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Morton & Sweetser Architectural Plans

Identifier: APD 0003

Scope and Contents

James Coulson Morton (1912 -1975) came from his native Toronto, Canada to work with the Knoxville architectural firm of Bealer & Wilhoit on Glocker Hall at the University of Tennessee. In 1953 when the principals of the original firm retired, Morton and another associate, C. A. Sweetser took over the firm, renamed Morton & Sweetser. Among projects done by the firm are the Civic Auditorium Coliseum and the Safety Building. Plans include --Austin High School Vocational Shop Building addition & remodel (1964) --Bearden Elementary School renovation (1958) --Bearden High School alt. + add. (1958) --Central High School [Scott County, Tenn.] (1969) --Citadel Building for the Salvation Army (1962) --Clinton Housing Authority - Low Rent Housing - Project TENN 22-4 [Clinton, Tenn.] (1968, 1969) --Fountain City Elementary School alt. + add. (1955) --Harriman Housing Authority - Low Rent Housing - Project TENN 55-3 [Harriman, Tenn.] (1961-62, 1965-67, 1969) --Inskip Elementary School (1959) --Jellico Elementary School [Jellico, Tenn.] (1963) --Jellico Housing Authority - Low Rent Housing - Project TENN 34-1, 34-2, 34-3 [Jellico, Tenn.] (1957-58, 1963-64, 1969) --Knoxville Housing Authority - Austin Homes - Project TENN 3-6 (1961) --Knoxville Housing Authority - Lonsdale Homes - Project TENN 3-5 (1951) --Knoxville Housing Authority - Recreation Center additions (1971-72) --Knoxville Housing Authority - Walter P. Taylor Homes - Project TENN 3-B (1964) --Knoxville Municipal Whittle Springs Golf Course Club House (1967) --Knoxville Public Safety Building (1967-68) --Norwood Elementary School addition + remodeling (1965, 1970-71) --Oliver Springs Housing Authority - Low Rent Housing - Project TENN 78-2 (1969, 1971) --Taliwa Court - F. H. A. Project Number 081-40017 (1947) --WATE-TV Transmitter Building (1954) --Williamsburg Municipal Housing Commission - Low Rent Housing - Project Ky. 31-3 [Williamsburg, Ky.] (1968-69)


  • 1947 - 1972

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10 drawers : 21 architecture plans

Language of Materials



These plans were received in a storage vault from Bill Moorefield as he was vacating his office in the Arcade Building, Knoxville, in February 1983. The plans had been gone through and some removed before receipt by the McClung Collection. In 1984, Mr. Cas Sweetser and Charles Richmond went through the plans again, discarding some, giving some to Mr. Richmond, and leaving a selected pile for the McClung Collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States