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Edward Vincent Records

Identifier: RH-A-4331

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the home, located at 5315 Angling Road in Portage, MI, of Kalamazoo real-estate developer Edward (E.C.) Vincent (1879-1946).

The blueprints in this collection are from c. 1940 when his home was being designed. The original architect of the home is unknown but the designs were found in materials relating to George Sprau Jr. The construction of the home was complete in 1945. The house still stands today, having been renovated at some point to add a detached two car garage and at least one more bedroom on an added third floor.


  • Creation: approximately 1940


Biographical / Historical

Edward (E.C.) Vincent was born in Kalamazoo in 1879. Vincent worked as a real-estate developer in the Kalamazoo area. Vincent was involved in the surveying of land for a railway between Kalamazoo and South Bend, IN in 1906. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Kalamazoo National Bank and Trust Company in 1929. Vincent died from heart disease in 1946.


.10 Cubic Feet

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Physical Description

The materials in this file amount to 0.10 cubic feet. The materials are architectural renderings of a single-family home. The sizes of the papers range from 11” x 7” to 26” x 16” drafting sheets. Preliminary sketches were done on thin white paper in black pencil marks. The drafts are loose-leaf papers that were folded up together. The final drawings were done on blue paper with white and yellow ink marks. The final renderings are stapled together. The back of the final blueprints bear a blue stamp from indicating the plans were done on November 9, 1940.

The materials were folded into a letter-size manila folder, leaving creases in the majority of the materials. The damage to the materials is minimal except some sparse tearing on the white papers and the smearing of some of the pencil marks. There are also some brownish stains on some of the papers but they do not obscure the content of the materials.

Edward Vincent Records finding aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490