Frank Kartowicz papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of blueprints of working drawings for pre-built small house units of various design. The text of the original patent for pre-fabricated building units is included in the collection as well as sets of plans illustrating the construction of such structures.
- Creation: 1931
- Kartowicz, Frank R., 1885-1939 (Person)
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Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.
Restrictions on Use
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Frank Kartowicz was born in Chicago and lived in Riverside, Illinois for most of his life. He was the chief designer at the American Terra Cotta Company for a number of years. In 1934, Kartowicz was granted a patent for pre-fabricated units of housing.
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Collection consists of blueprints of working drawings for pre-built small house units of various designs. The text of the original patent for pre-fabricated building units is included in the collection as well as sets of plans illustrating the construction of such structures.
Mezzanine; High Bay
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stenerson on November 3, 1978.
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