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Architectural drawings, 1951-2004

 Series

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Ralfe Mesrobian records document Mesrobian's architectural practice from the 1950s through the early years of the twenty-first century. The bulk of the collection derives from Mesrobian's own firm, founded in 1956. Mesrobian's practice focused on both residential and commercial buildings and undertook numerous projects for the K-Mart Corporation. Although the geographical focus of much of the work represented in the collection is Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas, the records document projects distrubed widely across the East Coast from Florida to New York. The collection comprises a significant component of architectural drawings and building specifications along with more limited project and administrative files. Included are blueprints, estimates for project costs, receipts, correspondence with clients about projects and zoning regulations, contract documents, ledgers, and daily expense booklets.

Dates

  • 1951-2004

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 128.75 Linear Feet (7 records center boxes, 40 map case drawers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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