A. A. BULLETIN
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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
4--Franklin S. Bunch
5--G. M. Peek
6--W. Kenneth Miller
7-Elliott B. Hadley
O. C. STAGEBERG
Second Vice President
517 West University Avenue
E. F. DE LA HAYr
DIRECTORS OF DISTRICTS
Pensacola 8--Donald R. Pierce Lakeland
Tallahassee -,--Richard W. Rummell Cocoa
Gainesville 10--Nat G. Walker Ft. Myers
Jacksonvill- 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--Earl V. Wolfe 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-
A 'NEW YEAR-What it holds, what it will see ac-
complished. . Sunshine and shadows . enthusiasm
and regret.. \ depend greatly on how you do your part.
We wish you the best of all good things, sincerely,
Spinach and peaches originally came from Persia .
niake up your own wisecracks on that one.
Havana, Cuba, Miami, Tampa, Hollywood, St. Augus-
tine-Just a start on the bids for the next annual con-
vention .. To be selected at the Semi-Annual meeting in
Gainesville early next May.
CONVENTION NOTES-Written at random with-
out thought to sequence .. Seventy-four architects pres-
ent at the meetings . About one hundred and twenty-
five at the banquet . .Plenty of action and enthus-
iasm . The exhibition was truly fine .. Many visitors
viewed display . Some returned for further survey . .
Models were studied . The best photographers reside
in Miami, Miami Beach, and the Palm Beaches . Must
admit they had some exceptional work to stimulate their
best efforts . Exhibitions will be a regular part of all
Annual Conventions hereafter ... Franklin Bunch, Brit-
ton Kirton,. Jefferson Powell, Mellen Greeley, Hugh
Pillsbury, John Hopkins, and Mrs. Ivan H. Smith . .
All doing their committee duties to perfection . Ably
aided by all Jacksonville architects . Hugh Pillsbury
did an almighty fine piece of publicity work . Pictures,
articles, 'n everything in the papers before, during, and
after the convention . Did you give it publicity in your
own home town? . Mellen Greeley had the pleasure of
attending to the entertainment of the Honorable Charles
D. Maginnis, President of The American Institute of
Architects . Wish we could give you word for word
the invocation by Rabbi Israel Kaplin . Believe its
message and truth impressed everyone ...
President Russell T. Pancoast had everything under
control except his re-nomination as president . Thought
his duties as chairman of the Legislative Committee
Caused him to neglect presidential responsibilities
Put up a good argument, but 'twas no use .. When Past
President Frederick G. Seelmann consented to be chair-
man of the Legislative Committee, President Russell T's
excuses and endurance collapsed under the insistant de-
mands of all present .. Thanks, R. T. P. and F. G. S.
Honorable George C. Blume, Mayor of Jacksonville,
handed the architects many pats on the back while turn-
ing the city over to us . He's a right jolly man and im-
pressed one with the sincereity of his welcome .. Plenty
of Directors' Reports indicated greater activities than
ever before . Committee Reports well rendered .
Rudolph Weaver, in his report for the Board of Trustees
of University Fund, impressed us with the good work
that can be done with a few hundred dollars, and the
need of additional contributions to enable even better re-
sults to be accomplished . Mellen C. Greeley, as usual
hit 100% with the Annual Report of the State Board of
Architecture . His reports contain something interest-
ing beside ordinary data and figures . As members of
that Board,-Franklin O. Adams, Mellen C. Greeley,
Harry M. Griffin, Philip F. Kennard, and James G.
Rogers II, deserve a lot of praise,-they gathered a few
hot coals last year in enforcing the Act . Frederick C.
Cates looked and acted the part of a perfect Master of
Ceremonies at the Banquet . Lots of greetings and
reminiscing at the luncheons.
NEW DIRECTORS-You will note that with the ex-
ceptions listed below all other officers and directors were
District 4-Franklin S. Bunch, Jacksonville.
District 8-Donald R. Pierce, Lakeland.
District 15-Earle V. Wolfe, Key West.
All were elected by ballot and nominations sent in
from District meetings were given same consideration as
nominations from the floor.
Secretary Del busy with his lead pencil taking down
all activities and making a few notes on the margins-
Wondering what he'll do next year if he has a stenogra-
pher take down the proceedings as per motion carried-
Complete minutes of the Convention will soon be sent
to all District Directors for the information and use of
ADDITIONAL "PAID-UP" ACTIVE MEMBERS
Previously given: 186. This list 6. Total 192.
Thom as V Talley ................ .............................................Lakeland, Florida
W B T alley ........................................................................... L akeland, F lorida
Prentiss Huddleston ..................... .................. Jacksonville, Florida
George Foote D unham ............................................................... rlando, Florida
A. Ferendino .... ....................................... M iami Beach, Florida
RUSSELL T PANCOAST
PRESIDENT THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF
HOTEL ROOSEVELT, JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA
BEST WISHES TO FLORIDA ARCHITECTS IN
CONVENTION. WE READ YOUR MONTHLY
BULLETIN WITH GREAT INTEREST. HOPE
THAT ALABAMA ASSOCIATION MAY EMULATE
YOUR PROGRAM ACTION. WE REMEMBER
WITH PLEASURE VISIT OF MELLEN GREE-
LEY, WANT TO BE REMEMBERED TO HIM
AND AGAIN WISH YOU ALL THE SUCCESS
POSSIBLE FOR YOUR CONVENTION.
