Armstrong, Furst & Tilton Records, ca.1927-1955

Collection Number: 2243

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Armstrong, Furst & Tilton records, ca.1927-1955, 1927-1950 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2243
Creator:
Armstrong, Furst & Tilton, Architects (Chicago, Ill.)
Quantity:
130 items.
Forms of Material:
Blueprints, drawings, photographs, and printed material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Material of this firm and its successor, Furst & Tilton (after 1950) of Chicago, Illinois. Many items relate to the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary at Evanston, Illinois; others pertain to churches, mainly in Wisconsin and Illinois; also schools, public buildings, business establishments and residences.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Blueprints, drawings, photographs, pamphlets, and printed material of this firm and its successor, Furst & Tilton (after 1950) of Chicago, Illinois. Many items relate to the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary at Evanston, Illinois; others pertain to churches, mainly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cities in Illinois; also schools, public buildings, business establishments and residences.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Armstrong, Furst & Tilton, Architects (Chicago, Ill.)
Furst & Tilton, Architects (Chicago, Ill.)
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.

Subjects:
Architecture--Illinois--Evanston.
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago.
Architecture--Wisconsin--Milwaukee.
Architects.

Form and Genre Terms:
Blueprints.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Armstrong, Furst & Tilton records, #2243. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Plan of Western Theological Seminary.
Box 2 Folder 8
Drawing: Preliminary study of library, Western Theological Seminary.
1927
Drawing: Library School and Chapel from Sheridan Road
Undated
Drawing: Preliminary Sketch, Interior of Chapel.
Mapcase Folder 1
Drawing: N. & E. Elevations: WT Seminary.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: WT Seminary, West and North Elevation.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: W. & E. Elevation, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: E. & S. Elevation, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: Basement Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: First Floor Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: Second Floor Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: Third Floor and Roof, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Dormitory Group: First Floor Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Bronze Memorial, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Sketch Plan.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Bronze Memorial Tablet, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Dormitory Group, N. & W. Elevation, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Chapel and Tower, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Church.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: W. & E. Elevation, Dormitory Group, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: S. & E. Elevation, Dormitory Group.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Main Floor Plan, Chapel, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Chapel and Tower, Haven Street.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Dormitory Group, Basement Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Details of Church - Inscription in Tower Wall, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Dormitory Group, First Floor Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Dormitory Group, Second Floor Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Dormitory Group, Third Floor Plan, WTS.
Drawing: Ground Floor Plan, Revised, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Proposed Inscription on Wall.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Elevations, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Haven Street Elevations, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Sketch Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Sketch Plan, WTS, Alternate Scheme.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Sketch Plan, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: South Wall of Chapel, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Details of Reredos and Altar for Chapel, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Chapel Altar and Choir, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Reredos for Chapel, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Drawing: Preliminary Detail of Chancel Woodwork, WTS.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Front View of Altar End of Chapel, WTS.
Box 1 Folder 10
Magazine Picture: Seabury Western Seminary Tower.
Mapcase Folder ?
Photo: Seabury Western Seminary Cathedral.
Box 1 Folder 10
Photograph: Entrance to Refectory, Seabury Western Theological Seminary. (same as WTS)
Box 1 Folder 10
Photo of Sketch: Interior of Chapel, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.
Series II. Various Midwestern Churches
Mapcase Folder ?
Drawing: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church.
Box 2 Folder 7
Photos of Drawings: First Congregational Church, Kewanee, Illinois
Mapcase Folder 1
Photo of Drawing: Saint Mark's Church and Parish House, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 3
