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Accession 2000

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John McShain papers
Dates: 1925-1989
Accession Number: 2000
Creator: McShain, John, 1898-1989
Extent: 266 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Abstract: John McShain was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States, with contracts in excess of $100,000,000. John McShain's personal and business papers document his business career, the construction industry, and his investments in hotels, car dealerships, parking garages, transit lines, and racehorses.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

Use Restrictions

Housed in remote storage. Allow 48 hours for retreival.

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Biographical Note

John McShain was born on December 21, 1898 on Appletree Street in Philadelphia. His parents (John and Catherine) had both emigrated from County Derry in Ireland. In the early 1880s, John Sr. had been an apprentice carpenter before coming to Philadelphia in 1882 at the age of twenty-one. John Sr. became involved in the construction business as soon as he arrived in Philadelphia. At first, he worked for his uncle Will who had a small building business. After six years, he established his own firm. By the late 1890s, John McShain Sr. had become moderately well established as a builder of Catholic churches, schools, rectories, and convents. John Sr. and Catherine had four children with John Jr. being the youngest.

John attended St. Ann's School of the Sisters of Mercy Academy in Merion and later at LaSalle High School and St. Joseph's Preparatory School where he was captain of the basketball team. After graduation in 1918, he spent a year at Georgetown University, but he had to withdraw when his father died during his sophomore year.

In 1919, John McShain entered the building business in partnership with his father's former superintendent, William Cochran. McShain spent a term studying drafting at the Drexel Institute of Technology and taught himself bookkeeping and estimating. However, within a year, the McShain-Cochran partnership fell apart and John McShain was in business by himself. In 1922, he submitted a low bid on a parish school, St. Ann's in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, and shortly thereafter received contracts for St. Michael's Convent in Philadelphia, and a "Working Home for Girls" on North Hancock Street in Philadelphia. Most of John McShain's early projects were church related as he specialized in building Catholic Parochial schools, convents, and rectories.

On May 28, 1927 John McShain married Mary Horstmann, daughter of Ignatius Horstmann, a Philadelphia clothing manufacturer and Union League Republican. In the years after his marriage, John McShain established himself as one of Philadelphia's most important builders. In 1929, he bid successfully on the Board of Education building that was being constructed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. In the early 1930s, he began bidding on Washington DC jobs. In 1934, he won contracts for the Library of Congress annex and Bureau of Printing and Engraving building. In the middle 1930s, he opened offices in Washington, Trenton (N.J.) and Baltimore (Maryland). These were years in which Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was resulting in a tremendous expansion of building opportunities in the public sector. Many of John McShain's projects, both in Philadelphia and Washington, were financed with funds made available through the Works Projects Administration. In 1938, John McShain received the contract to build the Jefferson Memorial and the next year he began work on the Franklin D. Roosevelt library at Hyde Park, N.Y. In 1940 he received the contract to build the Pentagon, which at the time was the world's largest office building. Working with project director Leslie Groves, McShain's company completed this job in fifteen months. In 1941, McShain's company built Washington's National Airport which was the nation's largest and most modern at the time.

John McShain was a fixture in Washington for much of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. During this period, his firm was one of the ten largest construction companies in the United States. His post World War II projects included the 1950s White House renovation (1950-1951), the Clinical Center for the National Institute of Health (1951), National Shrine for the Immaculate Conception (1955), British Embassy (1958), Veterans Hospital (1961), Army Map Service (1962), Harbour Square Apartments (1963), Columbia Plaza Complex (1964), Housing and Urban Development Building (1965), and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (1966).

During this period, McShain continued to maintain a major presence in Philadelphia - as his firm built municipal office buildings, public schools, Catholic colleges, and large apartment complexes. In 1938 he was named chairman of the Philadelphia Zoning Board, a position he held until 1952. In Philadelphia, John McShain was active in Republican Party politics. However, in Washington he maintained both business and social relationships with Democratic Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John Kennedy.

In the 1940s and 1950s, as John McShain's construction business prospered he began to make investments in Atlantic City and Philadelphia hotels. He purchased the Ambassador, the Claridge, the Traymore in Atlantic City, and the Barclay in Philadelphia. In 1950, John McShain bought the Indiana Limestone Company in an effort to assure a steady supply of an essential raw material. Many of McShain's buildings were characterized by the use of limestone and reinforced concrete, materials that were becoming widely used in the 1940s and 1950s by contractors like McShain who were making an effort to reduce the costs associated with the use of steel and brick.

After the White House renovation was completed in 1951, John McShain began to have health problems. His doctor recommended that he take up horse racing as a hobby. In 1952 he purchased a stable with four horses in central New Jersey which he called Barclay Stables. McShain's horses were extremely successful during the late 1950s. In 1957, Ballymoss won the Irish Derby, the English St. Leger, the Coronation, the Eclipse Stakes, the King George and Queen Elizabeth, and Arc de Triomphe races. Gladness won the Sunninghill stakes and Ascot Champion Stakes.

In late 1959, John McShain purchased a 25,000-acre estate in Killarney, Ireland. He spent more than three years modernizing the estate, which at first was used primarily as a summer residence. As the years went by John McShain and his wife Mary spent more and more time at Killarney. By the late 1960s, he was spending more than one-half the year in Ireland, as he increasingly relied on his associates Paul Fry and Edward Bernhart to manage the day-to-day aspects of his construction business. McShain, of course, kept in touch with his offices in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Trenton with a steady stream of correspondence and telephone calls. However, his inability to directly manage the Columbia Plaza and Kennedy Center projects of the middle 1960s from Killarney, may have contributed to some of the problems that led to protracted litigation and substantial financial loss. During these years John McShain also began to devote an increasing amount of attention to outside interests. He served on the Boards of First Pennsylvania Bank, Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank, Philadelphia Transportation Company, Atlantic City Transportation Company, Rosemont College, La Salle College, St. Joseph's University, Catholic University, and Georgetown University.

John McShain was a deeply religious man and a devout practicing Catholic. When he was in High School he seriously considered studying for the priesthood. His only child, Pauline, entered the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus at New Sharon, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1946 and spent her career as a Nun doing educational work for the Catholic Church. In 1944 John McShain organized John McShain Charities and during the next 45 years he transferred most of his assets to the Charities, which made substantial donations to Catholic colleges and parochial schools, as well as to Philadelphia-area cultural institutions.

John McShain died on September 9, 1989.

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Scope and Content

John McShain's personal and business papers document his business career, the construction industry, and his investments in hotels, car dealerships, parking garages, transit lines, and racehorses.

