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Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Weber Iron Works invoices

Series II: Photographs, documents, and reference books

Series III: Ironwork designs by format/style

Series IV: Ironwork designs by client/residence

Series V: Ironwork designs (large format) and tools

Series VI: Ironwork designs (small format)

Series VII: Drawings from Weber Iron & Wire Company

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Weber-Staub-Briscoe Architectural Collection MS 586



Title: Weber-Staub-Briscoe Architectural Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1930-1990
Dates: 1909 - 2010
Abstract This collection includes pattern boards (design molds) and metal castings of architectural details such as stair rails, fencing, and other metalwork ornaments manufactured by Weber Iron & Wire Company from the 1930's to the 1990's. Some were designed by architects John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe. The collection also includes photographs, architectural drawings, reference books, and tools used in the manufacturing process, along with invoices from the company from 1933 to 1987.
Identification: MS 586
Quantity: 100.0 linear ft. (85 boxes plus oversized materials)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical note

WEBER IRON & WIRE COMPANY. The company was a fabricator of high-quality custom architectural details in metal and other materials. Founded in the late 1920's by Herman Weber as Weber Iron Works, Weber Iron & Wire Company became instrumental in creating original designs and duplications of fine nineteenth-century ornamental ironwork and metalwork for the projects of many of Houston's leading architects and builders, most notably John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe. Gustav Reimers, a vice-president of the company and son-in-law to Herman Weber, spearheaded this part of the operations of the company until his death in 1942. The son of the founder, George Weber, joined the firm in 1938 and worked there until 1982, earning a Craftsman Award in 1957 from the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Jim Weber, the grandson of the founder, joined the firm in 1965 and presided over the company until its sale in 2008. In order to produce the exceptional metalwork exactly as specified by the designs of the architects, scale and full-sized drawings of the designs were created. Some designs were forged by hand. Most were created by a detailed process including the formation of a replica of the design in clay which is cast in aluminum and placed on a pattern board used to make the final castings in iron, bronze, or aluminum. The body of work produced by Weber enriched Houston's heritage for the greater part of the 20th century, and continues to be admired in many of Houston's architectural treasures.

BRISCOE, BIRDSALL PARMENAS (1876–1971). Birdsall P. Briscoe, architect, was born on June 10, 1876, in Harrisburg, Texas; he attended the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Texas A&M University), and the University of Texas. He learned architecture through apprenticeships with the Houston architects C. Lewis Wilson and Lewis Sterling Green. After a brief partnership with Green (1909–11), Briscoe began independent practice in 1912. From 1922 until 1926 he was in partnership with Sam H. Dixon, Jr; from 1919 until his retirement in 1955, Briscoe shared an office with Maurice J. Sullivan. Briscoe was best known for his elegantly composed and detailed houses; his finest houses, designed between 1926 and 1940, exhibit the array of historical architectural styles characteristic of American eclectic architecture and are distinguished by the architect's gift for harmonious proportion and full-bodied ornamental detail. He worked extensively in the Houston neighborhoods of Courtlandt Place, Shadyside, Broadacres, and River Oaks. Briscoe joined the American Institute of Architects in 1921 and was elected a fellow of the institute in 1949. He died in Houston on September 18, 1971, and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Goliad.

Information taken from the Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbrbw), accessed July 19, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

STAUB, JOHN FANZ (1892–1981). John Fanz Staub, architect, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, on September 12, 1892. He attended the University of Tennessee (class of 1913), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he received a master's degree in architecture in 1916. From 1916 to 1921 Staub worked in New York for Harrie Thomas Lindeberg, an architect well known for his country houses. In 1921, when he was sent to Texas to supervise the construction of three houses that Lindeberg had designed in the Houston neighborhood of Shadyside, Staub decided to remain in Houston, and in 1923 he established his own practice there. From 1923 until 1942 he worked under his own name. He reorganized his firm as Staub and Rather in 1942, and as Staub, Rather and Howze in 1952. He retired from active practice in 1963. Staub was a cofounder of the South Texas chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1924 and served as the chapter's second president. In 1941 he was elected to fellowship in the AIA. During the 1920s he employed the full range of romantic European vernacular styles then in vogue for his domestic architecture. After the early 1930s, however, he displayed a consistent preference for more restrained architectural styles, especially Georgian Revival. From the beginning of his career, Staub was identified with the Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. His first independent commission in Houston was for the River Oaks Country Club (1924, demolished). Staub was retained to design Bayou Bend (1928), the house of Ima Hogg. Between 1924 and 1958 Staub designed thirty-one houses in River Oaks (including his own of 1926). Concentrations of houses by Staub also occur in the Houston neighborhood of Broadacres. He died on April 13, 1981, and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston.

Information taken from the Handbook of Texas Online, (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst94), accessed July 19, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes pattern boards (design molds) and metal castings of architectural details such as stair rails, fencing, and other metalwork ornaments manufactured by Weber Iron & Wire Company from the 1930's to the 1990's. Some were designed by architects John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe. The collection also includes photographs, architectural drawings, reference books, and tools used in the manufacturing process, along with invoices from the company from 1933 to 1987.

