Collection, 1819-1919.


Richards, T. W. (Thomas Webb), 1836-1911. Collection, 1819-1919.

Collection, 1819-1919.

Within the Papers series (1850-1919), the material pertains to Richards role in the construction of buildings for the University of Pennsylvania campus, including College Hall and Medical Hall and for the Northminster Church in West Philadelphia. The series also contains floor plans of the College building and Medical building on the Universitys Ninth Street campus. The Photographs series (undated) contains a glass plate negative of Richards. The Publications series (1819-1872) contains select volumes of the publication The Builders Assistant and publications relating to the dedication of the Universitys College Hall in 1872.

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