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Wank Adams Slavin Associates records, 1913-2006, bulk 1920-1975

Summary Information

Abstract

Wank Adams Slavin Associates was an American architecture firm that grew out of Reed & Stem (1889-1923) and Fellheimer & Wagner (1923-1961). Both early firms were known for their work with train station design; Reed & Stem won the commission for Grand Central Terminal, and Fellheimer & Wagner specialized in Art Deco and Beaux-Arts train stations. However, Fellheimer & Wagner also expanded into financial institutions, educational complexes, housing facilities, and laboratories. This would continue to expand under the leadership of Roland Wank with Wank Adams Slavin Associates. Relationships between firm partners and government institutions were also an important source for commissions. The firm has been active as WASA Studio since 2005.

At a Glance

Bib ID 11553639 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wank Adams Slavin Associates ; Reed & Stem ; Fellheimer & Wagner
Title Wank Adams Slavin Associates records, 1913-2006, bulk 1920-1975
Physical Description 4 document boxes; 2 manuscript boxes; 7 print boxes; 6 bound volumes
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.

Arrangement

Description

Scope and Content

Collection I (1982.005)

Donated in 1982, this first accession consists of 1,315 architectural drawings of railroad stations in the United States and Canada created when the firm was known as Fellheimer & Wagner. Included are drawings for the Union Passenger Station in Macon, Ga. (1915); the State Street Station in Chicago, Ill. (1924); the Passenger Station in South Bend, Ind. (1927); the Kentucky and Indiana Railroad Terminal in Louisville, Ky. (1928); the Springfield Union Station in Springfield, Mass. (1924); the New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement Passenger Station and Curtis Street Passenger Station in Buffalo, NY (1927-1928); the Cincinnati Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio (1930-1931); the Passenger Station in Elyria, Ohio (1924); the Erie Passenger Station in Erie, Penn. (1928-1931); and the Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company in Hamilton, Ont., Canada (1931).

Collection II (2015.004)

Donated in 2015, this second accession is arranged chronologically and divided by firm. Undated material has been listed alphabetically at the end of each firm's time period when it is clear that the material appears to be affiliated with a particular firm or era.

This collection is fairly limited in scope, with only 147 items covering 93 years of a very prolific firm's history. The material is focused on the professional, with very little regarding the partners of the firm, their clients, or the design process. Instead the bulk of the collection consists of publications for proposed projects and photo albums of projects under construction.

Additionally, some reference material is included in the collection and may be of interest to researchers in general. This includes Kings Views of New York 1911-1912 and a block and lot book of Manhattan. A scrapbook containing clippings of some of the work of Reed & Stem and Fellheimer & Wagner provides additional information on the early work of the firm.

Publication Date

1913-2006

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Wank Adams Slavin Associates records, 1913-2006, (bulk 1920-1975). Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Related Archival Materials

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Department of Drawings & Archives. Fellheimer & Wagner architectural drawings of railroad stations in the United States and Canada, 1915-1931. WASA, Inc, 1982 accession (1982.005)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--WASA Studios (Pamela Jerome). Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2015. Accession number--2015.004.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Barrett Reiter (Graduate Intern) under the supervision of Shelley Hayreh, Avery Archivist, in 2015

Revision Description

2015-09-01 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Adams, Frederick William, 1919-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fellheimer, Alfred Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Housing Development Authority Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroads -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reed, Charles A Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavin, William Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stem, Allen H Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tennessee Valley Authority Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vollmer, Carl Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wagner, Steward Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wank, Roland A (Roland Anthony), 1898-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

REED & STEM (1889-1923)

Reed & Stem was primarily an architecture firm for railroad stations. Charles A. Reed (1858-1911) and Allen H. Stem (1856-1931) were originally based in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed projects for the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Great Western, the Michigan Central, and the Norfolk & Western Railroads; completing over a hundred stations over their thirty year practice. After winning the commission for Grand Central Terminal, the firm relocated to New York. This would be their final project together, due to the death of Reed in 1911 at the age of 54.

Following the death of Reed, the firm briefly became Stem & Fellheimer, incorporating Alfred T. Fellheimer (1875-1959), who was an assistant for Grand Central Terminal, as a partner.

FELLHEIMER & WAGNER (1923-1961)

By the 1920s, Alfred T. Fellheimer joined Steward Wagner (1886-1958) to create Fellheimer & Wagner. The firm continued to work on a number of train stations, yet this collection begins to illustrate the breadth of the projects in which they were involved, including financial institutions, government projects, educational facilities, and housing.

Wagner was also involved with a number of WPA projects regarding housing, which is reflected in the work of the firm in the 1930s; particularly in the Arthurdale Homestead project in West Virginia. In the 1940s and 50s the firm briefly became Fellheimer, Wagner & Vollmer, with the addition of Carl Vollmer. The projects that his name is attached to are generally large-scale housing projects.

