Georgia Historical Society Collection of architectural drawings
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Georgia Historical Society Collection of architectural drawings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia Historical Society.
Title: Georgia Historical Society Collection of architectural drawings
Dates: 1822-1983
Extent: 11.0 cubic feet (8 oversize boxes, 4 oversize folders, 4 tubes, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 1361-AR

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Historical Society was founded by Richard D. Arnold, William Bacon Stevens, and Israel K. Tefft, all Savannah residents. It was chartered in 1839 by the Georgia General Assembly. The headquarters of the Georgia Historical Society is located in Savannah.


Scope and Content Note

This is an artificial collection of 75 drawings created by the Georgia Historical Society by compiling architectural drawings from various sources, including other manuscript collections, into a single collection. It is unknown when this collection was created, but most of the materials were processed during the 1980s. These architectural drawings are of buildings in the Savannah, Georgia, region.

This collection includes a folder of negatives; they are restricted from patron use.

Drawings are seperated into buildings and ships then alphabetical by title.


Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Architecture--Georgia--Savannah.
Negatives (photographic)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Georgia Historical Society collection of architectural drawings, MS 1361-AR, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

George Clarke, May McCall, John Reiter, various others, and unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Negatives are restricted from patron use.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Buildings

Box

33100 Montgomery St., Savannah, GA, 1947
Owner: Critz Buick Company, Architect: Artley Company, Number of sheets: 4, Drawing # 2

tube

1Additions to the "River House", 1964 July 23
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 408, Number of sheets: 4, , Drawing # 23

Box

Fldr

65Air-conditioning layout for the Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, 1969
Owner: Owens-Thomas, Architect: Erickson's Inc. Mechanical Contractors., Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 10

tube

1Alterations & additions for Lane Enterprises, 508, 510, 512 East Bryan Street, Savannah, GA, 1967 August 4
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 446, Number of sheets: 3, Drawing # 18

Box

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64Alterations to the residence of Miss Margaret G. Thomas, 124 Abercorn Street - 124, Savannah, GA
the Owens-Thomas House, Owner: Thomas, Margaret G., Architect: Wallin, Henrik, Notes: 3 boards, Drawing # 68

Box

Fldr

45Alterations to the residence of Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Crane., 238 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA
Owner: Crane, Architect: Helfrich, Grantham & Helfrich, Number of sheets: 11, Drawing # 25

Box

Fldr

57Alterations to the Wayne-Gordon House, 10 East Oglthorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA, 1886
the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace at Oglethorpe and Bull Streets, Owner: Wayne-Gordon, Architect: Lienau, Detlef, Number of sheets: 7, Drawing # 43

Box

Fldr

61Archaeology & exploration of the Owens-Thomas House site, 124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: Owens-Thomas, Architect: Fauber, J. Everette, Number of sheets: 5, Drawing # 11

Box

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32Chatham Academy, 4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd, Savannah, GA
Architect: Urban, Henry, Number of sheets: 18, Notes: Includes letter from Urban to Capt. H.O. Cunningham, of the Bldg. Commission., Drawing # 66

Box

Fldr

46City Market, Savannah, GA
Architect: Schwaab & Muller, Number of sheets: 7, Notes: Very fragile condition., Drawing # 62

Box

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12The Cotton Exchange, photographic copies, 201 East River Street, Savannah, GA
Architect: Preston, W.G., Number of sheets: 90, Donation information: Reiter, John, Notes: John Reiter, Savannah architect., Drawing # 60

Box

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41Davenport House, 324 East State Street, Savannah, GA, 1934
Owner: Davenport, Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 7, Drawing # 26
Davis Oak Baptist Church, 1220 Sherman Avenue, Savannah, GA, 1983 March 25
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 46

Box

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71Exterior sketches of 3 Presbyterian churches
Churches: Midway, New Inverness and Independent Presbyterian, Architect: Bellingrodt, M.O., Civil Engineer, Number of sheets: 1, Drawing # 3
First Congregational Church, 421 Habersham Street, Savannah, GA, 1975 February 10
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 15, Notes: Addition to the First Congregational Church, Drawing # 47

Box

Fldr

73First floor plan of General Floyd's home
Owner: Floyd, General, Architect: Bellview, Camden Co., GA, Number of sheets: 1, Drawing # 4
First Zion Belmont Baptist Church, 822 Sherman Avenue, Savannah, GA, 1982 May 28
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 1, Drawing # 48

Box

Fldr

74Floor plan of the Telfair Mansion, 121 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA
Architect: Lienau, Detlef, Number of sheets: 1, Notes: One sheet with a letter. Copy in vertical file Bldgs - Sav. - 121 Barnard St., Drawing # 44
Fresh Air Home: The Cohen Shelter for Little Ones, 900 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA, 1929 February 21
Architect: Unknown, Number of sheets: 10, Notes: Blueprints, Drawing # 39

