Dryer Architectural Collection

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Dryer architectural collection
Creator: Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Call Number: D.242
Dates: 1886-1989
Physical Description: 15 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Client files
Series II: General business files
Series III: Correspondence
Series IV: Financial records
Collection Overview
Title: Dryer architectural collection
Creator: Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Call Number: D.242
Dates: 1886-1989
Physical Description: 15 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Firm History

The firm began with Mr. Jay J. Fay (1856-1913). Mr. Fay was a draughtsman for the firm of J. R. Thomas at 55 Arcade Building in Rochester from 1872 to 1878. He then moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. He returned to Rochester and worked at 73 Arcade Building from 1880 to 1882. He moved to New York City, returning to Rochester in 1884 where he opened his own office at 28 Osburn Building. In the same year, Mr. Otis Walter Dryer (1858-1957) was working as an architect at 104 Powers Block.

The next year, 1885, Mr. Dryer began working as a draughtsman for Mr. Fay at 28-29 Osburn Building. In 1888 the two men formed the partnership of Fay and Dryer at 25-27 Osburn Building.

The firm of Fay and Dryer moved its offices three times before it was dissolved by mutual consent in 1912. In 1892, they moved to 927-943 Granite Building. Then in 1903, they moved to 62 East Avenue, 2-4 Studio Building. Finally in 1910, they moved to 309-310 Cutler Building.

Little in the collection indicates why the firm broke up. However, O. W. Dryer opened a firm under his name in the old offices of 309-310 Cutler Building, while Jay Fay opened his own office at 343 Cutler Building. Both conducted business separately beginning in January 1913, until Mr. Fay died after a brief illness in August of the same year. Mr. Dryer then took on Mr. Fay's unfinished jobs, such as the First Presbyterian Church in Williamson.

Mr. Dryer's son, Harwood Brownell Dryer (1895-1992), began to study architecture in 1914 at Cornell University's College of Architecture. During the summers, he worked as a draughtsman in his father's firm until he graduated in 1918. He was a draughtsman for a short time in 1919 for the firm of Gordon and Kaelber before returning to his father's firm as an architect.

In 1924, the firm of O. W. Dryer moved its offices to 217 East Ave. In 1925, the father and son formed the partnership of Dryer and Dryer, which moved its offices twice before reaching its final location. In 1928, they moved to the Fitch Building at 315 Alexander St., where they designed their own office layout (See Loc. 539). Then in 1937, they moved into their residence at 2550 East Avenue, corner of Penfield Road. In 1951, O. W. Dryer retired. H. B. Dryer kept the firm name of Dryer and Dryer until his father died in 1957.

The firm of H. B. Dryer continued to be fully active until Mr. Dryer retired in 1976. Mr. Dryer was very interested in historical preservation, and he continued working on preservation projects after retirement, such as the reconstruction of the Livingston Park Mansion at Genesee Country Museum. Several years before he died in 1992, Mr. Dryer donated Claude Bragdon's architectural drawings to the University of Rochester Library, foreshadowing the placement of his own collection in the Library.

Scope and Content
Introduction

The collection includes architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence, and business records spanning more than a hundred years.

There are two separate databases (computer finding aids) for the collection, one for the drawings and specifications, and another for the correspondence and business records. The register for correspondence and business records is reproduced on this page. The drawing and specification register is organized into three indexes: by client name, by job address, and by location (within the Department). Due to the size and scope of this register it cannot be included on this site. Those interested in the drawings should contact the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the telephone number listed at the bottom of this webpage.

The collection contains architectural drawings and specifications, correspondence, date books, and business papers regarding the buildings designed by Jay M. Fay, Fay and Dryer, Dryer and Dryer, and H.B. Dryer. Most of their projects were located in Rochester and in near-by communities. The drawings and specifications cover nearly the entire period of the collection (1886-1983?), while the correspondence, date books, and business records, are from about 1902 to 1989.

The buildings designed by the architects vary in type and design, but the overall specialty of the firms was churches and, to a somewhat lesser extent, schools. The firm of Fay and Dryer, however, designed many of Rochester's homes.

