Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Design ideas, from the Cleveland Public Library collections

While evaluating the resources available to me at the library this afternoon, I came across some interesting drawings and blueprints. The following are a selection, from the Schweinfurth house:
kitchen pantry;
window and door details;
more window and door details;

Also, a photograph of the library.

This residence was built in the 1890s. The blueprints and drawings (more are available) provide a detailed document of the construction of a high-end house of the period.


Jason said...

I'm glad I decided to go back and read your posts from the beginning, because that library photo is killer. Any way I could convince the Cleveland Public Library to make me an 11x14 print?

Christopher Busta-Peck said...


Getting a copy shouldn't be a problem. Given the age of the image, it should be in the public domain. While it's outside my subject area (I'm a children's librarian at one of the branches), I can refer you to the prints and photographs collection, where the original is held. Their phone number is 216-623-2871.