A Guide to the Penny C. Morrill Collection, circa 1970-1980 Morrill, Penny C., Collection 104

A Guide to the Penny C. Morrill Collection, circa 1970-1980

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 104


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Processed by: Adam L. Button, 1997

Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
104
Title
Penny C. Morrill Collection circa 1970-1980
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes (1.67 linear feet)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Penny C. Morrill Collection, Accession #104, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Penny Morrill, 1986-1997.

Biographical/Historical Information

Penny Morrill is a local historian and author. In the 1970s she wrote four books about the architecture of historic Alexandria. In 1979 she was the curator for "Who Built Alexandria? Architects in Alexandria, 1750-1900," an exhibition at Carlyle House that documented the building trades in Old Town Alexandria. Ms. Morrill served as president of the Historic Alexandria Foundation. Additionally, in the 1990s she published several books about 20th century Mexican silversmiths.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, notes, working papers, copies of primary and secondary source materials, clippings, photographs, and minutes relating to Ms. Morrill's research concerning 18th and 19th century architecture in Alexandria.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series, one with subseries, as follows:

Series 1: Background Materials
Series 2: Who Built Alexandria? Subseries: Background Materials, Alexandria Builders, Alexandria Buildings, General Subjects. Series is organized topically and chronologically, according to the organizational scheme created by Ms. Morrill.
Series 3: Historic Alexandria Foundation

Related Material

Historic Alexandria Foundation Collection, Boxes 70A-70F.

Separated Material

Four positive prints from Series 2 have been transferred to the Morrill Collection of the photographs collections.


Index Terms

  • Architects and Builders - Virginia
  • Architecture - Virginia - Alexandria

Contents List

Background Materials, 1732-1981. 104: 1-28, Box-folder

Includes records inventories, fire company information, reference images, articles, and notes.

  • Inventories of records, 1981.. 104:1, Box-folder
  • Inventory of records - Arlington County, October 1980.. 104:2, Box-folder
  • Inventory of records - Arlington County, October 1980.. 104:3, Box-folder
  • Fire - General Information - Fire Department and other interesting facts, 1732-1889.. 104:4, Box-folder
  • Fire - Alexandria Fire Department History/Alexandria Hose and Engine Company, 1811-1868.. 104:5, Box-folder
  • Fire - Sun Fire Company, 1800-1888.. 104:6, Box-folder
  • Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company, 1800-1863.. 104:7, Box-folder
  • Fire - History of Friendship Fire Company, 1864-1899.. 104:8, Box-folder
  • Fire - History of Hydraulion Steam Fire Engine Company, 1827-1903.. 104:9, Box-folder
  • Fire - Sanborn maps of Alexandria, 1877-1931.. 104:10, Box-folder
  • Pictures - Police, Masonic Lodge.. 104:11, Box-folder
  • Pictures - Miscellaneous, 1913-1959.. 104:12, Box-folder
  • Pictures - Alexandria City Hall, Market House, Market Square, 1860-1950.. 104:13, Box-folder
  • Secondary Sources - published articles, 1869-1880.. 104:14, Box-folder
  • Secondary Sources - published articles, 1961-1977.. 104:15, Box-folder
  • Secondary Articles, no dates.. 104:16, Box-folder
  • Secondary Sources - unpublished, Alexandria Plans and Precedents, 1978.. 104:17, Box-folder
  • Secondary Sources - unpublished, Market Square, introduction, 1977.. 104:18, Box-folder
  • Notes - Legal, 1800-1933.. 104:19, Box-folder
  • Notes - The Charter and Laws of the City of Alexandria, 1878(?).. 104:20, Box-folder
  • Notes - Miscellaneous.. 104:21, Box-folder
  • Notes - Minutes of Meetings, 1752-1853.. 104:22, Box-folder
  • Notes - Arts books, 1813-1853.. 104:23, Box-folder
  • Notes - Alexandria Gazette,1785-1870.. 104:24, Box-folder
  • Notes - Alexandria Gazette,1871-1891.. 104:25, Box-folder
  • Notes - Annual financial statements, City of Alexandria, 1822-1922.. 104:26, Box-folder
  • Early History of the Alexandria Market Square by Penny Morrill, December 22, 1981; History and Description of City Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, historical accounty by Penny Morrill, September 9, 1981.. 104:27, Box-folder
  • Alexandria City Hall Renovation, Exhibit Design Sources, November 6, 1981.. 104:28, Box-folder
Who Built Alexandria?. 104-104B, Box

