University of Delaware Library

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Colins and Autenrieth
Architectural Works

1852 -1904

Manuscript Collection Number: 359
Accessioned: Gift of the Moyerman family, 1972.
Extent: 422 items
Content: Drawings and sketches, floors plans, elevations, sections, details, perspectives, renderings, blueprints,
notebooks, and an indenture.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: March 1998 by Arthur Siegel.

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Table of Contents


+ Series I.: Competitions & Exhibitions

+ Series II.: Public Structures

+ Series III: Private Structures

+ Series IV: Project Journals


Biographical Note + Scope and Content Note + Series Outline

Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

          Series III.  Private Structures  1863-1904
          These include elevations, sections, floorplans, details, perspectives, and
          renderings of various private residences and business in the Philadelphia area,
          including work done for the Lea family.  The designs were drawn in a variety of
          media, including pencil, ink, and watercolor.

     F24  H.M. Daly, Esq.  (8 items)
          Although "H.W. Daly, Esq." is recorded on all of the drawings, Gopsill's
          Philadelphia City Directory for 1870 lists Henry M. Daly as a dealer in liquors at
          222 S. Front Street, with his residence at 1803 Spring Garden.  These drawings
          are for a store or factory, and are on very fragile linen paper.  They date to June
          1868.

          Rear elevation for "H.W. Daly"
          ink on linen; inscribed at bottom "Collins & Autenrieth Architects Phila June
          1868"; 11 3/8 x 14 3/4"  

          Elevation of back building & longitudinal section through main building
          ink and watercolor on linen; inscribed at lower right "Collins & Autenrieth 
          Architects Phila. June 1868"; 32 1/4 x 16 1/2"  


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          H.M. Daly, Esq.  (cont'd)

     F24  Longitudinal section looking east
          ink and watercolor on linen; 32 1/2 x 19 3/4"  

          First story for H. W. Daly, Esq.
          watercolor on linen; 12 x 29"  

          Second story for H. W. Daly, Esq.
          watercolor on linen; 11 7/8 x 28"  

          For H.W. Daly
          watercolor on linen; 25 5/8 x 18 1/4"  

          For H. W. Daly basement floor plan
          watercolor on linen; 11 3/4 x 20 5/8"  

          Upper story floor plan, June 1868
          ink and watercolor on linen; 11 1/2 x 27"  



          Projects for Henry C. Lea
          These designs are likely for work on Lea's personal property, and date from 1883-1901.

     F25  Building at 822 Chestnut St.  (18 items)
          Most of these items are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St.
          Phila.," and date from October 1893 - January 1894.  

          Preliminary sketch for store front
          pencil and red ink on paper; 23 3/4 x 17 1/2"  

          Working sketches, January 1894
          pencil on paper; 19 5/8 x 23 7/8"    
          Sketches on the front and back.

          Sketch for floor plans, January 1894
          ink on paper; 12 7/8 x 26 3/8"  


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          Building at 822 Chestnut St.  (cont'd)

     F25  Floor plans
          pencil on paper; 18 1/8 x 26 1/4"  

          Longitudinal section
          ink and watercolor on paper; 20 3/4 x 35 7/8"  

          Projection of swing door, October 1893
          pencil on paper; 11 1/4 x 7 1/2"  

          Sketch
          pencil on paper; 9 1/4 x 5 3/8"  

          Detail for front elevation
          ink on paper; inscribed at top No.2; 10 x 16"

          Fronts  (3 items)
          ink on paper; each inscribed separately at top with "No.1, No.3, No.4"; 9 7/8 x 9
          3/4"  
          These items are pasted together, and may be part of a set with "Detail for Front
          Elevation," above.

          Detail
          pencil on paper; 17 3/4 x 9 1/2"  

          Sections
          pencil and ink on paper; 23 1/8 x 14 3/4"  

          Floor plan
          pencil on paper; 19 7/8 x 13"  

          Notes & sketches, December 1893 - January 1894  (4 items)
          Written in pencil on lined paper.


     F26  911-15 Market St.  (2 items)
          These designs are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St.
          Phila.," and date to August 1899.

