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

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1837-04-07

Location Note

HGO-01-001-H-A-7

GUSN

GUSN-303658

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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."

Details

Descriptive Terms

jails (buildings)
architecture (discipline)
architectural drawings (visual works)

Inscription

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)

Physical Description

1 portfolio of 12 drawings

Collection Code

AR001

Collection Name

General architectural and cartographic collection

Reference Code

AR001.USMA.0665.001

Places

Middlesex county (Massachusetts) [county]

Record Details

Originator

Shaw, Edward, b. 1784 (Architect)

Material Type

architectural drawings (visual works)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-H-A-7