Hyde & Bobbio records: 1909-1967 (bulk 1925-1967)
Summary Information
Title: Hyde & Bobbio records
Creator: Hyde & Bobbio (Firm)
Inclusive dates: 1909-1967
Bulk dates: 1925-1967
Extent: 7 linear feet
Extent: 54 tubes
Abstract:
Detroit based mechanical engineers who worked with prominent architects on residential and commercial buildings throughout Michigan; project files.
Call number: 2010016 Bb 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Shelley Hayreh, 2010

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated in 2009 by Thomas W. Brunk (donor no. 8193).

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The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

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History

Eric F. Hyde established his mechanical engineering practice in the late 1920s, specializing in heating and cooling systems. During the practice's first few years, it was located at 620 Detroit Savings Bank. However, by 1935, Hyde had relocated to 509 Free Press Building. Hyde worked with prominent architects on residential and commercial buildings throughout Michigan, including his father, Detroit based architect Arthur Hyde. By the late 1940s, Hyde had partnered with mechanical engineer Joseph S. Bobbio and the practice was changed from Eric F. Hyde, Mechanical Engineer to Hyde & Bobbio, Inc. The practice remained active well into the late 1960s.

Architects represented in the collection include among others Henry Booth, C. Howard Crane, J. Ivan Dise, Clair Ditchy, Alden B. Dow, Wallace Frost, Arthur Hyde, Albert Kahn, Hugh T. Keyes, Malcomson & Higginbotham, Richard Marr, George Mason, Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls, William B. Stratton, Clarence J. Whitney.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Hyde & Bobbio, Inc. records are organized into two series: Project Files and Other Files. The collection encompasses seven linear feet of correspondence, mechanical specifications, data sheets, project accounts, and folded architectural drawings, as well as rolled architectural drawings in fifty-four tubes.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Architecture -- Michigan.
  • Dwellings -- Michigan.
  • Mechanical engineers -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Architectural drawings (visual works) -- Michigan.
  • Bobbio, Joseph.
  • Booth, Henry Scripps, 1897-1988.
  • Crane, C. Howard (Charles Howard), 1885-1952.
  • Dise, J. Ivan (Joseph Ivan)
  • Ditchy, Clair W. (Clair William)
  • Dow, Alden B., 1904-1983.
  • Frost, Wallace, 1892-1962.
  • Higginbotham, William E.
  • Hyde, Arthur K. (Arthur Knox)
  • Hyde & Bobbio (Firm)
  • Hyde, Eric C.
  • Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942.
  • Keyes, Hugh T. (Hugh Tallman)
  • Malcomson, William G., 1853-1937.
  • Marr, Richard H.
  • Mason, George D., 1856-
  • Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, inc.
  • Stratton, William B.
  • Whitney, Clarence J.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Project Files [series]

The series Project Files contains material related to the architectural jobs worked on by Eric F. Hyde, Mechanical Engineer and later Hyde & Bobbio, Inc. The projects have been arranged by job number, except for the first four projects, which do not contain a job number. Job Numbers 119 to 631 are projects undertaken by the practice when it was only Eric F. Hyde. Job Numbers 48-69 to 67-11 represent projects undertaken by the practice after the addition of Joseph S. Bobbio. When available, the project's architect and location have been provided. The project files contain architectural drawings supplemented with paper records. The paper records consist of correspondence between Hyde or Bobbio and the projects' architects, mechanical specifications, data sheets, and project accounts. In many instances, only architectural drawings remain and in some instances, only paper records remain. The majority of the drawings are blueprints but there is a small number of ink on linen architectural drawings. Architectural drawings include both folded drawings and rolled drawings. Folded drawings can be found in the project files and the rolled drawings can be found in tubes. The tubes contain only architectural drawings.

