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Interior designs by Lyman W. Cleveland

Accession 1995.237

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by encoded by Chase Markee in 2013., 2013

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Interior designs by Lyman W. Cleveland (Accession 1995.237), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Interior designs by Lyman W. Cleveland
Dates: circa 1920-1965
Accession Number: 1995.237
Creator: Cleveland, Lyman W.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 111 photographic prints : b&w : 8 x 10 in. 4 drawings : 28 x 22 cm or smaller. 1 drawing : 56 x 47 cm. 1 drawing : 46 x 48 cm.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: This is a collection of photographs and drawings of interiors designed by the firm of Lyman W. Cleveland, Interior Architecture & Design, of Philadelphia, PA.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Lyman W. Cleveland was an architect and interior designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He specialized in commercial interiors and designed several hotel interiors. He is well-known for designing some of the decoration of the Theodore Swann house in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Scope and Content

This is a collection of photographs and drawings of interiors designed by the firm of Lyman W. Cleveland, Interior Architecture & Design, of Philadelphia, PA. Clients include Hotel Benjamin Franklin (Philadelphia, PA), Hotel du Pont (Wilmington, DE), Hotel Emerson (Baltimore, MD), Hotel Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.), Hotel Robert E. Lee (Winston Salem, NC), Hotel Sir Walter (Raleigh, NC), and Roosevelt Hotel (Jacksonville, FL), as well as a number of private residences, including the home of Philadelphia-based building contractor John McShain. Most of the designs pictured date to the late 1950s and early 1960s; before and after photographs exist for several projects.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading, PA, undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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1 2 James Briggs Residence, Wynnewood, PA, undated; 10 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 3 M.G.Curtis Residence, Bala, PA, undated; 3 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 4 Eastern Pennsylvania [chapel?], undated; 2 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 5 Gateways Restaurant, Grand Central Building, New York City, NY, undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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1 6 Hospital – Private patients' waiting room, Germantown, PA, undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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1 7 Hotel Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia, PA, undated; 5 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 8 Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, DE; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in. 1 b&w drawing: 7 x 8 in.
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1 9 Hotel Emerson, Baltimore, MD, undated; 5 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in 2 b&w prints: 7 x 9.5 in. 2 newspaper clippings
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1 10 Hotel Farragut, Knoxville, TN, undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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1 11 Hotel Robert E. Lee, Winston Salem, NC, undated; 6 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 12 Hotel Sir Walter, Raleigh, NC, undated; 1 b&w print: 5.5 x 8.5 in. 2 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 13 John McShain Residence, Philadelphia, PA, undated; 2 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 14 Philadelphia National Bank, Philadelphia, PA, undated; 2 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 15 Recreation room, Philadelphia, PA, undated; 2 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 16 Roosevelt Hotel, Jacksonville, FL, undated; 4 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 17 Schatz Medical Center, reception room, [Pennsylvania?], undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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1 18 Al Smith and party, undated; 1 b&w print: 8.5 x 7 in.
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1 19 Swann Residence, Birmingham, AL; 19 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 20 Wernicoff Residence,Wynnewood, PA, undated; 11 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 21 Unidentified interiors, undated; 28 b&w prints: 8 x 10 in.
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1 22 Accompanying documents, 1941 May 26, undated
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1 23 Drawings, undated; 4 drawings : 28 x 22 cm or smaller. 1 drawing : 56 x 47 cm. 1 drawing : 46 x 48 cm.