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Woltersdorf, Arthur, Papers, 1870-1948 (bulk 1899-1933)

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Arthur Woltersdorf (1870-1948) Papers, 1870-1948 (bulk 1899-1933)

Accession Number: 1997.5

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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Arthur Woltersdorf (1870-1948) Papers, 1870-1948
EXTENT:2 linear feet (5 boxes) and 2 oversize portfolios
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
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ABSTRACT:Photographs and papers documenting the architectural work and scholarship of Chicago architect Arthur Woltersdorf.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Black and white photographic prints, black and white photomechanical prints, holograph papers, typescript papers, correspondence, architectural reprographic prints and a scrapbook.
ORIGINATION: Woltersdorf, Arthur, 1870-1948
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The collection was a gift from Oscar A. Stoffels, executor of the Arthur Woltersdorf estate, to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 1948.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Arthur F. Woltersdorf was born in Chicago in 1870 and began his architectural training in the Chicago offices of Bauer and Hill and Burnham and Root. He received his formal education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he studied for three years before traveling in Europe for two years. Upon returning to Chicago in 1894, he established a partnership with Henry W. Hill, forming Hill and Woltersdorf. Following Hill's retirement in 1914, Woltersdorf practiced independently until 1923, at which time he formed Woltersdorf and Bernhard. This firm remained active for twenty years. Among their designs were the Edgewater Golf Club, Saint Paul's Evangelical Church, and the Woodlawn branch of the Chicago Public Library, all in Chicago, and Saint Bede's College in Peru, Illinois.

In addition to his professional practice, Woltersdorf wrote extensively on the theory and practice of architecture during the 1920s. Many of his articles were printed in Chicago newspapers. He is also the editor of the book Living Architecture: a discussion of present day problems in a collection of essays written for and sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, published in 1930.

Woltersdorf served as president of the Illinois Society of Architects and was a member of the Cliff Dwellers and University Clubs. He was also a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He died on March 5, 1948, at the age of seventy-eight.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The Woltersdorf Papers consists primarily of typescript papers and black and white photographs documenting Woltersdorf's buildings and architectural scholarship. Series I, Articles and Essays, is comprised of typescripts of essays and articles written by Woltersdorf for various publications. This series also contains a small group of articles written by fellow architects that Woltersdorf compiled for his book Living Architecture. These articles were written in the 1920s and 1930s and cover a variety of architectural subjects. Series II, Project Files, includes black and white photographs and ancillary printed papers such as brochures and newspaper articles. These projects were built mostly in and around the Chicago metropolitan area and are representative of Woltersdorf's solo design work, commissions built as a partner in Hill and Woltersdorf, and Woltersdorf and Bernhard, as well as some buildings by other or unidentified architects. Predominant building types include residential houses and apartment buildings, commercial warehouses, retail spaces and religious buildings, though there are also examples of schools, government buildings and places of entertainment. Most of the photographs in these files were taken either during construction or shortly after the buildings' completion and consist primarily of exterior views and details, though a small group of interior views are scattered amongst the various projects. Series IV, Scrapbook, is similar in composition to Series II, but with much a larger percentage of printed documentation and correspondence. Some of the items in this scrapbook do not relate directly to particular Woltersdorf projects but rather to broader architectural topics of interest. Certain items have been removed from the scrapbook and are currently housed instead in Box 5. Series III, Miscellaneous Photos and Papers, contains portraits of Arthur Woltersdorf and family members along with an assortment of miscellaneous papers that were most likely collected for research or personal purposes.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: ARTICLES AND ESSAYS. Essays by Woltersdorf are arranged alphabetically by title. Articles by Woltersdorf for the Chicago Tribune are arranged chronologically by date. Articles with supplied titles for the Chicago Herald and Examiner are also arranged chronologically by date. Essays compiled by Woltersdorf for his book Living Architecture are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.

SERIES II: PROJECT FILES. Arranged alphabetically by building or project name, followed by unidentified and miscellaneous items. Within each project, photographs are arranged by view type.

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAPERS. Sorted into photographs and papers, then arranged chronologically.

