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Edwin Ginn house (proposed) architectural collection

Description

This collection includes 13 drawings related to a proposed house for Edwin Ginn to be built in Winchester, Massachusetts. Eleven drawings, which include perspectives, elevations, sections, and plans, for both the residence and greenhouse, were signed by McKim, Mead, and White. A plan of a vestibule for the Ginn House is stamped by A. H. Davenport. A sketch for a playhouse and colonnades is signed by architects Warren, Smith, and Biscoe. Edwin Ginn's house was ultimately built by Beaux-Arts architect Ernest Flagg.

Details

Collection Name
Edwin Ginn house (proposed) architectural collection
Collection Code
AR021
Dates
undated
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1995
Physical Description
1 set of 13 architectural drawings
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Collection
Credit Line
Gift of Maureen Meister and David Feigenbaum, 1995
GUSN
252842
Reference Code
AR021

Historical/Biographical Note

Edward Ginn (1838-1914) founded the successful textbook publishing house Ginn and Company in 1867. He became known as a philathropist and peace activist. Among his philanthropic works was the construction of low-income housing in Boston. In 1910 he donated $1,000,000 to establish the World Peace Foundation.

Record details

Originator
Davenport, A. H., 1880-1906 (Architect)
McKim, Mead, and White (Architect)
Warren, Smith, and Biscoe (Architect)
Other People
Ginn, Edwin, 1838-1914
Descriptive Terms
children's playhouses
colonnades
dwellings
greenhouses
houses
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
elevations (building divisions)
floor plans
perspective views
preliminary sketches (sketches)
Places
Winchester (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Edwin Ginn House (Proposed)
Location Note
Vertical file 6; drawer 4

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