Roland A. Wank studied at the Technical University of Brno, Czechoslovakia, where his studies focused on Modern architecture. He joined Fellheimer & Wagner briefly from 1927-1933, and again in 1945 as a partner. In the interim he was head architect of the Tennessee Valley Authority and designed a number of dams and their associated facilities.

WANK ADAMS SLAVIN ASSOCIATES (1961-1986)

Roland A. Wank (1898-1970) continued the firm with partners Frederick W. Adams and William Slavin, officially changing the name in 1961. The firm continued to work on government infrastructure projects and laboratories, with many projects for universities and manufacturing companies.

WASA (1986-2005) WASA STUDIO (2005-2015)

Since 1986 the firm has continued as an architecture and engineering firm. The addition of preservation projects to the firm's work resulted in their involvement with the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. Beyond architectural design, engineering and preservation, the firm also offers interior design and sustainable design services.

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Series I: Collection I (1982.005)



Roll A59.16 Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), 1931

13 items : Plans



Roll A59.17 Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), 1931

15 items : Plans



Drawer 211 Folder 12 Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), 1931

24 items : Architectural working drawings.



Drawer 211 Folder 13 Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada), 1931

23 items : Plumbing, HVAC, structural working drawings.



Drawer 214 Folder 2 Union Passenger Station (Macon, GA), 1915

39 items : Plans, elevations, details; plumbing, heating, and structural working drawings.



Drawer 214 Folder 3 Union Passenger Station (Macon, GA), 1915

34 items : Plans, elevations, details; plumbing, heating, and structural working drawings.



Drawer 214 Folder 4 Union Passenger Station (Macon, GA), 1915

31 items : Full size details.



Drawer 214 Folder 5 Union Passenger Station (Macon, GA), 1915

36 items : Full size details.



Roll A59.13 State Street Station (Chicago, IL), 1924

7 items : Plans, elevations, track layout.



Roll A59.14 State Street Station (Chicago, IL), 1924

7 items : Plans, elevations, track layout.



Roll A59.15 State Street Station (Chicago, IL), 1924

11 items : Plans, elevations, track layout.



Drawer 216 Folder 7 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

5 items : Design studies.



Roll A59.20 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

10 items : Plans.



Roll A59.21 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

6 items : Perspectives.



Drawer 216 Folder 9 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

32 items : Plans, sections, elevations of various schemes.



Drawer 216 Folder 5 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

41 items : Steel framing and plumbing working drawings



Drawer 216 Folder 6 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

53 items : Details.



Roll A59.18 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

1 items : Station improvements and grade crossing eliminations.



Drawer 216 Folder 8 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

29 items : Underpass elevations, details.



Roll A59.19 Passenger Station (South Bend, Indiana), 1927

9 items : Lettering.



Drawer 213 Folder 3 Kentucky and Indiana Railroad Terminal (Louisville, KY), 1928

36 items : Grade crossing elimination.



Roll A59.11 Springfield Union Station (Springfield, MA), 1924

19 items : Plans and elevations, incuding two studies for train station in Youngstown, Ohio.



Roll A59.12 Springfield Union Station (Springfield, MA), 1924

10 items : Plans and elevations.



Drawer 213 Folder 4 Springfield Union Station (Springfield, MA), 1924

27 items : Plans, elevations, sections, details.



Drawer 213 Folder 5 Springfield Union Station (Springfield, MA), 1924

45 items : Plans, elevations, sections, details.



Drawer 213 Folder 6 Springfield Union Station (Springfield, MA), 1924

12 items : Plans, elevations, sections, details.



Roll A85.03 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

8 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (1 of 8); Sheets 7x, 32x, 66, 67, 70, 71.



Roll A85.04 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

2 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (2 of 8); Sheets 68 and 69, very fragile material.



Roll A85.05 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927

10 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (3 of 8); Sheets 72 to 76, 78 to 81, 84.



Roll A85.06 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927

11 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (4 of 8); Sheets 87 to 93, 95 to 98.



Roll A85.07 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

10 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (5 of 8); Sheets 101, 104, 105, 107 to 111, 113, 116.



Roll A85.08 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1928

10 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (6 of 8); Sheets 118 to 120, 123, 141, 142, 148 to 150.



Roll A85.09 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1928

9 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (7 of 8); Sheets 154, 173, 174, 184, 186, 193, 200, 553, 555.



Roll A86.10 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1928-1929

9 items: Architectural details, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (8 of 8); Unnumbered sheets.



Roll A86.11 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), June 1926

5 items: Architectural desing, working drawings, plans, sections and elevations, tracing paper. (1 of 5); Sheets P1, P1 alternate, P4, P5, P6.



Roll A86.12 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), June 1926

6 items: Architectural desing, working drawings, plans, tracing paper. (2 of 5); Sheets P7, P8, P9, P10, P14, unnumbered sheet.