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Arrangement

The materials in this collection have been arranged in seven series as follows:
Series I: Weber Iron Works invoices
Series II: Photographs, documents, and reference books
Series III: Ironwork designs by format/style
Series IV: Ironwork designs by client/residence
Series V: Ironwork designs (large format) and tools
Series VI: Ironwork designs (small)
Series VII: Drawings from Weber Iron & Wire Company

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research. An appointment must be requested to view this collection. Please call the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or email woodson@rice.edu.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Architect (arc) Briscoe, Birdsall P., 1876-1971
Architect (arc) Staub, John F., 1892-1981
Subjects (Organizations)
Manufacturer (mfr) Weber Iron & Wire Company.
Subjects
Architects - Texas - Design and construction.
Architecture--Texas--Houston-- 20th century.

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Related Material

See also the Broadacres and Milroy Place subdivision development documents, 1923-1926 (MS 371). The finding aid is available online at https://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0371.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Weber-Staub-Briscoe Collection, 1909 - 2010 (MS 586), Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library , Rice University

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were donated by Jim Weber of Weber Iron & Wire Company in 2011.

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Additional Note - Inventory

A detailed inventory of the design molds, metalwork castings, and tools in this collection is available online at .

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Weber Iron Works invoices

Staub Invoices
Box Folder
1 1 Invoices, 1933
2 Invoices, 1934
3 Invoices, 1935
4 Invoices, Humble Oil & Refining Co. Building Addition, 1935
5 Invoices, 1936
6 Invoices, 1937
7 Invoices, 1938
Box Folder
2 1 Invoices, 1939
2 Invoices, 1940
3 Invoices, 1941
4 Invoices, 1954
5 Invoices, 1955
6 Invoices, 1958
7 Invoices, 1959
8 Invoices, 1960
9 Invoices, 1961
10 Invoices, 1962
11 Invoices, 1963
12 Invoices, 1964
13 Invoices, 1965-1967
14 Invoices, Miss Ima Hogg, 1936-1967
15 Invoices, Rice University, 1960-1965
Box Folder
3 1 Invoices, 1954 - A
2 Invoices, 1954 - B
3 Invoices, 1954 - C
4 Invoices, 1954 - D
5 Invoices, 1954 - E
6 Invoices, 1954 - F
7 Invoices, 1954 - G
8 Invoices, 1954 - H
9 Invoices, 1954 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1954 - K
11 Invoices, 1954 - L
12 Invoices, 1954 - M
13 Invoices, 1954 - N
14 Invoices, 1954 - O
15 Invoices, 1954 - P-Q
16 Invoices, 1954 - R
17 Invoices, 1954 - S
18 Invoices, 1954 - T
19 Invoices, 1954 - U-V
20 Invoices, 1954 - W
21 Invoices, 1954 - XYZ
22 Invoices, 1955 - A
23-24 Invoices, 1955 - B
25 Invoices, 1955 - C
26 Invoices, 1955 - D
27 Invoices, 1955 - E
28 Invoices, 1955 - F
29 Invoices, 1955 - G
30 Invoices, 1955 - H
31 Invoices, 1955 - I-J
32 Invoices, 1955 - K
33 Invoices, 1955 - L
34 Invoices, 1955 - M
35 Invoices, 1955 - N
36 Invoices, 1955 - O
37 Invoices, 1955 - P
38 Invoices, 1955 - R
39 Invoices, 1955 - S
40 Invoices, 1955 - T
41 Invoices, 1955 - U-V
42 Invoices, 1955 - W
43 Invoices, 1955 - XYZ
Box Folder
4 1 Invoices, 1958 - A
2-3 Invoices, 1958 - B
4 Invoices, 1958 - C
5 Invoices, 1958 - F
6 Invoices, 1958 - G
7 Invoices, 1958 - H
8 Invoices, 1958 - I-J-K
9 Invoices, 1958 - L
10 Invoices, 1958 - M
11 Invoices, 1958 - O
12 Invoices, 1958 - P
13 Invoices, 1958 - R
14 Invoices, 1958 - S
15 Invoices, 1958 - T
16 Invoices, 1958 - U-V
17 Invoices, 1958 - W-Y
18 Invoices, 1959 - A
19-22 Invoices, 1959 - B
23 Invoices, 1959 - C
24 Invoices, 1959 - D
25 Invoices, 1959 - E
26 Invoices, 1959 - F
27 Invoices, 1959 - G
28 Invoices, 1959 - H
29 Invoices, 1959 - I-J-K
Box Folder
5 1 Invoices, 1959 - L
2 Invoices, 1959 - M
3 Invoices, 1959 - N-O
4 Invoices, 1959 - P
5 Invoices, 1959 - R
6 Invoices, 1959 - S
7 Invoices, 1959 - T-V
8 Invoices, 1959 - W-Y
Box Folder
