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Frank Kartowicz papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: N68

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.

Dates

  • 1931

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

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).

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

Mezzanine; High Bay

Additional Finding Aid

An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.

Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Northwest Architectural Archives by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stenerson on November 3, 1978.

Title
Frank Kartowicz papers
Author
Archives Staff
Date
undated
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3550