The condition of the collection varies greatly. While the correspondence and business papers are in reasonably good shape, there are five volumes of letter books that are difficult to read. The condition of the specifications is generally fair, but a number of them are soiled. The drawings have the greatest variation. Some are in excellent condition, particularly those drawn on linen; however, a number of drawings are torn and soiled. Those in the worst condition were photographed to save them from further deterioration. (Photographed drawings are marked as such in the database and can be found in their appropriate location numbers along with the specifications. Researchers are urged to use the photographs rather than risk damaging the actual drawings.)

Arrangement
Container Overview

Box 1 - Box 11:18 Client Files

Box 11:19 - Box 11:28 General Business Files

Box 12:01 - Box 12:38 Correspondence

Box 12:39 - Box 13 Financial Files

Box 14 - Box 15 Volumes

Definitions

Schedule of hardware - a listing of the hardware to be used in a project.

Shop drawings - Contractor drawings showing a particular part of a job for the architect to approve.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Architecture
Architectural firms
Architectural drawings
Correspondence
Records (Documents)
Fay, Jay J., 1856-1913
Dryer, O. W. (Otis Walter), 1858-1957
Dryer, Harwood Brownell, 1895-1992
Fay and Dryer (Firm)
Dryer and Dryer (Firm)
O.W. Dryer (Firm)
Architects
Immediate Source of Acquisition
In 2008, a purchase was made of a few photographs of buildings designed by the firm; a deed of the land purchased on Argyle Street in Rochester, NY for one dollar by O.W. Dryer and some personal letters written by members of the Dryer family. There is also a small unidentified portrait of a young man. The photographs were integrated into the existing collection and the personal letters and small portrait were placed in a folder after folder 39 in Box 12. The collection was donated by Virginia Smith Dryer, wife of architect Harwood Brownell Dryer, in May, 1993. The Landmark Society of Western New York assisted in the transmittal of the collection.Access
The Dryer architectural collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Dryer architectural collection, D.242, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Database: Architectural Drawings Database .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Series I: Client files
Box 1, Folder 1Aldersgate District Methodist Union Church, 1954-1955
Job 1215. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, insurance certificates, notes, receipts, and plans.

Box 1, Folder 2Aldersgate District Methodist Union Church, 1956-1957, 1959
Job 1215. Bidding information, church bulletins, church information, correspondence, color samples, contractor information, quotes, financial papers, newspaper clippings, notes, plot plans, sketches, and zoning information.

Box 1, Folder 3Aradine, Paul (Tupper's Home), 1967
Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 4Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924-1925, 1928
Job 1074. Correspondence, proposals, contracts, financial papers, and advertisements.

Box 1, Folder 5Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1955-1956
Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 6Avon Methodist Church, 1958, 1962
Correspondence, financial papers, and sketches.

Box 1, Folder 7Barr, W. E., 1951
Notes and sketches.

Box 1, Folder 8Boothby, Edward, 1945-1946
Sketches and estimates.

Box 1, Folder 9Bown, (Mrs.), 1925
Notes, partial specs, contracts, proposals, cartoon strip: What an Architect Thinks About, and bid for H. B. Dryer residence.

Box 1, Folder 10Brighton School District 7, 1929-1930, 1933
Contracts, correspondence, proposals, notices, ballots, and certificate.

Box 1, Folder 11Brockport Central High School, 1935
Reprint of an article about the school.

Box 1, Folder 12Brooks Grove Church, 1975
Job 1283. Notes.

Box 1, Folder 13Burleigh, 1926
Bids, schedule of hardware, and contracts.

Box 1, Folder 14Burnham, Bradshaw, 1958-1961
Sketches, location map, correspondence, bidding information, wage schedules, and booklet on family fallout shelters.

Box 1, Folder 15Caledonia Presbyterian Church, 1953-1954, 1959, 1961-1962
Advertisements, correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, and notes.

Box 1, Folder 16Calvary Baptist Church, 1959
Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 17Casey, Francis J. (Mrs.), 1937
Notes, advertisements, letter to H. B. Dryer from Cornell, contracts, and financial papers.

Box 1, Folder 18Casey, Francis J. (Mrs.), 1937-1938
Notes, advertisements, and preliminary.

