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Blueprints and Architectural Drawings: Malta Temple, Clock Towers of Lancaster, Columbia Hospital, Pennsylvania Railroad, Battery 213th Coast Artillery, David Lynch Architects

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives West 2, Flat Files

Description:  This collection contains blueprints and architectural drawings for buildings in Lancaster City and throughout the county. Many different structures are represented, such as schools, churches, offices, a restaurant, apartments and condominiums. Most plans are for new buildings, while others are for renovations or additions.

Creators:  The blueprints and drawings were created by the architects listed at the item level. There were collected by: Lancaster Historic Preservation Trust (Pa.); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.) and LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.).

Conditions for Access:  Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to visit.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:   Many of the blueprints and architectural drawings in this collection were transferred from the Historic Preservation Trust. Source of some plans is noted at the item level.

Note:  Some folders contain more than one set of plans, so the folder number may appear more than once in the finding aid.

 

Folder 1  Malta Temple 255 E. King St. Lancaster, PA Harry H. Aungst Architect Office Melvern R. Evans Lancaster, PA

Basement Plan, First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan, Floor Under Stage, Window Schedule, Door Schedule. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. 13 February 1915. (negative photocopy).

Longitudinal Section, East Side Elevation, Rear Elevation, Section Showing Gallery and Light Court, Section Showing Stage, Elevation & Section Showing Stairs, Elevation & Section Through Balconies, Alley Entrance. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. 13 February 1915. (negative photocopy).

Basement Plan, First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan, Floor Under Stage, Window Schedule, Door Schedule. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. 13 February 1915. (negative photocopy) Reduced Copy 1/2 indicated Scale. (5 copies)

Longitudinal Section, East Side Elevation, Rear Elevation, Section Showing Gallery and Light Court, Section Showing Stage, Elevation & Section Showing Stairs, Elevation & Section Through Balconies, Alley Entrance. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. 13 February 1915. (negative photocopy) Reduced Copy 1/2 indicated Scale. (5 copies)

 

Folder 2  Clock Towers of Lancaster. Fine Condominium Apartments. 917 Columbia Avenue Lancaster, PA. Leo D. Fakler, A.I.A and Associates—Architects and Planners 120-34 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Tel: (212)-261-3003.

Plot Plan. Drawing Number One. Scale: 1’’=30 feet. 17 March 1982.

Typical Floor. Drawing Number Two. Unit Type and Distribution Summary, Cellar Uses. Scale: 1’’=20 feet. 17 March 1982.

Typical Apartment. Drawing Number Three. Typical Two Bedroom Simplex, Typical Two Bedroom Duplex. Scale: 1/4’’=One foot. 17 March 1982.

Plot Plan. Drawing Number One. Scale: 1’’=30 feet. 17 March 1982. (Copy with Different Legend Handwritten Residential Development and Subtitle).

Typical Floor. Drawing Number Two. Unit Type and Distribution Summary, Cellar Uses. Scale: 1’’=20 feet. 17 March 1982. (Copy with Handwritten Descriptions of  Buildings).

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #1. Drawing 3. Building Type II. First Floor Plan, Basement Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=1 foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #1. Drawing 4. Building Type II. Third Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=1 foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #1. Drawing 5. Building Type II. Forth Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=1 foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #2. Drawing 6. Building Type V. First Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #2. Drawing 7. Building Type V. Second Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #2. Drawing 8. Building Type V. Third Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #2. Drawing 9. Building Type V. Forth Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #4. Drawing 10. Building Type V. First Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #4. Drawing 11. Building Type V. Second Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #4. Drawing 12. Building Type V. Third Floor Plan, Forth Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #5. Drawing 13. Building Type V. First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #5. Drawing 14. Building Type V. Third Floor Plan, Forth Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #6. Drawing 15. Building Type V. Basement Floor Plan, First Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #6. Drawing 16. Building Type V. Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #6. Drawing 17. Building Type V. Forth Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Building #7. Drawing 18. Building Type V. First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 8’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Elevations. Drawing 19. Elevation “A”, Elevation “B”, Elevation “C”, Elevation “D”, Elevation “E”, Elevation “F”, Elevation “G”, North Elevation. Scale 8’’=One Foot. Detail of Windows at Building #1, Detail of New Door at Elev. A. Scale 4’’=One Foot. No Date.

