University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Busby Building Corporation records, 1927-1960s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Busby Building Corporation (San Antonio, Tex.)
Title: Busby Building Corporation records,
Dates: 1927-1960s
Creator Abstract: Leland Busby was an early San Antonio builder who constructed cottage homes in Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Monte Vista and the Jefferson High School area. He began building in San Antonio in 1918 and developed Leland Terrace, Oak Park Estates and Oak Park Village at the New Braunfels and Nacogdoches.
Content Abstract: Content
Identification: MS 392
Extent: 16 linear feet (5 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Historical Note

Leland Busby was an early San Antonio builder who constructed cottage homes in Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Monte Vista and the Jefferson High School area. He began building in San Antonio in 1918 and developed Leland Terrace, Oak Park Estates and Oak Park Village at the New Braunfels and Nacogdoches intersection.


Scope and Content Note

The Busby Building Corporation records include approximately 125 blueprints, architectural plans, and sketches. The bulk of the plans are for residences in Oak Park Estates, which extends north from the New Braunfels-Nacogdoches intersection to Interstate 410, and were built from the 1950s-1970x..


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

This collection is currently housed at UTSA's Hemisfair Campus and must be accessed via the Institute of Texan Cultures reading room. To request access, please use our Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.


Index Terms

Organizations
Busby Building Corporation (San Antonio, Tex.)
Persons
Busby, Leland, -1969.
Subjects
Architecture, Modern--20th century--Texas.
Architecture, Domestic--Texas.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Architectural documents.
Blueprints (reprographic copies).
Local Subjects
Architecture/Historic Preservation

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Busby Building Corporation at the date of accessioning.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Busby Building Corporation records, MS 392, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donation from the Deanne Trodden in March 2012 (Acc. 2012-027).

Processing Information

The collection has been inventoried and encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Busby Building Corporation

Busby
Box
OM1 315 Busby
322 Busby
321 Busby
333 Busby
Busby at Greenbrier
unidentified Busby residence
Camellia Way
Box
OM1 135 Camellia Way
115 Camellia Way
110 Camellia Way
125 Camellia Way
126 Camellia Way
134 Camellia Way
Edgehill
Box
OM1 230 Edgehill Dr
206 Edgehill Dr
210 Edgehill Dr
211 Edgehill Dr
215 Edgehill Dr
218 Edgehill Dr
219 Edgehill Dr
222 Edgehill Dr
El Rancho
Box
OM2 155 El Rancho Way
150 El Rancho Way
103-07 El Rancho Way
110 El Rancho Way
Butler residence
133 El Rancho Way
134 El Rancho Way
142 El Rancho Way
145 El Rancho Way
Greenbrier
Box
OM1 102 Greenbrier
110 Greenbrier
135 Greenbrier
Hillview
Box
OM2 102 Hillview
155 Hillview
165 Hillview
175 Hillview
110 Hillview
118 Hillview
150 Hillview
145 Hillview
142 Hillview
135 Hillview
115 Hillview
119 Hillview
125 Hillview
126 Hillview
134 Hillview
Laburnum
Box
OM3 137 Laburnum Dr
203 Laburnum Dr
205 Laburnum Dr
Manning residence
Grimes residence (NCB 12547)
Kline residence (11866)
118 Laburnum Dr
122 Laburnum Dr
Chodo residence
114 Laburnum Dr
Duncan residence
unidentified Laburnum Dr residence
103.07 Laburnum Dr
102.06 Laburnum Dr
108 Laburnum Dr
Huggin residence
Oak Park Dr
Box
OM5 102 Oak Park Dr
Hollars residence
126 Oak Park Dr
2 Oak Park Dr
110, 112, 114 Oak Park Dr
Glass residence
144 Oak Park Dr
115 Oak Park Dr
103-07 Oak Park Dr
214 Oak Park Dr
Unidentified Oak Park Dr residence
226 Oak Park Dr
Thomas residence
150 Oak Park Dr
Oak Park Dr and Lindonwood (O'Neil Ford)
Steen residence
201 Oak Park Dr
Oakhurt
Box
OM4 188 Oakhurst Pl
119 Oakhurst Pl
126 Oakhurst Pl
134 Oakhurst Pl
135 Oakhurst Pl
142 Oakhurst Pl
147 Oakhurst Pl
Willoughby residence
159 Oakhurst Pl
157 Oakhurst Pl
203 Oakhurst Pl
102.06 Oakhurst Pl
103.07 Oakhurst Pl
110 Oakhurst Pl
111 Oakhurst Pl
211 Oakhurst Pl
218 Oakhurst Pl
Cavender residence
Treasure Way
Box
OM3 102-106 Treasure Way
112-114 Treasure Way
126-130 Treasure Way
142-146 Treasure Way
158-162 Treasure Way
174-178 Treasure Way
182 Treasure Way
203 Treasure Way
222 Treasure Way
Assorted Oak Park Estate homes
Box
OM4 Leland Terrace (NCB 11871)
Mitchell Residence (possibly 155 Oakhurst)
Betts residence
Ferguson residence
Assorted
Box
OM5 Kaplan residence (8503 Wakefield)
Crews residence
Buchek residence
Henderson residence
Mitchell addition and remodel
Calhoun Plan
1957 Parade of Homes
Drawer
32 Woodlawn area "Homes for Sale" flyer, 1927