• Collection ID 1993.0285
  • Creator Names Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education.
  • Title Architectural records for Chicago school buildings [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1890-1929, 1953]
  • Physical description ca. 110 linear ft. of drawings, etc.
  • 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 for school buildings, additions, and alterations designed for the Chicago Board of Education. Similar plans were used for many buildings. Files for a building often contain blueprints, elevations, and other plans, etc. Architects who designed several buildings included in the collection were John C. Christensen, Augustus Fiedler, J.J. Flanders, A.F. Hussander, Edgar Martin, W. B. Mundie, N. L. Patterson, Normand S. Patton, D.H. Perkins, Charles Rudolf, Robert B. Williamson.
    • Earlier plans (ca. 1890's) are usually hectographs on paper or linen. Later plans (ca. 1900-1920's) are mostly blueprints on linen or paper or ink on linen. A good example is the Wadsworth School, with sets of plans by several architects on various media from 1894-1918.
  • Finding Aids Note Description sheets filed by job number (roughly alphabetical by school name) are available at Chicago History Museum, Research Center. A list of schools arranged by architect also is available.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Chicago Board of Education (1993.0285).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the "Architectural records and personal papers of Dwight Perkins" (1991.0230).
  • Names
    • Chicago Public Schools Archives.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education Archives.
    • Christensen, John C., architect.
    • Fiedler, Augustus, architect.
    • Flanders, J. J. architect.
    • Hussander, A. F. architect.
    • Martin, Edgar, architect.
    • Mundie, W. B., architect.
    • Patterson, N. L., architect.
    • Patton, Normand S, (Normand Smith), 1852-1915, architect.
    • Perkins, Dwight Heald, 1867-1941, architect.
    • Rudolf, Charles, architect.
    • Williamson, Robert B. architect.
  • Subjects
    • Public school buildings Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Public school buildings Illinois Chicago 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.
    • South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Architectural drawings. aat
    • Blueprints. aat
    • Progress photographs. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.