Dinsmore Steele papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Dinsmore Steele papers
Date
1936-1938
Creator
Steele, Dinsmore
Extent
0.2 Cubic feet
Subjects
Architecture--Kentucky--Lexington.
Correspondence.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS177: [identification of item], Dinsmore Steele papers, 1936-1938, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Dinsmore Steele and her husband Robert Steele built a house on Old Frankfort Pike, currently the residence for Fares Farm, in 1936 and 1937. To build the house they hired Warfield Gratz, one of the leading architects in Lexington from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Scope and Content
Letters, financial documents, a contract, and notes and sketches compose the Dinsmore Steele papers and document the construction of Dinsmore and Robert Steele's home on Old Frankfort Pike. The papers include letters and bills primarily from the Lexington architect, Warfield Gratz.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence,, 1936-1937

  • Box 1, Folder 26
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Contract with Combs Lumber Co.,, 1936 June 5

  • Box 1, Folder 27
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Financial documents,, 1936

  • Box 1, Folder 28
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Financial documents,, 1937

  • Box 1, Folder 29
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Financial documents,, 1938, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 30
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Notes and sketches,, circa 1936

  • Box 1, Folder 31
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Printed material,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 32
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