Box 1, Folder 19Chili School District 11, 1949-1950, 1954-1956
Job 1195. Job 1214. Job 1222. Advertisements, bills, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, estimates, financial papers, notes, and receipts.

Box 1, Folder 20Christ Church Unity, 1946, 1952, 1956-1957, 1963-1968
Job 1232. Job 1277. Notes and sketches.

Box 1, Folder 21-22Christ Church Unity, 1969
Job 1277. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, bulletins, church information, color samples, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, estimates, financial papers, insurance certificates, newspaper clippings, notes, receipts, sketches, zoning information, loan information, and maps --

Job 1280. Notes.

Box 1, Folder 23Christ Church Unity, 1970-1975
Job 1277. Job 1286. Advertisements, contractor information, color samples, correspondence, notes, sketches, and shop drawings.

Box 1, Folder 24Christ Church Unity, 1965
Notes

Box 1, Folder 25Clark & Callin Office, 1948
Job 1189. Notes.

Box 1, Folder 26Community Methodist Church, 1953
Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 27Cornell University
Drawing

Box 1, Folder 28Derleth, Donald, 1964
Job 1252. Correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 29DeWolf, A., 1924
Proposals and correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 30Dryer, Joseph F., 1924-1927
Proposals, contracts, correspondence, notes, financial papers, sketches, and schedule of hardware.

Box 2, Folder 1Durand Eastman School District 5, 1925
Proposals, notes, correspondence, certificate, sketches, financial papers, and contracts.

Box 2, Folder 2Durand Eastman School District 5, 1926-1928
Correspondence, proposals, notes, sketches, certificate, and schedule of hardware.

Box 2, Folder 3East Baptist Church, 1965-1969, 1986
Job 1269. Bidding information, bills, church bulletins, church information, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, maps, newspaper clippings, notes, plans, and sketches.

Box 2, Folder 4East Rochester Methodist Episcopal Church, 1919, 1921, 1923-1925
Pledge toward building fund, correspondence, proposals, and notes.

Box 2, Folder 5East Rochester School, 1920-1923
Notice, ballot, notes, addenda to specs, sketches, correspondence, schedule of hardware, and proposals.

Box 2, Folder 6East Rochester School, 1924-1927, 1929, 1974
Correspondence, financial papers, notes, schedule of hardware, proposals, and sketches.

Box 2, Folder 7Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1958, 1964-1965
Job 1264. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, church bulletins, enamel and tile samples, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, insurance certificates, notes, receipts, and sketches.

Box 2, Folder 8-9Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1966
Job 1264. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, samples for color, tile, and vinyl completion schedules, contractor information, correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, notes, plot plans, receipts, sketches, zoning information, and building permit.

Box 2, Folder 10Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1966-1968, 1970
Job 1264. Shop drawings, and advertisements.

Box 3, Folder 1-3Evangelical United Brethren Church, Webster, 1955-1958
Job 1226. Notes, sketches, church minutes, advertisements, correspondence, shop drawings, and photographs.

Box 3, Folder 4-7Evangelical United Brethren Church, Webster, 1964-1968
Job 1260. Correspondence, sketches, contractor information, notes, completion schedules, bidding forms, advertisements, church bulletins, church information, financial papers, vinyl samples, and shop drawings.

Box 4, Folder 1Fairport High School, 1923
Receipts, sketches, financial papers, correspondence, proposals, plans, advertisements, and newspaper clippings.

Box 4, Folder 2Fairport High School, 1924-1926
Schedule of hardware, newspaper clippings, contracts, sketches, advertisements, certificate, notes, and correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 3Fairport School District 9, 1919-1920
Receipts, contracts, notes, proposals, schedule of hardware, correspondence, and preliminary specifications.

Box 4, Folder 4Fay's Theatre, 1924-1925
Contracts, correspondence, and notes.

Box 4, Folder 5Fenyvessy Building, 1924-1926
Correspondence, receipts, and contracts.

Box 4, Folder 6First Baptist Church, Batavia, 1966
Correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 7First Baptist Church, Manchester, 1955
Correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 8First Baptist Church, Penfield, 1962-1963
Job 1250. Notes and sketches.