          Working sketch of front elevation, August 1899
          pencil on paper; 22 x 16 1/4"  

          Floor plans, n.d.
          pencil on paper; 32 x 20 1/4"  


     F27  1020-24 Market St.  (5 items)
          These drawings are signed by Henry C. Lea, as well as James B. Doyle, who may
          have been a member of the Doyle & Doak contracting firm of Philadelphia.  They
          are all also inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St. Phila.," and
          date to March 1883.

          No.1, March 1883
          Basement plan
          watercolor on paper; 15 1/4 x 27 5/8"  

          No.2, March 1883
          First story plan
          watercolor on paper; 16 3/4 x 27 7/8"  

          No.5, March 1883
          Front elevation
          ink and watercolor on paper; 24 1/4 x 29 1/2"  

          No.10, March 1883
          Transverse Section
          ink and watercolor on paper; 26 3/8 x 24 1/4"

          Third story plan, March 1883
          watercolor on paper; 15 7/8 x 27 3/8"  


     F28  1219-21 Market St.  (9 items)
          Includes eight drawings and a blueprint.  Many of these drawings are signed by
          Henry C. Lea, as well as by the contractor, who changed from Wm. McPherson &
          Sons in 1887 to George A. Payne & Co. in 1901.  They are inscribed "Collins &
          Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St. Phila."

          No.1, January 1887
          Floor plan for basement through 3rd floor
          watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "Henry C. Lea / Wm. McPherson & Sons";
          35 x 25 1/8"

          No.2, January 1887
          Floor plan for 6th & 7th floors
          watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "Henry C. Lea / Wm McPherson & Sons";
          28 1/2 x 20 1/4"

          No.7, February 1887
          Front details
          ink and watercolor on paper; 35 x 24"

          No.97, March 1897
          Main cornice
          ink and watercolor on paper; 21 1/8 x 33 1/8"

          No.3, n.d.
          Market St. Front
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "Henry C. Lea / Wm McPherson &
          Sons"; 37 1/8 x 16 3/4"

          No.3, July 1901
          8th story
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "H.C. Lea / [G. Cross]? Lea /
          George A. Payne"; 28 3/4 x 22 5/8"

          No.5, July 1901
          Design for additional 8th story to store
          ink on paper; inscribed at right "H.C. Lea /  [G.Cross]? Lea / George A. Payne";
          13 3/4 x 26 1/2"

          No.8, July 1901
          Details of posts, girders, and tie straps
          ink and watercolor on paper; 35 x 25"

          Pit foundations for elevators
          blueprint; 17 5/8 x 34"

          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)

     F29  1319 Market St.  (20 items)
          Most of the drawings are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut
          St. Phila.," and all but a few date from April 1897.  One of the drawings is signed
          by Henry Lea, as well as George L. Sipps.

          No.3, May 1893
          Improvements to No. 1319 Market Street 
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "Henry C. Lea / George L. Sipps";
          25 3/4 x 20 1/8"

          No.1, April 1897
          Basement and first story floor plans
          watercolor on paper; 16 x 32"

          No.2, April 1897
          Second and third story floor plans
          ink and watercolor on paper; 14 7/8 x 26 7/8"

          No.3, April 1897
          Fourth and fifth story floor plans
          ink and watercolor on paper; 14 1/2 x 28 3/8"

          No.4, April 1897
          Sixth story and roof plans
          ink and watercolor on paper; 14 3/4 x 29 1/2"

          No.5, April 1897
          Market Street elevation
          ink and watercolor on paper; 32 3/4 x 21"

          No.6, April 1897
          Transverse section through light well looking north
          ink and watercolor on paper; 36 x 21 5/8"

          No.7, April 1897
          Longitudinal section looking east
          watercolor on paper; 33 1/2 x 54 1/8"


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          1319 Market St.  (cont'd)

     F29  No.8, April 1897
          Details for rear front and details of iron skeleton frame
          watercolor on paper with notes; 15 1/2 x 16 1/4"

          No.9, April 1897
          Store front
          ink and watercolor on paper; 27 1/8 x 23 3/4"
          No.10, April 1897
          Ceiling of vestibule & soffit of bay window
          ink and watercolor on paper; 20 1/2 x 9 1/4"