Roll A86.13 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1925

8 items: Architectural desing, working drawings, plans, tracing paper. (3 of 5); Unnumbered sheets, very fragile material. Similar to roll A86.09.



Roll A86.09 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1925

13 items: Architectural desing, working drawings, velum. (4 of 5); Sheets Exhibiti 8, Exhibit 9, Exhibit 10, 63x, 64x, 65x, 66x, 67x, 68x, 69x, 70x, 71x, 72x. Similar to roll A86.13.



Roll A86.14 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1926-1927

2 items: Architectural desing, working drawings, velum. (5 of 5); Unnumbered sheets.



Roll A82.13 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

13 items: Electric, working drawings, tracing and velum (1 of 2); Sheets 301 to 310, 405, 406, 411.



Roll A82.14 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

13 items: Electric, working drawings, tracing and velum (2 of 2); Sheets 311 to 323.



Roll A82.15 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

13 items: Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating, working drawings, velum (1 of 2); Sheets 201 to 213.



Roll A82.16 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

14 items: Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating, working drawings, velum (2 of 2); Sheets 214 to 227.



Roll A82.04 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

11 items: Steel framing, working drawings (additionnal copies, 1 of 3), blueprint; Sheets 507, 508, 510,514, 515, 516, 517, 520, 532.



Roll A82.11 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

10 items: Steel framing, working drawings (additionnal copies 2 of 3), blueprint; Sheets 510, 514, 515, 516, 520, 532, 533, 540.



Roll A82.12 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

12 items: Steel framing, working drawings (additionnal copies 3 of 3), blueprint; Sheets 512, 518, 519, 521, 540.



Roll A82.01 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

11 items: Steel framing, working drawings (full set, part 1), blueprint; Sheets 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515 and 516.



Roll A82.02 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

10 items: Steel framing, working drawings (full set, part 2), blueprint; Sheets 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 530, 532, 548, 549.



Roll A82.03 New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement. Central Passenger Station (Buffalo, NY), circa 1927-1928

11 items: Steel framing, working drawings (full set, part 3), tracing paper and velum; Sheets 541, 542, 543, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 554.



Drawer 211 Folder 9 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

12 items : Plans, elevations, sections, details, original scheme.



Drawer 211 Folder 2 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

14 items : Plans, elevations, sections, details, final scheme.



Drawer 211 Folder 6 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

9 items : Perspectives.



Drawer 211 Folder 2 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

14 items : Perspective details.



Roll A59.01 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

4 items : Platform perspectives



Roll A59.02 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

2 items : Elevations and perspectives.



Roll A59.08 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

3 items : Perspectives.



Drawer 211 Folder 8 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

9 items : Vanishing point diagrams.



Roll A59.09 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

1 items : Plot plan.



Roll A59.10 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

6 items : Railroad track plans.



Drawer 211 Folder 1 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

13 items : Passenger platforms.



Drawer 211 Folder 3 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

14 items : Misc. drawings/plaform perspective/lunch room stool/elevator cab/light posts, etc.



Drawer 211 Folder 10 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

23 items : Electrical working drawngs.



Drawer 211 Folder 11 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

30 items : Electrical working drawngs.



Drawer 211 Folder 7 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

53 items : Plans, details, HVAC, etc.



Drawer 213 Folder 1 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

32 items : Plumbing working drawings.



Drawer 213 Folder 2 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

22 items : Heating and ventilating working drawings; track and platform arrangement; interurban bus lines map; plaza lighting plan.



Drawer 211 Folder 5 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

6 items : El-Wank sketches.



Roll A59.05 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

2 items : El-Wank sketches. Sign lettering.



Roll A59.06 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

2 items : El-Wank sketches. Sign lettering.



Roll A59.07 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

3 items : El-Wank sketches. Interior elevations.



Drawer 211 Folder 4 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

11 items : General O. M. Mitchel Memorial.



Drawer 211 Folder 14 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

1 items : General O. M. Mitchel Memorial. Plan.



Drawer 211 Folder 15 Cincinnati Terminal (Cincinnati, OH), 1930-1931

1 items : General O. M. Mitchel Memorial. Perspective rendering of statue.



Drawer 213 Folder 11 Passenger Station (Elyria, OH), 1924

22 items : Architectural working drawings, sheets 1-19.



Drawer 213 Folder 12 Passenger Station (Elyria, OH), 1924

27 items : Architectural, structural, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical working drawings, sheets 20-34 and unfinished.



Drawer 214 Folder 1 Passenger Station (Elyria, OH), 1924

36 items : Architectural and electrical working drawings.



Drawer 213 Folder 7 Erie Passenger Station (Erie, PA), 1928-1931

32 items : Design and presentation drawings and miscellaneous working drawings.