Box 4, Folder 9First Methodist Church, Albion, 1964-1965
Correspondence, financial papers, notes, plot plans, photographs, and sketches.

Box 4, Folder 10First Methodist Church, LeRoy, 1950, 1955-1957
Job 1236. Photographs, correspondence, maps, advertisements, shop drawings, and sketches.

Box 4, Folder 11First Methodist Church, Plattsburg, 1956
Notes and sketches.

Box 4, Folder 12First Methodist Episcopal Church, Perry
Advertisement featuring picture of First Methodist Episcopal Church in Perry, including list of churches done by Fay and Dryer.

Box 4, Folder 13First Methodist Episcopal Church, Rochester
Photocopy of photograph of First Methodist Epsicopal Church in Rochester.

Box 4, Folder 14First Presbyterian Church, Lyons, 1954
Correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 15First Presbyterian Church, Pittsford, 1956-1959
Job 1231. Contract, financial papers, notes, and correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 16First Presbyterian Church, Waterville, 1956
Correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 17First Unitarian Church, 1946-1947
Job 1187. Notes.

Box 4, Folder 18First Unitarian Church, 1948-1950
Job 1193. Notes.

Box 4, Folder 19First Unitarian Church, 1954
Job 1216. Booklet: "The Way Called Unitarian," pamphlet: "A Brief History of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester," correspondence, sketches, and notes.

Box 4, Folder 20First Unitarian Church, 1954-1958
Job 1219. Correspondence, sketches, bulletins, and notes.

Box 4, Folder 21Genesee Country Museum Livingston Park Mansion, 1955-1958, 1969-1974
Job 1281. Job 1288. Notes, outline of history of Livingston Park Mansion, newspaper clippings, correspondence, sketches, and photographs.

Box 4, Folder 22Grace Methodist Church, 1957
Notes.

Box 4, Folder 23Greece Methodist Church, 1965-1966
Job 1267. Soil investigation report, contracts, and correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 24Greece Methodist Church, undated
Job 1267. Notes, and sketches.

Box 4, Folder 25Greene, Floyd B., 1926
Correspondence, notes, and proposals.

Box 4, Folder 26Hickok Manufacturing Company, 1964
Correspondence.

Box 4, Folder 27Hilton Baptist Church, 1936, 1948-1952
Job 1196. Church bulletin, samples of decorative materials, "Church Management" magazine, correspondence, sketches, newspaper clippings, and notes.

Box 5, Folder 1Honeoye Falls School, 1919, 1924-1927
Preliminary specifications, advertisements, contract, and bond.

Box 5, Folder 2-3Honeoye Falls School, 1927-1931
Proposals, correspondence, notices, bills, schedule of hardware, contracts, contractor information, sketches, and advertisement

Box 5, Folder 4Ingersoll, Mrs. Thoms, 1969-1975
Correspondence, receipts, notes, and newspaper clippings.

Box 5, Folder 5Kooman, John, 1969
Job 1280. Correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 6-7Lewiston Ave. Methodist Episcopal Church, 1928-1932
Proposals, contracts, notes, correspondence, scientific analyses, photographs, loan application, sketches, and advertisements.

Box 5, Folder 8Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, 1960
Shop drawings.

Box 5, Folder 9Livonia Church, 1960
Correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 10Lloyd, Vincent, 1965
Correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 11Lochland School, 1969
Correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 12Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, 1957
Correspondence.

Box 5, Folder 13Miller, Charles, 1962-1963
Job 1253. Notes.

Box 5, Folder 14Newell, George R. (Store), 1925-1927
Proposals, contracts, receipts, and sketches.

Box 5, Folder 15Nicholson, J. W. (Mrs.), 1925-1926
Receipts, schedule of hardware, notes, proposals, and contracts.

Box 6, Folder 1North Baptist Church
Job 1245. Advertisements.