Box

Fldr

33Ft. McAllister Museum Building, Richmond Hill, GA, 1962
Architect: LeBey, John, A.I.A., Number of sheets: 8, Drawing # 35

Box

Fldr

54Ft. Wayne, Trustees Garden, Residence for Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Hillyear, 1958
Owner: Hillyear, Mr. and Mrs. H.H., Number of sheets: 3, Drawing # 72

Box

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14Gardens of Savannah, 1944
Architect: Lee, Clermont, landscape architect, Number of sheets: 12, Notes: 202 East Taylor Street, 122 East Harris Street, 329 Abercorn Street, 207 East Liberty Street, 14 West Macon Street, 4 West Taylor Street, 119 East Charlton Street, 10 West Jones Street, 204 East Jones Street, 321 Abercorn Street, 243 West Oglethorpe Ave, Drawing # 38
Georgia Historical Society Abrahams Annex - archives addition to the Georgia Historical Society, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA
Architect: Thomas/Driscoll/Hutton, Inc., Notes: One oversize board. Shelved outside box 8, Drawing # 65
Georgia Historical Society display cases, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA, 1970 August 12
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 3, Drawing # 49

Box

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81Georgia Historical Society Hodgson Hall plans, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: Georgia Historical Society, Architect: Lienau, Detlef, Number of sheets: 20, Drawing # 45
3Georgia Historical Society shelving specifications and contract for Hodgson Hall's Abrahams Annex; plus electrical plans, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA
Architect: Virginia Metal Products, Inc., Number of sheets: 12, Notes: Plus letters and contract, Drawing # 67

Box

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56Hampton-Lillibridge House, 312 East Bryan Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: Hampton-Lillibridge, Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 27
2Hermitage Plantation, Near Lathrop Avenue and GA 21
Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 28

Box

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82Hodgson Hall Garden plan, 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: Georgia Historical Society, Number of sheets: 8, Drawing # 73
Jerusalem Baptist Church, 201 Baker Street, Savannah GA, 1980 November 14
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 50

Box

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53Lebanon Plantation alterations, 5745 Ogeechee Road, Savannah, GA, 1966
Architect: LeBey, John, A.I.A., Number of sheets: 4, Drawing # 36
Ledger of homes done by Clarke & Clarke
Architect: Clarke & Clarke, Home builders, Donation information: Clarke, George, Drawing # 8

tube

3Low-cost housing project for C&S Community Development Corp., Tattnall Street, Chatham Ward, Block 293, Savannah, GA, 1970 February 9
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 463, Number of sheets: 19, Drawing # 22

Box

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16Measured drawings of residence at 110 East Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA, 1958
known as Lachlan McIntosh's House, and as Eppinger's Public House., Owner: McIntosh, Lachlan, Architect: Bond, Stephen, Number of sheets: 3, Notes: 2 letters, Drawing # 6
7Measured drawings of residence at 219 Jefferson St., Savannah, GA, 1963
the "Dunlap House", Architect: Bond, Stephen, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 7
Mica Design Central Warehouse, 10 Enterprise Drive, Savannah, GA, 1981 March 6
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 51

Box

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51Minis House at Barnard and Hull Streets, Savannah, GA, 1822
Owner: Minis, Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 8, Notes: Erected 1822, Drawing # 29
Nicholsonboro Baptist Church, Chatham County Restoration, 13319 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA, 1979 August 26
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 52

Box

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62-3Owens-Thomas House, 124 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: Owens-Thomas, Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 32, Number of folders: 2, Drawing # 30

Box

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15Pink House, 23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA, 1927
James Habersham, Jr.'s home on Reynolds Square, Owner: Habersham, James Jr., Architect: Levy & Clarke, Number of sheets: 2, Notes: 2 sheets - elevations, Drawing # 40

Box

Fldr

42-3Plans for a house for I.S. Florance which was never built
Owner: Florance, I.S., Architect: Norris, John S., Number of sheets: 23, Number of folders: 2, Notes: 2 negatives, Drawing # 58
Georgia Historical Society. , Plans for the DeSoto Hilton Hotel, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA, 1966
Architect: AECK Associates, Number of folders: 4, Drawing # 1
Proposed sanctuary - St. Luke's Baptist Church, 418 West 38th Street, Savannah, GA, 1978 May
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 17, Drawing # 53

tube

1Remodeling for Lane Enterprises, 425 Barnard Street, Savannah, GA, 1968 February 29
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 13

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1Remodeling of first & second floors, 504 East St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA, 1966 September 26
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 434, Number of sheets: 9, Drawing # 21

tube

4Remodeling plan of 426 East St. Julian Street, Savannah, GA, 1965 January 22
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 415, Number of sheets: 7, Drawing # 20