Drawer 213 Folder 8 Erie Passenger Station (Erie, PA), 1928-1931

35 items : Presentation drawings and architectural detail working drawings



Drawer 213 Folder 10 Erie Passenger Station (Erie, PA), 1928-1931

13 items : Presentation drawings and architectural detail working drawings



Drawer 213 Folder 9 Erie Passenger Station (Erie, PA), 1928-1931

33 items : Architectural detail working drawings

Series II: Collection II (2015.004)


Subseries 1: Reed & Stem (1889-1923)



Box 3 Folder 1 Minnesota State Fair Grounds, Grand Stand ([Saint Paul?], MN), 1909-1910

1 photo album of construction and finished structure



Box 1 Folder 1 Penn Station (New York, NY), c. 1910

2 photographs (possibly used as study photos)



Shelf 118ft The Investor's Map of Manhattan, 1911

Published by Mark Rafalsky & Company, New York; contains block and lot maps of the city



Oversize 1 Folder 1 King's Views of New York, 1911-1912

Published by The American News Company; contains 400 illustrations of New York around 1911; 94 pages



Oversize 6 Folder 1 Grand Central Station (New York, NY), 1911-1913

20 mounted photographs; 3 loose photographs; 1 negative



Oversize 1 Folder 2 Inception and Creation of the Grand Central Terminal, 1913

1 publication; privately printed by Allen H. Stem & Alfred Fellheimer (successors Reed & Stem); inscription to A.R. Whaley from Fellheimer



Box 3 Folder 2 to 3 Architecture magazine, v. 27, n. 3, 1913

2 copies of magazine, featuring Grand Central Terminal



Box 3 Folder 4 Union Station (200 Cherry Street, Macon, GA), January - July 1916

Additional creator: J. Henry Miller Inc. (General Contractors); 1 photo album of construction (53 photographs)



Shelf 118ft Proposed Lake Front Passenger Terminal (Chicago, IL), 1920

Full study, including elevations, sections, site plans, etc.; of note are plans of other stations with comparative assessments on passenger volume and square footage



Shelf 118ft Study for Joint Terminal Improvement (Chicago, IL), 1921

Full study, including plans, elevations, passenger traffic studies, track plans, existing conditions, etc.; includes Grand Central Terminal as a reference project



Box 3 Folder 5 "Progress Photographs: Church in the Gardens" (Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY)

1 photo album of construction and finished structure of a church building next to the Church-in-the-Gardens



Oversize 2 Folder 1 "Auditorium for the City of St. Paul" (West 5th Street, St. Paul, MN), [undated]

1 photo album, includes 18 photographs; with a longitudinal section of the structure taken from Brickbuilder



Oversize 7 Folder 7 Scrapbook

Scrapbook holds clippings, photographs, and ephemera; material at front is focused on Railroad station work, to the rear material includes other projects, including the Corn Exchange Banks, and material that may or may not have been of professional interest, including technological developments and social events


Subseries 2: Fellheimer & Wagner (1923-1961)



Oversize 6 Folder 2 Offices of Fellheimer & Wagner (155 East 42nd Street, 5th Floor [?], New York, NY), c. 1920s

9 mounted photographs of interior; 4 loose photographs of interior; 1 floor plan



Oversize 2 Folder 4 Dr. J. H. Tuttle, residence (Glen Head, Long Island, NY), c. 1920s

1 photograph album, includes 13 mounted photographs (of both interior and exterior)


State Street Terminal, improvement study (Chicago, IL), 1922

Full study, including elevations, sections, site plans; of note is a comparative study of Grand Central Terminal; loose material in front of volume includes 1 clipping, 1 Photostat, 1 loose page



Oversize 2 Folder 2 Haass Memorial (Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, MI), 1926

1 photograph album, includes 4 mounted photographs; memorial for Ernest Haass (1871-1925), physician



Box 3 Folder 6 Erie Passenger Station (West 14th Street, Erie, PA), 1927

Photo album of construction of train station, includes 26 photographs; Additional creator: Walsh Construction Company



Oversize 6 Folder 3 Watts residence (unidentified location), c. 1928

11 mounted photographs



Box 1 Folder 2 North Station, Boston & Maine Railroad (Boston, MA), 1928

1 invitation; 1 brochure; 1 ticket



Box 1 Folder 3 Railroad stations, clippings, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, [undated]

5 clippings; 2 photostats; 2 articles; material housed together originally with the Carson Pirie Scott Centennial Competition material, all seems to connect to railroad station work



Oversize 1 Folder 5 Homestead Houses, 1934

Portfolio of plans and perspectives issued by the Division of Subsistence Homesteads, Department of the Interior


"Homesteads, Schools, etc." (Arthurdale, WV), [1935]

