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

Descriptive Terms

houses
dwellings
greenhouses
children's playhouses
colonnades
architectural drawings (visual works)
preliminary sketches (sketches)
elevations (building divisions)
perspective views
floor plans

Physical Description

1 set of 13 architectural drawings

Collection Code

AR021

Collection Name

Edwin Ginn house (proposed) architectural collection

Date of Acquisition

1995

Reference Code

AR021

Acquisition Type

Gift

Credit Line

Gift of Maureen Meister and David Feigenbaum, 1995

Places

Winchester (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Davenport, A. H., 1880-1906 (Architect)
McKim, Mead, and White (Architect)
Warren, Smith, and Biscoe (Architect)

Material Type

architectural drawings (visual works)
preliminary sketches (sketches)
elevations (building divisions)
perspective views
floor plans

Other People

Ginn, Edwin, 1838-1914

Description Level

Collection

Location Note

Vertical file 6; drawer 4

Historical/Biographical Note

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.