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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 83 pages of information about The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890.

After a preliminary meeting held for permanent organization December 14, 1889, a constitution and by-laws were adopted, and the following officers elected:  President, W. Frank Bowers; Vice-President, J.C.  Swinnerton; Secretary, H.A.  Hickok; Treasurer, W.C.  Hudson. The Executive Committee consists of F.S.  Sutton, A.E.  Hudson, W.G.  Smith, L.A.  Virtue and E.K.  Taylor, together with the officers.  It is intended, in addition to the usual monthly competitions, to make a special feature of regular class-work throughout the year, this will consist of courses in constructional work, free-hand drawing, water-color work, plumbing, architectural history, etc.  The courses will be under the direction of specialists in the various branches who are club-members.  Applications for membership will be received by the Secretary, whose address is 762 Broad Street, Newark.  The Club expect to have permanent quarters soon, which will be open every evening to members.

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[The editors cannot pay attention to demands of correspondents who forget to give their names and addresses as guaranty of good faith; nor do they hold themselves responsible for opinions expressed by their correspondents.]

AGREEMENT BETWEEN ARCHITECT AND CLIENT.

ALBANY, N.Y., December 26, 1889.

TO THE EDITORS OF THE AMERICAN ARCHITECT: 

Dear Sirs,—­As the services which an architect is supposed to render his client and the compensation for same have been the subject of considerable loss to us through misunderstanding, we have prepared for use the enclosed proposition, which covers most cases in our general practice.  In work of such a nature as can’t be covered by this proposition, we prepare one specially suited to the occasion, but in all cases insist on a written agreement which we consider is fair to both parties.  Should you see in this proposition anything of benefit to the profession, you are at liberty to use same.

Yours truly, FULLER & WHEELER.

OFFICE OF FULLER & WHEELER, ARCHITECTS,
No. 86 STATE STREET, ALBANY, N.Y., ——­ 189 .

PROPOSITION.

Mr.——­

We will prepare for you the Preliminary Sketches, General Drawings,
Details and Specifications for proposed——­

to be erected at——­

for 3-1/2 per cent on the actual cost of same, which is to be determined by the amount of Mason, Carpenter, Roofer, Plumber, Stone-cutting, Heating, Ventilating, Iron-workers, Mantel and Elevator Contracts, including all extras and deductions.  In connection with Heating, Ventilating and Elevator, we will either select the apparatus and approve the specifications as submitted by the dealers, or prepare plans and specifications for contractors to estimate on, according to the character of the work in contemplation, and

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