Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW! John Lawrence Finding Aid

The Southeastern Architectural Archive recently finalized the processing of the John Lawrence Office Records. The collection consists of architectural drawings representing the following partnerships: John W. Lawrence and Sam T. Hurst (1950-1951); John W. Lawrence and George A. Saunders (1951-1954), Lawrence, Saunders, and Calongne (1954-ca. 1960);  Lawrence and Saunders (ca.1960-1971).

Read more about John Lawrence in the online finding aid here.

If you are unfamiliar with the Southeastern Architectural Archive's holdings, consult its list of "Finding Aids by Collection Name."


Thomas Rosell said...

Do the Singing River Hospital sheets appear as competition or working drawings? The MDAH HRI database has a great photograph of the building when new.

Keli Rylance said...

For Lawrence's work the SEAA primarily has conceptual sketches, not working drawings. For Singing River, that is the case.

Thomas Rosell said...

I also missed that Bill Calongne and Lawrence were in partnership at one time. The collection might contain documents associated with this house in Waveland, MS?

Keli Rylance said...

It's only a small collection of Lawrence drawings. For more work done in conjunction with Bill Calongne, see the Saunders Finding Aid:

My guess is that Calongne would have kept the drawings for his own house and not passed them on to Lawrence or Saunders, but you never know, something could have been misidentified when it came to us.