Blueprints of the W.W. Davies residence, Louisville, Kentucky
Scope and Contents
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."
- Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
Blueprints of the W.W. Davies residence, Louisville, Kentucky, undated, are open for research.
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.
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.
5 Linear Feet (6 blueprints)
Blueprints by Frank Lloyd Wright for a residence in Louisville, Kentucky, which was not built.
Blueprints are arranged in original order by plan view. Stored in Map Case 1.15.
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.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
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- Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Working drawings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
- Finding Aid for the Blueprints of the W.W. Davies residence, Louisville, Kentucky
- Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
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