The Doheny Memorial Library: Architectural Features

Brief History of the Doheny Building:

Principal movers: The Doheny family; Dr. Rufus B. VonKleinsmid, Chancellor of the University; Charlotte Brown, Head Librarian.

Architect: Samuel E. Lunden
Landscape Architect: A. E. Hanson

Contractors involved:

  • A. J. Bayer Co. - ornamental metal work, candelabra at the main entrance;
  • Angkor Mosaic Co. - mosaic work;
  • Arenz-Warren Co. - painting work;
  • B. B. Bell and Co. - standard interior and exterior lighting fixtures;
  • C. W. Cole & Co. - lighting equipment;
  • Commercial Fixture Co. - cabinet work;
  • Consolidated Steel Co. - structural steel and elevator work;
  • L. A. Marble and Tile Co. - tile work;
  • McGilvray-Raymond corp. - stone work (cut and set);
  • Musto-Keenan Co. - marble work;
  • P. J. Walker Co. - concrete work, masonry;
  • Schatz Venetian Blind Co. - venetian blinds;
  • Texas Quarries, Inc. - stone work (rough blocks of Cordova Cream Limestone on the Doheny building facade);
  • Thermador Electric Mfg. Co. - electric air and water heaters;
  • W. P. Fuller and Co. - glass and glazing work;
  • Wagner-Woodruff Co. - special interior lighting fixtures;
  • Warren & Bailey Co. - magnesia pipe insulation

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