          No.11, April 1897
          Sections
          ink and watercolor on paper; 20 1/4 x 35"

          No.12, April 1897
          Top of 5th story and arch & main cornice 6th story
          ink and watercolor on paper; 23 1/4 x 32 3/8"

          No.13, April 1897
          Window details, sections, ground plan of 4th story
          ink and watercolor on paper; 19 1/2 x 21 3/8"

          No.7, n.d.
          Details of extending s. flue on w. wall from 2nd story to basement
          pencil on paper; 13 1/2 x 9 1/4"

          Sketch of floor plans of basement through 3rd story, n.d.
          pencil on paper; 13 1/2 x 11"

          Metal details, n.d.
          pencil on paper; 6 5/8 x 14 1/2"

          No.1, n.d.
          Bridge in fourth story connecting 1311 & 1315 Market
          pencil and ink on paper; 22 1/2 x 11 3/4"

          No.1, November 1899
          Store front
          ink and watercolor on paper; 24 7/8 x 22 1/4"

          Preliminary sketch to Market Street elevation, n.d.
          pencil on paper; 31 7/8 x 18 3/4"



     F30  Messrs. Charles & Arthur Lea  (8 items)
          These were the sons of Henry Carey Lea, who took over their father's publishing
          business when he retired in 1885.  These plans are for a building designed in July
          and August, 1886  Most are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410
          Walnut St. Phila."

          No.1, July 1886
          1st story floor plan
          ink and watercolor on paper; 25 x 22"

          No.2, 1886
          2nd story floor plan
          ink and watercolor on paper; 14 3/4 x 18 1/4"

          No.3, 1886
          Cross section
          ink and watercolor on paper; 17 5/8 x 14 1/2"
     
          No.4, 1886
          East elevation, front elevation
          ink on paper; 34 1/8 x 17 7/8"

          No.5, 1886
          West elevation, back front
          ink on paper; 36 1/4 x 18"
          attached is a small detail of a side room, inscribed No.25

          No.6, 1886
          Longitudinal section
          ink and watercolor on paper; 17 7/8 x 21 3/8"
     
          No.7, 1886
          Details of stable windows
          ink on paper; 8 x 10 1/2"

          Unidentified section, n.d.
          ink on paper; 5 1/2 x 7"



     F31  Building for Charles Lentz  (4 items)
          Design of a building on 11th and Hunter Streets, three of the drawings are on
          linen paper, and one on waxed paper.  They are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth
          Architects 410 Walnut St. Phila. Feb 1886."

          No.1
          Inside finish of bulk (detail) 
          ink on waxed paper; 16 x 23"

          No.1
          Side elevation for C.H. Lentz
          watercolor on paper; 21 1/4 x 31 5/8"

          No.2
          Floor plans and section
          ink on paper; 21 3/4 x 32 7/8"

          No.9
          Store front elevation
          ink and watercolor on paper; 20 7/8 x 31 1/2"



     F32  Store Plans for R.T. Lowndes  (13 items)
          Lowndes resided in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  The designs are inscribed at
          lower right "Collins and Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St. Phila.," and date
          from April to December, 1902.

          No.3, May 1902
          Front elevation
          ink on paper; 22 1/8 x 15 1/2"

          No.4, April 1902
          North front for R.T. Lowndes
          ink on paper; 20 1/4 x 16"

          No.5, April 1902
          Longitudinal view
          ink and watercolor on paper; 21 3/4 x 33 1/2"

          No.6, n.d.
          Cross section looking north
          ink and watercolor on paper; 21 x 15 3/4"

          No.7, April 1902
          Basement and first story floor plans
          ink and watercolor on paper; 36 1/8 x 28 3/8"

          No.8, April 1902
          Second story and top view of roof
          ink and watercolor on paper; 36 1/8 x 28 1/4"

          No.12, n.d.
          Details of columns, girders and stairs
          ink on paper; 11 1/8 x 31 7/8"

