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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. Drawings

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Danze & Davis Architects, Inc.
Title: Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. Drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1981
Abstract: Leopold Danze and H. Ross Davis, both University of Texas School of Architecture graduates, started Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. in 1960 in Austin, Texas. The collection contains eight sets of drawings of multi-family residential, ecclesiastical, public and educational projects dating from 1968 to 1981.
Identification: AR.2013.016
Quantity: 1 flat file drawer and 11 rolls (389 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

Leopold Danze, a New York City native, graduated with a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Texas in 1955. H. Ross Davis, an Amarillo, Texas native, graduated from the University of Texas with the same degree three years later. The two met as interns in the office of Austin architect Frank DeGroot. They started Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. in 1960 in Austin, Texas. Early on the firm specialized in residential projects and developed relationships with local home builders. Residential developments they worked on in the early 1960s include Windsor Park, Highland Park and Allendale. Work for their respective churches led to an increasing involvement in ecclesiastical projects. Their relationships with high-volume home builders allowed them to expand into speculative houses.

SOURCE: McCullar, Michael. "Architects Design a Successful Partnership." Austin American-Statesman, November 4, 1985: E1, E6.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains eight sets of drawings (389 sheets) of Austin, Texas school, church, commercial, public and multi-family residential projects dating from 1968 to 1981. Included are drawings for the Grant Building on 6th Street and Southcreek Elementary School. The drawings were donated by a local builder and may have been copies sent out for bids.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Danze, Leopold.
Davis, J. Ross.
Organizations:
Danze & Davis Architects, Inc.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Architecture--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Architectural drawings.

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Related Material

Drawings by Danze & Davis are also included in AR.2009.023 Rex Kitchens Drawings and Records; AR.2012.031 Charles Coatsworth Pinkney Drawings and Records and AR.2009.037 John Volz and Associates Records.

Specifications for the Parks & Recreation Building Addition (1500 West Riverside Drive) is available in the General Collection (A 725.13 DA).

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Drawings donated by a local building contractor during a call by the American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter for architectural drawings by local architects to create an archival collection at the Austin History Center.

Preferred Citation

Danze & Davis Architects, Inc. Drawings (AR.2013.016). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1985/082

Donation Date: 1985

Processing Information

Drawings processed by Ida Scott in 1988. Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Architectural Drawings, 1968-1981

View an index of the architectural drawings here.

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