Information on individual architects and builders, as well as selected buildings. Also contains a subject folder (Box 104B, Folder 45) on black construction.

  • Background Materials. 104:29-33, Box-folder
    • National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form - Alexandria City Hall and Market House, December 1981.. 104:29, Box-folder
    • Information on America's City Halls, May 29, 1981.. 104:30, Box-folder
    • Historic Structures Report: Alexandria City Hall, January 18, 1982.. 104:31, Box-folder
    • Alexandria City Hall Preservation Recommendations, November 2, 1981.. 104:32, Box-folder
    • Specifications (First Draft): Alterations and Additions to East and West Wings City Hall Building, Alexandria, Virginia.. 104:33, Box-folder
  • Alexandria Builders. 104A, Box
    • James McGuire. 104A:1, Box-folder
    • William Lovering. 104A:2, Box-folder
    • Benjamin Latrobe. 104A:3, Box-folder
    • Alexander Lyles. 104A:4, Box-folder
    • John Lambdin. 104A:5, Box-folder
    • Going Lamphier. 104A:6, Box-folder
    • Emmanuel Francis. 104A:7, Box-folder
    • Richard Conway. 104A:8, Box-folder
    • Adolph Cluss. 104A:9, Box-folder
    • Philip Dwyer. 104A:10, Box-folder
    • John Carlyle. 104A:11, Box-folder
    • Glenn Brown. 104A:12, Box-folder
    • John Bogue. 104A:13, Box-folder
    • William McKnight. 104A:14, Box-folder
    • George L. Seaton. 104A:15, Box-folder
    • Robert Mills. 104A:16, Box-folder
    • Thomas Tefft. 104A:17, Box-folder
    • James Wren. 104A:18, Box-folder
    • John Wise. 104A:19, Box-folder
    • William F. Vincent. 104A:20, Box-folder
    • William Yeaton. 104A:21, Box-folder
    • Ammi Young. 104A:22, Box-folder
    • B.F. Price. 104A:23, Box-folder
    • B.F. Price, Other Buildings.. 104A:24, Box-folder
    • B.F. Price, Randolph Macon, Washington-Lee Society Rooms [Washington and Franklin Literary Societies].. 104A:25, Box-folder
    • B.F. Price, St. Paul's in Haymarket [Va.], 1884.. 104A:26, Box-folder
    • William B. Price. 104A:27, Box-folder
  • Alexandria Buildings, 1859-1890. 104B:1-39, Box-folder

    Files on individual buildings in Alexandria; the majority are associated with B.F. Price.