The Clock Towers of Lancaster Sections. Drawing 20. Typ. Section thru Type V Building (Cross Section on line D-D BLDG #6.), Typ. Section thru Type II Building (Cross Section Looking North Building #1. 1½ Scale Detail of Basement Window Head.,) Typ. Detail of Fire Rated Partition Between Aptartments, Aptartments and Stairs, and Aptartments and Public Halls. No Date. 

 

Folder 3  Addition Columbia Hospital. 7th and Poplar St. Columbia, PA. Amos W. Barnes. Perry Building Philadelphia, PA. Granville E. Paules Columbia, PA. Associate Architects. September 1924. Note: Some Blueprints are in Fragile Condition.

Construction Details. Footing Plan,  First, Second, Third and Loft (similar), Roof Plan, Typical Section of Concrete Beam Construction, 3/8” Detail of Roof Construction, Footing Detail Scale: 3/8’’=One Foot., Column Schedule. No Date.

Basement Floor Plan, Door Schedule, First Floor Plan. No Scale. No Date.

Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Detail of Cubicle Partition, Section thru Cupboard in Serving Rooms. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Section ‘A-A.’ September 1924.

East Elevation, Rear Elevation, West Elevation. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. September 1924.

3/8’’ Detail of Vent Shaft, Section thru Firetower, Detail of Corner, Wall Corner, 3/8’’ Detail of Skylight and Diffusing Shaft over Delivery Room, Part Rear Elevation with Section thru Platform, Part Section thru Rear Wall and Tunnel. Scale: 3/8’’=One Foot. Metal Door Jambs. Scale: 3’’=One Foot.

Alterations to Laundry Room. First Floor Plan, Basement Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Section thru Boiler Room, Longitudinal Section thru Tunnel, Section of Tunnel at Delivery, Gullet Detail. Scale: 1/4’’=One foot. Section ’A-A’, Section ‘B-B’, Part West Elevation of Laundry Building showing Heighth of Chimney.

Plot Plan. Main Building, New Addition, Tunnel, and Laundry Room. 1’’=10 feet.

Addition Columbia Hospital. 7th and Poplar St. Columbia, PA. D.S. Warfel General Contractor. Lancaster, PA. 21 July 1925.

HIP—Rafter Details for Columbia Hospital. HIP—Rafter 3x5 3/4 -- 9 REQ. Scale: Full Size. Sheet Number One.

Full Size Details for Sliding Doors and Jambs for Columbia Hospital. Sheet Number 9.

Doors Second and Third Floor Corridor to Balcony, First Floor Outside Doors. Columbia Hospital. Sheet Number 12.

Double Hung Windows, Schedule of Windows Required. Columbia Hospital. Sheet Number 11. 21 July 1925.

Details of Door Jambs for Columbia Hospital. Scale as Shown. Elevation to Outside Door: Frame to Diet Kitchen. Scale: 1’’=One Foot. Elevation of Entrance Doors to Boiler Room. Scale: 1’’=One Foot. Full Size Section ‘A-A’. One REQ 7’-6’’. Full Size Section ‘B-B’. Half Full Size Section ’C-C’, Half Full Size Section ‘D-D’. Sheet Number 13.

Elevation, Plan, and Section of Shelves to be Placed in Basement of Columbia Hospital, Elevation of Fixed Sash in Utility Rooms, Elevation of Toilet Partition Doors. Scale: 1’’=One Foot. Full Size Section thru Toilet Partition Doors, Section AA Full Size. Sheet Number 11.

… and Windows. Third Floor Sill Course. Back of Closers. 21 July 1925.

Details for the Dumbwaiter Hatch and Platform for Lecture Room at the Columbia Hospital. Elevation, Plan of Platform in Lecture Room, Plan of Dumbwaiter Hatch in Laundry Room. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. Full Sections of Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”, Section thru Head, Section Sill and Apron, Section thru Jamb. 2 Pieces REQ 8’-0’’, 1-REQ 5’-6’’, 2-REQ 4’-8’’. Sheet Number 14.

First Floor Plan of Columbia Hospital. Door Schedule. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Sheet Number 3. Notes incl. on back of Blueprint.

Details of Cornices and Showrafters for Additions and Alterations to Columbia Hospital. Sheet Number 2.

Basement Plan of Columbia Hospital. Scale:1/4’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. Sheet Number 10.

Third Floor Plan of Columbia Hospital. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. Sheet Number 4.

Second Floor Plan of Columbia Hospital. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. Sheet Number 5.

Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”. Plan of Diffusing in Delivery Room Looking Up, Plan of Diffusing Sash in Toilet Room Looking Up. Scale 1’’=One Foot. Plan of Skylight Over Delivery Room. Scale: 3/4’’=One Foot. Section thru Skylight over Delivery Room. Scale: 1 1/2’’=One Foot. Sheet Number 8.

Details of Air Shaft for Columbia Hospital, Plans of Airshaft above Roof. Scale: 3/8’’=One Foot. Elevation of Louvre. West Elevation, North Elevation, East Elevation, South Elevation. Scale: 1’’=One Foot. Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”, Section “C-C”, Section thru Ventilator in Airshaft. Sheet Number 6.

Details of Door Jambs for Columbia Hospital. Elevation of Outside Door Frames to Diet Kitchen, Elevation of Entrance Doors to Boiler Room 17. Scale 1’’=One Foot. One REQ 7’-6’’. Full Size Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”. Half Size Section “C-C”, Section “D-D”. Sheet Number 13.

Details of Main Stairway for Columbia Hospital. Plan of Main Stairs at 3rd Floor, Plan of Main Stairs at 2nd Floor, Plan of Main Stairs on 1st Floor, Plan of Main Stairs in Basement, Section thru Main Stairs. Scale: 3/8’’=One Foot. Sheet Number 7.

Details of China Closet for the Columbia Hospital. Elevation of China Closet, Section. Scale: 1’’= One Foot. Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”, Section “C-C”. Sheet Number 12.

  

Folder 4   Express Building for Pennsylvania Railroad Co. at Lancaster, PA. William H. Cookman. Architect. Engineering Dept. Broad St. Station. Philadelphia, PA.  D. S. Warfel General Contractor. Lancaster, PA. Note: Some Blueprints are very fragile.

Millwork for Express Building for Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Section thru Base of Partition, Section thru top- and mid-rail of Partitions, Details for Jamb for “F” Door Head Similar, Thru Opening “A”, Typical Details for Jamb of Inside Door. Full Scale.

Full Scale Details of Double Hung Windows for Express Building for Pennsylvania Railroad Co. at Lancaster, PA. F.S. Jamb Section, F.S. Head Section shown by broken lines, F.S. Mullion Section, F.S. Sill Section, F.S. Section Book Frame. 19 March 1928. Revised 23 March 1928.

First Floor Plan, Foundation Plan. 1/8’’=One Foot. Details for Batten Boards for Coal Bin Door, Detail Showing Support for Sidewalk Doors, Scale: 3/4’’=One Foot. Top Elevation thru Sewer Inlet, Section thru Sewer Inlet, Plan of Ash Left, Section “M-M”, Section “N-N”, Section “O-O”, Section “P-P”, Section “R-R”, Section “T-T”. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. Top Hanger for Grille, Bottom Hangers for Grille, Plan thru Wood Partition, Jamb Plan at Wall. Scale: 3’’=One Foot. Heating Schedule. Sheet 19. 8 December 1927.

Track Elevation, Street Elevation, West End, East End, Roof Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Section thru Transom A- and F Doors, Jamb Detail for “F” Door, Jamb Detail for “A”-“B” and “H” Doors, Jamb Detail for “E”, “C”, and “G” Doors, Jamb Detail for “D” Door. Scale 3’’=One Foot. Elevations of Interior Doors. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot, Door Details. Scale: 1 1/2’’=One Foot. Sheet 20. 8 December 1927.

Roof Framing Plan. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Typical Elevation, Typical Intermediate Pier, Typical Col. Footing, Plan, Detail of Stone Cornice, Details of Column Bases Numbers 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15, Detail of Column Base, Plan of Base, Connection to Shelter Bracket to Column, Detail of Brick Cornice, Details of D.H. Windows, Elevation of Partitions. Scale 1/2’’=One Foot. Elevations of Low Office Partitions, Plan of Low Office Partitions. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Section thru Opening “D”, Typical Section thru Partition, Section thru Open “A”. Plan thru Grille, Plan thru Panels. Scale 3’’=One Foot. Part Elevation of Wood Railing and Gate between Clerks and Public Lobby. 3/4’’=One Foot. Sheet 22. 8 December 1927.

