Austin History Center

Coates and Legge Records and Drawings

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Coates and Legge
Title: Coates and Legge Records and Drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1968
Abstract: Coates and Legge was an architectural firm in Austin, Texas during the 1960s. The small collection contains construction documents and architectural drawings for the Austin Public Library Oak Springs branch and construction documents for the Boys Scouts of America Capitol Area Council office building.
Identification: AR.2009.011
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box) and 1 flat file drawer (16 drawings)
Location: Architectural Archives flat files and shelves
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Coates and Legge was an architectural firm in Austin, Texas in the 1960s formed by Don Edward Legge and Paul Coates, Jr.. The firm was originally organized as Allen, Coates and Legge, Architects in 1960 but by 1963 John Chiles Allen had left the partnership. Don Edward Legge attended Texas A&M University, the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and graduated from the University of Texas in 1954. Paul Coates, Jr. was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota and came to Austin in 1952 to study architectural design under Harwell Hamilton Harris at the University of Texas School of Architecture.

Projects designed by Coates and Legge include Dairyland County Mutual Insurance Company (Airport Boulevard) office building, White Instrument Laboratories building, Employees Retirement System of Texas office building, University of Texas Laboratory (Brackenridge Field Laboratory), and the Austin Public Library Oak Springs branch (now called the Willie Mae Kirk branch).


Scope and Contents

Coates and Legge Records and Drawings is a small collection that contains the general construction contract and the architectural drawings for the Austin Public Library Oak Springs Branch built in 1967. Also included are the construction documents for an office building for the Boy Scouts of American Capitol Area Council from 1968.


Arrangement

Collection is arranged by material type.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Legge, Don Edward.
Coates, Paul, Jr.
Organizations:
Coates and Legge.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Architecture--Texas--Austin
Architects--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Architectural drawings.
Contract.
Construction documents.

Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Subject: Libraries - Branches - Willie Mae Kirk L2710 (51)
  • AF Subject: Boy Scouts of America B5730


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coates and Legge (AR.2009.011). 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 2016.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Construction Documents, 1966-1968

Box Folder
1 1 Oak Springs Branch, 1966
2 Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council, 1968



Architectural Drawings, 1966

Location FlatFile
Architectural Archives FF-001/AUS Austin Public Library Oak Springs Branch, 1966