Potts Collection

Contains elevations, floorplans, sections and details for the Potts Residence (both Joseph D. and William M.) in Wyebrooke, Chester County, Pa. Included are details of the ceilings, cornices, doors and doorways, dormers, entablatures, parquetry floors, friezes, gutters, lintels, mantels, roofs, skyl...

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Contributors: Potts, William McCleery, b. 1856., Smith, William Wikoff., Chandler, T. P. 1807-1886.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: 1877-1905
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Summary: Contains elevations, floorplans, sections and details for the Potts Residence (both Joseph D. and William M.) in Wyebrooke, Chester County, Pa. Included are details of the ceilings, cornices, doors and doorways, dormers, entablatures, parquetry floors, friezes, gutters, lintels, mantels, roofs, skylights, stairways and windows. Also detailed are moldings, plaster ornaments, finials, trusses, and gables. Collection includes plans for the Isabella Furnace near the Potts' residence including floorplans, elevations, sections, details, and roof plans for the superintendent's office, the mansion house and stable, the screen house, coal house, crusher house, ore house, engine house, charging house, and bridge house. Machinery used in the furnace operation is highlighted, especially the crusher, charcoal kilns, drilling apparatus, engines, boiler, and retorts. Of note are plans for a blueprint filing case designed by Thomas H. McCollin. Mines are depicted as well as test mine shafts. The Franklin Schoolhouse is shown depicting elevations, sections, floorplans and details of the interior and exterior. Collection includes plans and maps of Chester, Cameron, Lancaster, Berks and Elk counties. Also shown are Pennsylvania Railroad surveys.
Item Description: See collection MS1404 for manuscripts pertaining to the Isabella Furnace.
The monograms GCM [George C. Millet] , RBW and APV Jr. appear on many drawings.
New folder numbers are consistent with original sheet numbers and/or original drawer and folder numbers.
Miscellaneous items include paper templates, lithographs, schedules (contract documents) and correspondence between Frank Iredell, the mine engineer and William M. Potts.
Physical Description: 545 architectural drawings : mixed media on linen
386 architectural drawings : mixed media on paper
35 miscellaneous items
8 architectural drawings : diazo photoprint
720 architectural drawings : blueprint
Finding Aid: Inventory available.