1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Housing developments--Washington Metropolitan Area--1930-1980.

  1. Drayer architectural drawing archive (Library of Congress)

    4,661 items (chiefly architectural drawings); various sizes, most in folders 89 x 123 cm. or smaller. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Primarily architectural drawings by Donald H. Drayer for commercial and residential buildings and housing developments in Washington, D.C. and surrounding suburbs. The majority of the drawings were executed from 1945-1973. Among his commissions were single detached houses, some for prominent clients such as Lyndon Johnson and Albert Gore, Sr., and apartment houses and complexes such as Grosvenor Park in Rockville, Maryland, Prospect House in Arlington, Virginia, and the Colonnade in Washington, D.C. Materials document various phases of the design process, from preliminary sketches to working drawings to correspondence and specifications relating to building projects. The archive also includes engineering drawings and landscape architecture drawings as well as some architectural drawings by other creators, interior design drawings by Maria Drayer, and renderings by Saifook Chan.

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