Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

The Eldorado Apartments, 300 Central Park West (New York, N.Y.), 1929-1985

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 13795784 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Margon & Holder ; Roth, Emery, 1871-1948
Title The Eldorado Apartments, 300 Central Park West (New York, N.Y.), 1929-1985
Physical Description 76 Sheets
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

Content Description

Architectural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, and elevator drawings for the Eldorado Apartment Building at 300 Central Park West in New York City.

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.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by 300 CPW Apartments Corporation in 2017.

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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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings -- American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
blueprints (reprographic copies) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eldorado Apartments (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
High-rise apartment buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Eldorado (300 Central Park West, NYC) is an iconic apartment building designed by Margon & Holder in association with Emery Roth, one of the most prolific architects of important hotels and apartment buildings in Manhattan during the 1920s and 1930s. Home to many prominent New Yorkers, including Senator Royal Copeland and the important rabbi of Reform Judaism Stephen Wise, the thirty-story Eldorado is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the city due to its geometric ornament, contrasting materials, and futuristic sculpture. The massing of the building is evidence of the first zoning laws passed in New York (1916) that mandated setbacks to allow light and air to reach streets below. Such setback designs became a signature of Roth's architecture, as well as the New York City skyline. These original linen drawings document floor plans of the Eldorado, which were the primary responsibility of Roth.