Birdseye View of Proposed Station, Springfield, MA, 1888, Original Plan. Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge.
A Beautifully Detailed, Original Plan of the Birdseye View of the Proposed Railroad Station at Springfield, Massachusetts. HAND-COLORED. Large Picture. Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge, Architects. From the American Architect and Building News, March 31, 1888.
This picture is extremely hard to find, as the American Architect and Building News not only had a very small circulation during that time, but very few were actually preserved or colored as this has been. It measures 12.5 by 16.5 inches. Has a mat border and foam core backing (not attached to the picture). The whole plan measures 16 by 20 inches (with mat border). Finely detailed and beautifully hand-colored. Shrink wrapped.
Plan is in VG+ condition with very light browning and some minor crinkling.
This is a highly unusual, scarce item. See our other auctions for more hand-colored original plans.