Richard Perrin Collection, circa 1950-1970


Summary Information
Title: Richard Perrin Collection
Inclusive Dates: circa 1950-1970

Creator:
  • Perrin, Richard W. E., 1909-1990.
Call Number: Milwaukee Historic Photo Collection 47

Quantity: 0.8 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

Repository:
Archival Location:
Milwaukee Public Library (Map)

Abstract:
A collection of 173 black and white photographs of Milwaukee-area buildings taken by Richard Perrin and collected in at least eight volumes. The photos included are mainly of residences and churches.

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Language: English

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Biography/History

Richard W. E. Perrin (1909-1990) was an architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He received many honors and held many positions of prestige. Among these was an Honorary Curatorship of History for the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Governor’s Award in the Arts, and was the director/commissioner of Milwaukee’s Housing Authority and Department of City Development. He had a keen passion for Wisconsin’s architectural history and wrote many books and articles on the subject. Perrin also participated in the Historic American Buildings Survey. He cataloged over 700 Wisconsin structures and completed archival record documents on many of them for the Library of Congress. Many of the photos in this collection were for this survey. He also included photos that appeared in the various articles or books that he wrote.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of 173 black and white photographs of varying sizes. Most of the photos were mounted in spiral-bound albums with accompanying information. The photos were removed from the albums and the accompanying information was retained with each photograph. The majority of the photos are from the 1950s-1970s. Some photographic reproductions of lithographs and architectural renderings were included in the collection. Of these images, 50 are photos of churches, 122 are photos of historic residences, and there is one photo of a theater.

Arrangement of the Materials

The photos were originally arranged in photo albums. They were removed from the albums to arrest the damage caused by being stored in an acidic environment. In the albums the photos were arranged in no discernible fashion beyond being grouped under churches and houses. The photos have been retained in their subject groupings but have been reordered into alphabetical order within those categories.

Preferred Citation

Richard Perrin Collection, circa 1950-1970, Collection 47. Milwaukee Historic Photo Archives, Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Related Material in the Milwaukee Public Library
Archival Collections

Publications and Other Items

Milwaukee Landmarks

The Architecture of Wisconsin

Separated Material in the Milwaukee Public Library

In 2010, these photograph albums were removed from the Richard Perrin Papers (LHMC 157). During archival processing of the Perrin Papers in 2018, the remainder of the Milwaukee County photographs were transferred to the Historic Photo Archives.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials. The collection is open to all in accordance with state law. The public may view collections from the Milwaukee Historic Photo Archives by appointment at the Central Library. To request an in-person appointment, create/login to your Special Collections Account. If you have any questions, please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at mplarchives@milwaukee.gov.


Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).


Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Perrin's wife, Adeline, in various donations in the 1990s. Materials were accessioned as a Historic Photo Collection.


Processing Information

Processed by Rose Fortier, Historic Photo Librarian, October 2010.


