APH Offices and Recording Studio Additions

Drawing, Architectural

Accession Number: 2015.1.3

Scope & Content: Six architectural drawings, dark blue-gray lines on buff paper; sleeve and three staples on left edge; sheet 1 is front elevation; Sheets 2-6 show plans of the basement through the 4th floor and include the original 1883 building and plate storage vault; scale is 1/8" equals 1 foot; each sheet is embossed with Tafel's seal in the lower right.

Creator: Tafel, Arthur G.

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 18: Maintenance

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2015.1

Administrative History: Arthur Gustave Tafel (1891-1974) was the son of German immigrants and before partnering with Edward Schickli, Tafel designed the Bauhaus style Administration Building of the American Printing House for the Blind on Frankfort Avenue in 1955, and the Coca-Cola plant in Shelbyville, KY. His 1955 Administration Building at APH became the company's Frankfort Avenue facade, although its lines were altered by the addition of a wing in 1970. The building contained a dramatic expansion of the recording studio in the basement, and offices and storage on the upper four floors.

Subjects: Blueprints Construction Factories Landscaping plans Office buildings Storage facilities