SERIES IV: SCRAPBOOK Items removed from the scrapbook are arranged according to project name with miscellaneous and unidentified items at the end.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Woltersdorf, Arthur, 1870-1948
Woltersdorf, Arthur, 1870-1948--Archives
Hill and Woltersdorf (Firm)
Woltersdorf and Bernhard (Firm)
Hill, Henry W.
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources
Architects--Illinois--Chicago--Archives

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
CTLcarbon typed letter
n.d.not dated
OPOversize Portfolio
TCtyped carbon letter

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

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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:
Arthur Woltersdorf Papers, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
This collection was processed by Ryerson and Burnham staff in 1997. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Natasha Derrickson in 2001, Annemarie van Roessel in 2003, and Nathaniel Parks in 2004.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

BY WOLTERSDORF:
FOR VARIOUS PUBLICATIONS
Box.FF 1.1
"Amerika; Bilderbuch eines Architekten."
Typescript. Book review of work by Erich Mendelsohn.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
"The Architects Club of Chicago and its Library."
Typescript.
after 1925 1
Box.FF 1.3
"Architecture at a Century of Progress."
Typescript. Published as "Carnival Architecture: Century of Progress," in American Architect, July 1933.
06/03/1933 1
Box.FF 1.4
"Charles B. Atwood."
Typescript.
07/05/1924 1
Box.FF 2.14
"Chicago Theater Building in Retrospective."
Typescript.
10/17/1929 1
Box.FF 1.5
"Competition for Small Homes."
Typescript.
09/13/1925 1
Box.FF 1.6
"Concerning North German Brick Architecture."
Typescript.
1926 1
Box.FF 1.6
"Concerning North German Brick Architecture."
Typescript. Published in American Architect, December 1926.
12/20/1926 1
Box.FF 1.7
"Dankmar Adler."
Typescript.
07/08/1924 1
Box.FF 1.8
"German Influences in the Architecture of the United States."
Typescript.
05/04/1933 1
Box.FF 1.9
"Hippach Memorial Chapel."
Typescript. Two drafts.
08/07/1928 2
Box.FF 1.10
"A House in the Taunus, as Seen by an American Architect."
Typescript. Used for captions in American Architect, August 1932.
08/1932 1
Box.FF 2.13
"Introduction."
Typescript.
09/29/1929 1
Box.FF 1.11
"Ornamental Iron and Bronze."
Typescript. Published in Western Architect, October 1928.
10/1928 1
Box.FF 1.12
"Patrician Houses of Old North Germany from Cologne to Danzig."
Typescript. Published in Western Architect, March 1927. Two drafts.
03/1927 2
Box.FF 1.13
"Peter Bonnett Wight: An Appreciation."
Typescript. Published in Western Architect, October 1925.
09/22/1925 1
Box.FF 1.14
"A Portrait Gallery of Famous Architects."
Typescript.
09/23/1935 1
Box.FF 1.15
[Public Housing].
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.16
"Die Raumkunst im Kupferstich Des 17 und 18 Jahrhunderts; a Review."
Typescript. Published in Western Architect, July 1925.
06/01/1925 1
Box.FF 1.17
"Recent Developments in German Housing."
Typescript.
after 1931 1
Box.FF 1.18
"Sakralbau."
Typescript. For Western Architect.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.19
"Seeking Aesthetic Worth in Industrial Buildings," translation.
Manuscript and typescript. For American Architect, September 1925.
09/1925 2
Box.FF 1.20
"Specifications with Spirit."
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.21
"The Story of Architecture in America."
Typescript. Review of book by Thomas E. Tallmadge.
after 1927 1
Box.FF 1.22
"Theater Planning-Here and There."
Typescript. Published in American Architect, August 1927.
08/1927 1
Box.FF 1.23
"Der Wolkenkratzen," translation.
Typescript.
after 1924 1
Box.FF 1.24
Untitled.
Typescript. Regarding ideas for improving the Chicago economy.
06/16/1931 1

FOR THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE:
Box.FF 1.25
[An Introduction to Architecture and "The Autobiography of an Idea" by Louis H. Sullivan].
Typescript.
08/26/1923 1
Box.FF 1.26
[The Fine Arts Building in Jackson Park].
Typescripts.
09/02/1923 2
Box.FF 1.27
[ "Tribune Tower Competition," a monument in book form].
Typescripts.
09/16/1923 2
Box.FF 1.28
[Possible University Chapel for the University of Chicago].
Typescript.
09/23/1923 1
Box.FF 1.29
[Evolution in Architecture].
Typescript.
09/30/1923 1
Box.FF 1.30
[Reverend Von Ogden Vogt gives Lecture to the Chicago Chapter of the A.I.A.].
Typescript.
10/14/1923 1
Box.FF 1.31
[John T. McCutcheon gives talk on proposed Chicago Zoological Park, "Shirtfront Architecture" defined, and Architecture as "frozen music" ].
Typescript.
10/28/1923 1
Box.FF 1.32
[Subject of Color in Architecture addressed and Architects form committee to create a School for Industrial Art].
Typescript.
11/18/1923 1

