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Warren & Wetmore architectural drawings and photographs, 1889-1938

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460596 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943 ; Wetmore, Charles D., 1867-1941 ; Ording, C ; Fowler, Ambrose ; Foote, L. B (Lewis Benjamin), 1873-1957 ; Underhill, Irving, -1960 ; Van Alen, William, 1883-1954 ; Nechodoma, Antonín, 1877-1928 ; Fischer, Sigurd, 1887-1981 ; Warren & Wetmore ; Reed & Stem ; Trost Studio ; Wurts Brothers (Photographers : New York, N.Y.) ; George A. Fuller Company ; Thompson-Starrett Co ; McKim, Mead & White ; Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts ; Sloan & Robertson ; Francis H. Bacon Company ; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) ; Ritz-Carlton Hotels (Firm) ; New York Central Railroad Company
Title Warren & Wetmore architectural drawings and photographs, 1889-1938
Physical Description .75 linear feet of papers; 3394 photographs (3,394 photographs); 332 drawings (332 drawings); 30 portfolio boxes (30 portfolio boxes 28 phase boxes 10 clamshell boxes 2 manuscript boxes 1 flatfile drawer)
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

This material is arranged in five series: Project Records; Reference Files; Office Records; Professional Papers; and Personal Papers. The arrangement of materials within each series is described at the beginning of each series inventory.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains architectural photographs, drawings and records related to the architectural projects and designs of Warren and Wetmore, principally in the United States, but also representing commissions in Canada, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, the bulk of architectural drawings produced by the firm are no longer extant. Additionally, it holds a variety of photographs and other records used as reference materials in the course of Warren and Wetmore's professional work. Lastly, a small group of student and personal papers and photographs from Whitney Warren completes the collection.

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

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Warren and Wetmore architectural drawings and photographs, 1889-1938. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Drawings and Archives Collection. Columbia University.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Annemarie van Roessel, Mellon Project Archivist, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Drawings and Archives Collection, in 2006.

Revision Description

2006-04-06 File created.

2009-07-23 File revised.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural reprographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carbon typescript papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Film negatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holograph papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mixed media drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printed papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Typescript papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
908 Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aeolian Hall (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ambassador Hotel (Atlantic City, N.J.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural photography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Michigan -- Detroit Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- Tuxedo Park Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Puerto Rico Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biltmore (Hotel : New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Broadmoor (Hotel : Colorado Springs, Colo.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Catedral de La Habana Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chanin Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church architecture -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia County Courthouse (Hudson, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commodore Hotel (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Detroit Terminal Station (Detroit, Mich.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eagle Buildings (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
El Condado Trio (San Juan, P.R.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elizabeth Arden Building (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Erlanger Theater (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gran Hotel Condado Vanderbilt (San Juan, P.R.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grand Central Palace (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels (public accommodations) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- New Jersey -- Atlantic City Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hotels -- Puerto Rico -- San Juan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moscow Railroad Terminal (Moscow, Soviet Union) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Aeolian Hall (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Theatre (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Times Building (New York, N.Y. : 43rd Street) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Yacht Club (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prisons -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public buildings -- New York (State) -- Hudson Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Railroad stations -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ritz-Carlton Hotel (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seamen's Church Institute (New York, N.Y. : 1907-1960) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Seaside resorts -- Puerto Rico -- San Juan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shanghai Hotel (Shanghai, China) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sing Sing Correctional Facility Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. James Theater (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
St. Paul's Cathedral (Saint Paul, Minn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stables -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steinway Hall (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transportation buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transportation buildings -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Université catholique de Louvain (1835-1969). Bibliothèque Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren & Wetmore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wetmore, Charles, 1887-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodlawn Cemetery (New York, N.Y.). Hornblower Mausoleum Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architects Whitney Warren (1864-1943) and Charles D. Wetmore (1866-1941) are perhaps best known today for their monumental Beaux-Arts Grand Central Terminal in New York City (1904-1912). Their practice, however, included a diverse catalog of building types and architectural styles across the United States and internationally. Partners for more than three decades, their success was built on the far-reaching commercial and social networks that grew from the rapid growth of American cities during the Gilded Age, with long-standing commissions from many of America's most prominent businessmen and families. Educated in architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris between 1887 and 1894, Whitney Warren maintained a life-long devotion to European classicism, especially in its French variants, and principles of Beaux-Arts planning. Shortly after returning from Paris, Warren's competition entry to design the Newport (Rhode Island) Country Club received first place, and his long career as an architect to New York's society began in earnest. With the subsequent commission for the New York Yacht Club's new headquarters in 1898, Warren invited Harvard-educated Charles Wetmore--lawyer, businessman, and real estate developer--to establish a joint partnership to complete the club and to undertake other architectural projects. From 1898 until retiring in 1931, Warren and Wetmore received multiple commissions from members of their prominent familal and social circles, as well as from leading hoteliers, transportation magnates, and developers, often sharing in the investment as stockholders.

