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Beman, Solon S., and Spencer S. Beman Collection, 1892-1985

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Finding Aid Published: 2001

Solon S. Beman and Spencer S. Beman Collection, 1892-1985

Accession Number: 2001.6

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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Solon S. Beman and Spencer S. Beman Collection, 1892-1985
EXTENT:.5 linear foot (1 box), 3 portfolios, 4 oversize portfolios, flatfile materials, and 1 rolled tube.
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:The classical and revival-style architectural designs of Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman (1853-1914) and his son Spencer Solon Beman (1887-1952) are documented in a scrapbook containing advertisements, photographs, and published articles; by photographs of Spencer's religious and residential designs; and in several published works.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Printed papers, a scrapbook, black and white photographic prints and photographic negatives, black and white photomechanical prints, architectural reprographic prints and realia.
ORIGINATION: Beman, S. S. (Solon Spencer), 1853-1914
Beman, S. S. (Spencer S.), d. 1952
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The provenance of the majority of this material is unknown at this time. One photo, gift of Kerry Vautrot, was added to the collection in 2007. Ten architectural reprographic prints of the Kimball Residence, gift of Hasbrouck, were added to the collection in 2011. Additional materials were donated by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto, 01/2013; Michael Dixon; Jackie Griffith, 2016; and J. Abendschien.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
SOLON SPENCER BEMAN (1853-1914)

Solon Spencer Beman was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1853. He began his architectural studies at age seventeen, under Richard M. Upjohn, in New York City. In 1879, he traveled to Chicago at the request of George M. Pullman, the wealthy manufacturer of Pullman train cars, to be the architect of the first planned industrial town in America. Over the course of four years, Beman, along with landscape architect Nathan Barrett, designed the whole of the industrial, commercial, and residential neighborhood for the Pullman Palace Car Company and its workers. The town fittingly came to be known as Pullman. Beman's successes there led him to a similar commission to plan the Proctor and Gamble community of Ivorydale, Ohio.

Beman went on to design major commercial projects including the Studebaker Michigan Avenue Building, later the Fine Arts Building, in Chicago, and the Pabst Building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was also the architect of the Mines and Mining Building and the Merchant Tailors' Building at the1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was the latter design that would ultimately influence the remainder of his career, as well as his son's. S.S. Beman was one of twelve architects invited to submit a design for Chicago's first Church of Christ, Scientist. Modeled after the Classical Revival Merchant Tailors' Building, and inspired by the tenets of Christian Science, his design was selected. It was the first of many Christian Science buildings Beman would design in Chicago and throughout the United States.

SPENCER SOLON BEMAN (1887-1952)

Spencer Solon Beman, son of Solon Spencer Beman, was born in 1887. Spencer followed in his father's architectural footsteps. He practiced alongside Solon Beman until his father's death in 1914. Beman's professional association with the Church of Christ, Scientist spanned forty years. He successfully solicited commissions from branch churches, and together the Bemans designed over ninety religious buildings. Under Spencer, the style of the Christian Science church departed from his father's strict Classicism to reflect his own Georgian and Colonial Revival leanings. Church commissions were highly sought and the younger Beman often found himself in competition with Charles Draper Faulkner (1893-1979), who had also been in the employ of his father. Though Spencer Beman was known primarily for his Christian Science buildings, he also designed opulent Tudor and French Revival residences in northern Illinois.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The Solon S. Beman and Spencer S. Beman collection includes one scrapbook containing advertisements, photographs, and newspaper articles spanning more than sixty-five years; three photograph albums containing photographs and photostats of the residential and religious buildings of Spencer Solon Beman; a book, Grand Central Station, Chicago, autographed by Solon S. Beman; drawings of Solon S. Beman's United Methodist Church of Batavia, prepared by Dixon Associates for a HABS drawing contest sponsored by the LPCI and HABS; a book containing photographs and photostats of the residential and religious buildings of Spencer Solon Beman; and architectural reprographic prints of plans for the Kimball Residence. Also included is Spencer Solon Beman's leather portfolio case.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: SCRAPBOOKS. A scrapbook containing documentation of works by both Solon Spencer Beman and Spencer Solon Beman.

SERIES II: PHOTOGRAPHS. Photographs that are focused on specific projects are listed first then followed by photograph albums which contain multiple projects. Photograph albums are arranged in chronological order. Within each album, items are arranged thusly: images from Works of S.S. Beman, Vol. I. and Vol. III are listed as they appear within each album [a bound Vol. II was lacking in this gift]. Loose items from the Works of S.S. Beman, Vol. 1 and Works of S.S. Beman, Vol. II are housed in individual folders and portfolios and are listed alphabetically by project name or subject. Unless otherwise noted, all images are black and white photographs.

