Architectural Archives

Norman Morrison Isham Collection (055)

The collection comprises one architectural rendering, signed and dated [18]93, thought to be Isham’s design for the Newport Country Club, a competition won by Whitney Warren.

Biographical / Historical Sketch

Rhode Island architect and author Norman Isham (1864-1943), known for his study and restoration of colonial buildings, was born in Hartford, Connecticut and educated at Brown University.  He worked for six years in the Providence architectural firm of Stone, Carpenter & Wilson before he established his own office in 1893.  Isham collaborated with Albert F. Brown on two important books, Early Rhode Island Houses and Early Connecticut Houses.  Isham was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1913. 

Scope & Content Note

The collection comprises one architectural rendering, signed and dated [18]93, thought to be Isham’s design for the Newport Country Club, a competition won by Whitney Warren.

Provenance

Acquisition:  Gift of G. Holmes Perkins, 1977.