          No.13, May 1902
          Section through vestibule and store door
          ink on paper; inscribed at lower right "Collins & Autenrieth / Architects / May
          1902"; 28 5/8 x 21 1/2"

          No.18, May 1902
          Section through basement and first story / back of bulk
          ink on paper; 25 1/4 x 27 1/2"

          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          Store plans for R.T. Lowndes  (cont'd)

     F32  No.21, May 1902
          Paneling details
          ink on paper; 17 1/4 x 34 1/4"

          No.24, July 1902
          Basement back front (elevation)
          ink on paper; inscribed at lower right "C & A July 26 1902"; 7 1/2 x 14 1/4'

          Brick stove grading, May 1902
          colored ink on graph paper; inscribed at bottom "Brick Stove Room Grade est. by
          D. Brett, City Engineer May 8, 1902"; 15 x 6"

          Details of stairs, December 1902
          ink on paper; 18 7/8 x 15 3/4"



          Projects for Jacob Steinmetz Thorn
          According to Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1894, J.S. Thorn Co. is
          listed as a manufacturer of galvanized iron and copper cornice, and sheet metal
          works, at 1227 Callowhill St.  The plans listed below are for the factory, with its
          component drafting rooms and offices.  Some of the drawings are signed by Thorn
          himself, as well as Rea and Riley.  Uriah H. Rea and Samuel R. Riley are listed in
          Gospill's directory for 1873 as carpenters, and their company was located at 621
          Filbert St.  Most of the items are inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410
          Walnut St. Phila."

     F33  Callowhill Street Project (General)  (2 items)

          Plan of property surveyed for Collins and Autenreith / Fourteenth Ward /
          Philadelphia
          ink on paper; inscribed at right "W.W. Thayer Surv. and Reg. 4th Dist. Oct 19th,
          1891," inscribed at bottom with stamp from Thayer; 19 1/2 x 16"

          Ground plan for offices and drafting rooms
          ink and watercolor on paper; 26 1/4 x 24"


     F34  1223 Callowhill Street  (7 items)
          These plans are for alterations to a building at this location, and date from
          December 1891

          No.2
          Sections
          ink and watercolor on paper; 19 x 10"

          No.3
          Basement plan
          ink on paper; 10 1/2 x 20"
     
          No.5
          North and Longitudinal views
          ink and watercolor on paper; 17 3/3 x 27 1/2"

          No.6
          Cross section looking north
          ink and watercolor on paper; 8 1/2 x 15"

          No.20
          Cornice and sign over new east wing
          ink and watercolor on paper; 23 3/4 x 11 3/4"

          Front elevation
          ink on paper; 24 x 24"

          1st floor plan / stock room plan
          ink and watercolor on paper; 35 7/8 x 19 1/4"



     F35  1225-1229 Callowhill Street  (19 items)
          These designs date from March to May 1889.

          No.1
          Basement, 1st, 2nd floor plan
          watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn"; 33 5/8 x 19"

          No.2
          Front elevation
          ink and watercolor on paper; 24 1/2 x 29 1/4"

          No.3
          Cross section looking south
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn / Rea & Riley"; 23 x
          26 5/8"

          No.4
          Cross section looking north
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn / Rea & Riley"; 21 1/4
          x 31 3/4"

          No.5
          Longitudinal section looking west
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn / Rea & Riley"; 20 1/4
          x 14 5/8"

          No.6
          Longitudinal section looking east
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn / Rea & Riley"; 15 7/8
          x 20 1/4"

          No.7
          Longitudinal section looking west
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at right "J.S. Thorn / Rea & Riley"; 15 7/8
          x 20 1/4"

          No.10, March 1889
          Section through drafting room, cartway and gallery
          ink and watercolor on paper; 15 1/4 x 27 3/4"

          No.16, March 1889
          Partition between general and private office
          ink and watercolor on paper; 18 x 19 5/8" 


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          1225-1229 Callowhill Street  (cont'd)

     F35  No.17, March 1889
          Details of caps and saddles
          ink and watercolor on paper; 11 1/2 x 36"

          No.60, April 1889
          Main cornice, french roof and dormers
          ink and watercolor on waxed paper; 29 3/4 x 22"