SERIES III: PROJECT PAPERS. Papers relating to architectural projects done by one or both Bemans. Materials are arranged alphabetically by project name and then chronologically within those projects. Materials pertaining to multiple projects reside after the alphabetical grouping.

SERIES IV: PERSONAL EFFECTS. A leather portfolio case.

APPENDIX: BEMAN RESIDENCE LIST. An inventory of residences designed by Spencer Solon Beman, as determined from the documents in this collection, is available separately.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Beman, S. S. (Solon Spencer), 1853-1914
Pullman (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--History--Sources
Pullman (Ill.)--History--Sources
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--19th century--Sources
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--20th century--Sources
Church architecture--United States--20th century--Sources
Architects--Illinois--Chicago--Archives

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
c.circa
Flatf.flatfile
n.d.not dated
Port.Portfolio
OPOversize Portfolio

RELATED MATERIALS IN THE RYERSON AND BURNHAM ARCHIVES, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
Pullman Town Construction Photographs, 1990.7
Historic Architecture and Landscape Architecture Image Collection, 00.20
Benjamin K. Smith (1872-1973) Papers, 1990.5

RELATED MATERIALS IN CURATORIAL DEPARTMENTS, THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO:
Architectural drawings are held in the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture.

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:
Solon S. Beman and Spencer S. Beman Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by Christa Aube of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives. The finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2003, Nathaniel Parks and Susan Bazargan in 2008, Heather Tennison in 2013, Julie Murray in 2013 and Carly Lawrence in 2019.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
The Solon S. Beman and Spencer S. Beman Collection was transferred to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives from Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' Special Collections in 2001. The drawings of the Methodist Church of Batavia were received later from an unknown source and added to the collection in 2005.

ACCRUALS:
New materials may be added to this collection on an irregular basis.

APPENDIX NOTE:
An inventory of residences designed by Spencer Solon Beman, as determined from the documents in this collection, is available.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: SCRAPBOOKS


Portf. 1
Beman, Solon S. and Spencer S. Beman Scrapbook.
This scrapbook, documenting works by both Solon Spencer Beman and Spencer Solon Beman, contains advertisements, photographs, and newspaper articles spanning over sixty-five years. Items have been removed, their locations noted, and remounted in original order. Items relate to the following subjects: The material on the elder S.S. Beman includes an article and plan of his Merchant Tailors' National Exchange Building for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, several articles and a telegram regarding his selection to the Art Jury at the St. Louis, Missouri, exposition, and a short biography from an unidentified publication. Two photographs of S.S. Beman are also included. Documentation also exists for the following projects: the Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist and the W.M.C.A. Building, both in Chicago, IL; the planned town of Pullman, IL; the Bankers Life Building in Lincoln, NE; the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT; and the Pabst Building and the Home for the Sick, both in Milwaukee, WI. The material on S.S. Beman, Jr. includes photographs of his First Church of Christ, Scientist in Winnetka, IL and a short Chicago Tribune article on his First Church of Christ, Scientist in Park Ridge, IL. Two unidentified residences are also pictured.
1892-1959 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PHOTOGRAPHS



PROJECTS:
Box.FF 1.21
Eddy, Mary Baker Residence, addition and remodeling, 400 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, MA (originally 384 Beacon St.). Solon S. Beman, architect.
Black and white photograph. Top photograph: NW View from Drive, Bottom: South Elevation Gift of Kerry Vautrot, Gary Wolf Architects, Inc., 2007.
c.1907 1
RT 81
Pullman Palace Cars, Chicago Shops, [illegible] [Shop?] Trusses.
Black and white photographic negative with black paper and red negative tape. Negative from T53.4. Beman, drawings from the town of Pullman.
06/1880 1
Box.FF 1.23
Pullman Trust and Savings Bank.
Black and white photographic prints. Photographs of interior and exterior views of Pullman Trust and Savings Bank with captions for the 75th Anniversary. Gift of Jackie Griffith, 2016.
c. 1950 8
Box.FF 1.24
United Methodist Church of Batavia.
Black and white photographic prints, black and white slides, negatives and printed materials. Prepared by Dixon Associates for a HABS drawing contest sponsored by the LPCI and HABS. Shots of exterior and interior perspectives with press release announcing HABS contest winners and Dixon Associates Architects folder. Gift of Michael Dixon.
n.d. 47