FOR THE CHICAGO HERALD AND EXAMINER:
Box.FF 1.33
[Architectural Competitions].
Typescript.
08/26/1923 1
Box.FF 1.34
[Art Committee appointed to assist in the restoration of the Fine Arts Building].
Typescripts.
09/02/1923 2
Box.FF 1.35
[A Review of George C. Nimmons's book The Significance of the Fine Arts].
Typescript.
09/09/1923 1
Box.FF 1.36
[ "Stoffo di Italiano," a song by Oscar Enders].
Typescripts.
09/16/1923 2
Box.FF 1.37
[Public School Architecture].
Typescript.
09/23/1923 1
Box.FF 1.38
[Buildings Constructed in Earthquake-Ridden Japan].
Typescript.
09/30/1923 1
Box.FF 1.39
[The Influence of the Classical Style of Architecture in America].
Typescript.
10/07/1923 1
Box.FF 1.40
[Thre Opinions Regarding the Influence of Classical Architecture: a Continuation of the Discussion from the Previous Week].
Typescript.
10/14/1923 1
Box.FF 1.41
[Otto H. Matz].
Typescript.
10/21/1923 1
Box.FF 1.42
"The Small House Problem."
Typescript.
10/28/1923 1
Box.FF 1.43
"The Small House Problem II."
Typescript.
11/11/1923 1
Box.FF 1.44
[The Problems with Present Day Architecture According to Howard C. Alley].
Typescript.
11/18/1923 1
Box.FF 1.45
[Address given by George C. Nimmons entitled "Need of Art Training in College and its Appreciation in After Life." ].
Typescript.
11/25/1923 1
Box.FF 1.46
[The Importance of Architectural Schools].
Typescript.
12/16/1923 1
Box.FF 1.47
[The History of Notre Dame Cathedral].
Typescript.
12/23/1923 1
Box.FF 1.48
"Buried Statues in the U.S.A."
Typescript.
12/30/1923 1
Box.FF 1.49
[The Life and Work of Solon Spencer Beman].
Typescript.
01/20/1924 1
Box.FF 1.50
"The Father of the Skeleton Steel Frame Building."
Typescript.
02/10/1924 1
Box.FF 1.51
[The New Nebraska State House].
Typescript.
02/24/1924 1
Box.FF 1.52
[Six Diagrams by Henry Wright of the Evolution of the Home].
Typescript.
02/24/1924 1
Box.FF 1.53
[The Difficulty in Creating "Top Ten" Lists for Architecture].
Typescript.
03/02/1924 1
Box.FF 1.54
[The Importance of Terra Cotta].
Typescript.
10/19/1924 1
Box.FF 1.55
"The Age of Memory."
Typescript.
10/26/1924 1
Box.FF 1.56
"U. of M. 1924-a Reverie."
Typescript.
11/02/1924 1
Box.FF 1.57
"Concrete Construction."
Typescript.
11/09/1924 1
Box.FF 1.58
"Seventeen Years After."
Typescript.
11/16/1924 1
Box.FF 1.59
[Architectural Contemplation and Analysis].
Typescript.
11/23/1924 1
Box.FF 1.60
"The Planning of Cities."
Typescript.
11/30/1924 1
Box.FF 2.1
"Nancy."
Typescript.
12/14/1924 1
Box.FF 2.2
"The Octagon—The Glessner House."
Typescript.
12/21/1924 1
Box.FF 2.3
"H.H. Richardson."
Typescript.
12/28/1924 1
Box.FF 2.4
"Architecture in India."
Typescript.
01/18/1925 1
Box.FF 2.5
"Architectural Kinships."
Typescript.
01/25/1925 1
Box.FF 2.6
"A Wandering Architect's Thoughts."
Typescript.
04/25/1926 1