          No.66, March 1889
          Section through oil vault, looking east
          ink and watercolor on paper; 9 3/4 x 11 1/8"

          No.73
          Detail of sign
          ink on paper; 20 3/4 x 17 3/8"

          No.77, April 1889
          Section through office railing looking south
          ink on paper; 23 1/8 x 19"

          No.81, May 1889
          Detail of door to upper stories
          ink on paper; 

          No.83, May 1889
          Section of door to cartway and windows in transom
          ink on paper; 17 7/8 x 20 1/2"

          No.88
          Office section
          ink on paper; 14 3/4 x 29 1/4"

          Main cornice, french roof and dormers
          ink on tracing paper; 28 x 22"

          Basement, 1st, 2nd floor plan  (sketch)
          pencil on paper; 31 3/8 x 21 1/2"



          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)

     F36  1233 Callowhill Street  (11 items)
          These designs date from October to November 1891

          No.1, October 1891
          Front elevation
          ink and watercolor on paper; 8 5/8 x 10 5/8"
     
          Front elevation (tracing)
          ink on waxed paper; 9 1/4 x 10 5/5"

          North elevation, October 1891
          ink on paper; 15 1/8 x 11 1/4"

          North elevation (tracing)
          ink on tracing paper; 8 1/2 x 9 1/4"

          No.4, October 1891
          Longitudinal sections
          ink and watercolor on paper; 32 3/4 x 15 5/8"

          No.4, November 1891
          Longitudinal sections (tracing)
          ink on waxed paper; 33 1/2 x 15 1/8"

          Section a- b of building and stairs
          ink on paper; 24 x 12 5/8"

          No.5, November 1891
          Section of a - b of building and stairs  (tracing)
          ink on waxed paper; 12 5/8 x 23 3/8"

          No.6, October 1891
          Cellar, 1st, 2nd floor plans
          ink and watercolor on paper; 24 1/4 x 19"

          No.6, November 1891
          Cellar 1st, 2nd floor plans  (tracing)
          ink on waxed paper; 23 1/4 x 19 1/8"

          No.5, October 1891
          Sections
          ink and watercolor on paper; 24 1/8 x 12 3/4"


     F37  Callowhill above 12th Street  (11 items)
          These designs date from March 1889 to December 1891.

          No.8, March 1889
          Sections of shingle office, main stairs, & stock room
          ink and watercolor on paper; 12 x 31 3/4"

          No.9, March 1889
          Section and floor plan of Offices
          ink and watercolor on paper; 12 7/8 x 22 5/8"

          No.11, March 1889
          Elevation of rear end of cartway
          watercolor on paper; 13 3/4 x 12 1/4"

          No.12, June 1889
          Section of entrance to offices
          ink and watercolor on paper; 19 1/8 x 27 7/8"

          No.39, March 1889
          Section through vestibule and office looking south
          ink on paper; 16 3/4 x 14 1/2"

          No.76, May 1889
          Section through window
          ink on paper; 8 1/2 x 21 1/2"

          No.79
          Sections of window and door
          ink on paper; 14 x 20 1/2"

          No.93, August 1889
          Section of offices
          ink and watercolor on paper; 12 1/4 x 23 1/4"

          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          Callowhill above 12th Street  (cont'd)

     F37  No.8, December 1891
          Section through drafting room
          ink and watercolor on paper; 19 1/8 x 12 1/2"

          No.16, December 1891
          Sections and details of new window and door to stairs in w. office
          ink and watercolor on paper; 18 1/2 x 17 5/8"

          No.17, December 1891
          Section of partitions
          ink and watercolor on paper; 9 x 18 1/2"



     F38  Miscellaneous Callowhill Street Projects  (17 items)
          There are several pencil sketches and notes in a green envelope.  Also included
          are various blueprints.

