Texas State Library and Archives Commission

F. E. and Oscar Ruffini:

An Inventory of the Ruffini Collection at the Texas State Archives, [ca. 1877]-1937, undated (bulk 1883-1912, undated)



Overview

Creator: Ruffini, F. E. (Frederick Ernst), 1851-1885.
Title: Ruffini Collection
Dates: [ca. 1877]-1937, undated
Dates: (bulk 1883-1912, undated)
Abstract: This collection consists of architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence, photographs, printed material, legal documents, financial records, and an ink stamp, dating circa 1877-1937, undated (bulk 1883-1912, undated), belonging to F. E. (Frederick Ernst) and Oscar Ruffini, brothers who were architects in Austin and San Angelo, Texas. F. E. Ruffini practiced in Austin from 1877 until his death in 1885. Oscar Ruffini began working in San Angelo in 1884 and had retired by the time he died in 1957.
Quantity: 1.65 cubic ft., 626 architectural drawings, 21 prints and photographs, 1 artifact
Language English.
Repository:

Biographical Sketches

F. E. (Frederick Ernst) Ruffini

F. E. (Frederick Ernst) Ruffini, an architect based in Austin, Texas, was born in 1851 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents, Ernst Frederick Ruffini and Adelheit (Adelaide) Riehme, immigrated from Kamenz, Germany to Chicago in 1848 and then settled in Cleveland. Ruffini was apprenticed to an architect in Cleveland and worked in Indianapolis, New York, Boston, and Chicago before moving to Austin, Texas in 1877. He entered into a partnership with Jasper N. Preston which lasted two years; he then worked on his own. Ruffini designed courthouses and jails, commercial and public buildings, and residences which were built throughout Texas. Extant examples of Ruffini's designs throughout Texas include the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco, the Collin County Jail in McKinney, and the Millett Opera House (now the Austin Club) in Austin. His best known works in Austin (no longer standing) included the Hancock Building and the Old Main Building at the University of Texas. The west wing was the only portion of the Main Building that was completed before Ruffini died in Austin in November 1885. He was married to Elise (Lizzie) Weitz who died a month before he did. They were survived by three children.

Although the Ruffini brothers are sometimes identified as Italians, culturally they were Germans. Italian ancestors had emigrated to Kamenz, in what is now Germany, about five hundred years before the brothers were born.

Oscar Ruffini

Oscar Ruffini, an architect based in San Angelo, Texas, was born on August 10, 1858 in Cleveland, Ohio. Like his brother F. E., Oscar Ruffini was apprenticed to an architect in Cleveland as a teen, and from 1875 to 1877 he apparently worked for architect George W. Rapp in Cincinnati. He spent time in Austin, Texas working for his brother as a draftsman in the late 1870s and may have spent some time between 1878 and 1880 in France. He developed a partnership in Evansville, Indiana with Levi S. Clark, a carpenter, and worked for Francis D. Lee in St. Louis, learning about contemporary engineering techniques. He worked for his brother again in 1883, taking a break to work in Detroit for six months as a draftsman for Elijah E. Myers, designer of the Texas State Capitol. Ruffini returned to Austin and his brother's office, working as a draftsman and supervisor on projects including the main building of the University of Texas. By 1884 he had moved to San Angelo to oversee construction of the Tom Green County courthouse. He designed a variety of buildings in San Angelo and West Texas including courthouses, commercial and public buildings, residences, and churches. Ruffini helped organize the San Angelo Turnverein and the local Sons of Hermann lodge. He never married. Ruffini died in San Angelo on January 18, 1957.


Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection consists of architectural drawings, specifications, correspondence, photographs, printed material, legal documents, financial records, an ink stamp, and other materials dating circa 1877-1937, and undated (bulk 1883-1912, undated), belonging to F. E. (Frederick Ernst) and Oscar Ruffini, brothers who were architects based in Austin and San Angelo, Texas. The bulk of the specifications and correspondence was written or received by F. E. Ruffini between 1883 and 1885. Most of the drawings are by Oscar Ruffini, with the bulk dating between 1884 and 1912. Projects for which specifications and/or drawings or other materials exist are county courthouses and jails, residences, schools, commercial and public buildings, and churches in Central and West Texas, including Austin, Ballinger, Blanco, Burnet, Coleman, Georgetown, Goldthwaite, New Braunfels, Ozona, San Angelo, Sonora, Sterling City, and Taylor. Some drawings and one specification by other architects from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are included in this collection.

According to Susan Dickey's dissertation on the Ruffini brothers, most of F. E. Ruffini's pre-1883 business records were apparently destroyed when the Hancock Building (where his office was located) burned in 1883.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into five series:
Specifications and related project records, 1879, 1882-1885, 1893, 1902, undated (bulk 1883-1885, undated), 1.55 cubic ft.
Architectural drawings, [ca. 1878]-1912, 1924, 1932, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-1912, undated), 626 drawings
Prints and photographs, [ca. 1877]-1902, 21 images
Correspondence, 1883-1885, [188-?], 1899, 0.1 cubic ft.
Other material, 1883-1885, [188-?], 1898, 1901, 1937, undated, fractional, 1 artifact

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

Architectural drawings larger than 22 inches-by-17 inches may not be photocopied. Drawings with large tears may not be photocopied.

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Ruffini, Oscar, 1858-1957.
Kane, J. J.
Moore, Stewart.
Trester, B. F. (Benjamin F.)
Wahrenberger, James, 1855-1929.
Corporate Names:
Barnes & Crosby.
Subjects:
Architecture, Modern--19th century--Texas.
Courthouses--Texas.
Jails--Texas.
Architecture, Modern--20th century--Texas.
Architecture--Specifications--Texas.
Architecture--Texas--Designs and plans.
Public architecture--Texas.
Public buildings--Texas.
Architects--Texas.
German American architects--Texas.
Architecture, Domestic--Texas--Designs and plans.
Church architecture--Texas.
Commercial buildings--Texas.
School facilities--Texas.
Universities and colleges--Texas--Buildings.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
San Angelo (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Texas, West--Buildings, structures, etc.
Texas Hill Country (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Document Types:
Architecural drawings--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.
Specifications--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.
Correspondence--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.
Photographs--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.
Legal documents--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.
Financial records--Texas--Modern architecture--1877-1937.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the subjects covered. The listing is not exhaustive.

Prints & Photographs Collection, Texas State Archives
William Elton Green Collection, [19--?], 2 copy photographs [Photos are of buildings in San Angelo designed by Oscar Ruffini.]
Corsicana, Tex. Navarro County Courthouse [call # 1990/169-1] [copy photograph; original located at the Navarro County Historical Society]
Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin
Research is by appointment only, call 512-495-4621.
F. E. and Oscar Ruffini Collection [Includes specifications, letterpress copybooks, photographs, and drawings.]
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
F.E. Ruffini Specifications, 1882, 1 item [For west wing of main building at the University of Texas.]
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, Archives & Library, San Angelo, Texas
Oscar Ruffini Papers, 1856-1963, more than 16 linear ft. [includes letterpress copybooks, scrapbooks, specifications, and drawings]
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Oscar Ruffini Papers, 1883-1942, 10 reels negative microfilm [Microfilmed from holdings of the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, San Angelo, Texas. Includes personal and business correspondence, architectural specifications, and volunteer fire fighters' records.]
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas
Frederick Ernst Ruffini, 1851-1885 (biography file), AF-Biography file.
Ernst F. Ruffini, Phoenix, Arizona
This entry is based on information provided in Susan Dickey's 1993 dissertation on the Ruffini brothers. Attempts to contact Ruffini in 2001 were unsuccessful.
Ernst F. Ruffini Personal Papers, 1873-1990 [includes letters from F. E. Ruffini to his wife beginning in 1878]
Publications
Chubb, Curtis Evans. Biography of the Old Blanco County Courthouse. San Antonio, Tex. : Burke Pub. Co., 1999.
Prestiano, Robert. "Oscar Ruffini: the early years. " Fort Concho Report, 16 (Summer 1984) : 3-23.
Dickey, Susan Jean. F.E. and Oscar Ruffini: Texas architects, 1877-1917. (Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1993).
Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Pioneer Texas architects: F.E. and Oscar Ruffini, 1870-1917, web exhibit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1961/001, 1964/164

These papers were donated to the Texas State Archives by Elise Ruffini, daughter of F. E. Ruffini, in August and September 1961 and on April 28, 1965.

Processing Information

Initial inventory, 1961

Jean Carefoot, [between 1970 and 1973?] [manuscripts only]

Bill Green, [between 1975 and 1980?] [drawings only]

Eve Collier, May 1982

John Anderson, October 1984 [photographs only]

Tad Hershorn, December 1998 [drawings only]

Tonia J. Wood, April 2002

Other Formats for the Records

Copy negatives (4 inches-by-5 inches) have been made of some of the architectural drawings. See the Photo Archivist to determine which drawings are available as copy negatives or to determine alternate methods of reproduction.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Specifications and related project records, 1879, 1882-1885, 1893, 1902, undated (bulk 1883-1885, undated),
1.55 cubic ft.