Box 6, Folder 2-10North Baptist Church, 1955, 1958-1964
Job 1245. Contracts, photographs, samples, newspaper clippings, business papers, shop drawings, quotes, proposals, sketches, financial papers, notes, insurance certificates, and correspondence

Box 6, Folder 11-16;
Box 7, Folder 1-4
North Baptist Church, 1968-1973
Job 1278, Education Building. Business papers, bids, consulting engineers' papers, contracts and samples, shop drawings, and notebook material.

Box 7, Folder 5Nurses Home, Monroe County, 1921-1922
Advertisements, notes, bills, notice, contractor information, receipts, correspondence, sketches, preliminary specifications, and proposals.

Box 7, Folder 6Parkminster United Presbyterian Church, 1952-1954
Advertisements, bidding information, bulletins, color samples, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, insurance certificates, newspaper clippings, notes, and sketches.

Box 7, Folder 7Parkminster United Presbyterian Church, 1953-1955
Job 1209. Glass sample, correspondence, sketches, shop drawings, and note.

Box 7, Folder 8Parkminster United Presbyterian Church, 1957-1959
Job 1241. Bidding information, bills, church bulletins, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, quotes, financial papers, insurance certificates, notes, plans, receipts, shop drawings, information on lawsuit between H. B. Dryer and church, and sketches.

Box 7, Folder 9Parkminster United Presbyterian Church, 1958-1959
Job 1241. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, color samples, contractor information, correspondence, estimates, financial papers, insurance certificates, newspaper clippings, notes, plans, receipts, shop drawings, and sketches.

Box 7, Folder 10Parkminster United Presbyterian Church, 1961-1974
Job 1272. Bidding information, bills, church bulletins, church information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, newspaper clippings, notes, plot plans, receipts, and sketches.

Box 7, Folder 11Pease, Warren, 1956
Sketches, notes, financial papers, and correspondence.

Box 7, Folder 12-13Penfield School District 5, 1926-1928
Schedule of hardware, correspondence, notes, advertisements, sketches, drawings, bonds, proposals, and contracts.

Box 7, Folder 14Perinton School District 2 (Midvale School), 1925-1927
Correspondence, proposals, notes, and contracts.

Box 8, Folder 1-3Perrin, Fred (Dr.), 1936-1940
Proposals, advertisements, correspondence, notes, sketches, receipts, contracts, quotes, and financial papers.

Box 8, Folder 4Pittsford Community Library, Fletcher Steel, 1973-1974, 1977
Job 1285. Advertisements, bidding information, Room bills, contracts, correspondence, contractor information, quotes, financial papers, notes, receipts, sketches, and reports.

Box 8, Folder 5Pittsford Presbyterian Church, 1945-1947, 1957-1958
Notes, sketches, plans, and drawings.

Box 8, Folder 6Projansky, Inc., 1967-1968
Sketches, correspondence, and notes.

Box 8, Folder 7Rein, John (Dr.), 1956
Job 1229. One page of notes.

Box 8, Folder 8-9Remington, 1937-1941
Permit application, advertisements, sketches, proposals, preliminary specifications, correspondence, drawings, notes, receipt book, receipts, financial papers, and contracts.

Box 8, Folder 10Ridgeland Baptist Church, 1966
Notes.

Box 8, Folder 11Rochester Historical Society, 1963-1966
Job 1251. Correspondence, sketches, contractor information, notes, proposals, financial papers, estimates, bills, pamphlets, and drawings.

Box 8, Folder 12Rush School, 1934-1935
Tax listing of area schools, contracts, correspondence, proposals, and notes.

Box 8, Folder 13Salamanca Baptist Church
Picture of church.

Box 8, Folder 14Saunders, William, 1925-1926
Contracts and proposals.

Box 8, Folder 15Schantz, J. A., 1918-1919
Christmas cards, correspondence, financial papers, and proposals.

Box 8, Folder 16-17Schantz, J. A., 1925-1926
Industrial code, correspondence, notes, building applications, proposals, financial papers, and advertisements.

Box 8, Folder 18Slocum, Daniel, 1968
Job 1276. Zoning map, plot map, and sketches.

Box 8, Folder 19St. Ann's Home, 1966
Notebook with reproduction of floor plans.

Box 8, Folder 20St. Josaphat's Social Club, 1947-1948, 1957
Correspondence and notes.

