William Gibbons Preston architectural drawings of the Union Society building
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William Gibbons Preston architectural drawings of the Union Society building

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910.
Title: William Gibbons Preston architectural drawings of the Union Society building
Dates: 1888
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (16 oversize folders)
Identification: MS 2284

Biographical/Historical Note

William Gibbons Preston (1842-1910) was a prominent nineteenth century architect from Boston, Massachusetts.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains sixteen architectural drawings by William Gibbons Preston for the third design for the Union Society building named "The Whitfield" from around 1888. This building was completed in 1889 and was located on 121-125 Whitaker Street in Savannah, Georgia. The Union Society building was demolished in the early 1980s.


Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Lost architecture--Georgia--Savannah.
Preston, William Gibbons, 1842-1910.
Union Society (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.