Contents List
Churches and Synagogues
Box   1
Folder   1-2
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 W. Congress St., exterior
Box   1
Folder   3
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 9400 W. Congress St., interior
Box   1
Folder   4
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2466 W. McKinley Ave.
Box   1
Folder   5-6
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 631 N. 9th St.
Box   1
Folder   7
Congregation Emanu-El B’Ne Jeshurun (Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts), 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Box   1
Folder   8
First Church of Christ, Scientist (1451 Renaissance Place), 1451 N. Prospect Ave., exterior
Box   1
Folder   9
First Church of Christ, Scientist (1451 Renaissance Place), 1451 N. Prospect Ave., interior
Box   1
Folder   10
Old First German Methodist Episcopal Church (Highland Avenue United Methodist Church), 2024 W. Highland Ave.
Box   1
Folder   11
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist (Chinese Christian Church of Milwaukee), 3069 N. Downer Ave., exterior
Box   1
Folder   12
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, (Chinese Christian Church of Milwaukee), 3069 N. Downer Ave., interior
Box   1
Folder   13
Old Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church (Friedens United Church of Christ), 1234 W. Juneau Ave.
Box   1
Folder   14-16
Grace Lutheran Church, 1209 N. Broadway, exterior
Box   1
Folder   17
Grace Lutheran Church, 1209 N. Broadway, interior
Box   1
Folder   18
Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church (St. Vincent Pallotti Parish), 5424 W. Bluemound Rd.
Box   1
Folder   19-20
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 605 S. 4th St., exterior
Box   1
Folder   21
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 605 S. 4th St., interior
Box   1
Folder   22
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 1100 N. Astor St.
Box   1
Folder   23-24
Lake Park Lutheran Church, 2647 N. Stowell Ave.
Box   1
Folder   25
St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 2474 N. 37th St.
Box   1
Folder   26
St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 1927 N. 4th St.
Box   1
Folder   27
St. John’s Cathedral, 1875 lithograph, 812 N. Jackson St.
Box   1
Folder   28
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 804 W. Vliet St.
Box   1
Folder   29
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (demolished 1963)
Box   1
Folder   30
St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., exterior
Box   1
Folder   31
St. Joseph’s Convent Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd., interior
Box   1
Folder   32
St. Martini Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr.
Box   1
Folder   33
Old St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 809 N. Broadway, exterior
Box   1
Folder   34
Old St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 809 N. Broadway, interior
Box   1
Folder   35
St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 1445 N. 24th St.
Box   1
Folder   36
St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, demolished
Box   1
Folder   37
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 3201 S. 51st St., exterior
Box   1
Folder   38-41
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 3201 S. 51st St., interior
Box   1
Folder   42
St. Stephen’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1136 S. 5th St.
Box   1
Folder   43
Second Church of Christ, Scientist (St. Luke Emanuel Baptist Church), 2722 W. Highland Blvd.
Box   1
Folder   44
Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist (Metrobrook Church), 1036 N. Van Buren St.
Box   1
Folder   45
Third Church of Christ, Scientist (Schrager Auction Galleries), 2915 N. Sherman Blvd.
Box   1
Folder   46
Old Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church
Box   1
Folder   47-48
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1046 N. 9th St., exterior
Box   1
Folder   49
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1046 N. 9th St., interior
Box   1
Folder   50
Old Zion Lutheran Church
Historic Homes
Box   1
Folder   51
Akin House, 3043 N. Summit Ave.
Box   1
Folder   52-53
Bradley House, 1534 N. Prospect Ave., exterior
Box   1
Folder   54-55
Bradley House, 1534 N. Prospect Ave., interior
Box   1
Folder   56-57
Sebastian Brand (Brandt) House, 1205 N. 8th St.
Box   1
Folder   58
Buemming House, 1012 E. Pleasant St.
Box   1
Folder   59-60
Button House, 1024 E. State St.
Box   1
Folder   61
Benjamin Church House, Estabrook Park
Box   1
Folder   62
Dearholt House, 3201 N. Lake Dr.
Box   1
Folder   63-64
Jason Downer House, 1201 N. Prospect Ave.
Box   1
Folder   65
Eschweiler House, 2810 E. Bradford Ave.
Box   1
Folder   66-67
Frank Falk House, 2240 N. Terrace Ave.
Box   1
Folder   68
Otto Falk House, 2245 N. Terrace Ave.
Box   1
Folder   69-70
Eliot Fitch House, 1241 N. Franklin Pl.
Box   1
Folder   71
Grant Fitch House, 1321 N. Prospect Ave.
Box   1
Folder   72
Fitzgerald House, 2022 E. Lafayette Pl.
Box   2
Folder   1-4
Gallun House, 3000 E. Newberry Blvd., exterior
Box   2
Folder   5
Gallun House, 3000 E. Newberry Blvd., interior
Box   2
Folder   6-7
Goodrich House, 2234 N. Terrace Ave.
Box   2
Folder   8
Graham House, 3112 W. McKinley Blvd.
Box   2
Folder   9
Greene House, 2025 N. Lake Dr.
Box   2
Folder   10-11
Henry Harnischfeger House, 3424 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Box   2
Folder   12
Hays House, 1712 E. Bradford Ave.
Box   2
Folder   13
Kasten House, 2550 N. Terrace Ave.
Box   2
Folder   14
Kalvelage House, 2432 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Box   2
Folder   15-16
Matthew Keenan House, 775-781 N. Jefferson St., exterior
Box   2
Folder   17-21
Matthew Keenan House, 775-781 N. Jefferson St., interior
Box   2
Folder   22
Koch House, 3209 W. Highland Ave.
Box   2
Folder   23-27
Luick House, 2061 N. Wahl Ave., exterior
Box   2
Folder   28-29
Luick House, 2061 N. Wahl Ave., interior
Box   2
Folder   30
McIntosh House, 1584 N. Prospect Ave.
Box   2
Folder   31-43
MacLaren House, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd., exterior
Box   2
Folder   44-51
MacLaren House, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd., interior
Box   2
Folder   52
Henry Manegold House, 2727 W. Highland Ave.
Box   2
Folder   53-54
Miller House, 1060 E. Juneau Ave.
Box   2
Folder   55-59
Pabst Mansion (also known as Archbishop’s Residence), 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., exterior
Box   2
Folder   60-71
Pabst Mansion (also known as Archbishop’s Residence), 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., interior
Box   2
Folder   72
Fred Pabst House, 3112 W. Highland Ave.
Box   2
Folder   73-74
Elizabeth Plankinton House, 1432 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Box   2
Folder   75
Sawyer House, 2705 N. Shepard Ave.
Box   2
Folder   76
Slocum House, 2675 N. Terrace Ave., exterior
Box   2
Folder   77-78
Slocum House, 2675 N. Terrace Ave., interior
Box   2
Folder   79-83
Slocum House, 2675 N. Terrace Ave., stone carvings
Box   2
Folder   84
Clement Smith House, 2121 N. Terrace Ave.
Box   2
Folder   85
Peter Somers House, 1033 N. 35th St.
Box   2
Folder   86-90
Alfred Uihlein House, 1639 N. 5th St., exterior
Box   2
Folder   91-94
Alfred Uihlein House, 1639 N. 5th St., interior
Box   2
Folder   95
Joseph Uihlein Sr. House, 3318 N. Lake Dr.
Box   2
Folder   96-97
Usinger House, 3131 W. Highland Blvd.
Box   2
Folder   98
August Vogel House, 2135 N. Lake Dr.
Box   2
Folder   99
Wurster House, 3201 W. Highland Blvd.
Box   2
Folder   100
Zielsdorf House, 2931 N. Marietta Ave.
Theaters
Box   2
Folder   101
Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St.