Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Map of the grounds of the Wylie family property

image number:

P0022964

description:

For a detail of just the house and grounds inside the picket fence see image P0068046.

This map was drawn by Theophilus A. Wylie III in October of 1954. His typed key (not seen here) to the numbered buildings/locations on the map reads, in full: 1. House. | 2. This building, ground floor woodshed, laundry, 2nd floor workshop, laboratory and bedroom. | 3. Ice house. | 4. Sunken hothouse. | 5. sunken hothouse. | 6. Rain barrel. | 7. Cistern. | 8. Out house. | 9. Smoke house. | 10. Lye hopper | 11. Watering tub. | 12. Stile. | 13. Grape arbor. | 14. Barn. | 15. Carriage house | 16. Chicken house. | 17. Sun dial | 18. Foundation of first barn. | 19. Cattle well. | 20. Beech tree grove. | 21. Pasture. | 22. Corn. | 23. Vegatable [sic] garden. | 24. Herbs and vegatables. [sic] | 25. Asparagus bed. | 26. Berry patch. | 27. Chicken run. | 28. Orchard. | 29. Sweet corn. | 30. Rock garden. | 31. Flagstone yard. | 32. Repotting benches. | 33. Small house."

Correspondence in collection C203 (Wylie Family Collection) regarding the map:

1) October 1, 1954 from T.A. Wylie III to IU Archivist Mary Craig, in part: "I will also make notes of all the things I remember about the house..."

2) December 7, 1954 from IU Archivist Mary Craig to T.A. Wylie III, in part: "The package containing the sketches...has arrived. Your skill in drawing, combined with an excellent memory, has produced one of the most complete pictures of the Wylie house and grounds that we have.

3) February 1, 1955 from IU President Herman B Wells to T.A. Wylie III, in part: "The sketches which you drew of the general layout, the main building, and the sheds and small structures are beautiful and most impressive in their detail...We are equally delighted with your description of the buildings and their use...I note that you offer to draw up a plan of the location of the furniture in the house and that you can also make a drawing of the lathe..." (Note: drawings of the lathe and detailed drawings of some of the buildings are housed with the map seen here).

date taken:

1954 October

film code:

None

photographer studio:

Wylie, Theophilus A., III (as artist)

accession number:

0121

accession number:

C203

building name:

Wylie House, Andrew (1835)

topic:

Maps

topic:

Maps (Bloomington)

topic:

Maps (Campus)

topic:

Aerial views

topic:

Drawings

topic:

Horticultural buildings

topic:

Greenhouses

topic:

Icehouses

topic:

Lye hoppers

topic:

Orchards

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Second Street (307 East)

series:

Buildings & Grounds