Horace Trumbauer collection, ca.1898 - ca. 1947.


Horace Trumbauer collection, ca.1898 - ca. 1947.

This collection contains architectural drawings and blueprints, including floor plans, elevations, sections and details for dwellings, estates and other buildings located in and around Philadelphia, Pa., New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C., and Rhode Island. Some are for buildings that were never built, like the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station that was supposed to be at 24th and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are also some photographs, prints, and negatives. Additionally, there are two boxes of manuscript material that primarily pertain to Duke University and include photographs, prints, printed materials, and floor plans.

2 boxes, 112 flat files, 6 rolled items, ( 3.6 lin. feet)

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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In 1921, the Pennsylvania Museum of Art (later renamed the Philadelphia Museum of Art) held a special loan exhibition of colonial silver, mostly American pieces, with some European ones. A catalog of the exhibit was published as Bulletin number 68 in June 1921. There are no clues as to who assembled this special volume. From the description of Bulletin - Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233369 Art museum; Philadelphia, Pen...

Duke University

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Elkins, George W., 1819-1904

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Dixon, F. Eugene (Fitz Eugene)

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Trumbauer, Horace, 1898-1938.

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Horace Trumbauer was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and became one of the city's leading architects in the early middle part of the 20th century. He established his own firm in 1890 and, with a team of talented designers, began designing mostly private residences. In 1894, he completed "Gray Towers" for William Welsh Harrison in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Several years later, he designed "Chelton House" for George W. Elkins and "Lynnewood Hall" for P.A.B. Widener, both in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. H...

Widener, P.A.B. (Peter Arrell Brown), 1834-1915

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This is probably Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915). From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1912. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885434 ...

Jefferson Medical College

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Free library of Philadelphia

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This is a collection of manuscripts obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia from various donations. The majority of the collection was donated by Philadelphia book collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins. The collection has an even mix of American and European authors. Although the majority of the authors are represented with only a few pieces of work, eight authors are better represented. These include: American authors James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), Ezra P...

Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia

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