Architecture Collections

Architecture Collections

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. The Manuscript Database provides subject-level descriptions to content from each architectural collection. Finding Aids describe our larger collections and often link to a project inventory, which contains a detailed description of each project within the collection. 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.

This collection continues to grow, so check back regularly for updates. For research questions, please email gro.l1627309381aciro1627309381tsihn1627309381oslif1627309381@hcra1627309381eser1627309381.


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.


Arthur Raymond Smith. Photograph collection, 1910-1930.

Engineers & Architects Club of Louisville. Records, 1891-1984.

Engineers & Architects Club of Louisville. Additional Records, 1961-2012.

George Herbert Gray, 1874-1945. Photograph collection, ca. 1910-1930.

Louisville Landmarks Commission. Records, 1973-1978. 

Plato Family. Papers, 1924-1967.

Samuel Plato. Photograph collection, 1880s-1959.

Stratton Owen Hammon (1904-1997). Papers, 1929-1996.

William Strudwick Arrasmith (1898-1965). Papers, 1931-2000. 

Anne Bruce Haldeman (1903-1993) Papers, ca. 1928-1993

Anne Bruce Haldeman Working Library List

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