Emil Lorch Papers 1891-1963


Emil Lorch Papers 1891-1963

Professor of architecture at the University of Michigan; includes correspondence, professional organizational activities files, documentation, photographs, and architectural drawings accumulated during his work with the Michigan Historic Buildings Survey

18 linear ft. and 14 outsized folders



SNAC Resource ID: 6389179

Bentley Historical Library

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Architectural League of America

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Henry S. Booth (1897-1988) was an architect from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. From the description of Oral history interview with Henry S. Booth, 1977 Jan. 13 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613315520 Henry S. Booth (1897-1988) was an architect from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Full name Henry Scripps Booth. From the description of Oral history interview with Henry Booth, 1979 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477563 ...

McKim, Mead & White

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At the time of this project the address of McKim, Mead & White was given as 160 Fifth Ave. (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Prospect Park, entrance shelters at Plaza entrance, [Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [detail drawing of dome in section and plan] / McKim, Mead & White, architects. Aug.24, 1895. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 78960919 Architectural company. From the description of Photographs, [ca. ...

Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942

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