Guide to the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Architectural Records, 1883-1888 AIS.1980.20

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Architectural Records
Creator
Boyington, William W., 1818-1898
Creator
Myers, Elijah E., 1832-1909
Creator
Ord, John, 1871-1910
Creator
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886
Collection Number
AIS.1980.20
Date [inclusive]
1883-1888
Extent
186.0 items (24 flat file folders)
Abstract
Presentation drawings and plans by Henry Hobson Richardson, William W. Boyington, Elijah E. Meyers, and John Ord were submitted for the 1883 Allegheny County courthouse and jail architectural competition. H.H. Richardson's design was chosen in 1884, and construction took place between 1884 and 1888. This collection includes the presentation drawings of all four architects, as well as working drawings by Richardson that were used in the construction of the project.

Preferred Citation

Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Architectural Records, 1883-1948, AIS.1980.20, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

In 1883, the Allegheny County commissioners invited 100 architects to participate in competition for a new courthouse design to replace the courthouse on the same site that was destroyed by fire in 1882. The finalists, William W. Boyington (1818-1898), Elijah E. Meyers (1832-1909), John Ord (1871-1910), and Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886), were offered $2,500 each to prepare studies. Boyington was one of Chicago's first architects. Meyers, based in Detroit, was a successful designer of government buildings. Ord, who lived in Philadelphia, was part of the architecture team responsible for Philadelphia City Hall. However, it was Richardson's design that attracted the attention of the commissioners with its simplicity and the clarity of its planning, and was chosen as the winner in 1884.

The city of Pittsburgh requested that the jail be constructed before the courthouse, and construction on the jail began in 1884. The jail is enclosed by a stone wall with towers. Although Richardson witnessed the completion of the jail, he died April 27, 1886, two years before the courthouse was completed. He chose three men who worked in his office to continue his practice: George Foster Shepley (1858-1903), Charles Hercules Rutan (1851-1914), and Charles Allerton Coolidge (1858-1936). They changed the name of the firm to Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, and completed the Pittsburgh project. Another person who played an important role in the project was Orlando Whitney Norcross (1839-1920), the leading partner in Norcross Brothers, general contractors located in Massachusetts. Richardson relied on Norcross for his knowledge of materials and construction techniques. Allegheny County awarded the construction contract to Norcross Brothers on September 1, 1884, and they completed the project according to Richardson's plans. The courthouse was dedicated on September 24, 1888. William M. Darlington, the oldest living member of the Allegheny Bar Association, accepted the ceremonial keys to the courthouse.

Richardson considered the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail one of his finest works. By 1878, he had achieved a personal approach to design, and by 1882 he was recognized as the leading architect in America. The Allegheny County Courthouse features Richardson's signature details, the columns, arches, and ornament that came to be associated with the "Richardson Romanesque" style. The design quickly influenced building styles around the country as local government building of a similar style were soon constructed. Along with Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston, the Allegheny County Courthouse was one of the most widely copied of architectural forms in the late-nineteenth century United States. Modern architectural historians regard the jail highly for its plain outline, functional appropriateness, and almost complete lack of historically derived detail.

Richardson's Allegheny County courthouse and jail still stand as outstanding examples of Pittsburgh's architectural masterpieces.

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Scope and Content Notes

Series I includes drawings submitted by four architects to the competition for the design of Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail. The presentation drawings of H.H. Richardson (6 items), William W. Boyington (17 items), Elijah E. Myers (19 items), and John Ord (15 items) are predominately on paper, though a few are on linen. These materials are dated 1883.

Series II includes drawings from Richardson's firm, the majority of which are black ink on linen with color wash. These plans document Richardson's original design for the courthouse and jail, as it was built, between 1884 and 1888. The design method used in Richardson's office followed his experience working in Paris, in which Richardson would give small sketches to his draftsmen to be developed into final drawings. Richardson signed fifty-six of the drawings, and many are stamped "Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA." The bulk of these drawings are dated 1883-1884.

Series III includes blueprints of additions and alterations made to the courthouse and jail after it was erected.

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Arrangement

Series I. Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Competition Presentation Drawings

Series II. Richardson's working plans for the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail

Series III. Alterations and Additions to Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, March 8, 2007

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Addition of 10 blueprints, 2 original drawings, and 6 original presentation drawings. The series were reorganized and the scope notes were revised to reflect the additions. March 1, 2010

Access Restrictions

No restrictions, but please make an appointment to arrange access.

Copyright

On deposit from Allegheny County. Permission to reproduce images must be obtained from the County.

Custodial History

In 1977, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) sponsored an exhibition in the Courthouse titled: "Henry Hobson Richardson: Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail." Drawings by all four original competing firms were found in various locations throughout the City-County Buildings and the Courthouse. AIA volunteers encouraged the County employees to gather all the drawings in one place. From this collection, twenty-three examples were chosen for exhibition and photocopied for display, and the originals were returned to storage.

Because the Courthouse storage facilities were not climate controlled, Ann Bayard Ketterer, an architect and member of AIA, worked with the county to find an archival facility to house the collection. The Archives of Industrial Society at the University of Pittsburgh was selected and the collection was deposited by the County of Allegheny, September 1979, by an agreement dated May 23, 1979.