MULTIPLE PROJECTS:
WORKS OF SPENCER SOLON BEMAN, VOLUME I:
OP 1
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Ball, S.Y., Residence, 936 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 9
OP 1
Baker, Mrs. L.T., Residence, 633 Crofton Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Meyerhoff, J.E., Residence, 1433 Wildwood Ln., Ravinia, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 5
OP 1
Unidentified residences, unidentified locations.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
OP 1
Goldman, M.C., Residence, 505 N. Linden Ave., Highland Park, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 8
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Kostbade, C.J. Jr., Residence, 120 Woodley Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Unidentified residence, East Ash St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Cole, E.R., Residence, 143 Birch St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Meyers, E.A., Residence, 744 Ash St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Smart, Samuel C., Residence, 790 Ash St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
OP 1
Wells, Preston, Residence, 710 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Doyle, L.J., Residence, 430 Walnut St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Starr, J.R., Residence, 320 Raleigh Rd, Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
McMillan Residence, 840 Tower Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Gueugel, Paul, Residence, Linden Ave., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
English, O.B., Residence, Kankakee, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Dubeck Residence, 125 Birch St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Rompel, Walter, Residence, 855 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Mast, B.P., Residence, 160 Appletree Ln., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
McCoy, C.S., Residence, 133 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Lautmann, H.M., Residence, 705 Waverly Rd., Highland Park, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 5
OP 1
Harrington, E.R., Residence, 110 Appletree Ln. Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 6
OP 1
Krum, Howard L., Residence, Tudor Rd., Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Beman, Mrs. S.S., Residence, 423 Maple St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Anderson, Arthur, Residence, (aka Mrs. Philip T. Atwoods Residence), 44 Locust Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 9
OP 1
McNabb Residence, (later the White Residence), 932 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Beman, S.S., Residence, 147 Birch Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Rockwell, T.G., Residence, 277 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residences, unidentified locations.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Coolidge Residence, Hubbard Woods, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Stetson, Wm. Clark, Residence, De Windt Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Stetson, Wm. Clark, Residence, De Windt Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
McConnell, G.M., Residence, 746 Rosewood, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Stoser(?) Residence, (later the Pontius, J.R., Residence), 770 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Stumes, G.B., Residence, 190 Fairview Rd., Glencoe, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Thomas, A.P., Residence, 800 Prospect, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Burnham, Frederic, Residence, 808 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Harvey Residence, Glencoe, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Chandler, Buckingham, Residence, Indian Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
McGraw, Max, Residence, 50 Essex Rd., Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Fulton Residence, Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residences, unidentified locations.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
OP 1
Forest, Marshall, Residence, 849 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Maynard, E.T., Residence, 696 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
McGraw, Max, Residence, 50 Essex Rd., Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Waldo, C. Ives, Residence, 415 Birch St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Vandercook Residence, Woodley Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Unidentified residence, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Everitt, George B., Residence, 60 Locust Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 15
OP 1
Gordon, Leslie S., Residence, 38 Indian Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Winnetka Fire Station, Ridge Ave. at Ash St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 1
Aldous Residence, Alton, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Casselberry, Hibbard, Residence, Sheridan Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Barrett, Marshall F., Residence, 55 Essex Rd., Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Fox, Peter, Residence, 626 Warwick Rd., Kenilworth, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 1
Carlson, C. Edward, Residence, 901 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 4
OP 1
Thomas, E.W., Residence, 1136 Chestnut St., Wilmette, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
OP 1
Williams, Paul, Residence, 930 Hill Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 5
OP 1
Birch, S.M., Residence, 720 Locust St., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.2
Boyd, J. Philip, Residence, 789 Humboldt Ave., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
c.1949 3
Box.FF 1.3
Stetson, Wm. Clark, Residence, De Windt Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
Box.FF 1.4
Vandercook Residence, Woodley Rd., Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3

WORKS OF SPENCER SOLON BEMAN, VOLUME II:
Box.FF 1.5
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Birmingham, MI.
Black and white photomechanical print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.6
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.7
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Charles City, IA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.8
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Downers Grove, IL.
Black and white photomechanical print, with colored pencil.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.9
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Highland Park, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7
Box.FF 1.10
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lowell, MA.
Black and white photomechanical print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.11
First Church of Christ, Scientist, New Rochelle, IL.
Black and white photomechanical print.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.12
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Plainfield, NJ.
Black and white photographic print. Tebbs and Knell, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.13
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints. Jessie Tarbox Beals, photographer; Chicago Architectural Photographing Company, photographer; unidentified photographers.
n.d. 12
Box.FF 1.14
McCoy, C.S., Residence, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print. Jessie Tarbox Beals, photographer.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.15
Maynard, E.T., Residence, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.16
Stoser (?), Residence, (later the Pontius, J.R., Residence), Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.17
Third Church of Christ, Scientist, Brooklyn, NY.
Black and white postcard.
n.d. 1
Box.FF 1.18
Twentieth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, IL. Promotional materials.
Black and white photomechanical prints.
1949, n.d. 2
Box.FF 1.19
Unidentified churches, unidentified locations.
Black and white photomechanical prints; black and white photographic prints; color photographic prints, and photostats.
1919, 1922, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, n.d. 12
Box.FF 1.20
Unidentified residences, unidentified locations.
Black and white photographic prints. Hedrich-Blessing, photographer; Chicago Architectural Photographing Company, photographer; unidentified photographers.
n.d. 10
OP 2
List of Christ Scientist Churches
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 1
OP 2
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Downers Grove, IL.
Black and white photostats.
01/1945 2
OP 2
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Elmhurst, IL.
Black and white photostats.
n.d. 2
OP 2
Unidentified churches unidentified locations.
Black and white photostats.
1945-1946, n.d. 16
OP 2
Unidentified church, unidentified location. Interior line drawings.
Graphite drawing on paper. Mounted and matted together. 3.5" x 8" and 2.75" x 6.5"
n.d. 2
OP 2
Unidentified church. Perspective exterior line drawing.
Graphite drawing on paper. Signed BRC. 5.5" x 10.5"
1949 1
OP 3.3
Unidentified church, unidentified location. Perspective rendering.
Colored pencil drawing on paper. 13.5" x 16"
09/14/1947 1

