Knapp, Jerome G. (b. 1869)

The four items in this collection are specifications given by architect Jerome G. Knapp to contractors as instructions for various aspects of construction.  Each document is 35×22 cm.  The document is typed on copy paper and held together by 2 pieces of cloth covered with advertisements.  Each is fastened at the top with metal brads. 

Jerome G. Knapp was born in Bohemia, Austria 1869.  He received his education in Prague.  He immigrated to the US when he was 18 and immediately lived in Nebraska.  After 3 years he moved east and worked for George G. Adams, noted Lawrence architect.  Later he was employed as a draftsman for E.A. Dick.  After a few years both in Lawrence and New York working as a contractor, he set up offices as an architect at 288 Essex St.  In 1907 he moved his offices to the 7th floor of the Bay State Building

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