Box 9, Folder 1-15St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1956-1966, 1971
Zoning information, sanitary code, church information, proposals, correspondence, sketches, notes, subsurface investigation report, drawings, proposals, bidding information, contractor information, photographs, advertisements, notes, financial papers, shop drawings, contracts, receipts, concrete test reports, schedule of hardware, color samples, vinyl samples, quotes, and church minutes related to building project.

Box 10, Folder 1Stewart, Florence (Miss), 1965-1966
Job 1271. Notes, sketches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and drawings.

Box 10, Folder 2Summerville Presbyterian Church, 1954-1957
Contracts, correspondence, drawings, sketches, notes, plans, church publications, photographs, and advertisements.

Box 10, Folder 3-5Third Church of Christ, Scientist, 1953-1956, 1960-1961
Correspondence, cloth sample, advertisements, newspaper clippings, notes, shop drawings, sketches, church information, glass and tile samples, contracts, and metal sample.

Box 10, Folder 6Thompson, Robert H., 1965
Job 1265. Advertisements, bills, contractor information, contracts, correspondence, financial papers, notes, photographs, and sketches.

Box 10, Folder 7Union Presbyterian Church, Scottsville, 1960-1961
Correspondence.

Box 10, Folder 8Unit parts, 1927-1928
Notes, receipts, proposals, correspondence, and sketches.

Box 10, Folder 9-13Webster Baptist Church, 1964-1970
Job 1259. Advertisements, bidding information, bills, church bulletins, church information, color samples, contracts, contractor information, correspondence, quotes, financial papers, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, receipts, reports, shop drawings, sketches, and zoning information

Box 10, Folder 14Webster Presbyterian Church, 1966
Notes and correspondence.

Box 11, Folder 1White Haven Memorial Park
Pamphlets on White Haven and advertisements.

Box 11, Folder 2White Haven Memorial Park, 1927-1930
Drawings, newspaper clippings, advertisements, notes, correspondence, photographs, and financial papers.

Box 11, Folder 3White Haven Memorial Park, 1931-1960
Financial papers, notes, receipts, drawings, advertisements, sketches, and correspondence.

Box 11, Folder 4-6White Haven Memorial Park, 1950-1953
Job 1200. Correspondence, financial papers, receipts, proposals, contracts, notes, sketches, glass and metal samples, shop drawings, advertisements, color samples, and stock report.

Box 11, Folder 7White Haven Memorial Park, 1951-1958
Job 1236. Shop drawings, drawings, correspondence, proposals, notes, sketches, contracts, financial papers, photograph, newspaper clippings, Eastern Star emblem, and notebook page.

Box 11, Folder 8White Haven Memorial Park, 1955-1956, 1967
Job 1221. Job 1274. Financial papers, notebook papers, contracts, correspondence, receipts, notes, newspaper clippings, proposals, insurance certificates, and shop drawings.

Box 11, Folder 9White Haven Memorial Park, 1959-1961
Job 1244. Correspondence, photographs, shop drawings, contracts, financial papers, notebook papers, notes, insurance certificates, sketches, and proposals.

Box 11, Folder 10White Haven Memorial Park, 1960-1961
Job 1246. Notebook papers, pamphlet on White Haven, estimates, sketches, notes, advertisements, contracts, drawings, and shop drawings.

Box 11, Folder 11White Haven Memorial Park, 1965-1966
Job 1270. Financial papers, correspondence, shop drawings, sketches, and insurance certificates.

Box 11, Folder 12White Haven Memorial Park, 1967
Shop drawings, sketches, notes, and advertisement.

Box 11, Folder 13-14Whiting, C. L., 1926-1927
Financial papers, correspondence, estimates, notes, contracts, receipts, schedule of hardware, correspondence, newspaper clippings, contractor information, sketches, proposals, and photographs.
Oversized photographs with architectural drawings. See Loc. 407.

Box 11, Folder 15Wilson, S. N., 1924-1926
Correspondence, notes, proposals, receipts, sketches, contracts.

Box 11, Folder 16Woodward, John K., 1965-1967
Job 1268. Correspondence, sketches, notes, contractor information, estimates, and land survey.

