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The Schmidt Collection includes notes, manuscripts, slides, photographs, pencil sketches and measured drawings created and collected by Schmidt in preparing his many books on historical architecture, which focus primarily on homes in the Genesee Valley area. Copies of Schmidt's books are available in Milne Library's Genesee Valley Historical Collection and should be used as a starting point for all research.
Carl F. Schmidt (1894-1988) was a local architect who had a keen interest in historic preservation and conservation. He wrote many books on historical architecture, which focus primarily on homes in the Genesee Valley area.
Scope of Collection
The collection includes many pencil drawings of architectural details, in particular entrance doors. Most of the drawings depict homes in the Genesee Valley and Rochester, New York region. The collection dates to the mid-20th century.