Ms. Ketterer headed AIA's Richardson Restoration Committee, which provided funding for a large five-drawer plan file to house the drawings in Hillman Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She organized the materials and completed an inventory.

The drawings were moved with the rest of the Archives in 2002 to its present location in Point Breeze.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by County of Allegheny, Pa., in September 1979.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ann Bayard Ketterer in 1981. Further processing was performed by Julie Hanify in December 2006. Additional materials were processed by Zachary Brodt in 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Harvard University's Houghton Library holds an H.H. Richardson archival collection that includes a total of 267 drawings of the design for the courthouse, as well as 63 drawings showing the design for the jail portion of the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail. All drawings have been microfilmed. For a complete catalog listing, visit http://lms01.harvard.edu/ and search the terms "richardson allegheny county courthouse."

Separated Material

Eight oversized items bearing County numbers 779 -- 781; 788 -- 789; 7926; 7929 -- 7930 are stored separately in folder 22 (located on top of flatfile 4) and have not been encapsulated.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Norcross Brothers, General Contractors.

Genre(s)

  • Architectural drawings (Visual works)
  • Drawings (Visual works)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

Personal Name(s)

  • Boyington, William W., 1818-1898
  • Myers, Elijah E., 1832-1909
  • Ord, John, 1871-1910
  • Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Architecture -- Competitions
  • Architecture -- Pennsylvania
  • Architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • City halls -- Pennsylvania
  • County government -- Pennsylvania
  • Courthouses -- Pennsylvania
  • Government
  • Jails -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Prisons -- Pennsylvania
  • Prisons -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Public works -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

In 2005-2006, the University Library System's Preservation Department encapsulated these large drawings in mylar to help protect their fragile nature, and, except for eight oversized items, created housing for them in specially constructed folders.

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Previous Citation

Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Architectural Records, 1883-1948, AIS.1980.20, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail Competition Presentation Drawings 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains presentation drawings, which are of the courthouse and jail as imagined by the architects who competed for the project. Included are concept drawings by H.H. Richardson, William W. Boyington, Elijah E. Myers, and John Ord.

