Blueprints and Architectural Drawings: Home of A. J. McConomy, Smoketown High School, Home of Fred S. Pyfer, Garage of H. Roy Eshelman, Home of Harry L. McClure, Prison, M. T. Garvin & Co.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives West 2, Flat Files

Description:  This collection contains blueprints and architectural drawings for buildings in Lancaster City and throughout the county. Many different structures are represented, such as schools, churches, offices, a restaurant, apartments and condominiums. Most plans are for new buildings, while others are for renovations or additions.

Creators:  The blueprints and drawings were created by the architects listed at the item level. There were collected by: Lancaster Historic Preservation Trust (Pa.); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.) and LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.).

Conditions for Access:  Patrons must make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least two weeks prior to visit.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:   Many of the blueprints and architectural drawings in this collection were transferred from the Historic Preservation Trust. Source of some plans is noted at the item level.

Note:  Some folders contain more than one set of plans, so the folder number may appear more than once in the finding aid.

 

Folder 18  Residence for Mr. A. J. McConomy. Wheatland Ave. Lancaster, PA.

Side (West Elevation), Section, Front (South) Elevation, Side (East) Elevation, Cellar Plan, First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot.

 

Folder 18  High School Smoketown Lancaster Co. Penna. East Lampeter Township School District. Melvern R. Evans. Registered Architect.  Lancaster, PA. 20 April 1927.

Upper Part of Auditorium, Upper Part of Stage. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Steel Lintels Over Classroom Windows. Section A-A, Section B-B. Scale 3/4’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 4.

Main Floor Plan. 5 Classrooms, Science Room, Library, Office, 4 Vestibules, Auditorium, Stage, Boys Toilet, Boys Shower, Girls Toilet, Girls Shower. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Elevation of Exit Lights. Detail of Toilet Floor Slabs, Detail of Recessed Slab Boys Toilet Room. Scale: 3/4’’=One Foot. Section 3’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. Sheet No. 3.

Basement Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Section through Heat and Vent Flues. Scale: 1/2’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 2.

 

Folder 18  Residence for Mr. Fred S. Pyfer. College Ave. Lancaster, PA. Melvern R. Evans. Registered Architect. Lancaster, PA. Traced by H.H.A. Series 1011 Number 49. 21 April 1910.

Cellar Plan. Cellar, Laundry Room. Third Floor Plan. Bed Room, Bed Room, Storage Room, Bath Room. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot. 

Photograph of F.S. Pyfer Residence. College Ave. Lancaster, PA.

 

Folder 18   Garage for Mr. H. Roy Eshelman. Melvern R. Evans. Registered Architect. Lancaster, PA. 10 February 1915.

Garage for Mr. H. Roy Eshelman. Plan. Loft Plan. Footing Plan. West Elevation, Front (South) Elevation, Side (East) Elevation, Half Section B-B. Scale: 1/4’’=One Foot.

 

Folder 18  Residence for Mr. Harry L. McClure. West End Ave. & Walnut St. Lancaster, PA. Melvern R. Evans. Registered Architect. Lancaster, PA.

Basement Plan, First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. 8 August 1919.

Basement Plan, First Floor Plan, Second Floor Plan, Third Floor Plan. Scale: 1/8’’=One Foot. Door Schedule. February 1917.

 

Folder 18  Prison. John Evans & Sons. Architects. Lancaster, PA.

Section at A-B. Scale 30 Feet. Note: J Under Ground Gangway. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86.

Section at A-B. Scale 30 Feet. Note: J Under Ground Gangway. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86. (copy)

Prison Plan. Administrator Building, Corridor, Cells, Roofed Passages, Bakery Kitchen, Work Shops, Boilerhouse, Laundry, Smoke & Vent Stack. Scale 30 Feet. October 1885. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86.

Prison Plan. Administrator Building, Corridor, Cells, Roofed Passages, Bakery Kitchen, Work Shops, Boilerhouse, Laundry, Smoke & Vent Stack. October 1885. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86. Scale 30 Feet. (copy)

Prison Plan. Administrator Building, Corridor, Cells, Roofed Passages, Bakery Kitchen, Work Shops, Boilerhouse, Laundry, Smoke & Vent Stack. October 1885. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86. Scale 30 Feet. WITH Section at A-B. Scale 30 Feet. Note: J Under Ground Gangway. Copyright Secured Jan. 19 /86.

Card. Evans. Design for Penitentiaries. John Evans. Lancaster, PA.

Note. Plans to Jail by John Evans & Son 1885. Copyright 1886—Year I was born 1885. MRE. Grandfather. Son. Inside (?) John. Who moved to Chicago and became a noted Architect. Presented to LCHS 11/16/84 by Melvern Evans Jr.

 

Folder 18  Alterations & Additions to Property of M. T. Garvin & Co. E. King. St. Lancaster, PA. Melvern R. Evans. Registered Architect. Lancaster, PA.

First Floor Plan. Storage. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 2 March 1926.

Second Floor Plan. Receiving Room, Concourse Space. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 3. December 1925.

Third Floor Plan. Toilet Room, Mother’s Room, Women, Roof. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 4. January 1926.

Basement Plan. Grocery Stock Room, Boiler Room, Wnd Trimmers Room, Fan Room, Coal Storage. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 1. March 1926.

Fifth Floor Plan. Sixth Floor Plan. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Pencil Markings. Sheet No. 6. March 1926.

First Floor Plan. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Pencil Markings.

Basement Plan. Grocery Stock Room, Boiler Room, Wnd Trimmers Room, Fan Room, Coal Storage. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Sheet No. 1. March 1926. (copy with pencil markings)

Forth Floor Plan. Loft, Roof. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Pencil Markings. Sheet No. 5. March 1926.

Longitudinal Section. Scale 1/8’’=One Foot. Pencil Markings. Sheet No. 10. March 1925.

 

Folder 19  Architectural Drawings. Presented to LCHS 11/16/84 by Melvern Evans Jr.

Drawing by R.A. Neiman. Del. ’86.

West Elevation of Dining Room. Residence of John [I.] Hartman.

M. T. Garvin & Co. H. M. Book 1926. M.R. Evans. Arch. A.I.A.

Reservoir Street Elementary School. M Hitz. M.R. Evans A.I.A. Registered Architect.

Architectural Drawing by M.R. Evans. Archt.