Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Gray, George Herbert, 1874-1945
Title: Additional architectural drawings, 1908-1928
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: 1 ovsz. box + 4 ovsz. folders
Location Number: Mss. AR G779a
Scope and Content Note
Collection includes Gray’s architectural drawings created while working at Louisville-based architectural firms Gray & Hawes, Gray & Wischmeyer and as under his own name both in Louisville as well as in New Haven, Connecticut. A collaboration with a Lawrence (first name unknown) is seen in one residential plan (Rye, NY; home of Col. Jason Joy). Another collaboration is with Gray’s (assumed) brother Albert Morton Gray on the Forbes Hawkes, M. D. project. Types of architectural drawings include blueprints, drafting linen (waxed and heavy paper) sets, and pencil on trace paper for projects ranging from: residential, ecclesiastical, mixed use (residential and commercial), medical, and educational. A small amount of landscape drawings are also included in this collection. To see the project index, please click here.
George H. Gray (1874-1945), an architect in Louisville during the early 20th century, studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He settled in the Louisville area as a draftsman in 1906 and married Mary Belknap in 1909. Over the next decade, he practiced under several firm names, including Gray & Hawes and Gray & Wischmeyer as well as under his own name. He designed a number of noted residences and churches while in the state, as well as various other buildings. With the start of World War I, Gray joined the U.S. Engineering Corps and served in France through the end of the war, ascending to the rank of Major. Upon return to the United States, he established residence in New Haven, Connecticut where he again practiced architecture until retirement in 1942.
Folder List – click here for Project Index List
Box 1: Rolled Drawings
Roll 1: Parish House for the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, no date. Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Roll 2: Garden Cottage for Mrs. Fritzi Scheff Fox, 1911. Big Stone Gap, VA.
Roll 3: Residence of Mr. C. B. Robinson, Jr., 1916, 1917. Blakenbaker Station, Upper River Road, Louisville, KY.
Roll 4: Colored Mission and Instructional School, 1911. Hancock Street between Green and Jefferson, Louisville, KY.
Roll 5: Residence of Mr. Dan L. Schlegel, 1914. 2067 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY.
Roll 6: Apartment Building for the Breckenridge Reality Co., 1910. Second and Breckenridge Street, Louisville, KY.
Roll 7: Residence of Mrs. Fritzi Scheff Fox, 1911. Big Stone Gap, VA.
Roll 8: Residence of Dr. Ellis S. Allen, 1915. Ransdell Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Roll 9: Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, 1909. Corner of 4th and Oak, Louisville, KY.
Roll 10: Residence, Stables and Additions to Forbes Hawkes, M.D., 1909, 1911, 1913-14, 1916. Port Washington, Long Island, NY.
Roll 11: Competition for the Remodeling of a New York City Tenement Under the Auspices of the Joint Legislative Committee on Housing and the Reconstruction of the State of New York, no date. New York, NY.
Roll 12: Residence of Mr. John Hayes, no date. Blakenbaker Station, Louisville, KY.
Roll 13: Library for the Lincoln Institute, 1916. Simpsonville, KY.
Folder 2: Residential Drawings
Roll 14: Unnamed Residence, 1914. Unknown.
Roll 15: Residence of Col. Jason Joy, 1924. Rye, NY.
Roll 16: Apartments & Offices for Dr. Leo Bloch, 1912. 6th and Ormsby, Louisville, KY.
Roll 17: Residence of Mrs. M.E. Dudley, no date. Cherokee Drive, Louisville, KY.
Roll 18: Residence of Mr. George H. Gray, 1917. Cherokee Parkway, Louisville, KY.
Roll 19: Residence of Mrs. B.A. Overbacker, 1917. Sherwood Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Roll 20: Residence of Mrs. L. L. Thompson, 1916. 2219 Napoleon Blvd., Louisville, KY.
Roll 21: Residence of Mrs. Richard H. Baker, 1917. Glenmary Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Roll 22: Residence of Dr. Leo Bloch, 1916. 6th and Ormsby, Louisville, KY.
Roll 23: Residence of Dr. Ellis S. Allen, 1917. Ransdell Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Roll 24: Residence of J. Morton Morris, no date. Louisville, KY.
Roll 25: Residence of Mr. L. C. Humphrey, 1916. Douglass Blvd and Ellerbe Ave., Louisville, KY.
