Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952

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Myron Hubbard Hunt (1868-1952) was a prominent Southern California architect.

From the description of Papers of Myron Hunt, 1815-1957 (bulk 1915-1932). (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122564640

Biographical Note

HAROLD CHAMBERS was born on October 15, 1885, in Hampton, Nebraska. He studied architecture at the Armour Institute and later traveled in Mexico studying traditional architecture. In 1907 he joined the firm of Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey and continued on into the `teens working in Myron Hunt's office. In 1920 he became a partner with Hunt and this association lasted until Hunt's death in 1947. In 1948 he formed the firm of Chambers & Hibbard which continued through 1957, after which he practiced on his own.

ELMER GREY (1871-1963) (see Hunt & Grey). Grey was apprentice to a local Milwaukee architect in the 1880s, after which he studied and traveled in Europe. He returned to the U. S. to open his own practice in Milwaukee, but poor health forced him to move to California. In 1904 he joined Myron Hunt to form a partnership which lasted through 1910. Grey then set up his own practice which he continued through the l93Os. In addition to his work as a designer, he wrote architectural studies.

MYRON HUNT attended Northwestern University and M.I.T. During 1893-94 he studied and traveled in Europe. Upon returning to the United States he worked in the Boston office of Sheploy, Rutan and Coolidge. He began his architectural practice in Chicago in 1897 and came to Los Angeles in 1903. Between 1904 and 1910 he was associated with Elmer Grey. He practiced independently until 1920 when the firm of Hunt and Chambers was formed. This partnership continued until his death in 1952.

From the guide to the Hunt & Chambers Collection, 1900-1971, (Architecture & Design Collection)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Henry G. Peabody Collection of Photographs and Negatives, 1859-1993, (bulk 1890s-1900s) The Huntington Library
referencedIn Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930,. Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives [graphic], 1889-1949, (bulk 1913-1949). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952. Papers of Myron Hunt, 1815-1957 (bulk 1915-1932). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980 Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives,
referencedIn J. Allen Hawkins Studio Collection of Negatives, 1924-1972 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Myron Hunt : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Hunt, Myron, 1868-1952. Rose Bowl [model] : Pasadena, Cal. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue architectural drawings and papers, 1882-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. Mount Wilson Director's papers, 1901-1925. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Hunt & Chambers Collection, 1900-1971 University of California, Santa Barbara. Art, Design & Architecture Museum
referencedIn Harold A. Parker Studio Collection of Negatives, 1889-1958, bulk 1913-1949 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood), 1855-1951. Henry G. Peabody Collection of Photographs and Negatives [graphic], 1859-1993, (bulk 1890s-1900s). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Boardman family. family
associatedWith Boardman, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1808-1880. person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith California Junior Republic. corporateBody
associatedWith Chambers, Harold C., 1885-1971 person
associatedWith Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924. person
associatedWith Grey, Elmer, 1871-1963 person
associatedWith Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938. person
associatedWith Hawkins, J. Allen, 1915- person
associatedWith Horgan, Paul, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Hunt & Chambers. corporateBody
associatedWith Hunt family. family
associatedWith Hunt, Harriette Boardman. person
associatedWith Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hunt, Robert Nichols, 1907-1964. person
associatedWith Hunt, Virgina Pease. person
associatedWith Hunt, Virginia Pease. person
associatedWith Nichols family. family
associatedWith Parker, Harold A., 1878-1930, person
associatedWith Pasadena Army & Navy League (Pasadena, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pasadena Association (Pasadena, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pasadena Block-Aid Committee (Pasadena, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Peabody, Henry G. (Henry Greenwood), 1855-1951. person
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California--Pasadena
Pasadena (Calif.)
California, Southern
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Architecture
Architects--Archives
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Birth 1868-02-27

Death 1952-05-26

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