Richard Hart Damon Architectural Drawings
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 301 architectural drawings by Richard Hart Damon from the firms:
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)
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.
- 1953 - 1991
- Damon, Richard Hart (Architect, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials primarily in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
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.
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.
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.
Collection processing completed 2011/2/22 by Matthew J. Kriegl.
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Part of the Andrew Seager Archives of the Built Environment Repository
Architecture Building, Room 120
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