Box 11, Folder 17Worrell, Richard A., 1964-1965
Sketches, notes, correspondence, financial papers, and receipts.

Box 11, Folder 18Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, Walworth, 1966-1969
Job 1271. Correspondence, sketches, notes, color samples, and estimates.

Series II: General business files
Box 11, Folder 19Design suggestions, 1954?
Pamphlet, advertisement, and drawings.

Box 11, Folder 20General architectural information
General outline of specifications, architectural abbreviations, schedule of brick and block coursings, sketches, and notes.

Box 11, Folder 21R.G.E. map, 1957
Map of gas types (e.g., natural) in Rochester.

Box 11, Folder 22Recommendation letters, 1926-1927
Recommendation letters from school officials.

Box 11, Folder 23Rochester Builder's Exchange, 1954-1959, 1970, 1972
Listings of wage rates, magazine, memos, bulletins, pamphlets, architectural handbook, advertisements, employer's tax guide, and correspondence.

Box 11, Folder 24Russian poster, 1956
Sketch of soccer player and ball with Russian writting.

Box 11, Folder 25-26State of New York Education Department, 1949, 1952-1960, 1965, 1976
Information on school buildings.

Box 11, Folder 27Time cards, 1954
Time cards for employees of Dryer and Dryer.

Box 11, Folder 28Telephone numbers, 1966
An office telephone directory.

Box 14, Folder 1"Pocket companion", 1913
Book entitled "Pocket Companion (for Engineers, Architects, Builders, containing useful information pertaining to the use of steel)." Imprint: "Fay & Dryer"

Box 14, Folder 2Date book, 1924
"L. H. F." pencilled on front cover. Contains: Addresses and phone numbers of several clients, lists of jobs worked on and number of hours of work for each working day, and a list of specific things to be done (Fay's Theatre?).

Box 14, Folder 3Date book, 1925
"L. H. F." pencilled on front cover. Contains: Addresses and phone numbers of a few clients, lists of jobs worked on and number of hours of work for each working day, two sketches on one page.

Box 14, Folder 4Date book, 1925
"FIGURING" on spine. Contains: Loose notes; charts for different jobs listing bidding contractors, what they took out, when it was taken out, and when it was returned; lists of detail drawings, specifying exactly what each detail is to be of; bookmark set on June 18 19; and two sketches at the end of the book.

Box 14, Folder 5Date book, 1926
"L.H.F." pencilled on front cover. Contains: Lists of jobs and number of hours worked on each job for each working day, and a chart of time lost and overtime for July and August.

Box 14, Folder 6Date book, 1927
"L. H. Friedman" on front cover. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for each working day, note on August 1 of statement by H. B. Dryer, and note on last page.

Box 14, Folder 7Date book, 1929
"L.H.F." on front cover. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for each working day, notes calculating time lost or overtime, and note on page 207.

Box 14, Folder 8Date book, 1950
"Leon James Brown" written on personal record page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting January 11; loose note between pages for April 11-14. Blank after May 27.

Box 14, Folder 9Date book, 1950
"Helen E. Bassett" written on personal record page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on January 16. Blank after December 19.

Box 14, Folder 10Date book, 1950
"Valerius L. Michelson" on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on January 13. Blank after March 20.

Box 14, Folder 11Date book, 1951
Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting January 4; includes time for haircuts, first one written "Haircut. H.D." Blank after June 28.

Box 14, Folder 12Date book, 1955
Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on August 24; loose notes and sketches; special mark on title page ("P" and "L" combined).

Box 14, Folder 13Date book, 1955
Contains: Notes stating hours worked, from August 8 to September 17, all marked "Lois O'Brien."

Box 14, Folder 14Date book, 1955
"Gaiocny"? on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on August 17; bookmark between November 16 17; and loose note. Blank after November 25.

Box 14, Folder 15Date book, 1955
"Louis Graziano" on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on August 9.

Box 14, Folder 16Date book, 1956
Initials "L.S.D." and name "L. Demydenko." Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on working days, loose note, notes on several pages.

