William G. Preston architectural drawings
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William G. Preston architectural drawings

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910.
Title: William G. Preston architectural drawings
Dates: 1886-1893
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1399

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gibbons Preston (1842-1910) was an architect from Boston, Massachusetts.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the architectural drawings by William G. Preston for four buildings located in Savannah, Georgia: the Savannah Cotton Exchange, 1886; the Savannah DeSoto Hotel, 1888; the Chatham County Courthouse, 1889; and the Guard's Armory, 1893. The microfilm of these drawings was created by the Boston Public Library for the Victorian Society of Savannah, Georgia, in 1978.

Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910.
Savannah Cotton Exchange.

Location of Originals

Original architectural drawings in the William G. Preston collection in the Special Collections of the Boston Public Library.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired by the Victorian Society from the Boston Public Library, the owners of the original material.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William G. Preston architectural drawings, MS 1399, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Victorian Society, Savannah, Ga., date unknown.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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.


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

Container List



1X-1399-01. Architectural drawings by William Preston, 1886-1893
Savannah Cotton Exchange (1886); Chatham County Courthouse (1889); Guard's Armory (1893); Savannah DeSoto Hotel (1888).