Architectural records for Buildings and Interior Designs by Arthur Hercz

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Architectural Records for Buildings and Interior Designs by Arthur Hercz and Firms Associated with Him (100 lin. ft.) consists of job files for buildings, interior designs, furniture, and decorative arts by Arthur Hercz and firms with which he was associated in Chicago, for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations. Files often contain drawings, designs, other plans, etc. Work by his son, Arthur R. Hercz, also is represented in the collection. Clients include German American individuals, organizations, churches, and other institutions, wealthy individuals such as Francis Dewes and August Dewes, and Chicago's Hotel LaSalle and the Steuben Club.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Hungary, Arthur Hercz was a Chicago-based architect and designer.

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