The Hibbard and Gerity records span 2 linear feet and date from circa 1920 to circa 1953. The collection contains 5 scrapbooks
(some disbound) and three loose panoramic black-and-white photographs. Scrapbook number one is bound and is filled with tear
sheets from magazines depicting drawings of tombs, mausoleums, chapels, and arches. Scrapbook two is disbound and contains
small architectural drawings in pencil (floor plans as well as interior/exterior elevations) for the following projects: Schalk
residence, Sittle residence, and the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. Scrapbook number three is a disbound
photograph scrapbook containing black-and-white photographs of residential interiors and exteriors, some photographs are labeled,
such as: Call residence (1922) and Mr. and Mrs. Stanton residence (1926). Scrapbooks number four and five, both staple-bound,
contain black-and-white photographs as well as floor plans for the Montecito Park cottages numbers 1-9, the Montecito Park
garage, as well as the Montecito Park Nellan building.
Hibbard and Gerity was an architectural firm founded circa 1920 and dissolved in 1953. The firm was composed of Heath Scott
Gerity and Lester Judson Hibbard and was located in Los Angeles. Heath Scott Gerity was born November 12, 1885. He studied
at the University of Colorado and also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hibbard worked as a draftsman from 1910-1911
for Fisher and Fisher in Denver before moving to Los Angeles in 1913. Once in Los Angeles, Hibbard worked for Robert Farquahar
and for Carlton M. Winslow Sr., before going into partnership with Gerity. He retired from the firm in 1953, causing the partnership
to dissolve. Gerity died in 1956. Lester Hibbard was born September 6, 1886. He received both his bachelors and masters degree
from the University of California, Berkeley in architecture. After school, Hibbard worked for Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey from
1910-1912 before starting a firm with H. Bryant Cody, and later a firm with Gerity. Lester Hibbard died on October 16, 1972.
2.0 Linear feet
(2 record storage box)
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.