In addition to Grand Central Terminal (in partnership with architects Reed & Stem) and the New York Yacht Club, among the firm's most significant commissions were expansions to the William K. Vanderbilt Estate"Idle Hour" on Long Island; the Ritz, Vanderbilt, Ambassador and Biltmore hotels in Manhattan and across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean; opulent Manhattan townhouses for relatives of the Vanderbilts and Astors; elite apartment buildings on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue; country clubs and tennis and squash courts in Tuxedo Park, Long Island, South Carolina, and Massachusetts; and expansive estates in suburban New Jersey, the Hudson River Valley, and on Long Island. Other major commercial and institutional commissions included the Seamen's Church Institute, Steinway Hall, the Heckscher building, the New Aeolian Hall, and the Chelsea Piers complex, all in Manhattan. In the 1910s and 1920s, Warren & Wetmore were also deeply involved in designing railroad stations and terminals along the New York Central Line and for various Canadian railroad lines, an outgrowth of their association with Reed & Stem. After World War I, Whitney Warren also received considerable acclaim for his carefully conceived reconstruction of the war-damaged library for the University of Louvain in Belgium.

Series 1: Project Records

Subseries A: Photographs

This material is arranged geographically by state and city, and therein alphabetically by project title.

A detailed listing of the project-related photographs can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Subseries B: Drawings

This material is arranged geographically by state and city, and therein alphabetically by project title.

A detailed listing of the project-related drawings can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Subseries C: Files

This material is arranged geographically by state and city, and therein alphabetically by project title.

A detailed listing of the project-related files can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.

Series 2: Reference Files

Comprised of materials that have no apparent direct relation to commissions by Warren & Wetmore, this material is arranged in three subseries: Reference Photographs, Reference Drawings, and Reference Printed Papers. Within each subseries, materials are arranged alphabetically by title, with unidentified materials listed at the end of each subseries.

Subseries A: Reference Drawings

Dr 36 305 West End Avenue Residential Hotel. Manhattan, New York., 1 item circa 1922

Lithograph on paper

Rental plans

Dr 36 Bel Air Hotel, proposed. Augusta, Georgia., 4 items circa 1922

Blueprint

Presentation drawings

Box 26 Chandelier., 1 item undated

Graphite and watercolor on paper

Box 32 Chanin Building. 42nd St. and Lexington Ave., Manhattan, New York., 22 items undated

Printed paper

Rental plans

Box 32 Chrysler Building. 42nd St. and Lexington Ave., Manhattan, New York., 16 items undated

Printed paper

Rental plans

Box 26 Arm chair designs "E" and "F"., 1 item after 1908

Graphite on trace, mounted on board.

Annotated on recto, "This design Board Room 14 Mexican Tel Co".

Box 26 Italian Wrought Iron Designs. Italy., 2 items undated

Ink, graphite, and colored pencil on tracing paper

Design drawings

Reproduced designs of panels and railings from various estates in Italy.