BY OTHER AUTHORS:
FOR USE IN LIVING ARCHITECTURE, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN CHICAGO HERALD AND EXAMINER
Box.FF 2.7
Grunsfeld Jr., Ernest A. "On Planetaria."
Typescripts.
10/06/1929 2
Box.FF 2.8
Hamilton, John L. "When School Architecture is Distinguished."
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.9
Holabird, John A. and Henry J.B. Hoskins "Tall Buildings of Today."
Typescripts.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 2.10
Rapp, George L. "History of Cinema Theatre Architecture."
Typescript.
11/10/1929 1
Box.FF 2.11
Schmidt, Richard E. "The Rise and Growth of Hospitals."
Typescript.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 2.12
Shaw, Alfred. "Modern Opera Houses in Europe and America."
Typescript.
10/02/1929 1
Box.FF 2.15
Zimmerman, R.W. "Prison Architecture Through the Ages."
Typescript.
11/27/1929 1

MISCELLANEOUS
Box.FF 2.16
"Wer fennt ihn nicht?"  Sonntagspost.
Includes illustation of Woltersdorf.
07/28/1929 1
Box.FF 2.16
Wrenn, Thomas. "How to Judge Architecture: an Interview with Arthur Woltersdorf."
Typescript.
n.d. 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PROJECT FILES

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS:
311 [S. PULASKI RD.] AND 3953-3955 [W. JACKSON BLVD.], CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.1
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3

3901 W. MONROE AVE. AND 8-12 S. SPRINGFIELD AVE., CHICAGO, IL
See: ZIEGFIELD MUSICAL COLLEGE BUILDING AND APARTMENTS, Box 4, Folder 16.

ADVANCE RUMELY CO. INC. WAREHOUSE, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: RUMLEY BUILDINGS, Box 4, Folder 5-6.
Box.FF 3.2
Construction views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 3.2
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 3.2
Exterior views.
Photogravure.
n.d. 1

ASTOR HOTEL, CHICAGO, IL
SeeL LIPE BUILDING, Box 3, Folder 31.

BRADSHAW, JOHN, ESTATE, BUILDING, aka PARKE DAVIS AND COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.3
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuerman, photographer.
n.d. 1

BRADSHAW, JOHN H., RESIDENCE, EVANSTON, IL
Box.FF 3.4
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Chas. E. Barker, photographer.
1911 1
Box.FF 3.4
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 3.4
Interior view.
Black and white photographic print. Chas. E. Barker, photographer.
1911 1

BROWN BROTHERS MANUFACTURING COMPANY OFFICE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.5
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Henry Fuerman, photographer.
n.d. 2

BURKE AND JAMES BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.6
Floor plans and exterior views.
Printed papers. From The American Architect 99, no. 1851.
06/14/1911 3
Box.FF 3.6
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1910-1911 4
Box.FF 3.6
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuerman, photographer.
c.1910-1911 1

CHICAGO POST OFFICE, FIFTY-FIRST STREET STATION, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.7
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuerman, photographer.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO POST OFFICE, STATION C, aka LEE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.8
Exterior rendering.
Printed.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.8
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO POST OFFICE, STATION D, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.9
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, WOODLAWN BRANCH, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.10
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 3.10
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Burke and Koretke, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.10
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
Box.FF 3.10
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Burke and Koretke, photographer.
n.d. 4

CHURCH BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: THOMAS CHURCH BUILDING, Box 4, Folder 11.

DEE, THOMAS., & CO. LABORATORY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.11
Exterior view.
Printed. From The American Architect 96, no. 1768.
10/11/1909 1
Box.FF 3.11
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1909 1
Box.FF 3.11
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Henry Fuermann and Son, photographer.
c.1909 2

DEVOE AND RAYNOLDS COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects; Richard Bock, Sculptor. See also: Additonal photographs in Series IV, Box 5, Folder 1 and photogravure in "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.
Box.FF 3.12
Rendering.
Printed.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.12
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
Box.FF 3.12
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuermann and Son, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.12
Exterior detail.
Black and white photographic print. Hornby and Freiberg, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.12
Detail, capital sculpture in studio.
Black and white photographic print. Richard Bock, sculptor.
n.d. 1

DEVOE AND RAYNOLDS COMPANY PAINT FACTORY, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.13
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

