Baker & Dallett Collection (128)

Baker & Dallett Collection (128)

The collection comprises three watercolor renderings (on two sheets) for two projects designed ca. 1911 by the firm of Baker & Dallet..

Biographical / Historical Sketch

L. C. Baker, Jr. (1859-1915) began his architectural career in 1880 in the office of the Philadelphia architectural firm Furness & Evans, and in 1881 E. James Dallett (1861-1917) also joined the firm.  Both were made partners in 1886 when Furness & Evans became Furness, Evans & Co.  In 1888 the two men left to form their own firm based in Philadelphia.

Baker & Dallett designed a wide variety of buildings between 1888 and 1912 in Pennsylvania and Delaware (in Philadelphia and Wilmington and surrounding counties).  In 1912, Baker established independent offices in Philadelphia and Dallet moved his practice to Wilmington.
 

Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises three watercolor renderings, on two sheets, for two projects designed ca. 1911 by the firm of Baker & Dallet, including the Chester National Bank, Chester and the Third National Bank, Philadelphia, PA.

Gift of George E. Thomas and Emily T. Cooperman, 1997.