Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Rothschild Residence (Baltimore MD) architectural records and drawings, 1948-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 10577794 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goodman, Percival ; Rothschild, Amalie, 1916-2000 ; Rothschild, Randolph S., 1909-2003
Title Rothschild Residence (Baltimore MD) architectural records and drawings, 1948-1952
Physical Description 2 manuscript boxes; 1 folder (flat-file)
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

Scope and content

The collection documents the design development and construction of the Randolph and Amalie Rothschild Residence in Baltimore, MD. The papers, collected by the owners, Randolph and Amalie Rothschild, consist primarily of correspondence, specifications, and floor plans and sketches by architect Percival Goodman. There is a significant amount of correspondence between the Rothschild's and Goodman regarding alterations to the design. This correspondence underscores the larger theme of client-architect relationships and its influence on the design process.

Publication Date

1948-1952

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--This collection was donated by Amalie Rothschild, daughter of Randolph and Amalie Rothschild in 2004 (accession no. 2004.006).

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects -- Selection and appointment -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- United States -- Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects and patrons -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural practice -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Maryland Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Decision making -- Psychological aspects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Percival Goodman (1904-1989) was an American architect, teacher, urban planner, artist and writer. In a career that spanned more than sixty years, Goodman achieved renown as one of the most prolific synagogue architects in the United States and was instrumental in the development of a critical discourse around the building of modern religious architecture.

In the late 1940s, Randolph (1909-2003) and Amalie Rothschild commissioned architect Percival Goodman to design their residence in Baltimore, MD. Randolph Rothschild was an insurance lawyer and president of Chamber Music Society of Baltimore and Amalie Rothschild (1916-2001) was an accomplished artist. Randolph and Amalie Rothschild married in 1936.