Box 14, Folder 17Date book, 1956
"Louis Graziano" on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, notes at end of book.

Box 14, Folder 18Date book, 1957
Labeled 1956; used in 1957. "R. K. Dryer II" on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, starting on June 18, 1957; desk calendar pages as bookmarks; adding machine tape; loose notes; notes and addresses at end of book.

Box 14, Folder 19Date book, 1957
Monogram of "P" and "L" and name "Lucy Demydenko" on title page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, list of bidders for Liverpool project, list of trips to Liverpool.

Box 14, Folder 20Date book, 1957
"Louis Graziano" on title page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days.

Box 15, Folder 1Date book, 1970
"Rufus K. Dryer II" on first page. Contains: Lists of number of hours worked on jobs for working days, loose notes, letters, receipts, newspaper clippings (1969), birthdays, deaths, anniversaries, daily reminder notes, notes on weather, mileage, Christmas list (1969).

Box 15, Folder 2Date book, 1988
Contains: Single entry on June 6 about job and an empty envelope.

Box 15, Folder 3Sketch book
Sketches of jobs: a school?, Ellison, church?, Saundle, Williams St., and Hayward.

Box 15, Folder 4-7Blue print order book, 1958-1965
Blue print order receipts.

Box 15, Folder 8Sketch book, 1932
Sketches and notes of laboratory furniture for Brockport.

Box 15, Folder 9Sketch book
Notes and sketches of Macedon Center Methodist Episcopal Church, Periton School District 2, Yale Parce, First Free Methodist Union Church.

Box 15, Folder 10Sketch book, 1917-1920
Sketches of jobs: Asbury Church, J. W. Johnston, Fairport School District 9, Schantz's Bartholamy Building, and South St. Methodist Episcopal Church.

Box 15, Folder 11Letter press book, 1902-1914
Letters from O. W. Dryer.

Box 15, Folder 12Letter press book, 1903-1907
Letters from Jay Fay and O. W. Dryer, with a scanty index.

Box 15, Folder 13Letter press book, 1907-1915
Letters from O. W. Dryer, with a scanty index.

Box 15, Folder 14Letter press book, 1913, 1919
Letters from Jay Fay and H. B. Dryer, with an index.

Box 15, Folder 15Letter press book, 1915-1924
Letters from O. W. Dryer, with an index.

Series III: Correspondence
Box 12, Folder 1Correspondence, 1901-1902
Box 12, Folder 2Correspondence, 1903
Box 12, Folder 3-4Correspondence, 1904
Box 12, Folder 5-6Correspondence, 1905
Box 12, Folder 7Correspondence, 1906
Box 12, Folder 8Correspondence, 1907
Box 12, Folder 9Correspondence, 1908
Box 12, Folder 10Correspondence, 1909
Box 12, Folder 11Correspondence, 1910
Box 12, Folder 12-13Correspondence, 1911
Box 12, Folder 14Correspondence, 1912
Box 12, Folder 15-16Correspondence, 1913
Box 12, Folder 17-18Correspondence, 1914
Box 12, Folder 19-20Correspondence, 1915
Box 12, Folder 21-22Correspondence, 1916
Box 12, Folder 23-24Correspondence, 1917
Box 12, Folder 25-26Correspondence, 1918
Box 12, Folder 27-28Correspondence, 1919
Box 12, Folder 29-30Correspondence, 1920
Box 12, Folder 31-32Correspondence, 1921
Box 12, Folder 33Correspondence, 1922
Box 12, Folder 34Correspondence, 1923-1940
Box 12, Folder 35Correspondence, 1950-1959
Box 12, Folder 36Correspondence, 1961-1969
Box 12, Folder 37Correspondence, 1971-1980
Box 12, Folder 38Correspondence, undated
Personal correspondence and land deed

Series IV: Financial records
Box 12, Folder 39-44O. W. Dryer, 1916-1923, 1926
Box 13, Folder 1-3H. B. Dryer, 1918-1941
Box 13, Folder 4Payroll register, 1950-1955
Box 13, Folder 5Sullivan, H. H., Inc., 1953-1957
Box 13, Folder 6-29Financial records, 1954-1976, 1980


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