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This collection consists of architectural drawings, blueprints, models, and elements from former and extant buildings. There are over 1,300 items in the collection. Highlights include the nineteenth century ink-on-linen drawings for the original buildings of Johns Hopkins Hospital by the firms of John R. Niernsee and Cabot and Chandler; planning documents and blueprints for the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic by Grosvenor Atterbury, and planning documents and blueprints for other early buildings. In addition there is comprehensive documentation on the design and construction of more recent buildings.

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