There are many instances when drawings predate Eric F. Hyde's mechanical engineering practice. The reason for this is Hyde or Bobbio were sometimes brought in during a building's renovation and were provided with the original plans for that building. For example, Hyde worked on the Veterans' Club in Detroit (job number 147). However, since the Veteran's Club occupied the former Detroit Museum of Art, the project files contain the floor plans of the former Museum. Another example is the store building for the Paterson Development Corporation (job number 152). In the late 1920s, the building was renovated under the guidance of architects Stratton & Hyde. However, architect George Mason originally designed the building in 1909. As a result, the project file for this project contains the original George Mason blueprints from 1909.

Tube   1  
David Stott Building, 1150 Griswold Street, Detroit, architects Donaldson & Meier 1928
Tube   2  
Harpers Hospital, Detroit, architects Malcomson & Higginbotham 1916
Tube   3  
Theater, Store and Office for Hugh Scherer, Grand River and Fourteenth, Detroit, architect Howard C. Crane undated
Tube   4  
University Club, Detroit, architects Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls 1930
Tube   5  
University Club, Detroit, architects Smith, Hinchman, & Grylls 1930

(continued)

Tube   6  
# 119, Receiving Hospital, architects Carey & Esselstyn 1925
Tube   7  
# 121, Julian P. Bowen Residence, 16628 Jefferson Avenue, Grosse Pointe Park, architect Wallace Frost 1926
Tube   8  
# 123, Forest Lake Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, architect Wallace Frost 1926
Tube   9  
# 127, Jerome E. Keane Residence, 379 Lakeland Avenue, Grosse Pointe Village, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1925
Tube   10  
# 129, Embassy Club Building, southwest corner of Second and Temple avenues, Detroit, architects Halpin & Jewel 1928
Tube   11  
# 133, Dr. H. Lee Simpson Residence and Garage, 2494 Iroquois Avenue, Detroit, architects Stratton & Hyde 1928
 
# 134, William Hendrie Residence and Garage, 120 Provencal Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1927
Tube   12  
Architectural Drawings 1927
 
# 136, Trenton Municipal Building, northwest corner of Washington and Maple Street, Trenton, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1927

(includes blueprints)

Tube   13  
Architectural Drawings 1927
Tube   14  
# 137, Morse Rohnert Residence, 820 Edgemont Park, Grosse Pointe Park, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1927
Tube   15  
# 139, Roscoe B. Jackson Residence, Bloomfield Township 1925
Box   1  
# 145, William B. Stratton Residence, 938 Three Mile Drive, Grosse Pointe Park, architects Stratton & Hyde 1927
Tube   16  
# 147, Veterans' Club (formerly The Detroit Museum of Art, Jefferson Avenue, Detroit undated

(drawings include floor plans of the old Detroit Museum of Art)

Box   1  
# 152, Paterson Development Corporation, Store Building and Residential Alterations, northwest corner of Jefferson and Van Dyke, Detroit, architects Stratton & Hyde 1928

(includes George Mason blueprints, 1909)

 
# 155, Hugh McMillan Residence, Grosse Pointe, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1928
Tube   17  
Architectural Drawings 1928
Tube   18  
# 164, Mrs. F. E. Currah Residence, Victoria Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, architect Frank S. Carson 1928
Tube   19  
# 168, Maurice Goldenberg Residence and Garage, Wellesley Drive, Palmer Woods, Detroit, architect Wallace Frost 1928
Tube   20  
# 171, Earle B. Wilson Residence and Garage, Lincoln Avenue and Shirley Drive, Birmingham, architect Clarence J. Whitney undated
Box   1  
# 172, Women's City Club, Park Avenue, Detroit, original 1923 architects Stratton & Snyder, 1929-1931 1923-1931

(includes blueprints)

Tube   21  
# 174, Mrs. Francis T. Dwyer Residence, 78 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1928
Box   1  
# 181, Mrs. Burns Henry Residence and Garage, Provencal Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1928
 
