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516 Broadway (New York NY) records and drawings

2 manuscript boxes

The archive consists of 250 + letters, drawings, invoices, leases, mortgages, bonds, and deeds related to the 516 Broadway, New York, NY, which was owned then by Edward Livingston and his partner. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence from the architects, Hugh Lamb and Charles Rich, who were hired to convert a portion of the building into stores. They worked with Cornell Iron Works, Otis Elevator etc. and approved all work and payment of bills.

Adriana R. Kleiman research papers on Frank Freeman, 1900-1985, bulk 1975-1985

3 linear feet

This collection contains holograph, typescript, and photocopied papers, correspondence, and photographs collected by Adriana Kleiman in the course of her research on the life and work of architect Frank Freeman (1861-1949), as well as many of his clients.

Alan Burnham papers, 1874-1999, bulk 1940-1982

38 linear feet
Alan Burnham (1913–1984) was an American architect and architectural historian who served as the Executive Director of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission from 1965 to 1973 as well as the Commission's Director of Research. This collection consists mainly of reference materials related to architectural history and New York City architectural history, as well as professional papers and papers relating to Richard Morris Hunt and the history of New York City apartment buildings.

Carrère & Hastings architectural drawings and papers, 1899-1930

1295 items

Architectural drawings and photographs of architectural drawings with some related correspondence of residential and public buildings, churches, libraries, theaters, monuments, and bridges including: the Henry Hudson Bridge, Triborough Bridge, and the Manhattan Bridge in New York; Edward Henry Harriman's Arden House in Harriman, N.Y.; the Alfred I. Dupont mansion in Roslyn, N.Y.; the David A. Reed house in Washington, D.C.; the reconstruction of the Grand Army Plaza in New York City; the Memorial Amphitheater for Arlington National Cemetery; and various bicentennial buildings for Yale University. Of note are drawings of the grounds, details of buildings, and furniture for the New York Public Library, 1908-1909.

Chester H. Aldrich correspondence, 1897-1963

260 items

This collection primarily contains original correspondence--including letters, telegrams, and postcards-- to California architect Robert D. Farquhar from Chester A. Aldrich. Also included is a small group of letters from Amey Owen Aldrich to Farquhar. Most letters are accompanied by envelopes; a very few contain photographs, clippings and other ephemera. Matters discussed in the correspondence vary widely from intimate personal subjects to observations and reports on the work of Carrère & Hastings and Delano & Aldrich, the American Red Cross and its work with soldiers in Italy during World War I, the rise of Fasicsm in Italy, economic hardships during the Depression, and the state of American and European architecture.

City Construction Company records, 1925-1955, bulk 1945-1955

11 document boxes

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.

Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation : Historic Preservation Documentation I class research papers, 1984-1986

1 document box

This collection includes primary and secondary research papers, slides, and photographs related to research conducted by the GSAPP's Division of Historic Preservation's Documentation I class between 1984 and 1986. Materials focus on the historic architecture and urban design of SoHo and Tribeca in New York City.

Durst Organization estate files

35 linear feet

Arranged by location and address, the collection consists of appraisal reports, pamphlets, broadsides, financial communication, plans, diagrams and occasionally photographs for prospective or acquired Durst Organization propertiies. Two linear feet of files are for properties outside of New York City.

Eleanor Brilliant collection of New York State Urban Development Corporation reports and proposals, 1961-1999, bulk 1967-1974

1 document box

The collection consists primarily of New York State Urban Development Corporation (UDC) reports and proposals. The bulk of the material dates from 1967 to 1974, however, there is some material that pre and postdates this period. The collection also contains some reports created by entities outside the UDC such as the New York City Planning Committee and various other NYC urban development community programs. The collection is arranged chronologically.