DRISCOLL'S DANCELAND, CHICAGO, IL
Woltersdorf and Bernhard, Architects. See also: Related material in Series IV, Oversize Portfolios 1 and 2, and Box 5, Folder 2.
Box.FF 3.14
Construction view.
Black and white photographic print. Underwood and Underwood, Inc., photographer.
[1921] 1
Box.FF 3.14
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
[1921] 6
Box.FF 3.14
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Underwood and Underwood, Inc., photographer.
[1921] 1
Box.FF 3.15
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
[1921] 12
Box.FF 3.15
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Underwood and Underwood, Inc., photographer.
[1921] 3
Box.FF 3.15
Letter to Mr. Charles F. Grey from Arthur Woltersdorf.
TC. Regarding the building.
06/06/1934 1

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.
Box.FF 3.16
Plan, exterior view and exterior details.
Printed. From The American Architect 140, no. 1623.
02/02/1907 2
Box.FF 3.16
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1907 1
Box.FF 3.16
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuermann, photographer.
c.1910s 1

EBERHARDT, MAX (JUDGE), RESIDENCE, 6018 N. KENMORE AVE., CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.17
Exterior and interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
1909 4

EDGEWATER GOLF CLUB, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: Related material in Series IV, Box 5, Folder 3.
Box.FF 3.18
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
1913, [1913] 7
Box.FF 3.18
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
1913, [1913] 5

FLYNN-MAES BUILDING, MUSKOGEE, OK
Box.FF 3.19
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1910s 1

FOREST HOME CEMETERY, FOREST PARK, IL
Box.FF 3.20
Indian Trail markers.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1940s 2
Box.FF 3.20
Indian Hill monuments.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1940s 2

GAYLORD, SAMUEL A., RESIDENCE, WINNETKA, IL
Woltersdorf and Bernhard, Architects.
Box.FF 3.21
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4

GOLDSMITH BROS. SMELTING AND REFINING LABORATORY, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects See also: Additional photographs in Series IV, Box 5, Folder 5.
Box.FF 3.22
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1920s 1

GORDON BAKING CO. BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.23
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1920s 5

GOULD BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.24
Perspective rendering.
Printed.
n.d. 1

GREEN RIDGE CEMETERY ENTRANCE, DU PAGE COUNTY, IL
Box.FF 3.25
Perspective rendering, cemetery entrance.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

HARRIGAN'S THEATRE, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Francis Hatch Kimball, Architect.
Box.FF 3.26
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
c.1890-1932 1

HIPPACH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, OAK BROOK TERRACE, IL
Arthur Woltersdorf, Architect; Richard Bock, Sculptor.
Box.FF 3.27
Floor plans.
Printed.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 3.27
Elevations.
Printed.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 3.27
Exterior views and exterior details.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 12
Box.FF 3.27
Exterior views.
Black and white photomechanical prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 3.27
Detail, roof sculptures in studio.
Black and white photographic prints. Richard Bock, sculptor.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 3.27
Detail, roof sculpture in studio.
Black and white photomechanical print. Richard Bock, sculptor.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 3.27
Detail, chapel urns with relief.
Black and white photographic prints. De Witt Ward, photographer. Richard Bock, sculptor.
n.d. 4
Box.FF 3.28
Interior views and interior details.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
Box.FF 3.28
Interior views.
Black and white photomechanical prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 3.28
"Hippach Memorial Chapel."
Pamphlet.
n.d. 1

HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL, STEAM LAUNDRY AND SISTERS' HOME, LA PORTE, IN
Arthur Woltersdorf, Architect.
Box.FF 3.29
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

KRANZ BUILDINGS, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.30
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
05/08/1906 1

LEE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: CHICAGO POST OFFICE, STATION C, Box 3, Folder 8.

LIPE BUILDING, aka ASTOR HOTEL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 3.31
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Chicago Architectural Photographic Company, photographers.
11/24/1909 1

MERCANTILE BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.
Box.FF 3.32
Exterior view.
Photogravure.
n.d. 1

METROPOLITAN BUSINESS COLLEGE, CHICAGO, IL
See also: Additional photographs in Series IV, Box 5, Folder 6.
Box.FF 3.33
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

MEYER-BOTH CO. BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 3.34
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. Henry Fuermann, photographer.
c.1910 1
Box.FF 3.34
Interior view, group of men posing next to bags of concrete.
Black and white photographic print. Bowman, photographer.
08/1910 1
Box.FF 3.34
Meyer-Both Co. to Hill and Woltersdorf.
TLS. Regarding final payment and completion of job.
06/13/1907 1

MEYER, OSCAR F., AND BROTHERS STABLES, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 3.35
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

MIRADOR BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Woltersdorf and Bernhard, Architects.
Box.FF 4.1
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Henry Fuermann and Sons, photographer.
n.d. 6
Box.FF 4.1
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Henry Fuermann and Sons, photographer.
n.d. 4

MOUNT VERNON BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.

