About this artwork
Educated at Yale, Harvard, and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, after graduation, Knight C. Cowles worked in the Chicago office of Holabird & Root from 1925 to 1928. After 1928, Cowles opened the office of Cowels and Colean, designing projects in Illinois and the Midwest. This collection is comprised of a portfolio of black and white photographs of Cowles’ architectural designs for a restaurant in Chicago, a laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, a residence in Lake Forest, Illinois, and residences in Louisville and Glenview, Kentucky.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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- AIC Archives
- Knight Cheney Cowles Album
- c. 1929–1931
- Mounted black and white photographic prints in a leather-bound portfolio.
- 1 oversize portfolio: H.: 7.7 cm (3 in.)
- Gift of Knight Cheney Cowles, n.d.