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Adolf Scherrer architectural drawing

 Collection — Folder: OBC056
Identifier: OBC056

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an architectural drawing by Adolf Scherrer of the residence of T.A. Lewis, Esq. It includes specifications for window elevations and a limestone water table.


  • circa 1900s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Adolf Scherrer was born in 1847 to a Swiss-German family. He was an architect by trade. Throughout his career he designed many Indianapolis buildings, including the Maennerchor Hall, City Hospital, and the Elks Club Building. Scherrer is most well known for his work as supervising architect of the Indiana State Capitol building in 1880 following the untimely death of the original architect, Edwin May. The changes Scherrer made to May's original design resulted in a more Greco-Roman style of architecture. Scherrer died in 1925.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin Clark during April 2006. Finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2015/11/04. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/06/01.
Adolf Scherrer architectural drawing
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.