• Collection ID 1979.0242
  • Creator Names Holabird & Root (1957- )
  • Title Architectural records for buildings by Holabird & Root [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1880-1950s]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 900 linear ft. of drawings, etc.
    • ca. 5000 photographic prints.
  • 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. 1000) for buildings and alterations by Holabird & Root, by Holabird & Roche, and by associated firms of architects based in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations around the world. Files for a building often contain drawings, blueprints, elevations, other plans, etc. Many photographs showing progress of construction or a completed building are included in the collection.
  • Finding Aids Note Description sheets filed by job number are available at Chicago History Museum, Research Center. A list of the photographs, by building and job number, is available online.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Name of firm: Holabird & Simonds, 1880-1881; Holabird, Simonds & Roche, 1881-1883; Holabird & Roche, 1883-1928; Holabird & Root, 1928-1945; Holabird, Root & Burgee, 1945-1957; Holabird & Root, 1957-present.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include a published oral history of John A. Holabird; the John Holabird and other Holabird family papers; the S.B. Holabird and earlier family papers; and the Holabird family collection of visual materials (1981.0116).
  • Names
    • Holabird, William, 1854-1923 Archives.
    • Roche, Martin Archives.
    • Holabird, John Augur., 1886-1945 Archives.
    • Holabird, John Augur, 1920-2009 Archives.
    • Root, John Wellborn, 1850-1891 Archives.
    • Root, John Wellborn, 1887-1963 Archives.
    • Holabird & Root (1957- ) Archives.
    • Holabird, Root & Burgee Archives.
    • Holabird & Root (1928-1945) Archives.
    • Holabird & Roche (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Holabird, Simonds & Roche Archives.
    • Holabird & Simonds Archives.
    • Holabird, William, 1854-1923.
    • Roche, Martin.
    • Holabird, John Augur., 1886-1945.
    • Holabird, John Augur, 1920-2009.
    • Root, John Wellborn, 1850-1891.
    • Root, John Wellborn, 1887-1963.
    • Holabird & Simonds.
    • Holabird, Simonds & Roche.
    • Holabird & Roche (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Holabird & Root (1928-1945)
    • Holabird, Root & Burgee.
    • Holabird & Root (1957- )
  • Subjects
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Buildings Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Buildings United States 19th century.
    • Buildings United States 20th century.
    • Architectural firms Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Architectural firms Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Architectural drawings. aat
    • Architectural photographs. gmgpc
    • Blueprints. aat
    • Progress photographs. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid for photos online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1979/79-242vm.htm