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I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers, 1900-1933

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460578 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944 ; Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1838-1913 ; Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959 ; Olmsted Brothers ; Howells and Stokes
Title I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers, 1900-1933
Physical Description 1.6 cubic feet
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

Summary

Architectural drawings for projects designed by Howells & Stokes, and by Stokes working independently, particularly, residence for Stokes' father, financier and philanthropist Anson Phelps Stokes (1838-1913) at Collender's Point, Darien, Conn., 1902-1905; a house for himself"High-Low House" Greenwich, Conn., 1901-1917; house for his wife at Indian Harbor, Greenwich, Conn., 1927, undated; outdoor pulpit for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, 1912-1915 (built in 1916); proposal for an apartment house at 953 Fifth Ave., New York, 1924-1926; competition entry for the Chicago Tribune Tower, undated (the competition, 1922, was won by Raymond Hood); and St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, 1904-1930. Also, miscellaneous designs; competition entries; designs for unidentified buildings; designs for apartment buildings and housing projects; photographs of buildings by Stokes; landscape designs done by the Olmsted Brothers firm for Stokes for an unidentified project or projects. Also included are documents relating to the planning, construction, and, later, repairs and the addition of memorial tablets to St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, which was designed by Howells & Stokes and built in 1907. Correspondence, with related memoranda, estimates, specifications, accounts, contracts between Howells and Stokes or Stokes with Columbia University officials, and contractors and suppliers date from 1903 to the 1930s.

General Note

The architectural drawings for St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia Univ. and Arthur Curtiss James residence (Newport, R.I.) are cataloged separately in CLIO. Their CLIO ID numbers are NYDA96-F551 through -F556; their accession numbers are 1000.030.00001 through.00257R and V

There are additional St. Paul's Chapel and Arthur Curtiss James residence drawings in the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company/George Collins Records and Drawings

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.

Preferred Citation

I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architctural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift.

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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Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
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"CUL Collections:"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- Homes and haunts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Competitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Connecticut -- Darien Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Connecticut -- Greenwich Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Rhode Island -- Newport Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arthur Curtiss James residence (Newport, R.I.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.). Outdoor Pulpit Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings -- Connecticut -- Greenwich Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
High-Low House (Greenwich, Conn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Historians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Houses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Landscape architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Outdoor pulpits -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
R. Guastavino Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Paul's Chapel (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tribune Tower (Chicago, Ill.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect, housing expert, historian. Stokes was the author of THE ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND. He worked independently, and in partnership with John Mead Howells (1868-1959) as Howells & Stokes, based in New York City. The firm dissolved in 1917.