House for Lillian Fletcher, Twigmore, 1923

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1923

Location Note

Vertical file 3; drawer 15; folder 2

GUSN

GUSN-252701

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Description

This set of blueprints includes floor plans, elevations, and a section of "Twigmore," Miss Lillian Fletcher's house in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. The verso of one blueprint indicates that Charles Marcus Osborn was the architect of Twigmore, so Brown's role is not entirely clear. The following blueprints are part of this set:

1) basement floor plan, 1/4" scale
2) 1st floor plan, 1/4" scale
3) 2nd floor plan, 1/4" scale
4) front elevation, 1/4" scale
5) rear elevation, 1/4" scale
6) side elevations, 1/4" scale
7) section 1/4" scale

Details

Descriptive Terms

houses
dwellings
architectural drawings (visual works)
blueprints (reprographic copies)

Physical Description

1 set of 7 blueprints

Collection Code

AR003

Collection Name

Frank Chouteau Brown professional architectural collection

Reference Code

AR003.003.021

Places

Pewee Valley (Oldham county, Kentucky)

Record Details

Originator

Brown, Frank Chouteau, 1876-1947 (Architect)

Material Type

architectural drawings (visual works)
blueprints (reprographic copies)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Vertical file 3; drawer 15; folder 2

Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

"The charming Cotswold-style cottage was built by Lillian Fletcher, niece of Pewee Valley photographer Kate Matthews, 30 years before her marriage to award-winning screenwriter and film producer Charles Brackett. An Indianapolis native and daughter of Kate’s sister, Mary Matthews Fletcher, Lillian was 29 years old when she built the small, six-room home. Inspired by cottages she saw during a trip to England, she hired her cousin, Charles M. Osborn, an architect for Cram and Ferguson of Boston, Massachusetts, to design her new house in Pewee Valley. According to the National Register of Historic Places, the two-story home was built by local craftsmen using locally quarried limestone. Charlie Miller was the stone mason, while Alfonse Singer did the carpentry and millwork, including the specially crafted moldings and vertical door boards. Twigmore’s construction is well documented in photographs."

Source: "Twigmore," The Construction Process, http://www.littlecolonel.com/places/PeweeValley/Twigmore.htm