6 1 Invoices, 1960 - A
2 Invoices, 1960 - B
3 Invoices, 1960 - C
4 Invoices, 1960 - D
5 Invoices, 1960 - E
6 Invoices, 1960 - F
7 Invoices, 1960 - G
8 Invoices, 1960 - H
9 Invoices, 1960 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1960 - K
11 Invoices, 1960 - L
12 Invoices, 1960 - M
13 Invoices, 1960 - N
14 Invoices, 1960 - O
15 Invoices, 1960 - P-Q
16 Invoices, 1960 - R
17 Invoices, 1960 - S
18 Invoices, 1960 - T
19 Invoices, 1960 - U-V
20 Invoices, 1960 - W
21 Invoices, 1961 - A
22 Invoices, 1961 - B
23 Invoices, 1961 - C
24 Invoices, 1961 - D
25 Invoices, 1961 - E
26 Invoices, 1961 - F
27 Invoices, 1961 - G
28 Invoices, 1961 - H
29 Invoices, 1961 - I-J
Box Folder
7 1 Invoices, 1961 - K
2 Invoices, 1961 - L
3 Invoices, 1961 - M
4 Invoices, 1961 - N-O
5 Invoices, 1961 - P
6 Invoices, 1961 - R
7 Invoices, 1961 - S
8 Invoices, 1961 - T
9 Invoices, 1961 - U-V
10 Invoices, 1961 - W
11 Invoices, 1962 - A
12 Invoices, 1962 - B
13 Invoices, 1962 - C
14 Invoices, 1962 - D
15 Invoices, 1962 - E
16 Invoices, 1962 - F
17 Invoices, 1962 - G
18 Invoices, 1962 - H
19 Invoices, 1962 - I-J
20 Invoices, 1962 - K
21 Invoices, 1962 - L
22 Invoices, 1962 - M
23 Invoices, 1962 - N-O
24 Invoices, 1962 - P
25 Invoices, 1962 - R
26 Invoices, 1962 - S
27 Invoices, 1962 - T
28 Invoices, 1962 - U-V
29 Invoices, 1962 - W
Box Folder
8 1 Invoices, 1963 - A
2 Invoices, 1963 - B
3 Invoices, 1963 - C
4 Invoices, 1963 - D
5 Invoices, 1963 - E
6 Invoices, 1963 - F
7 Invoices, 1963 - G
8 Invoices, 1963 - H
9 Invoices, 1963 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1963 - K
11 Invoices, 1963 - L
12 Invoices, 1963 - M
13 Invoices, 1963 - N-O
14 Invoices, 1963 - P
15 Invoices, 1963 - R
16 Invoices, 1963 - S
17 Invoices, 1963 - T
18 Invoices, 1963 - U-V
19 Invoices, 1963 - W
20 Invoices, 1963 - XYZ
21 Invoices, 1964 - A
22 Invoices, 1964 - B
23 Invoices, 1964 - C
24 Invoices, 1964 - D
25 Invoices, 1964 - E
26 Invoices, 1964 - F
27 Invoices, 1964 - G
28 Invoices, 1964 - H
29 Invoices, 1964 - I-J
30 Invoices, 1964 - K
31 Invoices, 1964 - L
32 Invoices, 1964 - M
Box Folder
9 1 Invoices, 1964 - O
2 Invoices, 1964 - P
3 Invoices, 1964 - R
4 Invoices, 1964 - S
5 Invoices, 1964 - T
6 Invoices, 1964 - U-V
7 Invoices, 1964 - W
8 Invoices, 1964 - Recap
9 Invoices, 1965 - A
10 Invoices, 1965 - B
11 Invoices, 1965 - C
12 Invoices, 1965 - D
13 Invoices, 1965 - E
14 Invoices, 1965 - F
15 Invoices, 1965 - G
16 Invoices, 1965 - H
17 Invoices, 1965 - I-J
18 Invoices, 1965 - K
19 Invoices, 1965 - L
20 Invoices, 1965 - M
21 Invoices, 1965 - N
22 Invoices, 1965 - O
23 Invoices, 1965 - P
24 Invoices, 1965 - R
25 Invoices, 1965 - S
26 Invoices, 1965 - T
27 Invoices, 1965 - U-V
28 Invoices, 1965 - W
29 Invoices, 1965 - XYZ
Box Folder
10 1 Invoices, 1966 - A
2 Invoices, 1966 - B
3 Invoices, 1966 - C
4 Invoices, 1966 - D
5 Invoices, 1966 - E
6 Invoices, 1966 - F
7 Invoices, 1966 - G
8 Invoices, 1966 - H
9 Invoices, 1966 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1966 - K
11 Invoices, 1966 - L
12 Invoices, 1966 - M
13 Invoices, 1966 - N-O
14 Invoices, 1966 - P
15 Invoices, 1966 - R
16 Invoices, 1966 - S
17 Invoices, 1966 - T
18 Invoices, 1966 - U-V
19 Invoices, 1966 - W
20 Invoices, 1966 - XYZ
21 Invoices, 1967 - A
22 Invoices, 1967 - B
23 Invoices, 1967 - C
24 Invoices, 1967 - D
25 Invoices, 1967 - E
26 Invoices, 1967 - F
27 Invoices, 1967 - G
28 Invoices, 1967 - H
29 Invoices, 1967 - I-J
30 Invoices, 1967 - K
31 Invoices, 1967 - L
32 Invoices, 1967 - M
33 Invoices, 1967 - N-O
34 Invoices, 1967 - P
35 Invoices, 1967 - R
36 Invoices, 1967 - S
37 Invoices, 1967 - T
38 Invoices, 1967 - U-V
39 Invoices, 1967 - W
40 Invoices, 1967 - XYZ
Box Folder
11 1 Invoices, 1968 - A
2 Invoices, 1968 - B
3 Invoices, 1968 - C
4 Invoices, 1968 - D
5 Invoices, 1968 - E
6 Invoices, 1968 - F
7 Invoices, 1968 - G
8 Invoices, 1968 - H
9 Invoices, 1968 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1968 - K
11 Invoices, 1968 - L
12 Invoices, 1968 - M
13 Invoices, 1968 - N
14 Invoices, 1968 - O
15 Invoices, 1968 - P
16 Invoices, 1968 - R
17 Invoices, 1968 - S
18 Invoices, 1968 - T
19 Invoices, 1968 - U-V