# 182, Cleveland Thurber Residence, 26 Kenwood Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect J. Ivan Dise
Box   1  
Project Records 1928
Tube   22  
Architectural Drawings 1928
Box   1  
# 183, William Harris, Jr. Residence, additions and alterations, 15410Windmill Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1929 (2 folders)
Tube   23  
Architectural Drawings 1929
Tube   24  
# 187, Ross W. Judson Residence, 15324 Windmill Pointe Drive, Grosse Pointe, architect Wallace Frost 1928
Tube   25  
# 193, Wimbleton Terrace for Bloomfield Investment Company, southwest corner of Adams and Wimbleton Drive, architect Wallace Frost 1928
Box   1  
# 194, Wallace J. Frost Office Workroom, Birmingham, architect Wallace J. Frost 1928

(includes blueprints)

Box   1  
# 195, Henry Philips William Residence, 180 Provencal Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1928
Tube   26  
# 196, Detroit Savings Bank Branch, Detroit, architect Albert Kahn 1919
Tube   27  
# 198, William P. Stevens Residence Additions, 421 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1929-1930
 
# 199, Bloomfield Hills Children's School, additions, Cranbrook, Cranbrook Architectural Office, architect Henry Booth
Box   1  
Project Records 1929

(includes blueprints)

Tube   28  
Architectural Drawings 1929
Tube   29  
# 212, Hugh T. Keyes Residence, Forest Hills Subdivision, Birmingham, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1929
Tube   30  
# 215, Lewis A. Garred Residence, Merriweather Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architects Stratton & Hyde 1929
Tube   31  
# 219, Henry L. Caulkins Residence Addition, 102 Lewiston Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architects Stratton & Hyde 1929
Tube   32  
# 220, Apartment Building for Harmon Apartment Company, Harmonie Avenue, Birmingham, architect Wallace Frost 1929
Box   1  
# 221, William A. Black Residence and Garage, Canterbury Road, Sherwood Forest, Detroit, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1929
 
# 222, Gilbert W. Lee Residence and Garage, 143 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1930

(includes blue line prints)

Tube   33  
Architectural Drawings 1930
Box   1  
# 228, Michigan Naval Armory, alterations and additions, Detroit, architect Arthur K. Hyde 1935
Tube   34  
# 230, J. Walter Drake Residence and Garage, Windmill Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, architect J. Ivan Dise 1929
Tube   35  
# 231, Floyd Taylor Residence and Garage, Timberlake Drive, Bloomfield Hills, architect J. Ivan Dise 1929
Tube   36  
# 248, Edsel B. Ford Cottage, Gaukler Pointe, architect Albert Kahn 1929
Tube   37  
# 250, Donovan Building, Grand River and Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, architects O'Dell & Diehl 1929
Tube   38  
# 292, L. Prentis Residence, Balmoral Drive, Palmer Woods, Detroit, architect Richard H. Marr 1930
Box   1  
# 297, E.S. Bennett Residence, Country Club Lane, Grosse Pointe Farms, architects Stratton and Hyde 1930

(includes blueprints)

Box   1  
# 299, K.C. McRae Residence, Detroit, architect Hugh Keyes 1930
Box   1  
# 315, White Star Refining, three story addition to the administration building, West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, architects Stratton and Hyde 1930
 
# 326, Gail Stevens Hunting Lodge, Metamora, architect Hugh T. Keyes
Box   1  
Project Records 1931
Tube   39  
Architectural Drawings 1931
Box   2  
# 342, Bohn Residence, 415 Brainard Street, Detroit, architect Richard H. Marr 1933

(includes blueprints)

Box   2  
# 362, Taylor Center School, Taylor Center, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1933

(includes blueprints)

Box   2  
# 364, National Twist Drill and Tool Company, alterations to office, 6522 Brush Street, Detroit, architect Richard H. Marr 1934

(includes blueprints)

 
# 378, Tower Movie Theater, architect C. Easton Allen
Box   2  
Project Records 1935
Tube   40  
Architectural Drawings 1935
Tube   41  
# 385, Bruce MacDonald Store, Flint, architects Woodworth & Loree 1934
Box   2  
# 398, J. Tracy Residence, architects Woodworth & Loree 1935-1939 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

