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At a Glance
This collection contains landscape designs and planting plans for a significant housing development project in Radburn, New Jersey and for the Phipps Garden Apartments project in Sunnyside, Queens.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Conditions Governing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marjorie Sewell Cautley landscape drawings, Drawings and Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by archivist Pamela Casey in 2021.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Marjorie Sewell Cautley was a landscape architect. Born in 1891, she spent her early childhood in Japan and Guam and later grew up in New York and New Jersey. She studied at the Packer Institute for Collegiate Studies in Brooklyn and received a B.S. in landscape architecture from Cornell University in 1917. After graduating, Cautley worked for architects Warren H. Manning and Julia Morgan and eventually started her own practice in New Jersey. Cautley worked with Clarence Stein and Henry Wright on projects such as Radburn in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and the Phipps Garden Apartments and other projects in Sunnyside, Queens. She published on her work, taught at Columbia University and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and was New Hampshire's landscape consultant in 1935, where she oversaw work on state parks. In 1935 she published the book Garden Design: the principles of abstract design as applied to landscape composition. In 1943, she received an M.A. in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, where her thesis focused on renovation methods for blighted areas of Philadelphia. Cautley died in 1954.