20 Invoices, 1968 - W
21 Invoices, 1968 - XYZ
22 Invoices, 1969 - A
23 Invoices, 1969 - B
24 Invoices, 1969 - C
25 Invoices, 1969 - D
26 Invoices, 1969 - E
27 Invoices, 1969 - F
28 Invoices, 1969 - G
29 Invoices, 1969 - H
30 Invoices, 1969 - I-J
31 Invoices, 1969 - K
32 Invoices, 1969 - L
33 Invoices, 1969 - M
34 Invoices, 1969 - N-O
35 Invoices, 1969 - P
36 Invoices, 1969 - R
37 Invoices, 1969 - S
38 Invoices, 1969 - T
39 Invoices, 1969 - U-V
40 Invoices, 1969 - W
Box Folder
12 1 Invoices, 1970 - A
2 Invoices, 1970 - B
3 Invoices, 1970 - C
4 Invoices, 1970 - D
5 Invoices, 1970 - E
6 Invoices, 1970 - F
7 Invoices, 1970 - G
8 Invoices, 1970 -H
9 Invoices, 1970 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1970 - K
11 Invoices, 1970 - L
12 Invoices, 1970 - M
13 Invoices, 1970 - N-O
14 Invoices, 1970 - P
15 Invoices, 1970 - R
16 Invoices, 1970 - S
17 Invoices, 1970 - T
18 Invoices, 1970 - U-V
19 Invoices, 1970 - W
20 Invoices, 1970 - XYZ
21 Invoices, 1971 - A
22 Invoices, 1971 - B
23 Invoices, 1971 - C
24 Invoices, 1971 - D
25 Invoices, 1971 - E
26 Invoices, 1971 - F
27 Invoices, 1971 - G
28 Invoices, 1971 - H
29 Invoices, 1971 - I-J
30 Invoices, 1971 - K
31 Invoices, 1971 - L
32 Invoices, 1971 - M
33 Invoices, 1971 - N-O
34 Invoices, 1971 - P
35 Invoices, 1971 - R
36 Invoices, 1971 - S
37 Invoices, 1971 - T
38 Invoices, 1971 - U-V
39 Invoices, 1971 - W
40 Invoices, 1971 - XYZ
Box Folder
13 1 Invoices, 1972 - A
2 Invoices, 1972 - B
3 Invoices, 1972 - C
4 Invoices, 1972 - D
5 Invoices, 1972 - E
6 Invoices, 1972 - F
7 Invoices, 1972 - G
8 Invoices, 1972 - H
9 Invoices, 1972 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1972 - K
11 Invoices, 1972 - L
12 Invoices, 1972 - M
13 Invoices, 1972 - N-O
14 Invoices, 1972 - P
15 Invoices, 1972 - R
16 Invoices, 1972 - S
17 Invoices, 1972 - T
18 Invoices, 1972 - U-V
19 Invoices, 1972 - W
20 Invoices, 1972 - XYZ
21 Invoices, 1973 - A
22 Invoices, 1973 - B
23 Invoices, 1973 - C
24 Invoices, 1973 - D
25 Invoices, 1973 - E
26 Invoices, 1973 - F
27 Invoices, 1973 - G
28 Invoices, 1973 - H
29 Invoices, 1973 - I-J
30 Invoices, 1973 - K
31 Invoices, 1973 - L
32 Invoices, 1973 - M
33 Invoices, 1973 - N
34 Invoices, 1973 - O-P
35 Invoices, 1973 - R
36 Invoices, 1973 - S
37 Invoices, 1973 - T
38 Invoices, 1973 - U-V
39 Invoices, 1973 - W
40 Invoices, 1973 - XYZ
Box Folder
14 1 Invoices, 1974 - A
2 Invoices, 1974 - B
3 Invoices, 1974 - C
4 Invoices, 1974 - D
5 Invoices, 1974 - E
6 Invoices, 1974 - F
7 Invoices, 1974 - G
8 Invoices, 1974 - H
9 Invoices, 1974 - I-J-K
10 Invoices, 1974 - L
11 Invoices, 1974 - M
12 Invoices, 1974 - N
13 Invoices, 1974 - O
14 Invoices, 1974 - P
15 Invoices, 1974 - R
16 Invoices, 1974 - S
17 Invoices, 1974 - T-U-V
18 Invoices, 1974 - W
19 Invoices, 1974 - XYZ
20 Invoices, 1975 - A
21 Invoices, 1975 - B
22 Invoices, 1975 - C
23 Invoices, 1975 - D
24 Invoices, 1975 - E
25 Invoices, 1975 - F
26 Invoices, 1975 - G
27 Invoices, 1975 - H
28 Invoices, 1975 - I-J
29 Invoices, 1975 - K
30 Invoices, 1975 - L
31 Invoices, 1975 - M
32 Invoices, 1975 - N
33 Invoices, 1975 - P
34 Invoices, 1975 - R
Box Folder
15 1 Invoices, 1975 - S
2 Invoices, 1975 - T
3 Invoices, 1975 - U-V
4 Invoices, 1975 - W
5 Invoices, 1975 - XYZ
6 Invoices, 1976 - A
7 Invoices, 1976 - B
8 Invoices, 1976 - C
9 Invoices, 1976 - D
10 Invoices, 1976 - E
11 Invoices, 1976 - F
12 Invoices, 1976 - G
13 Invoices, 1976 - H
14 Invoices, 1976 - I-J
15 Invoices, 1976 - K
16 Invoices, 1976 - L
17 Invoices, 1976 - M
18 Invoices, 1976 - N-O
19 Invoices, 1976 - P
20 Invoices, 1976 - R
21 Invoices, 1976 - S
22 Invoices, 1976 - T-U-V
23 Invoices, 1976 - W
24 Invoices, 1977 - A
25 Invoices, 1977 - B
26 Invoices, 1977 - C
27 Invoices, 1977 - D
28 Invoices, 1977 - E
29 Invoices, 1977 - F
30 Invoices, 1977 - G
31 Invoices, 1977 - H
32 Invoices, 1977 - I-J
33 Invoices, 1977 - K
34 Invoices, 1977 - L
35 Invoices, 1977 - M
36 Invoices, 1977 - N-O
37 Invoices, 1977 - P
38 Invoices, 1977 - R
39 Invoices, 1977 - S
Box Folder
16 1 Invoices, 1977 - T
2 Invoices, 1977 - U-V
3 Invoices, 1977 - W
4 Invoices, 1978 - A
5 Invoices, 1978 - B
6 Invoices, 1978 - C
