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John Storrs architectural drawings

Identifier: Coll 108

Scope and Contents note

The collection provides a representative sample of the architect's work in the Pacific Northwest. Included are final working drawings of residential and commercial buildings in Oregon and Washington as well as some preliminary drawings and revisions noted on blueprints. Of special note are drawings for the famous Salishan Lodge on the Oregon coast and the Portland Garden Club. Folders are arranged chronologically by the date of project.

Storrs designs not included are: western Forestry Center, Portland; U.S. Bank Building, Beaverton; Lakeridge High School, Oswego; St. Mary's Church, Corvallis; the Sokol-Blosser Winery, Dundee; Central Catholic High School, Portland; Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Beaverton; and Allergy Associates Clinic, Portland.

(Note: = indicates oversize folder)


  • Creation: 1953-1977


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Architect John Storrs was born in 1920, and graduated from Dartmouth in 1942 and from Yale in 1950. He lived in Fairfield, Connecticut before moving to the Portland area, where he practiced since 1954. His projects represent a broad spectrum of architecture, and his innovative designs and planning approach have been a significant contribution to the Northwest Regional Style. Storrs specialized in wooden buildings, calling wood "an understandable, romantic material."


3 linear feet (58 folders)

Language of Materials



John Storrs (1920- ) was a Portland, Oregon area architect. The collection contains architectural drawings.

General Physical Description note

58 folders

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Randy McGeough, Manuscripts Processor, August 1987.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the John Storrs Architectural Drawings
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Finding aid prepared by Randy McGeough, Manuscripts Processor
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Finding aid is in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA