Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0092

Scope and Contents

This .21 linear feet collection contains 6 items related to the history of Foster & Creighton Company, the story of the Parthenon, and other construction projects in Nashville. There are two photographs: one of the Parthenon, and the other of the Athena Sculpture in the Parthenon.

Dates

  • 1885 - 1985

Biographical Note - Wilbur Foster Creighton, Jr.

Wilbur Foster Creighton, Jr. [1906-2004], a Nashville native graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1929, as an Engineering major. During his matriculation at Vanderbilt University he like his father was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Foster & Creighton, his family-owned construction company has been in Nashville since 1885, constructing several of the buildings on the Vanderbilt University Campus, and many buildings in the city of Nashville, including a replica of the Parthenon that was built for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition of 1897.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet (1 Half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This .21 linear feet collection contains 6 items related to the history of Foster & Creighton Company, the story of the Parthenon, and other construction projects in Nashville. There are two photographs: one of the Parthenon, and the other of the Athena Sculpture in the Parthenon.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Wilbur F. Creighton, Jr. Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Hosanna Banks
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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