Box 24 Furniture Designs., 5 items undated

Ink, watercolor, and graphite on tracing paper, mounted on illustration board.

Design drawings

Designs for table and chairs, with annotations.

Box 26 Harvard University, New Quadrangle, proposed. Cambridge, Massachusetts., 1 item undated

Photomechanical print

3 copies.

Box 26 Lighting Fixtures., 20 items undated

Blueprints on paper

Design drawings

Primarily hanging fixtures.

Box 26 Liverpool Docks. Liverpool, England., 2 items undated

Blueline prints on paper

Presentation drawings

"Typical Double- and Three-Storey Sheds."

Box 32 Moorshead, A.L. "Improved Direct Ventilating Trainshed for Steam Railroads and Electric Railways," patent papers., 1 item 1910

Bound papers

Box 32 Phoenix Chair Associates., 3 items undated

Blueprint on paper

Chair design drawings.

Box 32 Pennsylvania Railway Terminal, Ticket Offices. Manhattan, New York., 1 item 1910 Jun 14

Ink on linen

Box 32 [Property bounded by William St., Jones Ave., King St., Belleview Ave., including "Stone Villa" property and Paran Stevens Estate], site plan. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Ink on linen

Box 26 Union Station. Kansas City, Missouri., 1 item undated

Photomechanical print

Subseries B: Reference Photographs

Box 27 906 Fifth Avenue Residence. Manhattan, New York., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board

Exterior perspective view.

Box 27 Alhambra Palace. Granada, Spain., 3 items undated

Photostats

Interior view

Interior detail view

Box 26 Bridges, various. France., 8 items; 2 items; 6 items 1900, 1903, undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views

Box 27 Bridges, various. France., 6 items; 3 items; 1 item; 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Photomechanical prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 26 Bridges, various. Germany., 8 items; 5 items; 3 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Photomechanical prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 27 Bridges and viaducts. Germany. [1 of 2], 8 items undated

Photomechanical prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views

Box 27 Bridges and viaducts. Germany. [2 of 2], 6 items; 3 items; 3 items undated

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Photomechanical prints, mounted on board

Box 27 Bridge, unidentified. Germany [?], 8 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views

Exterior detail views

Prints are numbered, some lacking.

Box 27 Bridges and viaducts, various. Various locations., 3 items; 2 items; 1 item undated

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective views

Box 26 Bridges, various. Various locations., 7 items; 5 items; 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Photostats, mounted on board

Exterior perspective view

Architectural drawing

Bridges in Budapest, Hanoi, New York City, Vienna.

Box 26 Bridges, various. Unidentified locations., 3 items; 2 items; 1 item undated

Toned photographic prints, mounted on board

Sepia photographic print, mounted on paper

Exterior perspective view

Architectural drawing

Box 27 Bridges and railways, various. Various locations., 7 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 27 Projects, various. Various locations., 10 items; 6 items; 4 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view

Interior view

Interior detail view

Box 28 Buildings, various. Dallas, Texas., 3 items 1910-1920s

Color photomechanical postcards

Exterior perspective views

Box 28 Buildings and objects, unidentified. Unidentified locations., 5 items; 3 items; 1 item; 1 item undated

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Photomechanical print

Interior views

Model views

Box 28 Building ornament, unidentified., 2 items; 1 item; 1 item undated

Photographs

Sepia photographic print

Model views

Box 28 Bungalow. Santurce, Puerto Rico., 1 item circa 1917

Sepia photographic print

Box 28 Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepcíon Imaculada/Catedral de La Habana. Havana, Cuba., 2 items; 1 item; 1 item circa 1917-1918

Gelatin silver print

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view

Box 28 Cathedral. Ely, England., 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior view

Interior view

Box 28 Chateau de Amboise, doorway. Indre-et-Loire, Val-de-Loire, France., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board

Noted on verso, "Door at Amboise against which the King was said to have dashed his head and killed himself when going to the jeu de paume in haste. WWW"

Box 28 Colonial residence. Hudson, New York., 2 items 1908 May

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views

Box 26 Connaught Building [aka Canada Revenue Agency Headquarters]. Ottawa, Canada., 2 items ca. 1916

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 26 Dams, various. Guanajuato, Mexico., 3 items undated

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views

Box 28 El Morro. Havana, Cuba., 6 items; 5 items; 1 item circa 1917-1918

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view

Box 26 Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross [?]. Troy [?], New York., 4 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted board

Exterior perspective view

Interior view

One photo noted on verso "J. Burden Locker #12."

Box 28 Fenhurst. Condado, Puerto Rico., 1 item after 1914

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective view

Box 28 Fountains, various. Various locations., 7 items; 5 items; 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 28 Franciscan Monastery, Apothecary. Dubrovnik (Rugosa), Croatia., 1 item 1911

Color photomechanical postcard

Inscribed on recto, "A Fine Court for the Hotel [illegible]."

Box 28 Furniture and Fittings, case goods and woodwork., 16 items; 6 items; 5 items; 2 items; 3 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Cyanotypes

Photomechanical prints

Box 28 Furniture and Fittings, moldings and murals., 9 items; 7 items; 2 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print

Model views

Box 28 Furniture and Fittings, seating. [1 of 2], 34 items; 27 items; 2 items; 2 items; 3 items undated

Cyanotypes

Photomechanical prints

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints

Box 28 Furniture and Fittings, seating. [2 of 2], 16 items undated

Cyanotypes

Box 28 Furniture and Fittings, tables., 21 items; 4 items; 2 items; 15 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Cyanotypes

Box 29 Havana Streetscapes and Harbor. Havana, Cuba., 4 items; 3 items; 1 item circa 1917-1918

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print

Box 29 Hotel de ville and Chapel of St. Sang. Bruges, Belgium., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 29 Hotel Inglaterra. Havana, Cuba., 1 item circa 1918

Gelatin silver print

Box 29 Libraries. Various locations., 3 items; 1 item; 2 items undated

Sepia photographic print

Photomechanical print

Exterior perspective view

Box 29 Lighting Fixtures., 9 items; 4 items; 5 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Box 29 Luchetti, Madame, Residence. Condado, Puerto Rico., 2 items; 1 item; 1 item after 1915

Sepia photographic print

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective views

Box 29 Mantels and Fireplaces. [1 of 3], 4 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Box 29 Mantels and Fireplaces. [2 of 3], 4 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Box 29 Mantels and Fireplaces. [3 of 3], 43 items; 18 items; 14 items; 6 items; 5 items undated

Cyanotypes

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical prints

Box 29 Miscellaneous Images., 5 items; 2 items; 4 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical prints

Primarily of European paintings.

Box 29 Mural treatments, unidentified., 3 items; 1 item; 2 items undated

Gelatin silver print

Sepia photographic prints

Interior detail views

Box 29 New York Athletic Club, competition entry. 59th St., Manhattan, New York., 2 items undated

Photostats

Architectural drawings

Box 29 New York Herald Building. Sixth Ave. and 35th St., Manhattan, New York., 5 items ca. 1893

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view

Box 30 Old War Office Building [?]. Whitehall. London, England. [1 of 2], 10 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Box 30 Old War Office Building [?]. Whitehall, London, England. [2 of 2], 7 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Interior view

Interior detail view

With original wrapper.

Box 30 Palais de Justice. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 26 Palazzo Ducale. Venice, Italy., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Interior detail view. Noted on recto "Bancroft."

Box 30 Pont Rouelle. Seine River, Paris, France., 5 items 1900 Sep 20-1901 Oct 26

Gelatin silver prints

Construction views

Box 26 Prairie School-style residences, unidentified. Puerto Rico., 9 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 26 "Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio.", 1 item undated

Color photomechanical print

Box 30 Racetrack grandstands, various. Various locations., 6 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Locations identified on versos.

Box 26 Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Venice, Italy., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Exterior detail view.

Box 30 Sculpture, various., 6 items; 3 items; 3 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Model views

Box 26 Sculpture, panel., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Box 30 Seamen's Church. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Exterior view.

Box 30 Secretary of the Navy, Annapolis, [Maryland.], 1 item 1908 May 08

Gelatin silver print

Box 30 Sheen House. London [?], England., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print

Box 30 Southern Pacific Depot/Sunset Depot. San Antonio, Texas., 3 items undated

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective view

Interior view

Box 30 Stained Glass., 8 items; 3 items; 4 items; 1 item undated

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical print

Box 31 Terminal Warehouse Company, proposed warehouses. Cleveland, Ohio., 2 items undated

Toned photographic prints

Architectural drawings

Box 31 Three-story apartment building. Between Ascan Ave., Whiton St. and Kessel St., Forest Hills, Long Island, New York., 2 items; 1 item; 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print

Photostat

Architectural drawings

Box 31 Times Building. Manhattan, New York., 1 item circa 1905

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 31 Toro, Luis, Residence. Santurce, Puerto Rico., 1 item after 1906

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 31 Towns and James Building. Duffield St., 217, Brooklyn, New York., 1 item undated

Photomechanical print

Exterior perspective view

Box 31 Urns and pedestals in landscape. Unidentified location., 7 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 31 Vernacular buildings, various. Puerto Rico [?] or Cuba [?]., 12 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 31 Unidentified bedroom or hotel room. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board

Interior view.

Box 31 Unidentified buildings. Coamo Springs, Puerto Rico., 13 items; 7 items; 6 items 1919 May 06

Gelatin silver prints

Black-and-white film negatives

Exterior perspective views

People

Also includes image of soldiers in slightly smaller format, and original wrapper.

Box 31 Unidentified buildings. Unidentified locations., 5 items; 3 items; 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 31 Unidentified church and commercial buildings. Manhattan, New York., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Possibly on Fifth Avenue.

Box 26 Unidentified entrance hall. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print

Box 31 Unidentified hotel. Atlantic City, New Jersey., 1 item 1921 Nov 16

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 31 Unidentified hotel. Cuba., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.

Box 31 Unidentified residence in tropical climate. Puerto Rico [?] or Cuba [?]., 4 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Box 31 Unidentified residence with gambrel roof. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Architectural drawing

Box 31 Unidentified staircase. Unidentified location., 1 item undated

Gelatin silver print

Box 31 Unidentified townhouse. Manhattan, New York., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Exterior view.

Box 31 Unidentified townhouse. Unidentified location. [1 of 4], 4 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior view

Interior views

Front entrance, dining room, corner cabinets, mantel.

Also includes original wrapper.

Box 31 Unidentified townhouse. Unidentified location. [2 of 4], 3 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Interior views

Drawing room.

Box 31 Unidentified townhouse. Unidentified location. [3 of 4], 4 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Interior views

Library.

Also includes original wrapper.

Box 31 Unidentified townhouse. Unidentified location. [4 of 4], 10 items undated

Sepia photographic prints

Interior views

Bedrooms, Hall, Porcelain cabinets, Tanagra statue.

Also with original wrapper.

Subseries C: Reference Printed Papers

Box 26 157 W. 57th Street Apartment Building. Manhattan, New York., 1 item undated

Photomechanical print

Rental plans

Box 26 168 E. 74th Street Apartment Building. Manhattan, New York., 4 items 1922

Photomechanical prints

Rental plans

Architectural illustrations

Box 32 "A Really Fire-Proof Building." Record and Guide., 1 item 1900 Mar 17

Printed paper

Box 32 Allerton Club Residences. Various locations.., 1 item undated

Bound volume

Box 24 The Avenue., 1 item 1922 Nov

Printed paper

Box 26 "The Bartholomew Building, 205-217 East 42nd Street," rental plans. Manhattan, New York., 1 item undated

Bound volume

Noted on recto "for Wetmore."

