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John Garrett Thorpe & Associates Architectural Archive

A work made of architectural drawings, printed papers, black and white photographs, color photographs, toned photographs, correspondence, photocopies, negatives, maps, cd-roms and computer printouts..

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  • A work made of architectural drawings, printed papers, black and white photographs, color photographs, toned photographs, correspondence, photocopies, negatives, maps, cd-roms and computer printouts..

Date:

1901-2012

Artist:

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)
Henry H. Richardson (1838-1886)
William W. Boyington (1818-1898)

About this artwork

John G. Thorpe AIA (1944–2016) was an architect and historic preservation advocate who provided restoration and preservation design services on 55 buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and 68 by other Prairie School era architects. This collection consists of approximately 3000 drawings and project files representing 33 of the projects designed by Wright (including Wright’s Home and Studio, Unity Temple, and the Heurtley, Coonley and Tomek residences) in addition to 27 projects by the other Prairie School- and Victorian-era architects, such Richardson’s Glessner Residence, W.W. Boyington’s Hegeler Carus Mansion of 1876 and the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Frank Lloyd Wright (Architect)

Title

John Garrett Thorpe & Associates Architectural Archive

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1901–2012

Medium

Architectural drawings, printed papers, black and white photographs, color photographs, toned photographs, correspondence, photocopies, negatives, maps, CD-ROMs and computer printouts.

Dimensions

2 portfolios and flatfile materials: H.: 91.5 cm (36 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas and Kathleen Thorpe, 2017.

Reference Number

2017.1

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

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