Architectural Drawings collection
The Architectural drawings collection consists of over 1200 blueprints, drawings, plans, renderings and other works on paper of buildings, architecture, and furniture in Maryland.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.
50 Linear Feet (28 drawers; 27 rolls)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Various donors; transferred from Museum Department to Library Department in 2015.
Scope and Contents
The Architectural drawings collection consists of over 1200 blueprints, drawings, plans, renderings and other works on paper of buildings, architecture, furniture and other structures in Maryland. These range from the Maryland Historical Society's buildings, the Athenauem, and the Baltimore Court House to rowhouse plans and renderings of furniture. Architects or artists include Wyatt & Nolting, Niernsee & Neilson, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Henry Powell Hopkins, Lawrence Hall Fowler, Thomas Machen, Mottu & White, Josias Pennington, Smith & May, Maximilian Godefroy, Edward H. Glidden, G. Van Bibber, Ayers/Meyer, A. Hoen & Co., George H. Dashiells, Laurence Ewald, Robert Carey Long, R. McGill Mackall, and others. Along with materials that came directly to the Maryland Historical Society, the collection also contains items from the Baltimore City Life Museum Collection indicated in the container list below.
The drawings found here constitute only a portion of the Maryland Historical Society's architectural drawings collection. The bulk of the collection is on loan to the Baltimore City Archives. An inventory can be accessed through the Baltimore City Archives website. If you'd like to see any of these materials, please contact the Baltimore City Archives to arrange an appointment:
Baltimore City Archives 2615 Mathews Street Baltimore, MD 21218 email@example.com 410-396-3884
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- 2020-01-24: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.