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Hall, Gilbert P., Collection, c.1930-1934

Gilbert P. Hall (1884-1971) Collection,

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Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries
The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 2001

Gilbert P. Hall (1884-1971) Collection, c.1930-1934

Accession Number: 1934.2

This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
©Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved.

COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Gilbert P. Hall (1884-1971) Collection, c.1930-1934
EXTENT:1 portfolio
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:A portfolio of black and white photographs show Gilbert Hall's renderings of projects designed by Chicago architecture firm Holabird & Roche.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Mounted black and white photographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Hall, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Phelps), 1884-1971
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This portfolio of architectural renderings and designs was a gift of Gilbert P. Hall to the Ryerson Library in 1934.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Gilbert Phelps Hall (1884-1971) was employed with the Chicago architectural firm Holabird and Root as a designer and draftsman. He attended Cornell University, and upon graduation traveled with John Root, Jr. to Paris. It was there that Hall became acquainted with John A. Holabird, Sr. Known to John A. Holabird, Jr. as "Uncle Gibs Hall," Hall was considered a noted draftsman as well as a leading designer. During the Depression, he worked in London as a renderer and illustrator. He then returned to the United States and worked in Hollywood designing and drawing stage sets. When Holabird and Root had recovered from the Depression, Hall returned to Chicago and remained there for the rest of his career.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection is comprised of twenty-seven mounted photographs of Gilbert P. Hall's renderings of Holabird and Root buildings in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The buildings were constructed between 1928 and 1934.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
The images are numbered according to the order they were presented in the album. They are listed in this finding aid in alphabetical order by project name.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Hall, Gilbert P. (Gilbert Phelps), 1884-1971
Holabird & Roche (Chicago, Ill.)
Architecture--Middle West--20th century--Pictorial works

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
c.circa
Portf.Portfolio

RELATED MATERIALS IN THE RYERSON AND BURNHAM ARCHIVES, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection, 00.20

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Gilbert Hall Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by Natasha Derrickson of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2001. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
This collection was transferred from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2001.

ALTERNATE FORM AVAILABLE:
Duplicate images of some of these photographs can be found in the Ryerson and Burnham Archives' Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection [HALIC], call number 00.20. These HALIC images have been scanned and copies may be ordered through the Ryerson and Burnham Archives. For more information, please contact the Archivist.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

333 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1928:
Portf. 1
1, 2, 27. Perspective renderings.
c.1930-1934 3

CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1930:
Portf. 1
5. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

CHICAGO WOMEN'S CLUB, CHICAGO, IL. 1929:
Portf. 1
7. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

CHICAGO WOMEN'S CLUB, CHICAGO, IL. 1929:
Portf. 1
4. Perspective rendering.
c.1931 1

DAILY NEWS BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1928-1929:
Portf. 1
3. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

FOREST PRODUCTS LABORATORY, MADISON, WI. 1930-1932:
Portf. 1
17. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

GARRETT BIBLICAL INSTITUTE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1929:
Portf. 1
20-26. Perspective renderings.
c.1930-1934 7

ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY, MONROE OFFICE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1932:
Portf. 1
8. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

MICHIGAN CITY GENERATING STATION, POWER PLANT, MICHIGAN CITY, IN. 1928-1930:
Portf. 1
19. Perspective rendering.
c.1928 1

MICHIGAN SQUARE BUILDING, "ULTIMATE", CHICAGO, IL. 1928:
Portf. 1
9. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

NORTH DAKOTA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, BISMARK, ND. 1931-1934:
Portf. 1
16. Perspective rendering.
c.1931 1

PALMOLIVE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL. 1927-1929:
Portf. 1
6. Perspective rendering.
c.1929 1

RACINE COURT HOUSE, RACINE, WI. 1929-1931:
Portf. 1
12. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

RAMSAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAINT PAUL, MN. 1930-1931:
Portf. 1
13, 15. Perspective renderings.
c.1930 2

RAND TOWER, MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 1928-1929:
Portf. 1
14. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

UNITED STATES POST OFFICE BUILDING, MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 1931:
Portf. 1
10. Perspective rendering.
c.1931 1

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL. 1932:
Portf. 1
11. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1

UNIDENTIFIED POWER SERVICE STATION, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, n.d.:
Portf. 1
18. Perspective rendering.
c.1930-1934 1



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