  Map-caseFolderItem
 7900 Grant Street Elevation 6-4154
  1. County Number: 7900
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse and Jail perspective, Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Sepia ink on stiff paper, blue wash
  6. Size: 41 x 32 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: signature ripped off, (taped -- left bottom corner)
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, corners are torn off
  FolderItem
 7901 Front Elevation on Grant Street 155
  1. County Number: 7901
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper
  6. Size: 35 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, torn
  FolderItem
 7902 Side Elevation on Diamond Street and Fifth Avenue 156
  1. County Number: 7902
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper
  6. Size: 36 1/2 x 47 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor, torn, (large section missing from top right)
  FolderItem
 7903 Longitudinal Section on Line C-D 157
  1. County Number: 7903
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper
  6. Size: 39 x 47 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, missing large sections on corners
  FolderItem
 7904 Transverse Section on Line A-B 158
  1. County Number: 7904
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red ink
  6. Size: 35 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, contains hole, (floating flakes of paper in encapsulation)
  FolderItem
 7905 Plan of Basement 161
  1. County Number: 7905
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red and blue ink
  6. Size: 47 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7906 Plan of Main or First Floor 162
  1. County Number: 7906
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red ink
  6. Size: 35 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7907 Plan of Second Floor 163
  1. County Number: 7907
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red ink
  6. Size: 35 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, small hole, (tears, loose chips)
  FolderItem
 7908 Plan of Third Floor 164
  1. County Number: 7908
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red ink
  6. Size: 35 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, (torn edges)
  FolderItem
 7909 Details of Trusses & Girders for Courthouse & Jail 165
  1. County Number: 7909
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red ink
  6. Size: 49 1/2 x 23 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, (torn right side)
  FolderItem
 7910 Detail of Main Entrance 166
  1. County Number: 7910
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, color wash
  6. Size: 39 3/4 x 22 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: W.W. Boyington, Archt.
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, (corners torn)
  FolderItem
 7911 Detail of Bay Side 167
  1. County Number: 7911
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Pencil on paper, color wash
  6. Size: 38 1/2 x 20 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: W.W. Boyington, Archt.
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, (torn corners)
  FolderItem
 7912 Supreme Court 168
  1. County Number: 7912
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation rendering, interior of Supreme Court
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Pencil on paper, color wash
  6. Size: 24 1/4 x 21 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: W.W. Boyington, Archt., Supreme Court
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7913 Section of Lines CD/AB 169
  1. County Number: 7913
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper
  6. Size: 33 3/4 x 43 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, (Fragile, tears, taped)
  FolderItem
 7914 Basement Plan of Jail 171
  1. County Number: 7914
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, red & blue wash
  6. Size: 44 x 35
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7915 First Floor Plan of Jail 172
  1. County Number: 7915
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, blue wash
  6. Size: 43 1/2 x 31
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7916 Second Floor Plan 173
  1. County Number: 7916
  2. Architect: W.W. Boyington
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, red & blue wash
  6. Size: 45 x 31
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7917 Sub-Basement Plan Showing Thickness of Walls 174
  1. County Number: 7917
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 45 x 37 1/2
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 1
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7919 First Story Plan 175
  1. County Number: 7919
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing, full-color rendering
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, six or more colors applied
  6. Size: 35 1/4 x 44 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 3
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7920 Second Story Plan 176
  1. County Number: 7920
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing, full-color rendering
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, colors applied
  6. Size: 43 3/4 x 33 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 4
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7921 Third Story Plan 177
  1. County Number: 7921
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, color wash
  6. Size: 34 3/4 x 43 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 5
  10. Condition: Fair, (poorly encapsulated)
  FolderItem
 7922 Plan Showing Location, Size & Height of Ceiling Beams 178
  1. County Number: 7922
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 31 1/4 x 42 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 6
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7923 Diagram Showing Construction of Roof 181
  1. County Number: 7923
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 43 1/4 x 31 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 7
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7924 Elevation of Court House -- Grant Street Front 182
  1. County Number: 7924
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper
  6. Size: 38 1/2 x 43
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 8
  10. Condition: Fair, (torn through and taped, older tape at top)
  FolderItem
 7925 Elevation of Courthouse -- Diamond Street Front 183
  1. County Number: 7925
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black & sepia ink on paper
  6. Size: 47 3/4 x 39
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 9
  10. Condition: Poor, (large tears)
  OversizeFolderItem
 7926 Elevation of Courthouse -- Fifth Avenue Tabletop226
  1. County Number: 7926
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black & sepia ink on paper
  6. Size: 40 x 46 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 10
  10. Condition: Good, not encapsulated
  Map-caseFolderItem
 7927 Elevation of Courthouse -- Ross Street 6-4184
  1. County Number: 7927
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 42 3/4 x 36 3/4
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 11
  10. Condition: Fair, (green stains)
  FolderItem
 7928 Elevation of Courtyard 185
  1. County Number: 7928
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation, section through courtyard
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 40 1/4 x 29
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 12
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7929 Longitudinal Section of Building Looking Towards Fifth Ave. 227
  1. County Number: 7929
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 39 x 47 1/2
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 13
  10. Condition: Fair, not encapsulated
  FolderItem
 7930 Elevation of One-Half Grant Street Front 228
  1. County Number: 7930
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 3/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue wash
  6. Size: 40 1/4 x 49
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 16
  10. Condition: Poor, (Torn), not encapsulated
  FolderItem
 7931 Design for Courthouse of Allegheny County 186
  1. County Number: 7931
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Courthouse perspective presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Sepia ink on stiff paper, color wash
  6. Size: 39 x 42 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7932 Basement Plan for Jail 187
  1. County Number: 7932
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red wash
  6. Size: 33 x 34
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers, Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 19
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7933 First Story Plan 188
  1. County Number: 7933
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red wash
  6. Size: 33 x 34
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers, Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 20
  10. Condition: Good
  Map-caseFolderItem
 7934 Second Story Plan 6-5191
  1. County Number: 7934
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red wash
  6. Size: 33 x 34
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers, Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 21
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7935 Plan of Jail 192
  1. County Number: 7935
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Jail presentation roof plan, with diagrams of gables
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red wash
  6. Size: 33 x 34
  7. Stamped: E.E. Myers, Architect, Detroit, Mich.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 22
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7936 Design of Jail and Jailer's Residence 193
  1. County Number: 7936
  2. Architect: E.E. Myers
  3. Description: Jail presentation, perspective rendering
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Full-color rendering on stiff paper
  6. Size: 47 x 39 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair, (torn through, taped)
  FolderItem
 7937 Front Elevation towards Grant Street 194
  1. County Number: 7937
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on paper, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent
  FolderItem
 7938 Elevation towards Fifth Avenue 195
  1. County Number: 7938
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7939 Longitudinal Section on Line C-D 196
  1. County Number: 7939
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, (taped at top)
  FolderItem
 7940 Transverse Section 197
  1. County Number: 7940
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7941 Basement Plan 198
  1. County Number: 7941
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, blue ink, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: John Ord, Architect, Philadelphia
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7942 First Floor Plan 201
  1. County Number: 7942
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red & blue ink, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7943 Second Floor Plan 202
  1. County Number: 7943
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red & blue ink, sepia wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7944 Second Floor Mezzanine 203
  1. County Number: 7944
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, blue ink, sepia wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7945 Third Floor Plan 204
  1. County Number: 7945
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7946 Plan of Pavilion Roofs 205
  1. County Number: 7946
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Courthouse presentation drawing, shows Jury Rooms
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, blue & yellow wash
  6. Size: 48 x 36 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 7947 Proposed New Jail 206
  1. County Number: 7947
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Jail presentation elevations
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 37 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7948 Sections and Plans 211
  1. County Number: 7948
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red dimensions
  6. Size: 36 x 38
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7949 Basement Plan 212
  1. County Number: 7949
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, blue wash
  6. Size: 36 x 38
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7950 Ground Plan 213
  1. County Number: 7950
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red, blue & yellow wash
  6. Size: 36 x 38
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 7951 Second Story Plan 214
  1. County Number: 7951
  2. Architect: John Ord
  3. Description: Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on stiff paper, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 38
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
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First Story Mezzanine Plan Tabletop231
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper
  6. Size: 51 1/2 x 41
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent
  FolderItem
Longitudinal Section Through Courthouse and Jail 232
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Sepia ink on paper
  6. Size: 48 x 85 3/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent
  FolderItem
Diamond Street Elevation 233
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing, Forbes elevation
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Sepia ink on paper
  6. Size: 48 x 86
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent, paper torn
  FolderItem
Ross Street Elevation 234
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Sepia ink on paper
  6. Size: 39 1/2 x 50
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent
  FolderItem
Basement Plan 235
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper
  6. Size: 44 1/2 x 90
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent
  FolderItem
Third Story Plan 236
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail presentation drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on paper
  6. Size: 41 x 51 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent

