THE F. A.
RUSSELL T. PANCOAST
First National Bank Building
JEFFERSON D. POWELL
First Vice President
1--R. Daniel Hart
2--James A. Stripling,
3--William T. Arnett
5--G. M. Peek
6--W. Kenneth Miller
7--Elliott B. Hadley
0. C. STAGEBERG
Second Vice President
517 West University Avenue
E. F. DE LA HAYE
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
Pensacola 8-Harry A. MacEwen Lakeland
Tallahassee 9--Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
Gainesville 10--Nat G. Walker Ft. Myers
Jacksonville 11--Bruce P. Kitchell West Palm Beach
DeLand 12--Courtney Stewart Ft. Lauderdale
Orlando 13--Robert M. Little Miami Beach
St. Petersburg 14--Robert L. Weed Miami
15--John A. Long Key West
Object: "To organize and unite in fellowship the architects
of the State of Florida and to combine their efforts to pro-
mote the artistic, scientific and practical efficiency of the pro-
To F. A. A.
THE ARCHITECTS OF JACKSONVILLE
REQUEST THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE
THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS
DECEMBER NINTH AND TENTH,
NINETEEN HUNDRED THIRTY-EIGHT
CONVENTION INFORMATION FROM
"This year we are going to attempt a few innovations
in the convention and we need the cooperation of every
architect in Florida.
Besides the regular work of the convention the Con-
vention Committee believes this to be a wonderful op-
portunity to put the meaning of Architecture and Archi-
tects before the people of Jacksonville. Press notices
will be sent throughout the State.
The principle means by which we plan to accomplish
this is a real exhibition. It is desired to attract the pub-
lic to see the recent work of Florida Architects and pub-
licity will be arranged to secure this.
The Floridian Room and a portion of the Lounge
will be used for this display. Exhibits will include draw-
ings, photographs, and models. A third of the space
will be devoted to the work of the local architects; a third
has been assigned to the architects of the State of Flor-
ida; and a third to the School of Architecture from the
University of Florida in Gainesville.
Every architect in Florida who desires to may have
his work exhibited at this time. Exhibition material
should be sent to: Fred Bucky, Jr., care Hotel Roose-
velt, Jacksonville, Florida, by December 2nd, as the
Committee desires to open the exhibition to the public
a few days prior to the convention. Each exhibit should
bear a label stating,-(1) name and location of the work,
and,-(2) name of architect.
Material may be sent either individually by architects
or by District groups. District Directors have been in-
formed of the amount of area allotted to their District,
but some flexibility will be maintained.
Exhibits will be returned to architects at the close of
We guarantee you a very interesting program includ-
ing some outstanding speakers from the State as well as
some internationally known men from outside the State.
Included in this program will be the discussion and
adoption of the very important report of the Legisla-
We are going to have plenty of publicity about the
Convention, including a large banner sign across the
street at the hotel. In this connection may we suggest
that you insert a notice in your local papers both before
and after the convention telling about it and the archi-
tects in your locality who attend.
While you are here the sub-committee in charge of
transportation and sightseeing is planning to show you
some of our recent work around Jacksonville which we
hope, by that time, will include the start of our new
Don't forget to bring the ladies with you. Mrs. Ivan
Smith and her sub-committee are planning events to make
this convention a pleasant memory for all who-will give
us the pleasure of their presence.
The School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the Uni-
versity of Florida has promised us full cooperation in-
cluding a large exhibit of student work as well as the
presence of a goodly number of the students themselves.
Please send in any suggestions you may have to any
of the Committee in charge. What we really want most
of all is a record attendance so make your plans to be
here. You owe it to your profession in the State of
Watch the next issue of the Bulletin for more com-
plete news of the Convention.
Franklin S. Bunch, Chairman
314 Bisbee Building
Sub-Committees and Chairman.
1. Registration and Finance.
413 West Building.
2. Program and Entertainment.
Jefferson D. Powell,
715 Professional Building.
Mellen C. Greeley,
925 Barnett Bank Building.
Fred Bucky, Jr.,
2025 Park Street.
Hugh A. Pillsbury,
6532 Sapphire Drive.
6. Transportation and Sightseeing.
Mrs. Ivan H. Smith,
1225 Challen Avenue.
The Roosevelt Hotel, Jacksonville, will be the Official
If you are planning to attend the Convention please
fill out the enclosed card and mail as soon as possible,
even though you do not propose to make a reservation at
the Convention Hotel.
