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Richard Hart Damon Architectural Drawings

Identifier: DADA-046

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 301 architectural drawings by Richard Hart Damon from the firms:

Peers-Myers Architects

Norman L. Bryar and Associates

LeRoy Troyer and Associates

Robert E. Foltz

Lester O. Johnson

Joseph H. Young

Church Growth Services

PACE Associates, Inc.

Evangelical Church Building Corporation (ECBC)

Evangelical Associates

The records date from 1953-1991 and largely consist of church buildings located in the Midwestern states of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Other states represented include Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Nebraska, Maine, Maryland, West Virginia, and Iowa. A few drawings of residential and commercial buildings are also present. Many of the drawing sets date from the 1970s and include only the sheets that Damon worked on. Most of the design records are preliminary design drawings and working drawings. Generally, these are blue-line prints but a few are original pencil drawn on tracing paper.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1991


Language of Materials

Materials primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Drawings and Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Drawings and Documents Archive.

Biographical Note

Richard Hart Damon (1920-2000) was born in Richfield, Ohio, to parents Verner L. Damon and Mary E. (Hart) Damon. In 1942, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Fenn College (which later became Cleveland State University). In 1942, Richard Hart Damon served in the Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1945.

He practiced as a design engineer for Industrial Construction Company, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. He also practiced as a professional engineer for several firms including the Evangelical Church Building Corporation, South Bend, IN; Church Growth Services, South Bend, IN; PACE Design, Elkhart, IN; and the Troyer Group, Mishawaka, IN.


12 Cubic Feet (Rolled tube storage (annex))


The Richard Hart Damon Architectural Records are arranged by project.

Custodial History

The Richard Hart Damon Architectural Drawings were received by the Drawings and Documents Archive as a donation from Christopher Kozak on 2011/1/13.


Additions are not expected.


Christopher Kozak, Damon’s grandson.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2011/2/22 by Matthew J. Kriegl.

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Repository Details

Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository

Architecture Building, Room 120
Muncie IN 47306 USA
765-285-3726 (Fax)