Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/04 by Benjamin Clark. Finding aid updated 2015/11/04 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
This collection contains an architectural drawing by Adolf Scherrer of the residence of T.A. Lewis, Esq.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Adolf Scherrer architectural drawing, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Adolf Scherrer was born in 1847 to a Swiss-German family. He was an architect by trade. Throughout his career he designed many Indianapolis buildings, including the Maennerchor Hall, City Hospital, and the Elks Club Building. Scherrer is most well known for his work as supervising architect of the Indiana State Capitol building in 1880 following the untimely death of the original architect, Edwin May. The changes Scherrer made to May's original design resulted in a more Greco-Roman style of architecture. Scherrer died in 1925.