Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Dinsmore Steele papers
University of Kentucky Special Collections
Collection is arranged by format.
Housed with multiple collections.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
2011MS177: [identification of item], Dinsmore Steele papers, 1936-1938, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Dinsmore Steele and her husband Robert Steele built a house on Old Frankfort Pike, currently the residence for Fares Farm, in 1936 and 1937. To build the house they hired Warfield Gratz, one of the leading architects in Lexington from the 1930s to the 1960s.
Letters, financial documents, a contract, and notes and sketches compose the Dinsmore Steele papers and document the construction of Dinsmore and Robert Steele's home on Old Frankfort Pike. The papers include letters and bills primarily from the Lexington architect, Warfield Gratz.