Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

William Gehron architectural drawings, 1931-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 10146773 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gehron, William, 1887-1958 ; Ferriss, Hugh, 1889-1962
Title William Gehron architectural drawings, 1931-1952
Physical Description 290 drawings
Language(s) English .
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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Description

Summary

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).

Publication Date

1931-1952

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

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

Subject Headings

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Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harlem Hospital (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public School 192 (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Utica State Hospital (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.