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Separated Material

John McShain photograph collection (Accession 90.268), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Minute books, 1928-1979
Scope and Content
This series contains the board of directors' minutes of the 29 companies that John McShain controlled. Included are the minutes of John McShain, Inc., of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey -- the three construction companies through which John McShain operated. Also included are Board of Directors Minutes of Andrews & Andrews Contracting Company, Inc., a paving contractor on the Pennsylvania Turnpike project, McShain Carrier Air Conditioning Company which McShain controlled from 1939-47 and Capitol Court and Lakes Bay Corporations -- two Washington area commercial development companies through which John McShain worked.
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1 Ambassador Pharmacy, Inc., 1947-1957
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1 Andrews and Andrews, Inc., 1940-1941
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1 Atlantic City Ambassador Hotel Corporation, 1935-1951; 5 volumes
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2 Barclay Corporation, Inc., 1928-1945
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2 Broad and Lehigh Company, Inc., 1950
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2 Broad and Locust Garage, Inc., 1933-1970
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2 Capitol Court Corporation, Inc., 1947-1968; 2 volumes
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2 Fairmont Auto Rental Corporation, Inc., 1947
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2 Fourteenth and H. Street Corporation, 1942-1964, 1976; 2 volumes
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3 Germantown Lincoln Mercury, Inc., 1946-1949
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3 Jenkintown Ford, Inc., 1947-1964
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3 John McShain, Inc., of Delaware, 1938-1976; 3 volumes
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3 John McShain, Inc., of Maryland, 1938-1980; 2 volumes
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4 John McShain, Inc., of New Jersey, 1938-1979; 2 volumes
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4 Lakes Bay Corporation, Inc., 1946-1971; 2 volumes
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4 Lo Temp Metals, Inc., 1941
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4 McShain-Carrier Air Conditioning Company (1939-1947)
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4 McShain Co., Inc., 1934-1947
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4 McShain Construction Co., Inc., 1944
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5 Milbourne Motors, Inc., 1953
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5 Monument Motor Inn, Inc., 1965-1969
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5 Parkway Plaza Parking, Inc., 1929-1972
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5 Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., 1940
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5 Presidential Golf Club, 1954
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5 Sedgewick Designers and Distributors, Inc., 1965-1974
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5 Sedgewick Farms Development Company, Inc., 1965
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5 Trans-Lux Washington Corp., Inc., 1936-1943
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6 Trenton Bus Terminal Company, Inc., 1963-1974
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6 Walther Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1923-1966; 2 volumes plus addendum
II. Financial Records, 1921-1989
Scope and Content
This series contains the official financial records of John McShain, Inc., as well as John McShain's personal financial statements. Trial balances (1935-1951) document work on most major Washington and Philadelphia projects. Statements for John McShain, Inc., of Philadelphia are complete for the years 1934-1947 and 1960-1979. Statements for John McShain, Inc., of Trenton document the years 1938-1947 and 1960-1974. Similarly statements for John McShain, Inc., of Maryland contain data for the years 1938-1946 and 1960-1975.
Personal financial statements, 1935-1981, include bound financial statements prepared by John McShain's accountant as well as statements of receipts and disbursements prepared by office personnel. McShain's own calculations are included in these volumes. Unfortunately, the statements for the 1940s and 1950s are missing. The series also includes financial records from John McShain's hotels, Barclay Stables, Killarney estates, and other corporate interests. The Columbia Plaza records contain financial documents relating to the changeover from a single owner corporation to limited partnership.
A. Ledgers, journals, cash books, and trial balances
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1 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1935-1943
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2 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1943-1949
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3 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1949-1953
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4 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1953-1957
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5 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1957-1962
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6 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1962-1966
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7 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1967-1971
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8 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1972-1977
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9 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1977-1982
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10 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1982-1985
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11 John McShain's Personal Cash book, 1985-1989
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12 John McShain, Inc., Day Book, 1941-1944
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13 John McShain, Inc., Day Book, 1944-1947
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14 John McShain, Inc., Job Cost Book (Philadelphia office), 1951-1957
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15 John McShain, Inc., Job Cost Book (Philadelphia office), 1957-1961
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16 John McShain, Inc., Job Cost Book (Philadelphia office), 1965-1967
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17 John McShain, Inc., Suppliers Account Book, 1935-1945
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18 John McShain, Inc., Subcontractors Account Book, 1935-1945
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19 John McShain, Inc., Journal entries, 1933-1941
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20 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1934-1940
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21 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1935-1949
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22 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1947
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23 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1948-1949
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24 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1950
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25 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balance, 1950-1951
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26 John McShain, General Journal, 1942-1946
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27 John McShain, Inc., Ledger, 1947
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28 Construction Ledger
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29 Construction Ledger
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30 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, 1935-1936
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31 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, December 1936-December 1937
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32 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, January-June 1938
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33 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, October 1938-March 1939
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34 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, April-August 1939
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35 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, August-December 1939
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36 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, January-April 1940
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37 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, May-August 1940
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38 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September-December 1940
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39 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, February-July 1941
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40 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, July-January 1942
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41 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, January 1942-March 1943
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42 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, April 1943-May 1944
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43 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, May 1944-May 1945
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44 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, May 1945-January 1946
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45 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, February 1946-August 1946
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46 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September 1946-February 1947
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47 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, February-August 1947
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48 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, August 1947-February 1948
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49 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, February-June 1948
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50 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, June-August 1948
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51 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September-November 1948
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52 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, November 1948-February 1949
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53 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, February-April 1949
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54 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, April 1949-July 1949
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55 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, July 1949-September 1949
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56 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September 1949-November 1949
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57 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, November 1949-January 1950
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58 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, January 1950-March 1950
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59 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, March-May 1950
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60 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, May-July 1950
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61 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, July-September 1950
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62 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September-November 1950
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63 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, November 1950-January 1951
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64 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, January-March 1951
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65 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, March-May 1951
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66 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, May-June 1951
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67 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, June-August 1951
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68 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, August-September 1951
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69 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, September-October 1951
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70 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, October-December 1951
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71 John McShain, Inc., Trial Balances, December 1951
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72 Trial Balance - Trinity College, Army Map Service, Harbour Square, Columbia Plaza (1962-1964)
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73 John McShain, Inc., Construction Ledger, 1950
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74 Washington Office Trial Balance, 1970-1974
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75 Veterans Administration Hospital, Washington, DC, 1962-1968
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76-81 Account Books, Walther Manufacturing Company, 1922-1955
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82 St. Marie Garetti High School, Construction Ledger, 1954-1956
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83 Killarney Estates, Journal, 1962-1968
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84-87 Parkway Plaza Account Books, 1965-1971
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88-89 Barclay Hotel Account Books, 1975-1976
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90 Barclay Stables Trial Balance, 1956-1958
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91 Horse Ledger, 1952-1954
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92 Broad and Lehigh Company Ledger, 1921-1968
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93 Restaurant Concessions Expense Ledger, 1941-1942
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94 Philadelphia Ice/Roller Skating Rink, Expense Ledger, 1941-1942
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95 Philadelphia Ice/Roller Skating Rink, Trial Balance, 1941-1952
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96 Philadelphia Rental Properties, 1942-1964
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97 Germantown Lincoln Mercury Ledger, 1953-1963
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98 Jenkintown Ford Ledger, 1952-1965
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99-100 Trans Lux Building, General and Payroll Ledger, 1938-1945, 1945
B. Statements
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7 John McShain
7 Personal, 1944-1981
7 Personal Statements, 1971-1984
7 Assets and liabilities, 1937-1965
7 Corporate holdings
7 Report to PA Bank Examiner, 1951-1981
7 "Cash in Bank" Sheets, 1971-1984
7 Mary H. McShain-Stocks and Bonds, March 8, 1978
7 Combined Business and Personal Statements, 1965-1978