1 album [of the 'Wagner Houses'], includes 90+ photographs; 1 panorama



Box 1 Folder 4 National Painters Magazine, 1936

3 articles; removed from front of scrapbook



Box 3 Folder 7 Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. (Park Avenue and 59th Street, New York, NY), 1937, [undated]

1 album of studies for the CBS building includes 12 renderings and elevations; loose material includes 2 photographs, 1 rendering, 1 site map



Oversize 1 Folder 4 Washington National Airport, proposal (Gravelly Point, VA), 1939

Proposal for airport, includes plans, elevations, sections, renderings, studies of field and hanger plans; 22 pages, 1 introduction



Box 3 Folder 8 Multi-unit residential designs (New York and New Jersey), 1939, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1949,

40 images (includes plans, details, elevations, photographs); 1 page of numbers; includes projects: South Jamaica Houses (Queens, NY), Federal Work Agency, Defense Housing Project (Newark, NJ), Vivendas Economicas (unidentified location), Huguenot Gardens (New Rochelle, NY), Albany Houses (New York, NY), Mt. Vernon Housing (Mt. Vernon, NY), Winbrook Apartments (White Plains, NY), Parkside Gardens (Hempstead, L.I., NY), Hexagonal Dwelling Proposal



Box 3 Folder 9 to 11 Hoffmann-LaRoche, laboratories, vol. 1-3, (Nutley, NJ), c. 1940s [1943?]

3 volumes, photo albums (photographs of exteriors and interiors)



Box 1 Folder 5 Hoffmann-LaRoche, laboratories (Nutley, NJ), c. 1940s [1943?]

16 photographs



Box 4 Folder 1 Leslie Apartments (Forest Hills, Queens, NY), [1942]

1 photo album of finished structure, includes 27 photographs, including interiors and exteriors; 1 loose page with 2 photographs



Box 4 Folder 2 to 3 Leslie Apartments (Forest Hills, Queens, NY), [1942], 1944, 1952

2 albums of collected material on the sale costs and design of Leslie Apartments (albums include photographs, plans, clippings, cost tables, rental fees, and a letter); loose material includes 2 cost tables, 1 envelope, 2 photographs



Box 1 Folder 6 Steward Wagner, portrait, [1946?]

2 photographs



Shelf 118ft William R. Wagner & Co. Inc. (113 West 18th Street, New York, NY), 1946

1 photo album, includes plans, renderings, photographs of interior and exterior



Box 1 Folder 7 William R. Wagner & Co. Inc. (113 West 18th Street, New York, NY), [1946?]

1 photograph of entrance



Box 1 Folder 8 New York City Housing Authority, office building (405 East 42nd Street [?], New York, NY), 1947

1 photograph



Box 1 Folder 9 Johnson and Johnson, shipping building (Metuchen, NJ), 1948

41 photographs, including interior and exterior views; 2 renderings



Box 4 Folder 4 Tennessee Valley Authority, chemical engineering building (Muscle Shoals, AL), 1948-50

1 album of construction and finished structure, both interiors and exteriors, includes 57 photographs



Box 1 Folder 10 Becton, Dickinson & Co. (Rutherford, NJ), 1949, [undated]

2 photographs



Oversize 3 Folder 3 Housing: Report to Mayor William O'Dwyer, 1949

Report on public housing, includes Fellheimer & Wagner's Albany Houses



Box 4 Folder 5 Multi-unit residential designs (New York, NY), 1949, 1950, [undated]

1 album, including 30+ photographs, plans, and renderings; projects include: Mt. Vernon Housing (Mt. Vernon, NY), Winbrook Apartments (White Plains, NY), Parkside Gardens (Hempstead, L.I., NY), Farragut Houses (Brooklyn, NY), Brooklyn Navy Yard Housing (Brooklyn, NY), Huguenot Gardens (New Rochelle, NY), Hexagonal Dwelling Proposal



Box 4 Folder 6 Multi-unit residential designs (Upper East Side, New York, NY), 1949, 1952, 1953

1 album, includes 27 images (including plans, elevations, renderings, and photographs); 2 letters (3 pages total); Fellheimer, Wagner & Vollmer; plans for housing developments: East 68th Street between Third and Second Avenues, and East 48th and 49th Streets, at East River Drive



Oversize 3 Folder 7 Bakelite Company, laboratories (Bound Brook, New Jersey), 1950

1 publication, includes copies of plans for proposed laboratories (process research laboratory, radiation laboratory, and high pressure laboratory)



Box 4 Folder 7 Thomas A. Edison Vocational High School (84th Avenue, Jamaica, NY), [1950?]

