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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Architectural Drawings, 1935-1971

Papers

Inventory of the
Marion Manley
Architectural Drawings and Papers



Overview of the Collection

Repository:

Research Center
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL**

Creator:

Manley, Marion, 1893-1984

Title:

Architectural drawings and papers

Dates:

1935-1971

Quantity:

5 cubic feet

Abstract:

Marion Manley was one of the first female practicing architects in the state of Florida. Her papers mainly comprise architectural drawings for buildings she designed. The drawings are for residences and buildings in Coconut Grove (Miami), Coral Gables, Miami Lakes, Miami-Dade County, and other parts of South Florida.

Identification:

1987-198

Language:

The records are in English.


Biographical Note

Marion Manley was one of the South Florida's premier architects and the second woman registered to practice in the state. Born in Junction City, Kansas in 1893, she moved to Miami in 1917 after graduating from the University of Illinois. During a successful career that spanned nearly fifty years, Manley sought to improve Miami's built environment by serving on several civic committees involved with urban development and long range planning.

Manley embraced the principles of what would become known as vernacular architecture in her designs for both residential and public buildings. As a result, she produced structures that incorporated local materials, were functional, simplistic, and designed to withstand South Florida's tropical climate. Among her notable projects were several buildings for the University of Miami (in this collection) and the Asolo Theater building at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota (not in this collection).

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises architectural drawings, photographs and papers pertaining to Manley’s career. The drawings are working plans for her later designs; earlier drawings were destroyed by the architect when she moved from her Coconut Grove office. Clients for whom buildings were designed include Betsy and Denman Fink, Melville Bell Grosvenor, Sengra (developer of Miami Lakes), University of Miami, Philip Wylie, and Herbert S. Zim.

The papers include some correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The photographs are primarily of the houses she designed or refurbished. Two albums contain photographs of renderings of proposed buildings and aerial images of the University of Miami.

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Arrangement

Architectural drawings are arranged alphabetically by client.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Appointments required to view architectural drawings. Otherwise, access is unrestricted.

Restrictions on Use

Permission from Historical Museum of Southern Florida staff required prior to reproduction of drawings and photographs in a publication. Please contact archives staff for more information.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Fink, Denman, 1880- --Homes and haunts.
Grosvenor, Melville Bell, 1901-1982--Homes and haunts.
Manley, Marion, 1893-1984.
Wylie, Philip, 1902-1971.--Homes and haunts.
Zim, Herbert Spencer, 1909- --Homes and haunts.

Subjects:

Architect-designed houses--Florida.

Document Types:

Architectural drawings, American.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Marion Manley Collection.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dorothy McKenna and Mrs. Marion Truxal, 1987.

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Bibliography

Perry, Emily Adams. Marion Isadore Manley: Pioneer woman architect. In Florida Pathfinders. St. Leo, Fla.: St. Leo College Press, 1994.