Materials are mainly specifications, some of which were copied into a letterpress copybook that also contains contracts, reports, bills, statements, a patent, and letters, of F. E. and Oscar Ruffini, brothers who were architects in Austin and San Angelo, Texas. These are records of projects dating from 1879, 1882 to 1885, 1893, 1902, and undated (bulk 1883-1885, undated). An undated specification for a school building in Sonora, Texas by architect James Wahrenberger and a patent for locomotive headlights by John McCormick are also included. Specifications and related records are present for buildings at the University of Texas (Main Building, Laboratory, Latrine), the state insane asylum, county courthouses and jails, residences, store buildings, bank buildings, and school houses. Specifications are detailed and exact statements prescribing materials, dimensions, and workmanship for building structures. The letterpress copybook was kept by F. E. Ruffini from 1883 to 1884 and contains specifications and related records for projects numbered 209 through 269 (not inclusive), with some unnumbered projects. Some of the loose specifications duplicate those in the letterpress copybook; loose specifications cover projects numbered 134 through 307 (not inclusive). Most of F. E. Ruffini's projects were numbered. Oscar Ruffini's specifications date from 1893 and 1902 with most undated; only the earliest project is numbered. Locations of buildings referred to in these specifications include Austin, Baird, Blanco, Burnet, Georgetown, Gonzales, Menardville, New Braunfels, Paint Rock, Quitman, Richmond, Rockdale, Runnels, San Angelo, Sonora, and Taylor, Texas. Researchers should check the other series in this collection for additional materials relating to a building. Other specifications by F. E. and Oscar Ruffini are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo.
Arrangement
Materials are grouped by architect: for F. E. Ruffini materials are then divided between letterpress copybook and loose specifications; for each architect, materials are then arranged numerically by page number or project number, somewhat chronologically. Specifications with no project number or date are arranged by location, then building type.
Related Material
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the subjects covered by the collection. The listing is not exhaustive.
Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin
F. E. and Oscar Ruffini Collection [Includes specifications, letterpress copybooks, photographs, and drawings.]
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, Archives & Library, San Angelo, Texas
Oscar Ruffini Papers, 1856-1963, more than 16 linear ft. [includes letterpress copybooks, scrapbooks, specifications, and drawings]
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Specifications and related project records, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jean Carefoot, [between 1970 and 1973?]
Eve Collier, May 1982
Tonia J. Wood, October 2001
F. E. Ruffini
Box
1961/001-20 Letterpress copybook
[In the 1970s, the volume was debound and pages were laminated.]:
Index
Specification, Insane Asylum, west wing addition to main building and addition to laundry, Austin, Texas, #209, pp. 1-10, [1883?]
Report on proposed water tower in Georgetown, Texas and letters to contractors of Robinson dwelling, Austin, Texas and Main Building, University of Texas, Austin, pp. 11-21, July 1883
[A duplicate of the water tower report appears on pp. 145-147 and provides a more legible copy of the last two pages (both had been copied onto page 12).]
Specification, A. Giesen dwelling, Austin, Texas, #213, pp. 22-33, April 1883
Contract, Insane Asylum, pp. 34-40, [1883?]
Specification, Ernst Scherff store building, New Braunfels, Texas, #220, pp. 41-46, [1883]
[draft?]
Specification, Ernst Scherff brick store building, New Braunfels, Texas, #220, pp. 47-71, 1883
Specification, Taylor Hardware Company brick store building, Taylor, Texas, #224, pp. 72-88, June 1883
Specification and contract, W. L. Mann dwelling, Georgetown, Texas, #225, pp. 89-109, June 1883
Contract, Ernst Scherff brick store building, pp. 110-112, June 20, 1883
Specification, First National Bank building, Taylor, Texas, #223, pp. 113-135, 1883
Specification, Wood County courthouse, Quitman, Texas, #226, pp. 136-144, [1883?]
Report on proposed water tower in Georgetown, Texas, pp. 145-147, July 5, 1883
[Duplicate of report on pp. 11-12, which has the last two pages both copied onto page 12.]
Specification, [courthouse?], pp. 148-164, [1883?]
[Missing first 8 pages of specification.]
Specification, City hall & school building, Rockdale, Texas, #227, pp. 170-189, [1883?]
Specification, Jacob Bickler, A. M., school building, Austin, Texas, #228, pp. 190-200, [1883?]
Specification, Reconstruction and completion of Hancock Building, Austin, Texas, #232, pp. 201-238, [1883?]
Specification, C. W. Daniel dwelling, Austin, Texas, #223[?], pp. 240-256, September 1883
Specification, E. Westin brick store building, Austin, Texas, #229, pp. 257-270, 1883
Specification, Laboratory building, University of Texas, Austin, #236, pp. 271-316, October 1883
Contract, Laboratory building, University of Texas, pp. 317-325, 1883
Box
1961/001-21 Specification, Alfred Smith dwelling, Austin, Texas, #238, pp. 326-337, [1883?]
Specification, Water supply, plumbing and sewerage, West wing, Main Building, University of Texas, Austin, #237, pp. 338-351, October 18, 1883
Specification, R. Bertram brick store building, Austin, Texas, #235, pp. 352-367, [1883?]
Letter to contractor of Alf Smith dwelling, p. 368, November 8, 1883
Specification, Latrine building, University of Texas, Austin, #240, pp. 370-384, November 10, 1883
Specification, C. W. Barnes dwelling, Austin, Texas, #239, pp. 385-403, [1883?]
[Drawings by F. E. Ruffini for the C. W. Barnes house are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin.]
Specification, Geo. W. Brackenridge store and office building, Austin, Texas, pp. 404-417, [1883?]
Statements, E. Westin store, pp. 418-419, January 30, 1884
Specification, frame dwelling, Georgetown, Texas, [#24-?], pp. 420-427, February 1884
Statement of conditions, C. W. Daniel dwelling, pp. 428-429, January 30, 1884
Contract and specification, Chas. Koch brick store building, Austin, Texas, [no project number], pp. 430-433, January 31, 1884
Completion certification, E. Westin store, p. 434, February 1884
Specification, Runnels County jail and sheriff's residence, Runnels, Texas[?], [#24-?], pp. 435-450, [1884?]
Specification, Lewis Hancock office and store building, Austin, Texas, [no project number], pp. 452-477, February 1884
Patent, John Robert McCormick re: locomotive headlights, pp. 478-489, [1884?]
Specification, Mrs. Coggeshall dwelling, Austin, Texas, [no project number], pp. 490-506, January 1884
[Drawings by F. E. Ruffini for Mrs. Coggeshall's dwelling are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin.]
Specification, Mrs. R. Fisher dwelling, Austin, Texas, [no project number], pp. 508-521, March 1884
Lumber bills, pp. 522-526, March 1884
Specification, New Braunfels Water Works, New Braunfels, Texas, #244, pp. 527-532, March 1884
Specification, C. H. Morehouse dwelling, Austin, Texas, #252, pp. 534-552, March 1884
[Drawings by F. E. Ruffini for the C. M. Morehouse house are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin.]
Specification, Mr. Pryor dwelling, Austin, Texas, J. H. Barry contractor, [#255?], pp. 554-565, March 1884
Specification, St. Mary's Academy, Austin, Texas, #253, pp. 567-601, March 1884
[See the Architectural drawings series for two drawings. Other drawings by F. E. Ruffini for St. Mary's Academy in Austin are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin.]
Bill for millwork, St. Mary's Academy, pp. 605-609, 1884
Specification, H. Hirshfeld dwelling, Austin, Texas, #258, pp. 610-619, [1884?]
Specification, Burnet County Jail?, #25[7], Burnet, Texas, pp. 621-661, [1884?]
Specification, City stables, Austin, Texas, [#26-?], pp. 662-669, [1884?]
Specification, [county jail?], [no project number], pp. 671-683, [1884?]
[Starts with page 29 of the specification.]
Specification, Mrs. [S?] Loomis dwelling, Austin, Texas, #261, pp. 684-710, May 1884
Specification, Store building to be built by Jas. B. Barron for one of the heirs of the S. B. Brush estate, Austin, Texas, #262, pp. 711-738, June 1884
Addenda to specification, Burnet County Jail, pp. 739-749, [1884?]
Report to Board of Regents re: Main Building, University of Texas, pp. 750-752, June 1884
Specification, Joseph Fischer dwelling, Austin, Texas, #269, pp. 754-759, [1884?]
Bill of exceptions and report, Burnet County Jail, pp. 760-767, [October 20, 1884?]
Specification, Benj. H. Smith dwelling, Austin, Texas, [#3--?], pp. 768-776, [April 1885?]
Box
1961/001-22 Loose specifications:
Specification for store and office building for Mess. John and Lewis Hancock, Austin, Texas, #134, August 7, 1879
Specification for the erection and completion of a Masonic Temple for Lone Star Chapter No. 6, A.F & A.M. at Austin, Texas, #191, June 20, 1882
[Drawings by F. E. Ruffini for a Masonic Lodge in Austin are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas at Austin.]
Specification for a dwelling house for T. M. Harwood at Gonzales, Texas, #199, January 1883
[Pencilled notations show specification was also used for S. D. Harlan dwelling in Austin, Texas, project #307]
Specification for the erection and completion of a dwelling house for Dr. Chas. G. Jones at Austin, Texas, #200, January 1883
Specification, frame dwelling house for Hugh Lewis, Gonzales, Texas, #202, 1883
Specification for a stable, out buildings, cisterns, fences, etc. to a residence for C. G. Jones at Austin, Texas, #208, [1883]
Specification for an office building for John H. Robinson at Austin, Texas, #210, 1883
Specification for the erection and completion of a dwelling house for A. Giesen, Austin, Texas, #213, April 1883
[The year 1885 is pencilled over 1883.]
Specification for the erection and completion of a brick store building for Ernst Scherff at New Braunfels, Texas, #220, June 1883
Specification for the erection and completion of a dwelling house for C. W. Daniel at Austin, Texas, #223, September 1883
Specification for the erection and completion of a brick store building for E. Westin on Congress Ave., Austin, Texas, #229, 1883
Specification for the re-construction and completion of the Hancock Building on Pecan Street for Mess. John & Lewis Hancock at Austin, Texas, #232, [1883?]
Specification for additions and alterations to dwelling houses for Mr. Alfred Smith, Jr. at Austin, Texas, #238, October 25, 1883
Specification for the erection and completion of a dwelling house for C. W. Barnes, Austin, Texas, #239, [1883?]
Specification for the erection and completion of a Latrine Building for the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, #240, November 10, 1883
Specification for the erection and completion of a store building for Lewis Hancock on Congress Ave., Austin, Texas, #241, February 1884
Specification for the erection and completion of a dwelling house for Mrs. H. Coggeshall in Austin, Texas, #249, January 1884
Specification for the erection and completion of a sheriff's office and county jail for Burnet County at Burnet, Texas, #257, May 9, 1884
[2 copies in 2 folders]
Specification for the erection and completion of a court house for Blanco County to be built at Blanco, Texas, #303, February 12, 1885
Specifications for a court house for Concho County at Paint Rock, Texas, #305 [should be #308?], [written by Oscar Ruffini] October 10, 1885
[It appears the specification was originally written for the Callahan County court house at Baird, Texas by F. E. Ruffini, who assigned it project #305.]
Specification, Fort Bend County Courthouse at Richmond, Texas, #305 [copied from Concho/Callahan court house specification?], undated
[not complete]
Specification for the erection and completion of a frame dwelling house for S. D. Harlan at Austin, Texas, #307, April 1885
[See specification for a dwelling house for T. M. Harwood at Gonzales, Texas, #199, January 1883.]
Oscar Ruffini
Box
1961/001-23 Specifications:
Hotel building for E. A. Nimitz, San Angelo, Texas, #271, May 1893
Store building for Oscar Ruffini, San Angelo, Texas, [ca. 1898]
Plumbing and alterations, M. C. Ragsdale buildings, San Angelo, Texas, undated
Store building for Mrs. J. G. Murphy and Dr. John Abe March, San Angelo, Texas, undated
Power house for San Angelo Water Works Co., undated
Bank building for San Angelo Improved Realty Co., undated
Sidewalk for San Angelo Realty Co., undated
Cement floor, San Angelo Realty Co., undated
Bank building for Russell & Bevans, Menardville, Texas, April 1902
James Wahrenberger
Box
1961/001-23 Specification, Two-story school house, Sonora, Texas, undated



 

Architectural drawings, [ca. 1878]-1912, 1924, 1932, undated (bulk [ca. 1880]-1912, undated),
626 drawings

