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Laurence Hall Fowler papers : 1892-1947

  • 69 document boxes 5 boxes of photographs 3 map cases (50 linear ft.)
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    MS.0413 c. 1
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Also known as
  • Fowler papers
Subjects
Genre
  • Account book.
  • Architectural photographs.
  • Drawing books.
  • Letters.
  • Notebooks.
  • Trade catalogues.
Summary
  • The collection of Baltimore architect, Laurence Hall Fowler contains the drawings, plans, and photographs that document his distinguished career. The papers are arranged into three series: Drawings, Photographs, and Working Papers. Fowler's drawings form Series I and are arranged chronologically beginning with those made while he was a student at Columbia (1898-1902) and those made during his stay in Europe (1904). Drawings for his architectural projects (1905-1947) complete the series.
Other information
  • A catalog describing the collection, edited by Egon Verheyen, and published in 1984, is available in Special Collections.
  • Cite as: Laurence Hall Fowler Papers MS 413, Special Collections, The John Work Garrett Library, The Johns Hopkins University.
  • Finding aids note: Unpublished register available in the repository.
  • Ownership history: The collection was given to The Johns Hopkins University in 1945 by Laurence Hall Fowler.
  • Restrictions: Permission to publish material from this collection must be requested in writing from the Manuscripts Librarian, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218.
  • Historical information: Biographical Note: Laurence Hall Fowler, Baltimore architect, was born in Catonsville MD, Sept. 5, 1876. He received the AB degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1898 and the BS degree in architecture from Columbia in 1902.
  • Historical information: Following a tour in Italy in 1904, Fowler was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. He returned to Baltimore, and in 1907, opened his own architectural firm. Fowler's designs were chosen for several public buildings including the War Memorial building (1921, Baltimore) and the Hall of Records building, (1932, Annapolis, MD). Fowler's most distinguished work emerged after 1911 when he began designing private residences.
  • Historical information: His association with the Roland Park Company and other builders in the city afforded him the opportunity to design houses and cottages, many of which are still standing. One of his lastng works is the re-design and renovation of parts of Evergreen House, the residence of Alice and John Work Garrett. Laurence Hall Fowler died in Baltimore in 1971.
  • Organization and arrangement of materials: Organized into 3 series: Series I. Drawings, 1902-1947; II. Photographs, 1920-1940; III. Working Papers, 1892-1947; Chronological arrangement.
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 42973110
  • OCLC: 42973110