Chartier Newton Drawings
An Inventory to the Collection
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.
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.
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Chartier Newton Drawings (AR.2012.030). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
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.
Finding aid was prepared and encoded by Kathryn Garvey/2012. Photographs added by Molly Hults in 2014.
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