Graves-Ray House Blueprints and Contracts, 1915
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Brief Description:

The Graves-Ray House Blueprints and Contracts, 2013-81-0, consists of two contracts and 13 blueprints for the building of a garage, an extension of the dining room, and alterations to the house at 153 South Street in Litchfield, CT.  Ross & McNeil Architects from New York City were hired by Elbert B. Hamlin in 1915 for the renovations.  Ross & McNeil were also the architects who designed the Noyes Memorial Building, the home of the Litchfield Historical Society Museum.

The house was built in 1858 by Henry B. Graves.  It was sold to Cornelius M. Ray of Morris in 1865.  After his death the house passed to his daughter, Clara Belle Ray.  The Rays added the mansard roof, south bay, and reworked the verandah.  Elizabeth Hamlin bought the property in 1910.  After the death of her husband, Elbert B. Hamlin, she sold the house to Florence D. Blake in 1937, who in turn sold it to Helen Lester in 1945.  The house was later owned by Thomas F. and Anne Marie McDermott.

This item is housed in Oversize Box 19.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/2013-81-0
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Acquired: 05/22/2013.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Architecture, Domestic - Connecticut - Litchfield
Genres/Forms of Material
Architectural drawings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Thomas F. McDermott  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Graves-Ray House Blueprints and Contracts, (2013-81-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.