Adolf Scherrer Architectural Drawing
circa 1900s
1 os. folders

Return to the Alphabetical List of All Online Finding Aids

Processed by: Benjamin Clark, April 2006

Biographical Note:

Adolf Scherrer was born in 1847 to a Swiss-German family. He was an architect by trade. Throughout his career he designed many Indianapolis buildings, including the Maennerchor Hall, City Hospital, and the Elks Club Building.  Scherrer is most well known for his work as supervising architect of the Indiana State Capitol building in 1880 following the untimely death of the original architect, Edwin May. The changes Scherrer made to May's original design resulted in a more Greco-Roman style of architecture.  Scherrer died in 1925

IUPUI University Library Online Exhibit. “Shaping the Circle, German-Americans in Indianapolis: 1840-1918.” 4 April 2006 <>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains an architectural drawing by Adolf Scherrer of the residence of T.A. Lewis, Esq.

Item Listing:

OBC 56. 

circa 1900s Architectural drawing of T. A. Lewis residence

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversize folder

Collection Dates:

circa 1900s



Access: This collection is open for research.



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:


Related Holdings:




Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.