Guide to the Ezra C. Stiles Collection, 1916-1953 AIS.2000.08

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Ezra C. Stiles Collection
Creator
Stiles, Ezra C.
Collection Number
AIS.2000.08
Date [inclusive]
1916-1953
Extent
34.0 oversized folders
Abstract
Ezra C. Stiles was one of western Pennsylvania's top landscape architects, designing gardens for several of Pittsburgh's prominent families, including the Scaifes, Corsons, Frownes, and Garmens. He also consulted for the Carnegie Steel Works and participated in a number of public works projects, drafting plans for parks, cemeteries, and schools. The collection consists entirely of blueprints originating from Stiles' office, relating to various projects commissioned by private citizens, corporations, and city governments. The blueprints were found arranged in a collage-like manner pasted to the walls and ceiling in the attic office of Stiles' former house, often with two or three works overlapping one another. Spanning the years 1916 through 1953, this collection represents the only consolidated grouping of Stiles’ work.
Sponsor Note
Support for this project was provided in part by the Garden Club of Allegheny County and the University Library System.

Preferred Citation

Ezra C. Stiles Collection, 1916-1953, AIS.2000.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Born in Painted Post, New York, in 1891, Ezra C. Stiles moved to southwestern Pennsylvania as a young child. After completing his studies at Penn State University, Stiles served in the Army Corp of Engineers in Europe during the First World War. During his military service, Stiles toured gardens in France and Luxembourg, an experience that would influence the course of his career in the following decades. Upon returning home, Stiles found work with the A.W. Smith Company, a landscaping and floral business, and in 1926 he established his own landscape architecture business based out of the Renshaw Building in downtown Pittsburgh.

As his career progressed, Stiles became an increasingly prolific architect. He completed projects for individuals, corporations, and city planners. Stiles designed gardens for many prominent Pittsburgh families, including the Scaifes, Corsons, Frownes, and Garmens. He also consulted on a number of construction projects for the Carnegie Steel Works, the Rockwell Manufacturing Corporation, and the Robertshaw Fulton Company.

Stiles' most enduring work is in the public sphere, examples of which include garden designs for Clarion City Park, Altoona's Alto-Reste Cemetery, and Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. From the late 1950s through the 1960s, Stiles' firm created designed two city parks for the Pittsburgh bicentennial.

Although Stiles is known as one of the area's top landscape architects, he also worked as an urban planner, writer, mapmaker, and painter.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection consists entirely of blueprints originating from Stiles' office, relating to various projects commissioned by private citizens, corporations, and city governments. Spanning the years 1916 through 1953, this collection represents the only consolidated grouping of Stiles’ hand-rendered engineering blueprints. The blueprints were discovered arranged in a collage-like manner applied to the walls and ceiling in the attic office of Stiles' former house in Oakmont (13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh) with a water-soluble adhesive. The prints, which in some cases were pasted over sections of one another, vary in quality and state of deterioration. A number of the blueprints suffer from discoloration caused by the wallpaper upon which they had been pasted. Given the diversity of these materials, the collection is arranged in four series.

The first series in the collection consists of Stiles' landscape architecture work, dating from 1918 through the 1940s. While most of the designs are for families in the Pittsburgh area, there are several projects done for clients outside the region. These documents reveal how Stiles used western Pennsylvania's uneven terrain to his benefit by creating flowered terraces or waterfalls amid the landscape. Researchers will also note Stiles' use of perennials and the strategic central placement of sundials and ponds.

The second series contains some of Stiles' public works. Here, venues such as cemeteries, public parks, and schools are presented. Although Stiles was instrumental in his work for the Pittsburgh Regional Parks system, this collection does not include such material. Still, his designs for the Clarion City Park and Schenley Park (both in the Pittsburgh area) represent a similar effort. The design for the Alto-Reste Cemetery in Altoona remains one of the best preserved documents in the collection. The records also reveal that Stiles' work was in demand as far south as Greenville, South Carolina, where he did landscape architecture work for Furman University.