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Series  II. H.H. Richardson’s working plans for the Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail 

Scope and Content Notes

The working drawing is the means by which the architect commits to paper the specifications for the building design and construction. This collection of Richardson’s working drawings for the Allegheny County Courthouse project represents the means used to communicate the architectural and engineering design of a monumental construction project that completed itself in the built work of architecture. Beyond the physically practical aspects of these drawings, it is possible to read and interpret each architectural working drawing as a record of Richardson’s inspirational seed.

Harvard University’s Houghton Library holds within their H.H. Richardson archival collection design drawings for the Allegheny Courthouse and Jail, but it is important to stress that our collection contains the drawings Richardson submitted to Allegheny County and that were used to construct the buildings.

  Map-caseFolderItem
 10B First Floor Mezzanine NW 6-111
  1. County Number: 10B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 37 x 46 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 11B Plan: First Floor Mezzanine SW 12
  1. County Number: 11B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimension
  6. Size: 37 x 45
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (torn at top)
  FolderItem
 12B Plan: First Floor Mezzanine NE 13
  1. County Number: 12B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimension
  6. Size: 37 1/2 x 53
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 13B Plan: First Floor Mezzanine SE 14
  1. County Number: 13B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimension
  6. Size: 36 1/4 x 47 3/4
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 14B Plan: Second Floor NW 15
  1. County Number: 14B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions and color wash
  6. Size: 35 1/4 x 46
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (torn at top)
  FolderItem
 15B Plan: Second Floor SW 16
  1. County Number: 15B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 33 3/4 x 47
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (missing corners)
  FolderItem
 16B Second Floor NE 21
  1. County Number: 16B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 33 1/2 x 45 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (missing top right section)
  FolderItem
 17B Plan: Second Floor SE 22
  1. County Number: 17B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 35 1/2 x 45
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 18 Second Floor Mezzanine NW 23
  1. County Number: 18
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 34 3/4 x 49 3/4
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (torn corner)
  FolderItem
 19B Second Floor Mezzanine SW 24
  1. County Number: 19B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 33 1/2 x 49 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 20B Second Floor Mezzanine NE 25
  1. County Number: 20B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 34 1/2 x 50 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 21B Second Floor Mezzanine SE 26
  1. County Number: 21B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 35 x 49
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 22A Third Floor Plan NW 27
  1. County Number: 22A
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 33 3/4 x 48 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Very Bad (missing corner, waxy stain)
  FolderItem
 22B Third Floor Plan NW 28
  1. County Number: 22B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 37" x 47"
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Bad (missing title)
  FolderItem
 23A Third Floor Plan SW 31
  1. County Number: 23A
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 34 x 44
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Very Bad (missing large section on bottom; orange wax-like substance stuck to drawing)
  FolderItem
 23B Third Floor Plan SW 32
  1. County Number: 23B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 50 1/2 x 36
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (torn missing edges)
  FolderItem
 24A Third Floor Plan NE 33
  1. County Number: 24A
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 33 1/2 x 49 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (stained, torn corners, creases)
  FolderItem
 24B Third Floor Plan NE 34
  1. County Number: 24B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 36 x 46
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor (torn edges)
  FolderItem
 25A Third Floor SE 35
  1. County Number: 25A
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 34 1/2 x 48 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Bad (corners torn & missing, stains, taped)
  FolderItem
 25B Third Floor SE 36
  1. County Number: 25B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 36 x 49
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Bad (hole in middle)
  FolderItem
 34B Section on Line EF 41
  1. County Number: 34B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions
  6. Size: 32 x 57 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Very Bad (torn, missing large sections)
  FolderItem
 35B Section thru Tower looking West on Line GH 42
  1. County Number: 35B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 32 1/2 x 45 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 38 Detail of Tower 43
  1. County Number: 38
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Copy of Richardson drawing #42, with modifications
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black line composite print with red & blue wash
  6. Size: 40 x 168
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 42B
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 38B Section on Line PQ 44
  1. County Number: 38B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 40 x 29 3/4
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 41B Section on Line VW looking North 45
  1. County Number: 41B
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 27 3/4 x 39 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor; has been taped
  FolderItem
 168 Large Jail Window 46
  1. County Number: 168 (stamped on back)
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1" = 1' - 0"
  5. Media: Purple line on stiff print paper, with water color wash
  6. Size: 20 x 52
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor, torn paper
  FolderItem
 169 Window Details - Guards 47
  1. County Number: 169
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Purple line on print paper, color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 52 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 26B
  10. Condition: Poor, torn paper
  FolderItem
 170 Plan of Basement 48
  1. County Number: 170
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Sepia on linen, with blue ink and color wash
  6. Size: 34 x 35
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 58
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 171 Large Chimney 49
  1. County Number: 171
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, elevation, plan & section of chimney
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: black ink on linen, with color wash
  6. Size: 49 1/2 x 21 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of Co. Engineer, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 70
  10. Condition: Fair
  Map-caseFolderItem
 172 Entrance to Yard & Guard Room 6-251
  1. County Number: 172
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawings, plans, elevations & sections
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with color wash
  6. Size: 41 x 30 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of Co. Engineer, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 71
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 173 Detail of Stone Work 52
  1. County Number: 173
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, stone details at cornices
  4. Scale: 1 1/2" = 1' - 0"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 58 x 31 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 72
  10. Condition: Poor (major staining)
  FolderItem
 174 Iron Work 53
  1. County Number: 174
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, plans & elevations of grilles, door into consultation room.
  4. Scale: 1 1/2" = 1' - 0" and as noted
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, with color wash
  6. Size: 38 x 28 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 75
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 175 Stair Case to Cells 54
  1. County Number: 175
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1 1/2" = 1' - 0"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen with color wash
  6. Size: 42 1/2" x 29 3/4"
  7. Stamped: March 3, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 76
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 176 Ironwork, Staircase to Hospital 55
  1. County Number: 176
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, details of ironwork at stairs
  4. Scale: 1 1/2" = 1'
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 40 x 28 1/2
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 77
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 750 Basement Floor NW 56
  1. County Number: 750
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red & blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/4 x 42
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 1
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 751 Basement Floor SW 57
  1. County Number: 751
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue brown, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 42
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 2
  10. Condition: Poor, torn, (taped top left)
  FolderItem
 752 Basement Floor SE 58
  1. County Number: 752
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue, brown, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 41 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 3
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 753 Basement Floor NE 61
  1. County Number: 753
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, brown, blue, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 41 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 4