Box 32 Bookseller catalogs., 4 items 1921, undated

Bound volumes

Box 24 Brinton, Christian. The Robert Winthrop Chandler Exhibition, catalog. New York: Kingore Gallery., 1 item 1922

Bound volume

Box 32 Building Trades News., 1 item 1921 Dec 07

Bound volume

Box 32 Bush, Lincoln. Bush Train Shed, Lackawanna Railroad Terminal, Hoboken, New Jersey., 1 item 1909

Bound volume

Box 32 Eberlein, Harold Donaldson. Villas of Florence and Tuscany., 1 item undated

Printed paper

Promotional material.

Box 32 "English Country Churches: One Hundred Examples Selected by Ralph Adams Cram, Architect." The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration., 1 item 1898 Jul

Bound volume

Box 32 Fontaine et Cie, promotional material., 1 item undated

Bound volume

Box 24 "Franklin National Bank, Philadelphia, Pa." The American Architect., 1 item 1917 Jun 27

Bound volume

Box 26 Greeley Arcade Building, 128-136 West 31st Street. Manhattan, New York., 1 item circa 1925

Printed paper

Rental promotional information.

Box 24 "Franklin National Bank, Philadelphia, Pa." The American Architect., 1 item 1916 May 03

Bound volume

Box 32 Hill-Top-Inn. Newport, Rhode Island., 1 item undated

Printed paper

Frist and second floor plan.

Box 32 "Hotel Adlon, Berlin, Germany," unidentified publication., 1 item undated

Bound volume

Box 32 Hotel World., 2 items undated

Information about kitchen design.

Box 24 "Industries. A Large Gas Main in the Seekonk River Near India Point Bridge." The Providence Journal, n.p., 1 item 1899 Nov 13

Newsprint

Box 32 Insurance Company of North America. "An Old Institution in a New Home.", 1 item undated

Bound volume

Box 32 Libraries., 3 items 1912-1913

Bound volumes

Box 32 Lighting., 2 items undated
Box 32 "Model Apartment Houses." Architecture and Building, pp. 7-10., 1 item 1897 Jan 02

Printed paper

Box 32 "Model Tenements." Engineering Record, p. 208., 1 item 1900 Mar 03

Printed paper

Box 32 Thomson, T. Kennard. "An Appeal to the Boards of Education, Universities and Schools." Reprinted from Port of New York Harbor and Marine Review., 2 item 1922 Apr 01

Printed paper

Box 24 "The National Victory Memorial Building," subscription announcement., 1 item circa 1918-1919

Printed paper

With original wrapper.

Box 24 "Our National Memorial in France," promotional announcement., 1 item circa 1918-1919

Printed paper

Box 32 Papers, miscellaneous., 3 items 1921, undated

Printed papers

Box 32 Plumbing., 6 items 1920, undated

Product information.

Box 26 "Practical Suggestion to Better Housing Conditions." The Sun and New York Herald, sec. 2, p. 1., 1 item 1921 May 21

Newsprint

Box 32 Seamen's Institute of New York, Seventy-Seventh Annual Report.., 1 item 1921

Bound volume

Box 32 Ships That Never Sail., 2 items undated

Printed paper

Box 32 "Spanish Churches in Mexico." The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration., 1 item 1899 Jul

Bound papers

Box 32 "Tenement Floor Plans Compared." Record and Guide, p. 500., 1 item 1899 Oct 07

Printed paper

Box 32 "To Erect a True Memorial to Epitomize and Apotheosize the Great War.", 1 item circa 1919

Bound volume

Proposal from Robert C. Lafferty.