The series consists of architectural drawings, including renderings (some watercolors), floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and rough sketches circa 1878-1912, 1924, 1932 and undated (bulk circa 1880-1912, undated) created by F. E. and Oscar Ruffini, brothers who were architects in Austin and San Angelo, Texas. A few drawings by other architects ( J. J. Kane of Fort Worth, Texas; Stewart Moore and Barnes & Crosby of Dallas, Texas; B. F. Trester, Jr.and James Wahrenberger of San Antonio, Texas; Mesker and Bro. Front Builders of St. Louis, Missouri; and B. Mang[elsen?] of Germany) are also included. In addition, there are drawings for which the architect is unknown; the Ruffini brothers are likely the creators for many of these drawings, but no identifying information has been located. F. E.'s drawings consist of plans for courthouses, school buildings, jails, piping for the Temporary State Capitol, insane asylum building additions, and commercial buildings. These designs were built in Austin, Rockdale, Burnet, Blanco, San Marcos, and Franklin. Most of F. E.'s drawings are undated, but projects with known dates were designed or built between 1878 and 1885. Other architectural drawings by F. E. Ruffini are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin. Oscar's drawings are of commercial buildings, courthouses, jails, churches, residences, banks, schools, hotels, cultural buildings, and a bridge. The designs represented here were built in San Angelo, Ballinger, Coleman, Goldthwaite, Menard County, Ozona, Sonora, and Sterling City. Many of his drawings are undated, but known dates range from before 1883 to 1924. Other architectural drawings by Oscar Ruffini are available at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas. Researchers should check the other series in this collection for related materials.
From the extant drawings and photographs, it appears F. E. Ruffini used a few basic courthouse plans, and then made each building distinctive by details such as stonework, window treatment, and roof line. The Gregg and Rusk county courthouses differ only in details. The Robertson, Navarro, Williamson, and Hays county courthouses are based on one plan, though the Navarro County Courthouse appears more elaborate and was designed with a central clock tower instead of one over the front entrance. The Blanco, Callahan, and Concho county courthouses designed by F. E. Ruffini are similar; Oscar Ruffini used those plans in designing the Mills and Sutton county courthouses. Oscar used his brother's designs as the basis for proposed courthouse plans that were not built.
Organization
These records are organized into four subseries:
F. E. Ruffini's drawings, [ca. 1878]-1885, undated, 105 drawings
Oscar Ruffini's drawings, [not after 1883], 1884-1912, 1924, undated (bulk 1884-1911), 493 drawings
Drawings by other architects, [ca. 1890], 1932, undated, 36 drawings
Drawings by unknown architects, undated, 12 drawings
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Architectural drawings larger than 22 inches-by-17 inches may not be photocopied. Drawings with large tears may not be photocopied.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Architectural drawings, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Initial inventory, 1961
Bill Green, [between 1975 and 1980?]
Tad Hershorn, December 1998
Tonia J. Wood, April 2002
F. E. Ruffini's drawings, [ca. 1878]-1885, undated,
105 drawings
Architectural drawings by F. E. Ruffini, circa 1878-1885, and undated, consist of plans for courthouses, a city hall, school buildings, jails, piping for the Temporary State Capitol, insane asylum building additions, and commercial buildings. These designs were built in Austin; Blanco; Burnet; Franklin; Longview[?]; Rockdale; San Marcos; Paint Rock, Baird and/or Richmond; McKinney, New Braunfels, and/or Franklin; and unknown. One set of drawings was probably entered in the competition for the Bell County Courthouse. Most of F. E.'s drawings are undated, but projects with known dates were designed or built between 1878 and 1885. Other architectural drawings by F. E. Ruffini are available at the Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin.
After F. E. Ruffini's death, Oscar took his brother's drawings and papers to San Angelo. A number of F.E.'s drawings were submitted by Oscar for new projects, annotated, revised, or the reverse side was used for new designs. Drawings with F.E.'s name still visible despite being washed off or erased and replaced with Oscar's name are included in this subseries.
Arrangement
Drawings are divided between those with project numbers and those with no project numbers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), F. E. Ruffini's drawings, Architectural drawings, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Drawings with project numbers
Arranged numerically by project number.
#134, Hancock Building, Austin, Texas, [1880?]:
[Details differ between the two drawings. The second drawing could date from the reconstruction of the building in 1883 (project #232).]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-24 Front elevation
[linen; 53 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-25 Front elevation, elevation of angle
[linen; 48 cm x 73 cm]
[#209], Insane asylum buildings, Austin, Texas, [1883?]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-26 General plan, sketch for location of kitchen
[paper; 47 cm x 60 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-27 Plan of first floor
[linen; 75 cm x 98 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-28 Plans of addition to present buildings including kitchen and wards: basement, first, second, and third floors
[paper; 56.5 cm x 76.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-29 First and second floors, front and end elevations [laundry?]
[paper; 47 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-30 [Rough sketch, side elevation with chimney]
[linen; 47 cm x 59.5 cm]
1961/001-31 [Rough sketch, side elevation]
[linen; 48 cm x 67 cm]
1961/001-32 [Rough sketch, front or end elevation with pediment]
[linen; 48 cm x 67 cm]
1961/001-33 [Rough sketch, cross section]
[linen; 48 cm x 67 cm]
#227, City hall and school building, Rockdale, Texas, [1883]:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-34 Foundation
[linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-35 First floor
[linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-36 Second floor
[linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-37 Front elevation (south)
[linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-38 Front elevation (west)
[linen; 48 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-39 Transverse section
[linen; 48 cm x 53 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-40 Full-sized details (2 sides of paper)
[paper; 76.5 cm x 123 cm]
[#236], Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, 1883:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-41 [Front elevation]
[paper; 30 cm x 67 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-42 Full-sized details
[paper; 69.5 cm x 118 cm]
#253, [St. Mary's Academy], Austin, Texas, [1883]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-43 South elevation
[paper; 43 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-44 Oblique perspective
[pencil and ink on paper; 56 cm x 66 cm]
#254, Unidentified building [boiler room?], [location unknown], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-45 Front elevation, section A&B
[paper; 39 cm x 56 cm]
1961/001-46 Ground floor
[paper; 339 cm x 40.5 cm]
1961/001-47 Foundation, ground floor
[paper; 39 cm x 67 cm]
#257, Burnet County Jail, Burnet, Texas, 1884:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-48 Foundation
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-49 First floor
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-50 Second floor
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-51 Front elevation
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-52 Side elevation
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-53 Transverse section, C&D
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-54 Longitudinal section, A&B
[linen; 46.5 cm x 61 cm]
#303, Blanco County Courthouse, Blanco, Texas, [1885?]:
[Copy media available for 1961/001-55 thru 65: rollfilm copy negatives & contact sheets (call # 1987/143), and large format (~8 in. x 10 in.) litho negatives (call # 1992/23-12)]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-55 Foundation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-56 First floor
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-57 Second floor
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-58 Roof
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-59 North elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-60 West elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-61 South elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-62 Longitudinal section
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-63 Details of galvanized iron work
[linen; 61.5 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-64 Details of carpenter work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-65 Details of cutstone work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-66 [Blanco?] county courthouse, oblique perpective, watercolor rendering, [1885 on facade]
[paper; 67 cm x 82 cm]
#305, [Concho or Callahan County Courthouse], [1885]:
[In the Specifications and related project records series, #305 is used for the Callahan, Concho, and Fort Bend county courthouses (assigned first to the Callahan project).]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-67 Longitudinal section, A&B (Drawing #8 in original numbering)
[linen; 60.5 cm x 73 cm]
1961/001-68 Details of carpentry work (Drawing #10 in original numbering)
[linen; 60.5 cm x 73 cm]
#308, [Concho, Callahan, or Fort Bend County Courthouse], [between 1885 and 1887]:
[In the Specifications and related project records series, #308 is not listed, though the Callahan, Concho, or Fort Bend project was likely renumbered. Drawing #4 in the original sequence is missing. Drawings signed O. Ruffini, Austin, Texas; completed after the death of F. E. Ruffini?]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-69 Foundation
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-70 First floor
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-71 Second floor
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-72 Front elevation [north scratched out and south penciled in], [1887 on facade (originally 1885 or 1886?)]
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-73 Side elevation, west [east added in pencil]
[linen; 55 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-74 Rear elevation [south scratched out and north penciled in],
[linen; 55 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-75 Longitudinal section, A&B
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-76 Details of brick work
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-77 Details of carpenter work
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-78 Details of galvanized iron work
[linen; 60 cm x 71 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-573 [Callahan, Concho, or Fort Bend County Courthouse?], rendering of front elevation, [competition drawing?], [1886 on facade]
[paper; 63.5 cm x 74.5 cm]
Drawings with no project numbers
Arranged by building type, with known buildings first followed by unidentified buildings.
Courthouses
[Gregg County?] courthouse, [ca. 1878?]:
[All details except the tower match the Gregg County courthouse. Compare with photographs 1961/001-3 and 13 in the Prints and photographs series.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-79 First floor
[paper; 50 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-80 Second floor
[paper; 50 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-81 Third floor
[paper; 50.5 cm x 65 cm]
[On the reverse side is a pencil drawing of west elevation, possibly for Menard County Courthouse, likely by Oscar Ruffini.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-82 Front elevation
[paper; 64.5 cm x 66 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-83 Side elevation
[paper; 50.5 cm x 68 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-84 Transverse section
[paper; 65 cm x 68 cm]
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, Texas, [1882 on facade]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-85 Foundation
[linen; 63.5 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-86 First floor
[linen; 60 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-87 Second floor
[linen; 56 cm x 67.5 cm]
1961/001-88 Front elevation
[linen; 56 cm x 67.5 cm]
1961/001-89 Side elevation, east and west
[linen; 45 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-90 Rear elevation
[linen; 47.5 cm x 65.5 cm]
1961/001-91 Transverse section
[linen; 56.5 cm x 71 cm]
Robertson County Courthouse, Franklin, Texas, [1880?]
[Drawings are in pieces; only a portion of each drawing is present.]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-92a and 92b Foundation (2 pieces)
[linen; 29 cm x 35 cm, 29 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-93 First floor
[linen; 32 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-94 Second floor
[linen; 33 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-95 [Third] floor
[linen; 29.5 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-96 Front elevation
[linen; 33 cm x 53.5 cm]
1961/001-97 Rear elevation
[linen; 31 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-98 Elevation towards west
[linen; 30 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-99 Longitudinal section
[linen; 33 cm x 55.5cm]
[Competition drawings for Bell County Courthouse, Belton?] (had been mislabeled as Burnet County Courthouse), [1883?]:
[From letters in the Correspondence series, it appears F. E. Ruffini submitted drawings for the Bell County Courthouse, but lost the bid. Jasper N. Preston designed the Bell County Courthouse that was built in 1884.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-100 First floor plan
