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Prints of Historic Architectural Treasures

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If such a cache existed it would make my life so much easier. Unfortunately, no such thing exists. You'd have to check with Bill at the archive but at some point the building department turns whatever paper copies of drawings they have into microfilm. I don't know how far back that goes or for that matter how complete it is. Also don't assume that the city has the best recordkeeping procedures.

You might find some partial plans of very significant buildings at the public library in the local history section, but don't go in with high hopes there either.

At some point all those stacks of drawings become "junk" and they get purged. Sad, yes I know...... :cry:

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I've looked into purchasing blue prints and the like as art work in my home. This guy sells the stuff, mostly Chicago related. A cool gallery, and the guy knows his what he is talking about.

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