Burnham Hoyt Architectural records, 1904-1994 1904-1956
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C MSS WH1188
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Description:
2 linear ft. (2 boxes), 1 oversize folio, 188 oversize folders, 8 oversize photoboxes
Organized in 7 series: 1. Projects, 1928-1994 (box 1-2). 2. Business records, 1915-1956 (box 2). 3. Personal papers, 1918-1956 (box 2). 4. Photographs, 1948-1951,1976 (box 2). 5. Architectural plans, 1918-1956 (OVFF 1-188). 6. Oversize - Memorabilia, n.d.,1904,1918 (OVFol 1). 7. Oversize - Photograph Albums, 1924-1940 (OVPhotoBox 1-8)
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Burnham Hoyt was born in Denver, Colo. in 1887 and graduated from Denver High School, North Side, in 1904. He attended the Beaux Arts School of Design in New York City, N.Y. in 1908 and after graduation served his apprenticeship at the firm of George Post and Bertram Goodhue. In 1919, Hoyt returned to Denver to join his brother, Merrill Hoyt, in forming an architectural firm. In 1926, Burnham Hoyt accepted a commission to design the interior of The Riverside Church in New York City. He remained in New York City and joined the faculty of the New York University School of Architecture becoming dean of the school in 1930. He taught at the university until his brother, Merrill died suddenly in 1933. He eventually returned to Denver to fulfill the firm's commitments and to establish his own firm. He designed many private residences throughout Colo. for clients such as Adolph Coors and the Tammen family. Hoyt married Mildred Fuller in 1936. Some of his more significant designs were for institutions; both the Denver Children's Hospital (1936) and the Boettcher School for Crippled Children (1938) received national recognition. He also designed Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colo. and the Denver Public Library. In the early 1950's, Hoyt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and by 1955 he was forced to close his practice. He died at his home in 1960.
Summary:
The bulk of the collection consists of architectural plans for private residences and institutions. Also included are specifications, correspondence, business records, architectural and project photographs as well as personal papers.
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Collection includes former: C Photo Album 171, C Photo Album 172, C Photo Album 310, C Photo Album 311, C Photo Album 312, C Photo Album 313, C Photo Album 314, C Photo Album 315, C Photo Album 316.
See inventory for specific locations of OVFFs containing architectural drawings.
Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.
Burnham Hoyt was born in Denver, Colo. in 1887 and graduated from Denver High School, North Side, in 1904. He attended the Beaux Arts School of Design in New York City, N.Y. in 1908 and after graduation served his apprenticeship at the firm of George Post and Bertram Goodhue. In 1919, Hoyt returned to Denver to join his brother, Merrill Hoyt, in forming an architectural firm. In 1926, Burnham Hoyt accepted a commission to design the interior of The Riverside Church in New York City. He remained in New York City and joined the faculty of the New York University School of Architecture becoming dean of the school in 1930. He taught at the university until his brother, Merrill died suddenly in 1933. He eventually returned to Denver to fulfill the firm's commitments and to establish his own firm. He designed many private residences throughout Colo. for clients such as Adolph Coors and the Tammen family. Hoyt married Mildred Fuller in 1936. Some of his more significant designs were for institutions; both the Denver Children's Hospital (1936) and the Boettcher School for Crippled Children (1938) received national recognition. He also designed Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, Colo. and the Denver Public Library. In the early 1950's, Hoyt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and by 1955 he was forced to close his practice. He died at his home in 1960.
Donor:
Mildred Hoyt; 1976.
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