Plan of Skylight, Section thru Skylight, Foundation Plan for Columns Number 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, Elevation for Columns Number 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, Elevation of Columns 3-9 and 15, Plan at “X-X”, Plan at “Y-Y”, Plan at “Z-Z”, Cross Section “B-B”, Section “C-C”, Section “U-U”, Typical Detail of Brick Cornice, Elevation-East End of Shelter, Section thru Platform and Shelter at East End of Express Building. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot.  Detail of Steel Lintel. Scale: 1’’=One Foot. Section “D-D”, Section “E-E”, Detail of Shelter Cornice, Detail of Shelter Cornice (Track Side). Scale: 1 1/2’’=One Foot.

 

Folder 4   Drill Shed for Battery 213th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Philip H. Johnson. Registered Architect and Engineer. Philadelphia, PA. Contract # 1094.

Full Sized Details of Temporary Connecting Passageway. Section “A”, Section “B”, Jamb, Head, Glass Mould, and Meeting Stiles for Main Entrance Doors, Sill, Head/Jamb Similar for Casement Windows, Jamb, Meeting Stiles, and Glass Mould for Vestibule Doors. East Elevation, North Elevation and Section. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. 12 July 1928. Drawn and Traced by S.C.A.

Basement Floor Plan showing First Floor Framing, First Floor Plan showing Roof and Balcony Framing, Roof and Balcony Plan, Roof Plan, Additional plans under Item Number Two Proposal: Basement Plan showing First Floor Framing, First Floor Plan showing Roof Framing. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Drawn by J.W.E. Traced by R.M.C. 26 October 1927.

F.S. Detail showing Window Frames Basement and Elevation of Door to Boiler Room. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. Details of Wood Frames for Steel Sash Basement and First Floor. Jamb Section Head Similar, Mullion Section, Sill Section, Section “A-A”, Section “B-B”, Section “C-C”. Scale: Full Size. Drawn by H.E.F. Traced by R.M.C. Sheet Number 5. 18 January 1928.

Elevations and Sections. East Elevation, West Elevation, North Elevation, South Elevation, 2 Additional Bays Items #2 Proposal Sheet, 2 Additional Bays Item #2 Proposal Sheet, Cross Section Looking East. Scale:1/8’’=One Foot. Details of Steel Trusses. Bracing X-X Wall to Wall continuous similar to Bracing Y-Y. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. Drawn and Traced by J.W.E. Sheet Number 2. 26 October 1927.

Block Plan and Scale Details. Plot Plan. Scale: 1/16’’=One Foot. Section Thru Balcony. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. 1/2 Elevation of Door to Drill Shed, Detail of Typical Bay with Exit Door, Detail of Typical Concrete Girder, Section thro Rear Wall of Item No. 1 Proposal Sheet, Section thro Door to Drill Shed and Rear Wall of Item No. 2 Proposal Sheet. Plan of Wall Bearing End of Concrete Girder. Scale 3/4’=One Foot. Drawn and Traced by J.W.E. Sheet Number 3. 26 October 1927.

 

Folder 4   Battery “E” 213th Cont. Artillery. Lancaster, PA. David Lupton’s and Sons Co. Philadelphia, PA.

Lupton Factory Sash for Battery “E” 213th Cont. Artillery. Lancaster, PA. 2 REQD Mk. “A” West Elevation, 3 REQD Mk. “B” West Elevation, 10 REQD Mk “C” 5 North Elevation 5 South Elevation, 4 REQD Mk. ”D” 2 North Elevation 2 South Elevation, 1 REQD Mk. “E” East Elevation, 12 REQD Mk. “F” 7 North Elevation 5 South Elevation, 1 REQD Mk. “G” South Elevation, 1 REQD Mk. “H” South Elevation. Drawn by E.Q. Date 75023. Sheet D1.

Lupton Factory Sash for Battery “E” 213th Cont. Artillery. Lancaster, PA. 6 REQD Mk. “H” 3 South Elevation—Monitor 3 North Elevation—Monitor, Details for Projected Windows. Drawn by E.L. Date 75023. Sheet D1.

 

Folder 4   The Office of David Lynch Architects. AIA. Lancaster, PA.  Elevation with no markings.

The Office of David Lynch Architects. AIA. Lancaster, PA.  Elevation with no markings.

The Office of David Lynch Architects. AIA. Lancaster, PA.  Elevation with no markings.

The Office of David Lynch Architects. AIA. Lancaster, PA.  Elevation with no markings.

 

 

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