Collection ID: 6662492

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Clawson, Harry, Darling, Janet, Pelham, George Fred, -1967, Prince, Harry M, Schultze, Leonard, 1877-1951, City Construction Co, Eggers & Higgins, Jardine, Hill & Murdock, R. E. Dowling Realty Corp, Walker & Gillette, Hohauser (Wm. I.) Inc., New York, and Walker & Poor
Extent:
11 document boxes, 11.5 linear feet of drawings and papers : 11 archives boxes and 1 print box,, and 1 print box
Language:
English .
Preferred citation:

City Construction Company records. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection includes administrative, legal, and financial records, correspondence, specifications, black and white photographs, and reprographic architectural and engineering drawings related to the operations of the City Construction Company in New York City between circa 1945 and 1955. Projects include primarily apartment buildings, theatres, and commercial buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Because the company was working for architects, and often working on extant buildings, drawings from numerous architects are also included in this collection. Major projects include the 15 E. 91st St. Apartments; 25 Broad St. Building; 30 Broad St. Building; 1211 Madison Ave. Apartments; 1211 Madison Ave. Apartments; and the Parke-Bernet Gallery, all in Manhattan.

Acquisition information:
Source of acquisition--Unknown provenance. Accession number--1000.077.
Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:

City Construction Company records. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
300 Avery Hall
1172 Amsterdam Avenue M.C. 0301
New York, NY 10027, United States
CONTACT:
212) 854-6199
avery@library.columbia.edu