[linen; 82 cm x 109 cm]
1961/001-101 Second floor plan
[linen; 82 cm x 109 cm]
1961/001-102 Third floor plan
[linen; 82 cm x 109 cm]
1961/001-103 Front elevation
[linen; 88 cm x 109 cm]
1961/001-104 Side elevation
[linen; 81 cm x 95.5 cm]
1961/001-105 Front elevation, watercolor rendering
[fragile, torn; paper; 82 cm x 100 cm]
1961/001-106 Oblique perspective, watercolor rendering
[fragile, torn; paper 86.5 cm x 95 cm]
1961/001-107 Longitudinal section, watercolor rendering
[fragile, torn; paper; 85.5 cm x 105 cm]
[Unidentified courthouse similar to Gregg and Rusk county floor plans but faint penciled note on one linen sheet identifies it as Wood County courthouse], [188-?]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-108 Pencil sketch for foundation
[paper; 50.5 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-109 First floor
[linen; 53.5 cm x 68 cm]
1961/001-110 Second floor
[linen; 53 cm x 67.5 cm]
Unidentified courthouse [Drawings may not be for the same courthouse, but all are in the Blanco style], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-111 Pencil sketch of floor plan [first floor?]
[paper; 55 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-112 Foundation
[linen; 61 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-113 Roof
[linen; 61 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-114 Details of cut stone work
[paper; 61 cm x 71 cm]
Unidentified courthouse, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-115 Transverse section C&D
[linen; 64 cm x 59.5 cm]
1961/001-116 Longitudinal section A&B
[linen; 63.5 cm x 81 cm]
[Copy of this drawing is in Oscar Ruffini, Drawings with no project numbers, Unidentified courthouse drawing 1961/001-565]
Jails
Jail [Collin, Comal and/or Robertson county jail], [between 1878 and 1882?]:
[Penciled notations probably by Oscar Ruffini show he may have used the plan for a courthouse design, 1890.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-117 Front elevation
[paper; 48 cm x 61.5 cm]
1961/001-118 Side elevation
[paper; 48cm x 61.5 cm]
1961/001-119 First floor
[paper; 47cm x 61.5 cm]
1961/001-120 Second floor
[paper; 47cm x 61.5 cm]
1961/001-121 Longitudinal section
[paper; 47 cm x 61.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-122 Unidentified jail, section, front and side elevations, [original date on facade erased, replaced with 1892]
[paper; 39.5 cm x 73 cm]
[Crenellations on original roof line; penciled mansard roof by Oscar Ruffini in 1892?]
Statehouse
Piping for Temporary Capitol Building, Austin, Texas, [1882]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-123 First floor
[paper; 46 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-124 Second floor
[paper; 45 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-125 Third floor
[paper; 52 cm x 62 cm]
Unidentified
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-126 Transverse section, undated
[linen; 50 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-127 Ground floor plan (with auditorium?), undated
[paper; 59 cm x 65.5 cm]
Oscar Ruffini's drawings, [not after 1883], 1884-1912, 1924, undated (bulk 1884-1912, undated),
493 drawings
Oscar Ruffini's architectural drawings include renderings (some watercolors), floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and rough sketches dating before 1883, 1884-1912, 1924, and undated (bulk 1884-1912, undated), created while working as an architect in San Angelo, Texas. One drawing dates from his partnership with Levi Clark in Evansville, Indiana. Oscar's drawings are of commercial buildings, courthouses, jails, churches, residences, banks, schools, hotels, cultural buildings, and a bridge. The designs represented here were built in Ballinger, Coleman, Goldthwaite, Menard County, Ozona, San Angelo, Sonora, Sterling City, and Tom Green County, Texas and [Evansville, Indiana?]. Most of the drawings are undated, but known dates range from before 1883 to 1924. Other architectural drawings by Oscar Ruffini are available at the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark in San Angelo, Texas. Researchers should check the other series in this collection for related materials.
Arrangement
Drawings are divided between those with project numbers and those with no project numbers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Oscar Ruffini's drawings, Architectural drawings, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Drawings with project numbers
Arranged numerically by project number.
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-128 #1, Front elevation, unidentified two-story commercial building [John Fitzpatrick or John O. K. White Store?], July 3, 1884
[paper; 41 cm x 61 cm]
#3, Unidentified two-story jail, [1884 or 1885?]:
[It is not the Tom Green County Jail. Oscar Ruffini built the Menard County Jail in 1885, which is about the time this project #3 would have been built. The date above the door has been erased and replaced with 1892.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-129 Front elevation
[paper; 41 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-130 First and second floor plans
[paper; 41 cm x 71 cm]
#4, [Veck-Sterrett] bank, [1884]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-131 Front elevation, elevation of angle
[linen; 42.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-132 Side elevation
[linen; 40 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-133 First, second floors
[linen; 59 cm x 75.5 cm]
#13, S. Lapowski and Brothers Building, 1885:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-134 Front elevation
[linen; 35 cm x 47.5 cm]
1961/001-135 Transverse section
[paper; 38 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-136 Longitudinal section
[paper; 38 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-137 Foundation
[linen; 47 cm x 79 cm]
#14, Addition to M. B. Pulliam residence, San Angelo, undated:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-138 East, north, west elevations
[linen; 38.5 cm x 91 cm]
1961/001-139 North, west, elevations
[linen; 41 cm x 91 cm]
#28, S. J. Blocker residence, San Angelo, 1886:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-140 Foundation
[linen; 39 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-141 First floor plan, pencil sketch
[paper; 38 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-142 Front elevation
[linen; 37 cm x 64.5 cm]
1961/001-143 Side elevation
[linen; 35.5 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-144 Rear elevation
[linen; 35 cm x 65 cm]
#35, Southern Presbyterian Church, San Angelo, 1886:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-145 Front and west elevations
[paper; 38.5 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-146 Rear elevation
[linen; 27 cm x 35 cm]
1961/001-147 Section and ground floor
[38.5 cm x 60.5 cm]
#39, R.S. Bowan residence, Coleman, Texas, [completed ca. 1890]:
[See Prints and photographs series for image of completed house.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-148 Foundation
[linen; 40.5 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-149 Ground floor
[linen; 40.5 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-150 East elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-151 South elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-152 West elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 60.5 cm]
#80, Episcopal Church, San Angelo, Texas, undated:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-153 Foundation
[linen; 27 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-154 Floor plan
[paper; 40.5 cm x 50.5 cm]
1961/001-155 Section A&B, west front
[paper; 40.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-156 South and east fronts
[paper; 41 cm x 70.5 cm]
#105, Gwin Allen and Company [store], San Angelo, Texas, [1888 on facade]:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-157 Front elevation
[linen; 40 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-158 Transverse section, detail post
[linen; 41 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-159 Foundation
[linen; 43 cm x 55 cm]
1961/001-160 First floor
[linen; 43.5 cm x 61.5 cm]
1961/001-161 Second floor
[linen; 53.5 cm x 82.5 cm]
#115, Unidentified commercial building [offices on second floor], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-162 Front elevation
[linen; 41.5 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-163 Transverse section
[linen; 41.5 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-164 Foundation plan
[linen; 54 cm x 80 cm]
1961/001-165 First floor plan
[linen; 54 cm x 82 cm]
1961/001-166 Second floor plan
[linen; 53 cm x 82.5 cm]
#210, Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas, 1889
[linen]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-167 Foundation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-168 First floor
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-169 Second floor
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-170 Roof
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-171 North elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 71.5 cm]
1961/001-172 West elevation
[linen; 61.5 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-173 South elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-174 Longitudinal section AB
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-175 Details of cut stone work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-176 Details of carpenter work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-177 Details of galvanized iron work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-574 Details of galvanized iron work
[linen; 61 cm x 71 cm]
Note on drawing states: Lead/pencil lines, Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Cornice 3'-6" high
1961/001-575 Details of stairs [Mills Co. in pencil]
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
#210, Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas, 1889
[blueprints]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-178 Foundation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-179 First floor
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-180 Second floor
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-181 and 182 Roof
[2 copies; blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-183 North elevation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71.5 cm]
1961/001-184 West elevation
[blueprint; 61.5 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-185 South elevation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-186 Longitudinal section
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-187 Details of stonecutting work
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-188 Details of carpenter work
[blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-189 and 190 Details of galvanized iron work
[2 copies; blueprint; 61 cm x 71 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-576 Detail of stairs
[blueprint; 60.5 cm x 71 cm]
#210, Portion showing roof, Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas, [Mills crossed out and replaced with Sutton], 1889:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-191 Part, south elevation
[blueprint; 21 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-192 Part, east, west elevations
[blueprint; 21 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-193 Part, north elevation
[blueprint; 21 cm x 60.5 cm]
#230, First National Bank, [Ballinger, Texas], 1890:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-194 Foundation plan
[linen; 37 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-195 First floor plan
[linen; 40.5 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-196 Second floor plan
[linen; 37 cm x 71.5 cm]
1961/001-197 Transverse section
[linen; 41 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-198 Front elevation, front of angle
[linen; 41 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-199 Side elevation
[linen; 41 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-200 South and east fronts, pencil sketches
[paper; 40.5 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-201 Front, front of angle, pencil sketches
[paper; 41 cm x 46 cm]
#244, Unidentified commercial building, undated
[2 different plans]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-202 and 203 Front, rear and sections, floor plan, side
[blueprint; 46 cm x 77 cm; 2 copies]
1961/001-204, 205, and 206 Front, rear and section, floor plan, side
[blueprint; 46 cm x 77 cm; 3 copies]
#245, First Methodist Church, San Angelo, Texas [unbuilt], 1891:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-207 Ground plan, north front, section
[paper; 36 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-208 Front elevation
[paper; 36 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-209 West elevation
[paper; 50 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-210 First floor
[paper; 33.5 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-211 Transverse section
[paper; 29.5 cm x 32 cm]
#247, Lasker Building alteration, San Angelo, Texas, 1891:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-212 Front elevation
[linen; 26 cm x 36.5 cm]
1961/001-213 Side elevation
[linen; 25.8 cm x 56 cm]
1961/001-214 Second floor
[linen; 26 cm x 55 cm]
1961/001-215 Transverse section
[linen; 25.8 cm x 32 cm]
#250, Sutton County Courthouse, Sonora, Texas, [1891]
[linen]:
The courthouse is in the Second Empire style. The design is based on the 1884 drawings of the Blanco County Courthouse by F.E. Ruffini.
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-216 Foundation
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-217 First floor
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-218 Second floor
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-219 Roof
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-220 South elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-221 East elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-222 North elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-223 Longitudinal section AB
