Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, 1955-1973

Summary Information

Abstract

Lathrop Douglass (1907-1981) was an architect and urban planner who was a pioneer in the design of shopping centers in the United States and Europe.

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460580 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Douglass, Lathrop
Title Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, 1955-1973
Physical Description 1627 drawings
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection consists of one series: Series I: Architectural Drawings

Description

Scope and Content

Architectural drawings for Douglass' projects, particularly Cross County Center, Yonkers, N.Y., 1955-1965; Eudowood Shopping Plaza, Baltimore, Md., 1961-1973; Garden Center, Paramus, N.J., 1961-1966; Melville Mall, North Terminal Business Center Urban Renewal Project, New Bedford, Mass., 1969-1973; Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, N.Y., 1971-1972; and other projects, largely shopping centers.

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

Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Revision Description

2009-06-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New Jersey -- Paramus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Massapequa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- Yonkers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cross County Center (Yonkers, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eudowood Shopping Center (Baltimore, Md.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garden Center (Paramus, N.J.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Melville Mall (New Bedford, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Terminal Business Center Urban Renewal Project (New Bedford, Mass.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping centers -- Maryland -- Baltimore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping centers -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping centers -- New Jersey -- Paramus Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping centers -- New York (State) -- Yonkers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping malls -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping malls -- New York (State) -- Massapequa Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sunrise Mall (Massapequa, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Urban renewal -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

Lathrop Douglass was born in Kansas City, Mo. in 1907. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1929, studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France, and returned to Yale, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1932.

Between 1938 and 1941, he worked for the Housing Board of the State of New York, and during World War II he was in charge of design for a repair program for bases, hospitals and utilities in Africa and the Middle East. After working for John W. Harris Associates for several years, he founded his own firm in 1947.

During his firm's first years, he designed a series of office building for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and various affiliates. In 1956, he received first prize at the Festival International d'Architecture in Paris for his design the Creole Petroleum Building in Caracas, Venezuela.