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Arch. Architecture

 Topic Guide
Identifier: Arch
This classification groups collections on the topic of architecture.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

General Motors Aeroproducts Division Plant Blueprints Collection

Identifier: MS-506

The collection consists of large blueprints of structures and systems at the General Motors Aeroproducts Division plant located in Vandalia, Ohio. The majority of the blueprints date to 1940-1941, but later blueprints reflect the plant’s subsequent iterations as GM Allison Division, Inland Division, and Delco Products.

Dates: 1940 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1941

"High Acres" Landscape Plan (SC-281)

Identifier: SC-281

High Acres was the Dayton home built for the President of the Rike-Kumler Department Store, Frederick Rike, and his wife Ethel in 1929. It was designed by Cleveland architects Meade and Hamilton and the grounds were designed by Dayton landscape architect Samuel D. Zehrung. This collection consists of one oversize plan of the grounds.

Dates: circa 1929

Lewis D. Klein Architecture Collection

Identifier: MS-470

Lewis D. Klein was an architect in the Dayton, Ohio area from 1957 to 1983. The collection consists of drawings for 230 different architecture design jobs he bid on. The collection includes from proposed or conceptual drawings up to full sets of plans. Of the 230 jobs, 27 are for residences and 49 are for apartment complexes. The rest are commercial buildings, including shopping plazas, churches, and various business facilities.

Dates: 1957-1983

Louis Lott Architecture Negatives (SC-381)

Identifier: SC-381

The collection consists of approximately 632 film negatives depicting houses, buildings, churches, historic sites, and architectural details in the United States and Europe.

Dates: circa 1909-1921

Louis Lott Architecture Negatives (SC-381) SELECTIONS in CORE Scholar

 Digital Collection
Identifier: SC-381 CORE Scholar
Dates: circa 1915 - circa 1920

Pretzinger Architectural Collection

Identifier: MS-153

Consists of blueprints, drawings, business records, and photographs from the Albert Pretzinger Architectural Firm located in Dayton, Ohio. Collection provides examples of architectural styles of residences, schools, churches, hospitals, and commercial buildings in the Dayton area designed by Pretzinger and his associates from 1890-1950. The business records include correspondence, working papers, memos, and financial records.

Dates: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1900-1940

Dale D. Smith Architectural Collection (MS-466)

Identifier: MS-466

Dale D. Smith was a Dayton, Ohio architect who began working at Richard Levin Associates in 1966 and later founded Dale D. Smith Architects in 1982. The Dale D Smith Architectural Collection comprises architectural drawings, plans and sketches, photographs, notes, correspondence and other paperwork pertaining mainly to projects worked on by Dale D. Smith at Dale D. Smith Associates. Some architectural drawings were created by Smith whilst working as a consultant for other companies.

Dates: 1970-2007

Twin Valley School Blueprints (MS-474)

Identifier: MS-474

The collection contains 30 blueprints for renovations of four school buildings in Preble County’s Twin Valley Local School District: North High School (Lewisburg), Lewisburg Elementary School, Verona Elementary and Junior High School, and South High School (West Alexandria). They include floor plans, exterior views, and plans about heating, plumbing, and lighting.

Dates: 1975

Williams Architectural Drawings

Identifier: SC-123
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three sets of architectural drawings of homes in the Dayton area, including the homes of Gordon T. Milde, W. A. Chryst, and John and Ellen Berry.

Dates: 1926-1987