• Collection ID 1996.0100
  • Creator Names J.G. Braun Co.
  • Title Architectural metal-work records of J.G. Braun Co. [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1887-1961]
  • Physical description ca. 30 linear ft. & 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 Design drawings and specifications for decorative architectural metal-work made by the J.G. Braun Company of Chicago (Ill.) or imported by it. Jacob Gottfried Braun founded the company in 1887 that manufactured decorative iron and steel architectural elements, with a factory at 322 South Paulina Street. Most materials are undated.
  • Finding Aids Note Description sheets filed by job number are filed under "J.G. Braun Co." in the Architectural collection finding aids at Chicago History Museum, Research Center.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the J.G. Braun Co. (1996.0100).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include commercial catalogs of the company and the Braun family papers, cataloged separately.
  • Biographical or Historical Note The early company may have been called Braun & Kohn. Jacob Gottfried Braun was born in Germany in 1857 and died in Chicago in Feb. 1921.
  • Names
    • Braun, Jacob Gottfried, 1857-1921 Archives.
    • Braun, H. J.
    • 322 South Paulina (Chicago, Ill.)
    • J.G. Braun Co. Archives.
    • Braun, Jacob Gottfried, 1857-1921.
    • Braun, H. J.
  • Subjects
    • German Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Iron industry and trade United States.
    • Architectural metal-work Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Architectural metal-work United States.
    • Architecture Details Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Decoration and ornament, Architectural Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Molding (Founding) Illinois Chicago.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Commerce.
  • Genre
    • Architectural drawings. aat
    • Sketches. gmgpc.
    • Specifications. aat
  • Geographic name
    • Germany.
    • United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.