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 754 First Floor NW 62
  1. County Number: 754
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, with penciled revisions
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue, brown, red dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 42 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 5
  10. Condition: Poor (stains)
  FolderItem
 755 First Floor SW 63
  1. County Number: 755
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 43
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 6
  10. Condition: Poor, stained
  FolderItem
 756 First Floor SE 64
  1. County Number: 756
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 42 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of County Engineering, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 7
  10. Condition: Poor, (stain)
  FolderItem
 757 First Floor NE 65
  1. County Number: 757
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan. Clerk of Courts, Treasurer's Office, Sheriff's Office.
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 311/2 x 43
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 8
  10. Condition: Poor, (stained)
  FolderItem
 758 First Floor Mezzanine NW 61
  1. County Number: 758
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 39
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 9
  10. Condition: Poor, stained
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 759 First Floor Mezzanine SW 62
  1. County Number: 759
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 39 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 10
  10. Condition: Poor, stained & torn
  FolderItem
 760 First Floor Mezzanine SE 63
  1. County Number: 760
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 39
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 11
  10. Condition: Fair, stained
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 761 First Floor Mezzanine NE 71
  1. County Number: 761
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 40 1/2 x 31
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 12
  10. Condition: Fair
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 762 Second Floor NW 72
  1. County Number: 762
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plans of Court of Common Pleas, Supreme Court, & Law Library
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: County Engineering, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 13
  10. Condition: Poor
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 763 Second Floor NW 73
  1. County Number: 763
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan of Orphans & Common Pleas Courts
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 41
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 14
  10. Condition: Fair
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 764 Second Floor SE 74
  1. County Number: 764
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan of Criminal Courts & Orphans Court
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 40
  7. Stamped: County Engineering, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 15
  10. Condition: Fair
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 765 Second Floor NE 75
  1. County Number: 765
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan of Common Pleas, Large Criminal Court
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 40
  7. Stamped: County Engineer, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 16
  10. Condition: Poor (not bad)
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 766 Second Floor Mezzanine NW 76
  1. County Number: 766
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plans of Common Pleas Jury
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 41
  7. Stamped: County Engineer, March 2, 1897
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 17
  10. Condition: Poor, stained
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 767 Second Floor Mezzanine SW 77
  1. County Number: 767
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Common Pleas Jury
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 41
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 18
  10. Condition: Poor, (stain)
  FolderItem
 768 Second Floor Mezzanine SE 78
  1. County Number: 768
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Criminal Pleas Jury & Orphan Court Judge's Chambers
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 41
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 19
  10. Condition: Poor, stained
  FolderItem
 769 Second Floor Mezzanine NE 79
  1. County Number: 769
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Common Pleas Jury, Criminal Court Jury
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 42
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 20
  10. Condition: Poor, stained, (tear through signature)
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 770 Third Floor NW 8
  1. County Number: 770
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Country Engineer, Prothonotarys Trans. Room, Clerk of Supreme Court
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions & color wash
  6. Size: 31 1/2 x 39
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897 County Eng.; C/17-5
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 21
  10. Condition: Poor, (stained orange brown)
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 771 Third Floor SW 81
  1. County Number: 771
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Grand Jury, Coroner, Recorder
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red & blue dimensions & color wash, pencil
  6. Size: 32 1/2 x 40
  7. Stamped: C/17-5
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 22
  10. Condition: Fair, (taped "girder chart")
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 772 Third Floor SE 82
  1. County Number: 772
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, District Attorney, Commissioner's Trans. Room
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red & blue dimensions, color wash, pencil
  6. Size: 38 1/2 x 31
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 23
  10. Condition: Poor, (stain, ink spot)
  FolderItem
 773 Third Floor NE 83
  1. County Number: 773
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, plan, Clerk of Court, Country Superintendent
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions, color wash, pencil
  6. Size: 30 1/2 x 38 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 24
  10. Condition: Poor
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 774 Attic Plan 84
  1. County Number: 774
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, dimensions
  6. Size: 36 x 40
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 25
  10. Condition: Poor
  FolderItem
 775 Roof Plan 85
  1. County Number: 775
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 35 x 43
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 26
  10. Condition: Fair
  Map-caseFolderItem
 776 Grant Street Elevation - Facade Front 6-1086
  1. County Number: 776
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse blueprint
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: 37 1/2 x 47
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson (on original)
  9. Architect's No.: 27
  10. Condition: Fair
  Map-caseFolderItem
 777 Courthouse Fifth Avenue 6-287
  1. County Number: 777
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, elevation
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, pencil
  6. Size: 37 1/2 x 50
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 28
  10. Condition: Poor, (missing large section on top)
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 778 Ross Street Elevation 88
  1. County Number: 778
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, pencil
  6. Size: 33 x 51
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 29
  10. Condition: Poor
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 779 Forbes Street Elevation Tabletop221
  1. County Number: 779
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, pencil
  6. Size: 44 x 50
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 30
  10. Condition: Fair, (stained, fragile), not encapsulated
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 780 Section on Center-Line A-B 222
  1. County Number: 780
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, section west looking south
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash and pencil
  6. Size: 44 x 50
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897 County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 31
  10. Condition: Poor (original & copy), corner falling off original, not encapsulated
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 781 Section on Center-Line C-D 223
  1. County Number: 781
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, east looking south
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue ink and color wash
  6. Size: 43 x 46
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 32
  10. Condition: Poor, stained left upper corner, not encapsulated
  Map-caseFolderItem
 782 Section on Line E-F 6-391
  1. County Number: 782
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, section north looking east
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions and color wash
  6. Size: 38 x 58
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 33
  10. Condition: Fair, (top corners are torn)
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 783 Section through Tower Looking West on Line G-H 92
  1. County Number: 783
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 34 x 43
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 34
  10. Condition: Fair
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 784 Section on Line I-K 93
  1. County Number: 784
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 35 x 43
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 35
  10. Condition: Poor
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 785 Section in Line L-M 94
  1. County Number: 785
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, Section looking toward court
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 24 x 29
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 36
  10. Condition: Poor
  Map-caseFolderItem
 786 Section on line N-O 6-1095

