Plans for the APH Museum

Drawing, Architectural

Accession Number: 2019.14.1-.4

Scope & Content: .1 Photostat of plan view prepared by Grossman-Chapman, Klarer Architects, Louisville, dated December 6, 1990. .2 Photostat of plan view prepared by Grossman-Chapman, Klarer Architects, Louisville, dated December 14, 1990, with some elements highlighted in colored pencil. .3 Photostat of plan view prepared by Grossman-Chapman, Klarer Architects, Louisville, dated January 9, 1992. includes some elevations on right side. .4 Photostat of preliminary HVAC design for the museum, prepared by Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Louisville, no date.

Interview Date: / /

Collection: APH Archives / RG 17: Museum

Credit Line: APH Collection, 2019.14.

Administrative History: APH began gathering objects from within its building in 1990 to create its own history museum. That year the company hired Carol Tobe to be the museum's first curator. Tobe had been the director of the Louisville Visual Art Association. Tobe worked with Grossman-Chapman-Klarer Architects from Louisville to plan the remodeling of the 2nd floors of the original 1883 building and the 1923 West Annex to house the museum. The dominant element of their design was a ring of pillars circling a cast iron pillar discoverer during demolition. The museum opened in 1994.

Subjects: Museums