|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
The collection is made up of three separate Boak & Raad projects commissioned by Rose Associates, Inc., which are as followed: 17 pencil and ink on drafting cloth drawings for Apartment Building, S.E. corner of 22nd street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY (May 20, 1949) ; 8 pencil on drafting cloth drawings for Apartment Building, west side of Broadway, between E. 9th and E. 10th Street, New York, NY (Feb.-June 1955) ; 9 pencil on drawing cloth drawings for 209 to 223 East 53rd Street, New York, NY (1958).
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 email@example.com.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Bruce Schlechter. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2013. Accession number--2013.004.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Russell M. Boak's early architectural career was as a draftsman in the office of Emery Roth. In 1927, Boak and fellow Emery Roth draftsman Hyman F. Paris founded their firm Boak & Paris. Paris retired in 1942, and two years later, Boak partnered with Thomas O. Raad to form Boak & Raad. Their architectural practice primarily pursued commissions for large apartment houses.