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Born, Ernest, 1898-1992

This collection contains lithographs of New York City streets, buildings and other structures drawn and printed by Ernest Born during the period 1930-1931. The suite of 15 completed images are New York City subjects originally contracted by a London art house; but, due to the 1930's depression, the transaction was not completed and the project remained in the Born family archives. The original edition was 20 prints of each image, of which five to 13 of each image survive. The lithographs are titled as follows: "Brooklyn Bridge" "Late Afternoon" "Battery Place" "East River Bend" "New York Public Library" "Grand Central Station" "Park Avenue and Lincoln Building" "Trinity Church" "Wall Street" "Garment Center" "Foundation Construction" "6th Avenue Elevation" "Jeannette Park Curve" "Bank of Manhattan and US Treasury" and "Frankfort Street.".

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Frost, Frederick G

This collection includes original and reprographic architectural drawings, photographs, office files, and professional papers related to the work of New York architect Frederick G. Frost, his son Frederick G., Jr., and his grandson, A. Corwin Frost. Examples of the work of Trowbridge & Livingston are also included.

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Ginsbern, Horace

The collection primarily contains architectural drawings, including renderings and working drawings, for projects designed by Ginsbern. Most projects are located in Manhattan and the Bronx and cover various building types, including apartment buildings, stores, office, and industrial buildings. Some projects are not identified.

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Johansen, John MacLane, 1916-2012
John Maclane Johansen received his architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1942 where he studied under Walter Gropius. He worked under Marcel Breuer and at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill before opening his own private office in New Canaan, Connecticut, where he became known as one of the Harvard Five. He later formed a partnership with Ashok Bhavnani. Major projects include the Oklahoma (Mummers) Theater in Oklahoma City; the Goddard Library at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts; the Charles Center Theater Building (Mechanic Theater) in Baltimore, the United States Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, and the Island House and Rivercross apartments on Roosevelt Island, which he completed with Bhavnani. Johansen also designed numerous private residences in Connecticut and New York, and a series of conceptual projects such as the Leapfrog City project and the "Moon Module" house. The collection largely documents Johansen's professional career, and includes original and reprographic architectural drawings, photographs, negatives, professional papers, publications, reference files, and one scale model.
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Rose, Elihu, 1933-
Rose Associates, Inc. is a prominent New York real estate development firm. The collection contains construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, advertising materials, and other records related to the construction of apartment complexes overseen by the historic firm between 1920 and 1980. Notable projects within the collection include the Madison Belvedere, Park Gramercy, Georgetown Plaza, and Metropolis.
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Landau, Sarah Bradford, 1935-
Architectural historian Sarah Bradford Landau is a scholar, advocate, and public servant in New York City, active from the late 1970s into the second decade of the 21st century. Landau's research includes a focus on the architecture of William Appleton Potter and Edward Tuckerman Potter (on whom she wrote her dissertation), the gothic revival (especially its influence on American church architecture), and the skyscraper. The bulk of the collection is made up of research and lecture files. Additionally, the collection includes a number of personal effects, including portraits of Landau as well as her ephemera files, which include clippings, correspondence, and other mementos from the colorful and celebrated career of a public intellectual beloved in many circles in New York City and beyond.