7 McShain Charities, Inc., 1960-1984
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8 John McShain, Inc., 1934-1979
8 Philadelphia, 1934-1979
8 Delaware, undated
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9 Trenton, New Jersey, 1938-1974
9 Baltimore, Maryland, 1938-1975
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10 Comparisons with other Hotels, 1960 & 1971
10 Atlantic City Ambassador Hotel, 1950, 1960-1971
10 Atlantic City Hotel Corp. & Country Club Estates, 1960-1969
10 Atlantic City Holiday Inn, 1967-1978
10 Barclay, Inc., 1944-1978
10 Barclay, Inc. of Atlantic City, 1966-1970
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11 Comparisons with other Hotels, 1960, 1974
11 City Line Holiday Inn, 1969-1977
11 Claridge Hotel, 1946-1947, 1961
11 Gilbane McShain Hotel Corp., 1964-1976 [Also known as Park Plaza]
11 Hotel Traymore Co., 1950
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12 Atlantic City Transportation Company, 1943-1972
12 Beverly Building Corporation, 1960-1970
12 Broad and Locust Garage, 1959-1961
12 Capital Court Corp., 1955-1967
12 Capital Transit, 1966-1970
12 Columbia Plaza Corp., 1968-1977
12 14th and H. Corp, 1955-1975
12 Germantown Lincoln Mercury, 1947-1948, 1958-1964
12 Indiana Limestone, 1949, 1953, 1965-1974
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13 Jenkintown Ford, 1948
13 Kenmare Steel, 1963-1965
13 Lakes Bay Corp., 1953-1971
13 Leeds & Lippincott Co., 1950
13 MacMillan Oil Distributors, 1948
13 McShain Carrier Corp., 1940
13 Miscellaneous Financial Data, 1964-1980
13 Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, 1968-1978
13 1001 Connecticut Ave. Corp., Washington, DC, 1922-1976, 1978
13 Parkway Plaza Parking, Inc., 1965-1971
13 Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., 1942-1959
13 Potts and Callahan Contracting Co., 1947-1948
13 Presidential Apartments, 1973
13 Presidential Golf Club, 1961, 1971
13 Seaview Country Club, 1972-1975
13 Sweet's Steel Co., 1942-1960
13 Sedgwick Farms Development Co., 1941-1953
13 Trenton Bus Terminal Co., 1967-1969
13 Trenton-Philadelphia Coach Co., January 9, 1961
13 Walther Company, 1955-1966
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14 Audit Reports, McShain-Carrier Air Conditioning Corporation, 1936-1943
14 Audit Reports, Potts and Callahan Contracting Company, 1935-1947
14 Audit Report, Wilson Air Conditioning Company, 1939
14 Audit Reports, Springfield Pool, Inc., 1938-1945
III. John McShain, Inc., 1937-1975
A. Business correspondence, 1937-1981
Scope and Content
Contains letters documenting the operations of John McShain's construction companies. Correspondence from the Arlington (Virginia), Baltimore, and Trenton offices describe building projects, relations with subcontractors, and architects, financial and legal matters, labor and material costs, and profitability. While there is some material in these files from the 1930s and 1940s, the bulk is from the 1950s through 1970s
Box Folder
15 1 Board of Directors Meetings, 1962-1968
15 2 Minute Books, miscellaneous correspondence, 1974
15 3 Minutes of Board of Directors, 1974-1978
15 4 Contract Cost Sheets, 1922-1929
15 5 Hon. D. Lane Powers, re profit on jobs, 1937
15 6 Powers Agreement, 1940
15 7 Philadelphia office, location announcement, July 1, 1939
15 8 Miscellaneous business, 1938-1940
15 9 McShain, Druggan, Horstmann agreement re. stock in McShain, Inc., undated
15 10 McShain, Inc. comparison among U.S. contractors, 1958, 1962
15 11 McShain, Inc. rank among U.S. contractors, 1959-1961
15 12 List of Properties (McShain Buildings), 1922-1976
15 13 List of Properties (McShain Buildings), 1922-1964
15 14 Buildings list, 1922-1948
15 15 Properties owned by McShain, possible sale, 1969-1973
15 16 Property list, miscellaneous McShain, undated
15 17 Project listings, undated
15 18 Project listings w/ subcontractors on site, 1963-1964
15 19 Bureau of contract information, 1935-1952
15 20 Equipment inventories, 1944-1947
15 21 Surveyors' instruments, 1952-1961
15 22 Petty Cash, 1982
15 23 Notary Papers, 1971-1983
15 24 Power of Attorney, 1979-1983
15 25 Payroll and Project financial information, 1962-1976
15 26 Security Guards, Washington, DC, 1964-1967
15 27 Veterans Permanent Housing, 1947-1949
15 28 Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., Work Papers, 1941
15 29 Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., Work papers, 1942
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16 1 Employee letters, 1954
16 2 Birthday card from employees, undated
16 3 Employees - Bissel, Charles J. - loan, October 10, 1937
16 4 Employees - Paul Fry - recapitulation of salary, 1968-1972
16 5 Employees - Fry memos to McShain, 1968-1979
16 6 Employees - Joe Kleinfer, May 15, 1970
16 7 Employees - C.R. Lyle - agreement re. pay, undated
16 8 Employees - Admiral J.J. Manning, 1949
16 9 Employees - Catharine McAvinue, 1952-1958
16 10 Employees - Catherine McAvinue, 1980-1985
16 11 Employees - Joseph Normile memos re. Beneficial, 1955
16 12 Employees - Joseph Spagna - agreement re. pay and profit, October 14, 1939
16 13 Employees - Wertheimer agreement, undated
16 14 Employees - William Russell re Arlington Towers, November 20, 1953
16 15 Employees - William Russell, January 8, 1958
16 16 Employees - Roy F. Johnson re. William Russell, September 2, 1974
16 17 Employees - European Trip - Work progress reports, 1949
16 18 Employees - Work Progress reports, 1949
16 19 Employees - Barnhart memos, 1948
16 20 Employees - Barnhart memos, 1949
16 21 Employees - Barnhart memos, 1950
16 22 Employees - Barnhart Telegram to McShain re concrete, Du Pont Clinical Center, G.A.O., March 31, 1950
16 23 Employees - Letters from McShain to Office, 1973
16 24 Employees - Letters from McShain to Office, 1973-1974
16 25 Employees - McShain Correspondence with office, 1972, 1976-1980
16 26 Employees - McShain Correspondence with office, 1978-1981
16 27 Employees - Letters from office to Mr. McShain, 1980-1981
16 28 Employees - Letters from office to Mr. McShain, 1979-1982
16 29 Employees - McShain Correspondence with office, 1981-1982
16 30 Employees - Letters from office to Mr. & Mrs. McShain, 1983-1984
16 31 Employees - Letters from office to Mr. & Mrs. McShain, 1984-1985
16 32 Employees - Letters from office to Mr. & Mrs. McShain, 1985-1987
16 33 Employees - Office correspondence, 1978-1987
16 34 Employees - Office Correspondence, 1977, 1981-1987
16 35 Employees - Office Correspondence, 1984-1985
16 36 Employees - Plaques on Projects, 1951-1976
Box Folder
17 1 Employees - Shinners Memos, 1975-1985
17 2 Employees - Shinners Correspondence with McShain, 1979-1980
17 3 Employees - Shinners Correspondence with McShain, 1980-1981
17 4 Employees - Shinners Memos Miscellaneous McShain, Gilbane, Trans-Lux, Atlantic City Transportation, Barclay, 1980
17 5 Employees - William Shinners Memos Miscellaneous, 1981
17 6 Employees - William Shinners Memos Miscellaneous, 1974-1981
17 7 Employees - William Shinners Memos Miscellaneous, 1981
17 8 Employees - W.L. Shinners Correspondence, 1983
17 9 Employees - Inter-office Correspondence to W.L. Shinners, 1982-1983
17 10 Employees - W.L. Shinners Correspondence, 1981-1985
17 11 Employees - W.L. Shinners Correspondence, 1977-1986
17 12 Employees - W.L. Shinners Correspondence with McShain, 1981-1985
17 13 Employees - W.L. Shinners to McShain, February 1986
17 14 Employees - W.L. Shinners Correspondence, 1986-1990
Box Folder
18 1 Arlington Office - Labor & Material Costs, 1961-1964
18 2 Arlington/Rosslyn Office - Labor & Material Costs, 1961-1964
18 3 Arlington Office - Labor & Material Costs, 1964-1966
18 4 Arlington Office - Labor & Material Costs, 1964-1968
18 5 Arlington Office - Labor & Material Costs, 1966-1968
18 6 Arlington Office - Trial Balance, 1966
18 7 Arlington Office - Rosslyn Connecting Railroad, 1959-1963
18 8 Baltimore Office - General Correspondence, 1969-1973
18 9 Baltimore Office - General Correspondence, 1968-1979
18 10 Baltimore Office - Salary Notes on Baltimore Office Announcement Card, 1939
18 11 Baltimore Office - Salaries, 1954
18 12 Baltimore Office - F. Douglas Housing, re: Demolition Subcontractors, 1940
18 13 Baltimore Office - F. Douglas Housing, re: Demolition Subcontractors, 1940, 1942, 1948
18 14 Baltimore Office - F. Douglas Housing, re: Demolition Subcontractors, 1940-1942
18 15 Baltimore Office - F. Douglas Housing, re: Demolition Subcontractors Inter-office, 1940-1941
18 16 Baltimore Office - Vincent P. Druggan, Corr. re: Baltimore Office, 1937-1939
18 17 Baltimore Office - Vincent P. Druggan, Corr. re: Baltimore Office, September 24, 1989
18 18 Baltimore Office - Vincent P. Druggan, Agreement re. ownership of McShain Inc., 1937-1939
18 19 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1963-1967
18 20 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1968-1969
18 21 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1970-1971
18 22 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1972
18 23 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1974-1977
18 24 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1975
18 25 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1973
18 26 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1976
18 27 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, January 1983, March 1981, February 1980, 1979
18 28 Baltimore Office - Thomas E. Grey, 1980-1982, 1977-1978
18 29 Baltimore Office - St. Joseph's Hospital, 1967-1968
18 30 Baltimore Office - St. Francis Seminary, Loretto, Tower dispute, 1969
18 31 Baltimore Office - Deaton Nursing Center, 1972-1973
18 32 Baltimore Office - Dunbar Sr. High School, 1971-1974
18 33 Baltimore Office - Old Mill Education Center, 1973-1976
18 34 Baltimore Office - University of Maryland, 1974-1978
18 35 Baltimore Office - University of Maryland, 1977-1982
18 36 Baltimore Office - Cost Sheets, 1946, 1948, 1949
18 37 Baltimore Office - McShain, Inc., MD, Miscellaneous Cost Sheets, 1972-1976
18 38 Baltimore Office - Paul Hauck, Correspondence with McShain, 1966
18 39 Baltimore Office - Liquidation of Maryland Office, 1980-1981
Box Folder
19 1 Trenton Office - Dissolution, McShain, Inc., N.J., 1980
19 2 Trenton Office - Christmas list, 1971
19 3 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 1945-1953
19 4 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 1945-1953
19 5 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 1972
19 6 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 973
19 7 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 1975-1977
19 8 Trenton Office - General Correspondence, 1975-1980
19 9 Trenton Office - Architect's Correspondence, 1963-1966
19 10 Trenton Office - Architect's Correspondence, 1967-1968
19 11 Trenton Office - Correspondence with N.J. State Treasurer, 1964-1966
19 12 Trenton Office - Correspondence with N.J. Dept. of Treasury, Chas. Sullivan, Dir. Div. of Purchasing & Property, 1965-1967
19 13 Trenton Office - Correspondence with N.J. Dept. of Treasury Miscellaneous, 1964-1970
19 14 Trenton Office - Yardville Suit - Lawyers Corr. - Stark & Stark, 1969
19 15 Trenton Office - Yardville Suit - Sullivan v. McShain - McShain deposition, undated
19 16 Trenton Office - Yardville Suit - Sullivan v. McShain - Discovery Documents, May 10, 1968
19 17 Trenton Office - Yardville Suit - Sullivan v. McShain, complaint against McShain, undated
19 18 Trenton Office - Lawyers Correspondence - Salvatore, 1964-1970
19 19 Trenton Office - Lawyers Correspondence - Claim Summary, Stark & Stark, 1968
19 20 Trenton Office - A.P. Buchan, 1975-1980
19 21 Trenton Office - Delaware River Basin - Commission Headquarters, 1970
19 22 Trenton Office - Pisauro, Levy & Co., CPA, 1969-1974
19 23 Trenton Office - Pisauro, Levy & Co., CPA, 1975-1980
19 24 Trenton Office - Inter-office, 1963-1964
19 25 Trenton Office - Inter-office, Buchan/McLean, 1965
19 26 Trenton Office - Inter-office, Buchan/Standiford, 1966-1968
19 27 Trenton Office - Progress Reports, Howard/Savadge, 1964
19 28 Trenton Office - Progress Reports, Welke, Savadge, 1965
19 29 Trenton Office - Progress Reports, Welke, 1966-1967
19 30 Trenton Office - Payroll Sheets, Yardville Youth Center, 1966-1967
19 31 Trenton Office - Subcontractors - Stewart Iron Works, 1961-1969
19 32 Trenton Office - Sub-contractors - Folger Adams, 1963-1968
19 33 Trenton Office - Sub-contractors - Wm. Bayley Co., 1964-1965
19 34 Trenton Office - Miscellaneous sub-contractors, 1964-1968
19 35 Trenton Office - Sub-contractor worksheets, 1965-1968
Box Folder
20 1 Trenton Office - General and Progress Reports, 1965-1966
20 2 Trenton Office - General and Progress Reports, 1967
20 3 Trenton Office - American Cyanamid - Weekly Cost Sheets, 1959-1961
20 4 Trenton Office - American Cyanamid - Administration Building Weekly Cost Sheets, 1960-1961
20 5 Trenton Office - American Cyanamid - General, 1960-1961
20 6 Trenton Office - American Cyanamid, re. Magher Co., 1961-1970
20 7 Trenton Office - Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1975-1976
20 8 Trenton Office - Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1973-1975
20 9 Trenton Office - Georgian Ct. College - Dorm #2, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1966-1967
20 10 Trenton Office - Georgian Ct. College - Sr. Pierre, 1963-1971
20 11 Trenton Office - Georgian Ct. College - Dorm #2, General, 1966-1968
20 12 Trenton Office - Georgian Ct. College - General, 1963-1971
20 13 Trenton Office - Georgian Ct. College - Weekly Cost Sheets, Inter-office, 1963-1965
20 14 Trenton Office - Holiday Inn, 1968-1972
20 15 Trenton Office - Holiday Inn - Balance Sheet, 1970-1971
20 16 Trenton Office - Holiday Inn -- Balance Sheet, 1968-1971
20 17 Trenton Office - Holiday Inn - Job Meetings, 1967-1969
20 18 Trenton Office - Holiday Inn - Miscellaneous re: construction, 1967-1970
20 19 Trenton Office - Holy Child School & Convent, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1963
20 20 Trenton Office - Holy Child School & Convent, General, 1962-1964
20 21 Trenton Office - Immaculate Conception Church - Weekly Cost Sheets, 1960-1961
20 22 Trenton Office - Immaculate Conception Church - General, 1960-1961
20 23 Trenton Office - St. Joseph's College, General, 1959-1964
20 24 Trenton Office - St. Joseph's College - Weekly Cost Sheets, 1959-1961
20 25 Trenton Office - St. Joseph's College - Sewage Plant, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1960-1961
20 26 Trenton Office - St. Joseph's College - Gymnasium, General, 1963
20 27 Trenton Office - Mt. St. Mary's Novitiate General, 1959-1962
20 28 Trenton Office - Mt. St. Mary's Infirmary - General, 1965-1967
20 29 Trenton Office - Mt. St. Mary's Infirmary - Weekly Cost Sheets, 1965-1966
20 30 Trenton Office - Mt. St. Mary's Novitiate- Weekly Cost Sheets, 1959-1960
20 31 Trenton Office - Peddie School - Science Bldg. Weekly Cost Sheets, 1963-1964
20 32 Trenton Office - Peddie School - General, 1963-1965
20 33 Trenton Office - Princeton University Dormitories, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1963-1964
20 34 Trenton Office - Princeton University General, 1963-1964
20 35 Trenton Office - Socony Mobil Oil Co., General, 1960-1963
20 36 Trenton Office - Socony Mobil Oil Co., Weekly Cost Sheets, 1961-1962
20 37 Trenton Office - Stoney Brook Labs, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1962-1963
20 38 Trenton Office - St. Rose High School, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1962-1963
20 39 Trenton Office - St. Rose High School, General, 1962-1964
20 40 Trenton Office - Trenton Times, General, 1958-1962
20 41 Trenton Office - Trenton Times, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1960-1961
20 42 Trenton Office - Yardville Youth Correction Center, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1964-1967
20 43 Trenton Office - Yardville Youth Correction Ctr., Sub-contractors, 1966-1968
20 44 Trenton Office - Yardville miscellaneous, 1965-1970
Box Folder
21 1 Professional Services - John F. Kennedy, Esq., 1976-1980
21 2 Professional Services - John F. Kennedy, Esq., 1978-1984