The third series consists of engineering blueprints found hanging on the walls of Stiles' office, the bulk of which date from the 1940s. Unlike the works found elsewhere in the collection, these documents were created for industrial and public works projects. Although Stiles did not create all of the prints, notes on some of the records indicate that he studied the prints and consulted on the projects. The prints mostly pertain to efforts undertaken by the Carnegie Steel Corporation at their plants in Duquesne and Munhall, Pennsylvania. Also represented are public works designs, including a 1941 project that widened and added intersections to McKnight Road.

When these materials were gathered from Stiles' office, a number of the very brittle prints fell apart. The final series houses fragments which could not be confidently identified with the project to which it belongs.

Details relating to the client, property and design were taken directly from the drawing and are listed in the item-level scope and content section. When available, additional information is noted in a supplemental paragraph.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 2004

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of hte copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ian Hartman and Kate Colligan in the fall of 2004, making use of an inventory created by Susan Strahler, a landscape design student, during the conservation of these blueprints. Revisions to the finding aid were made by Matt Strauss in September 2007.

Existence and Location of Originals

Folder 11 is located with oversized material.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Blueprints (Reprographic copies)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Stiles, Ezra C.

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Business and Industry
  • Engineering drawings -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County.
  • Environment
  • Landscape architects -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Landscape architectural drawing -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Landscape architectural projects -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Landscape architectural projects -- United States

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Previous Citation

Ezra C. Stiles Collection, 1916-1953, AIS.2000.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architecture, 1916-1948 

  Map-caseDrawerFolder
Thomas Well Jr., Esq. Estate, 1916-1923 661
  1. Youngstown, Ohio
  2. A.W. Smith Co., Landscape Dept., Keenan Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Ralph F. Pinner, Landscape Architect

Scale 1/8"=1'. Shows drainage, terraces. Drawing shows edge outline of footprint of house with formal, terraced, garden spaces of lily pool, rose garden, pergola stone steps. Drawing not intact. Torn at top, some lettering missing. Drawing has uneven cut on bottom (probably old), bottom and left side missing.

  Folder
R.S. and --B. Mebane, June 1920 1
  1. Great Falls, South Carolina
  2. E.S. Draper, Landscape Architect -- City Planner
  3. 11 East --Street, Charlotte, N.C.
  4. Studied by ESD, ECS
  5. Drafted by ECS
  6. Checked by FG
  7. Approved by HHB

Proposed Bath House For Plan # 1075-8. Front elevation of formal bath house with grey limestone or brown sandstone block niche. Plan of bathhouse illustrates interior layout and exterior entrance. Details for oak doors, details for ornamental beam, detail showing form of pool light. Standard size drawing, torn in spots with slight discoloration at edges. Wallpaper showing through at edge.

  Folder
Estate of E.F. Clark, Esq., 1923 1
  1. Youngstown, Ohio
  2. A.W. Smith Co. Landscape Dept.
  3. Keenan Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. EC Stiles, Landscape
  5. Elevation of garden and a list of planting material.
  Folder
Estate of E.F. Clark, Esq., undated 1
  1. Youngstown, Ohio
  2. Flower and pool garden.
  Folder
F.M. Graff, 1923 1
  1. Blairsville, PA
  2. Location plan for entrance drive
  3. Based on a preliminary survey by Albert Smith
  Folder
Mr. A. S. Hanes, Esq., 1919 1
  1. Winston – Salem – North Carolina
  2. E.S. Draper, Landscape Architect & City Planner
  Folder
Estate of Mr. Henry Wall, undated 2
  1. Rockingham, NC
  2. E.S. Draper, Landscape Architect
  3. 506 Trust Building, Charlotte, NC

Details of lattice and brickwork. Scale on each of details. Drawing contains section and elevation drawings of lattice fencing, sections of brick steps, plan of lattice hood for statue, elevation of hooded statue, house terrace showing plan of detail of brick paving, elevation of house terrace. Wallpaper showing through on drawing. Right border of drawing missing.

  Folder
Estate of Mr. Henry Wall, c.a.-1919 2
  1. Rockingham, NC
  2. E.S. Draper, Landscape Architect
  3. 506 Trust Building, Charlotte, NC
  4. Scale 1"=10'
  5. Plantings
  Folder
Emslie Nicholson, October 1920 3
  1. Union, SC
  2. E.S. Draper Landscape Architect And City Planner
  3. 11 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC
  4. Scale 1” = 16'

Sheet no. 1 to accompany plan no. 1125-1. Perspective rendering of stone home with side and back view. Floor layouts of first and second floor.