7 Invoices, 1978 - D
8 Invoices, 1978 - E
9 Invoices, 1978 - F
10 Invoices, 1978 - G
11 Invoices, 1978 - H
12 Invoices, 1978 - I-J
13 Invoices, 1978 - K
14 Invoices, 1978 - L
15 Invoices, 1978 - M
16 Invoices, 1978 - O-P
17 Invoices, 1978 - R
18 Invoices, 1978 - S
19 Invoices, 1978 - T-U-V
20 Invoices, 1978 - W
21 Invoices, 1978 - XYZ
22 Invoices, 1979 - A
23 Invoices, 1979 - B
24 Invoices, 1979 - C
25 Invoices, 1979 - D
26 Invoices, 1979 - E
27 Invoices, 1979 - F
28 Invoices, 1979 - G
29 Invoices, 1979 - H
30 Invoices, 1979 - I-J
31 Invoices, 1979 - K
32 Invoices, 1979 - L
33 Invoices, 1979 - M
34 Invoices, 1979 - N
35 Invoices, 1979 - P
36 Invoices, 1979 - R
37 Invoices, 1979 - S
Box Folder
17 1 Invoices, 1979 - T
2 Invoices, 1979 - U-V
3 Invoices, 1979 - W
4 Invoices, 1979 - XYZ
5 Invoices, 1980 - A
6 Invoices, 1980 - B
7 Invoices, 1980 - C
8 Invoices, 1980 - D
9 Invoices, 1980 - E
10 Invoices, 1980 - F
11 Invoices, 1980 - G
12 Invoices, 1980 - H
13 Invoices, 1980 - I-J
14 Invoices, 1980 - K
15 Invoices, 1980 - L
16 Invoices, 1980 - M
17 Invoices, 1980 - N
18 Invoices, 1980 - P
19 Invoices, 1980 - R
20 Invoices, 1980 - S
21 Invoices, 1980 - T
22 Invoices, 1980 - U-V
23 Invoices, 1980 - W
24 Invoices, 1980 - XYZ
25 Invoices, 1981 - A
26 Invoices, 1981 - B
27 Invoices, 1981 - C
28 Invoices, 1981 - D
29 Invoices, 1981 - E
30 Invoices, 1981 - F
31 Invoices, 1981 - G
32 Invoices, 1981 - H
33 Invoices, 1981 - I-J
34 Invoices, 1981 - K
35 Invoices, 1981 - L
36 Invoices, 1981 - M
37 Invoices, 1981 - N
38 Invoices, 1981 - O-P
39 Invoices, 1981 - R
40 Invoices, 1981 - S
41 Invoices, 1981 - T
42 Invoices, 1981 - U-V
43 Invoices, 1981 - W
44 Invoices, 1981 - XYZ
Box Folder
18 1 Invoices, 1982 - A
2 Invoices, 1982 - B
3 Invoices, 1982 - C
4 Invoices, 1982 - D
5 Invoices, 1982 - E
6 Invoices, 1982 - F
7 Invoices, 1982 - G
8 Invoices, 1982 - H
9 Invoices, 1982 - I-J
10 Invoices, 1982 - K
11 Invoices, 1982 - L
12 Invoices, 1982 - M
13 Invoices, 1982 - N
14 Invoices, 1982 - P
15 Invoices, 1982 - R
16 Invoices, 1982 - S
17 Invoices, 1982 - T
18 Invoices, 1982 - U-V
19 Invoices, 1982 - W
20 Invoices, 1982 - XYZ
21 Invoices, 1983 - A
22 Invoices, 1983 - B
23 Invoices, 1983 - C
24 Invoices, 1983 - D
25 Invoices, 1983 - E
26 Invoices, 1983 - F
27 Invoices, 1983 - G
28 Invoices, 1983 - H
29 Invoices, 1983 - I-J-K
30 Invoices, 1983 - L
31 Invoices, 1983 - M
32 Invoices, 1983 - N
33 Invoices, 1983 - P
34 Invoices, 1983 - R
Box Folder
19 1 Invoices, 1983 - S
2 Invoices, 1983 - T
3 Invoices, 1983 - V-W-Y
4 Invoices, 1984 - A
5 Invoices, 1984 - B
6 Invoices, 1984 - C
7 Invoices, 1984 - D
8 Invoices, 1984 - E
9 Invoices, 1984 - F
10 Invoices, 1984 - G
11 Invoices, 1984 - H
12 Invoices, 1984 - I-J
13-14 Invoices, 1984 - K
15 Invoices, 1984 - L
16 Invoices, 1984 - M
17 Invoices, 1984 - N-O
18 Invoices, 1984 - P
19 Invoices, 1984 - R
20 Invoices, 1984 - S
21 Invoices, 1984 - T
22 Invoices, 1984 - U-V
23 Invoices, 1984 - W-Z
24 Invoices, 1985 - A
25 Invoices, 1985 - B
26 Invoices, 1985 - C
27 Invoices, 1985 - D
28 Invoices, 1985 - E
29 Invoices, 1985 - F
30 Invoices, 1985 - G
31 Invoices, 1985 - H
32 Invoices, 1985 - I-J
33 Invoices, 1985 - K
34 Invoices, 1985 - L
35 Invoices, 1985 - M
36 Invoices, 1985 - N-O
37 Invoices, 1985 - P
38 Invoices, 1985 - R
Box Folder
20 1 Invoices, 1985 - S
2 Invoices, 1985 - T
3 Invoices, 1985 - W
4 Invoices, 1985 - XYZ
5 Invoices, 1986 - A
6 Invoices, 1986 - B
7 Invoices, 1986 - C
8 Invoices, 1986 - D
9 Invoices, 1986 - E
10 Invoices, 1986 - F
11 Invoices, 1986 - G
12 Invoices, 1986 - H
13 Invoices, 1986 - I-J
14 Invoices, 1986 - K
15 Invoices, 1986 - L
16 Invoices, 1986 - M
17 Invoices, 1986 - N-P
18 Invoices, 1986 - R
19 Invoices, 1986 - S
20 Invoices, 1986 - T
21 Invoices, 1986 - U-V
22 Invoices, 1986 - W-Z
23 Invoices, 1987 - B
24 Invoices, 1987 - C
25 Invoices, 1987 - D
26 Invoices, 1987 - E
27 Invoices, 1987 - F
28 Invoices, 1987 - G
29 Invoices, 1987 - H
30 Invoices, 1987 - I-J-K
31 Invoices, 1987 - L
32 Invoices, 1987 - M
33 Invoices, 1987 - P
34 Invoices, 1987 - R
35 Invoices, 1987 - S
36 Invoices, 1987 - T
37 Invoices, 1987 - U-V-W

