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Plan of a House of Correction for the County of Middlesex, Mass.

Description

The portfolio includes twelve drawings and five pages of written description. It is one of two portfolios of drawings of the same structure. This portfolio has an earlier date than the second, indicating that the proposed design was revised. The drawings include elevations, sections, and floorplans. The written material is divided by the following headings: "Proposed plan of a Prison," "Out Side Walls," "Roofing," "Ventilation," "Windows," "Smith Work," "Gallery Walks," "Doors," "Cell Doors," "Attic," and "Floors."

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Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
1837-04-07
Physical Description
1 portfolio of 12 drawings
Inscriptions
Wm. W. Warren's Plans of / house to be built by / Adam S. Cottrell as per / contract signed this day / July 30, 1840. Adam S. Cottrell / Wm. W. Warren. (handwritten)
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
GUSN
303658
Reference Code
AR001.USMA.0665.001

Record details

Originator
Shaw, Edward, b. 1784 (Architect)
Descriptive Terms
architecture (discipline)
jails (buildings)
Material Type
architectural drawings (visual works)
Places
Middlesex county (Massachusetts) [county]
Places (Buildings)
William Wilkins Warren House (Arlington, Mass.)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-H-A-7

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