21 3 Professional Services - Krekstein, Rubin and Lasday, 1973-1977
21 4 Professional Services - Lord, Whip, Coughlin and Green, 1975-1977
21 5 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1961-1969
21 6 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1970-1973
21 7 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1961, 1974-1975
21 8 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1976-1978
21 9 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1979-1980
21 10 Professional Services - Thomas Munyan, 1981-1987
21 11 Professional Services - McShain vs. IRS, Lawyers Correspondence, 1974-1975
21 12 Professional Services - McShain vs. IRS, Lawyers Correspondence, 1976-1980
21 13 Professional Services - Income Tax Legal Issues, 1976-1979
21 14 Professional Services - John and Mary McShain vs. IRS, 1978-1979
21 15 Professional Services - McShain vs. IRS, Valuation of Non-Recourse Note, undated
21 16 Professional Services - Memo of Correspondence with Kennedy re. McShain's tax suit, April 23, 1976
21 17 Professional Services - McShain vs. Federal Ins. Co., vs. Paul Fry, McShain Deposition, April 20, 1976
21 18 Professional Services - McShain vs. Federal Ins. Co., vs. Paul Fry, McShain Deposition, April 21, 1976
21 19 Professional Services - McShain vs. Federal Ins. Co., vs. Paul Fry, McShain Deposition, April 28, 1976
21 20 Professional Services - Pannell, Kerr, Forster, & Co., CPA, 1971-1975
21 21 Professional Services - Pannell, Kerr, Forster, & Co., CPA, 1974-1985
21 22 Professional Services - Insurance, 1947-1949
21 23 Professional Services - Insurance, 1950
21 24 Professional Services - Fitzpatrick - Sechrist Insurance Brokers, 1975-1979
Box Folder
22 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Alexandria, VA property, 1960-1966
22 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Atlantic City Racing Assn., 1948
22 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Broad & Locust Garage, 1964-1970
22 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Capital Court Corp., 1961-1968
22 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Capital Court Corp. vs. District of Columbia, Transcript, January 18, 1962
22 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Capital Court Corp. vs. District of Columbia, Transcript, November 15, 1961, February 26, 1962
22 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Capitol Hill Associates, 1953-1967
22 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Carrier Air Conditioning Franchise, May 20, 1938
22 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Country Club Estates, Memos - R. Calhoun, June 1963-September 1967
22 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Country Club Estates, Inc., Information on Premises leased by Richard Calhoun, June 1963
22 11 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Country Club Estates, Inc., Information on Premises Letters soliciting office space, June-October 1963
22 12 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Goldman & Goldman Theatres, Inc. vs. McShain & McShain, Inc., & Country Club Estates, Brief for Appellees, January 1967
22 13 Miscellaneous Correspondence - First Pennsylvania Bank, 1954-1982
22 14 Miscellaneous Correspondence - George A. Fuller annual reports, 1926, 1940-1949, 1952, 1959
22 15 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Germantown Lincoln-Mercury, 1946-1948
22 16 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Germantown Lincoln-Mercury, 1949-1966
22 17 Miscellaneous Correspondence - MacMillan Oil, 1946-1947
22 18 Miscellaneous Correspondence - I. J. Horstmann & Sons, "Proposal For The Automation of The Dry Blending Dept.", undated
22 19 Miscellaneous Correspondence - I. J. Horstmann, Financial Information, 1977-1980
22 20 Miscellaneous Correspondence - I. J. Horstmann, Financial Information, 1977-1980
22 21 Miscellaneous Correspondence - I. J. Horstmann, Financial Information, 1977-1983
22 22 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Kenmar Steel Corp., Charter & Corp. Papers, 1963-1968
22 23 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Lakes Bay Corp., January 22, 1932 to December 5, 1978
22 24 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Weikel v. Lakes Bay Corp., Brief for Defendant's Appellees, undated
Box Folder
23 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Midday Correspondence, 1978-1980
23 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, General, 1953-1961
23 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, Inc., 1959-1960
23 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, Inc., 1960-1965
23 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, Inc., 1962-1967
23 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, Inc., 1966-1969
23 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Oil Distributors of Philadelphia, Inc., 1970-1986
23 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Seaview Country Club, 1964
23 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Sedgewick Farms, 1938-1950
23 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Supermarket General Corp., 1978-1988
23 11 Miscellaneous Correspondence - 250 S. 18th Street, 1971
23 12 Miscellaneous Correspondence - Zenitaka Corp., 1973-1974
B. Business papers - Project Files, 1942-1982
Scope and Content
Contain documentation on individual projects including: Arlington Hall, Army Map Service Building, Cathedral of St. Peter & St. Paul, Columbia Plaza, Harbour Square, Housing and Urban Development Building, Senate Office Building, Municipal Services Building (Philadelphia), National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, State Department Building and White House renovation. These files contain information about the costs of labor and materials, subcontractor agreements, materials used, accidents, and related lawsuits
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by name of project.
Box Folder
24 1 Arlington Hall, Audits, 1942, 1943
24 2 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous, "A", 1942, 1943
24 3 Arlington Hall, Barnhardt, Edward, 1942, 1943
24 4 Arlington Hall, Betti, Joseph, 1942, 1943
24 5 Arlington Hall, Brower, L.D., 1942
24 6 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "B", 1942, 1943
24 7 Arlington Hall, Capt. Coleman, 1942, 1943
24 8 Arlington Hall, Contra Account, 1943
24 9 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "C", 1943
24 10 Arlington Hall, Deposit Records, 1942, 1943
24 11 Arlington Hall, Equipment Rental Agreements, 1942
24 12 Arlington Hall, Fixed Fee Subcontracts, 1942, 1943
24 13 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous, "D-E-F-G", 1942, 1943
24 14 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "H", 1943
24 15 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "J", 1943
24 16 Arlington Hall, Labor Statistics, 1943
24 17 Arlington Hall, Lump Sum Construction Contract #2, 1942
24 18 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "L", 1942
24 19 Arlington Hall, John J. Manley, Insurance, 1943
24 20 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "M", 1942, 1943
24 21 Arlington Hall, Payroll Report, March 31, 1943
24 22 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "O, P", 1943
24 23 Arlington Hall, Resolution for War, Savings Bond, January 26, 1943
24 24 Arlington Hall, Time Sheets, 1942
24 25 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "R, S, T", 1943
24 26 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "U", 1942, 1943
24 27 Arlington Hall, Miscellaneous "V, W", 1942, 1943
24 28 Arlington Towers, undated
24 29 Army Map Service, Accident Reports, 1945
24 30 Army Map Service, Alexandria, Inc., 1945, 1946
24 31 Army Map Service, Alexandria Iron Works, 1945
24 32 Army Map Service, Armstrong Cork Co., 1945
24 33 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "A", 1945
24 34 Army Map Service, William Buckley Co., 1945
24 35 Army Map Service, Barber & Ross, 1945
24 36 Army Map Service, Bethlehem Steel Co., 1945
24 37 Army Map Service, Brick Memos, 1945
24 38 Army Map Service, Cement Reports, 1945
24 40 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "C" General Correspondence, 1945-1946
24 41 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "D" General Correspondence, 1945
24 42 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "E" General Correspondence, 1945
24 43 Army Map Service, Ford Electric Co., 1924, 1945
24 44 Army Map Service, Gichner Iron Works, 1945
24 45 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "H, I, J", 1945
24 46 Army Map Service, Indiana Limestone Co., 1945
24 47 Army Map Service, Instructions, 1945
24 48 Army Map Service, Kenmar Steel Co., 1945
24 49 Army Map Service, Kinnear Manufacturing Co., 1945
24 50 Army Map Service, Linck Sheet Metal Works, 1945
24 51 Army Map Service, Marshall & Gonwer, 1945
24 52 Army Map Service, Maryland Steel Products, 1945
24 53 Army Map Service, McLeod & Romborg Stone Co., 1945
24 54 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous Memo, 1945
24 55 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "M", 1945-1946
24 56 Army Map Service, Office of Price Administration
24 57 Army Map Service, Otis Elevator, 1945
24 58 Army Map Service, Phillips Lumber Co., 1945
24 59 Army Map Service, Pioneer Engineering Corp., 1945
24 60 Army Map Service, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, 1946
24 61 Army Map Service, Porter & Lockie, 1945
24 62 Army Map Service, Resident Engineer, 1945-1946
24 63 Army Map Service, Resident Engineer, 1945-1946
24 64 Army Map Service, Resident Engineer, 1945-1946
24 65 Army Map Service, Resident Engineer, 1943, 1945, 1946
24 66 Army Map Service, Rossyln Steel & Cement, 1945
24 67 Army Map Service, Royal Kalemia Door Co., 1945
24 68 Army Map Service, Rust Engineering Co., 1945
24 69 Army Map Service, Safety Reports, 1945
24 70 Army Map Service, Shellenburg & Co., 1945
24 71 Army Map Service, Standard Art Marble & Tile, 1945
24 72 Army Map Service, Standard Engineering, 1945-1946
24 73 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "S", 1945
24 74 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "T", 1945
24 75 Army Map Service, Union Steel Products, 1945
24 76 Army Map Service, Unions, 1945
24 77 Army Map Service, Vickery Stone Co., 1945
24 78 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "V", 1945
24 79 Army Map Service, War Bond Payroll Deductions, 1945
24 80 Army Map Service, Washington Brick Co., 1945
24 81 Army Map Service, Washington Tobacco Co., 1945, 1946
24 82 Army Map Service, Miscellaneous "W", 1945
24 83 Army Map Service, Invoice Register/R&I Reports, undated
Box Folder
25 1 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Discovery re. Catalytic Construction, January-July 1953
25 2 BBB Building, McShain v. BBB, Discovery re. Column & Girder Reinforcement, 1952, 1953, 1958
25 3 BBB Building, McShain v. BBB, Discovery Documents re. Bloor Fill, 1953
25 4 BBB Building, McShain v. BBB, Discovery re. Job Meetings, Minutes, 1952-1953
25 5 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Discovery re: McDermott (Clerk of Works), reports, 1952-1953
25 6 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, re: Premium Time, 1952-1953
25 7 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, re: Rental of 4-6 Floors, Catalytic Construction, 1952-1953
25 8 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Lawyers notes re: Column & Girder Reinforcement, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958
25 9 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Lawyers notes re: Floor Fill, undated
25 10 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Lawyers Notes re: McDermott (Clerk of Works), Reports of Job Meetings, undated
25 11 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Lawyers Notes re: Premium Time, undated
25 12 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, Lawyers Notes re: Rental of 3-6 Floors, Catalytic Construction, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959
25 13 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, "Specifications for the BBB Building, " Mechanical & Electrical Work, Philadelphia, undated
25 14 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, McShain v. BBB, "Specifications to Bailey, Banks & Biddle Building, " Philadelphia, July 31, 1952
25 15 Beth El Synagogue, General Correspondence, 1966-1968
25 16 Beth-El Synagogue, 1966
25 17 Blair House Renovation, Contract, June 1963-September 1964
25 18 Blair House Renovation, Contract, Monthly Requisition, October 1963-September 1965
25 19 Blair House Renovation, Washington, DC, Purchase Order Guide, 1963-1964
25 20 Blair House Renovation, Contract, Change Orders, July 1963-April 1964
25 21 Cathedral of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1969-1970
25 22 Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, PA, 1960
25 23 The Chapel of the Holy Child, New Sharon, PA, 1948, 1962
25 24 Chevy Chase, Maryland Development Company, 1947-1964
25 25 Chevy Chase, Maryland Development Company, 1947-1951
25 26 Columbia Plaza, Paul Fry Correspondence, 1968-1970
25 27 Columbia Plaza, Paul Fry Correspondence, 1971-1977
25 28 Columbia Plaza, Paul Fry Correspondence, 1970-1971
25 29 Columbia Plaza History, undated
25 30 Columbia Plaza, 1966-1978
25 31 Columbia Plaza, Paul Fry Correspondence, 1972, 1975
25 32 Columbia Plaza, FHA Regulations, 1965
25 33 Columbia Plaza Corporation/McShain, Inc. v. Security National Bank, et al., Security National Bank, Appellees, June 5, 1979
25 34 Columbia Plaza, Resume of the Activities of Clarence Rothenberg, October 16, 1961
Box Folder
26 1 Executive Office Building, Contract, Roofing Repairs, June-August 1967
26 2 Executive Office Building, Contract & Subcontractors, Roof Repairs, 1967
26 3 Executive Office Building, Washington, DC, Purchase Order Guide, 1965-1966
26 4 Federal Office Building #9, Progress Reports, 1960-1963
26 5 Federal Office Building #9, Progress Reports, 1960-1963
26 6 Federal Office Building #9, Progress Reports, 1963-1967
26 7 Federal Office Building #9, Change Orders, 1961-1964
26 8 Federal Office Building #9, Auditorium Building, 1963-1966
26 9 Federal Office Building #9, Change Orders, 1963-1965
26 10 Federal Office Building #9, Change Orders #147, 1960, 1961, 1963
26 11 Federal Office Building #9, Correspondence re: Contract, 1960
26 12 Federal Office Building #9, Marble Column repair, 1966
26 13 Federal Office Building #9, Purchase Order Guide, 1960-1963
26 14 Federal Office Building #9, Retention, 1964-1965
26 15 First Pennsylvania Bank Building, Philadelphia, 1967
26 16 Friendship Airport, Corporate Administrative Headquarters, 1964
26 17 GSA, Cost Changes, 1975
Box Folder
27 1 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - General Correspondence, 1961-1968
27 2 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - General Correspondence, 1961-1968
27 3 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Harbour Square, Inc., 1961-1965
27 4 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Inter-office Correspondence, 1961-1971
27 5 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Inter-office Correspondence, 1963-1966
27 6 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Chloethiel Smith, Architect, 1964
27 7 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence Architect, 1960-1971
27 8 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence re: Settlement of Architects fees, 1962-1967
27 9 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Shannon & Luchs "Before" photographs, 1963
27 10 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Subcontractors Correspondence, 1967
27 11 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - District of Columbia Development, Land Agency, 1963-1967
27 12 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Cost Statement, July 19, 1966
27 13 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence re. sale of Apartments, 1961, 1968
27 14 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence re. sale of Apartments, 1967
27 15 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence re. sale of Apartments, 1966
