This series covers both Watkin's time at Rice and his private practice. Watkin first came to Rice in 1910, as an employee of the architecture firm Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson. He oversaw the construction of the Administration Building, the Mechanical Laboratory and Power Plant, and a Residential Group, the first buildings on the campus. Then, Watkin went on to design and supervise the building of other structures on campus. Most of the materials in the sub-series, Rice Institute, are photographic but there are some textual materials. The sub-series Private Practice incorporates many projects Watkin undertook outside of his career at Rice. These papers include correspondence with clients and drawings of projects.

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  • J. Virgil Scott house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the J. Virgil Scott house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • Trinity Church tower, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Trinity Church tower. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • W.A. Priddie house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the W.A. Priddie house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had a ...
  • N. T. Masterson house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the N. T. Masterson house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • M. L. Hurwitz house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the M. L. Hurwitz house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • John G. Logue house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the John G. Logue house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • Howard Hughes house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Howard Hughes house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Museum of Fine Arts. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • Harry C. Wiess house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Harry C. Wiess house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • South Texas Commercial National Bank, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the South Texas Commercial National Bank. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the ...
  • Chemistry Laboratory Rice University, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Chemistry Laboratory Rice University. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the ...
  • Dr. E. M. Armstrong house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Dr. E. M. Armstrong house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. ...
  • E. W. Gruendler house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the E. W. Gruendler house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • F. A. Heitman house, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the F. A. Heitman house. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He had ...
  • Windward Court apartments, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Windward Court apartments. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. ...
  • Houston Public Library, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the Houston Public Library. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He ...
  • YWCA, Galveston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the YWCA, Galveston, Texas. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. He ...
  • Front façade of Kincaid School, Houston, Texas 

    Unknown author (1940)
    Black and white photograph of the front façade of Kincaid School. William Ward Watkin was the supervising architect for the construction of the Rice Institute, and he founded the Department of Architecture for the Institute. ...
  • William M. Rice Institute, map/aerial view of campus, no date 

    Cram, Goodhue, and Ferguson (1910)

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