Physics Building south elevation blueprint, Rice Institute
The original architectural drawing by Bostonian architect, Ralph Adams Cram, was borrowed from Boston Public Library for a Sewall Gallery (Rice University) exhibit on Cram in 1977 and a companion Fondren Library exhibit. The Sewall Gallery exhibit was coordinated by Drexel Turner of the Rice Design Alliance and this copy of the negative was given by him to the Rice University Archives. Ralph Adams Cram was one of the architects of the original Master Plan for Rice and the first buildings on campus.
Blueprint of the William M. Rice Institute Physics Building, showing the view of the south elevation. The print was made from a negative of the original blueprint. The print contains a key for the materials table and a key to the special marble table. In the upper center, between the two tables is written: ‘Laboratory Building, William M Rice Institute: Houston, Texas, Cram & Ferguson, Boston, and Architects, New York.’ In the bottom center is written: ‘South Elevation, Scale 1/4" = 1'-0".’ In the upper right-hand corner is an offset diagram, showing further details. Original resource is a plan drawing.