Woodrow Wilson House Collection (038), Project, 1920-1921
Charles Zeller Klauder worked for many Philadelpiha area architecture firms: T. P. Chandler Wilson Bros., Cope & Stewardson, Frank Miles Day & Bro., and Horace Trumbauer and as chief draftsman in the office of Frank Miles Day & Bro, before becoming a partner at Day Bros. & Klauder in 1911. In 1927, Klauder started to practice usnder his own name,and became well known for his design skills and extraordinary sketching ability. President Wilson engaged Klauder to design a residence in Washington, where he intended to live after his departure from the White House on Conduit Road overlooking the Potomac River.
The collection comprises sketches and design drawings for the proposed Woodrow Wilson House and Klauder's notes from correspondence and conferences with President Wilson. Most of the drawings are by Charles Z. Klauder, some are by W. Pope Barney, who was then employed in the of the Day and Klauder office. Some notes and drawings on White House stationery may be by Woodrow Wilson.