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Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings

 Collection
Call Number: RH AD 2

Overview

This collection is composed of original architectural drawings of buildings designed by Cuthbert & Suehrk, including the heating and plumbing plans for the Gem Building in Topeka, Kansas as well as the overall apartment building; and detailed plans for the construction of Montgomery County Jail and enlarged court house, including furnishings for its court room and jail equipment. The collection also includes drawings of several schools, a grocery store, shopping center, fraternity building, and two churches, as well as four elevations on board backing, three of churches and one of a grade school.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Cuthbert & Suehrk architectural firm

The Cuthbert & Suehrk architectural firm was responsible for designing Snow Hall and Hoch Auditorium (later renamed Budig Hall) on the University of Kansas campus, amongst courthouses, schools, and other public and commercial buildings. Charles D. Cuthbert was appointed the State Architect of Kansas in 1925. Williem E. Suehrk, a classmate from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, joined Cuthbert in partnership.

Extent

28 folders (28 oversize folders + 1 folder) : Largest folder is 90x120 cm; most folders are 59x90 cm.

Physical Location

RH AD 2

Physical Location

RH PH P62

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Charles D. Cuthbert, Gift, 1971.

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Cuthbert and Suehrk Collection
Subtitle
Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings
Author
Finding aid compiled by db, 4/1981. Finding aid encoded by tmw, 2016.
Date
2016-12-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/8498293570
Preferred citation
Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings, RH AD 2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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