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Pond and Pond Collection

A work made of correspondence, albums, and black and white photographic prints..

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  • A work made of correspondence, albums, and black and white photographic prints..




Irving Kane Pond (1857-1939)
Allen Bartlit Pond (1858-1929)

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Practicing in the Arts and Crafts idiom, brothers Irving Kane Pond and Allen Bartlit Pond opened their Chicago architectural office in 1895. Drawn to social reform, they are best known for their ongoing association with Jane Addams’ Hull House organization in Chicago, where they contributed numerous buildings over more than a decade. Irving Pond was also a nationally recognized essayist and critic, most notably for his book The Meaning of Architecture (1918). This collection was created from various sources and includes a small group of Pond and Pond papers, a portrait of Irving K. Pond, and four photographic albums documenting the brothers’ architectural careers.

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Irving Kane Pond (Architect)


Pond and Pond Collection


Made 1895–1938


Correspondence, albums, and black and white photographic prints.


1 oversize portfolio, 2 rolled tubes, and flatfile materials: H.: 45.8 cm (18 in.)

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Gift of Irving K. Pond, n.d.; Pond and Pond, n.d.; Phillip Miller, 2009; unknown.

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