Austin History Center

Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood Drawings and Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood
Title: Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood Drawings and Records
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1973
Abstract: Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood was founded in Austin, Texas in 1955 by Jay Barnes, Robert Landes and Jack Goodman. Lamar Youngblood joined the firm in 1959 and made partner in 1960. The small collection of architectural drawings and specifications date from 1958 to 1973 and represent five projects in Austin.
Identification: AR.2009.007
Quantity: 1 flat file drawer and 4 rolls (194 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

Administrative History

Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood (BLGY) was founded in Austin, Texas in 1955 by Jay Barnes, Robert Landes and Jack Goodman. Lamar Youngblood joined the firm in 1959 and made partner in 1960. Barnes was an Austin native that graduated from the University of Texas in 1950 with an engineering graduate degree. He worked in the Fort Worth office of Preston Geren, Architect prior to founding BLGY. Landes was born in Houston, Texas but moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture in 1950. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Goodman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in 1951.

Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood projects include the Austin Public Library Howson Branch (1960), First Baptist Church with Page Southerland Page (1969), Stephen F. Austin High School (1975), Employees Retirement System of Texas Office Building (1979) and the Travis County Jail (1986).

The name of the firm was eventually changed to BLGY, Inc.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 194 architectural drawings and specifications dating from 1958 to 1973. The Austin Public Library Howson project is represented by a watercolor architectural perspective of the branch, the mechanical and electrical work specifications and the specifications for general construction. In addition there are elevations, sections, architectural and mechanical details for the Hyde Park Christian Church, Stephen F. Austin High School, Travis County Courthouse aerial passageway and the Travis County Courthouse Office Annex.


Arrangement

Arranged into two series:
I. Specifications
II. Drawings

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:
Barnes, Jay.
Goodman, Jack.
Landes, Robert.
Youngblood, R. Lamar.
Organizations:
Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood.
BLGY, Inc.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Architecture--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Architectural drawings.

Related Material

Drawings and specification on microfilm for the Eanes New Elementary School and the New Veterans Affairs Annex from the mid-1990s by BLGY, Inc were donated by McGraw Hill and are located in the Microfilm Room (FILM-025 and FILM-044).

Drawings for the Travis County, TX - Parking Facility at San Antonio Street and 10th by Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood are cataloged with AR.2009.023 Rex Kitchens Drawings and Records.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barnes Landes Goodman Youngblood Drawings and Records (AR.2009.007). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Specifications, 1960

Box Folder
1 1-2 Austin Public Library Howson Branch, 1960



II. Drawings, 1958-1973

View an index of the architectural drawings here.