NORTH SHORE SAFE DEPOSIT CO., aka SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: SAEHN BANK BUILDING, Box 4, Folder 6.

PARKE DAVIS AND COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: BRADSHAW, JOHN, ESTATE BUILDING, Box 1, Folder 3.

PELOUZE BUILDING, [CHICAGO, IL]
Box.FF 4.2
Exterior view and exterior detail.
Black and white photographic prints. Henry Fuermann and Sons, photographer.
n.d. 2

REYNOLDS, RICHARD, FACTORY BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 4.3
Perspective rendering.
Printed.
n.d. 1

RUMELY BUILDING, KANSAS CITY, KS
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: ADVANCE RUMLEY CO. BUILDING, Box 3, Folder 2.
Box.FF 4.4
Construction views.
Black and white photographic prints. Verne O. Williams, photographer.
04/10/1913-09/23/1913 9
Box.FF 4.4
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic print. Verne O. Williams, photographer.
12/30/1913 1
Box.FF 4.4
Interior view.
Black and white photographic print. Verne O. Williams, photographer.
12/30/1913 1

RUMLEY BUILDING, WICHITA, KS
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: ADVANCE RUMLEY CO. BUILDING, Box 3, Folder 2.
Box.FF 4.5
Construction views.
Black and white photographic prints.
06/17/1913-09/30/1913 4
Box.FF 4.5
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
02/26/1914 1
Box.FF 4.5
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Includes photo of construction crew.
09/08/1913, c.1913 4

SAEHN BANK BUILDING, 2568 EVANSTON (aka BROADWAY AVE.), CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 4.6
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS BUILDING, aka NORTH SHORE SAFE DEPOSIT CO. BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: SAEHN BANK BUILDING, Box 4, Folder 6.

SAINT BEDE COLLEGE, PERU, IL
Bauer and Hill, Architects.
Box.FF 4.7
"Souvenir." Chicago: Benedictine Order of Chicago.
Brochure.
c.1890s 1
Box.FF 4.7
"Views of St. Bede College, Peru, Ill."
Portfolio of photomechanical prints. Includes 5 exterior views.
c.1890s 1

SAINT PAUL'S GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.
Box.FF 4.8
Plan, exterior views, exterior details and interiors.
Photomechanical prints. From Inland Architect and News Record 33, no. 1.
1899 4
Box.FF 4.8
Exterior details.
Black and white photographic prints. Fuermann Studios, Inc., photographer.
c.1900-1930 2
Box.FF 4.8
Programs from Sunday services.
1944, n.d. 3

SAINT PAUL'S HOUSE, SANITARIUM FOR THE AGED, CHICAGO, IL
Arthur Woltersdorf, Architect.
Box.FF 4.9
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
Box.FF 4.9
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

SCHUTTLER, PETER, BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
See: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.

STAATS ZEITUNG BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 4.10
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

STAVER SERVICE BUILDING, [GARFIELD BLVD. AND FEDERAL ST., CHICAGO, IL]
Box.FF 4.11
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 6

TEMPLETON, THOMAS, RESIDENCE, EVANSTON, IL
See: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio. Box 4, Folder 17.

THOMAS CHURCH BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 4.12
Exterior view.
Photogravure.
n.d. 1

TREE, LAMBERT, STUDIOS, CHICAGO, IL
Parfitt Bros.; Bauer and Hill; and Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: Series IV, Oversize Portfolios 1 and 2.
Box.FF 4.13
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1920s 7
Box.FF 4.13
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1920s 5

VOSS, FREDERICK, RESDIENCE, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects. See also: "Hill and Woltersdorf" portfolio, Box 4, Folder 17.
Box.FF 4.14
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 4.14
Exterior view.
Photogravure.
n.d. 1

WHISLER, A.J., RESIDENCE, [CHICAGO, IL]
Box.FF 4.15
Exterior view.
Black and white photographic print. F.J. Mimkes, photographer.
n.d. 1

