridle Path
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-70
Project name: Ahara Residence
Date on drawings: 1957
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Ahara, Olive D.
Street address: 29th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-28
Project name: Allen House "A"
Date on drawings: 1955
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Allen, E.L.
Street address: Red Bud Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-007
Project name: Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Texas Headquarters
Date on drawings: 1973
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Texas
Street address: 1704 Manor Road
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-006
Project name: Austin Diagnostic Clinic Additions and Alterations Phase I
Date on drawings: 1969
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Street address: 801 West 34th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-45
Project name: Benson Apartment
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Pendley George & Bowman
Client: Benson, Walter S. Jr.
Street address: 2502 Nueces St.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-42
Project name: Bowman Residence
Date on drawings: 1955
Primary archt/firm: Pendley, George & Bowman
Client: Bowman, Jon A. (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 3707 Bridle Path
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-008
Project name: Bowman Residence Addition and Remodel
Date on drawings: 1963-64
Primary archt/firm: Jon A. Bowman
Client: Bowman, Jon A. (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 3500 Cherry Lane
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-010
Project name: Duplex
Date on drawings: 1983
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Bowman, Jon A. (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 6211 Adalee Drive
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-8204
Project name: Rosewood Neighborhood Center
Date on drawings: 1982
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Other archt/firm: The Cali Group
Collaborators: Jerry Fleming, P.E.
Client: City of Austin Human Services Department
Street address: 2005 Salina
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-39
Project name: Hall Residence
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Pendley George & Bowman
Client: Hall, C.W. (Dr. and Mrs.)
Street address: Pemberton Place
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-64
Project name: Jones Residence Remodel
Date on drawings: 1956
Primary archt/firm: Jon A. Bowman
Client: Jones, Johnny (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 1512 Forrest Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-001
Project name: Leach Commercial Building
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Leach, William H.
Street address: 1717 East Avenue
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-003
Project name: Lagowski Residence Addition and Remodeling
Date on drawings: 1973
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Lagowski, Joe J. (Dr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 2105 Meadowbrook
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-15
Project name: Lindeman Commercial Building
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Pendley, George & Bowman
Client: Lindeman, James E. Jr.
Street address: Lavaca St.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-004
Project name: Lippmann Residence Remodeling and Additions
Date on drawings: 1967
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Lippmann, David (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 2308 Tower Drive
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-011
Project name: Mears Residence
Date on drawings: 1972
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Mears, Dewey (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: Deerfoot Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-005
Project name: Moreland Residence
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Moreland, Ralph (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address:
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-002
Project name: Morse Residence
Date on drawings: 1972
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Morse, Fred Jr. (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 3418 Foothill Terrace
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-012
Project name: Nelson Residence
Date on drawings: 1962
Primary archt/firm: Jon A. Bowman
Collaborators: E.J. Revell and Company
Client: Nelson, Tom E. Jr. (Mrs.)
Street address: Rockmoor Ave.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-25B
Project name: Ross Project House "B"
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Pendley, George & Bowman
Client: Ross, H.P.
Street address:
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-25C
Project name: Ross Project House "C"
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: Pendley, George & Bowman
Client: Ross, H.P.
Street address:
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BOW-013
Project name: Wright Vacation Residence
Date on drawings: 1972
Primary archt/firm: Bowman & Associates
Client: Wright, Charles Alan (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: Windermere Oaks
City:
County: Burnet
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.