Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

HLW architectural records and drawings, ca. 1910-1990

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 14304667 View CLIO record
Creator(s) HLW International LLP ; Haines, Lundberg & Waehler ; McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin ; Voorhees Walker Foley & Smith ; Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker
Title HLW architectural records and drawings, ca. 1910-1990
Physical Description 70 linear feet (approximately); 2,500 drawings (approximately)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is unprocessed. For more information, please email the department.

Description

Content Description

The bulk of the collection consists of historic photographs from early and mid-century architectural projects. Additionally, there are some office records, project files and architectural drawings.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed. For more information, please email the department.

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

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural design Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural firms -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eidlitz, Cyrus L. W. (Cyrus Lazelle Warner), 1853-1921 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

In continuous operation for 134 years, Haines Lundberg Waehler (HLW) is one of the oldest architecture and engineering firms in the United States. The firm was founded in 1885 by Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz, the son of another prominent architect, Leopold Eidlitz and in the intervening years was renamed multiple times to reflect the partners in the firm: Eidlitz & McKenzie (1905); McKenzie, Voorhees, and Gmelin (1910); Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker (1926); Voorhees Walker Foley & Smith (1938); Voorhees Walker Smith & Smith (1955); Voorhees Walker Smith Smith & Haines (1958); Smith Smith Lundberg & Waehler (1964); Smith Haines Lundberg & Waehler (1966); and Haines Lundberg Waehler (1968). In 1976 the firm embraced Haines Lundberg Waehler and the initials HLW as its permanent name.

Prominent commissions include the Metropolitan Telephone Building, designed for the company newly founded by Alexander Graham Bell; the New York Times Building, which established Times Square as a landmark and also integrated the tallest structure in the city with the first integrated subway station; and Barclay-Vesey Building, the central headquarters of the New York Telephone Company and the world's largest telephone facility.