WILLIS, JOSEPH, APARTMENT HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects
Box.FF 4.16
Exterior view.
Photogravure.
n.d. 1

ZIEGFIELD MUSICAL COLLEGE BUILDING AND APARTMENTS, [3901 W. MONROE / 8-12 S. SPRINGFIELD AVE.], CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 4.17
Exterior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2


STREETSCAPES:
Box.FF 4.18
Randolph St., east from LaSalle St., Chicago, IL.
Black and white photographic print. George Mellen, photographer.
1899 1

VARIOUS PROJECTS:
Box.FF 4.19
"Hill and Woltersdorf."
Portfolio of photogravures.
n.d. 1

UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTS:
Box.FF 4.20
Perspective rendering.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 4.20
Construction views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 4.20
Exterior views and details.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 10
Box.FF 4.21
Exterior view, residence.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 4.22
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAPERS

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS:
Box.FF 4.23
Portrait of Arthur Woltersdorf from Handbool, 1908, p.13.
Black and white photographic print. Source unknown. AIC neg. C49042.
1908 1
Box.FF 4.23
Portrait of Arthur Woltersdorf from Handbool, 1913, p.11.
Black and white photographic print. Source unknown. AIC neg. C49043.
1913 1
Box.FF 4.23
Portrait of Arthur Woltersdorf.
Black and white photographic print. Gibson Studios, Chicago, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 4.24
Nephews of Arthur Woltersdorf.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2

PAPERS:
Box.FF 4.25
James G. Blaine to Mr. White, US Department of State.
CTL. Regarding Frederick William Augustus, Baron Steuben.
07/30/1881 1
Box.FF 4.26
Adler, Dankmar. [Autobiography].
Carbon typescripts.
after 1881 2
Box.FF 4.27
The West Side Historical Society Bulletin 2, no.2.
10/1937 1
Box.FF 4.28
"M.I.T. Class of 1893, 50th Anniversary Report." Cambridge, Mass: Murray Printing Company.
Signed by Woltersdorf.
05/25/1945 1
Box.FF 4.29
List of labels to be pasted to photos.
Holograph paper.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 4.30
Aronovici, Carol, Dr. "Social Aspects of Sectional Development."
Typescript papers.
n.d. 3






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES IV: SCRAPBOOK

SCRAPBOOK:
OP 1-2
Scrapbook.
Contains newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, announcements and drawings.
1860-1947 1

LOOSE ITEMS REMOVED FROM SCRAPBOOK:
DEVOE AND RAYNOLDS COMPANY BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects; Richard Bock, Sculptor.
Box.FF 5.1
Ornament details, primarily of terra cotta.
Black and white photographic prints.
1912-1972, n.d. 19

DRISCOLL'S DANCELAND, CHICAGO, IL
Woltersdorf and Bernhard, Architects.
Box.FF 5.2
Newspaper article.
10/10/1921 1

EDGEWATER GOLF CLUB, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 5.3
Newspaper articles.
04/25/1910, n.d. 2

EICHENBERGER BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 5.4
Ornament details, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic prints.
12/11/1912-12/12/1912 2

GOLDSMITH BROS. SMELTING AND REFINING LABORATORY, CHICAGO, IL
Hill and Woltersdorf, Architects.
Box.FF 5.5
Ornament detail, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

METROPOLITAN BUSINESS COLLEGE, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 5.6
Ornament details, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic prints.
05/14/1913, n.d. 2

POOLE BROTHERS BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 5.7
Ornament detail, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1

RUMELY BUILDING, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 5.8
Detail rendering.
Color photographic print.
06/01/1912 1
Box.FF 5.8
Ornament details, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7

TREE, LAMBERT, STUDIOS, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 5.9
"A marked advance in studio design."  Construction News.
11/22/1913 1
Box.FF 5.9
Ornament details, terra cotta.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 9

MISCELLANEOUS AND UNIDENTIFIED
Box.FF 5.10
Memorabilia, general.
Includes programs, clippings and essays.
c.1880-1940 9
Box.FF 5.11
Memorabilia, general architecture.
Includes clippings and photographs.
c.1880-1940 5
Box.FF 5.12
Memorabilia, Chicago architecture.
Includes clippings, blueprints and brochures on Chicago architecture and planning.
c.1880-1940 15
Box.FF 5.13
Unidentified buildings, ornament details and terra cotta details.
Black and white photographic prints.
05/18/1918 3







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