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  • Cope and Stewardson | PennDesign
    building and campus designs Between 1886 and 1904 they made formative additions to the campuses of Bryn Mawr College the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University In 1899 the partnership won an invitational competition to develop a new campus plan for Washington University in St Louis Missouri After preliminary planning by Olmsted Cope and Stewardson added thirteen new campus buildings Walter Cope 1860 1902 After graduating from the Germantown Friends School Cope began a year of European travel in 1884 His partnership with Stweardson began in 1885 Cope was a founding member of the T Square Club 1883 Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania 1892 02 Professor at the Pennnsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1902 and was chairman of the committee on the restoration of Independence Hall 1896 1898 John Stewardson 1858 1896 Stewardson studied at Harvard in 1877 before continuing at the Atelier Pascal and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1879 1882 After returning he apprenticed with Frank Furness and served as draughtsman with Cope in the office of Theophilus Parsons Chandler After his accidentla death in 1896 his brother Emlyn Lamar Stewardson became a partner About the Collection The Collection contains drawings of

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  • Paul Philippe Cret Collection (062) | PennDesign
    project related drawings photographs and clippings with annotations in Harbeson s handwriting At the time of the transfer the University Library retained all of Cret s correspondence writings and teaching files and nearly all personal materials After Harbeson s death the firm withdrew from its archives an additional large quantity of materials related to Cret s projects These materials were sold to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia This collection is rich in Cret s sketches renderings and other design materials Cret s student drawings and early competition renderings are a highlight of the collection Of special note are renderings he made as a student in Paris particularly A Museum of Archaeology and Rendering of a Stair and his oversized elaborately rendered competition drawing for the Robert Fulton Memorial with Albert Kelsey and Louis E Jallade These three drawings and several others in this collection were published in professional journals during Cret s lifetime The earliest project materials are designs for a school made ca 1896 while Cret was employed in the office of Louis Rogniat in Lyon The latest is a design for a bridge in Philadelphia in the year of his death Projects with numerous design drawings include the Washington Memorial Arch at Valley Forge the Detroit Institute of Arts the Folger Shakespeare Library the University of Texas and a number of war memorials including the Quentin Roosevelt Memorial and various memorials for the Pennsylvania Battle Monuments Commission and the American Battle Monuments Commission Drawings not related to specific projects include numerous student drawings watercolor paintings and sketches Although nearly all the materials of personal or biographical nature were retained by the University Library the collection contains photographic portraits an oil portrait 1925 by Carlo J Ampaglia diplomas and honors photographs taken during World War I watercolors by Cret s father in law Oscar Lahalle 1862 1884 many made when Lahalle was an officer in the army of Emperor Maximilian and a sketchbook 1828 and medal 1823 of Pierre Bernard architect of Lyon France a member of Cret s extended family Also useful for biographical research are Cret s sketches for interior alterations to his own residence in Philadelphia 1913 1920 and Cret s watercolor sketches made in France Additional materials acquired by the Architectural Archives from other sources include construction prints of Cret s Chemistry Building for the University of Pennsylvania construction prints of the Pan American Union with Albert Kelsey and construction prints of the Hartford County Building None of these constitutes a complete set The collection contains no office files Provenance Acquisition Gift of John F Harbeson to the Library of the University of Pennsylvania 1965 1978 Transferred to the Architectural Archives 1978 1980 Additional materials transferred from the University of Pennsylvania Division of Facilities Services Additional materials gift of the Library of Congress 1993 Series Overview I Project Materials II Memorabilia III Cret Sketchbooks and Unmounted Small Drawings IV Three Dimensional Objects V Oversize Series I combines drawings photographs and clippings in one series Most of

