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Lyman W. Cleveland interior designs

circa 1920-1965
 Collection
Accession: 1995-237

Abstract

This is a collection of photographs and drawings of interiors designed by the firm of Lyman W. Cleveland, Interior Architecture & Design, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • circa 1920-1965

Creator

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

General Physcial Description

111 photographic prints : b&w : 8 x 10 in. 4 drawings : 28 x 22 cm or smaller. 1 drawing : 56 x 47 cm. 1 drawing : 46 x 48 cm.

Biographical Note

Lyman W. Cleveland (1890-1970) was an architect and interior designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He specialized in commercial interiors and designed several hotel interiors. He is well-known for designing some of the decoration of the Theodore Swann house in Birmingham, Alabama.

Scope and Content

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

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Lyman W. Cleveland interior designs
Status:
Author:
encoded by Chase Markee
Date:
2013
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400