          Section
          pencil on paper; 12 7/8 x 12 1/2"

          Floor plan
          pencil on paper; 12 7/8 x 12 1/8"

          Sketches and notes  (6 items)
          these are in pencil on scrap paper
     
          No.9, December 1891
          Double swing door  (tracing)
          ink on waxed paper; 10 3/8 x 7 1/2"

     F39  Hatch & overhead for elevators, June 1887
          blueprint; 24 1/4 x 22 3/4"

          Basement plans
          blueprint; 29 x 21 1/2"

          Ceiling plans
          blueprint; 29 x 21 1/2"

          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          Miscellaneous Callowhill Street Projects  (cont'd)

     F39  Second story columns
          blueprint; 29 x 21 1/2"

          Details showing arrangement of bay windows
          blueprint; 29 x 21 1/2"

          Pumping plant for hydraulic elevator, August 1897
          blueprint

          Hydraulic passenger elevator, August 1897
          blueprint

          Hydraulic freight elevator, August 1897
          blueprint


     F40  Johnes Abbot & Co.  (1 item)
          Merchants in silk goods, located in Philadelphia. 

          Presentation drawing of store front, 1859
          ink and watercolor on paper; inscribed at bottom "Collins & Autenrieth Architects
          Philadelphia January 1859"; 22 3/8 x 13 7/8"


          Mrs. Drexel  (1 item)
          Only one of the several listings for "Drexel" in Gopsill's Philadelphia City
          Directory for 1870 was a woman -- Catherine Drexel, widow of Francis M.
          Drexel, who lived at 1900 S. Rittenhouse Sq.

          Front and rear elevations of family vault in Norman style, 1863
          watercolor on paper; inscribed at bottom "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410
          Walnut St. Philadelphia July 1863"; 19 3/8 x 25"


     F41  John Campbell Harris, n.d.  (162 items)
          Harris was a prominent lawyer, capitalist, and trustee.  Included in this folder are
          plans for a neo-Renaissance residence at 1607-09 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. 
          There are 162 drawings and tracings of architectural details, including paneling,
          windows, mantel, and slop box for the yard.  Many of these are pen and ink 
          drawings on tracing paper, though there are several ink and watercolor drawings
          on heavier paper.


     F42  Thomas G. Harrison  (1 item)
          It is uncertain who this individual is, though Gopsill's Philadelphia City
          Directory for 1904 lists a "Thomas G. Harrison, barber" at 1736 Market street. 
          These plans are for a building at 1520 Locust Street

          No.3, July 1890
          South side of room -- measures of exposed wall surfaces
          pencil on paper; 17 7/8 x 24"


     F43  Hernig's Dairy  (1 item)
          Peter Hernig is listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory as a dealer in milk,
          whose address was 104 Diamond St.

          Presentation, 1898
          watercolor on paper; 25 3/8 x 20 3/4"


     F44  Joshua Lippincott, Esq.  (1 item)
          Joshua B. Lippincott was a prominent Philadelphia publisher.

          Ground plan and section for vault, 1869
          ink and watercolor on linen paper; inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410
          Walnut St. Philadelphia April 26, 1869"; 18 5/8 x 29"


     F45  Thomas Martindale (1 item)
          Listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1904 as "Thomas Martindale
          & Co. -- grocers, 941 Market."  

          A cottage at Wild-Wood-by-the-Sea, 1904
          Presentation drawing, elevations, floorplans
          watercolor on paper; inscribed "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 410 Walnut St.
          Phila. November 1904"; 15 1/4 x 18 3/4"


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
     
     F46  John Rice, Esq.  (3 items)
          John Rice was a contractor in the Philadelphia area.  It is uncertain what
          connection the project which includes the "1st & 2nd Story Plans of a Store" has
          with the firm of Collins & Autenrieth.  The James E. Caldwell Jewelry Store, at
          822 Chestnut St., was originally designed by John McArthur, Jr., but was
          maintained by the firm of Collins & Autenrieth.  A note in the upper right corner,
          dating to 1893, shows the firm's involvement in alterations to the building.  The
          elevation is matted, and the top part of an alternate design is included.