  Folder
G.B Ryland, Esq., October 1922 3
  1. Beacon Street Schenley Park
  2. A.W. Smith Co., Landscape Dept., Keenan Buildingg, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. E. C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  4. Studied by ECS
  5. Drawn by HR
  6. Checked by ECS
  7. Approved by EC Stiles
  8. Plan #1607-1
  9. Scale 1” – 10'

"Preliminary General Plan For Portion of Property." Formal garden plan with curved pergola, stone paved walk linking centered garden spaces of circular sundial area, grass panels, and flower gardens. Drawing also includes a perspective of ‘bird bath from porch,' and a ‘Section of Garden Looking through Sundial.' Standard size drawing; has been damaged by the wallpaper in Stiles' office.

  Folder
Edward Tomajko, April 1924 3
  1. Adamsburg, PA
  2. A.W. Smith Co., Landscape Dept.
  3. Keenan Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. E.C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  5. Studied by ECS
  6. Drafted by CVB
  7. Checked By ECS
  8. Approved by EC Stiles
  9. Plan # 1737-1

General landscape plan. Large property with formal gardens close to residence, including sunken garden, enclosed lawn area, brick terrace. Cow stable, vegetable garden, clothes drying area near rear of property (near vehicle turn). Off Lincoln Highway.

  Folder
For the Property of D. F. Ritter, September 1924 3
  1. Indiana, Pennsylvania
  2. Scale 1” = 10’, September 1924
  3. A.W. Smith Co. Landscape Dept. Pittsburgh
  4. Studied by ECS
  5. Drafted by W. Cook and R.S.I
  6. Approved by E.C. Stiles
  7. Revised grades, drainage, water supply, lighting
  8. Plan # J752-3

Grading & Utilities Plan. Formal garden with multiple levels, rectilinear and curvilinear garden rooms. Duplicate plan.

  Folder
Estate of D. Ritter, Esq., November 21, 1924 3
  1. Indiana –- Pennsylvania
  2. AW Smith Co. Landscape Dept., Pittsburgh, PA
  3. E.C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  4. Scale ¼

"Perennial Garden And Spring Bulbs in Rose Garden." Formal garden space of Perennial Garden with grass panel, bird houses with light, geometric layout with arched seating area. Key list of plant material. Iris arientatis, digitalis, saxifraga cordifolia, artemisia stalleriatia, pachysandra terminalis, iris sibirica, larksspur, catmint, stachys lanata. Formal rose garden layout in next section. Stone wall and possible brick wall outlining space with rose parterre beds outlined with newly placed tulips lining bed. In center or 4 parterred space is a sundial with grass panels separating all beds.  Narcissus Empress outline border beds on outside edges of parterred space. Bulbs.. crocus,  narcissus empress, tulip psyche, t. bartignen, painted lady, t. ouida. 1’ Drawing mostly intact, just border torn off. Drawing is discolored and torn away in some places.

  Folder
Edward --, ca. 1925 3
  1. AW Smith Co., Landscape Dept., Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Lincoln Highway

Elevation of garden and property with entrance at Lincoln Highway. Plant listing. Title of property and owner obscured by tear in page.

  Folder
Mrs. W.H. McAfee, April 1928 4
  1. 6500 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. A.W. Smith Co., Landscape Dept., Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Ezra Stiles
  4. Scales noted
  5. Plan No. 1836

Wood fence with panel top detail. Plan of flower garden. Scale 1/8” = 1’-0”. Conceptual plan showing octagonal pool surrounded by stone paving. The pool is centered in formal beds of flowers are connected by grass paths. Noted on drawing that fence to be painted an Italian green. Small drawing with water damage at edges. Slightly torn in places.

  Folder
Mr. Roger W. Andrews, July 1929 4
  1. Waldheim Road, Aspinwall PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Drafted by E.R. (or F.R.)
  4. Scale 1/8”= 1’-0”
  5. Plan # 681-4

Planting Plan for Flower Garden Area. Plan for two formal flower gardens, surrounded by brick walk with a shelter at one end and a pool feature anchoring the other end. Privet hedge separates the flower garden from other area. Combined list of plant material shown using a numeric key to identify plants. Some plants are viburnum opulus nana, heuchera sanguainea, santolina, digitalis, gailllardia grandifolia. Rock garden plants described as  sedum sieboldi, veronica incana, alyssum saxitile, cerastium tomentosum, dianthus plumarius. Small drawing. Good condition, some slight discoloration, and tear.