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-224 Details of cut stone work
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-225 Details of carpenter work
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-226 Details of galvanized iron work
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-227 Detail of stairs
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-228 Detail of stairs
[linen; 61 cm x 72 cm]
#250, Sutton County Courthouse, [1891]
[blueprints]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-229 Foundation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
[Pencil drawing on back for 1892 jail.]
1961/001-230 First floor
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-231 Second floor
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
[Pencil drawing on back for 1892 jail, Ozona?]
1961/001-232 South elevation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-233 East elevation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-234 North elevation
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-235 Longitudinal section, A&B
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-236 Details of cut stone work
[blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-237 and 238 Detail of stairs
[2 copies; blueprint; 61 cm x 76 cm]
#254, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, [1891]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-239 First floor
[linen; 35 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-240 Second floor
[linen; 35 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-241 West front
[linen; 35.5 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-242 Transverse section
[linen; 35 cm x 35 cm]
1961/001-243 South elevation
[linen; 36 cm x 61 cm]
#255, Frank Gardoni residence, San Angelo, 1891:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-244 Foundation
[linen; 41 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-245 Floor plan
[paper; 41 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-246 West elevation
[paper; 37.5 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-247 West elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 47 cm]
1961/001-248 South elevation
[paper; 41 cm x 47 cm]
1961/001-249 North elevation
[40.5 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-250 East elevation
[paper; 45.7 cm x 40.5 cm]
#256, Frame warehouse for Schwartz and Raas, San Angelo, undated:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-251 End elevation, part front
[paper; 36 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-252 Transverse section
[paper; 36 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-253 Ground floor plan
[paper; 45 cm x 85 cm]
#259, Judge John I. Guion residence, Ballinger, Texas, undated:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-254 Foundation
[linen; 43 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-255 First floor
[linen; 48 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-256 Second floor
[linen; 48 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-257 South elevation
[linen; 49.5 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-258 East elevation; section of room showing China cabinet
[linen; 48.5 cm x 64 cm]
1961/001-259 North elevation
[linen; 49 cm x 49 cm]
1961/001-260 West elevation
[linen; 49 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-261 West elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-262 North elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-263 East elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 63.5 cm]
Map-Case
#267, Jackson Cramer & March store [Willeke Bros.], San Angelo, 1892:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-264 North elevation, side of front piers
[linen; 44 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-265 Rear elevation (south); side of rear piers
[linen; 39.5 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-266 Transverse section, C&D
[linen; 40 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-267 Longitudinal section, A&B
[linen; 39.5 cm x 95 cm]
1961/001-268 Foundation
[linen; 47 cm x 96 cm]
1961/001-269 First floor
[linen; 47 cm x 96 cm]
Map-Case
#267 [probably misnumbered by Oscar Ruffini, fits chronologically in #367], Crockett County Courthouse, Ozona, [1902]:
[Drawing #4 in the original sequence is missing.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-270 Foundation
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-271 First floor
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-272 Second floor
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-273 Roof
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-274 West elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-275 North and south elevations
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-276 East elevation
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-277 Transverse section, section A&B
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-278 Longitudinal section
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-279 Details of cut stone work
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-280 Details of carpenter work
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-281 Details of galvanized iron works
[linen; 61 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-282 West front, pencil drawing
[fragile, corner piece missing; paper; 60 cm x 88 cm]
1961/001-283 Detail for iron box windows
[paper; 90 cm x 112.5 cm; folded in half]
1961/001-284 Window details
[tissue; 75.5 cm x 111 cm; folded in half]
1961/001-285 Longitudinal section
[blueprint; 57 cm x 76 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-577 Second floor setting plan, Order #5991, Union Iron and Foundry Co., St. Louis, Mo., October 8, 1901
[blueprint; 45 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-578 Second floor beams complete, Order #5991, [Union Iron and Foundry Co., St. Louis, Mo.],
[blueprint; 42 cm x 71.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-286 #268, Plan of Grape Creek Bridge, Tom Green County, [between 1892 and 1894]
[linen; 36 cm x 95 cm]
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
#270, Turn Verein Grounds, San Angelo, [ca. 1893]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-287 Elevation of fence
[paper; 42 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-288 Plan of grounds
[paper; 56 cm x 70 cm]
#271, Hotel design for E. W. Nimitz, San Angelo, [ca. 1893]:
[See also Specifications and related project records series; specifications are also at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-289 Foundation
[linen; 45 cm x 59 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-290 First, second floors
[paper; 63.5 cm x 88.5 cm]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-291 Concho Avenue front
[35 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-292 Chadbourne Street front
[paper; 35.5 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-293 South elevation
[paper; 35.5 cm x 50.5 cm]
1961/001-294 Longitudinal section, A&B
[paper; 31 cm x 55 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-295 West elevation, Chadbourne Street front
[36 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-296 East elevation
[paper; 36 cm x 64 cm]
1961/001-297 North elevation, Concho Avenue front
[paper; 46 cm x 91 cm with 10 cm x 21 cm extension for flagpole]
#272, Sonora Opera House (Sonora Dramatic Club), 1893:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-298 Foundation
[linen; 41 cm x 64 cm]
1961/001-299 Ground floor
[paper; 41 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-300 Front elevation
[paper; 41 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-301 Side elevation
[paper; 41 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-302 Section
[paper; 41 cm x 46 cm]
#277, Jail addition, Tom Green County, [1894?]:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-303 Foundation
[linen; 31.5 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-304 First floor
[linen; 40 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-305 Second floor
[linen; 40 x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-306 Beam plan, second floor
[linen; 25.5 cm x 37 cm]
1961/001-307 South elevation
[linen; 40 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-308 West elevation
[linen; 40 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-309 North elevation
[linen; 43.5 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-310 Transverse section, C&D
[43.5 cm x 40 cm]
1961/001-311 Longitudinal section, A&B
[linen; 40 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-312 Second floor, sketch
[linen; 38.5 cm x 52 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-313 #289, First and second floors, south and west elevations, Unknown church, undated
[paper; 36 cm x 63 cm]
#293, Gymnasium/recreation hall, Turn Verein, San Angelo, 1895:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-314 Foundation
[linen; 41 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-315 First floor
[paper; 41 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-316 South elevation, section
[paper; 40.5 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-317 West elevation
[paper; 41 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-318 North elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 48.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-319 #294, General plan, north and west elevations, Recreation Hall, Turn Verein, San Angelo, undated
[paper; 53.5 cm x 61 cm]
#297, Masonic Hall, San Angelo, 1895:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-320 Foundation
[linen; 29 cm x 56 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-321a and 321b First and second floors
[paper, torn in half; 63 cm x 64 cm]
1961/001-322 First and second floors, Oakes St. and Twonig Ave. fronts
[paper; 37 cm x 83.5 cm]
1961/001-323 Twonig Ave. elevation
[paper; 53 cm x 63.5 cm]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-324 Oakes St. elevation
[paper; 37 cm x 53 cm]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-325 East elevation
[linen; 29 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-326 Transverse section, A&B
[linen; 36 cm x 53 cm]
#299, German Evangelical Church, San Angelo, 1896:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-327 Foundation
[linen; 24 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-328 First floor
[paper; 40 cm x 50.5 cm]
1961/001-329 West elevation
[paper, torn; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-330 North and south elevations
[paper, torn; 50 cm x 50 cm]
#308 Recreation hall, Turn Verein, San Angelo, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-331 North elevation, west elevation, section
[paper, torn; 66.5 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-332 Floor plan [includes stage, dressing rooms, bowling alley]
[paper; 46 cm x 65.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-333 #310, S. N. [or H?] Henderson residence, east elevation, Concho County, [ca. 1897]
[paper; 46 cm x 64 cm]
#312, L. E. [or B?] Harris residence, San Angelo, 1895:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-334 Foundation
[linen; 40.5 cm x 45 cm]
1961/001-335 First floor
[paper; 40.5 cm x 46 cm]
[Sketch of full size details for flooring? on back.]
1961/001-336 East elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-337 South elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-338 North elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-339 West elevation
[paper; 40.5 cm x 46 cm]
#321, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1898:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-340 Foundation
[linen; 51 cm x 53.5 cm]
1961/001-341 First floor
[paper, torn; 50 cm x 53.5 cm]
1961/001-342 South elevation
[paper; 53.5 cm x 53.5 cm]
1961/001-343 West elevation
[paper; 53 cm x 53 cm]
1961/001-344 East elevation
[paper; 53 cm x 53 cm]
1961/001-345 North elevation
[paper; 53 cm x 53 cm]
1961/001-346 Transverse section
[linen; 53 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-347 #322, Transverse section, Unidentified church, undated
[linen; 35.5 cm x 51 cm]
#326, San Angelo Steam Laundry, San Angelo, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-348 First floor
[paper; 32 cm x 62.5 cm]
1961/001-349 Second floor
[paper; 32 cm x 62.5 cm]
1961/001-350 West elevation
[paper; 35 cm x 52 cm]
1961/001-351 North elevation
[paper; 39 cm x 72 cm]
1961/001-352 Transverse section
[linen; 24 cm x 43 cm]
#333, Bowling alley, Turn Verein, San Angelo, [ca. 1899]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-353 Foundation
[linen; 39.5 cm x 78 cm]
1961/001-354 South elevation, section
[paper; 33 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-355 North elevation
[paper; 33 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-356 East elevation
[paper; 33 cm x 85 cm]
1961/001-357 West elevation
[paper, corner torn off; 33 cm x 85 cm]
#339, Addition, German Evangelical Church, San Angelo 1899:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-358 Foundation and first floor plan [paper; 31 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-359 South and east elevations [paper; 29.5 cm x 62.5 cm]
#358, Unidentified residence, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-360 First floor plan, section through dining room
[paper with linen backing; 52 cm x 62.5 cm]
1961/001-361 North elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-362 West elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-363 East elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-364 South elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 61 cm]
#368, J. W. Hill, store, San Angelo, 1901
[linen]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-365 Foundation
[linen; 31 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-366 First floor
[linen; 31 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-367 Front elevation