 
# 399, Canfield Summer Home, Frankfort, architects Woodworth and Loree
Box   2  
Project Records 1935
Tube   42  
Architectural Drawings 1935
Box   2  
# 400, R. Sherlock Residence, 2025 Vinewood Blvd, Ann Arbor, architects Woodworth and Loree 1935-1937

(includes blueprints)

Box   2  
# 401, Tuttle and Clark, 1533 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 1935
Box   2  
# 411, Our Lady of the Rosary School, Harper and Woodward Avenue, Detroit, architect Clair W. Ditchy 1935

(includes blueprints)

 
# 429, Milan Prison, Milan, architects Woodworth & Loree
Box   2  
Project Records 1933-1934 (4 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Tube   43  
Architectural Drawings 1933-1934
Tube   44  
# 448, Trumull Residence, 415 Brainard Street, Detroit, architect Richard Marr undated
Box   2  
# 467, Henry Hubbard Residence, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Arthur Hyde 1935

(includes blueprints)

Box   2  
# 478, L.R. Hunter Residence, Additions and Alterations, Ann Arbor, architects Woodworth and Loree 1936-1938

(includes blueprints)

Tube   45  
# 478, Hunter Residence Additions and Alterations, Ann Arbor, architects Woodworth & Loree 1936
Box   2  
# 481, G.W. Linton Residence, Lahser & 13 Mile Roads, architect Clair W. Ditchy
Box   2  
Project Records 1932-1936

(includes blueprints)

Tube   46  
Architectural Drawings 1932
Box   3  
# 483, Warfield Theater, electrical work, Detroit, architect C. Easton Allen 1936 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 488, L.H. Buhs Residence, Lochmoor Drive near Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1936
Box   3  
# 489, C.E. Ustick Residence, Birmingham, MI, architect W.D. Knox 1936-1937
 
# 502, Harry E. Martin Residence, Detroit, architect Arthur K. Hyde
Box   3  
Project Records 1936 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Tube   47  
Architectural Drawings 1936
Box   3  
# 513, John Owen Residence, Country Home, Metamora, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1936
Box   3  
# 514, First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, architect Thomas W. Moss 1936 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 519, Dr. B.M. Patten Residence, Highland Road at Concord Road, Ann Arbor, architects Woodworth & Loree 1936

(includes blueprints)

Tube   48  
# 519, Patten Residence, Highland Road at Concord Road, Ann Arbor 1936
Box   3  
# 521, Max Gilman Residence, 312 Lake Park Road, Birmingham, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1936-1937 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 530, Martin Haller Company Store, Ann Arbor, architects Woodworth & Loree 1936

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 532, Donald McPhail Residence, Pemberton Road near Essex, Grosse Pointe, architects Hyde & Williams 1936

(includes blueprints)

 
# 533, William Theodore Jones Residence, Lot #18, Detroit Gulf Club, architect Richard H. Marr
Box   3  
Project Records 1937

(includes blueprints)

Tube   49  
Architectural Drawings 1937
Box   3  
# 547, Women's Hospital, 432 E. Hancock Avenue, Detroit, architect Albert Kahn 1937

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 548, Dr. Sydney H. Morgan Residence, Lakeland Road, Grosse Pointe, architects Hyde & Williams 1937

(includes blueprints)

Box   3  
# 550, Miss Bessie McCoy Residence, Greenview Boulevard, Detroit, architect Hyde & Williams 1937

(includes blueprints)

Tube   50  
# 554, C.L. Miller Residence, Pilgrim Road, Birmingham, architect Frank Chapmen 1936
Box   3  
# 561, Whaling Store, Alterations and additions, 615-617 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1937

(includes blueprints)

 
# 570, Hughes & Hatcher Store, 2305 Woodward Avenue, Detroit
Box   4  
Project Records 1937

(includes blueprints)

Tube   51  
Architectural Drawings 1937
Box   4  
# 572, George M. Gaston Residence, Detroit, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1938
 
# 578, Republic Steel Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, architect Albert Kahn
Box   4  
Project Records 1937

(includes blueprints)