Roll 26: Residence of Mr. N. B. Danforth, 1916. Gilpin Avenue and Broome Street, Wilmington, DE.
Roll 27: Unknown Client, 1921. Unknown.
Roll 28: Apartment Building for Mr. Harry Bridges, 1909. 1221 Garvin Place, Louisville, KY.
Roll 29: Garden Plan for Mrs. Charles W. Allen – Preliminary Study, 1916. Glenview, Louisville, KY.
Folder 3: Drawings for the Proposed New City Hospital
Roll 30: Proposed New City Hospital, 1908. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY.
Folder 4: Non-residential Drawings (Ecclesiastical, Commercial, and Educational drawings that are not related to Berea)
Roll 31: Bethlehem Evangelical Church, no date. 6th and Hill Sts., Louisville, KY.
Roll 32: Church of Our Merciful Savior, no date. Louisville, KY.
Roll 33: Christ Church, 1917. Bowling Green, KY.
Roll 34: Highland Office of the Louisville Home Telephone Company, 1916. Bardstown Road and Rosewood Ave., Louisville, KY.
Roll 35: Unnamed church, 1910. Unknown.
Roll 36: Evangelical Church – Preliminary Study, 1915. Unknown.
Roll 37: Unnamed church sketch, no date. Unknown.
Roll 38: Dining Hall for Oneida College, no date. Oneida, KY.
Roll 39: Flag Staff for William R. Belknap School, 1916. Sils Avenue, Louisville, KY.
Folder 5: Berea College Drawings
Roll 40: Vincent Goldwait Memorial Agricultural Hall, 1928. Berea College, Berea, KY.
Roll 41: Duplex House for Berea College, 1928. Big Hill Pike, Berea, KY.
Roll 42: Unknown and Unfinished Berea Drawings, no date. Berea, KY.
Roll 43: Gymnasium for Berea College, 1926-1928. Charles Ward Seabury Gymnasium, Berea, KY.
Allen, Mrs. Charles W. – Homes and haunts
Allen, Dr. Ellis S. – Homes and haunts
Architects – Kentucky – Louisville
Architecture – Designs and plans
Architecture, Domestic – Kentucky – Louisville
Architecture – Kentucky
Baker, Richard H. – Homes and haunts
Bardstown Road (Louisville, Ky.)
Bethlehem Evangelical Church (Louisville, Ky.)
Blakenbaker Station (Louisville, Ky.)
Bloch, Dr. Leo – Homes and haunts
Blueprints – Kentucky – Louisville
Breckenridge Reality Company (Louisville, Ky.)
Bridge, Harry – Homes and haunts
Chestnut Street (Louisville, Ky.)
Christ Church (Bowling Green, Ky.)
Church buildings – Kentucky
Church of Our Merciful Savior (Louisville, Ky.)
Colored Mission and Instructional School (Louisville, Ky.)
Commercial buildings – Kentucky – Louisville
Dudley, Mrs. M. E. – Homes and haunts
Eastern Parkway (Louisville, Ky.)
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.)
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church (Louisville, Ky.)
Fox, Mrs. Fritzi Scheff – Homes and haunts
Glenmary Avenue (Louisville, Ky.)
Glenview (Louisville, Ky.)
Gray, George Herbert, 1874-1945 – Homes and haunts
Hancock Street (Louisville, Ky.)
Hawes, Henry F.
Hayes, John – Homes and haunts
Highlands (Louisville, Ky.)
Hospital architecture – Kentucky – Louisville
Humphrey, L. C. – Homes and haunts
Library buildings – Kentucky – Simpsonville
Louisville (Ky.) – Buildings, structures, etc.
Louisville Home Telephone Company (Louisville, Ky.)
Morris, Morton J. – Homes and haunts
Old Louisville (Louisville, Ky.)
Oneida Baptist Institute (Oneida, Ky.)
Overbacker, Mrs. B. A. – Homes and haunts
Ransdell Avenue (Louisville, Ky.)
Religious architecture – Kentucky – Louisville
River Road (Louisville, Ky.)
Robinson, Charles Bonnycastle Jr. – Homes and haunts
School buildings – Kentucky
Sherwood Avenue (Louisville, Ky.)
Schlegel, Dan L. – Homes and haunts
Sils Avenue (Louisville, Ky.)
Thompson, Mrs. L. L. – Homes and haunts
William R. Belknap School (Louisville, Ky.)