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Durfee, William Franklin

William Franklin Durfee Collection (052), Architect, 1833-1899

William Franklin Durfee was an architect and engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts, and served as a municipal surveyor for five years. In 1861 he was elected a member of the State Legislature, and a year later he went to Lake Superior to report on the suitability of the iron ores of that region for steel-making.

The collection comprises 13 architectural drawings documenting various architectural and engineering projects designed by William Franklin Durfee between 1853-1962.

For more information about this collection, contact Heather Isbell Schumacher, Archivist (hisbell@design.upenn.edu).