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  • Frank Miles Day (1861-1918) | PennDesign
    for honorary membership In 1906 he represented the AIA at the 7th International Congress of Architects in London The collection contains its published Programme Abstracts of Papers and Summary of Proceedings and some printed ephemera Also found are correspondence calling cards invitations and other materials in connection with the Congress including correspondence with Lutyens and Sir Aston Webb In 1907 in Washington on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the AIA Day presented to Sir Aston Webb the AIA s newly established medal for distinguished achievement The collection contains a Tiffany silver plate presented to Day by Webb during his visit to the United States Day was also active in the Philadelphia Chapter of the AIA and led the committee entrusted with the restoration of Congress Hall 1912 1913 The collection contains photographs clippings and writings by Day in connection with that project As a trustee of the American Academy in Rome during an important period of development and change Day kept correspondence minutes of the Trustees minutes of the Executive Committee financial statements fundraising materials published reports etc His papers are not complete but they provide substantial insight into early difficulties of the Academy the architects who guided its development and the deliberations which culminated in the its move from Villa Mirafiori to Villa Aurelia and its merger with the American School of Classical Studies in Rome Eight photographs of Villa Mirafiori are also found among these papers as are lists of students and materials related to the annual competitions Also found are materials related to AAR competitions and some lists of students Filed with Day s professional activities are materials related to a number of architectural competitions Day was a juror in the competition for the New York County Court House 1912 1913 and it is well documented He was also a juror in the competition for the U S Post Office New York New York 1907 1908 but documentation for this competition is limited Small amounts of material are found for other competitions in which Day was not an active participant including Pan American Union 1907 Saint Louis Public Library 1907 Perry Memorial Put in Bay Ohio 1912 A letterpress book from the years 1913 1917 contains a mixture of professional correspondence and personal business matters arranged chronologically beginning November 17 1913 Day s official correspondence for the AIA and the American Academy in Rome continues in this volume Day also corresponded with persons and institutions seeking his advice on proposed architectural projects and with other architects on matters of professional concern Smaller amounts of correspondence are found between Day and clients and between Day and his own office staff when he was away from Philadelphia The volume contains a few items to or from Charles Klauder Items clearly related to Day Klauder projects and items related to Day s house Hickory Hill are indexed in Appendix A Items related to Day s consulting practice are not indexed unless the consultation led to an identified design

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  • Day & Klauder Collection (069) | PennDesign
    began practicing under his own name beginning in 1927 and remained in independent practice until his death in 1938 He was succeeded by George Karl Trautwein 1898 1974 and Almern C Howard 1883 1954 both veterans of the Day and Klauder firm who practiced through 1945 under the name Office of Charles Z Klauder registered architects The firm was then renamed Trautwein Howard architects fl 1946 c 1958 The firm s works included private public and ecclesiastical buildings in addition to extensive work for academic institutions throughout the United States Their masterwork the Undergraduate Dormitories at Princeton University 1908 1911 is considered a highpoint of the Collegiate Gothic style Scope and Content Note The collection comprises architectural drawings photographic materials and other records documenting over 200 buildings and projects designed between 1895 and 1958 by the architectural firm of Day and Klauder their predecessor or successor firms Predecessor firms represented in the collection are Frank Miles Day and Brother and Day Brothers and Klauder Successor firms represented are Charles Z Klauder architect Office of Charles Z Klauder and Trautwein Howard architects Projects represented in the collection include private commissions public buildings and the firm s extensive work for collegiate institutions Holdings include designs for the following notable clients Concordia Seminary Cornell University Drexel Company Violet Oakley Pennsylvania State University Princeton University R R Donnelley and Sons Company St Paul s School Trinity Church Wilmington University of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Delaware University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Wellesley College Samuel P Wetherill later the Philadelphia Art Alliance and Yale University The bulk of the original drawings and prints in the collection were received from John Lloyd who acquired the office of Trautwein and Howard in the early 1960s During 1985 1991 he distributed a large number of original architectural drawings to original clients or current owners of the firm s built works Lloyd gave to the University of Pennsylvania the drawings for buildings at the University as well as the remaining drawings and other materials he was not able to distribute An inventory dated 1958 of drawings held by the office is found in this collection see 069 239 The inventory lists drawings done by Klauder himself but only one of these is found in this collection an original perspective rendering for the Concordia Seminary signed and dated by Klauder see 069 9 Others may have been lost or destroyed before the collection was given to the University The largest portion of the collection consists of photographic materials photoprints cyanotype prints and photonegatives both film and glass plate which extensively document buildings and projects from 1908 to 1938 In addition to a wide array of images documenting the built works the collection includes a large number of glass plate negatives of the firm s presentation drawings chiefly renderings by Charles Z Klauder These negatives are particularly important because many original drawings by Klauder are not found in this collection and may as noted above have been