Tube   52  
Architectural Drawings 1937
Tube   53  
Architectural Drawings 1937

(continued)

 
# 601, St. Cyprian's Church, Detroit, architects Lancelot Sukert
Box   4  
Project Records 1938
Tube   54  
Architectural Drawings 1938
 
# 623, Philco Radio & Television Corporation, 2778 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, architect H.D. Ilgenfritz
Box   4  
Project Records 1937
Tube   55  
Architectural Drawings 1937
Box   4  
# 631, John Owen Residence, Stephens Road between Kercheval Avenue and Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Hugh Keyes 1938

(includes blueprints)

Box   4  
# 48-69, Macauley Whiting House, Midland, architect Alden B. Dow 1948 (2 folders)

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   4  
# 48-74, Sidney T. Miller, Jr. Residence, Irving Lane, Grosse Pointe Farms 1948

(includes blueprints)

Box   4  
# 48-79, Julian P. Bowen Residence, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect Wallace Frost 1949

(includes blueprints)

Box   4  
# 49-75, Emory Ford Residence, 2 Woodlawn Place, Grosse Pointe, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1949

(includes blue-line print)

Box   5  
# 50-14, Dr. Sibley Hoobler Residence, Ann Arbor, architect Alden B. Dow 1950 (2 folders)

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 50-66, Robert S. Ballmer House, Midland, architect Alden B. Dow 1950

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 50-134, George Duffy House, Port Huron, architect Alden B. Dow 1951

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 51-34, R.B. Bennet Residence, Midland, architect Alden B. Dow 1951

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 52-22, Bert L. Smokler Residence, 1900 Balmoral Drive, Detroit, architect Hugh T. Keyes 1952

(includes blueprints)

Box   5  
# 52-33, Edgar R. Siebert, Bretton Drive and Huntington, Detroit, architect F. Burr Joslin 1952-1954 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Tube   56  
# 53-78, Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, architect George Mason & Co. 1947-1948
Box   5  
# 54-24, Robert J. Davis Residence, Lake Shore Lane, Grosse Pointe Woods, architect Robert J. Davis 1954

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 54-35, J.L. Sherk House, Midland, architect Alden B. Dow 1954

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 54-48, Eero Saarinen Residence, Bloomfield Hills, architect Alden B. Dow 1954

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 55-01, Dr. R.C. Birmingham House, Adrian, architect Alden B. Dow 1955 (2 folders)

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 55-08, Detroit Athletic Club, architects Marr and Marr, Detroit 1944, 1955

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   5  
# 55-81, Detroit Boat Club, Belle Isle, Detroit, architect Earl G. Meyer 1956 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Box   5  
# 57-22, Detroit Institute of Art, Alterations to Rivera Court, Detroit, architects Pilafian and Suron 1958 (2 folders)

(includes blueprints)

Box   6  
# 58-43, Benson Ford Residence, 635 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores, architect Hugh T. Keyes

(includes blueprints)

Box   6  
# 61-59, Hebert H. Dow House, Additions, 2301 West Sugnet, Midland, architect Alden B. Dow 1961-1962

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   6  
# 61-63, John Riecker House, architect Alden B. Dow 1961
Box   6  
# 63-53, University of Michigan Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, architect Alden B. Dow 1963

(includes blue-line prints)

Box   7  
# 64-09, Lynn A. Townsend House, Bloomfield Hills, architect Alden B. Dow 1964 (3 folders)

(includes blueprints and blue-line prints)

Box   7  
# 67-11, Michael L. Dow Residence, East Lansing, architect Alden B. Dow 1967

(includes blueprints and blue-line prints)

 
Other files [series]

The series Other Files contains a job list and the professional files of Eric Hyde. The job list is incomplete and refers only to the projects undertaken by Eric Hyde and not by Hyde & Bobbio, Inc. The professional files contain Eric Hyde's non-project related correspondence.

Box   7  
Job List
 
Eric Hyde, Professional Files
Box   7  
1948
Box   7  
1949
Box   7  
1952