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Blueprints of the W.W. Davies residence, Louisville, Kentucky

 Collection — Map case drawer: 1.15
Identifier: MS-0022-0004

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."


  • undated


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.

Biographical Note

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.

Acquisition Information

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.

Related Resources

MS 22.0, Architectural drawings of the Darwin D. Martin House and Graycliff, 1904-1988
MS 22.1, Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence with Michael Meredith Hare, 1933, 1940
MS 22.2, Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright collection, reference files, 1904-2010
MS 22.3, Graycliff Construction photographs, circa 1926-1938
MS 22.5, Darwin D. Martin photographs, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.6, Darwin D. Martin Family papers, 1878-1935
MS 22.7, Darwin D. Martin correspondence with O.S. Lang, 1904-1921
MS 22.8, Frank Lloyd Wright-Darwin D. Martin papers, circa 1888-1979
MS 22.9, Larkin Company plans, 1904, 1912
MS 22.91, Darwin D. Martin Digitization Project, 2006-2008
MS 22.92, Darwin D. Martin Digital images, circa 1860s-1970s
MS 22.93 Darwin D. Martin-Frank Lloyd Wright collection, oral histories, 1971-1980
MS 22.10 Historic American Building Survey drawings, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York, 1986-1987
MS 68, Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. collection
3/1/445, Friends of the Darwin D. Martin House, records,1966-1982
The University Archives also has the letter book of O.S. Lang, containing copies of outgoing letters, June 6, 1905 February 20, 1906 [MS 22.0, item 35]

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff.


Finding Aid for the Blueprints of the W.W. Davies residence, Louisville, Kentucky
Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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