  Folder
Mr. Roger W. Andrews, Revised July 31, 1929 4
  1. General planting plan for residence grounds.
  2. Plan # 581-3

Plan in good condition, slight tear, some slight discoloration. Duplicate.

  Folder
Mr. Roger W. Andrews, July 1929 4
  1. Waldheim Road, Aspinwall, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles Landscape Architect
  3. 706 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Plan revised July 31, 1929
  5. Scale 1/16”= 1’0”
  6. Plan # 581-3
  7. General planting plan for residence grounds.

Plan shows informal garden rooms, living lawn, croquet & archery lawn, entrance court, driving green surrounding the residence. A formal garden room, the flower garden, placed in center front of property. Rock garden, stone overlook with seat, garden house, grape arbor, shelter, place at endpoints. Plant list includes hyddrangea quercifolia, clethra alnifolia, viburnum motte, syringa vulgaris, cercis canadensis, betula alba, picaea alba, kalmia laifolia rhododendron maximum, monarda didyma (Oswego tea). Small size drawing.

  Folder
Mr. Roger W. Andrews, Revised July 31, 1929 4
  1. General planting plan for residence grounds.
  2. Plan # 581-3

Plan in good condition, slight tear, some slight discoloration. Duplicate.

  Folder
Mr. L.P. Montgomery, July 1930 5
  1. Mr. Lebanon, Twp, Allegheny, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh
  4. Plan No. 1673-2

Garden Arbor Shelter. Scales Noted. Elevation and floor plan showing roof plan of shelter. End elevation shown and details of posts and brackets. Formal design with cat cut-outs on bottom rail. Handwritten on back "extra blueprints to paste up." Standard size drawing, good condition. Slight water damage and discoloration.

  Folder
Property of Mr. P.K. Rodgers, September 1930 5
  1. South Negley Ave.
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect, Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh
  4. Thomas Pringle, Registered Architect Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Plan no. 1690-1
  6. Scale 1/8” = 1’-0”

"Grading & Plot Plan Showing House Location & Grade Lines." Plan shows old and new grades. Garden rooms noted, children’s play yard, paved garden, flower garden, garage court. Standard drawing with slight water damage at bottom.

  Folder
MR. P.K. Rodgers, September 1930 5
  1. South Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles Landscape Architect, Renshaw Building, Pgh
  3. Thomas Pringle Regl. Architect, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Plan # 16902
  5. Scale 1/8” = 1

"General Landscape Plan for the Residence Property." Layout showing front screened lawn, hedges along side of property plan. Stone walk alongside to stone terrace and formal flower garden. Stone steps lead up to stone paved garden and then to children’s play yard. Urban garden. Drawing possibly intact, cut along right border looks like part of drawing might be missing.

  Folder
Property of J.C. Roush, January 1931 6
  1. Conneat Lake, PA
  2. George D. Bowers, Landscape Architect
  3. 713 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA
  4. Ezra C. Stiles, Consulting Landscape Architect, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Scale 1/8” = 1’-0”

"Planting Plan Showing Layout of Rock Garden." Drawing shows rock garden layout and plant list. Plants include phlox sublata pink, arabis alpina, sedum sieboldi, veronica incana, santolina incana, vinca minor, wisteria.

  Folder
Mr. J. M. Thorp, 1934 6
  1. Maple Ave. Edgewood, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Plan # 766-4
  5. Scale 1/8 = 1’ – 0”

Design for Wood Arbor Plan in garden. Small drawing 1x 1’2” of oak arbor.

  Folder
Mr. & Mrs. Elias Sunstein, May 1935 6
  1. 5506 Aylesboro Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building
  4. 512 California Avenue, Oakmont, PA
  5. Scale 1” = 8’ –0”

"Preliminary Plan for the Residence Property." Small Drawing, 10.5” x 2’2”. Rectilinear garden with front lawn skirted with bank planting and flower borders. Stone walk leads from porch to rectangular stone terrace.

