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Finding Aid for the Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, Undated

MS 22.4

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by Karen Spencer.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.

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Collection Overview

Title: Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, Undated
Creator: Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Extent: 6 blueprints
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Blueprints by Frank Lloyd Wright for a residence in Louisville, Kentucky, which was not built.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 22.4, Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, Undated, University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

These blueprints were purchased for the University by the University of Buffalo Foundation from Mr. Carl Sperl of West Seneca, New York and deposited in the University Archives by Mr. John D. Randall, Office of Facilities Planning, September 17, 1976.

Terms of Access

Blueprints of the W.W. Davies Residence, Louisville, Kentucky, Undated, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Mr. W.W. Davies seems to have been a lawyer who was a partner of Judge Robert Bingham in Louisville and moved to New York in the 1920's.


Scope and Content Note

Although these plans are identified as the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Davies project is not listed in the standard works on Wright nor was it known to Wright experts consulted by Mr. John D. Randall at the time the plans were acquired by the State University of New York at Buffalo. The house was not built.

The identification of the plans rests on the title block of the rendering of the front view of the house (see appended list). Unfortunately none of the plans are dated.

The exact location of the proposed structure is also unknown. The street plans show an area bounded by Cherokee Parkway and Transit Avenue which merge to form Long Avenue which is intersected by Spring Street. The plans also show a number of minor side streets and Beargrass Creek.

Several of the plans are marked in red crayon "164" or "Davies 164."


Arrangement

Blueprints are arranged in original order by plan view.


Container List

Item Contents
1 Street plan, undated
16¼ inches x 21 inches

Shows elevations and gas, water, sewer and heating lines.

2 Street plan, undated
16¼ inches x 21 inches

Duplicate of Item 1 above with slightly different key symbols.

3 Main Floor plan, undated
16¾ inches x 31 inches

Includes carriage house/stable; playroom; study; guest; guest; living room; entry.

4 Lower Floor plan, undated
20 inches x 33½ inches

Includes laundry; porch; kitchen yard; kitchen; servants' hall; provisions; boiler/furnace room; coal room; servants' rooms; dining room.

5 Upper Floor plan, undated
20 inches x 25½ inches

Includes living room (upper part); children's suite; balconies; own suite.

6 Rendering (front view), undated
20 inches x 38 inches

Title block reads: Mr. W.W. Davies, Louisville, Kentucky, Frank Lloyd Wright Architect, Oak Park Illinois


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subjects

Davies, W.W.
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959--Archives

Genres

Blueprints (reprographic copies)
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Associated Material

Related Resources in the University Archives

Related Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright Collections

MS 22.0 , Architectural Drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988
MS 22.1 , Frank Lloyd Wright Correspondence with Michael Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2 , Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Reference Files, 1904-2010
MS 22.3 , Graycliff Construction Photographs, circa 1926-1938
MS 22.5 , Darwin D. Martin Photographs, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.6 , Darwin D. Martin Family Papers, 1878-1935
MS 22.7 , Darwin D. Martin Correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921
MS 22.8 , Frank Lloyd Wright-Darwin D. Martin Papers, circa 1888-1979
MS 22.9 , Larkin Company Plans, 1904, 1912
MS 22.91 , Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2006-2008
MS 22.92 , Darwin D. Martin Digital Images, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.93 Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright Collection, Oral Histories, 1971-1980
MS 22.10 Historic American Building Survey Drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1986-1987
MS 68 , Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. Collection
3/1/445 , Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, Records,1966-1982

Related O.S. Lang Letters, 1905-1906
The University Archives also has the letter book of O.S. Lang, containing copies of outgoing letters, June 6, 1905 February 20, 1906 [MS 22.0, item 35]