Representing more than fifty unique architectural firms, architects, landscape architects, and/or projects, The Filson’s architectural holdings illustrate Ohio River Valley’s built environment from the mid-19th century through present day. Project types vary from residential to commercial, industrial design and landscape, as well as educational, cemetery and park design, railroad, and religious—to name only a few.
The architectural collections can be searched through various portals both online and in-house. See below for a listing of collections; each entry is linked to a finding aid or catalog record that provides more details about the collection.
If you have a research question pertaining to architectural records, please contact Johna Picco, Associate Curator of Special Collections.
This collection continues to grow, so check back regularly for updates.
Anne Bruce Haldeman (1903-1993). Landscape design records, 1929-1986.
Anonymous. Architectural drawings, n.d.
D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects records, 1854-1949.
D.X. Murphy & Brothers hospital facilities collection, 1912-1945.
Edd R. Gregg, 1897-1961. Architectural drawings, 1939-1956.
Engineers and Architects Club of Louisville. Mechanical and architectural bridge drawings, 1890-1919.
Ephraim McDowell House. Architecture restoration drawings, 1936.
Falls City Brewing Co. (Louisville, Ky.) Electrical wiring diagram, 8 March 1948.
George Herbert Gray (1874-1945). Architectural drawings, 1905-1919.
George Herbert Gray (1874-1945). Additional architectural drawings, 1908-1928.
Grace Lutheran Church, 1891 - ca.1988. Architectural drawings, 1938, 1988, 1990, n.d.
Herbert E. Redman (1896-1979). Architectural drawings, 1926-1968.
James Rees & Sons Company. Architectural plans, 1910-1914.
John Andrewartha (1839-1916). Architectural elevation drawing, ca. 1867.
Louis & Henry Group. Architectural drawings, 1981.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (Louisville, Ky.). Architectural plans, 1879-1961.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company (Louisville, Ky.). Additional architectural plans, 1879-1922.
Milton T. Shaw (1924-2010). Mechanical & architectural drawings, 1965-1983.
Olmsted Brothers, 1898-1980. Landscape architecture drawings, 1927. 4 items.
Mary Louise Speed (1891-1971). Landscape architecture drawings, 1931-1964.
Stewarts Dry Goods Building. Architecture drawings, no date.
Stratton O. Hammon. Architectural drawings, 1929-1996.
Townsend and Fleming. Architectural drawings, 1 July 1912.
William G. O’Toole (1898-1956). Architectural drawings, 1909-1956.
Woodruff Farm. Architectural Drawings, 1918-1919.