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Series II: Photographs, documents, and reference books

Box Folder
21 1 Photographs - Fabricating Shop
2 Photographs - Ironwork
3 Ironwork Sketches
4 Jim Weber Ironwork Sketches, 1996-2001, n.d.
5 George Murray Residence - Gates & Double Doors Plans, 1985
Box Folder
22 1 Patent, 1932
2 Decorative Sign Designs, 1932, n.d.
3 Daily Cash Receipts and Disbursements Log, 1937-1939
4 Awards and Certificates, 1957-1970
5 Texas Sales and Use Tax Permit, 1968-1985
6 Article on Picton Playhouse, May 1977
7 Magazine Clippings of Ironwork, n.d.
8 Herman Weber Ornamental Advertising, no date
9 Weber Iron & Wire Co. Magazine Ads, 1977-1981
10 Webwood Florists Tree Designs, 1980
11 Interview Notes on Jim Weber and Family, 1999-2000
12 Weber-Staub-Briscoe Collection Preservation Proposal, 2009-2010
13 Invoices Inventory and Staub Book Page Correspondence
Box Folder
23 1 Illustrated Catalogue of Composition Capitals and Brackets, The Decorator's Supply Co., June 1909
2 Friedley-Voshardt Co. Architectural Sheet Metal Ornaments Catalogue, 1926
3 Wrought Iron Architecture by Gerald K. Geerlings, 1929
4 Colonial Ironwork in Old Philadelphia by Philip B. Wallace, 1930
5 Biedenham Heritage 1852-1952 by Emy-Lou Biedenham, 1962
Box
24 Oversize Materials