MORELAND GRIFFITH SMITH, PRESIDENT
ALABAMA ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED
Thanks a lot, M. G. $., and through the Bulletin we
send you greetings for 1939 to extend to Alabama' archi-
To the F. W. Dodge Corporation we give thanks and
credit for the following tabulation as read at the con-
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AWARDED
Year 1937 10 Mos. 1938 Planned
Building $31,010,000. $15,802,000. 75%
Hotels -- 8,994,000. 6,056,000. 88%
One and two-Family
Houses -------....-- 30;603,000. 25,198,000. 46%
Total Building _$70,607,000. $47,056,000. 65%
"The above percentages for architect-planned work
are based upon the record for our entire Atlanta district.
We do not tabulate by states the amount of work which is
architect-planned. The percentages for the district, how-
ever, should hold in general for the states comprising
that district. It is upon this assumption that we have
given you the above percentages."
Guess we'll find one of our busiest sections down in
Coral Gables if interest and activities in civic affairs and
architecture can do it. And we might as well today as
later learn that C. G. A. A. stands for the Coral Gables
Architects Association-They decided tI~af- something
should be done about removing unfinished wrecks of
"boom time" buildings that mar the landscape in their
city and present an unfavorable picture to visitors. So
they appeared before Civic Clubs, tackled the City Com-
mission, gave publicity by pictures and articles in the
papers and within a week had the City of Coral Gables
out with a wrecking crew. The newspaper clippings
make interesting reading and while we are handling bou-
quets we give the best one we have to the Coral Gables
City Commission and to City Manager E. M. Williams
for their support and action.
Colonel Theodore H. Skinner has moved his office from
the Iavey Building to 18 South Garden Avenue, Tampa,
Florida. Now on the ground floor, so walk right in to
ADDITIONAL NOTES-Those of you who failed
to attend the Convention are reminded that you missed
much . R. Daniel Hart, Director of District No. 1,
sent the following: "New arrival in my family. Will
not be able to attend convention." Score one for the
Stork, and our congratulations to Mrs. Hart and the ba-
by, as well as to you, Dan ... No other type of excuses
accepted . You'll find a complete copy of the paper
"Color as an Element of Design" that was given by O. C.
R. Stageberg in the minutes . Blame him for station-
ery being printed in blue for 1939 .. Arthur D. McVoy,
one of our own Florida boys, a graduate of the University
of Florida, and now a City Planner in Buffalo, N. Y.,
caused Rudolph Weaver, Director of the School of Arch-
itecture and Allied Arts at the U. of F., to rightly feel
proud . McVoy handled that tough topic "City Plan-
ning and the Architect" with rhythm and sequence, il-
lustrated by slides, and I noted that everyone gave him
full attention throughout his discourse . Franklin O.
Adams of Tampa, President of The Florida State Board
of Architecture, and one of the finest men we know, gave
us much food for thought with his paper on "What Pro-
fiteth A Man" . How about sending in a copy so we
can add it to the records and to the District offices,
HONOR GUEST-To Charles D. Maginnis of Bos-
ton, who was our guest not only because of his presidency
of the American Institute of Architects, but also because
of his reputation and standing as an Architect, we extend
many thanks for his inspirational talks and companion-
ship. It was good to note his interest in our Associa-
tion's affairs, its growth and activity. May your City
of Boston be good to you-if not, then come to Florida
for good. Our best wishes are yours.
CUBA-Without a doubt our strongest bid for the
1939 Convention is going to be from Cuba, our neighbor
to the South. Not only did Consul Embil eloquently
present the invitation from his government at the con-
vention, but we have received friendly and informative
letters from Arq. Enrique Cayado, President of El Co-
legio Nacional de Arquitectos, offering full cooperation
and proud to be our hosts for the occasion. The P. & 0.
Steamship Company, The Florida East Coast Railway,
the Hotel Plaza in Havana, The Chamber of Commerce
of Cuba, are offering special rates, and today brings a
letter from the Hotel Plaza that suggests that their
Mr. Adolph Valdez be present at the May meeting and
there exhibit his colored motion picture film of some 1600
feet showing very clearly the various beauty spots in
LEGISLATION-Final text of the Registration Act,
as recommended and compiled from discussions and re-
ports will soon be completed and copies sent to District
$HORT COURSE FOR ARCHITECTS-In accord-
ance with convention action the Extension Division of
the University of Florida will hold a Short Course for
architects for the two days previous to the Semi-Annual
Meeting of The F. A. A. at the University of Florida in
Gainesville. In order that these dates will not be as-
signed to another Short Course we have taken a glance
at Father Time's hourglass and set aside Saturday, Maf
20th, 1939, as the day for the Semi-Annual Meeting. In-
debted to 0. C. R. Stageberg for the suggestion to speak
early and he sends the following general outline of the
(1)-Good Visiting Lecturer. (2)-Section on De-
sign. (3)-Section on Construction. A. Material. B.
Methods. (4)-Section on Mechanical Equipment.
(Heating, etc.). 5-Section on Color. (6)-Specifica-
tion Writing. (7) -Law. (Contracts, etc.) (8) City
Looks like at least two busy days for 1939.
PICTURES-"The Exhibition Committee wishes to
express its appreciation to those Architects who sub-
mitted material for display. Same has been sent prepaid
by Railway Express insured to District Directorsr -and
should have been received by this time. If any package
has not been received please advise-th undersigned so
proper steps may be taken.
Signed: Fred Bucky, 4 Chairman."
The Banner across the street at the Roosevelt was OK.
With thanks to Charlie Greiner and Fred Speers of
the Roosevelt Hotel, to The Florida Portland Cement
Company, to The Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, and to
others who so ably and graciously contributed to our
comfort and entertainment we close the first Bulletin for
1939. May their shadows never grow less.
E. F. DiLA HAYE, Sec'y-Treas.,
The Florida Association of Architects.
P. S.-Dues are due in January.
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