PIQUA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION PLANS COLLECTION: ARCHITECT’S DRAWINGS FOR ADDITIONS AND REMODELING 1966-1970; 1982-1984; 1997
INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Piqua Memorial Hospital Construction Plans Collection was accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives and Special Collections in December 2013 as the result of a donation from the City of Piqua. The collection consists of three sets of construction drawings. Two of the sets are for additions to the Piqua Memorial Hospital. The third set is for revisions to the plans for the laboratory at the Upper Valley Medical Center. The plans are housed in three files in a single flat rectangular Hollinger box.
The plans were given by Upper Valley Medical Center to the purchaser of the Piqua Memorial Hospital building. After the building changed owners several times with no action for use of the building and due to its deterioration it was condemned by the City of Piqua and the city took possession of the property when the final owner abandoned the building. The city acquired the plans from the final owner. When the city sold the property to the Piqua City Schools the building was razed to make room for a new school. The city, having no further use for the plans, transferred ownership of the plans to the Piqua Public Library.
There are no known restrictions on the use of these plans by researchers or patrons of the library.
1 South-East Wing Additions, Piqua Memorial Hospital. The initial construction drawings are dated 29 August 1966 with two revisions in May and August 1969. The drawings were finally revised in October 1970 to show the project as it was built. There are 85 sheets of drawings in this file. Approximately 60% of the drawings are on heavy drafting paper and 40% are on mylar plastic. The plans were produced by Eugene Betz Architects, 2223 South Dixie Avenue, Dayton, Ohio.
2 Ancillary Services Addition, Piqua Memorial Hospital, Park Avenue, Piqua, Ohio. The initial construction drawings are dated 1 May 1982. These were revised in July and August 1982 and in January 1983. The drawings were finally revised in January 1984 to show the project as it was built. The drawings were copied onto mylar plastic. There are 25 sheets of drawings in the file. All are copies with the originals remaining with the architect. The plans were produced by Eugene W. Betz Architects, Inc. 2223 South Dixie Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45409.
3 UVMC Lab Existing and New Revisions January 15, 1997 and March 1997 – four sheets copied from original drawings. The architect or draftsman is not identified. The drawings are for the laboratory at the Upper Valley Medical Center on County Road 25A between Piqua and Troy.