27 16 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Correspondence re. rental & sale of Apartments, 1968
27 17 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Management Reports, 1967-1968
27 18 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Co-operative ownership contract 1966, Membership List, 1967
27 19 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Promotional Literature, undated
27 20 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Paul S. Clohan, 1968-1969
27 21 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Thomas Clark, 1966
27 22 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Virginia Jerome, 1966-1967
27 23 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Virginia Jerome, 1967
27 24 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Liability Insurance, 1965-1971
27 25 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Costs, Projected & actual, 1962-1968
Box Folder
28 1 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - General Ledger, Columbia Plaza, March 1962-September 1969
28 2 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Financial Statements 1966-1967, Annual Report, 1967
28 3 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Operating Expenses, 1967-1968
28 4 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Accounts Receivable, 1969
28 5 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Accounts Receivable, 1968
28 6 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Accounts Receivable, 1967
28 7 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Owners v. McShain v. Satterlee and Smith, 1972-1974
28 8 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Board of Directors, Correspondence & Papers, 1964-1968
28 9 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Board of Directors Minutes, 1967
28 10 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Board of Directors Minutes, 1968
28 11 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Shannon & Luchs, 1961-1963
28 12 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Shannon & Luchs, 1963-1967
28 13 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Shannon & Luchs, Inter-office Correspondence, 1962-1967
28 14 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Edmund J. Flynn Co., 1964-1966
28 15 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Edmund J. Flynn Co., January-June 1966
28 16 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Edmund J. Flynn Co., 1966-1968
28 17 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Holiday Inn, Atlantic City, N.J., 1966
28 18 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Holy Child Chapel, New Sharon, PA, General, 1948-1949
28 19 Harbour Square - Housing & Home Finance Building - Housing & Home Finance Building, Washington, DC, 1966
Box Folder
29 1 Housing and Urban Development Building - General Correspondence, January 1968-May 1965
29 2 Housing and Urban Development Building - General Correspondence, November 1969-March 1968
29 3 Housing and Urban Development Building - General Correspondence, April 1969-July 1965
29 4 Housing and Urban Development Building - General Correspondence, July 1970-June 1965
29 5 Housing and Urban Development Building - General Correspondence, January 1970-October 1965
29 6 Housing and Urban Development Building - Progress Reports, July 1968-November 1967
29 7 Housing and Urban Development Building - Subcontractors - French Creek Granite Co., February 1969-August 1965
29 8 Housing and Urban Development Building - Subcontractors - Bluestone Paving, November 1967-May 1966
29 9 Housing and Urban Development Building - Subcontractors - Concrete Structures, Inc., December 1972-October 1970
29 10 Housing and Urban Development Building - Water Main Break, January 1975-December 1967
29 11 Housing and Urban Development Building - Cost of Temporary Heat, November 1974-December 1973
Box Folder
30 1 Jenkintown Ford, 1948
30 2 Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Subcontractors, Invoices & Agreements, 1966
30 3 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, DE, undated
30 4 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington Correspondence re. Cost Estimate, 1950-1951
30 5 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, Excavation, 1949-1950
30 6 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, General Correspondence, 1949-1950
30 7 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, General Correspondence, 1949-1951
30 8 John Wanamaker, Wilmington, Progress Meetings, 1950
30 9 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, DE, Bid Set, Specifications, nd
30 10 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, DE, Copies of Bills, 1949-1950
30 11 Kennedy Center Report on Government Liability for Project Delays, 1966, 1970, 1974
30 12 John F. Kennedy Plaza (Philadelphia), General Correspondence, 1967-1969
30 13 Labor & Industry Building, Harrisburg, PA, 1955
30 14 Lake's Bay Corp., Atlantic City Housing, 1946-1952
30 15 La Salle College, 1948
30 16 L'Enfant Plaza East, Inc. (Columbia Plaza), 1974-1980
30 17 McShain Building, Arlington, VA, Condemnation, 1963-1966
30 18 Medical Mission Sisters Building, General Correspondence, 1964-1966
30 19 Mont Alto State Sanitarium (Pennsylvania), 1939
Box Folder
31 1 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Access Panels, June-December 1964
31 2 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Acoustic Tile, November 1962-July 1965
31 3 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Approvals, October-November 1962
31 4 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Approvals, November 1962-December 1964
31 5 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Architects, July 1962-June 1966
31 6 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Ash Trays, October 1964
31 7 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Bids, Estimates, & Specs, July 1962-November 1966
31 8 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Brickwork, October 1964-December 1962
31 9 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Caissons, April 1962-December 1967
31 10 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Carpentry, October 1962
31 11 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Caulking, November 1962-June 1969
31 12 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Chalkboards, November 1962-March 1965
31 13 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Coat Racks, August 1962-July 1965
31 14 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Color Selections, December 1963-October 1964
31 15 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Concrete, August 1962-March 1965
31 16 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Darkroom Casework, August 1962-April 1966
31 17 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Delays/Extensions, December 1962-January 1965
31 18 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Delays/Extensions, December 1963-March 1965
31 19 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Delays/Extensions, August 1963-January 1965
31 20 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Drawing Follow-up, January 1963-October 1964
31 21 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Elevated Floors, June 1962-June 1960
31 22 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Elevator, September 1964-October 1967
31 23 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Elevator, October 1964-March 1965
31 24 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Elevator, January 1965-December 1966
31 25 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Excavations, August 1962-January 1964
31 26 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Flagpoles, August 1962-October 1965
31 27 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Glass & Glazing, October 1962-October 1965
31 28 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, March 1964-April 1964
31 29 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, May 1964-June 1964
31 30 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, May 1963-August 1963
31 31 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, September 1963-February 1964
31 32 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, February 1957-January 1964
Box Folder
32 1 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, December 1963-August 1964
32 2 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, January-June 1964
32 3 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Granite, December 1964-September 1966
32 4 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Hardware, August 1962-June 1966
32 5 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Havling & Setting, July 1963-February 1964
32 6 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Hollow Metal, September 1962-June 1966
32 7 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Insulation, March 1964-April 1964
32 8 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Job Meetings, October 1962-February 1964
32 9 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Job Meeting, March 1964-July 1965
32 10 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Labor Cost Sheets, September 1963-October 1966
32 11 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Labor Disputes, October 1964-June 1966
32 12 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Landscaping, January 1963-January 1966
32 13 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Lath and Plastering, October 1962-December 1965
32 14 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Lockers, August 1962-February 1965
32 15 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Mail Conveyors, October 1962-January 1967
32 16 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Millwork, March 1963-April 1966
32 17 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Miscellaneous, November 1961-February 1964
32 18 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Miscellaneous, May 1964-May 1968
32 19 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Miscellaneous Metal & Structural Steel, September 1962-February 1966
32 20 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Office Partitions, August 1962-October 1965
32 21 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Ornamental Metal, August 1962-June 1968
32 22 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Owners (Elevators), July 1962-October 1971
32 23 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Painting, August 1962-October 1966
32 24 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Payments, October 1962-May 1969
32 25 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Permits, October 1962-February 1964
32 26 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Photos, November 1962
32 27 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Plaza Lighting, June 1964-December 1962
32 28 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Pneumatic Tube System, August 1962-October 1962
32 29 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Toilet Partitions, August 1962-April 1966
32 30 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia - Waterproofing, January 1963, August 1962
Box Folder
33 1 National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, 1949
33 2 NIH Animal Center, Poolesville, MD, Purchase Order Guide, 1963-1967
33 3 National Rifle Association, Purchase Order Guide, Washington, DC, 1964-1965
33 4 National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Board of Trustees Minutes, 1966
33 5 National Shrine Contract, Contractor, Owner, Agreement, November 9, 1954
33 6 National Shrine Contract, John McBeath & Sons, February 1955
33 7 National Shrine Contract, Indiana Limestone, Correspondence & Contract, January-October 1957
33 8 National Shrine Contract - Estimates, undated
33 9 National Shrine Contract, Specifications, November 1954
33 10 National Shrine Contract, Correspondence with Architect, December 1954-December 1956
33 11 National Shrine Contract, Correspondence with Architect, January 1957-October 1960
33 12 National Shrine Contract, Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Daily Report, February 26, 1958
33 13 National Shrine Contract, General Correspondence, November 1954-November 1960
33 14 National Shrine Contract, Inter-office Correspondence, November 1954-July 1960
33 15 Nazareth Hospital, 1966
33 16 Nazareth Hospital, General Correspondence, 1965-1966
33 17 New Sharon - Sisters of the Holy Jesus (Alterations) General Correspondence, February 1970-October 1972
33 18 New Sharon, Paul Getz, Architect, December 1970-November 1971
33 19 New Sharon, Carl Moser, Interior design, 1970
33 20 New Sharon, Sisters of the Holy Jesus, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1970-1971
33 21 Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Philadelphia), General Correspondence, 1966
33 22 Our Lady of Lourdes, Classrooms, General Correspondence, April 1, 1969-February, 1970
Box Folder
34 1 Park Plaza Hotel, 1966
34 2 Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trust, Packard Building, 1950
34 3 Pennsylvania-Dixie Cement Corporation, 1922-1927
34 4 Pennsylvania Railroad, Philadelphia Improvements, 1951
34 5 Pennsylvania Turnpike, 1946
34 6 Pentagon, Installation Bus Duct Contract, 1966
34 7 Pentagon, Army War Room Contract, 1966-1968
34 8 Pentagon Reconstruction, Contract No. 2, 1959
34 9 Pentagon Reconstruction, Correspondence, re. Moeller Air Compressor, 1959
34 10 Pentagon Reconstruction, General Correspondence, 1959
34 11 Pentagon Army War Room, Inter-Office Correspondence and Change Orders, 1966-1968
34 12 Pentagon, Installation of Bus Duct, Monthly Requisition, 1966
34 13 Pentagon Reconstruction, Payroll, 1959
34 14 Pentagon Reconstruction, Payroll, 1959
34 15 Pentagon Information System, Purchase Order Guide, 1965-1968
34 16 Pentagon, Army War Room, Labor Costs, 1965-1966
34 17 Philadelphia Naval Hospital, 1934
34 18 Philadelphia Miscellaneous Projects, 1966-1970
34 19 Sale of Presidential Mortgage, General Correspondence, 1976-1979
34 20 Presidential Apartments, Metrocen Suit, James Francis Lawler, General Correspondence, 1976
34 21 Presidential Apartments, Metrocen Suit, James Francis Lawler, 1977-1979
34 22 Presidential Apartments, Metrocen v. John McShain Charities, McShain Deposition, March 9, 1975
34 23 Presidential Apartments, 1951-1962
34 24 Presidential Apartments, General Correspondence, 1952-1969
34 25 Presidential Apartments, General Correspondence & Complaints, 1969-1977
34 26 Presidential Apartments, General Correspondence, 1970-1976
34 27 Presidential Apartments, General Correspondence, 1978-1979
34 28 Presidential Apartments, Comparison with Parkway House, January 1953
34 29 Quantico Project
Box Folder
35 1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, 1939
35 2 Rosemont College, Education & Faculty Building, General Correspondence, 1967-1970
35 3 Rosemont College, Education Faculty Building, Weekly Cost Sheets, 1968
35 4 St. Francis Country House, Air Conditioning, 1980-1982
35 5 St. Francis Country House, New Addition, 1974-1978
35 6 St. Joseph's Retreat (Malvern, PA), 1972-1973
35 7 St. Luke's Hospital, McShain v. Johns Manville, Exhibits, 1949, 1946, 1945, 1947
35 8 St. Martin of Tours Rectory, General Correspondence, 1969-1970
35 9 St. Matthew's School (Philadelphia), 1950
35 10 School of the Holy Child, Bethesda, MD, Correspondence & Sub- contractors, 1966-1967
35 11 Sedgwick Farms, Legal Correspondence, Vincent McDevitt, 1940-1944
35 12 Sedgwick Farms, Settlement Sheets, 1937-1947
35 13 Sedgwick Farms Papers, 1940-1950
35 14 Sedgwick Farms Insurance, 1940-1943
35 15 Sedgwick Farms Workpapers, 1942-1946
35 16 Sedgwick Farms, Financial Statements, 1942-1944
35 17 Sedgwick Farms, Extras, Job #2, Country Homes, Inc., 1941-1943
35 18 Sedgwick Farms, Settlements, 1940-1943
35 19 Senate Office Building, Original Contract, January 10, 1955
35 20 Senate Office Building, U.S.A. v. McShain, 1959-1967
35 21 Senate Office Building, Correspondence re: Foundation Cave-in Claim, 1954-1967
