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Detailed Description of the Collection
Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings
An Inventory to the Collection
Charles Coastworth Pinkney was born in 1906 in Denver to Jessie and Fred Coatsworth Pinkney. In 1927, he graduated from Colorado A & M where he majored in horticulture and entomology. Pinkney received his Master of Science in Landscape Architecture from Harvard in 1934. He was awarded the Charles Elliot traveling fellowship that allowed him to study in Europe for a year. Pinkney served his apprenticeship at Omstead Landscape Company in Boston with Bradford Williams for private practice.
Pinkney married Evelyn Robinson Pinkney in 1934, and in 1939, the Pinkney family moved to Austin where he opened his own landscape architecture office. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Austin Garden Club, and Heritage Society. Pinkney passed away in 1994.
The Drawings series contains 1553 landscape architecture drawings associated with 1021 projects, the majority of which represent residential projects. Pinkney also created landscape planning and design for commercial, medical, ecclesiastical, educational, public, and military projects.
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Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings (AR.2012.031). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1997/054
Donation Date: 1997
Finding aid was prepared and encoded by Kathryn Garvey/2012.