Graves-Ray House Blueprints and Contracts
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents
The Graves-Ray House Blueprints and Contracts, 2013-81-0, consists of two contracts and 13 blueprints for the building of a garage, an extension of the dining room, and alterations to the house at 153 South Street in Litchfield, CT. Ross & McNeil Architects from New York City were hired by Elbert B. Hamlin in 1915 for the renovations. Ross & McNeil were also the architects who designed the Noyes Memorial Building, the home of the Litchfield Historical Society Museum. The house was built in 1858 by Henry B. Graves. It was sold to Cornelius M. Ray of Morris in 1865. After his death the house passed to his daughter, Clara Belle Ray. The Rays added the mansard roof, south bay, and reworked the verandah. Elizabeth Hamlin bought the property in 1910. After the death of her husband, Elbert B. Hamlin, she sold the house to Florence D. Blake in 1937, who in turn sold it to Helen Lester in 1945. The house was later owned by Thomas F. and Anne Marie McDermott. This item is housed in Oversize Box 19.
- Created: 1915
- Other: Date acquired: 10/05/2014
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Source of Acquisition
Thomas F. McDermott
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Existence and Location of Originals
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