Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings

Abstract

The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings (dated 1952-1989; 4 cubic feet; 14 folders) comprise design drawings for 80 residences and one medical building designed by architect Richard B. Isenhour, with most of the properties in Lexington, Kentucky, but also including structures in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina from 1952 to 1989.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings
Creator
Isenhour, Richard B., 1924-2006
Extent
4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Designs and plans
Architecture, Domestic -- Kentucky -- Fayette County
Architects -- Kentucky
Midcentury modern (Architecture) -- Kentucky
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Nick Hodge
Preferred Citation
2016ms030: [identification of item], Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings, 1952-1989, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Richard B. Isenhour (1924-2006) was an architect and engineer who specialized in designing contemporary residences in Lexington, Kentucky, during the post-WWII period. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and after his service in WWII, graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in chemical engineering. In 1947, he worked as an engineer at DuPont in New York and shortly thereafter married Lenora Henry (1925-2011). In 1952, he and his wife moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where she was born, to pursue a career in architecture and raise their family. There he started working in home construction like his father-in-law, A.R. Henry (1898-1970), a Lexington home builder. Isenhour attended the University of Kentucky and received a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1968, and he became a registered architect in 1974. Lenora was the executive director of a volunteer services organization.
Isenhour designed 95 homes and three commercial structures, most of which were built in Lexington, but others were in North Carolina, Florida, and South Carolina. He and Lenora had four children, and remained in Lexington, Kentucky. His structures redefined contemporary domestic architecture in a city known for tradition.
Scope and Content
The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings (dated 1952-1989; 4 cubic feet; 14 folders) comprise design drawings for 80 residences and one medical building designed by architect Richard B. Isenhour, with most of the properties in Lexington, Kentucky, but also including structures in South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina from 1952 to 1989. The projects largely document residential properties in Lexington and include plans, sections, elevations, and detail drawings. The one commercial property documents a medical office in Lexington. Drawings depict Isenhour's use of contemporary roof lines, open floor plans, and extensive use of windows that defined his style, which reflected trends in architecture prevalent in the United States after the end of World War II. His design progression shows how he continued to push boundaries in post-and-beam construction while incorporating traditional materials such as stacked fieldstone and brick. Drawings are organized chronologically by project number.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Any commercial or for-profit use must be granted in writing by Raymond L. Isenhour or designee until 2030.

Contents of the Collection

Commission number 002, Johns residence, 328 Albany Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1952

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Commission number 004, Shankland residence, Jesselin Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1952

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Commission number 005, Carr residence, 213 Jesselin Road, 1953

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Commission number 019, Lough residence, 222 Glendover Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1954

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Commission number 021, Estes residence, 322 Glendover Road, Lexington, Kentucky, undated

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Commission number 026, Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Lenora Isenhour residence, 310 Blueberry Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1956

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Commission number 028, Bullard residence, 314 Blueberry Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1957

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Commission number 029, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Erwin residence, 532 Clinton Road, Lexington, Kentucky [not extant], 1957

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Commission number 032, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Mills residence, 697 Berry Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1957

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Commission number 033 Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hite residence, 341 Blueberry Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1957

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Commission number 034, Pederson residence, 342 Blueberry Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1958

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Commission number 038, Dummit residence, 3216 Breckenwood Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1958

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Commission number 041, Schuette residence, 349 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1959

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Commission number 044, Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Schwert residence, 3316 Braemer Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1959

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Commission number 045, Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Troutman residence, 3416 Belvoir Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1959

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Commission number 046, Mr. and Mrs. Zechella residence, 345 Jesselin Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1960

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Commission number 048, Jarvis residence, 342 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1960

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Commission number 049, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Winer, 337 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1962

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Commission number 050, Miss Sylvia Thompson residence, Versailles, Kentucky, 1960

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Commission number 051, Dr. and Mrs. Beverley T. Mead, 334 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1961

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Commission number 053, Dr. and Mrs. Jerome E. Cohn residence, 4008 Mayflower Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1961

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Commission number 055, Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Lester residence, 318 Jesselin Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1961

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Commission number 057, Dr. and Mrs. Rene B. Menguy residence, 1265 Colonial Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1961

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Commission number 060, Dr. James G. Wilhite and Dr. James W. Rackley office, 120 S. Pin Oak, unidentified city, 1963

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Commission number 061, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Weiss residence, 1269 Standish Way, Lexington, Kentucky, 1963

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Commission number 064, Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Rovin residence, 341 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1964

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Commission number 066, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wesley, Jr. residence, 635 Nakomi Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1964

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Commission number 067, Dr. and Mrs. Art Gallaher, Jr. residence, 3167 Roxburg Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1964