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4Renovation of residence for Lane Enterprises, 404 East Bryan Street, Savannah, GA, 1968 June 5
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 447, Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 17

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3Renovation plans for 421 East Broughton, Savannah, GA, 1968 May 20
"Pikes Building", Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 445, Number of sheets: 20, Drawing # 14

Box

Fldr

44Residence at 101 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA, 1940
Architect: Levy & Clarke, Number of sheets: 9, Notes: Measured drawings by Levy & Clarke, Drawing # 41

Box

Fldr

72Residence for Mr. Charles McCall, 221 East 34th Street, Savannah, GA
Owner: McCall, Charles, Architect: Kops, J. DeBruyn, Number of sheets: 5, Donation information: McCall, May, Drawing # 34
7Residence in Grange Tract for Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Young, 708 East 46th Street, Savannah, GA, 1937
Owner: Young, J.W., Architect: LeBey, J.G., Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 37

tube

2Restoration of O'Driscoll House at 418 East Bryan Street, Savannah, GA, 1965 February 15
Owner: O'Driscoll, Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 417, Number of sheets: 5, Drawing # 15

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2Restoration of residence, 31 Houston Street, Savannah GA, 1964 October 19
SW corner Houston & Congress Streets, Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 421, Number of sheets: 7, Drawing # 19

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2Restoration, "Pub House", 426 East Bryan Street, Savannah, GA, 1964 August 8
Architect: Hansen, Oscar M., Commission # 410, Number of sheets: 8, Drawing # 16

Box

Fldr

76Saint Luke's United Methodist Church, Okatie Rd (SC 170), Pritchardville, SC
Architect: Levy, Henry, Number of sheets: 5, Notes: Delineators: Ben Ritzert & Henry Levy, Drawing # 42

Box

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25Savannah River Day Beacon Lights, 1874
Architect: Harwood, F., Number of sheets: 1, Drawing # 24
6Savannah Riverfront Urban Renewal Project, River Street, Savannah, GA, 1974
Architect: Hussey, Gay & Bell; Gunn & Meyerhoff (engineers), Number of sheets: 5, Drawing # 12

Box

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13Savannah Theatre, Stage and House seating plan, 1892 January
Number of sheets: 1, Drawing # 75

Box

1-2Scarbrough House, 41 West Broad Street (MLK, Jr. Blvd), Savannah, GA, 1974-1975
Architect: Coastal Heritage Corporation, Number of sheets: 30, Notes: Renovation drawings, Drawing # 9

Box

Fldr

7141Scarbrough House, 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Savannah, GA
Owner: Scarbrough, Architect: Jay, William, Number of sheets: 1, Notes: Copied from March 1907 architectural Record by George Clarke, Drawing # 33
Studies for proposed motel at St. Joseph's Hospital, 1976 February 10
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 3, Drawing # 54

Box

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55Timothy Bonticou House, 419 - 421 Broughton Lane, Savannah, GA
Owner: Bonticou, Timothy, Architect: Historic American Building Survey, Number of sheets: 6, Drawing # 31
Torah Center, East Brunswick, NJ, 1979 August 17
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 27, Drawing # 55

Box

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75Tybee Lighthouse, Tybee Island, GA, 1866-1867
Architect: Board, L.H., Number of sheets: 13, Notes: Drawn under direction of Brig. Gen. O.M. Poe; Engr. Secy. L.H. Board, Drawing # 5

Box

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31U.S. Customs House, alterations, 1-3 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA, 1964
Architect: Thomas/Driscoll/Hutton, Inc., Number of sheets: 88, Includes a duplicate set, Drawing # 64
Union Station Plans, Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., 1933
Architect: Milburn, Frank P., Number of sheets: 25, Number of folders: 2, Notes: Demolished in 1962 to make way for Interstate 16, Drawing # 57
Wright's Child Care, 1117 East 35th Street, Savannah, GA, 1982 January 30
Architect: Meyer, Leon Jay, Number of sheets: 2, Drawing # 56
 

Ships

Box

Fldr

11The "Anne"
Number of sheets: 1, Notes: Lines of the ship which brought Oglethorpe and the first Georgia Colonists, Drawing # 69

Box

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22Cigar Torpedo Boat, 1863
Number of sheets: 1, Notes: "Sketch form memory", Drawing # 71
4C.S.S. Ironclad Gunboat
Number of sheets: 3, Drawing # 70
3C.S.S. "Milledgeville", Ironclad Gunboat
Number of sheets: 1, Donation information: Gift of Charles Ellis, Drawing # 74
1Measured drawings of the steamboat "Clivedon", 1940
Architect: Smith, M.F., Number of sheets: 2, Notes: Measured and drawn by M.F. Smith, Drawing # 63