Registration fee will be $2.50 which also includes the
Charge for guests will be $1.50.
If you are entering the city by way of the St. Johns
River bridge, a bridge pass will be mailed to you upon
For further information address your communications
Hugh A. Pillsbury,
6532 Sapphire Drive,
THE SECRETARY ADDS A WORD OR TWO
Studiously and patiently your officers and directors
have carried on for 1938 and their efforts will culminate
with the 25th Annual Convention to be held in Jackson-
ville next month.
Laboriously and deliberately you have been given a
Bulletin each month. We've also had a lot of fun doing
In addition hundreds of letters have been sent.
District meetings have been numerous and productive.
Sixty-nine new members have increased the member-
ship from 151 to 220,--a gain of about 46% for 1938 to
It has been a busy year.
The next five weeks, due to convention activities, will
see even greater work accomplished.
We believe you will agree that much has been done to
cause you to take an interest in Association affairs.
We believe all architects registered in the State of
Florida realize the importance of this particular Conven-
tion since it will deal with legislation of importance to
public safety and to the profession.
We hope it will not take a seismic disturbance nor a
hurricane to land you'in Jacksonville on the ninth and
tenth of December.
Your officers have devoted from five to fifteen percent
of their time to Association matters. Surely it is not
asking too much for you to signify your approval by de-
termining to be present at the Convention for two days.
Professionally, morally, socially, the obligation is
yours to assume.
Take advantage of the opportunity to exhibit your ac-
Jacksonville and District No. 4 want you there over
two hundred strong.
Help make it an aggregation instead of an aggrava-
In closing you may realize that no job on your boards
and no appointment with a client on December 9th and
10th will be one-ninth nor one-tenth as important as be-
ing present at the Convention.
Please plan your calendar accordingly.
LAUGH, YOU SINNERS, LAUGH!
And then there's the story of the young architect who
found out, on his honeymoon, that his wife could also
(And we'll bet they did not originate in a lumber
dealer's catalog, either).
"All works of taste must bear a price in piopory o-:n
to the skill, taste, time, expense, and risk attending
their invention and manufacture. These things called
dear are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They
are attended with much less profit to the artist than
those that everybody calls cheap. Beautiful forms and
compositions are not made by chance, nor can they ever,
in any material, be made at small expense. A rtimpo-
sition for cheapness, and not for excellence of work-
manship, is the most frequent and certain cause for the
rapid decay and entire destruction of the arts and
In other words, whether it is the U .S. Government,
or the office boy, or ordinary chaps like ourselves, no
one can buy for himself, or others, on price only .
and forget quality.
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We study architecture at college, in books, in offices,
by travel, by moving pictures, by ideas and dreams,
but some day we'll read a newspaper item reading:
John Smith, local architect, has joined the class of
ten architects who will follow and note the construction
of items entering into the erection of a fifteen story
building on Tenth Avenue, New York City. He expects
to be gone about three months.
Surgeons, physicians, dentists, school teachers, and
many other professional personages attend clinics and
summer schools. Why not architects?
Familiarity with materials, construction methods, con-
tact with problems on the job, etc., will tend toward a
better understanding of what to specify and how to
"As I approve of the youth who has something of the
old man in him, so I am no less pleased with the old man
who has something of the youth. He that follows this
rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind."
Some of you "Old Timers" who may feel that the com-
ing Convention should be left to the "Youngsters" are
asked to read the above paragraph once more. Pack
your grip and come along! Surely there will be room for
you in one of the many cars that will make the trip.
Let some of the "Boys" know you want to be there for
old time's sake.
Drop a line to some of the other members who started
the Association and kept it going under difficulties.
We owe much to you.
1914 to 1938.
ADDITIONAL "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
Previously given: 168. This list 4. Total 172.
)Doniald B. M acneir ....................................... Fort Lauderdale, Florida
W Merriam .................................. Coral Gables, Florida
Keith G. eeve ............................ Gainesville, Florida
l I). K em .................................... Jacksonville, Florida
CHANGE IN ADDRESS
Sanford II. 'lidergras:, 8200 N'. E. First Ave., Miami, Fla.
Come to the Convention to listen, reason, weigh and
confer. You can't cure Convention ills by "absent treat-
E. F. DE LA HAYE,
The Florida Association of Architects.
S UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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