blueprint

  1. County Number: 786
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse blueprint, Section looking toward tower
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Cyanotype
  6. Size: 17 1/2 x 29
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897 Co. Eng. (on original)
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson (on original)
  9. Architect's No.: 37
  10. Condition: Fair
  Map-caseFolderItem
 787 Section on line P-Q 6-396
  1. County Number: 787
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse blueprint, Section south looking west
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: 29 x 40
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897 Co. Eng. (on original)
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson (on original)
  9. Architect's No.: 38
  10. Condition: Fair
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 788 Section on line R-S Tabletop224
  1. County Number: 788
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, Section southwest looking south
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 43 x 50
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 39
  10. Condition: Poor, (large stains), not encapsulated
  OversizeFolderItem
 789 Section Through SE Pavilion on line T-U Tabletop225
  1. County Number: 789
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, section looking south
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red ink, color wash
  6. Size: 42 x 58
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Eng.
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 40
  10. Condition: Poor (large stain), not encapsulated
  Map-caseFolderItem
 790 Section on line V-W 6-397
  1. County Number: 790
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, Section looking north
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 29 x 40 1/2
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 41
  10. Condition: Fair
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 792 Detail of Pavilion 98
  1. County Number: 792
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black composite print with red & blue wash
  6. Size: 40 x ?
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 43
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 793 Interior Elevation of Pavilion Windows & Detail 99
  1. County Number: 793
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 47 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 44
  10. Condition: Poor, (stain on back, possibly mold)
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 794 Wrought Iron Gates 910
  1. County Number: 794
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing, wrought iron gates at Delivery Entrance & Ross St. Entrance Court House
  4. Scale: 3/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 32 x 39
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 45
  10. Condition: Fair, (stains, possibly from mold)
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 795 Wooden Mantels and Iron Book-Racks 911
  1. County Number: 795
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 30 1/2 x 40 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 46
  10. Condition: Fair, (stains)
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 796 Corner Staircase 101
  1. County Number: 796
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 3/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 30 x 41 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 47
  10. Condition: Poor, (stains)
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 797 Ross Street Entrance, Wainscot 102
  1. County Number: 797
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 26 1/2 x 42 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 48
  10. Condition: Poor, (stains)
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 798 Framing of Roof 103
  1. County Number: 798
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue dimensions
  6. Size: 33 1/2 x 43
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 49
  10. Condition: Fair
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 799 Roof Framing, Section Through Roof 104
  1. County Number: 799
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 29 x 40
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 50
  10. Condition: Fair
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 800 Details -- Detail of Brownstone Nosing of Gallery 105
  1. County Number: 800
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 27 x 42
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 51
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 801 Plan and Sections of Tunnel Under Ross Street 106
  1. County Number: 801
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 26 x 29
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897 County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 52
  10. Condition: Fair
  FolderItem
 802 Item 3 as modified -- Slate Base to Marble Wainscot 107
  1. County Number: 802
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 15 1/2 x 29
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 53
  10. Condition: Good
  FolderItem
 803 Grand Staircase -- First Floor Plan 108
  1. County Number: 803
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 48 x 33
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
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 804 Grand Staircase 111
  1. County Number: 804
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red ink, color wash, pencil
  6. Size: 35 x 52
  7. Stamped: Recd., Aug. 21, 1886
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 140A
  10. Condition: Good
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 805 Grand Staircase 112
  1. County Number: 805
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 38 x 41 1/2
  7. Stamped: Rcd., August 21, 1886
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 141
  10. Condition: Good
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 806 Grand Staircase 113
  1. County Number: 806
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red ink, color wash, pencil
  6. Size: 32 x 43 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 142
  10. Condition: Good
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 807 Grand Staircase 114
  1. County Number: 807
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red ink, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 46
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 143
  10. Condition: Good
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 808 Grand Staircase 115
  1. County Number: 808
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: black ink on linen, red ink, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 44
  7. Stamped: Recd. August
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 144A
  10. Condition: Good
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 809 Grand Staircase 116
  1. County Number: 809
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red ink, color wash
  6. Size: 31 x 51
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 145A
  10. Condition: Good
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 810 Courthouse -- Framing of Roof 117
  1. County Number: 810
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue ink
  6. Size: 22 1/2 x 40 1/2
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 45B
  10. Condition: Poor
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 811 Roof Framing and Trusses 118
  1. County Number: 811
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 28 x 40
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 46B
  10. Condition: Fair
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 812 Sections of Roof for New Courthouse Turret 121
  1. County Number: 812
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 23 x 29
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 813 Sections of Courthouse Roof - Turrets 122
  1. County Number: 813
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 25 1/2 x 29
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 814 Courthouse Roof - Trusses 123
  1. County Number: 814
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/2"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 30 x 44