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  • Thomas Harlan Ellett (1880-1951) | PennDesign
    student Ellett served as his class valedictorian and won the Arthur Spayd Brooke Award for excellence in design He also was awarded the Cresson Traveling Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts which allowed him two years of travel and study in Paris and at the American Academy in Rome Upon his return from Rome in 1909 Ellett entered the offices of McKim Mead and White The firm completed several important late projects while Ellett was in the office including New York s Pennsylvania Station completed 1911 and United States Post Office 1913 and the American Academy in Rome 1913 Although it is not known what projects Ellett worked on while in the office specifications for several of the firm s buildings in the Ellett collection suggest his participation Ellett established an independent practice in 1915 in New York City He built his reputation through a series of distinctive country estates built mostly in the New York area but his work included projects as far as Louisiana and Illinois Important public commissions followed including the Saint Mihiel American Cemetery Memorial designed for the American Battle Monuments Commission and completed in 1927 Ellett s work earned several professional accolades including an honorable mention in the 1922 Chicago Tribune Building Competition the Architectural League of New York s 1928 Silver Medal for the J Seward Johnson House New Brunswick New Jersey and the 1933 Gold Medal for the Cosmopolitan Club of New York During the Depression Ellett worked as a consulting architect to the Procurement Division of the U S Treasury Department Among his many designs for post offices those for Huntington Long Island and Bronx New York are particularly notable His late works include the Club House of the 1939 New York World s Fair and the unbuilt headquarters of

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  • Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) | PennDesign
    M I T and working in the office of James Peacock Sims for several years Eyre took over the latter s practice following Sims s premature death in 1882 He soon achieved national repute for his Shingle style houses and his engagingly free renderings The heart of his work was domestic with several very notable exceptions such as the University Museum He was one of several founders of the T Square Club of Philadelphia in 1883 Through it and the widespread exhibition and publication of his drawings his influence was felt widely both locally and nationally About the Collection The Archives acquired the bulk of its Eyre drawings in the 1950s through the generosity of Eyre s younger sister sculptor Louisa Eyre who also gave smaller collections to repositiories in New York City Detroit and Princeton sites of some of his work Our holdings have since grown through the addition of drawings for University of Pennsylvania buildings and other gifts They now consist of some seven hundred and fifty drawings primarily large scale renderings and sketches in watercolor charcoal and pastel including those for country residences townhouses apartment houses gardens commercial buildings institutional buildings architectural details posters and miscellaneous sketches

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  • Marco Frascari (b.1945) | PennDesign
    Links Collections A Z Tell Tale Detail 1982 Marco Frascari b 1945 Dottore in Arch U of Venice 1969 M S Arch Univ of Cincinnati 1978 Ph D U of Pennsylvania 1981 About the Collection Includes several projects including the Arthur Ross Gallery U of Penn with Vitetta Group 1982 Stairway Light Fixtures for the Furness Building 1983 and the Enlisted Man s Club Ft Dix 1983 84 Among competitions

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  • Frank Furness (1839-1912) | PennDesign
    was Frank Furness In the years following the Civil War Furness and his associates dotted the Philadelphia landscape with a remarkable group of buildings ranging from factories and warehouses to schools hospitals banks railroad stations and private residences If the Guilded Age was noted for its aggressive architecture Furness s buildings were certainly among the most boisterous and challenging Furness s architectural apprenticeship began in 1859 under Richard Morris Hunt one of New York s most prominent architects In Hunt s atelier English medievalism inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and French classicism merged For Ruskin it was ornamentation that distinguished architecture from mere building When Furness returned to Philadelphia to work these influences came with him However his designs were an eclectic blend of these and other schools alloyed into a style that was uniquely his own adapted from an exhibition publication of the Philadelphia Museum of Art 1973 Furness was a co founder of the Philadelphia Chapter of the A I A and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and Centennial Award of Honor About the Collection The Collection includes slides photos and drawings Projects include the Library for the U of P 1888 Tabor

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