Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Project

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Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Project
Creator:
Call Number: D.435
Dates: 1954
Physical Description: 1 box
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
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Project
Call Number: D.435
Dates: 1954
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County was the project of Verlyn Klahn, a high school senior in Newark, New York in 1954. It was his entry for the Hoffman Foundation Scholarship Program, established "for the purpose of granting financial assistance and encouraging research in matters of historical or civic interest in Wayne County." During the previous year (1953-54), Verlyn had "traversed hundreds of miles, dug into numerous yellowing newspapers, letters, deeds and old records, and . . . talked with hundreds of people." The end result fills six binders.

Scope and Content
In addition to the long essay that sums up his findings, Verlyn created an individual record for each of the 152 cobblestone structures located in Wayne County. These generally consist of a photograph or two of the building, some historical background, and information about the current owners, as well as a listing of architectural details about the stones, joints, mortar, lintels, quoins, and sides. A few include old newspaper accounts quoted in their entirety. Most of the structures were private homes by the 1950s but had served other functions in the past.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Wayne County
Cobblestone buildings
Photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Collection was donated on October 14, 2010 by Verlyn Klahn, his brother Dr. John Klahn (UR1957), and Dr. Klahn's wife Mona (UR1960).Access
The Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Project 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], Cobblestone Structures of Wayne County Project, D.435, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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
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Content List
Box 1, Volume 1Arcadia, Butler, Galen, and Huron Townships
Box 1, Volume 2Lyons, Macedon, and Marion Townships
Box 1, Volume 3Ontario and Palmyra Townships
Box 1, Volume 4Rose, Savannah, and Sodus Townships
Box 1, Volume 5Walworth, Williamson, and Wolcott Townships
Box 1, Volume 6Essay and Appendix


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