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Plans for Buildings and Grounds

[Record Series: 232-4-3.2]

  • Folder Number
  • 1: Report of the Sesqui-Centennial Committee of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia on Sites (Philadelphia: Jan. 25, 1922).
  • 2: Printed plan of buildings of grounds, n.d.
  • 3: "Philadelphia--1926: Population Distribution Radiating from Exposition Cities," printed map, n.d.
  • 4: Plans for Buildings and Grounds (legal sized folder)
  • 5: General Plans, 1925-1926 (oversized)

  • (Map Case)
  • Location of Areas to Be Used for the Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, c. Nov. 1925-1926.
  • "Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition... General Plan." Mayor W. Freeland, Kendrick, President, Captain Asher C. Baker, Director in Chief, R. J. Pearse, Director of Works; Consultants, George A. Biles, Director of Public Works, & John Molitor, City Architect, c. November 1925-1926.
  • Sesqui-Centennial, General Plan, showing pumping station. Mayor W. Freeland, Kendrick, President, Captain Asher C. Baker, Director in Chief, R. J. Pearse, Director of Works; Consultants, George A. Biles, Director of Public Works, & John Molitor, City Architect, c. November 1925-1926.
  • Detail of Group L, Exposition Building No. 3, Manufactures and Industries, Road Building Equipment, October 21, 1925. Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick, President; Ernest T. Trigg, Chair, Executive Committee, D. C. Collier, Director General; A. C. Baker, Director of Exhibits; John Molitor, City Architect (2 copies).
  • Exposition Building No. 2, Agriculture and Food Products. Mayor W. Freeland Kendrick, President; Ernest T. Trigg, Chair; D. C. Collier, Director; A. C. Baker, Director of Exhibits; L. R. Meisenhelter, Chief of Exhibits; and John Molitor, City Architect.
  • Exposition Building No. 1, Palace of Liberal Arts and Manufactures, March 13, 1926.
  • Exposition Building No. 2, Food, Agriculture, and Varied Industries Palace, March 18, 1926.
  • Exposition Building No. 5, Mines, Metallurgy, Transportation, and Engineering [March 1926?].
  • Profile of Land from Center Line of Channel to Center Line of Broad Street, on Axis of Proposed Exhibit Site. John M. Huston--Stanford B. Lewis, Architects & Engineers, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Plot Plan, August 4, 1925 (2 copies).
  • Plot Plan, December 3, 1925.
  • General Plan [1925-1926?]
  • Palace of Liberal Arts, Exposition Building #1. C.F.B.: J.M. April 8, 1926
  • Palace of Liberal Arts, Exposition Building #1. C.F.B.: J.M. April 15, 1926
  • Food, Agriculture, and Varied Industries Palace, Exposition Building #2. C.F.B.: J.M., April 15, 1926.
  • Food, Agriculture, and Varied Industries Palace, Exposition Building #2. C.F.B.: J.M., April 22, 1926.
  • Machinery, Mines, Metallurgy, Transportation, and Engineering Building, Exposition Building #5. April 8, 1926.
  • Machinery, Mines, Metallurgy, Transportation, and Engineering Building, Exposition Building #5. April 15, 1926.
  • Design for Tubular Steel Flag Poles. John L. Lingo, Camden, NJ. 3 plans.
Site Plans

  • Original Clippings from Evening Public Ledger, November 15, 1920, "City's Claim Unexcelled for Sesquicentennial: Colonel Hicks Prepares Chart to Show Philadelphia Center of Most Wonderful Area in the World..."; Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17, 1925, showing proposed exposition grounds"; Evening Bulletin, August 25, 1925, "Philadelphia as a Purchaser the Subject of U.S. Survey."
  • Tentative Plan for Sesqui-Centennial Exposition at League Island Park Drawn for D. C. Collier, Director General, Feb. 10, 1925.
  • Tentative Plan for Sesqui-Centennial Exposition at League Island Park Drawn for D. C. Collier, Director General, Feb. 10, 1925. (Smaller version of above).
  • Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa. General Plan, Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects, Brookline, Mass., August 1925. Annotation: "This plan has been prepared in consultation with the following: John Molitor, City Architect; R. J. Pearse, Exposition Designer; George H. Biles, Director of Public Works."
  • Sesqui Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1776-1926. General plan of grounds at League Island [c. 1924-25?] W. Freeland Kendrick, Mayor; David C. Collier, Director General; Ernest T. Trigg, Chairman, Executive Committee; John Molitor, City Architect.
  • Sesqui Centennial, General plan of grounds (same as above), with parking, railroad yards, race track, and other features penciled in.
  • Sesqui Centennial International Exposition 1776-1926 [c. 1924-25?] Bird's-Eye view of general plan of grounds listed above.
  • Sesqui Centennial International Exposition 1776-1926 [c. 1924-25?] Bird's-Eye view of general plan of grounds listed above, with handwritten street names and building numbers and typed key pasted onto the plan.
  • Sesqui Centennial International Exposition 1776-1926 [c. 1924-25?] Bird's-Eye view of general plan of grounds listed above, but in smaller, printed format, with key printed in upper right corner. Courtesy Real Estate Magazine, Philadelphia. 7 half-tones.

Floor plans:

  • Maps of exposition space, Buildings 1 and 2 (3 plans).
  • Floor plans of Exposition Palaces 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, by Office of City Architect, John Molitor, Consulting Architect, Sesqui-Centennial. 1925-1926. 6 copies.
  • Machinery, Mines & Metallurgy, Transportation, and Engineering. John Molitor, Supervising Architect. 1925-1926. 2 copies. One with "Building No. 5" and other handwritten annotations.
  • Palace of Liberal Arts & Manufactures, Exposition Building No. 1. John Molitor, Supervising Architect. 1925-1926. With handwritten labeling and coloring.
  • Palace of Agriculture, Food, and Dairy Products, Exposition Building No. 2. John Molitor, Supervising Architect. 1925-1926.

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