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James, Meadows & Howard Records,

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James, Meadows & Howard

135 boxes

(67.5 linear feet)

English

The records of the architectural firm of James, Meadows & Howard represents the accumulated archives of a firm dating back ninety years.

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Collection Details

Buffalo architectural firm which originally began as Green & Wicks in 1884. It became Edward B. Green & Son in 1917 and, upon the death of the son in 1933, Edward B. Green. R. Maxwell James joined the firm in 1930 as a designer and became a partner in Green & James in 1936. Rufus W. Meadows, who joined as a designer in 1936, became a partner in Green, James & Meadows in 1945. When Mr. Green died in 1950, the partners continued under the name James & Meadows. Lewis E. Howard, Jr., a former associate, rejoined Green, James & Meadows in 1946. In 1953 he became a partner in James, Meadows & Howard. The firm's designs included the Federal Reserve Bank on South Elmwood Avenue, and buildings in the Buffalo General Hospital and Children's Hospital complexes, Erie County Medical Center, and at the University of Buffalo. Mr. Howard died in 1956. The firm was dissolved in 1974.

The records of the architectural firm of James, Meadows & Howard represents the accumulated archives of a firm dating back ninety years. The records include log books, construction specification books, bids, contracts, plans and blueprints, correspondence, invoices, site photographs and other records of an architectural firm of local importance commissioned to design a wide variety of structures, including many hospitals, churches, banks and other commercial buildings.

Specifications for Falconwood Club, Buffalo Historical Society Building, Clifton Park Memorial, Crippled Children's Home, and Albright Art Gallery Transferred from Iconography section, 1975.

This collection is arranged in four series:
I. Log Books
II. Construction Specifications
III. Job Files
IV. Miscellaneous Photographs, Concrete Site Reports, Cost Books and Contracts
The archival practice of maintaining the original arrangement of the firm's records has been carefully observed here. Alphabetical arrangement within series.

Collection Access & Use

James, Meadows & Howard Records, 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971), are open for research.

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. C74-2, James, Meadows & Howard Records, 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971), Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I.: Log Books,

