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Patton and Fisher records, c.1885-1908

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Finding Aid Published: 2001

Patton and Fisher Records, c.1885-c.1908

Accession Number: 00.14

This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Patton and Fisher Records, c.1885-c.1908
EXTENT:.2 linear foot (1 box) and oversize material
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:This collection contains working drawings for the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library and illustrations for Chicago architects Normand Patton's and Reynolds Fisher's designs for public and private buildings in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Printed papers, manuscripts, architectural reprographic prints and a book.
ORIGINATION: Patton and Fisher (firm)
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:The source of most material in this collection is unknown. Some items in Series II and III were a gift of Prof. Guy Garrison to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives in 2002 and 2004.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
Normand Smith Patton was born July 10, 1852, in Hartford, Connecticut. After studying at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Patton entered the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) in Cambridge as a student of architecture. Following his graduation from MIT in 1874, he established an architectural firm in Chicago. Patton was involved in several partnerships throughout his career. In about 1885 he formed a partnership with Reynolds Fisher, which lasted until about 1899, at which time Grant C. Miller became a partner and the firm was renamed Patton, Fisher and Miller. In 1901, Fisher left architectural practice and moved to Seattle to work as vice president and treasurer of the Pontiac Brick and Tile Company. After Fisher's departure, Patton and Miller continued the firm. In addition to professional practice, Patton was an original member of the Western Association of Architects, was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, and served on its Board of Directors from 1896 to1898 and again from 1900 to1902. Patton continued his professional practice until his death on May 12, 1915. Patton and Fisher designed numerous educational, institutional, commercial, and residential projects in Chicago and throughout the upper Midwest, primarily in the Romanesque Revival style.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection contains working drawings for the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library; illustrations and one book for Patton and Fisher's work for public and private buildings in Chicago, Wisconsin, and Michigan; and bibliographic citations for published articles about Normand S. Patton.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
SERIES I: DRAWINGS. Blueprint working drawings for the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library.

SERIES II: PROJECT FILES. Set of published illustrations, possibly issued by Inland Architect or a similar architectural periodical, was originally bound. It has been unbound (the original sequence is unknown) and arranged by project name. All illustrations are photographic unless otherwise noted. Additionally, there is one book printed for the dedication of the Scoville Institute.

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. Items are arranged in alphabetical order.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Patton and Fisher
Patton and Fisher--Archives
Kalamazoo Public Library
Architectural firms--Illinois--Chicago--Archives
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--Illinois
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--Wisconsin
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--Michigan
Architecture--Michigan--Kalamazoo--19th century
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Architecture--Wisconsin--19th century
Architecture--Michigan--19th century
Patton, Normand S. (Normand Smith), b. 1852
Fisher, Reynolds

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
BOX.FFBox #, Folder #
BRCbottom right corner
FlatfileFlatfile
NSPNormand Smith Patton
n.d.not dated

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:
Patton and Fisher Records, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by Natasha Derrickson, of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, in 2001. Materials in Series III were added by Mary Woolever in 2002. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
The project illustrations in Series II were transferred from the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' pamphlet files in Spring 2001.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: DRAWINGS

KALAMAZOO PUBLIC LIBRARY, KALAMAZOO, MI:
WORKING DRAWINGS
Flatf. 8
Front elevation, with detail section and half plan (Drawing 1).
Blueline print with graphite notations. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
North side elevation, with detail section (Drawing 2).
Blueline print with graphite calculations and notations. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
Rear elevation (Drawing 3).
Blueline print with graphite notations and watercolor. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
South side elevation, with detail sections (Drawing 4).
Blueline print with graphite notations. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
Second floor plan (Drawing 7).
Blueline print with graphite notations, ink, and watercolor. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
Second floor plan (Drawing 7).
Blueline print with graphite and colored pencil notations and watercolor. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
Sections and scale details, with detail elevations (Drawing 10).
Blueline print with watercolor. Initialed BRC "NSP" .
[06/10/1891] 1
Flatf. 8
Diagram of coping and steps at sidewalk, with sections and perspective sketch, with measured drawings and calculations in graphite with colored pencil on verso.
Blueline print with graphite notations, ink, and watercolor.
02/04/1892 1
Flatf. 8
Basement plan.
Blueprint. Traced by Floyd N. Tobias. Copy of original drawing made 06/10/1891.
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
First floor plan.
Blueprint. Traced by Fletcher Carveth. Copy of original drawing made 06/10/1891.
06/10/1891 1
Flatf. 8
Second floor plan (Drawing 47).
Blueprint. Traced by H. Laurian. Copy of original drawing made 06/10/1891.
06/06/1921 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: PROJECT FILES
ARMOUR INSTITUTE (NOW ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY), CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior of engineering building.
n.d. 1

BANK, QUINCY, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Front exterior.
n.d. 1

BELOIT COLLEGE, CHAPEL, BELOIT, WI
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior, from a distance.
n.d. 1

BELOIT COLLEGE, SCOVILLE ACADEMY, BELOIT, WI
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior, with men on front steps.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior rendering and perspective exterior rendering showing present and future buildings.
n.d. 1

CHICAGO THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, FISK HALL, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior.
n.d. 1

CONTINENTAL BANK BUILDING, REMODELED ENTRANCE, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Two interior views.
n.d. 1

DEL MONTE APARTMENT BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior.
n.d. 1

DUQUESNE APARTMENT BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Front exterior.
n.d. 1

FISHER, REYNOLDS, RESIDENCE, KENWOOD, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective and front exteriors.
n.d. 1

FOSTER. R.N., DR., RESIDENCE, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Front exterior.
n.d. 1

GRAMMAR SCHOOL, PARK RIDGE, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior, with children in front of building and in windows.
n.d. 1

HACKLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, MUSKEGON, MI
Box.FF 1.1
Aerial perspective exterior.
n.d. 1

NEWBERRY HOTEL AND ERIE APARTMENT BUILDING, CHICAGO, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior and front exterior, respectively.
n.d. 1

PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, MUSKEGON, WI
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior.
n.d. 1

PUBLIC LIBRARY, KALAMAZOO, MI
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior rendering.
n.d. 1

PUBLIC LIBRARY, QUINCY, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior.
n.d. 1

PUBLIC SCHOOL, HINSDALE, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior rendering.
n.d. 1

RANKIN, JOHN, RESIDENCE, OAK PARK, IL
Box.FF 1.1
Front exterior, from a distance, and side exterior.
n.d. 2

SCOVILLE INSTITUTE AND FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, OAK PARK, IL
Box.FF 1.5
A Brief History of The Organization, Building and Dedication of Scoville Institute. Chicago: John Morris Company.
Gift of Prof. Guy Garrison, 2004.
1888 1
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exteriors, with people standing on the street corner.
n.d. 1

SCOVILLE INSTITUTE, UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
Box.FF 1.1
Perspective exterior rendering.
n.d. 1






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES III: MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
Box.FF 1.2
Bibliographic citations to articles on Normand S. Patton published in Inland Architect and News Record (1883-1908).
On notecards. Gift of Prof. Guy Garrison, 2002.
n.d. 73
Box.FF 1.3
Bibliographic citations to articles on Normand S. Patton published in various library journals.
On notecards. Gift of Prof. Guy Garrison, 2002.
n.d. 26
Box.FF 1.4
Chronology of Patton's life and lists of buildings.
On tablet paper and notecards. Gift of Prof. Guy Garrison, 2002.
n.d. 22







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