Collection UQFL535 - Henry and Sylvia Eshensky Papers

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Henry and Sylvia Eshensky Papers


  • 1941-1998 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box, 1 parcel.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in Queensland on 10 January 1918. Married Sylvia Ida Goldman on 4 June 1941.

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born 22 September 1918. Married Jack Eshensky on 4 June 1941.

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Biographical history

Vitaly Gzell was born in 1908 in China to Russian parents. The family arrived in Brisbane, Queensland in 1923. Gzell graduated with a diploma in architecture from the University of Queensland in 1933. Initially working as a draftsman for Geoffrey A. Blackburn in 1933, Gzell was made a partner in 1934 forming Blackburne & Gzell architects (1934-1953). From 1953 Gzell was a sole practitioner, retiring in 1974. He died in 1977.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1941-1998
Collection alternatively titled as: Henry and Sylvia Eshensky Collection.

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Scope and content

Correspondence, specifications, photographs, architectural drawings. Jack (known as Henry) and Sylvia (née Goldman) Eshensky contracted with architect Vitaly Gzell to design and construct several residences in Brisbane. Gzell worked with many members of the extended Goldman family; plans for properties owned by Ellis and Adele Goldman, and Cyril and Sylvia Quintner, are held in UQFL227 Vitaly Gzell Papers.

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Unrestricted access.

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Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Related material is held at the Fryer Library in UQFL227 Vitaly Gzell Architectural Drawings.

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52143118 ; 63015223

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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