Box: 1

Volume: 1


Date: May 7, 1962

Box: 1

Volume: 2


Date: May 24, 1967

Box: 1

Volume: 3


Date: Aug. 23, 1954

Box: 1

Volume: 4


Date: May 1951

Box: 1

Volume: 5


Date: May 1, 1951

Box: 1

Volume: 6


Date: Oct. 24, 1957

Series II.: Construction Specifications,

Box: 2


Date: Apr. 20, 1962

Box: 2


Date: Mar.-Nov. 1962

Box: 2


Date: Aug. 24, 1962

Box: 2


Date: May 28, 1971

Box: 2


Date: May 6, 1965

Box: 2


Date: May 31, 1965

Box: 2


Date: Mar. 15, 1954

Box: 3


Date: 1954-1955

Box: 3


Date: Dec. 6, 1961

Box: 3


Date: June 20, 1960

Box: 3


Date: Jan. 19, 1970

Box: 4


Date: 1970

Box: 4


Date: Feb. 13, 1967

Box: 4


Date: June 5, 1963

Box: 4


Date: Dec. 12, 1962

Box: 4


Date: June 25, 1963

Box: 4


Date: 1926

Box: 5


Date: May 1960

Box: 5


Date: Aug. 9, 1968

Box: 6


Date: 1965

Box: 7


Date: 1970

Box: 7


Date: Nov. 17, 1961

Box: 7


Date: May 6, 1960

Box: 7


Date: Sept. 24, 1964

Box: 7


Date: Nov. 26, 1958

Box: 8


Date: 1960

Box: 8


Date: July 16, 1956

Box: 8


Date: Jan. 1, 1937

Box: 8


Date: Jan. 1, 1937

Box: 9


Date: 1967-1968

Box: 9


Date: 1965

Box: 9


Date: May 5, 1893

Box: 10


Date: 1951

Box: 10


Date: 1955-1956

Box: 10


Date: 1898

Box: 10


Date: Apr. 19, 1963

Box: 10


Date: Aug. 12, 1966

Box: 11


Date: Mar. 30, 1966

Box: 11


Date: May 7, 1956

Box: 11


Date: Aug. 8, 1960

Box: 11


Date: June 29, 1966

Box: 12


Date: Feb. 20, 1964

Box: 12


Date: 1960

Box: 12


Date: Dec. 13, 1960

Box: 12


Date: Mar. 26, 1965

Box: 13


Date: 1956-1967

Box: 13


Date: 1964

Box: 14


Date: 1961-1963

Box: 14


Date: 1936

Box: 15


Date: 1939

Box: 15


Date: 1964

Box: 16


Date: 1961

Box: 16


Date: 1953-1955

Box: 17


Date: 1958

Box: 18


Date: 1940-1941

Box: 18


Date: June 2, 1958

Box: 18


Date: Aug. 7, 1967

Box: 18


Date: Apr. 23, 1958

Box: 18


Date: June-Sept. 1961

Box: 19


Date: Jan. 1962

Box: 19


Date: 1959

Box: 19


Date: 1962-1963

Box: 19A


Date: June 3, 1957

Box: 19A


Date: March 11, 1921

Box: 19A


Date: Jan.-June 1938

Box: 19A


Date: 1972

Series III.: Job Files, circa

Box: 20


Date: 1962

Box: 20


Date: 1963

Box: 20


Date: 1961-1963

Box: 21

American-Standard (continued)

Box: 22


Date: 1960-1966

Box: 23


Date: 1965

Box: 23


Date: 1958-1965

Box: 24


Date: 1961-1969

Box: 24A

Brooks Memorial Hospital (continued)

Date: 1961-1969

Box: 24A


Date: circa 1958

Box: 24A-30A


Date: circa 1958-1969

Box: 31A


Date: circa 1964

Box: 31


Date: circa 1966

Box: 31


Date: circa 1968-1970

Box: 31A

Buffalo Medical Group (continued)

Box: 32

Buffalo Medical Group (continued)

Box: 33-39

Buffalo Savings Bank

Box: 39A-45


Date: circa 1954-1968

Box: 46

Civil Defense

Box: 47-50


Date: circa 1963-1968

Box: 51


Date: circa 1931

Box: 51-60


Date: circa 1957-1967

Box: 60


Date: circa 1951

Box: 60


Date: circa 1968

Box: 61


Date: circa 1965

Box: 61-62


Date: circa 1966-1969

Box: 62-65


Date: circa 1955-1970

Box: 66


Date: circa 1962

Box: 66


Date: circa 1952

Box: 66-75


Date: circa 1953-1960

Box: 76


Date: circa 1924-1967

Box: 77-79


Date: circa 1955-1957

Box: 80

Hospitals and Asylums

Box: 80


Date: circa 1956

Box: 80


Date: circa 1956-1960

Box: 80


Date: circa 1960

Box: 81


Date: circa 1964

Box: 82-83


Date: circa 1962-1967

Box: 84-90


Date: circa 1954-1967

Box: 91


Date: 1930

Box: 91


Date: circa 1969

Box: 91

Memorial Tablets

Box: 91-95


Date: circa 1963-1965

Box: 96


Date: circa 1957-1964

Box: 97


Date: circa 1964-1967

Box: 97


Date: circa 1967

Box: 97


Date: circa 1960

Box: 98-104


Date: circa 1960-1964

Box: 105


Date: circa 1956

Box: 105


Date: circa 1961

Box: 105

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Box: 105

Trinity Church Home

Box: 106-110


Date: circa 1965-1971

Box: 111


Date: circa 1963

Box: 112


Date: circa 1958

Box: 112


Date: circa 1958

Box: 112

University of Buffalo: Dormitory Authority of NYS

Box: 112

University of Buffalo: Norton Hall

Box: 113

University of Buffalo: Physics Building

Box: 113

University of Buffalo: Engineering Building

Box: 113

University of Buffalo: School of Dentistry addition

Box: 113

University of Buffalo: Warehouse Building

Box: 114-115

University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #4

Box: 116-118

University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #6

Box: 119-122

University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #7

Box: 123


Date: circa 1952

Box: 123


Date: circa 1961

Box: 123


Date: circa 1961

Series IV.: Miscellaneous

Box: 124


Date: 1909-1970

Box: 125-125A

Concrete Site Reports

Box: 126


Date: 1909-1921

Box: 126


Date: 1957-1969

Box: 126

Miscellaneous photographs (JM & H staff, etc.)