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COLE, Helen A.
A House for a Country Medical Practitioner.

2 sheets of architectural drawings comprising ELEVATIONS - FLOOR PLANS - inch DETAILS. Each sheet measures approx. 30 x 22.5 inches, heavy white cartridge paper. A third sheet is referred to but is not present. We will send photographs on request.


*These plans were prepared for Year III, session 1937-1938, Dept. of Architecture, Plymouth School of Art - a detailed project sheet comes with the plans. They describe a house on two floors, two reception rooms, accomodation for maid, kitchen and cloakroom, etc. On the first floor, five or six bedrooms, two bathrooms, boxroom. The attached medical facilities included surgery, dispensary, consulting room and patients' waiting room. A garage for one or two cars, either attached or detached, was required. The plans reveal both social context and the aesthetic of the 1930s. The student architect, HELEN COLE, does not appear to have risen to significant levels within the profession. Even the Plymouth Department of Architecture has vanished leaving little trace. Founded in 1856 as the Plymouth School of Art, it became the Jubilee Memorial Science, Art and Technical School in 1892. The grand Victorian building of that time had been long vacated by the 1960s and urban redevelopment and the establishment of Plymouth Polytechnic saw the closure of the Architecture Department. Today's School of Art and the Dept. of Architecture are now quite separate, the latter being an import from Exeter formed by the merging of a number of local educational establishments. There is scarcely any archival material held in Plymouth - these plans, and some other projects that we have, are very scarce survivals.

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Stock No. 58363

Price: 150.00