WORKS OF SPENCER SOLON BEMAN, VOLUME III:
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 7
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Wheaton, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, Charles City, IA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Peoria, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, New Rochelle, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Springfield, OH.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Springfield, MA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Crosse, WI.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Racine, WI.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Birmingham, MI.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Fort Dodge, IA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 2
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Erie, PA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Highland Park, IL.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 5
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Winnetka, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Elmhurst, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Denver, CO.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Evanston, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Seventh Church of Christ, Scientist, Chicago, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Second Church of Christ, Scientist, Indianapolis, IN.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, NY.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Lowell, MA.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Minneapolis, MN.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 2
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Peoria, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Plainfield, NJ.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Bangor, ME.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Libertyville, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Park Ridge, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Skokie, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hinsdale, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 3
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Highland Park, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Downers Grove, IL.
Black and white photographic print.
n.d. 1
OP 4
Unidentified church, unidentified location.
Black and white photographic prints.
n.d. 13






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: PROJECT PAPERS



ANDERSON, ARTHUR RESIDENCE, WINNETKA, IL:
aka ATWOOD, MRS. PHILIP T. RESIDENCE
OP 1
Darling, Anette. "How Chicago Lives--The Organ House." Chicago Daily News, p.31
09/17/1952 1

FINE ARTS BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL:
Exterior rendering.
Ink drawing onvellum. Arnot, artist.
n.d. 1

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, TORONTO, CA:
Flatf. 5.4
First Church of Christ, Scientist.
Carbon typescript papers. Specifications, general conditions, and heating. Gift of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto, 01/2013.
1914 3

GRAND CENTRAL STATION, CHICAGO, IL:
Portf. 2
Grand Central Station, Chicago. New York: Exhibit Publishing Company.
Book.
1891 1

HAGERS, H.J. RESIDENCE, EVANSTON, IL:
OP 3.1
Design drawings.
Blueprints. S.S. Beman, architect. First floor plan and front elevation. Gift of J. Abendschien.
n.d. 2

KIMBALL, WILLIAM W. RESIDENCE, CHICAGO, IL:
Flatf. 5.13
Design drawings.
Blueprints. Five dated blueprints of basement floor plan, first floor plan, second floor plan, third floor plan, and attic floor and roof plans. Two undated blueprints of plans of unidentified floors from the same building. Added to the collection in 2011.
10/1939, n.d. 7
Flatf. 5.13
Alterations; working drawings.
Diazo prints. Original drawings by Wright and Stromberg. Basement floor plan, first floor plan, second floor plan, and third floor plan. Added to the collection in 2011.
11/1947-12/1947 4

PULLMAN TOWN, CHICAGO, IL
Portf. 3
Picturesque Pullman: Its Streets, Buildings, Scenery. No publication information noted.
Book.
c.1880s 1
Pullman Trust and Savings Bank, 75th anniversary promotional material and press releases.
Printed materials. Gift of Jackie Griffith, 2016.
1952, 1958, 1960 9

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BATAVIA, BATAVIA, IL:
Flatf. 5.4
United Methodist Church of Batavia.
Electrostatic (xerox) prints. Prepared by Dixon Associates for a HABS drawing contest sponsored by the LPCI and HABS. Site plan, floor plans, elevation, sections, details, and historical notes. Added to the collection in 2005.
1985 8
OP 3.2
Field notes.
Michael A. Dixon, AIA, and Daniel F. Seggerbruch, architects. Gift of Michael Dixon.
August 1985 9
Box.FF 1.1
Beman, S.S. Thirty-Three Houses by S.S. Beman, Architect. Chicago: Universal Press Publishers, 1926.
1926 1
OP 2
"Christian Science Churches Designs in the Office of S.S. Beman, Architect, Chicago, IL."
Typescript.
n.d. 1






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SERIES IV: PERSONAL EFFECTS


OP 3.4
Spencer S. Beman's portfolio case.
Leather. Inscribed "S.S. Beman."
n.d. 1







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