[linen; 31 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-368 Interior view of show windows, longitudinal section
[linen; 31 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-369 Transverse section
[linen; 31 cm x 46 cm]
#368, J. W. Hill, store, San Angelo, 1901
[blueprints]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-370 Foundation
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-371 First floor
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-372 Front elevation
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-373 Section, interior view of windows, longitudinal section
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
Drawings with no project numbers
Arranged by building type, with known buildings first, followed by unidentified buildings.
Residences
[Note: See also projects #14, #28, #39, #255, #259, #310, #312, and #358 in the Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
J.W. Doran, Esq., residence, [Dec. 1904?]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-374 First floor plan, elevation china closet
[paper; 45.5 cm x 63 cm]
1961/001-375 North elevation, section
[45.5 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-376 West elevation
[45.5 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-377 East elevation
[45.5 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-378 South elevation
[45.5 cm x 63.5 cm]
1961/001-379 Full size details
[45.5 cm x 63.5 cm]
Unidentified residence #1, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-380 Foundation
[linen; 41 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-381 First floor plan, plan of shed
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-382 South elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-383 East elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-384 West elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-385 North elevation
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
1961/001-386 Full size details
[paper; 46 cm x 51 cm]
Unidentified residence #2, 1886:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 35 1961/001-387 East elevation, front of bay
[paper; 36 cm x 61 cm]
1961/001-388 North elevation
[paper; 36 cm x 61 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-389 Unidentified residence #3, east elevation, sections, undated
[paper; 46 cm x 68.5 cm]
1961/001-390a and 390b Unidentified residence #4, partial front elevation, undated
[blueprint; 2 cut pieces, each 13.5 cm x 45 cm]
1961/001-391 Unidentified residence #5, first floor plan, undated
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-392 and 393 Unidentified residence #6, four elevations, floor plan, undated
[blueprint; 45 cm x 69 cm; 2 copies, one more detailed]
Banks
[See also projects #4 and #230 in the Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
First National Bank, San Angelo, [remodeling?], ca. 1906:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-394 and 395 Present vaults and fixtures
[blueprint; 45 cm x 75 cm; 2 copies, one annotated]
1961/001-396 Foundation
[blueprint; 46 cm x 57 cm]
1961/001-397, 398, and 399 Second floor
[blueprint; 32.5 cm x 45.5 cm; 3 copies, each annotated]
Ozona National Bank, undated:
[Copy media available for 1961/001-400: 4 in. x 5 in. copy negatives (call # 1961/001-627)]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-400 Front and side elevations
[linen; 46 cm x 71 cm]
General plan
[missing April 2002]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-401 Unidentified bank, north elevation, elevation of angle, [1902 on facade]
[paper; 38.5 cm x 48 cm, left edge torn off and missing]
[Menardville Bank was completed in 1903.]
Commercial buildings
[See also projects #1, #13, #105, #115, #244, #247, #256, #267, #326, and #368 in the Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-402 [Commercial building], front elevation, Clark & Ruffini, Evansville, Ind., [not after 1883]
[paper; 21.5 cm x 37 cm]
[Bar], [1883?]:
[See Correspondence series for letters from Seidel & Schoenle to Oscar Ruffini]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-403 The Pearl, [partition], M
[linen; 40.5. cm x 47 cm]
1961/001-404 [Bar partition], Design L
[linen; 37 cm x 72.5 cm]
1961/001-405 Mixing Board
[linen; 24 cm x 47 cm]
1961/001-406 Back
[linen; 33.5 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-407 Design C [bar counter design]
[linen; 17 cm x 56 cm]
1961/001-408 F [bar counter design]
[linen; 22.5 cm x 58 cm]
1961/001-409 G [bar counter design]
[linen; 23.5 cm x 56 cm]
1961/001-410 H [bar counter design]
[linen; 24 cm x 56.5 cm]
1961/001-411 J.J. [bar counter design]
[linen; 23.5 cm x 55.5 cm]
1961/001-412 K [bar counter design]
[linen; 27 cm x 58 cm]
Oscar Ruffini Building, San Angelo, Texas, [1898?]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-413 Plan, section, elevation
[blueprint; 45 cm x 59 cm]
1961/001-414 Elevation [showing tile pattern and color]
[blueprint; 23 cm x 44 cm]
1961/001-415 and 416 Ceiling plan
[blueprint; 44.5 cm x 75.5 cm; 2 copies, one annotated]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-417 Floor plan
[blueprint; 46 cm x 91 cm]
Garage for R. P. Amacker, San Angelo, [1924]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-418 Foundation
[blueprint; 46 cm x 82 cm]
1961/001-419 Basement
[blueprint; 46 cm x 75.5 cm; pencil drawing of commercial building on back (see #244)]
1961/001-420 First floor plan [showing beam placement], plan of machinery platform, sections A-A and B-B
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 65 cm; pencil drawing of commercial building on back]
1961/001-421 First floor
[blueprint; 46 cm x 82 cm]
1961/001-422 First floor
[blueprint; 45 cm x 76 cm; pencil drawing of commercial building on back (see #244)]
1961/001-423 Section
[blueprint; 45 cm x 75.5 cm; pencil drawing of office plan, Magdalen, on back]
1961/001-424 West elevation, section looking east
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 82 cm; pencil drawing of commercial building on back]
1961/001-425 East and south elevations, metal window detail
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 82 cm]
1961/001-426 West and north elevations, section looking east
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 82 cm]
Unidentified commercial building [possibly for R. P. Amacker garage], [ca. 1924?]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-427 and 428 Basement, first floor, section; prepared by J.H. Martling Associates, Kansas City
[blueprint; 31 cm x 42 cm; 2 copies]
1961/001-429 [Windows and/or doors], Special steel sash putty to be included in bid; prepared by J.H. Martling Associates, Kansas City
[blueprint; 23.5 cm x 45.5 cm]
1961/001-430 Section looking east; prepared by J.H. Martling Associates, Kansas City
[blueprint; 25.5 cm x 45.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-431 Plan, Kirby's, Henderson's, commercial building, undated
[paper; 60.5 cm x 81.5 cm]
1961/001-432 W. B. Turner, T. H. McCloskey commercial building, front and side elevations, undated
[linen; 63.5 cm x 66 cm]
Unidentified commercial building #1, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-433 Electric lights, plumbing, gas
[tissue; 30.5 cm x 44 cm]
1961/001-434 and 435 Front, back, side, floor plan;
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 71 cm; 2 copies, one annotated]
Unidentified commercial building #2, undated
[2 copies]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-436 Front elevation, foundation/floor plan, roof section, west elevation, north elevation; [pencil drawings of residence floor plan and four elevations on back]
[blueprint; 45 cm x 69 cm]
1961/001-437 Front elevation, foundation/floor plan, roof section, west elevation, north elevation; [pencil drawing of floor plan for rooming house? on back]
[blueprint; 45 cm x 69 cm]
Unidentified commercial building #3 [Oscar Ruffini Building?], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-438 Foundation, first floor
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 75 cm]
1961/001-439 Steel ceiling plan
[blueprint; 30 cm x 53 cm]
1961/001-440 Transverse, longitudinal section, rear elevation
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 74.5 cm]
1961/001-441 Steel ceiling; drawing #2934-A, prepared by Berger Mfg. Co., Canton, Ohio, January 4, 1912
[blueprint; 43.5 cm x 81.5 cm; fragile, torn]
1961/001-442 Steel ceiling; drawing #8111, prepared by Berger Mfg. Co., Canton, Ohio, May 12, 1910
[blueprint; 43 cm x 56 cm; fragile, torn]
Unidentified commercial building #4, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-443 Front view
[tissue; 38.5 cm x 56 cm]
1961/001-444 Detail
[tissue; 13 cm x 20.5 cm]
1961/001-445 Water line locations
[tissue; 27 cm x 40.5 cm]
Unidentified commercial building #5, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-446 Foundation
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-447 First floor
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-448 Front elevation, section
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-449 Longitudinal section
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-450 Transverse section
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
1961/001-451 East elevation
[blueprint; 31 cm x 48 cm]
Schools
Coleman School, Coleman, Texas, [1888]:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-452 Foundation
[linen; 47 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-453 First floor
[linen; 45 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-454 Second floor
[linen; 44.5 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-455 [Front] elevation
[linen; 51 cm x 58 cm]
1961/001-456 [Side] elevation, section
[linen; 42 cm x 50 cm]
1961/001-457 [Side] elevation
[linen; 50 cm x 52 cm]
1961/001-458 [Rear] elevation
[linen; 42 cm x 58 cm]
Addition to San Angelo [School], 1905:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-459 West elevation
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-460 North, south elevation
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-461 and 462 North elevation
[2 linen strips; 11 cm x 55 cm, 13 cm x 62 cm]
1961/001-463 Section A&B, Section C&D
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-464 Foundation
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-465 First floor
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-466 Second floor
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-467 Roof
[linen; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-468 [Front elevation]
[pencil on paper; 46 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-469 [Side elevation]
[pencil on paper; 46 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-470 [Floor plan showing roof lines]
[pencil on paper; 47 cm x 66 cm]
1961/001-471 and 472 Second floor
[one grid paper, one photocopy; 22 cm x 35 cm]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-473 First floor
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 50 cm]
1961/001-474 Second floor
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 49.5 cm]
School, Ozona, Texas, undated:
[Specifications are at Fort Concho NHL.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-475 thru 479 Windows, full size details
[tissue; 71 cm x 91 cm; 5 drawings]
1961/001-480 Woodwork, full size details
[tissue; 71 cm x 91 cm]
1961/001-481 Basement, interior, entrance doors, details
[tissue; 76 cm x 91 cm]
1961/001-482 First- and second-floor doors, full-sized details
[tissue; 71 cm x 91 cm]
1961/001-483 Carpenter measurements for doors, full size details
[paper; 76.5 cm x 91.5 cm]
1961/001-484 Roof
[blueprint; 65.5 cm x 91.5 cm]
1961/001-485 Stairs, Ozona School Building, Order #4745, for Judge C. E. Davidson, prepared by Mosher Manufacturing Co. of Dallas
[blueprint; 52 cm x 72 cm]
Jails
[See also projects #3 and #277 in the Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
Menard County Jail [addition?], 1886:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-486 North elevation
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-487 North elevation showing old and new
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-488 East elevation
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-489 First floor
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-490 Second floor
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
1961/001-491 Transverse section
[linen; 36 cm x 48.5 cm]
Unidentified jail #1, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-492 Foundation
[pencil sketch on linen; 22 cm x 32 cm]
1961/001-493 Front elevation
[pencil sketch on linen; 22 cm x 34 cm]
1961/001-494 First floor
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-495 Second floor
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
Unidentified jail #2, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-496 Front elevation
[linen; 25 cm x 31.5 cm]
1961/001-497 First floor
[linen; 25 cm x 31.5 cm]
1961/001-498 Second floor
[linen; 25 cm x 31.5 cm]
Unidentified jail #3, 1892:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-499 Front elevation
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-500 Side elevation [with door]
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-501 Side elevation [no door]
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-502 Longitudinal section
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-503 Foundation
[linen; 25 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-504 First floor
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-505 Second floor
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
1961/001-506 Second floor, beam
[linen; 33 cm x 38 cm]
Unidentified jail #4, 1892:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-507 Front elevation
[linen; 38 cm x 40.5 cm]
1961/001-508 Side elevation
[linen; 38.5 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-509 First floor
[linen; 38 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-510 Second floor
[linen; 38 cm x 40.5 cm]
Unidentified jail #5, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-511 Front elevation
[linen; 26 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-512 Elevation [linen; 38 cm x 29.5 cm]
