Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects

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Jun 4 2016 - Oct 9 2016

Cape Ann Museum

Gloucester, MA

A special exhibition exploring the work of Phillips & Holloran, one of Cape Ann's most successful architectural firms. Design/Build will delve into the 300-plus sets of drawings they produced while in business from 1894 through the 1960s. The plans, which were given to the Museum in 2011, include drawings, blueprints and elevations of private residences, civic buildings, summer hotels, artist studios and commercial structures. 

Working during a time that witnessed the professionalization of the field of architecture, the firm of Phillips & Holloran left an indelible mark on a substantial and important swath of Cape Ann’s built environment. Included in the collection are such recognizable and notable structures as the T.S. Eliot House on Eastern Point, sections of the Cape Ann Savings Bank on Main Street in Gloucester, the iconic Bent house in Annisquam, Spiran Hall in Rockport, the Pulsifer building at the corner of Beach and Union Streets in Manchester and the saloon built for Howard Blackburn on the east end of Main Street in Gloucester (pictured here)

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Architecture

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