WILLIAM T. BETTER,
archtfect and Builder.
"t.L'hR fslE advsr1 senlsl I L1 i OJUTk-hcY E quucl ,k/Drk,"
~HE "RATE CITY") PLANIflNG IThLL8
.f ELM AIENUE 41? h &5 F P t
id n s. . -,
James Renwick Esq
71 B'way N.Y.
Dear Si t!-
'.have before me youth letter of July24
to the Rev Fred.JLucke St.Augustbi~e Fla.,and i justice to
6, y f.. aa.,irell ,'yr@af r u -'tn-ind-an evidetly
wroAg impression,I beg to hand you under this same epvera
partial list of the changes,extras,&.C that have been exeou4ed
...r ^ ,n andx around the Qathedral. ,
ce and Eburcbi
I gan readily understand that a bare statementthat the work '
cost $7",000.00 or over would convey to your mind an idea
that the entire business had been mismanaged.
-." Wlhn I undertook to rebuild .and enlarge the Cathednal for
Sxecutn -i. ;
SBishop Moore I gave himan estimate (appro6imate)of the cost
of the building (not including the tower) of from $35,000to
i $40,000-how nearlyt-correot that was ,you will readily see on
:e Fronts Y
o -p-gggpation .We have built the tower at a cost of about
Ooors and .
$I0,00Qand when to that you addthe cost of"changes,extras&c,
'3linds to order.
I claim that I have not exceeded the original intended cost
of the building
As ,,. whether the spirit of the drawings was carried out
WILLIAM T. COTTER
architectt and Builder.
klHE "SATE 6lTY" PLANING FImlLLS,
Corner of ELM AVENUE, 4th ST. &-. F. R. R.
#2 ^ponford, ola.,
the building will speak for itself.It needs no commendation
or trumpetings from me
I must confesss that with all due respect for your eminent
position as an architect,I must dispute your statement that
I am not entitled to payment for needed drawings for the ,ork
or that such needed drawings were tools for my work.
I have had the pleasure of erecting buildings ,plans for
which were made by different architects,and it is the first
time in my experience that either the builder or superinten-
dent was expected to furnish the working drawings or any
n:e and Ebur,-; b
part of them .
Fu rn tur-.
In the schedule of charges of the American Institute of Archi-
,ior P inisb.
tects,of whichI understand you are a prominent member,and on
;,,ifects' Desig; -
which a majority of the bills for professional services are
based ,there is a specific chargeof 2and 1/2 %for services
(not including superintendence) for full working plans,in-
eluding all detail drawings for exterior and interior work
i and fittings ,specifications,and forms of contracts.
JI, Doors and
I have never understood yet that this meant that any part
3linds to order.
of the detail drawings was to be furnished by the
oited. superintendent or builder.What would become of a large
percentage of the builders in the United Statesmany of
:: percentage of the builders in the United States,many of
"' Ti'llp I-.-l Bad rBr.ijs eFnI tiL? ]l H w orksh1lc- rE t p r; .'1,i "k "'
WINLLIAM T. COTTER
( rcbitect and [ uilder.
fle and . urr,4.
e and oburf:l
ah. Boors andi
rlinds to order.
'"Th1 bh-~r-I Bdiverlisanx r ti. l a a w i kS. I_'ior iE cl-ir!u ,: 'r.kl "
i HE "QATE 61TY" PLANING FRILLS,
3 Ccrner of ELM AVENUE, 4th ST. & S. F. R. R.
anford, Fc a.,
whom to my own knowledge,are unable to execute, even the
most trifling of drawings,if this was a ruleand was carried
rAs to the specific charges that on the pulpitI was entitled 6
to a commission of one % I desire to say that we rendered
no bill for draughting at any percentage .This item was in-
cluded in the general billwhich I rendered for a certain
number of hours of work b'y my draughtsmen.
I would also like to say that as the cost of said pulpit
Was $497.00 delivered in St.AugustineI would like to see any
office that would execute such work at such a price.
You of course remember that the sketch given me by you for
the pulpit was such as could be only worked from by an
Intelligent draughtsman and that all the drawings for such
pulpit ,both working and detail,had to be made by my meh.
Praying your pardon for troubling you with such a lengthy
epistle ,the burthen of which I trust will carry its o-~n
|excuse ,and trusting that after due deliberation you will look
at the matter from the same standpoint that I do and that
you will do me simple justice ,not only in your mind ,but in
that of Bishop Moore's ,I have the honor to be
Yours Very Truly
Galvanized Iron Gutters and Leaders in church would cost
Same in copper 630,00
Wire lathing extra cost over ordinary
Registers in side walls &ventillators
Tile roofing extra cost over tin roof
Tile floor in place
Stone side walk
Gas Fixtures&extra piping
Water clostes & Plumbing
Cedar Case for Baptistry
Cedar case for Sacristy
Cedar press Vestment 2nd story
OakWainscotting (cost over base &csurbase
in pine) 350,00
Oak Confessionalcost over same in pine 225,00oo
Oak doors and jambs ,, ,, ,, 260,oo
Oak organ gallery front ,, ,, ,,, 115,oo
Oak Se"dillia 59,oo
Oak pulpit 497,oo
Oak Vestibule 288,oo
Oak Acolsyte chairs 246,oo
Oak stop Blox(finish to wainscotting) 260,oo
Concrete in aisles ,altars&cover wood 800,oo
Concrete Railing (Street) _3250oo
Gas Governor 38,oo
Work in Bishp's Residence about 600,oo
This list does not include the freight nor handling of