1961/001-513 First floor
[linen; 25.5 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-514 Second floor
[linen; 26 cm x 40.5 cm]
Unidentified jail #6, [1884 on facade]:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-515 Front elevation north
[pencil on tissue; 29 cm x 40 cm]
1961/001-516 Showing east side elevation
[pencil on tissue; 30 cm x 37 cm]
1961/001-517 Showing section from east side
[pencil on tissue; 30.5 cm x 42 cm]
1961/001-518 Showing second floor new work of main building
[pencil on tissue; 30 cm x 41.5 cm]
1961/001-519 Showing first floor plan with existing outside walls
[pencil on tissue; 30 cm x 41 cm]
1961/001-520 Unidentified jail #7, Section
[pencil on tissue; 20 cm x 30.5 cm]
Courthouses
[See also projects #210, #250, #254, and #267 [should be #367?] in the Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-521 Tom Green County Courthouse, San Angelo, alteration, undated
[paper; 46 cm x 61.5 cm]
[Menard?] County Courthouse, [1885 on facade with 1891 penciled over]:
[See Prints and photographs series for image of completed structure.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-522 Oblique perspective, watercolor rendering
[paper; 59 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-523 Front elevation
[paper; 50.5 cm x 69 cm]
[Unidentified courthouse design based on Navarro County Courthouse], [ca. 1888-1890]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-524 [Ink drawing with tower in pencil, oblique perspective], [1888 on facade]
[paper; 76.5 cm x 86.5 cm]
1961/001-525 South elevation [space for tower blank], [1888 on facade]
[paper; 63.5 cm x 71 cm]
1961/001-526 South front [with tower], [1890 on facade]
[linen; 74 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-527 West elevation
[linen; 68 cm x 78.5 cm]
Unidentified courthouse [similar to Menard County], [1911 on facade]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-528 Front elevation
[linen; 48 cm x 58 cm]
1961/001-529 Side elevation
[linen; 52 cm x 58 cm]
1961/001-530 First floor
[linen; 48.5 cm x 58.5 cm]
1961/001-531 Second floor
[linen; 48 cm x 59 cm]
1961/001-532 First floor
[linen; 52.5 cm x 58 cm]
1961/001-533 Second floor
[linen; 52.5 cm to 58 cm]
[Unidentified courthouse drawings in the Blanco style], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-534 South elevation, [1890 on facade]
[paper; 76.5 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-535 East and west elevation
[linen; 69 cm x 97 cm]
1961/001-536 East and west front
[linen; 69 cm x 94 cm]
[Only difference between above two drawings is the shading on the windows.]
1961/001-537 First floor
[linen; 64 cm x 76.5 cm]
1961/001-538 Second floor
[linen; 64 cm x 76.5 cm]
Unidentified county courthouse floor plans #1, undated:
[Compare with image of Hopkins County architectural rendering in Prints and photographs series.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-539 First floor
[linen; 66 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-540 Second floor
[linen; 66 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-541 Third floor
[linen; 66 cm x 76 cm]
Unidentified county courthouse floor plans #2, undated:
[Compare with image of Navarro County architectural rendering in Prints and photographs series.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-542 First floor
[linen; 64 cm x 73.5 cm]
1961/001-543 Second floor
[linen; 64.5 cm x 74 cm]
1961/001-544 Third floor
[linen; 65 cm x 71 cm]
Unidentified county courthouse floor plans #3, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-545 First floor
[linen; 65 cm x 75 cm]
1961/001-546 Second floor
[linen; 65 cm x 75 cm]
Unidentified county courthouse floor plans #4, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-547 First floor
[linen; 66 cm x 71.5 cm]
1961/001-548 Second floor
[linen; 66 cm x 71.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-549 Unidentified county courthouse floor plan #5, First floor plan, undated
[linen; 64 cm x 73 cm]
[Compare with Hays County architectural drawings in F. E. Ruffini's drawings, Drawings with no project numbers subseries.]
1961/001-550 Unidentified county courthouse floor plan #6, First floor plan, undated
[paper; 63.5 cm x 71 cm]
[Compare with image of Williamson County architectural rendering in Prints and photographs series.]
Unidentified county courthouse floor plans #7, undated:
[Compare with Crockett County architectural drawings, #267 in Oscar Ruffini's drawings, Drawings with project numbers subseries.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-551 Foundation
[linen; 74 cm x 86 cm]
1961/001-552 [First floor plan?]
[paper 93 cm x 107 cm]
1961/001-553 [First floor plan?]
[paper 93 cm x 107 cm]
Courthouse tower #1, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-554 [Elevation]
[linen; 23 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-555 Elevation of tower, plan no. 3 in pencil
[linen; 36 cm x 65 cm]
1961/001-556 Section of tower
[linen; 36 cm x 78.5 cm]
Courthouse tower #2, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-557 [Elevation of tower]
[paper; 26 cm x 47 cm]
1961/001-558 Elevation of tower, plan no.1 in pencil
[linen; 36.5 cm x 65.5 cm]
1961/001-559 Section, north and south, looking west [showing trusses]
[linen; 30 cm x 37 cm]
Unrelated courthouse tower and dome elevations and sections, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-560 [Elevation of clock tower]
[linen; 21.5 cm x 37 cm]
1961/001-561 [Elevation of clock tower]
[linen; 29.5 cm x 39.5 cm]
1961/001-562 Elevation of dome, front and side of porticos with penciled note by OR
[linen; 29 cm x 68 cm]
1961/001-563 Section of tower, plan no. 2 in pencil
[linen; 31 cm x 74 cm]
1961/001-564 Section of tower
[linen; 35.5 cm x 78 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-565 Unidentified courthouse drawing, Section, undated
[linen; 76 cm x 92 cm]
[Similar to 1888-1890 design based on Navarro County courthouse, but window placement and tower detail does not match. This is a copy of drawing 1961/001-116 in F. E. Ruffini's drawings, Drawings with no project numbers, Unidentified courthouse]
Unidentified building
Unidentified building, top two floors [multiple windows suggest a hotel], undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-566 Front elevation
[blueprint; 30 cm x 90.5 cm]
1961/001-567 West elevation
[blueprint; 30 cm x 90.5 cm]
Details, buildings unknown
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-568 Plan of box frame windows, detail = full size, order no. 6113, Union Iron and Foundry Co., January 16, 1902
[blueprint; 77 cm x 110 cm]
Wrought iron work, order no. 274, Union Iron and Foundry Co., St. Louis, Mo.:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-569 Wrought cellar doors and frames, full size detail of hinge, wrought area grates, June 22, 1903
[blueline; 28.5 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-570 Wrought grill, July 1, 1903
[blueline; 28.5 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-571 J. F. Ruth metal window, full size detail, undated
[blueprint; 50 cm x 50.5 cm]
1961/001-572 Steel for 1 opening, undated
[part missing; blueprint; 29 cm x 30.5 cm]
Drawings by other architects, [ca. 1890], 1899, 1932, undated,
36 drawings
Materials include drawings, circa 1890, 1899, 1932, and undated, by architects J. J. Kane of Fort Worth, Texas; Stewart Moore and Barnes & Crosby of Dallas, Texas; B. F. Trester, Jr.and James Wahrenberger of San Antonio, Texas; Mesker and Bro. Front Builders of St. Louis, Missouri; and B. Mang[elsen?] of Germany. Buildings are residences (one in Germany, the other location is unknown), fire stations in Dallas, a school house in Sonora, Texas, the Uvalde County, Texas courthouse, and the fronts of commercial buildings in San Angelo and Sonora, Texas.
Arrangement
Drawings are arranged alphabetically by architect.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Drawings by other architects, Architectural drawings, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Barnes and Crosby, Architects, Plans for new fire station at the corner of Main and Houston Sts., Dallas, Texas, undated:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-579 Foundation
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-580 Foundation, scheme no. 2
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-581 Plan of first floor
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-582 Plan of second floor
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-583 Plan of roof
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-584 Houston St. elevation
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-585 Main St. elevation
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-586 Rear elevation
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
1961/001-587 Detail for lockers in fire station
[paper; 45.5 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-588 Cross section on line AB
[paper; 39.5 cm x 54 cm]
1961/001-589 Longitudinal section on line CD
[paper; 58.5 cm x 92 cm]
J. J. Kane, #5, Unidentified residence, undated:
[Note on a drawing: Return to O. Ruffini.]
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-590 Front elevation
[linen; 39 cm x 46 cm]
1961/001-591 Side elevation
[linen; 34 cm x 53.5 cm]
1961/001-592 Plan
[linen; 41 cm x 49.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-593 [B. Mang[elsen?] (German architect?)], [Single family home for Head Canal Helmsman Heinz Grupen in Kiel-Holtenau, Jaegerallee Number 8, January 28/30, 1932]
[blueline on paper; 36.5 cm x 62.5 cm]
Includes basement, first and second floor plans, front and rear elevations, transverse and longitudinal sections, and front gate detail. Contains a note re: "Onkel poll;" Oscar Ruffini built a store for a Simon Poll in San Angelo.
[Identifying information roughly translated from German.]
Mesker and Bro. Front Builders, St. Louis, Missouri:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-594 M. C. Ragsdale Building, San Angelo, front elevation, [1899 on facade]
[blueprint; 43 cm x 43.5 cm]
1961/001-595 "Taylor Block" on nameplate, commercial building front elevation, [San Angelo, Texas], [1899 on facade]
[blueprint; 42 cm x 44 cm]
1961/001-596 "W. G. Taylor" on nameplate [U. penciled over W.], commercial building front elevation, [San Angelo, Texas], [1899 on facade]
[blueprint; 43 cm x 44 cm]
1961/001-597 and 598 [Next door to A. J. Baker Building], commercial building front elevation
[blueprint; 32.5 cm x 44 cm; 2 copies, one annotated]
1961/001-599 J. W. Hill, commercial building front elevation, San Angelo, Texas
[blueprint; 32.5 cm x 47.5 cm]
1961/001-600 and 601 Edward Maier, commercial building front elevation, San Angelo, Texas
[blueprint; 29 cm x 35 cm; 2 copies, one annotated]
1961/001-602 First National Bank, Sonora, front elevation
[blueprint; 30 cm x 34 cm]
1961/001-603 Fred Koenig commercial building front elevation, Sonora, Texas
[blueprint; 27 cm x 40.5 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-604 Stewart Moore, East Dallas Engine House, floor plans, Carroll Ave. and Live Oak St. elevations, Dallas, Texas, undated
[blueprint; 41.5 cm x 88 cm]
B. F. Trester, Jr., Drawings of courthouse for Uvalde Co., [ca. 1890]:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-605 Foundation and roof plans
[linen; 56.5 cm x 78 cm]
1961/001-606 First and second floor plans
[linen; 57 cm x 77.5 cm]
1961/001-607 Transverse section
[linen; 57 cm x 77.5 cm]
1961/001-608 Longitudinal section
[linen; 57 cm x 78 cm]
1961/001-609 Front elevation
[linen; 59 cm x 78 cm]
1961/001-610 Side elevation
[linen; 60.5 cm x 77.5 cm]
1961/001-611 Sectional elevation of tank and windmill, ground plan of water tank, plan for running of water pipe,
[linen; 57.5 cm x 78 cm]
1961/001-612 Sketch of old court house at Uvalde, Texas
[linen; 56.5 cm x 72 cm]
Includes north front and west side elevations and first and second floor plans.
James Wahrenberger, Schoolhouse, Sonora, Texas, undated:
[See Specifications and related project records series for related material.]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini large drawers 1961/001-613 Northwest front
[blueprint; 66 cm x 90 cm]
1961/001-614 Details of front
[blueprint; 66 cm x 90 cm]
Drawings by unknown architects, undated,
12 drawings
These drawings have no identifying information such as name of architect, project number, date, or building title and location. Many of the drawings are probably by F. E. or Oscar Ruffini, but information has not been located to make a connection between architect and building.
Arrangement
Drawings are arranged by building type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Drawings by unknown architects, Architectural drawings, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Opera house addition:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-615 Pencil sketch of front elevation
[paper on canvas; 26.5 cm x 42 cm]
1961/001-616 Pencil sketch of floor plan and cross section
[paper on canvas; 40 cm x 50.5 cm]
1961/001-617 Unidentified commercial building (hotel?), side view, rough sketch
[paper; 35.5 cm x 43 cm]
1961/001-618 Unidentified public building, front elevation
[pencil sketch, tissue on paper; 36.5 cm x 41 cm]
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-619 [Commercial building?], Floor plan (includes kitchen, pastry, and bakery)
[paper; 49 cm x 67 cm]
1961/001-620 [Commercial building?], First floor plan (includes 8 rooms of similar size--jail cells? hotel rooms?)
[paper; 48 cm x 67 cm]
Unidentified school, undated:
Oversize Drawing-Number
OS Box 36 1961/001-621 Basement plan
[blueprint; 45 cm x 59.5 cm]
1961/001-622 First floor plan
[blueprint; 45 cm x 60.5 cm]
1961/001-623 Second floor plan
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 60 cm]
1961/001-624 Transverse section, part longitudinal
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 61 cm]
Unidentified residences:
Map-Case Drawing-Number
Ruffini small drawers 1961/001-625 First and second floor plans
[blueprint; 45.5 cm x 76 cm]
1961/001-626 First and second floors (possibly a rooming house?)
[blueprint; 53.5 cm x 64.5 cm]



