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Edgar Newman Papers

A work made of printed papers, correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white and color photographic prints..

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  • A work made of printed papers, correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white and color photographic prints..

Date:

1863-1977 (bulk 1863-1977)

Artist:

Adler and Sullivan
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

About this artwork

Architect Edgar Melchior Newman was born in 1863 in Indiana, where his father owned a furniture factory. In his 20s he began his architectural profession in Chicago with the Firm of Adler and Sullivan, where he worked on the Auditorium Theater and worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright. Newman is often associated with the Prairie School and Arts and Crafts schools of architecture and, accordingly, a substantial amount of his work were residential projects in the Craftsman bungalow style. In 1892 he established his own architecture firm in Chicago. One of his first projects was the Kranz Candy Store on State Street. While he was most known for his residential work in the northern suburbs of Chicago, he also worked on non-residential projects such as the Auditorium Building and Theater, Immaculate Conception School, and the Chinese Government buildings at the World’s Columbian Exposition. This collection includes drawings, photographs, correspondence, genealogical information, and printed materials documenting Newman’s personal life and architectural career.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Adler & Sullivan, Architects (Collaborator)

Title

Edgar Newman Papers

Date

Made 1863–1977

Medium

Printed papers, correspondence, architectural drawings, black and white and color photographic prints.

Dimensions

1 portfolio and flatfile materials: H.: 99.1 cm (39 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Mathews, 2003.

Reference Number

2012.1

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