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Commission number 069, Dr. and Mrs. Borys Surawicz residence, 806 Overbrook Circle, Lexington, Kentucky, 1964

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Commission number 073, Elwood residence, 755 Bravington Way, Lexington, Kentucky, 1965

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Commission number 078, Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Weidner residence, 802 Overbrook Circle, Lexington, Kentucky, 1966

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Commission number 079, Dr. and Mrs. Mandelstam residence, 333 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1966

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Commission number 081, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald V. Davidge residence, 3465 Lannette Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1966

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Commission number 082, Dr. and Mrs. Walter T. Smith, Jr. residence, 1273 Priscilla Lane or Standish Way, Lexington, Kentucky, 1966

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Commission number 084, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Vicars residence, Glenhaven Drive, Versailles, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 086, Dr. and Mrs. Harold F. Parks residence, 837 Cahaba Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 087, Dr. and Mrs. Jan D. Hasbrouck residence, 2125 Hart Court, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 088, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Jones residence, 2129 Hart Court, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 089, Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Maynard residence, 292 Hightower Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967-1968

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Commission number 090, Dr. and Mrs. Proffit residence, 3130 Lamar Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 091, Dr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Gettes residence, 2017 Lakeside Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1967

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Commission number 094, Dr. and Mrs. P. R. Caffrey residence, 3340 Overbrook Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1968

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Commission number 095, Dr. and Mrs. Dale H. Farabee residence, 2538 Westmorland Court, Lexington, Kentucky, 1968

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Commission number 097, Dr. and Mrs. Stanford L. Smith residence, 3367 Sutherland Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1968

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Commission number 098, Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Aug residence, 3206 Montavesta Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1969

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Commission number 099, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Hollingsworth residence, 2049 Lakeside Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1969

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Commission number 130, Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Kanner residence, 955 Edgewater Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1969

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Commission number 138, Richardson residence, Maywood Park, 1970

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Commission number 144, Dr. and Mrs. C. Wesley Allen residence, 2025 Lakeshore Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1971

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Commission number 147, Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Isenhour residence, 2064 Bridgeport Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1972

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Commission number 148, Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kielar residence, 491 Seeley Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1972

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Commission number 150, Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Heard residence, 2105 Bridgeport Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1972

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Commission number 153, Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Proffit residence, Gainesville, Florida, 1973

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Commission number 158, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Chapman residence, 223 Jesselin Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1973

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Commission number 161, Ray residence, 2068 Manor Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1974

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Commission number 165, Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Proffit residence, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1974

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Commission number 168, Kromer residence, 2079 Manor Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1974

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Commission number 179, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dickson residence, 3221 Pepperhill Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1975

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Commission number 180, Dr. and Mrs. James G. Lorman residence, 3617 Gloucester Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1977

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Commission number 182, Mr. and Mrs. John Khoury residence, unidentified location, 1976

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Commission number 185, Dr. and Mrs. E. Conyers residence, Combs Perry Road, Winchester, Kentucky, 1976

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Commission number 187, unidentified residence, undated

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Commission number 189, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Wolff residence, 3213 Hobcaw Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1978

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Commission number 190, Mr. and Mrs. Myron H. Madison residence, unidentified location, 1977

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Commission number 192, Dr. and Mrs. William H. Brooks residence, 735 Lakeshore Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1977

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Commission number 195, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Wieland residence, 2043 Manor Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1977

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Commission number 199, Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Fitzgerald residence, Leesburg Farms number 8, Harrison County, Kentucky, 1977

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Commission number 201, Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Hawkins residence, Route 19, Elkhorn City, Kentucky, 1978

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Commission number 208, Halperin residence, 517 Bayberry Bend, Lexington, Kentucky, 1979

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Commission number 211, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burnett, Jr. residence, 3140 Warrenwood Wynd, Lexington, Kentucky, 1979

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Commission number 213, Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Stahman residence, 2040 Manor Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1980

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Commission number 220, Parade of Homes residence, Woods subdivision, Lexington, Kentucky, 1983

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Commission number 238, unidentified residence, 3760 Dicksonia Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1983

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Commission number 239, Derderian residence, 3501 Winding Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 1983

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Commission number 243, Brixius residence, 2309 The Woods Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1984

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Commission number 244, Cooper residence, 1153 Tanbark Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1984

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Commission number 250, Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Busch residence, Litchfield Beach, South Carolina, 1987

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Commission number 252, Brockopp residence, 2365 The Woods Lane, Lexington, Kentucky, 1987

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Commission number 259, unidentified residence, 993 Rockbridge Road, Lexington, Kentucky, 1987

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Commission number 261, unidentified residence, 3504 Castlegate Court, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989

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Commission number 267, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pike, Jr. residence, Elkhorn Glenn, Scott County, Kentucky, 1989

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