1887 Pair of Ink Drawings: NY NH & HRR Midland Division Passenger Station Designed By George Keller the Original Design, Noted in Manuscript as Burned Feb. 22, 1914
(Americana - 20th Century - Architecture - NY NH & HRR Railroad - Hartford Connecticut)

Hartford, Connecticut: Not Published, 1887. F Two sheets, numbered 1 & 2, of two only. Identified on both as the NY NH. & HRR Midland Division Passenger Station Hartford Conn. scales of 1" = 60' or 1" = 100.' Dated Jany 1887 on both; with a pencil notation "Original - This Station Burned Feb. 22, 1914." Black ink drawings, initialed as done by "W.G.R." Approx. 8 " x 12 " overall size. Accomplished in black ink on limp polished architectural cloth vellum, precisely and cleanly rendered. Sheet No. 1 with the Site Plan on Union Place between Asylum and Church Sts. and the Main Floor of the building, including measurements, room identifiers. With detailed "Notes" below, giving room use, type of construction materials, for example: "...Restaurant has hardwood floor, balance of first story has cement floor. Two dumbwaiters connect lunch room to kitchen on second floor..." Sheet No. 2 with track elevation, Asylum St. elevation & 2 other sections, also with notes regarding the exterior finishes used, roofing: "...covered with slate finished with terra cotta ridging and finials...canopies are supported on ornamental wrought iron brackets..." George Keller (1842 - 1935) American architect and engineer designed the structure, built by Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge in 1889. The building burned and was refurbished and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. A red ink-lines in aspects of the drawings; a little wear & soiling to the edges, old mounting pin-holes at corner tips; overall, in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24873)


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