          1st & 2nd story plans of a store
          ink and watercolor on waxed paper; inscribed at right "Ground Plan of Store for
          John Rice, Esq. -- from J. Struthers & Son."; 16 3/4 x 32 "

          James E. Caldwell Jeweler  (2 items)
          North elevation and partial section of facade, 1858
          pencil and ink on paper; inscribed at lower right "J. McArthur Jun Arch Feb 11
          1858"; 20 1/4 x 17 1/8"


     F47  Messrs. L. & S. Sternberger  (1 item)
          Listed in Gopsill's Philadelphia City Directory for 1870 as Leopold & Samuel
          Sternberger, they were clothing merchants at 911 N. 4th Street.  This project is for
          a building on 10th and Filbert Streets in Philadelphia.

          No.4, n.d.
          Front elevation and longitudinal section
          ink on paper; 29 x 20"


          Unidentified Clients  (12 items)
          The Italianate Villa is similar to Figure 23 "An Italian Villa" in Samuel Sloan,
          Homestead Architecture.   F49 includes an envelope with watercolor scraps from
          the drawing of the villa, as well as an envelope with miscellaneous scraps from 
          other drawings.
     
     F48  Cottage in the Gothic Revival style, n.d.
          Front and Side Elevations
          watercolor on paper; inscribed at bottom "Collins & Autenrieth Architects 123
          Walnut St. Phila"; 14 5/8 x 28 7/8"


          Series III.  Private Structures  (cont'd)
          Unidentified Clients  (cont'd)

     F48  Fountain, 1869
          Perspective
          watercolor on paper; 13 3/4 x 17 7/8"

     F49  Italianate Villa, n.d.  (3 items)
          Perspective
          watercolor on paper; 27 3/4 x 38 3/4"

     F50  Storefront, n.d.
          Elevations of two alternate plans watercolor on paper; 17 1/4 x 23 7/8"

          Presentation elevation for unknown house and shop, n.d.
          watercolor on paper; 12 1/4 x 16 5/8"

          Elevation of unidentified school
          pencil on paper; inscribed at lower right "C.L. Kladder"; 21 1/2 x 5 5/8"

          Survey map of Ridge & Fairmount Ave., 1877
          ink on paper; inscribed at lower right "Edward Roberts Surv & Reg. 4th Dist.
          February 26, 1877"; 10 x 12 7/8"

          Ground plan of unidentified building
          ink on paper; 29 3/4 x 39 1/8"  

          Front elevation of first story
          ink on paper; 21 1/4 x 36 1/4" 

          Elevation fragment of unknown building
          print on paper; 8 1/2 x 9 1/2"

  
        Series IV.  Project Journals  1857 - 1900
          This series contains miscellaneous material from the office of Collins &
          Autenrieth, including an architect's plan book, a journal, and an indenture
          between Collins & Autenrieth and Matthew Carey Lea.  These items are kept in a
          manuscript box, separate from the remainder of the collection.

          
1    F1   Architect's Plan Book, January 1877- August 1879  (128 pp.)
          A small sketchbook for various projects, bound in board, which includes sketches
          of floorplans and elevations in both pencil and ink, as well as calculations,
          measurements and some personal notes.  The book is arranged chronologically,
          with the date and project name heading each section.  Some of the projects
          include Baltz's Malt House, the Vanderbilt House at Broad & Fairmount Ave., a
          school building at 22 & Spruce, a building for Mr. H.C. Lea, and a building for E.
          Biddle, Esq. at 3915 Locust St.  Inlaid at the end is a fold-out Floor plan of a
          structure at 134 Walnut St.

     F2   Indenture, January 1857  (1 item)
          Contracted between Collins & Autenrieth and Matthew Carey Lea, and signed by
          both parties.  This is an agreement for the rental of office space by Collins &
          Autenrieth at 92-94-96 Walnut St., and is to last for a period of two years.

          
     F3   Ledger, 1866-1900  (163 pp.)
          Bound in board and manufactured by Siebeling Bros. of  Philadelphia.  Includes
          notes, diagrams, and surveys of Philadelphia properties, some of which 
          are inlaid between the pages and others which are pasted to them.  Many of the
          pages are blank, and there is no chronological order to the journal.
           

+ Series I.: Competitions & Exhibitions

+ Series II.: Public Structures

+ Series III: Private Structures

+ Series IV: Project Journals


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