Austin History Center

Chartier Newton Drawings

An Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Newton, Chartier, 1933-2004
Title: Chartier Newton Drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1985
Abstract: Charles Chartier Newton was an architect who lived in Austin, Texas from 1971 until his death in 2004. The collection contains residential, ecclesiastical, public, and commercial architectural drawings by Chartier Newton and other architects at Chartier Newton & Associates created between 1971-1985.
Identification: AR.2012.030
Quantity: 1 flat file (702 drawings)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Chartier Newton was born in 1933 in Albuquerque to Charles Newton and Aileen Chartier. He grew up in Tyler, TX and graduated from John Tyler High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas A & M University in 1956 and a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1957. Newton married Patricia Ann Clarke in September of 1958.

He spent time working in the offices of Eero Saarinen and Associates, Caudill Rowlett and Scott, and Harrell + Hamilton. The Newton family moved to Austin, TX in 1971 where he designed their home and became a partner with Emerson-Fehr-Newton before forming Chartier Newton & Associates. As his career progressed, Newton enjoyed specializing in the design of churches.

Along with his work as an architect, Newton taught architecture courses at Texas A & M University, Rice University, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1986, he was inducted as a Fellow into the American Institute of Architects. Newton passed away on May 3, 2004.

Scope and Contents

The Drawings Series contains 702 drawings representing seventeen projects. The majority of the drawings and projects pertain to Bannockburn Baptist Church. Other projects include the Newton Residence, Sutton Hall at the University of Texas at Austin, and Pecan Square Shopping Center.

In addition to the drawings there are five photographs of the Bannokburn Baptist Church, Riverbend Baptist Church, Texas A & M Corp of Cadets Center, Hillside House for Southern Living and St. Michael's Episcopal Church.


Arranged into two series:
I. Drawings
II. Photographs


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Newton, Chartier.
Chartier Newton & Associates.
Austin (Tex.).
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Related Material

Architectural Archives

  • AR.2009.023 Rex Kitchens Records and Drawings - Architectural drawings of the Braniff International, Delta Airlines and Eastern Airlines facilities at Robert Mueller Municipal Airport as well as the Community Bank branch facility on Airport Boulevard by Newton.
  • AR.2009.014 Fehr & Granger and Emerson Fehr Drawings and Records - Newton was a member of this firm before opening his own office.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chartier Newton Drawings (AR.2012.030). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1986/094

Donation Date: 1986

The photographs were transferred to the Austin History Center from the Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries in 2013. The photographs were donated to them by Patricia Newton.

Processing Information

Finding aid was prepared and encoded by Kathryn Garvey/2012. Photographs added by Molly Hults in 2014.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Drawings, 1971-1985

View an index of the architectural drawings here.

II. Photographs, 1983, undated

Location qAR
Arch. Archives Box 6 Project photographs - Bannokburn Baptist Church, Riverbend Baptist Church, Texas A&M Corp of Cadets Center, Hillside House for Southern Living and St. Michael's Episcopal Church., 1983, undated