The Resource Higgins Associates, Inc., records

Higgins Associates, Inc., records

Label
Higgins Associates, Inc., records, ca. 1934-1998
Title
Higgins Associates, Inc., records
Inclusive dates
ca. 1934-1998
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records, ca. 1934-1998, of Higgins Associates, Inc., a landscape architecture and site planning firm located in Richmond, Virginia. Included are landscape drawings and plans for a variety of homes, businesses, cemeteries, schools and universities, and churches mainly in Virginia, but also in Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Projects include residents, parks, monuments, urban designs, transportation facilities, gardens, academic campuses, and resorts
  • A preliminary inventory of drawings is available at the State Records Center
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Kenneth R. Higgins (1916-1995) opened the firm of Higgins Associates in 1952 in Richmond, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Higgins moved to Abingdon in 1939 to work in a landscape nursery. After serving as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, Higgins returned to Richmond and worked with the late Charles F. Gillette. In 1949 Higgins joined the Richmond field office of the Federal Housing Administration as chief site planner and landscape architect and in 1952 opened his own firm. Higgins Associates worked on numerous projects throughout Virginia including the Jamestown Festival Park, Crim Dell at the College of William and Mary, Chatham Square Apartments at River Road, St. Mary's Hospital, and several beautification projects in Richmond's historic Fan and Church Hill districts. His son, Ralph B. Higgins, continues the business under the name Higgins & Gerstenmaier.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Higgins Associates, Inc., records
Note
THE COLLECTION IS LOCATED AT THE STATE RECORDS CENTER. CONTACT ARCHIVES RESEARCH SERVICES FOR ACCESS INFORMATION, DIRECTIONS, AND HOURS
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
ca. 100
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Higgins, Ralph
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001574775
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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