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Architectural Drawing of Proposed Buildings for the University of Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0571
The collection consists of one encapsulated architectural drawing of proposed buildings for the University of Nevada campus.

The inclusion of the Mackay School of Mines and the John Mackay Statue in the drawing suggests it was created after 1908, the year the statue was dedicated on campus. At least four of the proposed buildings in the drawing were never built.

Dates

  • circa 1908

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet ((1 item, 13 x 30 in.) 20x13" encapsulated architectural drawing)

Abstract

The collection consists of one encapsulated architectural drawing of proposed buildings for the University of Nevada campus.

The inclusion of the Mackay School of Mines and the John Mackay Statue in the drawing suggests it was created after 1908, the year the statue was dedicated on campus. At least four of the proposed buildings in the drawing were never built.

Biographical Note

Walter Danforth Bliss was born in Nevada on August 23, 1872, the second youngest child of Duane Leroy Bliss, Sr. and Elizabeth T. Tobey Bliss. His father co-founded the Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company in 1873. Walter earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in about 1895 and worked as a draftsman with McKim, Mead and White Architects in New York, New York, from 1895-1898. He was a partner with William B. Faville from 1898-1925, in San Francisco. From 1925 on he was a partner in Bliss and Fairweather, Architects, in San Francisco. He married his wife, Edith Pillsbury Bliss, in about 1909.

Arrangement

Unarranged

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from Glee Willis, Digital Projects Librarian, upon her retirement in June 2014.

Location of Original

This image is a copy from a drawing in a case in the DeLaMare Library.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Architectural Drawing of Proposed Buildings for the University of Nevada
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)