1 photo album, includes 10 photographs



Box 4 Folder 8 Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, research laboratory, General Chemical Division (Morristown, NJ), 1952

1 album of preliminary studies, includes plans, elevations, site plans, sections, specifications, and a cost estimate



Box 1 Folder 11 Allied Chemical & Dye Corporation, research laboratory, General Chemical Division (Morristown, NJ), 1953-1954

8 photographs



Box 4 Folder 9 Alfred Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, Architects and Engineers, 1955

1 publication of collected projects by Fellheimer & Wagner; includes bios of Alfred Fellheimer, Steward Wagner, and Roland Wank



Box 4 Folder 10 to 12 Bakelite Company, research center (Bound Brook, NJ), 1955

Three copies of report (includes sections, site plans, renderings, plans, elevations, and mechanical systems)



Box 1 Folder 12 Bakelite Company ([Bound Brook, NJ?]), [1955?]

2 photographs



Oversize 3 Folder 6 Twombly Estate, land use analysis (Florham Park, Morris County, NJ), 1955

Land use assessment for the estate-holders detailing possible rezoning and development plans for the entire acreage of Twombly; assessment includes maps, zoning proposals, lists existing structures, etc.



Box 4 Folder 13 Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, Administration Building (Morris Plains, NJ), 1955

1 album of proposed structure, includes plans, renderings, site plans, mechanical systems, and photographs



Box 4 Folder 14 to 15 Carbide and Carbon Chemical Company, laboratory (South Charleston, WV), 1956

Two copies of report, includes plans, sections, renderings, and mechanical systems; 2 loose photos and 2 loose clippings originally attached to pages, see interfolder for locations



Box 4 Folder 16 Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Company, engineering building, alternative locations (South Charleston, WV), 1956

1 report, includes analysis of 4 schemes for proposed structure with diagrammatic site plans



Oversize 3 Folder 2 Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Company, engineering building (South Charleston, WV), 1956

1 report, includes plans, sketches, renderings, sections



Box 4 Folder 17 Haynes Satellite Company, general office building (Kokomo, IN), 1956

1 report, includes plans, elevations, sections



Box 1 Folder 13 Haynes Satellite Company, general office building (Kokomo, IN), [1956?]

1 photograph of rendering



Box 4 Folder 18 to 19 Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Company, joint cafeteria building (Ward Hollow Technical Center, South Charleston, WV), 1957

Two copies of report, includes plans, sections, and elevations, and a general description of the structure



Box 1 Folder 14 Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Company, joint cafeteria building (Ward Hollow Technical Center, South Charleston, WV), [1957?]

2 photographs of rendering, interior and exterior



Oversize 7 Folder 6 Central repair shop and garage, capital project S-134 (Queens, NY), 1958

Report includes extensive plans, elevations, sections, renderings, specifications, a cost estimate, and mechanical systems



Box 4 Folder 20 to 21 Organon Inc., offices and laboratories (West Orange, NJ), 1958

Two copies of report, includes plans, sections, and elevations



Box 1 Folder 15 Organon Inc. (West Orange, NJ), 1962

1 photograph



Oversize 1 Folder 6 to 7 Workhouse of the City of New York, Capital Project C-76 (Rikers Island, NY), 1958

Primary creator: Brown & Guenther; large-format report includes plans, sections, elevations, renderings, and mechanical systems; letter-size report covers specifications, cost estimates, and schedule; may have been reference material for Fellheimer & Wagner's later projects on Rikers Island



Box 1 Folder 16 Guggenheim Museum, construction (1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY), [1959?]

Primary creator: Frank Lloyd Wright; construction of the Guggenheim Museum; 2 photographs



Box 4 Folder 22 Honorary Doctorate, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1959-12-01T00:00:00

For Roland A. Wank; 1 program; 1 dedication speech; 12 photographs



Oversize 3 Folder 4 to 5 New York City Police Department, Motor Vehicle Repair Shop (Queens, NY), 1961

2 copies of report, includes renderings, plans, sections, mechanical systems, and program requirements



Oversize 3 Folder 8 to 11 Adolescent Remand Center, for Department of Correction (Brooklyn, NY), 1961

Additional creator: George J. Sole (associated architect); 4 copies of report, includes plans, section, site plan, requirements of program, cost estimate



Oversize 1 Folder 8 Portfolio, "Lecture Halls and Cafeterias", c. 1964

Publicity material by Fellheimer & Wagner; includes 8 photographs of various projects that are representative of the firm's work, a list of projects is also included



Box 5 Folder 1 album, New Jersey Turnpike Authority Offices, Toll Both and Concession; Johnson & Johnson Shipping Building (Metuchen, NJ), [undated]

1 photo album containing both projects, includes 11 photographs



Box 5 Folder 2 Album, TVA Facility and unidentified projects, [undated]

1 photo album, includes 14 photographs



Box 1 Folder 17 Carson Pirie Scott & Co., Centennial Competition (Chicago, IL), [undated]

3 images of presentation material, in matte



Oversize 7 Folder 1 Corn Exchange Bank, [undated]

1 mounted photograph



Oversize 2 Folder 3 Corn Exchange Bank, executive offices (New York, NY), [undated]

1 photo album, includes 11 mounted photographs of interior



Box 1 Folder 18 Corn Exchange Bank, various branches, [undated]

9 photographs



Oversize 6 Folder 4 Home for the aged, addition (Hempstead, Long Island, NY), [undated, 1920s/30s?]

