• Creator Names Spitz, Alexander H. (Alexander Henry), 1892-1974.
  • Title Architectural records for buildings by Alexander H. Spitz and related firms [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1915-1958]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 200 linear ft. of drawings, etc.
    • 2 boxes.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center (to make an appointment please email us at research@chicagohistory.org).
  • Collection summary Job files (ca. 170) for buildings and alterations by Alexander H. Spitz, Inc., and related architectural firms based in Chicago (Ill.): Minchin, Spitz & Company (ca. 1922-1924); Cable & Spitz (ca. 1916?-1930); Alexander H. Spitz; Himelblau & Spitz (1939-); Spitz & Spitz (ca. 1948-). Designs were made for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations. Files for a building often contain drawings, blueprints, elevations, other plans, etc. Some other documents are included as well.
  • Finding Aids Note Description sheets filed by job number are available at Chicago History Museum, Research Center. Undated job files from the firms are intermingled under "A.H. Spitz" (1982.0292) and under "Spitz" firms (1986.0714).
  • Biographical or Historical Note A.H. Spitz graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1916 and Armour Institute of Technology in 1926; worked with Sidney Minchin ca. 1921-1924; formed partnership with Max Lowell Cable, 1916-1930; worked on U.S. government jobs ca. 1931-1936; formed Himelblau & Spitz in 1939 with A.L. Himelblau; formed Spitz & Spitz in 1948 with his son Warren E. Spitz.
  • Acquisition information Two major acquisitions: 1982.0292 and 1986.0714.
  • Names
    • Spitz, Alexander H. (Alexander Henry), 1892-1974 Archives.
    • Spitz, Warren E. (Warren Edward)
    • Minchin, Sidney H.
    • Cable, Max Lowell.
    • Himelblau, A. L.
    • Alexander H. Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cable & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Himelblau & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Minchin, Spitz & Company (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Spitz & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Spitz, Warren E. (Warren Edward)
    • Minchin, Sidney H.
    • Cable, Max Lowell.
    • Himelblau, A. L.
    • Alexander H. Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cable & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Himelblau & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Minchin, Spitz & Company (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Spitz & Spitz (Architecture firm : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 20th century.
    • Buildings United States 20th century.
    • Architectural firms Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Architectural drawings. aat
    • Blueprints. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.