Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings

Abstract

The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings, (dated 1952-1989; 1.5 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise construction drawings for homes built in Lexington, Kentucky, by architect Richard B. Isenhour, who heavily used the mid-century modern architectural style.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings
Creator
Isenhour, Larry (Raymond L.)
Extent
1.5 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 into four series. Within the series the collection is arranged alphabetically.
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 created nearly 100 unique homes of the mid-century modern style in Kentucky. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1924. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he worked as a chemical engineer for DuPont in Newburgh, N.Y. In 1952, he and his wife, Lenora Henry (1925-2011), moved to Lexington, Ky. where Henry was born, to pursue a career in architecture. In Lexington, he started working in home construction, like his father-in-law, A.R. Henry (1898-1970), a Lexington home builder. During that time, Isenhour attended the University of Kentucky and received a master’s degree in architecture in from UK’s College of Design. He became a registered architect in 1974.
Isenhour’s contemporary architecture style drew inspiration from previous tours of Northern California, Europe, and Mexico, as well as from the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and other modernist architects. Isenhour died in Lexington in 2006.
Sources: Eblen, Tom. Tom Eblen: Book Pays Tribute to Lexington Architect's Contemporary-style Homes. Lexington Herald Leader. July 13, 2014. Accessed June 3, 2016. http://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article44497515.html.
Aiello, Michelle. Futuristic, With a Past: New Book Chronicles the Work of Richard B. Isenhour. Chevy Chaser Magazine. March 4, 2015. Accessed June 3, 2016. http://chevychaser.com/2015/03/futuristic-with-a-past-new-book-chronicles-the-work-of-lexingtons-first-contemporary-architect-richard-b-isenhour/.
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Scope and Content
The Richard B. Isenhour architectural drawings, (dated 1952-1989; 1.5 cubic feet; 10 folders) comprise construction drawings for homes built in Lexington, Kentucky, by architect Richard B. Isenhour, who heavily used the mid-century modern architectural style. The projects document residential properties and include plans, sections, elevations, and detail drawings.

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.

Contents of the Collection

1952-1960

Bullard, 1957 October

  • Folder 1, item 1
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Carr, 1953 April

  • Folder 1, item 2
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Dummit, 1958 August

  • Folder 1, item 3
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Erwin, 1957 January

  • Folder 1, item 4
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Estes, 1955 June

  • Folder 1, item 5
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Everett, 1958 August

  • Folder 2, item 1
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Hite, 1957 November

  • Folder 1, item 6
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Isenhour, 1956 July

  • Folder 1, item 7
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Jarvis, 1960 August

  • Folder 1, item 8
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Johns, 1952 June

  • Folder 1, item 9
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Lough, 1954 May

  • Folder 3, item 1
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Mills, 1957 September

  • Folder 3, item 2
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Pederson, 1958 March

  • Folder 3, item 3
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Schuette, 1959 March

  • Folder 3, item 4
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Schwert, 1959 October

  • Folder 3, item 5
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Shankland, 1952 December

  • Folder 3, item 6
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Thompson, 1960 December

  • Folder 3, item 7
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Troutman, 1959 November

  • Folder 3, item 8
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Zechella, 1960 April

  • Folder 4, item 1
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1961-1970

Aug, 1969 January

  • Folder 4, item 2
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Caffrey, 1968 April

  • Folder 4, item 3
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Cohn, 1961 August

  • Folder 4, item 4
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Davidge, 1966 May

  • Folder 4, item 5
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Elwood, 1965 May

  • Folder 4, item 6
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Farabee, 1968 August

  • Folder 4, item 7
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Gallaher, 1964 April

  • Folder 4, item 8
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Gettes, 1967 November

  • Folder 4, item 9
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Hasbrouck, 1967 April

  • Folder 5, item 1
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Hollingsworth, 1968 December

  • Folder 5, item 2
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Jones, 1967 June

  • Folder 5, item 3
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Kanner, 1969 May

  • Folder 5, item 4
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Lester, 1961 October

  • Folder 5, item 5
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Mandelstam, 1966 January

  • Folder 5, item 6
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Maynard, 1968 September

  • Folder 5, item 7
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Mead, 1961 November

  • Folder 2, item 2
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Menguy, 1961 December

  • Folder 5, item 8
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Parks, 1967 March

  • Folder 5, item 9
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Profitt, 1967 November

  • Folder 6, item 1
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Richardson, 1970 May

  • Folder 2, item 3
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Rovin, 1964 February

  • Folder 6, item 2
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Smith, 1966 October

  • Folder 6, item 3
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Smith, 1967 December

  • Folder 6, item 4
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Surawicz, 1964 October

  • Folder 6, item 5
Six sheets consisting of plans (sites, foundation, first floor, second floor), elevations (bath vanities, kitchen cabinets, living room bookshelves, chimney, front, rear, left side, right side, garage: left and right side), sections (stair), and detail drawings (trim, glass door).
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Vicars, 1967 June

  • Folder 6, item 6
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Weidner, 1966 April

  • Folder 6, item 7
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Weiss, 1963 July

  • Folder 7, item 1
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Wesley, 1964 March

  • Folder 7, item 2
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Wilhite, 1963 January

  • Folder 7, item 3
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Winer, 1962 July

  • Folder 7, item 4
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1971-1980

Allen, 1971 February

  • Folder 2, item 4
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Brooks, 1977 August

  • Folder 2, item 5
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Burnett, 1979 November

  • Folder 2, item 6
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Chapman, 1973 August

  • Folder 2, item 7
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Conyers, 1976 November

  • Folder 2, item 8
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Dickson, 1975 December

  • Folder 8, item 1
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Fitzgerald, 1978 April

  • Folder 8, item 2
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Halperin, 1979 June

  • Folder 7, item 5
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Hawkins, 1978 May

  • Folder 8, item 3
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Heard, 1972 May

  • Folder 8, item 4
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Isenhour, 1972 January

  • Folder 8, item 5
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Khoury, 1976 May

  • Folder 8, item 6
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Kielar, 1972 June

  • Folder 8, item 7
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Kromer, 1974 December

  • Folder 8, item 8
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Lorman, 1977 January

  • Folder 8, item 9
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Madison, 1977 January

  • Folder 9, item 1
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Proffit, 1974 September

  • Folder 9, item 2
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Proffit, 1978 March

  • Folder 9, item 3
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Ray, 1974 August

  • Folder 9, item 4
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Residence, 1977 September

  • Folder 9, item 5
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Stahmann, 1980 September

  • Folder 9, item 6
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Wieland, 1977 November

  • Folder 9, item 7
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Wolff, 1978 October

  • Folder 9, item 8
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1981-1989

Brixius, 1984 September

  • Folder 10, item 1
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Brockopp, 1986 August

  • Folder 10, item 2
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Busch, 1987 February

  • Folder 10, item 3
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Cooper, 1985 November

  • Folder 10, item 4
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Derderian, 1983 July

  • Folder 10, item 5
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Heim, 1983 June

  • Folder 10, item 6
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Moore, 1988 September

  • Folder 10, item 7
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Pike, 1989 September

  • Folder 10, item 8
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Residence, 1983 June

  • Folder 10, item 9
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