1 photo album, includes 4 mounted photographs of exterior; 1 loose photograph



Oversize 6 Folder 5 Edward L. Mayer, Inc., Industrial Building (Woodside, Long Island, NY), [undated]

1 photo album, includes 7 photographs; images also include a residential structure that can be seen next to the industrial structure, and a Victorian residential structure of unknown connection



Oversize 7 Folder 2 Macy's (Herald Square, New York, NY), [undated]

4 photographs



Box 1 Folder 19 Macy's (Herald Square, New York, NY), [undated]

23 photographs of exterior



Oversize 2 Folder 5 Nassau County Tuberculosis Hospital (Beth Page, Long Island, NY), [undated]

1 photo album, includes 17 mounted photographs of interior and exterior



Box 1 Folder 20 National City Bank (unidentified location), [undated]

1 photograph



Box 1 Folder 21 New York Life Insurance Co., commercial block (New York, NY), [undated]

Commercial block with theater and branch banks; Corn Exchange Bank can also be seen in rendering as part of the commercial block; 1 photograph of rendering



Oversize 6 Folder 6 Queens-Bellaire Bank (Queens, NY), [undated]

7 mounted photographs



Box 1 Folder 22 Queens-Bellaire Bank (Queens, NY), [undated]

1 photograph



Box 2 Folder 8 Queens College, Science Building, No. 1 (Flushing, NY), [undated]

20 photographs; 15 duplicates



Oversize 7 Folder 3 St George Hotel (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY), [undated]

18 oversize photographs



Oversize 7 Folder 4 St Paul's Chapel (Columbia University, New York, NY), [undated]

1 photograph



Oversize 1 Folder 3 Station, Boston & Albany Railroad (Springfield, MA), [undated]

1 photostat



Oversize 2 Folder 6 Town Hall (Hempstead, NY), [undated]

Exterior says "Town House," which is incorrect; 1 album, includes 15 mounted photographs (both interior and exterior)



Box 5 Folder 3 Trade Bank and Trust Company (New York, NY), [undated]

1 photo album, includes 5 photographs of interior



Box 2 Folder 2 Trade Bank and Trust Company (New York, NY), [undated]

4 photographs



Box 2 Folder 3 Train station, model [possibly Cincinnati], [undated]

1 photograph, mounted



Oversize 7 Folder 5 Unidentified structure, [undated]

1 drawing in pencil



Box 2 Folder 4 Unidentified projects, [undated], [1950s?]

18 photographs of various, unidentified projects


Subseries 3: Wank Adams Slavin Associates (1961-1986)



Box 5 Folder 4 College Students Live Here: A Study of College Housing, 1961

Author Harold C. Riker, published by the Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc.



Box 5 Folder 5 Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. (Flemington Junction, NJ), 1962-1963

Additional creator: Fred J. Brotherton Inc. Contractors; 1 photo album, includes 54+ photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Thomas J. Lipton, Inc. (Flemington Junction, NJ), 1962-1963

Negatives, originally kept in rear of photo album



Oversize 5 Folder 1-2 Adolescent Remand Shelter, capital project C-74 (Rikers Island, NY), 1963

2 copies of report, includes drawings, specifications, and cost estimates



Box 5 Folder 6 Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., manufacturing plant addition (Independence, MO), 1963-1964

1 photo album, includes 61+ photographs of construction



Box 2 Folder 2 Thomas J. Lipton, Inc., manufacturing plant addition (Independence, MO), 1963-1964

Negatives, originally kept in rear of photo album



Box 5 Folder 7 State University of New York, science building (Brockport, NY), 1963-1964

1 photo album of construction and interiors, includes 52+ photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 State University of New York, science building (Brockport, NY), 1963-1964

Negatives, originally kept in rear of photo album



Box 5 Folder 8 Cornell University, biochemistry lab (Ithaca, NY), 1965-1966

Additional creator: A Freiderich & Sons, Contractors; 1 photo album of construction, includes 38 photographs



Box 5 Folder 9 Cornell University, chemistry research wing (Ithaca, NY), 1965-1967

Additional creator: Irwin & Leighton, Contractors; 1 photo album of construction, including 90+ photographs



Oversize 4 Folder 1 Brookhaven National Laboratory, US Atomic Energy Commission, animal laboratory, addition (Upton, NY)), 1966

Unbound copies of blueprints



Box 5 Folder 10 to 13 Union Carbide Chemical and Plastics, engineering building (Bound Brook, NJ), 1966

4 copies of report, includes a site recommendation, elevations, plans, etc.



