Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings
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.
- Creation: 1917 - 1978
- Cuthbert & Suehrk, Architects (Architect, Organization)
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.
28 folders (28 oversize folders + 1 folder) : Largest folder is 90x120 cm; most folders are 59x90 cm.
Language of Materials
RH AD 2
RH PH P62
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Charles D. Cuthbert, Gift, 1971.
- Guide to the Cuthbert and Suehrk Collection
- Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings
- Finding aid compiled by db, 4/1981. Finding aid encoded by tmw, 2016.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Cuthbert and Suehrk architectural plans and drawings, RH AD 2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas