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Maritz and Young Collection

Identifier: LH-wua00122

This collection includes architectural drawings for residential and commercial buildings designed by Maritz and Young. The original order of the architectural drawings has been preserved in Series 01 through Series 04 and addresses are given when known. Series 05 is a card index that chronicle’s the firm’s projects. Series 06 was added to the collection at a later date and consists of supporting material including photographs of their projects and a list of their library.


  • 1912-1977


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Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

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81.50 linear feet

Biographical Information

Raymond E. Maritz (b. St. Louis, 1893; d. St. Louis, 1973) and Ridgely Young (n.d.) were responsible for designing a plethora of affluent residences and commercial edifices primarily in St. Louis County, Clayton, Ladue, and University City, Missouri.

Maritz studied architecture both at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris, France.

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into five series as follows:

Series 01: Blue Tubes - Residential Projects

Series 02: Green Tubes - Commercial Projects

Series 03: Yellow Tubes - Commercial Projects

Series 04: Miscellaneous Architectural Drawings

Series 05: Card Index

Series 06: Supporting Material

Method of Acquisition

Material in Series 01 through 05 was donated to the University Archives by Raymond Maritz, Jr. (Raymond Maritz’s son) in April 2004. Raymond Maritz, Jr. gave the material in Series 06 to the College of Architecture in the School of Architecture, and then the School gave them to University Archives in June 2006. Some individual plans for some projects have been added by individuals at various times.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals were added to the end of the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Alberts and Jay Kempen in July 2004.  Updated by Sarah Pabarcus in January and July 2006; by Daniel Caldera in October 2008; by Miranda Rectenwald in April 2017.


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Revision Statements

  • 2021 February 26: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Local History Collecting Area

Miranda Rectenwald
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495