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1959/12.1930: Sterling Morton to Clarence Godshalk


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December 30 1959
Morton sent to Godshalk a rough sketch for proposed gatehouse: sketch is result of study by Morton and Mrs. Zurcher of plans issued by Holabird and Root. Has changed main axis of building so attendant would have view of parking space and approaching vehicles and would be handier to window. Map wall is behind so attendant, with pointer, could show visitor how to get to any part of the Arboretum. The visitor would be under shelter. Morton suggests a small parking space inside toll house so visitor could park, make inquiries without holding up cars behind him. Our sketch shows how to protect from vandalism by having various shutters which could be locked. Windows on west side of building to be  shaded from afternoon sun. Have put a step into building. Attendant's chair one foot above driveway level: seat to be on ball bearing casters in order to move closer to window. My plan shows ventilation on all four sides for comfort. A copper roof would be too warm; suggests shingles or aluminum to be laid on Celotex or other insulating materials to keep out heat. Suggests a double roof with open space between. After you examine sketch, please tell me your reaction to it. I want to discuss all possibilities before placing order. We will get gate from Sears Roebuck unless we get reasonable price from an iron company.
CC  :Mr. Edward H. Baker, Jr.
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Gatehouses
Morton, Sterling (received by)
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