Christmas Card: Trinity Church, Reno, Nevada
Box 1 Folder 3
Photos of Sketches: Trinity Church, Reno, Nevada.
1944
Box 2 Folder 2
Photo of Sketch: Trinity Church, Reno, Nevada, Lady Chapel and Tower.
Box 2 Folder 2
Negative photographs and photographs of Sketch: Trinity Church, Reno, Nevada
1944-1945
Box 1 Folder 8
War Post Card: War Shrine, Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal), Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Box 1 Folder 8
Photo: Interior of Mortuary Chapel at Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Box 1 Folder 8
Photo: Front View, Mortuary Chapel at Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Box 1 Folder 5
Photograph: Glenview, Congregational, Interior.
Box 2 Folder 3
Photographs of exterior: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 4
Photographs of exterior: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, La Grange, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 4
Pamphlet: Emmanuel Church, La Grange, Ill.
1938
Gives history of church. Tilton chosen, 1924, as architect. Completed 1926. See also #2259.
Box 2 Folder 2
Photos of Drawings: Emmanuel Church, La Grange, Ill.
Box 2 Folder 4
Drawings: Cross
Box 1 Folder 1
Photo of Drawing: Capitol Drive Church, Milwaukee, WTS.
Box 1 Folder 1
Photos of Drawings: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
1955
Box 1 Folder 1
Photo of Sketch: Details of Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 30, 1945
Box 1 Folder 1
Two Photos of Sketch: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undated
Box 1 Folder 1
Leaflet: Lenten Invitation, Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undated
Box 1 Folder 1
Photo of Sketch: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1945
Box 1 Folder 1
Photo of Sketch: Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Magazine: Capitol Drive Chronicle
1954-1956
Vol. 22, No. 11-12; Vol. 24, No. 12
Box 2 Folder 1
Blueprint: Interior Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Box 2 Folder 1
Blueprint: Elevated View Capitol Drive Lutheran, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Box 2 Folder 7
Negative: St. Christopher's Parish, Oak Park, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 9
Photo of Sketch: St. Mark's Glen Ellyn.
Box 1 Folder 5
Photo of Sketch: Glenview Community Church.
Box 2 Folder 1
Newspaper Supplement: "To the Glory of God", Capitol Drive Lutheran Church.
Box 1 Folder 4
Photograph: Altar and Reredos, Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Box 2 Folder 7
Photo of Sketch: Cathedral Shelter, Chicago.
Box 2 Folder 7
Photo of Sketch: St. Christopher's Parish, Oak Park, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 10
Magazine Front Page: "The Diocese of Chicago", Preliminary Sketch of Anderson Chapel.
Box 1 Folder 10
Magazine Article: "The Diocese of Chicago" on completion of seminary buildings.
Box 2 Folder 7
Negative Photos of Sketch and Pos. Photo: St. Christopher's Parish, Guild Hall and Addition, Oak Park, Ill.
Series III. Non-Church Buildings (15 items)
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Survey of Plot of Land, Evanston.
Mapcase Folder 3
Blueprint: Survey of Plot of Land, Evanston.
Box 2 Folder 5
Photo of Drawing: Highland Park High Gymnasium and Cafeteria.
Box 2 Folder 6
Drawing: Gymnasium for the School of Education, University of Chicago.
1926
Mapcase Folder ?
Photo of Sketch: North School, Glencoe, Ill. 1955
Box 2 Folder 5
Photos of Drawing: North School at Glencoe, Ill.
1951
Box 1 Folder 6
Photograph: Inside of Addition to Diamond T. Motor Car Co.
Box 1 Folder 8
Christmas Card: Everett Residence, Hinsdale, Ill.
Box 2 Folder 6
Photograph: Everett Residence, Hinsdale, Ill.
Box 1 Folder 6
Photograph: Addition to Diamond T. Motor Car Co.
1940
Box 1 Folder 7
Photo of Sketch: Village Hall and Public Safety Building, Glencoe, Ill.
Box 2 Folder 5
Photo of Sketch: John Archibald Armstrong, Architect, Winter Park, Florida house.
Box 1 Folder 7
Photo of Sketch: Lincolnwood School at Evanston, Illinois
1950
Mapcase Folder 2
Blueprints and drawings of Elmira College
Series IV. Ithaca Area Items
Box 2 Folder 5
Drawing: Diagram of the Gauntlett Memorial Window, St. John's Church at Ithaca, New York
Undated
Box 2 Folder 5
Photos of Sketch: Proposed Congregational Church, Ithaca, New York. Not built
March 5, 1952
Two are 14" x 9" and one is 8" x 5".
E. Miscellanea - Unidentified, etc.
Mapcase Folder ?
Photo of Sketch: Auditorium.
Mapcase Folder ?
Photo of Sketch: Auditorium, Wilmette.
Box 1 Folder 8
Sketch Print: Triptych in Chapel, St. Paul's Church, New Haven, Conn., American Architect.
Box 2 Folder 5
Drawing: Detail on Cross, Pauline Hartford Memorial Chapel.
Box 2 Folder 5
Photo of Sketch: Ceiling and Balcony, Aud. O.P & R.F.H.S.
Box 2 Folder 5
Photo of Sketch: Stage from Balcony, Aud. O.P. & R.F.H.S.
Box 1 Folder 8
Photo of Sketch: Aud. of O.P. & R.F.H.S.
Box 1 Folder 10
Photograph: Scaffolding about steeple of Church.
Box 1 Folder 10
Photographs: Two churches
Mapcase Folder ?
Drawing: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge.
Mapcase Folder ?
Drawing: Recreation Center.
Box 2 Folder 6
Drawing: War Memorial or Civic Building.

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Paper: Brief History of St. John's Church - Ithaca, N.Y., 1822-1955, A.G. Whitcomb. See Acc. #2308.
Catalogue: "Ecclesiastical Appointments of Distinction." Morhouse-Gorham Co., Chicago, Ill. For Pamphlet Collection.