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Subseries 2. Construction Records, 1914-1916

Scope and Content Notes:

The records in this subseries include contracts, special orders, and credits that were given out during the construction of the William Penn Hotel. The materials contain information on contractors and sub-contractors involved with the project. The majority of the records are from Janssen & Abbott, George A. Fuller Company, and a number of sub-contractors that were hired for the construction of the hotel. All relating construction records, including correspondence, special orders, and credits, are also found within this subseries. The certificates and special orders provide specification, costs of labor, and materials. However, there are also a number of special orders that were given to companies and individuals that do not have contracts; these materials can be found under the “Special Orders and Credits List.” The special orders and credits are on William Penn Hotel Company letterhead, and signed by Janssen & Abbott, the architects. The materials in this subseries date from 1914 to 1916.

Folder 10 Construction Contract List, November 30, 1914-December 30, 1915
Folder 11 Construction Contract List, January 13-September 13, 1916
Folder 12 Special Orders and Credits List, undated
Folder 13 Specifications for Mechanical, Electrical, and Sanitary Systems, undated
Folder 14 Agreement for Furnishing Steam, June 15, 1914
Folder 15 William Penn Hotel Photographs, April 1-May 23, 1915

Box 672
Folder 1 Janssen & Abbott, Construction Contract, March 13-June 22, 1914
Folder 2 Janssen & Abbott, Certificates, April 14-December 22, 1916
Folder 3 James L. Stuart, Construction Contract, June 10-November 27, 1914
Folder 4 James L. Stuart, Special Orders, September 23, 1914-July 29, 1915
Folder 5 James L. Stuart, Construction Contract, April 27-July 1, 1914
Folder 6 James L. Stuart, Special Orders, February 20-August 31, 1915
Folder 7 George A. Fuller Company, Construction Contract, August 13, 1914-March 22, 1915
Folder 8 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, January 7-July 6, 1915

Box 673
Folder 1 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, July 15-October 11, 1915
Folder 2 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, October 16-December 17, 1915
Folder 3 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, December 17, 1915-February 2, 1916
Folder 4 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, February 2-March 15, 1916

Box 674
Folder 1 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, March 17-September 27, 1916
Folder 2 George A. Fuller Company, Special Orders, December 15, 1914-September 5, 1916
Folder 3 Allegheny County Steam Heating Co., Construction Contract, June 15, 1914-January 21, 1915
Folder 4 Peck Brothers & Company, Construction Contract, January 6-March 27, 1915
Folder 5 Peck Brothers & Company, Special Orders, April 12, 1915-May 18, 1916
Folder 6 Peck Brothers & Company, Special Credits, February 16, 1915- February 7, 1916
Folder 7 Brunswick-Bakle-Collender Company, Construction Contract, Special Orders, and Special Credits, February 26, 1915-March 27, 1916
Folder 8 Rochette & Parzine, Construction Contract and Special Order, April 30, 1915-June 27, 1916
Folder 9 Rasner & Dinger Company, Construction Contract and Special Orders, April 30, 1915-June 27, 1916

Box 675
Folder 1 Samuel McKnight Hardware Company, Construction Contract, April 14-May 14, 1915
Folder 2 Samuel McKnight Hardware Company, Special Orders and Credit, June 7, 1915-June 30, 1916
Folder 3 The Hotchkiss, Vail & Garrison Company, Construction Contract and Special Orders, June 30, 1915-January 24, 1916
Folder 4 Edward F. Caldwell & Company, Inc., Construction Contract, August 26, 1915
Folder 5 Edward F. Caldwell & Company, Inc., Special Orders and Credits, January 26-August 16, 1916
Folder 6 Western Electric Company, Construction Contract, August 23, 1915
Folder 7 C.M. Kinney Company, Construction Contract and Special Order, November 15, 1915-January 7, 1916
Folder 8 Fischer Brothers, Construction Contract and Special Credit, November 19, 1915-April 4, 1916

Box 676
Folder 1 William Penn Hotel Company, Construction Contract, Agreement with HCF Over Excess Cost, January 12, 1916-June 30, 1917
Folder 2 J.M. Allen, Construction Contract, March 20, 1914
Folder 3 J.M. Allen, Construction Contract, February 23-March 20, 1914
Folder 4 John F. High, September 21, 1915-February 2, 1916
Folder 5 American Bridge Company, September 21-October 1, 1915
Folder 6 Equitable Gas Company, October 14, 1915
Folder 7 H.W. Johns-Manville Company, November 11, 1915-May 12, 1916
Folder 8 Pennsylvania Transfer Company, November 17, 1915-March 27, 1916
Folder 9 Taylor & Dean, January 14-May 12, 1916
Folder 10 Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Company, January 24, 1916
Folder 11 Riley Optical Instrument Company, January 24, 1916
Folder 12 Wilson Cabinet Company, February 18-June 27, 1916
Folder 13 J. Livingston Company, January 24-August 16, 1916
Folder 14 Electric Sign Service Company, March 10, 1916
Folder 15 Charles G. Hanny & Company, March 15, 1916
Folder 16 Russell & Stoll Company, March 15-June 27, 1916

Box 677
Folder 1 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, Main Lobby, undated
Folder 2 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, Main Lobby-Upper, undated
Folder 3 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, 5th Floor, undated
Folder 4 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, 17th Floor-Ballroom, undated ()
Folder 5 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, Basement Level One, undated
Folder 6 William Penn Hotel Floor Plan, undated

Box 678
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, March 15-June 27, 1916
Folder 2 Walker Brothers & Haviland, March 17, 1916
Folder 3 X-Ray Reflector Company, May 12, 1916
Folder 4 The Howe Scale Company, April 14, 1916
Folder 5 F.E. Geisler & Company, May 31-June 30, 1916
Folder 6 Walter Papencordt, June 27, 1916
Folder 7 B.F. Sturtevant Company, June 27, 1916
Folder 8 Universal Pneumatic Transmission Company, June 27, 1916
Folder 9 George H. Soffel Company, June 30, 1916
Folder 10 Roger Williams, September 27, 1916
Folder 11 William Penn Hotel Specifications, June 10, 1914
Folder 12 William Penn Hotel Specifications, June 10, 1914