35 22 Society of the Holy Child Jesus (School), Potomac, MD, Purchase Order Guide, 1965-1966
35 23 Society of the Holy Child Jesus (School), Bethesda, MD, 1966
Box Folder
36 1 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, December 1956-September 1956
36 2 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, May 1957-December 1956
36 3 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, December 1957-May 1957
36 4 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, May 1958-December 1957
36 5 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, July 1958-June 1958
36 6 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, August 1958-September 1958
36 7 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Daily Reports, December 1958-September 1958
36 8 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Change Orders, 1960-1961
36 9 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Con Re. Claim, 1957-1966
36 10 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Court Decision Damages, 1958-1973
36 11 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Estimates, Subcontractors' Schedules, Change Orders, 1957-1961
36 12 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Lawyers Correspondence, 1964-1966
36 13 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Lawyers Correspondence, 1966-1970
Box Folder
37 1 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Lawyer's Correspondence, 1969
37 2 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Make-up bids & specs, 1957
37 3 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Make-up bids & specs, 1957-1959
37 4 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Purchase Order Guide, 1956-1961
37 5 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Purchase Order Guide, 1957-1962
37 6 State Department Building-Washington, DC - William Russell, 1957-1970
37 7 State Department Building-Washington, DC - William Russell, 1957-1962
37 8 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Foundation Claim Specs, August 1956
37 9 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Subcontractors invoices for monthly requisition, 1958-1961
37 10 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, December 1956-May 1961
37 11 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, January 1957-January 1961
37 12 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, July 1957-December 1958
37 13 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, January 1959-December 1959
37 14 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, January 1960-November 1960
37 15 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure, Weekly Cost Sheets, November 1960-March 1961
37 16 State Department Building-Washington, DC - Superstructure Correspondence, re: Change Orders, December 1959-February 1961
Box Folder
38 1 Sunbury (PA) Plant (Penn. Power & Light Co.), Cost Sheets, etc., 1947-1948
38 2 Swiss Chancery, Contract, 1958
38 3 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, Wall Collapse, McShain v. Henkels & McCoy, 1967-1973
38 4 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, Nolen-Swinburne, & Assoc., Architect, 1968-1969
38 5 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, Floors, 1968-1969
38 6 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, General Correspondence, A-G, 1968-1969
38 7 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, General Correspondence, H-Y, 1968-1969
38 8 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, General Correspondence, Work Reports, 1968-1969
38 9 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, Inter-Office Correspondence, 1968-1969
38 10 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, McShain v. G.S.A., 1969-1973
38 11 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, McShain v. Henkels & McCoy, 1973-1974
38 12 Temple University, Robertson v. McShain, 1976-1978
38 13 Temple University, Phys. Ed. Building, Science Building, 1960
Box Folder
39 1 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Frank J. Luchs Proposal, November 1952-April 1953
39 2 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General, 1951-1965
39 3 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General, December 1952-March 1963
39 4 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General, January 1953-January 1981
39 5 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, October 1980, December 1976-April 1974, March 1955
39 6 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, June 1974-June 1985
39 7 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Shannon & Luchs Correspondence, December 1952-October 1953
39 8 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Shannon & Luchs Correspondence, August 1953-February 1969
39 9 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Leases, January 1953-December 1955
39 10 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Leases, January 1955-December 1959
39 11 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Leases, January 1960-December 1961
39 12 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - Leases, December 1961-June 1965
39 13 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, John D. Lane, Esq., March 1957-May 1973
39 14 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, John D. Lane, Esq., August 1972-September 1982
39 15 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Richard Lane, Esq., December 1973-September 1974
39 16 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Quarterly Payments by John Akridge, October 1978-December 1984
39 17 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Greenhoot, Inc., March 1965-December 1976
39 18 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Greenhoot, Inc., January 1974-June 1977
39 19 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Monthly Receipt Sheets, Greenhoot Inc., July 1966-December 1975
39 20 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, 14th & "H" St. Monument Parking Co., 1975
39 21 Trans-Lux Building-Washington, DC - General Correspondence, Taxes, February 1974-June 1976
Box Folder
40 1 U.S. State Department Building, lawsuit, 1959
40 2 U.S. Treasury Building, 1968
40 3 University of Pennsylvania, General Correspondence, Accounts, 1970-1974
40 4 University of Pennsylvania, General Correspondence, A, 1970-1971, 1973-1974
40 5 University of Pennsylvania, General Correspondence, B-K, 1969-1973
40 6 University of Pennsylvania, General Correspondence, M-W, 1969-1973
40 7 University of Pennsylvania, General Correspondence, G.S.A. Contract, 1973-1974, 1976-1977
40 8 University of Pennsylvania, Inter-office, January 1970-March 1971
40 9 University of Pennsylvania, Inter-office, April 1971-December 1973
40 10 University of Pennsylvania, G.S.A. v. McShain, October 1971-December 1973
40 11 University of Pennsylvania, G.S.A. v. McShain, October 1974-November 1977
40 12 University of Pennsylvania, Classroom Building, Ceiling Repairs, 1972-1973
Box Folder
41 1 Villanova, Regional House & Chapel, General Correspondence, 1967-1968
41 2 Villanova, Regional House & Chapel, General Correspondence, 1967-1968
41 3 Villanova Regional House, August 19, 1966
41 4 Washington, DC, Miscellaneous Project
41 5 Water Treatment Plant (Philadelphia)
41 6 Western State School and Hospital, Cannonsburg, PA, 1972-1973
41 7 White House Renovation bids, 1949
41 8 White House Renovation Contract, Barber Shop, 1965
41 9 White House Renovation, Contract, Change Orders, 1963-1964
41 10 White House Renovation, Contracts, 1965
41 11 White House Renovation, Telephone Room, Contract, Change Orders, Sub-Contractors, 1965-1967
41 12 White House Renovation, Contract, Correspondence, 1963-1964
41 13 White House Renovation, Contract, Frame Room (Conduit), 1965-1966
41 14 White House Renovation Contract, Manhole, 1965-1966
41 15 White House Renovation Contract, Monthly Requisitions, 1963-1964
41 16 White House, Renovation of West Wing, Purchase Order Guide, 1963-1964
41 17 White House, Purchase Order Guide, 1965-1966
41 18 White House Renovation, Contract, Switchboard, 1965-1966
41 19 White House, Telephone Room, Purchase Order Guide, 1965-1966
41 20 White House Renovations, Contract, Telephone Room, Change Orders & Contract, 1965-1966
41 21 Wm. Penn Museum, Lawyers Correspondence, June 15, 1973-June 1, 1977
41 22 Wm. Penn Museum, G.S.A. v. Laurie Green & McShain, Inc., June 7, 1977-June 18, 1979
41 23 Wm. Penn Memorial & Archives, G.S.A. v. Laurie Green & McShain, Inc., Lawyers Correspondence, August 14, 1979
41 24 Wm. Penn Museum, G.S.A. v. Laurie Green & McShain, Inc., Lawyers Correspondence, July 13, 1979-October 28, 1980
41 25 Wm. Penn Memorial Museum, G.S.A. v. Laurie Green & McShain, Inc., Lawyers Correspondence, 1975, 1981
41 26 Wm. Penn Museum, Brief, G.S.A. v. Laurie Green & McShain Inc., Lawyers Correspondence, 1975, 1981
41 27 William Penn Memorial Museum, Lawyers Correspondence, September 8, 1981-March 3, 1982
41 28 Wm. Penn Museum, Lawyer's Correspondence, April 18, 1982-May 10, 1982
41 29 William Penn Memorial Museum, 1982-1983
41 30 Yardville, N.J., Youth Correction Center, 1966
Box Folder
42 1 Abraham Lincoln High School (Philadelphia), 1949-1950
42 2 Central High School (Philadelphia), 1937
42 3 Central High School (Philadelphia), 1937
42 4 Coatesville High School, 1938
42 5 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (Hyde Park), 1939
42 6 Georgetown College - University Hospital, 1944
42 7 Internal Revenue Building (Washington, DC), 1934
42 8 Lit Bros. Department Store (Buttonhouse Warehouse Company v. John McShain), 1947
42 9 La Salle College (Classrooms), 1947
42 10 Library of Congress (Annex), 1934
42 11 Maryland State Normal School (Bowie, MD), 1937
42 12 Municipal Court Building, 1938
42 13 National Medical Center (Bethesda, MD), 1948
42 14 Naval Test Center (Patuxent River, Md.), 1947
Box Folder
43 1 Naval Medical Center (Washington, DC), 1938
43 2 Naval Medical Center (Washington, DC), 1939
43 3 Navy, Bureau of Yards and Docks (Arlington, VA), 1945
43 4 New Pennsylvania Industrial School for Boys (White Hill, PA), 1938
43 5 New Pennsylvania Industrial School for Boys (White Hill, PA), 1938
43 6 Pennsylvania Power & Light Company (Sunbury, PA), Steam Electric Plant, 1948-1949
43 7 Pennsylvania Power & Light Company (Sunbury, PA), Steam Electric Plant, 1948-1949
43 8 Pennsylvania Power & Light Company (Sunbury, PA), Steam Electric Plant, 1948-1949
43 9 Public School (Midvale and Conrad Streets), Philadelphia
C. Contract files
Scope and Content
Contains copies of contracts and some related correspondence documenting John McShain's major projects during the 1935-1950 period. Included are contracts for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (1939), War Department Building, Pentagon (1940), Library of Congress Annex (1934), Naval Medical Center, Washington, DC (1939), Internal Revenue Building (1934), Washington National Airport (1941), and Thomas Jefferson Memorial (1939)
Box Folder
44 1 Prosthetic Laboratory. U.S. Navy. National Training Center (Port Deposit, MD), 1943
44 2 Selengrove (PA), State Colony for Epileptics, 1938-1939
44 3 Selengrove (PA), State Colony for Epileptics, 1938-1939
44 4 Sewage Treatment Plant (Washington, DC), 1934
44 5 Stanley S. Holmes Housing Project (Atlantic City, N.J.), 1935-1936
44 6 Thomas Jefferson Memorial (Washington, DC), 1939
44 7 War Department Building (first unit), Washington, DC, 1940
44 8 Washington National Airport, 1941
44 9 Zerbe Township (PA) School District, 1947
D. Bids and Estimates, 1932-1975
Scope and Content
Contains copies of John McShain's estimates on most of the projects which the company bid on, including the Roosevelt Library, White House renovation, Pentagon, and National Airport. This subseries is broken down by office (Washington, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Baltimore.) There is also information on competitive bids, labor and material costs
Box Folder
45 1 Notebook of bids and estimates, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Baltimore Offices, 1947-1958
45 2 Jobs in Baltimore, Washington, and vicinity, John McShain, Inc., and competitors, 1937-1951
45 3 Baltimore office, 1941-1944 [Estimates and miscellaneous bid information; Annapolis Hospital Building; Armistead Gardens, Baltimore; Army Map Service Building, Dalecarlia, MD; Bainbridge job; Beltsville Research Laboratory; Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Sparrows Point, MD)]
45 4 Baltimore Office, 1938-1947 [Estimate and miscellaneous bid information on; Flemming School Addn; , Soldiers Point, MD; Filtration Plant, Dalecarlia, MD; Frederick Douglass Homes, Baltimore; Dundalk School; Laurel District Training School (Hospital and Administration Bldg; ); McCulloh Homes Housing Project; State of Maryland Dept; of Health; Sheep House; State of Maryland Normal School, Bowie, MD]
45 5 Baltimore Office, 1939-1947 [Estimate and miscellaneous bid information on; St; Edward's Church, Baltimore; Service School Group, Port Deposit; Service School Group, Prosthetic Laboratory; Springhard High School; University of Maryland, Hospital Addns; University of Maryland, Bressler Memorial Hospital; University of Maryland, School of Dentistry and Nurses Home, Alts, and Addns; Women's Prison, Jessup MD; Miscellaneous Financial Information, Baltimore office -- status of contract]
45 6 Baltimore miscellaneous, bids & estimates, 1953-1954 [Including office financial statements, 1953-1954]
45 7 Baltimore Office - bid tabulations, 1945-1954
45 8 Baltimore Office, miscellaneous bids and bid tabulations, 1955-1961
45 9 Baltimore Office - bid tabulations, 1962-1967
45 10 Baltimore Office - project list, bids and costs, 1956-1963
45 11 New York area bids and estimates, 1932-1941 [Gowanda State Homeopathic Hospital; Roosevelt Library - Hyde Park, N.Y; Willowbrook Buildings, #4 and 18, Staten Island, N.Y]
45 12 Philadelphia Office bids, 1937-1949 [Central High School; Cheltenham; Coatesville High School; Concession Buildings; Elementary Schools (Philadelphia); Finance Building - Harrisburg; Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital; Harrisburg State Hospital; Horstmann Power House]
45 13 Philadelphia Office Bids, L-O, 1932-1940
45 14 Philadelphia Office, Bids, P-R, 1931-1940 [Pennsylvania Industrial School, White Hill; Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board; Pennsylvania State College; Pennsylvania Turnpike; Post Office - Philadelphia; Residence #23, Lower Merion Township; Rhawnhurst Elementary School; Rockland State Hospital]
45 15 Philadelphia Office, bid tabulations, competitive bids, 1956-1965
45 16 Philadelphia Office miscellany, 1950-1962 [Including cost sheets balances due to subcontractors, labor and material cost breakdown various projects including Municipal Services Building]
Box Folder
46 1 Trenton Office, Bids, A-C, 1939-1941 [Atlantic City Housing Project (subcontractor's report); Atlantic City Post Office; Atlantic City - Stanley Homes Project; Atlantic City - Jonathan Pitney Village; Cuyler School]
46 2 Trenton area bids, estimates, & miscellaneous bid, 1937-1947 [General Motors Plant, Trenton; Stacy Laundry Addn; Trenton; Trenton Barracks; Trenton Housing; Trenton Office; Public Housing Project, Trenton, N;J; U;S; Army Camp Dix Hdq; & Admin. Building]
46 3 Trenton Area - Bid tabulations, 1945-1969
46 4 Washington area bids, 1938-1959 [Jefferson Memorial; Kiplinger Building; Langston Stadium Residence Halls; Longfellow Building; Map Service Building; Municipal Court Building, District of Columbia; National Airport, Washington, DC; National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception]
46 5 Washington Area Office, 1938-1948 [St. Agnes Hospital, Maternity Building; St. Joseph's College; St. Joseph's Villa; St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem; Sayre Junior High School; Selinsgrove; Skin and Cancer Hospital; State Farm Shoe Arena; United States Court House; United States Custom House; Western State Psychiatric Hospital; Wills Eye Hospital; Wilmington Post Office]
46 6 Washington area office, bid tabulations, 1949-1955