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Container List

Series: Architectural Drawings, 1935-1971

Drawer Folder Contents
R4U 1 Store building for H. Bert Albury [in] Coconut Grove, 1940
2 Remodel and additions [to residence of] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Altemus [in] Coconut Grove, April 24, 1968
3 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Altmayer, Jr. [in] Dade County, April 3, 1964
4 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Anderson [in] Coconut Grove, 1956
5 Baptist Student Center [at the] University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1948-1949
6 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Robert W Barker [at] Plantation Key, 1968
7 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bell III [at] Coconut Grove. Residence remodel for Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jones [at] Coconut Grove. 1951, 1968
8 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bell IV [near] South Miami, 1949
R4T 9-10 A cottage for the Doctors Branning [at] Plantation Key, 1968
11 Residence for the Doctors Branning [at] Plantation Key, 1971
12 Cottage for Mr. and Mrs. Horace Brown [at] Islamorada, 1959
13 Canterbury House (First Portion) [at the] University of Miami campus, Coral Gables, 1951
14 Chapel of the Venerable Bede - Canterbury House [at the] University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1959
15-16 Rental cottages for Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward Chapman [near South Miami], 1966
R4S 17 La Finca Fink : A residence for Betsy and Denman Fink [in] Coral Gables. Marion Manley, architector. Denman Fink, elaborator. Betsy Fink, conglomerator [and] pointer atter. George Preston, administrator [and] checker upper. 1938
18 Addition and remodeling to residence for Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ford [in Pinecrest,] Dade County, 1967
19 Cottage for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Graves [on] Plantation Key, 1966
20 Renovation of residence for Dr. Melville Bell Grosvenor [in] Coconut Grove, 1970
21 Addition to residence of Mrs. Forbes Hawkes [in] Coconut Grove, 1962
22 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hector [in] South Miami, 1957
23 Henderson House interior remodel [in] Coral Gables.
R4R 24 Interior remodel for Johnson, Lane, Space and Co., Inc. Brokerage office [in] Coral Gables, 1960-1961
25 Renovations for Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. MacTye [in] Miami Beach, 1966
26 Residence for Marion I. Manley [in] Coconut Grove, 1955
27 Miami Lakes houses, 1963-1963
28 Miami Lakes : Sengra-Graham office building, 1962
29 Miami Lakes : Professional Building [for] Patricia Lake Shopping Center, 1964
30 Miami Lakes : Retail shops for Lake Patricia Shopping Center, 1963
31 Addition to residence [for] Mr. and Mrs. John Moulthrop [in] Coconut Grove, 1954
R4Q 32 Addition to store building for Wirth Munroe [in] Coconut Grove, 1956
33 Remodeling of residence for Mrs. Walter K. Myers [in] Coconut Grove, 1971
34 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Louis Olson [on] Manasota Key (Sarasota County), 1952-1955
35 Quaker Meeting House [in] Coral Gables, 1960
36 Two cottages for the Quatrefoil Corporation [in] Lincoln Manor., 1962-1963
37 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. [in] Palm Vista subdivision, Dade County, 1951
38 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Rinehart, Jr. : Addition to residence [in] Dade County, 1961
39 Cottage for Mr. Ray Sadeler [in] Northeast Miami, 1957
40 Residence for Eugene and Gwladys Scott [in the South Miami area], Dade County, 1967
41 Proposed residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Shoemaker [in] Lake Placid. Preliminary kitchen [for] Dr. and Mrs. John Sterner. 1969-1970
42 Residence [for] J. Wilson Smith and Laurence Cardwell [in the] Redlands, 1963
43 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Sullivan [in Pinecrest], 1956
R4P 44 Residence for Mr. Leo Terletzky [in] Coconut Grove, 1935
45 Residence for Mrs. Sarepta B. Tereletzky [in] Miami, 1948
46 Residence for Mr. Robert H. Thayer, Jr. [in] Coconut Grove, 1957
47 University of Miami : Main campus plat, 1953
48 University of Miami : Koubek 27th Avenue Center, 1951
49 Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Jack J. White [in] Coconut Grove, 1967
50 Addition to residence [for] Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Wilson [in] Coconut Grove. Book room cabinets and shelving [for the] Gaines R. Wilson residence [in] Coconut Grove. 1950, 1966
51 Residence for Mr. Peyton Wilson [in] Dade County, 1950
R4O 52 Woodlawn Park Cemetery [Miami} : fountain, Garden of the Cross, main entrance addition, and vault addition, 1942-1957
53 Residence for Mr.-Mrs. Philip Wylie [on] Erwin Road, Dade County, 1948
54 Residence for Dr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Zim [on] Plantation Key, 1963
55 Zim cottage remodel [on] Plantation Key, 1967-1967
56 Zim library and guest house [on] Plantation Key., 1969
57 Concrete block walls for Mr. and Mrs. Horace Brown [in] Islamorada. Bed room addition [for] Dr. Z. Rita Parker and Dr. Katherine Butler [in] Coconut Grove. Rear stoop protection [for] Parker-Butler residence [in] Coconut Grove. Sevenacres plat [on] Key Largo. 1958-1968.
58 Bed room addition [for] Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Fennell, Jr., [in] Coral Gables. Residence remodel for Eleanor H. Hogg [in] Coconut Grove. 1968-1969
59 Store building for G. D. Monroe [in] Coral Gables. Interior remodel of offices for Gables Secretarial Service [in] Coral Gables 1955, 1964

Series: Papers

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Newspaper clippings,
2 A. Everett Austin, Jr. tribute - exhibition catalog,
3 A basic program for the development of Cape Florida State Park and Lighthouse,
4 Coral Gables building code, 1925
5 Correspondence,
6 Remodeling of the Grosvenor house, Coconut Grove, 1970
7 Photographs of Manley and other Florida architects
8 Photographs of the Manley dwelling
2 University of Miami expansion program, original south campus site - album with photographs of renderings for buildings and aerial images of the site
University of Miami booklet prepared for the sixth Pan American Congress of Architects (Lima, Peru) -- Includes photographs of aerials, buildings and renderings for the University of Miami and Florida State University. Also includes some private dwellings. 1947
Conversations regarding the future of architecture. Phonographic recording of informal conversations with six leading American architects of the late twentieth century. Produced by Reynolds Metals Company, 1956
Ode to owner builds, Miami Lakes development, ca. 1965
Drawings and photographs for University of Miami projects and other miscellaneous materials.
3 AIA Fellow certificate
Newspaper clippings
Album of Manley being honored on various occasions and two photographs of Manley in her office, and with fellow architects
Past, Present, Future. Paper presented on the University of Miami at the Congreso Panamericano de Arquitectura in Lima, Peru. English and Spanish text.

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