Oral history interview with Richard Sundeleaf [Sound Recording 07]

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SR9311_T04S1

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Oral history interview with Richard Sundeleaf [Sound Recording 07]

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  • 1982-11-04 (Creation)

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Audiocassette; 00:30:26

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(1900-1987)

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Richard Wilhelm Sundeleaf was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1900. In 1923, he earned a degree in architecture from the Oregon Agricultural College, now Oregon State University. After graduating, he worked with the firm of Sutton and Whitney for four years. In 1925, he and Mildred Beatrice Deaver were married; they later had two children. In 1928, he opened his own architectural firm, and during the Depression, he worked on the Historic American Buildings Survey. Several of the buildings he designed are on the National Register of Historic Places. He died in 1987.

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Tape 4, Side 1. In the second interview session, conducted on November 4, 1982, Sundeleaf continues to discuss designing the swimming pools at Jantzen Beach, while looking at photographs of the amusement park. He talks about other Oregonian architects, architecture-adjacent artisans he worked with, and designing prefabricated houses. He discusses running his own architectural firm, including working with clients, the types of buildings he designed, and his experience during the Depression. He speaks at length about his involvement with the Historic American Buildings Survey.

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Copyright for this interview is held by the Oregon Historical Society. Use is allowed according to the following statement: Creative Commons - BY-NC-SA, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.

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