46 7 Washington area office, estimates and miscellaneous information, 1955-1958 [Includes information on Atomic Energy Commission Building, Swiss Embassy, National Institute of Health Building, and U.S. Capitol, East Front Extension]
46 8 Washington area office, bids, tabulations and miscellaneous information, 1959-1964
46 9 Washington area office, billing, receipts and costs, 1940-1941
46 10 Washington Office, General Accounting Office Labor Costs, 1951
46 11 Washington Office miscellany, 1949-1964 [Including figures on labor and material costs,]
46 12 Bids, General information, work completed sheets, 1951-1952
46 13 Bids General information - material and labor costs, 1952, 1954
46 14 John McShain, Inc., List of contracts, Delaware Corporation, 1945-1949
Box Folder
OS 47 1 Baltimore City Hospital, Gerontology Building, 1965
OS 47 2 Baltimore County Office Building, 1954
OS 47 3 Baltimore County Court House, 1957
OS 47 4 Baltimore Federal Reserve Bank, 1955
OS 47 5 Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan, 1950
OS 47 6 Christ Church, 1970
OS 47 7 Glenmount School, 1955
OS 47 8 Good Samaritan Hospital
OS 47 9 Gray Nuns Mother House, 1966
OS 47 10 Greenspring, Junior High School, 1970
OS 47 11 Herring River Junior High School, 1961
OS 47 12 Indiana University Men's Dorm, 1962
OS 47 13 Johns Hopkins University
OS 47 14 Johns Hopkins University
OS 47 15 Johns Hopkins University
OS 47 16 Johns Hopkins University
OS 47 17 Johnstown Catholic High School, 1961
OS 47 18 Kennecott Refining Corporation (administration building and laboratory)
OS 47 19 Maryland Institution for Men, 1963
OS 47 20 Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, PA, 1962
OS 47 21 Memorial Chapel, Loyola College, 1949
OS 47 22 Montebello State Hospital, 1955
OS 47 23 Mount Pleasant (PA) High School, 1964
Box Folder
OS 48 1 National Institute of Health (animal center), Poolesville, MD, 1965
OS 48 2 Office Building (Sinclair Lane), Baltimore, 1954
OS 48 3 Old Mill Education Center, University of Maryland, 1974
OS 48 4 Our Lady of Loretta Seminary (Loretta, PA), 1962
OS 48 5 St. Bartholomew's Church, 1955
OS 48 6 Sacred Heart Hospital (Cumberland, MD), 1964
OS 48 7 Senior High School #40, 1968
OS 48 8 St. Matthew's School and Convent
OS 48 9 University of Maryland (Medical Teaching facilities, 1974
OS 48 10 Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital, 1961
OS 48 11 West Virginia University
OS 48 12 West Virginia University
OS 48 13 United States Navy Academy Bancroft Hall, 1958
OS 48 14 William Lemmel High School, 1959
OS 48 15 William Penn Memorial Museum, 1954
OS 48 16 Baltimore miscellaneous
Box Folder
OS 49 1 Jefferson Medical College - Student Nurse's Residence, September 1959
OS 49 1a John McShain, Inc. (office addition), 1961, John F. Kennedy Plaza, 1968
OS 49 2 John Wanamaker, Wilmington Store, June 1949
OS 49 3 La Salle College Library, undated
OS 49 4 Madison House (Residential Apartments), September 1956
OS 49 4a Maria Joseph Mana, 1964-1965
OS 49 5 Marine Corps., Depot and warehouse Addn., December 1946
OS 49 6 Mater Misericordia School (Merion Station, PA), May 1954
OS 49 7 Misericordia Hospital, December 1950, July 1957
OS 49 8 Misericordia Hospital, December, 1950, July 1957
OS 49 9 Mercy Hospital - Altoona, PA
OS 49 9a Melrose Academy, Cheltenham, PA, 1960
OS 49 9b Most Blessed Trinity Convent, 1960
OS 49 10 Morris Leeds Junior High School, February 1953
OS 49 10a Municipal Services Building, 1964-1965
OS 49 11 Naval Aviation supply Depot, May 1945
OS 49 11a Nazareth Hospital (Addn.), 1964-1965
OS 49 12 New Senior High School (Philadelphia), June 1948
OS 49 12a Our Lady of Lourdes School, 1964
OS 49 13 Penn State University, undated
OS 49 14 Penn State University, undated
OS 49 15 Penn State University, undated
OS 49 16 Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trusts (1500 Chestnut Street)
OS 49 17 Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trusts (1500 Chestnut Street)
OS 49 18 Pennsylvania Power & Light Company, November 1949
OS 49 19 Pennsylvania Railroad Shops, yards, 32nd and Arch Street and Freight facilities
OS 49 20 Pennsylvania Railroad Shops, yards, 32nd and Arch Street and Freight facilities
OS 49 21 Philadelphia General Hospital Neurological Building, May 1949
OS 49 21a Philadelphia Hospitality Center, 1960
OS 49 22 Philadelphia International Airport Terminal Building, February 1950
OS 49 23 Philadelphia International Airport Terminal Building, February 1950
OS 49 24 Philadelphia State Office Building, May 1956
OS 49 25 RCA Tube Plant Extension (Lancaster, PA), December 1948
Box Folder
OS 50 1 Abbott's Dairy, 1963
OS 50 1a Academy of the New Church, Benade Hall, Bryn Athyn, PA, February 1950
OS 50 2 AT&T, Long Distance Switching Center, April 1955
OS 50 3 Bailey, Banks, and Biddle Building, August 1952
OS 50 4 The Barclay Building, Belmont & City Line Avenues, November 1958
OS 50 5 Beneficial Savings Fund Society, August 1954
OS 50 5a Beth-El-Synagogue, 1966
OS 50 6 Boulevard Center, November 1952
OS 50 6a Bucks County Court House, Doylestown, PA, 1960
OS 50 7 Bureau of Yards and Docks, Warehouse Extension, November 1945
OS 50 8 Broad Street Trust Company, May 1957
OS 50 9 Broad and Locust Garage, December 1959
OS 50 10 Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, PA, April 1959
OS 50 11 Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul Chapel, January 1954
OS 50 12 Cathedral Parish Convent, June 1956
OS 50 12a City Line Office Building, 1961
OS 50 13 Convalescent Home and Convent (Darby, PA), July 1953
OS 50 14 Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Boiler Plant, December 1950
OS 50 15 Federal Reserve Ban, Philadelphia, December 1951
OS 50 16 George C. Thomas High School (Philadelphia), February 1951
OS 50 17 Germantown Lincoln Mercury, December 1948
OS 50 18 Global Communications, Andrews Field (Brandywine, PA), October 1951
OS 50 19 Harrisburg - State Office Building, May 1953
OS 50 19a Philadelphia Holiday Inn, January 1967
OS 50 19b Holy Child School
OS 50 20 Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, Philadelphia, PA, October 1949
OS 50 21 House of the Good Shepherd, May 1949
OS 50 22 Home for Aged Priests (Darby, PA), December 1947
OS 50 22a House of Detention, 1961
OS 50 23 Institute for Defective Delinquents (Luzerne County, PA), October 1958
Box Folder
OS 51 1 Rosemont College, undated
OS 51 2 Rosemont College, Science Building, 1952
OS 51 3 Rosemont College, Dining Hall, 1955
OS 51 4 Rosemont College, Novitiate Building, 1951
OS 51 5 Rosemont College, Education and Faculty, 1967-1968
OS 51 6 Rosemont College, Library, 1954
OS 51 7 Rosemont College, Prep School, 1956
OS 51 8 Rosemont College, Dorm, 1952
OS 51 9 Sacred Heart Home - Philadelphia, December 1952
OS 51 10 Second National Bank, undated
OS 51 11 Sisters of Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Danville, PA), August 1955
OS 51 12 St. Bernard's Church (Philadelphia), February 1952
OS 51 13 St. Francis Home for Convalescents Darby, PA, March 1950
OS 51 14 St. John's Church (Philadelphia), undated
OS 51 15 St. Joseph's College - Field House, August 1949
OS 51 16 St. Loyuis Convent Rectory, Yeadon, PA, September 1950
OS 51 17 St. Maria's Goretti High School, September 1954
OS 51 18-20 St. Martin's Church, undated
OS 51 21 St. Martin's School (Philadelphia), September 1948
OS 51 22 St. Matthew's Convent School Addition, November 1952
OS 51 23 St. Patrick's Basement Church, March 1954
OS 51 25 Temple University
OS 51 26 Temple University Medical Center, January 1954
OS 51 27 Trinitarian Convent, September 1959
OS 51 28 US Navy Yard (Philadelphia), July 1947
OS 51 28a University of Pennsylvania Classroom Building, 1967
OS 51 29 University of West Virginia (Morgantown)
OS 51 29a Villanova Chapel
OS 51 30 Veterans Administration Hospital (Philadelphia), 1949, 1952
OS 51 31 Veterans Administration Hospital (Philadelphia), 1949, 1952
OS 51 32 William Dick School, February 1953
OS 51 33 Western Pennsylvania State School and Hospital (Cannonsburg, PA), August 1959
OS 51 34 Widener Memorial School, 1954
OS 51 35 WDFI Radio Station, 1963
Box Folder
OS 52 1 American Cyanamid Company (Clarksville, N.J.), 1960
OS 52 2 American Radiator Standard Sanitary Corp., 1954
OS 52 3 Atlantic City Transportation Company, 1958
OS 52 4 Chapel - Mt. Saint Mary's Academy, 1955
OS 52 5 Delaware River Basin Commission (Headquarters Building), 1969
OS 52 6 Immaculate Conception Church (Trenton), 1960
OS 52 7 Holiday Inn (Trenton), 1967
OS 52 8 Holiday Inn (Atlantic City), 1966
OS 52 9 Mercer Hospital (East wing addition), 1968
OS 52 10 Mt. Saint Mary's Academy, 1965
OS 52 11 N.J. Porcelain Company, 1955
OS 52 12 Princeton University dormitories, 1963
OS 52 13 Princeton Shopping Center, 1953
OS 52 14 Sacred Heart Auditorium (Mt. Holly, N.J.), 1954
OS 52 15 Saint Paul's Church - Convent - Rectory, 1955
OS 52 16 Society of the Child Jesus (Senior High School), 1957
OS 52 17 Socony Oil Company (Paulsboro, N.J.), 1960
OS 52 18 Socony Mobil Oil Company (Nuclear Research Building), Pennington, N.J., 1958
OS 52 19 Trenton Lutheran Housing for the Elderly, 1971
OS 52 20 Trenton Times Newspaper Plant, 1958
OS 52 21 Trinity Cathedral (Trenton, N.J.), 1952
OS 52 22-23 Yardsville Correction Center -- various projects, undated
Box Folder
OS 53 1 Administration Group Buildings, East Building
OS 53 2 Apex Building
OS 53 3 Archives Building
OS 53 4 Bureau of Printing and Engraving Buildings
OS 53 5 Yards and Docks
OS 53 6 Department of Justice Building
OS 53 7 Department of Labor and Commerce Building
OS 53 8 Department of Internal Revenue Building
OS 53 9 Department of Interior Building
OS 53 10 District of Columbia jail
OS 53 11 Federal Office Building No. 2
OS 53 12 Federal Warehouse Extension
OS 53 13 Georgetown University Hospital
OS 53 14 General Accounting Office Building
OS 53 15 Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
OS 53 16 Patuxent River naval Air Station
OS 53 17 Police Court Building, Washington, DC
OS 53 18 Post Office Department Building
OS 53 19 Quantico Marine Barracks
OS 53 20 Ridge Road Housing Project
OS 53 21 St. Elizabeth's Hospital
OS 53 22 Social Security Board and Railroad Retirement Buildings
OS 53 23 United States Court House Building
OS 53 24 United States Treasury Building
OS 53 25 War Department Building (Pentagon)
OS 53 26 Washington Post Building
OS 53 27 White House renovation
OS 53 28 Windsor Hotel
Box Folder
OS 54 1 Andrew Memmon Memorial Fountain, undated
OS 54 2 Arlington National Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, March 1958
OS 54 3 Arlington Towers Apartments, June 1964
OS 54 4 Belgian Chancellery, November 1955
OS 54 5 Benjamin Franklin Building, May 1950
OS 54 6 Camp Ritchie
OS 54 6a CIA Building
OS 54 7 Church of the Annunciation, Parish School, July 1953
OS 54 8 Claretian House of Studies, July 1956
OS 54 9 Connecticut Avenue Building
OS 54 10 Dominican House of Studies, February 1955
OS 54 11 Du Pont Circle, May 1956
OS 54 12 Georgetown University - McDonough Memorial Gymnasium, November 1951
OS 54 13 National Catholic Welfare Conference Building, November 1958
OS 54 14-16 National Institute of Health -- various projects, undated
OS 54 17 National Rifle Association Building, August 1955
OS 54 18 Pennsylvania Office Building, May 1953
OS 54 19 Pennsylvania Building
OS 54 20 St. Paul's College, December 1954
OS 54 21 Smithsonian Institution, Museum of History and Technology, undated
OS 54 22 State Department Building -- various projects, 1959
OS 54 23 State Department Building -- various projects, 1959
OS 54 24 Swiss Chancery Building, July 1958
OS 54 25 U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Building, 1956
OS 54 26 U.S. Capitol Extension at Central and East Front, 1958
OS 54 27 U.S. House of Representatives Office Building, 1958
OS 54 28 U.S. Senate Office Building, 1955
OS 54 29 Miscellaneous
Box Folder
OS 55 1 Blair House renovation, 1963
OS 55 2 British Embassy, 1960
OS 55 3 British Embassy, 1960
OS 55 4 Columbia Plaza, 1966
OS 55 5 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Building, 1960
OS 55 6 Federal Office Buildings Nos. 8, 10A, 10B, 1960
OS 55 7 Federal Office Building, No. 9, 1962
OS 55 8 Georgetown University Basic Science Building, 1960
OS 55 9 Harbour Square, 1964
OS 55 10 Housing Home and Finance Building, 1965-1967
OS 55 11 Housing Home and Finance Building, 1965-1967
OS 55 12 Johns Hopkins University (School for Advanced International Studies), 1963
OS 55 13 McShain Building
OS 55 14 National Rifle Association Building, 1965
OS 55 15 National Shrine for the Immaculate Conception, 1965
OS 55 16 Potomac Enterprises, Inc.
OS 55 17 Smithsonian Institution - Natural History Building, 1960
OS 55 18 School of the Holy Child, Bethesda, Md., 1961
OS 55 19 State Department Building Superstructure, 1961
OS 55 20 St. Anselm's Dormitory, 1961
OS 55 21 Trinity College Library, 1961
OS 55 22 Veteran's Administration Hospital, 1963
OS 55 23 Veteran's Administration Hospital, 1963
OS 55 24 White House renovation (west wing), 1963
OS 55 25 Miscellaneous
E. Specifications for selected projects, 1945-1952
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56 1 Academy of the New Church, Bryn Athyn, PA, Benade Hall Reconstruction, 1947
56 2-5 Army Map Service Building, 1945
56 6 Broad Street Trust Building, Philadelphia, PA., 1957
56 7 Bureau of Employment, Security (Harrisburg, PA), 1953
56 8 Cherry Hill Shopping Center, N.J., March 5, 1956
56 9 Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, 1959
56 10 Fort Ritchie, Microwave Relay Facility, 1952
56 11 Fort Ritchie, 1952
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57 1 General Accounting Office Building, 1948
57 2 Global Communications Facilities, Andrews Air Force Base, 1951
57 3 Global Communications Facilities, Andrews Air Force Base, 1952
57 4 Jefferson Medical College, Student Nurses Residence, 1958
57 5 Jefferson Medical College, undated
57 6 John Wanamaker Store, Wilmington, De., 1949
57 7 John Hopkins University, Homewood, 1952
57 8 La Salle College Library, 1951
57 9 La Salle College, St. Joseph's Hall, 1960
57 10 Maria Joseph Manor, Danville, PA, 1960
57 11 Mellon Memorial Fountain, Washington, DC, 1949
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58 1 Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, December 24, 1963
58 2 Morris E. Leeds Junior High School (Philadelphia), 1953
58 3 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA, 1965
58 4 National Institute of Health Building (Bethesda, MD), 1949
58 5 National Institute of Health Building, 1953
58 6 Parkway Plaza Parking, Philadelphia, PA, 1965
58 7 Penn State, Women's Residence Hall, 1955
58 8 The Pennsylvania Railroad - Philadelphia Yard Improvements, 1951
58 9 The Pennsylvania Railroad - Philadelphia Freight Handling Facility, 1952
58 10 Pentagon Restoration, July 6, 1959
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59 1 Philadelphia House of Detention, Holmesburg Contract, 1961-1964
59 2 The Philadelphia Inquirer Building, 1947
59 3 Philadelphia National Airport, Addenda to Specifications, Joseph Normile, 1950
59 4 Philadelphia Airport Terminal, 1949
59 5 Philadelphia International Airport, 1946-1948
59 6 Philadelphia International Airport, 1950
59 7 Philadelphia International Airport, 1949
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60 1 R.C.A. Building, Lancaster, PA, 1948
60 1a FDR Library--Gatehouse, Hyde Park, NY, 1940
60 2 St. Bernard's Church, Philadelphia, 1950
60 3 St. Francis Country House, New Chapel & Laundry (Darby, PA), 1960
60 4 St. Francis Country House, New Chapel & Laundry (Darby, PA), 1960
60 5 St. Johns Catholic Information, Bureau & Chapel Building, 1950
60 6 St. John the Evangelist, Community Building, 1950
60 7 St. Luke's Hospital, 1945
60 8 St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, 1945
60 9 Signal Corp. Warehouse (Monroe County, PA), 1951
60 10 Underground Garage, West of Reyburn Plaza, Philadelphia, 1963
60 11 U.S. Naval Hospital (Philadelphia), Family Dependent Units, 1944
60 12 Veterans Administration Building (Philadelphia), 1949-1952