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Series III: Ironwork designs by format/style

Bin
1a-b Botanical designs
General note
Wooden molds with botanical designs, including rosettes, tulips, and lilies.
Bin
1b-d Stair rail ornaments
General note
Wooden, metal, and plaster molds with botanical and geometrical designs.
Bin
2 Ornaments and grates
General note
Wooden, metal, and plaster molds with botanical, geometrical, and animal designs: metal grates and cast metal pieces.
Bin
3 Ornaments
General note
Wooden, metal, and plaster molds with botanical, geometric, and shell designs; metal trellises, finials, and cast metal botanical pieces.
Bin
4a Bases
General note
Metal molds of large bases, wooden column bases.
Bin
4b Triangular designs
General note
Wooden and metal molds with triangular botanical designs, cast metal botanical pieces.
Bin
4c-d Ornaments and fencing
General note
Wooden molds with botanical, shells, and compass designs; metal fencing, trellises, botanical pieces.

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Series IV: Ironwork designs by client/residence

Bin
5b Cooke Wilson residence 2500 Ashley Ave Beaumont, TX
Bin
5c-d Ima Hogg residence 2940 Lazy Lane Houston, TX
Bin
6a Alex Camp residence 8617 Garland Rd Dallas Tx
Bin
6b Stephen Farish residence 2995 Lazy Lane Houston, TX
Ray Dudley residence 3371 Chevy Chase Houston, TX
George Heyer residence 2909 Inwood Houston, TX
Bin
6c Anderson/Burdine Clayton residence 3820 Willowick Houston, TX
Pincoffe residence 1323 N. Blvd Houston, TX
Anderson/Sandefor residence 3414 Del Monte Houston, TX
Isaac Arnold residence Willowick Houston, TX
Bin
6d Robert Bowles residence 3015 Inwood Houston, TX
Robertson/Cullen residence
A. C. Glassell residence 6007 E. Ridge Dr Shreveport, LA
Bin
7a Stephen Farish residence 2995 Lazy Lane Houston, TX
James Elkins residence 101 Farish Circle Houston, TX
James Elkins residence 33405 Meadow Lake Houston, TX
Elkins Glenwood Cemetery Houston, TX
Urschel, Hill & Combs residence San Antonio, TX
Bin
7b Claud Hamill residence 2124 River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX
Hall Windfohr residence 1900 Spanish Trail Westover Hill, Tx
Bin
7c Edward Andrews residence 3637 Inwood Houston, TX (demolished)
Glenwood Cemetary Houston, TX
Bin
7d River Oaks Country Club 1600 River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX

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Series V: Ironwork designs (large format) and tools

Oversize
Left Oversized wooden molds
General note
Wooden molds with botanical and geometrical designs.
Oversize
Right Oversized wooden molds
General note
Molds include designs from: University of Houston M D Anderson Library, A. C. Glassell residence 6007 E Ridge Dr Shreveport, LA, James Elkins residence 101 Farish Circle Houston, TX
Oversize
Top of Bins Oversized metal chandelier and botanical casting
Oversize
Shelf 1a Metal tools
Oversize
Shelf 1b-c Metal shell basins
Oversize
Shelf 1d-e Ornaments
General note
Wooden, metal, and plaster molds with botanical and geometric designs; metal, geometrical, and botanical pieces. Molds include designs from: Edward Andrews residence 3637 Inwood Houston, TX (demolished), Thomas Slick residence 606 Elizabeth Rd Terrell Hills, Tx

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Series VI: Ironwork designs (small format)

Box
25 - 85 Small metal and wooden ornaments and molds in botanical, geometrical, and animal designs; small tools.