    • Richard Lloyd House. 104B:1, Box-folder
    • French house, 517 S. Washington: B.F. Price.. 104B:2, Box-folder
    • St. Paul's Lecture Room, 1859-1860. 104B:3, Box-folder
    • Crump House, 381 S. Lee: B.F. Price, 1860. 104B:4, Box-folder
    • Olivet Chapel: B.F. Price, 1860. 104B:5, Box-folder
    • S.H. Janey and Son: B.F. Price, 1866 or 1879. 104B:6, Box-folder
    • French Bookstore: B.F. Price, 1866?. 104B:7, Box-folder
    • St. Paul's [Restoration]: B.F. Price, 1867. 104B:8, Box-folder
    • Market House: B.F. Price, 1869. 104B:9, Box-folder
    • Columbus Street Houses: B.F. Price, 1870. 104B:10, Box-folder
    • Market Steeple: B.F. Price, 1871-1873. 104B:11, Box-folder
    • Corn Exchange: B.F. Price, 1871. 104B:12, Box-folder
    • St. Paul's Rectory: B.F. Price, 1871. 104B:13, Box-folder
    • Resheill [Risheill] and Hooge - near corner Cameron and Washington on Washington: B.F. Price, 1872. 104B:14, Box-folder
    • W.H. Lambert House, 407 Duke: B.F. Price, 1872. 104B:15, Box-folder
    • Christ Church Recotry, Marshall House: B.F. Price, 1873. 104B:16, Box-folder
    • J.H.D. Smoot House: B.F. Price, 1873. 104B:17, Box-folder
    • John Perry House: B.F. Price, 1873. 104B:18, Box-folder
    • Thomas Perry House: B.F. Price, 1873. 104B:19, Box-folder
    • Peabody School: B.F. Price, 1874. 104B:20, Box-folder
    • Building on King: B.F. Price, 1874. 104B:21, Box-folder
    • Henry Strauss Shop: B.F. Price, 1876. 104B:22, Box-folder
    • Thomas Hoy Shop: B.F. Price, 1877. 104B:23, Box-folder
    • McBurney's Grocery: B.F. Price, 1879. 104B:24, Box-folder
    • R.C. Acton Shop: B.F. Price, 1879. 104B:25, Box-folder
    • Lannon: B.F. Price, 1879. 104B:26, Box-folder
    • St. John's Academy: B.F. Price, 1880. 104B:27, Box-folder
    • Concordia Hotel: B.F. Price, 1880. 104B:28, Box-folder
    • Julian Young [store]: B.F. Price, 1881. 104B:29, Box-folder
    • Herbert Bryant House: B.F. Price, October 11, 1881. 104B:30, Box-folder
    • Thomas Hoy House, 410 S. Fairfax: B.F. Price, 1882. 104B:31, Box-folder
    • Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church: B.F. Price, 1883. 104B:32, Box-folder
    • Thomas Hoy house on Washington near Cameron corner: B.F. Price, 1884. 104B:33, Box-folder
    • Hydra[u]lion: B.F. Price, 1885. 104B:34, Box-folder
    • Houses on Duke: B.F. Price, 1889. 104B:35, Box-folder
    • Norton Memorial [Norton Hall, St. Paul's]: Palmer, 1897-1898. 104B:36, Box-folder
    • Smoot Houses on King: B.F. Price, 1890. 104B:37, Box-folder
    • [Virginia] Stewart [house]: B.F. Price, circa 1890. 104B:38, Box-folder
    • Aspinwall. 104B:39, Box-folder
  • General Subjects. 104B:40-48, Box-folder
    • Christ Church and St. Mary's: B.F. Price. 104B:40, Box-folder
    • Carpenters Union. 104B:41, Box-folder
    • Painters, Artists. 104B:42, Box-folder
    • Introduction to builders. 104B:43, Box-folder
    • Builders. 104B:44, Box-folder
    • Black construction. 104B:45, Box-folder
    • Sources (general). 104B:46, Box-folder
    • Miscellaneous. 104B:47, Box-folder
    • Fire companies. 104B:48, Box-folder
Historic Alexandria Foundation, 1984-1989. 104C, Box
  • Antique Show advertisements, Antique Show invitation, stationery, membership brochure, correspondence.. 104C:1, Box-folder
  • The Plaque newsletter, 1984-1989.. 104C:2, Box-folder
  • Alexandria Academy.. 104C:3, Box-folder
  • The Alexandria Academy (was bound with source materials).. 104C:4, Box-folder
  • Education.. 104C:5, Box-folder
  • Buchanan, ... engineer's report, July/August 1987.. 104C:6, Box-folder