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Architectural records for buildings by Holabird & Root, [ca. 1880-1950s]

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, blueprint...

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Baird & Warner building exterior negatives, Approximately 1940-1947.

Nitrate negatives depicting exterior views of residential buildings at and near 1633-41 Hinman Ave in Evanston (Ill.) and 1300 West Washington (Dr. Abraham Grosbeck Residence), 5329 West Ainslie, 26th Street, and 59 East Walton Place in Chicago (Ill.). Also included is an image of the Second Bapt...

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Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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David A. Root collection of visual materials, approximately 1965-1974

Visual and printed materials related to works created by David A. Root and design projects generated by his company, including black-and-white and color transparencies, negatives, slides, contact sheets, and photographic prints. Collection includes ima...

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Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Sketchbooks, reference material, press clippings, correspondence, exhibit programs, and other papers of Edgar Miller, a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. A majority of the sketchbooks contain pencil or black ink drawings, many of which are abstract forms or faces. Reference materi...

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Edgar Newman Papers, 1863-1977

Design drawings and photographs of architect Edgar Newman's Chicago residential projects, mainly of his own residence in Norwood Park. Correspondence consists mainly of marital congratulations and condolences on Newman's death. Family photographs, post-mortem, and genealogical information is al...

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Hawthorn Farm Construction records, 1914-1916.

The Hawthorn Farm Construction Records span the main construction years of 1914 to 1916 and contain correspondence, product samples, daily log books, subcontractor work logs, payroll books, time sheets, freight notices, general notes, blueprints, and agreements.

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Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records, 1924-1974

The Herbert and Katherine Jacobs Residence and Frank Lloyd Wright Records document the construction of two homes by Wright for the Jacobs. This material spans the years between 1924 and 1974, with most of the material falling in the immediate time periods of the construction of each house. The Ja...

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Illinois Society of Architects records

Correspondence, minutes, membership records, reports, legislative bills, legal briefs, contracts, and newsclippings of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA) concerning its work for professionalization, licensing, and regulation of architects and for the establishment of standards for workmansh...


Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs, ca. 1880-1885.

Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery store...

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Loeb residence architectural renderings

Pencil renderings of the Albert Loeb mansion, located at 5017 S. Ellis Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. Demolished sometime before the 1990s, when a new residence was built on the site.

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Louis Penfield Residence Collection

This collection is comprised of architectural drawings relating to Frank Lloyd Wright's 1959 second design for the unbuilt Louis Penfield house in Willoughby, Ohio.

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Near Northwest Side Planning Commission records, 1956-1964

Correspondence, financial and legal records, meeting agendas and minutes, code violation complaints, contact lists, publications, maps, architectural drawings, materials collected from other local organizations, and other administrative records of the Near Northwest Side Planning Comm...

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Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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Yost and Taylor Collection, 1928-c.1994

Photographs, drawings, project papers, and other materials document the career of architect Lloyd Morgan Yost and his eight-year partnership with D. Coder Taylor. Yost designed single-family residences, housing developments, and commercial buildings in the suburbs north of Chicago and elsewhere.

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