  Folder
Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Howard, 1937 7
  1. Woodside Road, Forest Hills
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Plan # 1889-1
  5. 1"=10'.

Plan intact. Planting plan of residential garden shows contour lines, front lawn informal, side garnered informal lawn, right side stone stepping path, back formal spaces, and centered flower bed with center lawn panel which ends in wall with pool. Steps on each end of the wall lead to lower terraced gravel sitting room with table, bench and chairs. Other connected room is cooking space with pantry and fireplace, then vegetable garden area to play area and laundry area. Service court area with vegetable and orchard. Plant material contains buddleia variddii, berberis thunbergii, cornus alba siberica, forsythia intermedia, philadelphus coronaries (mock orange),  syringe persica, syringe vulgaris, viburnum opulus, v. plicatum, populus nigra, fastigrata, salix babylonica, clematis paniculata (  star clematis),  bigonia radicans, wisteria sinensis, and phlox divaricata.

  Folder
Mr. & Mrs. F. A. Evans, April 1937 7
  1. 5300 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Scale 1/8”= 1’ -0”
  3. Plan # 1888-3

"Terrace and Garden Walls." Item pieced together from 2 copies of drawing. This done at time of original installation in attic. Duplicate.

  Folder
Mr & Mrs E.J. McDonnell, March 8, 1937 7
  1. Windsor Place, Fox Chapel PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Scale 1/8” = 1’
  5. Plan No. 1886 – 1

"Preliminary Sketch for Development of Garden and Area Around House." Garden plan shows a terraced garden room design, using formal stoned pathways and functional garden rooms close to the house, such as house terrace, lower terrace, overlook, and circular flower garden with axially placed pathways and benches. Circular driveway designed with service court. Informal woodland borders surround the perimeter of property. Average size drawing, 2’ by 3’.

  Folder
Garden of Mr. & Mrs. A.C. Sunstein, August 1937 7
  1. 1220 Bennington Ave.
  2. East End, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  4. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. Scale ¼” = 1’
  6. Plan #1904

Preliminary rearrangement sketch. Garage court with arch arbor leading to Garden Lawn room. Low perennial edging with three flowering trees at each corner, with perennials surrounding the room behind low perennial edging. Bird bath centered in middle of lawn. Poplars lining backyard. Garden figures placed at corners of garden lawn. Drawing cut, missing top section, looks like layered underneath.

  Folder
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Scott, March 1937 7
  1. Woodside Rd.
  2. Forrest Hills, PA

Elevation of garden property including play area and laundry yard, pool, flowerbeds.

  Folder
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Garman, October 1936 7
  1. Planting plan
  2. Front of property
  3. Virginia Manor, Mount Lebanon

Elevation drawings of gardens and full planting list.

  Folder
Rose, Gretchen Elizabeth, October 1937 8
  1. 14th Ward, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. McBride Surveying & Engineering Company
  3. Commonwealth building Annex, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. By JR Fulton
  5. Scale 1/8”= 1’-0”
  6. N.B. 182P115-117

Plan of property in 14th Ward, Pittsburgh, surveyed for Gretchen Elizabeth Rose, Oct. 1937. Property plan for Rose. Adjoining properties include Sara N. Benedum and lot #12 & 13 for Christine Miller Clemson & Richard E.Clemson. Property off Highmont Rd. cul de sac.

  Folder
Rose, Miss Gretchen Elizabeth, January 10, 1938; January 25, 1938 8
  1. Highmont Plan, Pittsburgh PA
  2. Janssen & Cocken Registered Architects
  3. Drawing # 1
  4. Scale 1/8” = I'

Residence of Rose. Plan shows footer of house, elevations, and contour lines. Standard size drawing, slightly torn in places.

  Folder
Rose, Mrs. Gretchen Elizabeth, January 1, 1938 8
  1. Highmont Plan, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Jannsen &. Cocken , Registered Architects
  3. Commission # 831, Drawing # 7

First floor plan of house, including stone walk and terrace. Drawing cut in half and refit. Torn in several places. Title block and drawing readable. Large size drawing.

