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New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records, 1892-1921, bulk 1911-1920

Summary Information

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Bib ID 3460558 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ajello, Gaetan, 1883-1983 ; Bair, Harry S ; Bickel, Charles ; Blum, Edward I., 1876-1944 ; Blum, George M., 1870-1928 ; Bossom, Alfred C., 1881-1965 ; Boyland, John P ; Carpenter, J. E. R. (James Edwin R.), 1867-1932 ; Crane, C. Howard (Charles Howard), 1885-1952 ; Fanning, William T ; Haight, Charles Coolidge, 1841-1917 ; Hahn, Edward ; Hardenbergh, H. J. (Henry Janeway), 1847-1918 ; Gilbert, C. P. H. (Charles Pierrepont H.), 1861-1952 ; Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934 ; Gompert, William H., 1875-1946 ; Jallade, Louis E. (Louis Eugene), 1876-1957 ; Kahn, Albert, 1869-1942 ; Keister, George ; Lamb, Thos. W. (Thomas White), 1871-1942 ; Lehman, William E. ; Levitan, Benjamin W., 1878-1941 ; Lyons, Robert T ; Morris, Montrose W., 1861-1916 ; Merchant, Alexander ; Meyers, Charles B ; Nirdlinger, M ; Pelham, George F (George Frederick), 1866-1937 ; Pilcher, Lewis F ; Post, George Browne, 1837-1913 ; Potter, Wilson ; Roth, Emery, 1871-1948 ; Rowland, John T., 1872?-1945 ; Smith, Morrell ; Snyder, C. B. J., 1860-1945 ; Stoddart, W. L ; Taylor, James Knox ; Thomas, Andrew J (Andrew Jackson), 1875-1965 ; Tilton, Edward L (Edward Lippincott), 1861-1933 ; Trumbauer, Horace, 1868-1938 ; Wenderoth, Oscar ; Wetmore, James A ; Windrim, John T (John Torrey), 1866-1934 ; Zipkes, Maximillian ; New York Architectural Terra Cotta Company ; Advanced Terra Cotta Co ; American Terra Cotta Corporation ; Atlanta Terra Cotta Company ; Atlantic Terra Cotta Company (New York, N.Y.) ; Ballinger & Perrot ; Brick Terra Cotta and Tile Co ; Buchman & Fox ; Buchman & Kahn Architects ; Carrère & Hastings ; Central Terra Cotta Co ; Chesapeake Terra Cotta Co ; Clinton & Russell ; Conkling-Armstrong Terra Cotta Co. ; Corning Terra Cotta Co ; D.H. Burnham & Co. ; Delano & Aldrich ; Dennison & Hirons ; Dorrence Terra Cotta Co ; Doulton Terra Cotta Co ; Esenwein & Johnson (Firm) ; Federal Terra Cotta Co. ; Fichter & Brooker ; Furness, Evans & Co. ; George B. Post & Sons ; Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Co ; Goldner & Goldberg ; Gronenberg and Leuchtag ; Guilbert and Betelle ; H.E. Kennedy Co ; Harpster & Bliss ; Helmle & Corbett ; Holabird & Roche (Chicago, Ill.) ; Holmes & Winslow ; Indianapolis Terra Cotta Co ; Kahn & Wilby ; Kansas City Terra Cotta Co ; Kreymborg Architectural Co ; Leeds Fireclay Co ; Ludlow & Peabody ; McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin ; McKim, Mead & White ; Marshall & Fox (Firm) ; Maryland Terra Cotta Co ; Maynicke & Franke ; Midland Terra Cotta Co ; Milburn, Heister & Co ; Mills, Rhines, Bellman & Nordhoff, Architects ; Moore & Landsiedel ; Mowbray & Uffinger ; Murphy & Olmsted ; Neville & Bagge ; New Jersey Terra Cotta Co ; Northwestern Terra Cotta Company ; O.W. Ketcham Terra Cotta Works ; Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson ; Raritan Clay Co ; Renwick, Aspinwall & Tucker ; Richards, McCarty & Bulford (Columbus, Ohio) ; Rouse & Goldstone ; Rutan and Russell ; St. Louis Terra Cotta Co ; Sass & Springsteen ; Schwartz & Gross ; Shampan & Shampan ; Shattuck and Hussey ; Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, inc. ; Sommerfeld & Steckler ; South Amboy Terra Cotta Co ; Stanley & Scheibel ; Goldwin Starrett & Van Vleck ; Stearns & Castor ; Tooker and Marsh ; Townsend, Steinle & Haskell ; Warren & Wetmore ; Walker and Weeks (Firm) ; Washington Terra Cotta Co ; Weber, Werner & Adkins ; Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Company ; White Acre of Ohio Terra Cotta Co ; Winkle Terra Cotta Co ; York & Sawyer ; Zettel & Rapp
Title New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records, 1892-1921, bulk 1911-1920
Physical Description 100 linear feet
Language(s) English .
Additional Description http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/avery_assets/NYATCC_fa.pdf
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

Summary

Files of the company, 1911-1920, much of which consists of unsucessful architectural bid documents, each noting the architect, building, and location, as well as estimated costs, sketches, and related correspondents. These bid documents represent commissions not awarded to NYATCC, and do, in some cases, indicate the outcome of the bid. Architects represented include McKim, Mead & White; Cass Gilbert; George Post; D.H. Burnham & Company; Warren & Wetmore, Schwartz & Gross, and many others. Also includes correspondence and office memoranda, including some describing the formative years, 1911-1914, of the National Terra Cotta Society, trade catalogs, and job photographs. Also, two albums containing photographs of sample pieces of terra cotta, and month by month construction records for three buildings, including the American Theater (42nd Street, New York, 1892) by Charles Coolidge Haight; the Renaissance Apartments (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1889) and the Imperial Apartments (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1890) both by Montrose Morris.

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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--This collection was a gift from the Friends of Terra Cotta to Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Accession number--1985.004.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

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Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Trade catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural firms Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bowery Theatre (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Building materials industry -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Building, Terra-cotta Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
High-rise apartment buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Imperial Apartments (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- New York (State) -- Long Island City (New York) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Terra Cotta Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Renaissance Apartments (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Terra-cotta -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company (NYATCC) was in operation at 401 Vernon Avenue in Long Island City, Queens, New York, from 1886 to 1932. Of the forty-eight major terra cotta manufacturers in the United States, it was the only company that operated its plant in New York City. The NYATCC supplied architectural terra cotta for projects throughout the United States and Canada, including over 2,000 buildings. Among their most prominent commissions are Carnegie Hall and the Plaza Hotel in New York City.