 

Prints and photographs, [ca. 1877]-1902,
21 images

Prints and photographs are images of completed buildings and architectural renderings of proposed structures designed by F. E. and Oscar Ruffini, dating from [ca. 1877] to 1902. Most of the buildings represented are courthouses and jails, with one residence, one bank building, one Oddfellows meeting hall, and the Old Main Building of the University of Texas at Austin included. Images are of buildings located throughout Texas, including Austin, Ballinger, Blanco, Coleman, Corsicana, Georgetown, Groesbeck, Henderson, Longview, [Menardville?], New Braunfels, Ozona, Paint Rock, and Sulphur Springs.
Handwritten descriptions on the photographs are the basis for titles. Duplicate photographs with different handwritten descriptions have been described separately. See Architectural drawings series for notes on availability of photographic copy media for drawings of specific buildings.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Prints and photographs, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processed by
John Anderson, October 1984
Photo
1961/001-1 Coleman, Texas. Residence of R. S. Bowan, [ca. 1890]
[albumen commercial card (5.5 x 8.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Group of men posed standing on the porch of the newly constructed house, designed by Oscar Ruffini.
[See Architectural drawings series for house plans.]
Photo
1961/001-2 [Ballinger, Texas. First National Bank], [ca. 1890]
[albumen commercial card (4.5 x 8 in.)]
Men posed before the structure, designed by Oscar Ruffini. Image is mounted on card advertising "Crews, McGregor, & Co."
[See Architectural drawings series for bank plans.]
Photo
1961/001-3 [Longview, Texas?]. Courthouse [similar to the built Gregg County Courthouse], [between 1878 and 1890]
[half plate tintype (4 x 5.5 in.)]
Copy of architectural rendering, design by F. E. Ruffini.
[See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans of similar design.]
Photo
1961/001-4 [Menardville, Texas?]. [Menard County?] courthouse and jail, August 1885 or 1886
[albumen cabinet card (4 x 6 in.)]
Designed by Oscar Ruffini (?), photographed by W. H. Baker.
[See Architectural drawings series for renderings.]
Photo
1961/001-5 Eagle Pass, Texas. Maverick County Courthouse, December 1, 1886
[albumen boudoir card (4.5 x 7.5); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Designed by James W. Wahrenberger & Albert Felix Beckman of San Antonio, completed in 1885.
Photo
1961/001-6 Paint Rock, Texas. Concho County Courthouse, 1886
[albumen commercial card (4.5 x 6.5 in.)]
The courthouse was completed in 1886, designed by F. E. Ruffini with construction supervised by Oscar Ruffini. A group of men is posed before the structure.
[See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans.]
Photo
1961/001-7 Ozona, Texas. Crockett County courthouse, 1902
[gelatin print commercial card (4.5 x 6.5 in.)]
Recently completed structure, designed by Oscar Ruffini.
[See Architectural drawings series for courthouse plans.]
Photo
1961/001-8 [Blanco, Texas. Blanco County Courthouse?], [1885?]
[albumen commercial card (5.5 x 8 in.)]
People posed with the newly completed structure, designed by F. E. Ruffini . James Rolle, photographer (?)
[Photograph identified as Mills County Courthouse, Goldthwaite, Texas in Gone from Texas: Our Lost Architectural Heritage by Willard B. Robinson.]
Photo
1961/001-9 and 10 Georgetown, Texas. Williamson County Courthouse, [ca. 1877-1879]
[albumen commercial cards (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negatives]
Images are copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure. May have also been related to the design for the Hays County and Robertson County courthouses in San Marcos and Franklin.
Photo
1961/001-11 and 12 Sulphur Springs, Texas. Hopkins County Courthouse, [ca. 1882]
[albumen commercial cards (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negatives]
Images are two copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed building. May have also related to design for the Wood County courthouse in Quitman, Texas.
Photo
1961/001-13 Longview, Texas. Gregg County Courthouse of 1878, [between 1879 and 1897]
[albumen commercial card (6 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Designed by F. E. Ruffini.
Photo
1961/001-14 Henderson, Texas. Rusk County Courthouse, [ca. 1878-1879]
[albumen commercial card (6 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure.
Photo
1961/001-15 Corsicana, Texas. Navarro County Courthouse, [ca. 1880-1882]
[albumen commercial card (6.5 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed structure.
Photo
1961/001-16 New Braunfels, Texas. "Comal County Prison," [ca. 1878-1879]
[albumen commercial card (6 x 8 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for the proposed jail. May have also been related to the design for the Collin County and Robertson County jails in McKinney and Franklin.
[See Architectural drawings series for jail plans.]
Photo
1961/001-17 Groesbeck, Texas. Limestone County Jail, [ca. 1880]
[albumen commercial card badly torn around the right edge (5 x 7.5 in.); 4 x 5 copy negative]
Copy photo of architectural rendering by F. E. Ruffini for proposed structure.
Photo
1961/001-18a and 18b Independent Order of Oddfellows meeting hall, [ca. 1879]
[albumen commercial card (7.5 x 4.5 and 7 x 5 in.), two views mounted on same card]
Copy photos of architectural renderings by F. E. Ruffini for proposed structure.
Photo
1961/001-19a and 19b Austin, Texas. [Architectural rendering, Old Main Building], University of Texas, F.E. Ruffini, architect,
[rotogravure, 8 x 10, 2 copies]
[See the Specifications and related project records series for documents about this building; see the Alexander Architecture Archive at the University of Texas for architectural drawings.]



 

Correspondence, 1883-1885, [188-?], 1899,
0.1 cubic ft.

These papers are correspondence, dating 1883-1885, [188-?], and 1899, of F. E. and Oscar Ruffini, brothers who were architects in Austin and San Angelo, Texas. Most of the correspondence was received by F. E. Ruffini between 1883 and 1885 concerning architectural projects in Austin and Central Texas. A number of letters dating 1883 are from Ernst Scherff regarding his store building in New Braunfels. Other letters provide details of projects and potential projects, including a rejection letter for Ruffini's plans for the Colorado State Capitol, discussions about the Texas State Capitol, and competitions for the Bell, Runnels, and other county courthouses. A number of letters are written in German. Three items comprise Oscar Ruffini's correspondence: an 1899 letter regarding the lease of office space for a post office in San Angelo, and two 1883 letters concerning counter designs from Seidel & Schoenle, manufacturers in St. Louis, Missouri (see related drawings in the Architectural drawings series). See the letterpress copybook in the Specifications and related project records series for a small amount of outgoing correspondence by F. E. Ruffini. See the Alexander Architectural Archive at the University of Texas at Austin for a letterbook, containing correspondence of F. E. and Oscar Ruffini dating 1883-1889.
Arrangement
Correspondence is grouped by brother, divided between incoming and outgoing correspondence, and then arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jean Carefoot, [between 1970 and 1973?]
Eve Collier, May 1982
Tonia J. Wood, April 2002
F. E. Ruffini
Box
1961/001-20 Incoming correspondence:
May 1883
June-July 1883
August-December 1883
January-February 1884
April-June 1884
October-December 1884
February-May 1885
July-October 1885
[188-?]
Outgoing correspondence, 1883-1885
Oscar Ruffini
Box
1961/001-20 Incoming correspondence, 1883, 1899



 

Other material, 1883-1885, [188-?], 1898, 1901, 1937, undated,
fractional, 1 artifact

Materials are financial records, a business card, an invitation to bid, a pencil sketch of store counters, a copy of commissioner's court minutes, a fireman's handbook, a lease, certificates, an ink stamp, and advertising materials, dating 1883-1885, [188-?], 1898, 1901, 1937, and undated. Items belonging to F. E. Ruffini include financial records (invoice, receipt, and pencilled notations), a business card, and an invitation to bid for the Shreveport Charity Hospital building. Oscar Ruffini's materials include a copy of commissioner's court minutes from 1884 appointing Oscar Ruffini as superintendent of construction for the Tom Green County courthouse, a 1901 lease of premises for a post office in San Angelo, an 1898 certificate from the Sons of Hermann lodge #177 (text in German), a 1937 certification from the Texas State Board of Architectural Examiners, a fireman's handbook, notations on an envelope, and an ink stamp. Additional materials are from C. Leo Staub advertising his business and his patented Phoenix Construction System and the American Air Cleaning Company's suggested specifications for a vacuum cleaning system.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged by individual or company, then by type of material, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other material, Ruffini Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Initial inventory, 1961
Jean Carefoot, [between 1970 and 1973?]
Eve Collier, May 1982
Tonia J. Wood, April 2002
Box
1961/001-20 F. E. Ruffini, 1883-1885, [188-?], undated
Oscar Ruffini, 1884, [188-?], 1898, 1901, 1937, undated
C. Leo Staub and American Air Cleaning Company, [ca. 1883], undated