  Folder
Mrs. W J. Charles, November 1937 8
  1. 350 Midway Road, Mr. Lebanon, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Scale ½”= 1’-0”
  5. No 1869-2

"Construction Details for Rustic Shelter." Front elevation, floor plan of shelter. Describes how bark is to be stripped and how material is to be creosoted. Detail of seat support and section drawing showing stone paving and brick paving. Standard drawing, intact.

  Folder
Mr. & Mrs. M. D. Bachrach, September 1938 8
  1. Weller Road, Allegheny county, PA
  2. Ezra C. Stiles, Landscape Architect
  3. 704 Renshaw Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Scale 1/8”= 1’-0”
  5. Plan #1929-1

Planting plan. Small drawing, 1’ x 2.5’. Section cut out of top. Planting plan surrounding a stone paved terrace and semicircular lawn area adjacent to an upper porch. A low stone wall and steps separate the terrace and porch. Plant material list is partially shown on plan, with part cut out. Deciduous trees, evergreen trees, and shrubs used.

  Folder
Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Pearce, July 29, 1948 9
  1. Sewickley Heights, Allegheny County, PA
  2. J. Phillips Davis, Architect
  3. Grogan Building, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Size 38” x 19”
  5. Commission number 2203

"Residence and Garage for Mr. & Mrs. Pearce Wright." Grading and plot plan. Shows original and finished grading. House on Stondale Road. Two corners of drawing cut off (part of title block).

  Folder
Wright, Mr. & Mrs. H. Pearce, July 24, 1948 9
  1. Sewickley Heights
  2. J. Phillip Davis, Architect
  3. Commission # 2203

Sheet 1 of 8 drawings. Residence & garage: Plan of basement and foundations. Schedule of finishes. Large, intact drawing.

  Folder
Wright, Mr. & Mrs H. Pearce, July 29, 1948 9
  1. Sewickley Heights
  2. Arch. J. Phillips Davis, Architect
  3. Grogan Building
  4. Commission #2203

Sheet 2 of 8 sheets. Residence & garage. Plan of first floor. Elevation of library book cases, cabinetry, and kitchen. Part of group of drawings. Large drawing.

  Folder
Wright, Mr. & Mrs H. Pearce, July 29, 1948 9
  1. J. Phillips Davis
  2. Commission #2203

Sheet 6 of 8 sheets. Residence & Garage-side. (East) Elevation and (West) Elevation.

  Folder
David Coslov, February 11, 1949 9
  1. Harry Lefkowitz, Architect
  2. Job # 3954

Sheet 3 0f 4. Alteration to residence: elevations of front, rear, garage right side, and left side. Oversize drawing.

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Series  II. Public Works, 

Scope and Content Notes

This series consists of two flat folders containing Stiles’ work on such projects as parks, schools, and cemeteries. Notable items in the series include his design for the Clarion City Park, Shadyside Academy, Pittsburgh Garden Center, Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Alto-Reste Cemetery in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and the Rest Haven Cemetery in Hagerstowin, Maryland.

  Map-caseDrawerFolder
Landscape Design for Parks and Schools, 1935-1940 6610
  Folder
Landscape Design for Cemeteries, 1935-1940 11

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Series  III. Industrial and Commercial Engineering, 1926-1944 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III contains the engineering blueprints found in Stiles’ home. Most of these blueprints were not designed by Stiles and share none of the characteristics of the previous two series. This series represents a number of projects ranging from road construction to industrial additions at local steel plants.

  Map-caseDrawerFolder
Hulton Road widening and relocation construction plan 6612
  DrawerFolder
Hulton Road widening and relocation construction plan 713
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 14
  Folder
Bridge over the Monongahela River 15
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 16
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 17
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 18
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 19
  Folder
Carnegie Steel Corporation 20
  Folder
McKnight Road Renovation 21
  Folder
McKnight Road Renovation 22
  DrawerFolder
McKnight Road Renovation 823
  Folder
Constitution Boulevard, Mifflin Township 24
  Folder
Allegheny County Department of Works-Standard Construction 25
  Folder
Allegheny County Department of Works-Standard Construction 26
  Folder
Robertshaw-Fulton Industries 27

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Series  IV. Fragments, 1916-1953 

Scope and Content Notes

Removal of this collection from the wall of Stiles' office, where they were firmly affixed for many decades, damaged some items. This series contains such fragments, broken during removal.

  Map-caseDrawerFolder
Fragments 6828-34

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