No detail too small
As was the case with many aspects of the Miller House design, no detail was overlooked as unimportant in the plans for the garage folding gate - even the gate’s lock. In the first Ornamental Iron Work Co. blueprint from January 31, 1956, the hand-written annotation reads:
"Please clarify with a cut or a more discriptive (sic) drawing, the locking methods proposed. Cylinder locks are specified, the cylinder furnished by the hardware contractor & installed by this contractor."
By April 4, 1956 the Ornamental Iron Work Co. issued a second iteration of the gate blueprint, complete with a detailed drawing of the gate’s locking mechanism. Truly no detail was too small.
Blueprint (24 1/4 x 36 in.) of Miller House Garage Folding Gate Lock Detail by Ornamental Iron Works Co., 31 January 1956, FF82, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIId_FF082_008)
Blueprint (24 x 36 1/8 in.) of Miller House Garage Folding Gate by Ornamental Iron Works Co., 9 April 1956, FF82, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IIId_FF082_013)