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Job 548, Commonwealth Edison Building, 1941, 1945-1946, 1956

Summary: A Chicago building redesign (Marquette and Edison Buildings) with a street level showroom and exhibit plans, this job incorporates the 1941 exhibit for the Museum of Science and Industry (job 437).

Box/Location Folder Description
box 42 548.1 Job Diary --- Sep1945-Dec1946. Summary of traffic and display planning Jun1946.
box 43 548.2 Job Diary --- Jan-Sep1947.
flat file 548.1 Job Diary --- Schedule.
photo box 17 548.1 Job Diary --- 3 Photographs.
box 43 548.3 Display notes, memos 1945-1946. Edison Round Table Sep1950.
box 43 548.4 Memo, meeting minutes 1941, 1945-1946, 1956.
box 43 548.5 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Exhibit --- Correspondence, meeting minutes, memos, estimates 1941-1942.
box 43 548.6 Showroom Exhibit --- Proposal, memos 1941.
box 43 548.7 Publicity --- Photostats, offprints.
oversize box 10 548.1 Publicity --- Brochure, offprints.
photo box 17 548.2 20 Photographs of 1st floor showroom model.
photo box 17 548.3 Data --- 8 Photographs existing building.
photo box 17 548.4 8 Photographs remodeled lobbies.
damaged flat files, drawer 10 548.1 Traffic Studies --- 69 sketches and drawings, 5 blueprints, 2 photostats.
damaged flat files, drawer 10 548.2 Exhibits and Display --- 96 Sketches and drawings, 2 blueprints, 12 photostats.
damaged flat files, drawer 10 548.3 Adams St. and Clark St. Entrances, Lobbies --- 169 sketches and drawings, 2 blueprints, 2 photostats.
damaged flat files, drawer 11 548.4 28 Blueprints, 24 photostats some with ms. notes.
damaged flat files, drawer 11 548.5 48 Blueprints --- Shaw, Naess, Murphy Architects remodel plans.
damaged flat files, drawer 12 548.6 18 Drawings --- Elevator.
damaged box 16 548.1 Ca. 25 Photographs of building.
damaged box 16 548.2 Sketches and notes --- Elevator.
photo box 17 548.5 Museum of Science and Industry Exhibit Hall --- 5 photographs of model [1941].
negative box 29 548.1 8 Negatives --- 4 of main floor exhibit; 2 of plans; 2 of science exhibit (?).
box 43 548.8 Data --- Futurama photograph captions.
photo box 17 548.6 Data --- 8 Futurama model photographs.
box 43 548.9 Data --- Consolidated Edison (New York City) brochures.
negative box 29 548.2-3 50 Negatives --- Commonwealth Edison Building main floor exhibit.

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