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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 815 Plan of Foundation Alteration No. 4 124
  1. County Number: 815
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 48
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 83C
  10. Condition: Poor
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 816 Block Plan and Retaining Walls of Courthouse 125
  1. County Number: 816
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue and red ink, color wash
  6. Size: 36 x 55
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Approved Jan. 19, 1886, F.E. Alden
  9. Architect's No.: 82
  10. Condition: Poor
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 3985 Alteration No. 4, Item V 126
  1. County Number: 3985
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 15 1/8 x 22 1/4
  7. Stamped: March 2, 1897, County Engineer
  8. Signed: Approved Jan. 19, 1886, F.E. Alden
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good, (holes in bottom right corner)
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 4648 Jail Longitudinal 127
  1. County Number: 4648
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, section
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 34 x 21 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 10
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4649 Sections and corners of blgds. (interior and exterior) 131
  1. County Number: 4649
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 35 x 24 3/4
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 11
  10. Condition: Poor, (torn corner)
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 4650 Alterations #6 Sections A-B, C-D, G-H, L-M, N-O received April 13, 1885, by C.D. 132
  1. County Number: 4650
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Paper print with color added
  6. Size: 34 x 21 3/4
  7. Stamped: Office of H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh, PA.
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 45
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4651 Trusses - roof & roof of bridge tower and of guard room 133
  1. County Number: 4651
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, trusses of Guard Room roof
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 30 x 23
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 85
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4652 Trusses Rec'd Jan. 4, 1886 by Chas. Davis 134
  1. County Number: 4652
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, trusses at bridge tower roof
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 30 x 23
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4653 Bridge over Ross Street 135
  1. County Number: 4653
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/4"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, color wash
  6. Size: 38 x 23
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 100C
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4654 Arches in Jail Wall over Railroad Tunnel, Alteration No. 5 136
  1. County Number: 4654
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing, Alteration #5
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 35 x 22
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 4655 Elevation & Plans of Jail Yard and Wall, etc. 137
  1. County Number: 4655
  2. Architect: Not Available
  3. Description: Jail working drawing; probably not a Richardson drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 35 x 24
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Good
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 4657 Interior Finish in Administration Building 138
  1. County Number: 4657
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing. Mantels & Doors in Jailor's Office & Apartments & Hospital.
  4. Scale: 1 1/2" = 1' 0"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 35 x 23
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: H.H. Richardson
  9. Architect's No.: 78
  10. Condition: Good
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 5642 Elevation of Windows 6-4141
  1. County Number: 5642
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse shop drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, blue & red ink
  6. Size: 28 1/2 x 35 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: L.M. Morris, Norcross Brothers, Pittsburgh, August 4, 1886
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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 5643 Elevations of Windows 142
  1. County Number: 5643
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse shop drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red & blue ink
  6. Size: 28 1/2 x 36 1/2
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: L.M. Morris, Norcross Brothers, Pittsburgh, August 4, 1886
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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 5644 Elevations of Windows 143
  1. County Number: 5644
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse shop drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 28 3/4 x 35 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: L.M. Morris, Norcross Brothers, Pittsburgh, August 4, 1886
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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 5645 Elevations of Windows 144
  1. County Number: 5645
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Courthouse shop drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 30 1/4 x 35 1/4
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: L.M. Morris, Norcross Brothers, Pittsburgh, August 4, 1886
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor, (tears on edges, "Sec. C" written on back is bleeding through)
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 7100 Plan of Hot Air Ducts in Basement 145
  1. County Number: 7100
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 23 3/4 x 13
  7. Stamped: received January 5, 1885 by Chas Davis
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 38C
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7101 Alterations of Sections C-D, E-F, G-H 146
  1. County Number: 7101
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen, red dimensions
  6. Size: 16 3/4 x 22 1/2
  7. Stamped: received January 5, 1885 Chas Davis
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 39C
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7102 Alteration of Front Elevation 147
  1. County Number: 7102
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 19 1/4 x 15 1/2
  7. Stamped: received January 5, 1885 Chas. Davis
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 40C
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7103 Framing Plan of Boiler Room 148
  1. County Number: 7103
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 18 1/2 x 16 1/2
  7. Stamped: received January 5, 1885 Chas. Davis
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 43G
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7104 Alteration of Section A-B 151
  1. County Number: 7104
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail working drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 21 3/4 x 12 1/4
  7. Stamped: received January 5, 1885 by Chas Davis
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 44C
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7109 Corner Gutter for Jail 152
  1. County Number: 7109
  2. Architect: H.H. Richardson
  3. Description: Jail shop drawing, Alteration #8. Freehand drawing - perhaps by Richardson
  4. Scale: full scale
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 20 1/2 x 18
  7. Stamped: received October 15, 1885
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 7110 Plan -- Electric Light Plant for Courthouse & Jail 2/20/1888 153
  1. County Number: 7110
  2. Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge
  3. Description: Courthouse & Jail shop drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: Black ink on linen
  6. Size: 25 x 18
  7. Stamped: U.S. Electric Light Co. New York, 2/13/1888, L.H.
  8. Signed: R.E. Mercer, Geo. Y. McKee, Daniel McWilliams
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair

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Series  III. Alterations and Additions to Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes blueprints used by other architects to make additions or alterations to Richardson's courthouse and jail after it was erected. Included are plans by Frederick Osterling; Frank E. Alden and Alfred Harlow; construction engineer Charles Good; and General Foreman of Mechanics for Allegheny County, I.A. Lawrence.

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Alterations to Jail & Mech. Equip., 1919 6237
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: Alden & Harlow
  3. Description: later jail modifications
  4. Scale: 1/8"
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: 30 x 42
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: 3
  10. Condition: Fair
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 CH A-1 First Floor, 1939 238
  1. County Number: CH A-1
  2. Architect: I.A. Lawrence, Gen'l Foreman of Mechanics, Allegheny County
  3. Description: remodeling drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: reduced photostat
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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 CH A-2 Second Floor, 1939 239
  1. County Number: CH A-2
  2. Architect: I.A. Lawrence, Gen'l Foreman of Mechanics, Allegheny County
  3. Description: remodeling drawing
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: reduced photostat
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Fair
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Alterations & Additions to Jail 241-2
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: Osterling
  3. Description: structural framing plans & details
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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Alterations & Additions to Jail 243
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: Osterling
  3. Description: basement heating & ventilating
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Poor
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Roof Plan of New Eaves, 1948 244
  1. County Number: Not Available
  2. Architect: Charles Good, Cons't Eng.
  3. Description: Jail renovation plan
  4. Scale: Not Available
  5. Media: blueprint
  6. Size: Not Available
  7. Stamped: Not Available
  8. Signed: Not Available
  9. Architect's No.: Not Available
  10. Condition: Excellent

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