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Landgon E. Morris architectural records

 Collection
Identifier: C MSS WH2177

Scope and Contents

Collection contains detailed architectural drawings for three historic preservation projects: reconstruction of the Hamill House Museum's out house structure in Georgetown (1978); conversion of Trinidad Fire House no.1 and City Hall (1981); redevelopment of St. Andrew's Abbey in Denver (1976).

Dates

  • Check date

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Landgon Emmons Morris, Jr. was born in Manhattan, N.Y. on January 29, 1923. He attended Philips Exeter Academy, Princeton University, and after WWII service with the U.S. Marines, graduated from the Pratt Institute (1950) and did graduate study with architect Mies van der Rohe at Illinois Institute of Technology and worked five years with architect Harry Weese in Chicago. Morris moved to Denver, Colo. in the mid-1950s and went on to design a variety of projects around the state: Larimer Square, Trinidad Children's Museum, Officers Golf Club at the U.S. Air Force Academy, St. Andrew's Abbey. He was involved with historic preservation projects around the state and served on the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission for twelve years. Morris died on July 16, 2008 in Denver, Colo.

Extent

3 oversize folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Christa Reich-Morris;2010, 2011.

General

Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
Title
Finding Aid for the Landgon E. Morris architectural records,1976-1981[manuscript]
Author
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States