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Memphis, Tenn., Construction Company Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3087

This collection contains the ledger book for a Memphis, Tenn., construction company (possibly G. W. Lewis Construction Company) from 1926 to 1934. Each project heading lists materials and cost, including employee names and salaries. Some of the projects listed include Vanderbilt University, Manassas Negro School, Southwestern University, Rialto Theatre, Lamar Theatre in Memphis, Tenn., J. C. Barker's Filling Station, Dr. Wallace's Sanitarium, Lamar Drug Store, Neshoba Farms, and many more. Many of these projects occurred in Memphis, Nashville, and Jackson, Tenn. Some of the employees include G. W. Lewis and John Williams. Some of the customers include L E. Joyner (for the theatres), the Board of Education, James E. Fiares (for Adler Apartments), Rock City Construction Company in Nashville, Tenn., and John J. Walsh (president of the North Memphis Savings Bank).

Dates

  • 1926-1934

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains the ledger book for a Memphis, Tenn., construction company (possibly G. W. Lewis Construction Company) from 1926 to 1934. Projects include the Lamar Theatre in Memphis, Tenn., Vanderbilt University additions, Dr. Wallace's Sanitarium, and the John Gaston Hospital.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information could be located.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one ledger book.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased by UT Special Collections Library in February 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480