D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects (firm)


D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects


Louisville, KY

Firm History Sources

Related Records

D. X. Murphy
Henry Whitestone
William G. O'Toole

Archival Holdings

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections
Mss. BB M978 Murphy, D. X. & Bro., Architects (Louisville, Ky.) Records, 1854-1949
The collection is comprised of project files, correspondence, business records, account books, and architectural drawings from the firm D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects. Additionally the collection includes records from the firm's predecessor businesses: D. X. Murphy, Architect; Henry Whitestone, Architect; and Rogers and Whitestone, Architects. The bulk of the collection relates primarily to work completed by D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architect from 1880 to 1920. Types of projects include residential, religious, medical, governmental, commercial, industrial, and recreational facilities. Given their establishment in Louisville, Kentucky, D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects worked on many projects in the Louisville area. The architectural firm was commissioned to work on various projects throughout the state of Kentucky and in other states, as well. Unless otherwise stated, the addresses represented in the collection are located in Louisville, Kentucky.
A variety of late-19th and early-20th century Louisville building contractors and businesses are represented in the D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects collection. The collection provides valuable information on 19th and early 20th century businesses, industry and technology, as well as substantive insights into architectural and decorative arts.
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The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections
Mss. AR M978 D.X. Murphy & Brothers Hospital Facilities Collection, 1912-1945
Collection includes hospital facility drawings from the office of D.X. Murphy and Bros. in Louisville, KY. Collection includes both public and private hospital facilities located in the Midwest and South. Types of drawings include architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, site surveys, shop drawings and campus master plans. Drawing media include blueprints, drafting linen sets, and pencil on tracing paper. Projects included are the Louisville Public Hospital (also Louisville City Hospital, Louisville General Hospital, "Million Dollar Hospital", and University of Louisville Hospital), St. Anthony's Hospital (Michigan City, IN), St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Lafayette, IN), St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Lincoln, NE), St. Francis Hospital (Grand Island, NE), St. Joseph's Hospital (Memphis, TN), and St. Joseph's Infirmary (Louisville, KY). Click here to see project index for more detailed list. Also included are various architectural drawings and site plans for Churchill Downs thoroughbred racetrack dating from 1894-1967. These are duplicates of the original drawings and were used as a protective wrapping around the rolls of hospital facility drawing sets.
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