Box 5 Folder 14 Cornell University, Langmuir Laboratory, addition (Ithaca, NY), 1966-1967

Additional creator: A Friederich & Sons, Contractors; 1 photo album of construction, includes 40+ photographs



Box 5 Folder 15 Hunter College, Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Building (New York, NY), 1966-1967

1 photo album of construction, including 76+ photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Hunter College, Lois and Samuel Silberman Fund Building (New York, NY), 1966-1967

Negatives, originally kept in rear of photo album



Box 6 Folder 1 International Paper Co., Corporate Research Center (Sterling Forest, NY), 1967-1969

1 photo album of construction, includes 76+ photographs



Box 2 Folder 5 International Paper Co., Corporate Research Center (Sterling Forest, NY), 1967-1969

3 photographs



Box 6 Folder 2 Metromedia West Studios, Component No. 4 & 5 (Sunset and Van Ness Streets, Hollywood, CA), 1968-1969

1 photo album of construction, includes 43 photographs



Box 2 Folder 2 Metromedia West Studios, Component No. 4 & 5 (Sunset and Van Ness Streets, Hollywood, CA), 1968-1969

Negatives, originally kept in rear of photo album



Box 6 Folder 3 Metromedia West Studios, Component No. 2 (Sunset and Van Ness Streets, Hollywood, CA), 1969-1970

1 photo album of construction, includes 21 photographs; negatives in envelope at rear



Box 6 Folder 4 IBM, SSD Laboratory, expansion (Kingston, NY), 1970-1971

Additional creator: Vappi & Co. Inc., Contractors; 1 photo album of construction photos, includes 78+ photographs



Box 6 Folder 5 Cornell University, Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory, addition (Ithaca, NY), 1971-1972

Additional creator: A Friederich & Sons, Contractors; 1 photo album of construction, includes 40+ photographs



Oversize 4 Folder 4 Municipal Building, alterations, Capital budget no. PW 193 (1 Centre Street, New York, NY), 1974

Report includes specifications for alteration to structure and mechanical systems



Oversize 4 Folder 2 to 3 Municipal Building, alterations, Capital budget no. PW 193 (1 Centre Street, New York, NY), 1974

Unbound material for final report; includes negatives, mylar, and draft prints



Oversize 4 Folder 5 Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, Facilities Survey (New York, NY), 1974

Includes recommendations and cost summaries for all structures on Rose Hill campus



Box 6 Folder 6 Remodeling, Renovation, & Conservation of educational facilities, 1975

Selected papers from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges



Oversize 3 Folder 1 Five Boro Repair Facility, plans and specifications (Randalls Island, NY), 1981

Additional creators: Severud, Perrone, Szegedy, Sturm (Structural Engineers), Ward Associates, P.C. (landscape architect); report includes plans, specifications, and cost estimates



Box 6 Folder 7 Cornell University, Olin Hall of Chemical Engineering, feasibility study (Ithaca, NY), 1986

Study includes HVAC, plumbing, fire, electrical, budget estimate, and program of structure


Subseries 4: WASA (1986-2005)



Box 2 Folder 6 Cornell University Medical College, Institute for Molecular Medicine (New York, NY), 1988

Unbound report on the design of a laboratory; includes specifications, standards, general description, and budget estimate



Box 6 Folder 8 Grand Central Terminal, rehabilitation, request for proposal 7471, 1988

Report includes: team, technical approach, project schedule, references



Oversize 5 Folder 3 Police Service Area No. 7, design development report (Bronx, NY), 1990

Study includes specifications, cost analysis, drawings



Box 2 Folder 7 Queens College, School of Music (Flushing, NY), [1991?]

Additional creator: Marquis Architects; 1 program; 24 photographs; photocopies



Box 6 Folder 9 Fallingwater, rehabilitation (1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA), 1993

1 binder of slides



Oversize 5 Folder 4 (Alfred E. Smith) State Office Building, design report (Albany, NY), 2000

Report includes architectural design, codes, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, cost estimates, and architectural and engineering drawings



Box 6 Folder 10 to 11 Glenwood Station, HABS/HAER level II recording (Yonkers, NY), 2002

2 copies of report prior to the demolition of the station; includes 16 photographs and 2 maps in each report, accompanied by an index; loose material includes standards for HABS/HAER reporting, brief correspondence, and documents regarding the process



Box 6 Folder 12 Nathan Rogers House, 2006

Preliminary structural report prepared by Robert Silman Associates; historic structure report and landscape report prepared by Robert Hefner for the Bridge Hampton Historical Society; includes elevations, plans, and a history of the property, building, and landscape; loose material includes printouts of photos and a letter with a 'Request for Proposal' to WASA from the Bridge Hampton Historical Society