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Series VII: Drawings from Weber Iron & Wire Company

map-drawer item
144 1 Handrail design by Gustav Reimers
2 Color design for iron work by Gustav Reimers (sample available)
3 Scrollwork design on tissue paper
4 Various scroll design sketches
5 Various leaf design sketches
6 No. 1882 sketch
7 No. 1875 sketch
8 Leaf sketch
9 No. 1854 sketch. 2 sheets
10 Horse and spur design
11 Detail of Door 1418 between Rooms 1456 and 1457. March 8, 1935
12 Detail of Door units 1340 and 1341. March 15, 1935
13 Detail of Door 1442 between Room 1458 and private toilet. John F. Staub-Kenneth Franzheim Architects. March 8, 1935
14 Iron stairail design
15 Garden gates design. 2204 Troon Road. February 22, 1954
16 Pedestal design
17 Photocopy of Electric exterior light fixtures. September 22, 1999
18 Boy playing flute, with bird design sketch
19 Driveway gates for Junior League of Houston + photograph. September 1976
20 Gate design by Gustav Reimers
21 Christ Church Cathedral Children's Chapel Entry gates
22 Encapsulated design sketch [tulip?]
23 Encapsulated sketch of design for chair railing with fan design
24 Encapsulated gate design with detail of leaf design
25 Sketch of gate design with dimensions. Burnett. November 1973
26 Entry gate sketches. 4 sheets
27 Gate design with dimensions and photographs. T.G. McGreevy. February 1975
28 Stair rail and design with photographs, lucite rectangles. Hudson Penthouse St James Tower. March 1978
29 Entry gate design with dimensions. No date
30 Detail of design with flower
31 Door detail and dimensions. Howard Terry. October 1976
32 Door detail and dimensions and photograph. David Smyth. November 1977
33 Gate design with dimension. Dr. Joe Barnhart. August 1975
34 Entry Gate design with dimensions and photograph. Mr & Mrs. L.B. Ditto. No date
35 Entry gate design with dimensions. No date
36 Gate design with dimensions with photograph. Jim Robertson
37 Gate design with dimensions
38 Gate design with dimensions and photograph. Lovelady. September 1977
39 Gate design with dimensions
40 Fax copy of gate design. 1995
41 Gate design detail and photograph. 2 sheets. Geo. McGehee. February 1975
42 Gate design. No date
43 Entry gate design [four scrolls].
44 Gate design with photograph. Dave Doucette. 2 sheets. October 1976
45 Gate design with dimensions
46 Gate design with heart pattern
47 Gate design. Dr. & Mrs. F.J. Greytok. 2 sheets. October 1977
48 Gate design with photograph. Warwick Hotel. November 1975
49 Gate design sketch
50 Gate design with dimensions and photograph
51 Gate design with dimension. Robert Landry. April 1975.
52 Gate design with dimension. February 10, 1986
53 Gate design with dimensions. Entrance Gates. Mrs. Geo. B. Coale. August 17, 1967
54 Design details. December 1, 1983
55 Door design detail. Mr. & Mrs. Logan Bagby. February 1977
56 Gate design. Dooley Dawson. April 1971
57 Gate design with dimensions
58 Gate design with dimensions. R.B. Mulcahy. July 1977
59 Gate design with dimensions. Jerry Lacy. May 1977.
60 Gate design with dimensions. Norma Adams. December 1977
61 Gate design with photograph. Evans Residence. October 1975
62 Gate design sketch
63 Entrance gates Mr. & Mrs. Howard Chen
64 Entrance gates. T.P. Hall. January 1978
65 Driveway gates. James Jump
66 Doorway gate with dimensions
67 Driveway Gate with photographs. October 1977
68 Grill and doors for J. Greenburg
69 Entrance gates. Peter Brooks. June 1971
70 [Neptune] and fish design detail. 2 sheets
71 Boy playing flute and girl at well design. [Houston Saengerbund on reverse]
72 Girl watering flowers design
73 Finial sketch (sample)
74 Leaf finial (sample)
75 Doorway sketch with grate. (Harrison)
76 Design detail (patternboard)
77 Moon and star. Weathervane sketch
78 Floral design sketch
79 Scroll pattern sketch
80 Running horse design
81 Hardware design
82 Urn with petcock detail
83 Lead urn detail
84 Driveway gates and details. 3009 Avalon. August 2, 1979
85 Roadrunner design for weathervane. June 1976
86 Cross design. 2 small sketches, 1 oversize drawing
87 Photocopy of entrance door design. December 20, 196?
88 "Sanitarium College." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment
89 "A Frontispiece." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment
90 "An Architects Residence and Studio." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment
91 "Two pylons at entrance to Bridge." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment
92 "End wing of an Embassy Building." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment
93 "A Loggia." Design by George H. Weber. No date. Texas A&M College assignment

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