|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The collection contains 290 drawings by American architect William Gehron for projects in the New York area. Projects represented are: Queens Borough Hall, 1939-40 (74 drawings); P.S. 191, 1952 (25 drawings); Convalescent Day Camp, Welfare Island, 1937 (15 drawings); Micellaneous Housing Projects, 1935 (25 drawings); Proposed Plaza for Broadway and 122nd Street, 1936 (1 drawing); World War II Memorial in Watermill, Long Island, NY, 1950 (6 drawings); Harlem Hospital OPD, 1939 (77 drawings); Studies for MacDonald Observatory, 1931 (28 drawings); and Utica State Hospital, 1949 (41 drawings). An rendering by Hugh Ferriss of the State Educational Building and Memorial Pylons in Harrisburg, PA was donated in 2004 (acq. 2004.005).
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on Access
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Gilbert L. Seltzer, 1986.009, 2004.005.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
William Gehron was born July 9, 1887 in Williamsport, PA. He was a 1912 graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology. His early training included positions in the offices of Dennison & Hirons, Ernest Flagg, Warren & Wetmore, and Arnold W. Brunner. Throughout the his carreer, Gehron had partnerships with architects Ross & Alley, as well as with Andrew J. Thomas, Howard R. Hutchinson, and Gilbert L. Seltzer.