Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Joseph C. Goddeyne Architectural papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Architectural papers,
Creator: Goddeyne, Joseph C., 1889-1964.
Inclusive dates: 1913, 1997, and undated
Extent: 10.5 cubic feet (in 2 boxes, 6 Oversized boxes)
Abstract:
The papers consist mainly of drawings, blueprints, tracings, elevations, building specifications, and biographical materials.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

No Acc#

Access Restrictions:

Joseph C. Goddeyne Architectural papers, are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright has been transferred to the Clarke Historical Library.

Preferred Citation:

Joseph C. Goddeyne Architectural papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is divided by size and format, and then organized either numerically or alphabetically.


History

Biography:

Goddeyne, Joseph C. (May 8, 1889-June 24, 1964), a Bay City native, was a prominent Bay City architect whose plans frequently called for concrete construction. He earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a degree in architectural design from the University of Michigan.

Among his projects were numerous Catholic churches, schools, convents, including St. Paul’s Seminary in Saginaw, and county buildings in the Bay City area. Other buildings he designed include: St. Hyacinth Church and rectory, the James Clement Airport Administration Building, Holy Trinity Church, the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home, and his own avant-garde, white and glass block home at 2275 Carrol Road. He created the drawings for the Alpena General Hospital, Rogers City Hospital, The Iosco County Courthouse, the Chippewa Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, and Hubbard Memorial Hospital in Bad Axe, Michigan.

Two of his buildings of note are the Bay County Building and the Jesse H. and Anna Mulvane Besser House. The Bay County Building, located at 515 Center Avenue, on the corner of Center and Madison avenues, in Bay City, was built from 1931 to 1934 as a county-funded project to relieve local unemployment problems during the Great Depression. It is an 8-story Art Deco building. Goddeyne is credited with the building’s visually arresting exterior facade, unique to Bay City. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Jesse H. and Anna Mulvane Besser House, located at 232 1st Avenue in Alpena, was built from 1938 to 1939 in a very modern style with the most modern and efficient equipment installed for Alpena’s leading industrial pioneers. (For further information on these buildings see: Buildings of Michigan by Kathryn B. Eckert, 1993, pages 329 and 449-450.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is organized by format and size. Box 1 consists of tracings, Box 2 mostly of tracings. Boxes 3-8 are rolled blueprints and architectural drawings (8.5 cubic feet). Each rolled drawing may include: building blueprints, tracings, elevations, and other related architectural drawings. These are housed in large telescope style boxes. Box 9-10 include one folder of biographical materials and building specifications. All of the materials are in good condition. Some of the specifications suffer from being stored rolled around the blueprints and are somewhat bent out of shape. The strength of the collection is obviously the drawings and building specifications. Materials vary in size and were boxed by size to fit into as few boxes as possible.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Architects--Michigan.
    • Architecture--Michigan--Bay City
    • Architecture--Michigan--Bay County
    • Architecture--Michigan--Iosco County
    • Bay City (Mich.)--History.
    • Bay County (Mich.)--History.
    • Iosco County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Joseph C. Goddeyne Architectural papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Community Buildings, Saginaw, 1937-1941
    Box   1 F   2
    Tracings, Community Buildings, Saginaw, 1941-1944
    Box   1 F   3
    Tracings, Community Buildings, Saginaw, Bridgeport, 1937-1949
    Box   1 F   4
    Tracings, Residence, Church Office, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Midland, 1935-1942
    Box   1 F   5
    Tracings, Saginaw Commercial Canoe Club, 1913
    Box   1 F   6
    Tracings, Michigan Residences, undated
    Box   1 F   7
    Tracings, Commercial Buildings, Saginaw, 1945, 1950
    Box   1 F   8
    Tracings, Saginaw Apartment Building, 1943
    Box   1 F   9
    Tracings, Saginaw School Additions, 1935
    Box   1 F   10
    Tracings, Saginaw Apartments, Addition, 1937-1940
    Box   2 F   1
    Mostly Tracings, School Additions, Midland, and Saginaw, undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Mostly Tracings, School Building, Saginaw, 1944
    Box   2 F   3
    Mostly Tracings, Warehouse, Saginaw, 1952
    Box   2 F   4
    Mostly Tracings, Michigan Schools and Churches, 1945-1950
    Box   2 F   5
    Mostly Tracings, Saginaw School, undated
    Box   2 F   6
    Mostly Tracings, Saginaw School and Church Buildings, 1947
    Box   2 F   7
    Mostly Tracings, Detroit Ball Bearing, 1948-1949
    Box   2 F   8
    Mostly Tracings, Commercial Buildings, 1946-1954
    Box   2 F   9
    Mostly Tracings, Tawas City and Millington Lodge and Banks, 1947, 1951
    Box   3 F   1
    Blueprints, St. Mary High School, Addition, Bay City, #1, 1963
    Box   3 F   2
    Blueprints, Iosco County Building, Tawas City, #2, 1954
    Box   3 F   3
    Blueprints, Fire Station Building, Bay City, #3, 1956
    Box   3 F   4
    Blueprints, Iosco County Jail, Tawas City, #4, 1954
    Box   3 F   5
    Blueprints, Immanuel Lutheran Society, School Buildings for, Bay City, #5, 1928
    Box   3 F   6
    Blueprints, Bay City Juvenile Home, County Infirmary Site, Bay City, #6, undated
    Box   3 F   7
    Blueprints, Iosco County Building, Tawas City, #7, 1954
    Box   4 F   1
    Blueprints, E.M.T.A. (Eastern Michigan Tourism Association) Log Office, Bay City, #8, 1953
    Box   4 F   2
    Blueprints, St. Casimir Rectory and Kitchen Addition, Posen, #9, 1959
    Box   4 F   3
    Blueprints, St. Ignatius Church, Rogers City, #10, 1959
    Box   4 F   4
    Blueprints, Notre Dame de la Visitation School, Bay City, #11, 1949
    Box   4 F   5
    Blueprints, St. Mary High School, Addition, Bay City, #12, 1963
    Box   4 F   6
    Blueprints, St. Roch Church, Caseville, #13, 1955
    Box   4 F   7
    Blueprints, S. and G. Wholesalers, Additions, Bay City, #14, 1960
    Box   4 F   8
    Blueprints, St. Ann Convent, Linwood, #15, 1957
    Box   4 F   9
    Blueprints, Zion Lutheran Parish Hall and Kitchen, Addition, Saginaw, #16, undated
    Box   5 F   1
    Blueprints, St. Helen Church, Saginaw, #17, 1960
    Box   5 F   2
    Blueprints, St. Paul's Seminary, Saginaw, #18, 1957
    Box   5 F   3
    Blueprints, St. John the Baptist School, Carrollton, #19, 1952-1953
    Box   5 F   4
    Blueprints, St. Paul's Seminary, Saginaw, #20, 1958
    Box   5 F   5
    Blueprints, St. Mary High School, Addition, Bay City, #21, 1963
    Box   6 F   1
    Blueprints, Iosco County Jail, Tawas City, #22, 1954
    Box   6 F   2
    Blueprints, Habitant Shops, Inc., Addition, Bay City, #23, 1950
    Box   6 F   3
    Blueprints, St. John the Baptist School, Carrollton, #24, 1952-1953
    Box   6 F   4
    Blueprints, Iosco County Building, Tawas City, #25, 1954
    Box   6 F   5
    Blueprints, St. Valentine School and Convent, Beaver, #26, 1959
    Box   6 F   6
    Blueprints, St. Paul's Seminary, Chapel, Saginaw, #27, 1963
    Box   6 F   7
    Blueprints, St. John the Baptist School, Carrollton, #28, 1952-1953
    Box   7 F   1
    Blueprints, St. James Parish, Elementary School, Bay City, #29, 1964
    Box   7 F   2
    Blueprints, Alpena City Hospital, Alpena, #30, 1930
    Box   7 F   3
    Blueprints, Sacred Heart Church, Merrill, #31, 1954
    Box   7 F   4
    Blueprints, St. Paul's Seminary, Chapel, Saginaw, #32, 1963
    Box   7 F   5
    Blueprints, St. Mary, Field (Athletics) House, Bay City, #33, 1947, 1953
    Box   7 F   6
    Blueprints, St. Helen School, Plan of Parking (Lot), Saginaw, #34, 1955
    Box   7 F   7
    Blueprints, St. Casimir Convent, Posen, #35, 1948, undated
    Box   8 F   1
    Blueprints, St. Augustine Convent, Hillman, #36, 1957
    Box   8 F   2
    Blueprints, Church of the Holy Trinity, Bay City, #37, 1949?
    Box   8 F   3
    Blueprints, St. Casimir School, Posen, #38, 1939
    Box   8 F   4
    Blueprints, St. Paul's Seminary, Saginaw, #39, 1958
    Box   9 F   1
    Goddeyne Biographical Materials, 1984-1997
    Box   9 F   2
    Specifications, Alpena City Hospital, Alpena (folder 1 of 3), 1938
    Box   9 F   3
    Specifications, Alpena City Hospital, Alpena (folder 2 of 3), 1938
    Box   9 F   4
    Specifications, Alpena City Hospital, Alpena (folder 3 of 3), 1938
    Box   9 F   5
    Specifications, Children's Homes School, Lutheran Children Friend Society, Bay City, 1929
    Box   9 F   6
    Specifications, E.M.T.A. (East Michigan Tourism Association), Log Office, Bay City, 1953
    Box   9 F   7
    Specifications, Fire Station Building, Bay City, 1956
    Box   9 F   8
    Specifications, Habitant Shops, Inc., Addition, Bay City, 1949, 1950
    Box   9 F   9
    Specifications, Holy Trinity Church, Bay City, 1954
    Box   9 F   10
    Specifications, Notre Dame de la Visitation School, Bay City, 1949
    Box   9 F   11
    Specifications, Sacred Heart Church, Merrill, 1954
    Box   9 F   12
    Specifications, School Building, Trustees of Evangelist Lutheran Society, Bay City, 1928-1929
    Box   9 F   13
    Specifications, St. Ann Convent, Linwood, 1957
    Box   9 F   14
    Specifications, St. Casimir School, Posen, 1939
    Box   9 F   15
    Specifications, St. Casimir Convent, Posen, 1948
    Box   9 F   16
    Specifications, St. Casimir Rectory and Kitchen, Addition, Posen, 1959
    Box   9 F   17
    Specifications, St. Helen School, Addition, Saginaw, 1954
    Box   9 F   18
    Specifications, St. Helen Church, Saginaw, 1960-1962
    Box   9 F   19
    Specifications, St. Ignatius Church, Rogers City, 1949
    Box   9 F   20
    Specifications, St. John the Baptist School, Carrollton, 1952-1953
    Box   10 F   1
    Specifications, St. Mary High School, Addition, Bay City, 1963
    Box   10 F   2
    Specifications, St. Paul's Seminary, Saginaw, 1958
    Box   10 F   3
    Specifications, St. Roch Church, Caseville, 1955
    Box   10 F   4
    Specifications, St. Valentine School and Convent, Beaver, 1959