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61 1 Washington Post Building, 1950
61 2 Western Pennsylvania State School & Hospital, 1959
61 3 White House Renovation, 1950
61 4 William Dick Public School (Philadelphia), 1953
61 5 William Penn Museum, 1962
F. Personnel records
Scope and Content
Includes copies of employee payroll tax records listed by project, 1942-1950, payroll cards on individual workers (Philadelphia office) 1945-1967 (listing name of employee, date of birth, occupation, hours worked, and wages earned
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62 Employee Payroll tax records by project, 1942-1950
62 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1948-1952
62 Welfare and Pension fund Housing and Urban Development Building, 1967-1968
62 Daily reports, HUD building, 1967-1968
62 Time and wage records - Housing & Home Finance Agency Office Building, Washington, DC, 1967-1968
62 Employee Christmas list, 1939-1951
62 Aetna Insurance, "Incurred Costs of Accidents", 1968
62 Individual workers
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63 Payroll tax records including SS, 1952-1961
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64 Payroll Sheets, Pentagon Project, Arlington, VA, 1942-1943
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65 Payroll cards, 1945
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66 Payroll cards, 1946
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67 Payroll cards, 1947, 1949
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68 Payroll cards, 1948
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69 Payroll cards, 1949
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70 Payroll cards, 1950
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71 Payroll cards, 1951
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72 Payroll cards, 1951
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73 Payroll cards, 1952
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74 Payroll cards, 1953
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75 Payroll cards, 1954
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76 Payroll cards, 1955
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77 Payroll cards, 1956-1957
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78 Payroll cards, 1958
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79 Payroll cards, 1957, 1959
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80 Payroll cards, 1959-1960
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81 Payroll cards, 1961
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82 Payroll cards, 1962
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83 Payroll cards, 1963
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84 Payroll cards, 1964
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85 Payroll cards, 1965-1966
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86 Payroll cards, 1967-1968
G. John McShain's office appointment books, 1944-1970
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87 Appointment Books, 1944-1960
IV. Legal Records, 1933-1980
A. Vincent McDevitt files, 1933-1950
Scope and Content
Vincent McDevitt was John McShain's attorney and close friend from the early 1930s through the mid 1970s. McDevitt was active in Republican Party politics serving as assistant district attorney and as a member of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission in the 1930s and 40s. The papers in this subseries document most of the legal work that McDevitt did for John McShain and John McShain, Inc. in the 1930s and 40s. Included are copies of the articles of incorporation for John McShain, Inc. of Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland. Case files document John McShain and Vincent McDevitt's involvement with the Sedgwick Farms Development Corporation - an innovative Philadelphia middle income housing complex, as well as litigation involving clients and subcontractors. Files from the Pennsylvania Turnpike case describe John McShain's work on the project, and his relationship with Andrews & Andrews - the paving contractor that did the portion of the road between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and on whose board of directors John McShain sat
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88 Personal File, 1940-1947 [Information re: Dewey v. Roosevelt, 1944]
88 Correspondence - Judge George Maxey, 1942
88 Correspondence - Memos to personnel, 1946
88 Correspondence - Henry Fitzpatrick, 1935
88 Correspondence - St. Charles Seminary collection, 1941-1943
88 Correspondence - U.S. Tax Court, 1945
88 Correspondence - Declaration of Trust between Matthew McCloskey and John McShain re: Springfield Pool, 1942
88 Speeches, 1936-1943
88 Professional Organizations - Philadelphia Bar Association, 1940-1943
88 Professional Organizations - Union League, 1941-1944
88 Professional Positions - Appointment to Assistant District Attorney, 1935
88 Professional Positions - Correspondence as Assistant District Atty., 1943-1945
88 Professional Positions - Pennsylvania Utilities Commission, 1945-1948
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89 Articles of Incorporation - John McShain, Inc. of Delaware, 1934-1942
89 Articles of Incorporation - John McShain, Inc. of New Jersey, 1939-1942
89 Articles of Incorporation - John McShain, Inc. of Maryland, 1942
89 Articles of Incorporation - U.S. Corporation Co. re: McShain, Inc., 1941
89 General Correspondence - Atlantic City - John McShain Contract to erect Stanley Holmes Village, 1938
89 Case Files - West End Furniture Co. v. McShain, 1933
89 Case Files - McShain v. Strawbridge & Clothier, 1934
89 Case Files - Cannon v. McShain, 1935
89 Case Files - McShain v. Indemnity Insurance, 1935 [Re: U.S. Naval Hospital]
89 Case Files - Watsontown Sash Co. v. McShain, 1935-1936
89 Case Files - Standard Art Marble v. McShain, 1935-1939
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Smedley, Sydenham Streets properties, 1936-1939
89 Case Files - McShain v. Ilsley & Held Co., 1937
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Stanley Homes Project, Atlantic City, 1937-1938
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Miscellaneous real estate, 1937-1940
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Helen McShain Donohue, 1938-1942
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Mrs. "X", 1939
89 Case Files - McShain v. Dintenfass, 1939
89 Case Files - Jacob Cramer v. National Stone, 1940-1942, Erectors and McShain
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Estate of Patrick McShane, Ireland, 1940
89 Case Files - Tabas v. McShain, 1940-1942
89 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Helen McShain Donohue, 1940-1942
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90 Case Files - Francis B.J. Branagan v. McShain, 1940-1946
90 Case Files - Pheiffer v. McShain, 1941
90 Case Files - Robert Hoffman v. McShain, 1941
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Whalen, William Michael, 1941
90 Case Files - Gloria Harris v. McShain, 1941
90 Case Files - Ventresca v. Branagan & McShain, 1941
90 Case Files - LoNano v. McShain, 1941
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Sweet Steel Co., 1941-1942
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Lease for Mt. Airy Ave. playground, 1941-1942
90 Case Files - VA Dept. of Taxation v. McShain, 1941-1942
90 Case Files - Adelman v. McShain, 1941-1942
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - 1830 N. 64th Street, 1941-1944
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Tax Appeals, 1942
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - 34th and Indiana Ave. warehouse, 1940
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Claridge Hotel sale, 1944
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - 1603 Incorporated, 1944
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Barclay Trading Co., 1946-1948
90 John McShain, Inc. - Case Files - Barclay Hotel v. Mrs. G. Searing Wilson, 1948
90 Case Files - Gilmour Steel Products Co., Inc. v. McShain, re: construction of Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby, PA, 1932-1940
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91 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting, 1941-1950 [Articles of incorporation, minutes, resolutions; General correspondence; Correspondence with John McShain; Correspondence with U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty; Cash account; Bankruptcy]
91 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting - Pennsylvania Turnpike Construction, 1938-1941 [Bidding instructions; McLaup Corporation - work for A&A; Hauling reports - McLaup, McShain, A&A; A & A weekly time reports; A & A employee time sheets; A & A daily reports]
91 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting - Legal cases re: Turnpike construction, 1941-1948 [A&A v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission vs. A&A; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission vs. A&A, U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission vs. Garlick Bros;, A&A; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission/American Oil vs. USFG; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission/Gulf Oil vs. USFG; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission/Albert vs. A&A; Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission/Novelli vs. A&A]
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92 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting - Legal cases re: Turnpike construction, 1941-1948 [Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission/Weiss vs. A&A; Fred A. Andrews vs. A&A; Andrews, Shullo vs. A&A; Andrews vs. McShain; B&O Railroad vs. A&A; Boaz vs. A&A; Grasson Co., Inc. vs. A&A; Anne Krim vs. A&A; Scanlon, Dooner & Joyce vs. A&A; A.H. Smith vs. A&A; A.H. Smith vs. A&A, U.S. Fidelity; Universal Concrete vs. A&A; Gould & Kress vs. A&A, McShain; Allied Decorating v. McShain; A&A v. O.C. Cluss; A&A v. Grasson Co., Inc.]
92 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting - Subcontractors' claims against Andrews & Andrews, 1941-1948 [Miscellaneous; Blaw-Knox; Beckwith Machinery; Bethlehem Steel; Briggs-Stratton; Buda Corporation; Concrete Materials; Conte Brothers; H.K. Croner Hardware; J.K. Davidson & Brothers; Dravo-Doyle; Dunn & Bradstreet; Goodall Rubber; Gulf Oil. Iron City Sand & Gravel; Jaeger Machine; Edelen & Boyle; Koehring Co.; Mine Safety; Pittsburgh Waterproof; R.S. Shaver; L.B. Smith; G.B. Williams]
92 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Andrews & Andrews Contracting - Claims against McLaup Corp., 1940 [1 miscellaneous file]
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93 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Harrisburg State Hospital, 1938-1940 [Correspondence, specifications and legal papers re. Danzik, a painting contractor, v. McShain, and one file re. Germick, a construction worker, v. McShain]
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94 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Sedgwick Farms Development Corporation - McShain-Carrier Air Conditioning Corporation, 1939-1947 [Articles of Incorporation, miscellaneous correspondence, several legal suits]
94 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Sedgwick Farms Development Corporation - Broad & Lehigh Co., 1940-1947
94 John McShain, Inc. - Potts & Callahan Construction Co. - Sedgwick Farms Development Corporation - Philadelphia Gardens, Inc., 1940-1947 [Articles of incorporation, miscellaneous correspondence, legal documents]
B. Columbia Plaza
Scope and Content
The Columbia Plaza complex, in Washington, DC, was an urban renewal project first proposed by William Finlay and John Searles of the Redevelopment Land Agency in November of 1959. In May 1960, John McShain was asked to participate. This project foresaw the building of an 800 unit luxury apartments, 400 hotel rooms and a 1, 500-car garage. The cost was originally estimated at $25 million. In 1962 John McShain, Inc. received 26% of the stock in the Columbia Plaza Corporation in exchange for agreeing to build the complex on a cost plus-fixed fee basis. The project was partially funded by a Federal Housing Authority mortgage. When this proved to be insufficient to complete the construction, John McShain agreed to proceed in exchange for all the outstanding stock in the corporation. However, by 1967 he did not have the staff to complete the job since all of his key Washington area personnel were involved with the Kennedy Center. He, therefore, subcontracted the job to the Pomponio Construction Company. Paul Fry, who had for more than thirty years been secretary-treasurer of John McShain, Inc., was McShain's main contact with the Pomponio Company - particularly when John McShain was in Ireland. When McShain realized that the project which was years behind schedule and over budget was being mismanaged he canceled the contract with the Pomponios and dismissed Paul Fry. John McShain, Inc., completed the project. However, in 1972 the matter wound up in court and resulted in more than a decade of litigation. This subseries contains the documentation on the Columbia Plaza cases. Included are trial transcripts, depositions, pleadings and copies of claims, and discovery documents which trace the history of the Columbia Plaza project
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95 1 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 1-14, October 10, 1972-October 30, 1972 [Exhibits A-E; Exhibit A agreement between Columbia Plaza and National Security Corp., November 17, 1970; Exhibit B agreement between Columbia Plaza and Royal National Bank, November 20, 1970; Exhibit C Note promising that Columbia Plaza Corp. will pay to the order of Royal National Bank $10,700,000; Exhibit D Deed of trust between Columbia Plaza Corp. and Alexander Title Agency, November 20, 1970; Exhibit E Consolidation and Modification of agreement between Columbia Plaza and Alexander Title Agency]
95 1a John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 1-11, October 30-December 21, 1972 [Exhibits A-B, Pleadings 9-11 deal with New York case]
95 1b John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 1-7, 1972-1973 [Including affidavit of Fry]
95 1c John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Deposition of J. McShain, February 8, 1973
95 2 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 15-50, October 31, 1972-March 8, 1973
95 2a John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Deposition of P. Fry, February-April 1973
95 3 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 51-70, March 13-April 11, 1973 [Notes 70 is listed but not filed]
95 4 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 71-93, April 9-June 19, 1973
95 5 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 94-103, June 29-July 26, 1973
95 6 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 104-119, August 6, September 4, 1973
95 7 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 120-153, September 11, 1973-August 30, 1974
95 8 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 154-175, September 5-October 25, 1974
95 9 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 176-212, October 30, 1974-October 12, 1976
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96 10 John McShain and Columbia Plaza v. Security National Bank - Pleadings 213-218, October 22-26, 1976 [Exhibits A-P, a page of news and comment 1976, two handwritten sheets, a memo dated December 6, 1976 from H.E. Milstein concerning Col Plaza; opposition to motion for the partial summary judgment against defendant Louis J. Pomponio Jr. November 10, 1973. Court Order, 28, 1976; Letter from John McShain, Inc. to FIC November 21, 1973. Items relating to U.S.A. v. Louis Pomponio, Jr. Exhibit C Electrical Equipment Company v. SNB, et al. June 7, 1973; Exhibit D-E answers to interrogatories; Exhibit F deposition of H. Burton Bates, July 17, 1974; Exhibit K U.S.A. v. Louis J. Pomponio and et al. June 2, 1976, transcript of