Box 32 Tomkins-Kiel Marble Company. "Reredos of St. Thomas Church, New York City. G. Bertram Goodhue, Architect.", 1 item undated

Printed paper

Series 3: Office Records

Box 32 Building Code, New York City, Article #7: Light and Ventilation., 1 item undated
Box 32 Carlton Investing Company. Proxy - Stockholders' Meeting., 1 item 1914
Box 32 Correspondence, general., 8 items 1916-1920

Includes letters regarding various projects.

Box 24 Correspondence, Herbert RIchardson Lound 1922

Letter from Whitney Warren and the professional certificate of Herbert Richardson Loud. Also, a drawing of a clock.

Box 32 New York Supreme Court. Sarah C. Goodhue against Margaret S.E. Cameron and J. Pierpont Morgan and others against Margaret S.E. Cameron. Referee's Opinion., 1 item undated
Box 32 Notes and lists, various., 11 items 1915, undated
Box 32 Supreme Court of New York County. The Forty-Four East Thirty-Fourth Street Corporation, Plaintiff, against Flintlock Realty Co., Louisa Pierpont Satterlee, James F.D. Lanier, William Church Osborne, J. Nelson Borland, John J. Riker, defendants., 1 item undated
Box 32 "Symphony Hall, corner Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, Boston, Mass.," report.", 1 item undated

Series 4: Professional Papers

Box 32 Daumet-Girault Atelier, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Box 32 Deploig, Simon. Carte-de-visite., 1 item 1921 Apr 04

Gelatin silver print, mounted on card

Inscribed, "A Monsieur et a Madame Warren Affectueux souvenie, Simon Deploig, Louvain 4 avril 1921."

Box 24 Giele, Ferdinand. "Louvain Halles Universitaires.", 1 item 1914

Etching on laid paper

Inscribed "à Mr. Whitney Warren."

Box 32 "The Library of Louvain," speech given by Belgian Ambassador at dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Warren., 1 item 1928 Nov 25

Typescript

Box 32 Ogden, H. A. Untitled rendering., 1 item 1909

Sepia photographic print

Annotated on recto, "To Mr. Whitney Warren with the thanks of H.A. Ogden 1909."

Dr 36 Warren, Whitney. Diplomas and awards., 17 items 1889-1937, undated

Printed papers, with ink signatures

Includes documents from the Order National de la Légion d'Honneur, Harvard University, Société des Artistes Français, Société Centrale d'Architecture de Belgique, New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects,

Box 32 Warren, Whitney. Honors and Recognitions., 8 items 1925-1928

Materials primarily related to Warren's work on the Louvain University Library, Belgium.

Box 32 Whiting, Stephen. Portrait., 1 item undated

Sepia photographic print

Image of earlier painting.

Series 5: Personal Papers

Box 24 Children's drawings., 2 items; 1 item; 1 item undated

Graphite and colored pencil on paper

Graphite on paper

Found with Mackay and Vanderbilt Tennis Court photographs.

Box 32 Fontana, Domenico. "Della Trasportatione Dell' Obelisco." From the Metropolitan Museum of Art., 1 item undated

Photomechanical print

Box 26 Horse Show Week, menu wrappers., 2 items undated

Printed paper

One black wrapper, one white wrapper.

Box 32 King European Tours, promotional materials., 1 item undated

Bound volume

Dr 36 "Le Retour de Whit-Knee!," commemorative menu., 1 item undated

Ink and colored pencil on lithograph on paper

Dr 36 "Les Relations des Etats-Unis d'Amérique avec la France," poster. Lecture given at the Salle Gaveau, Paris., 1 item undated

Lithograph on paper, mounted on liner

Box 32 Warren, Whitney. Portraits., 3 items undated

Gelatin silver prints

Copy photography

Gift of Mary Mathews Happy, 1986.

Box 32 Warren, Whitney and wife. Portraits., 2 items undated

Sepia photographic prints, in original wrappers

Series 6: Additional Donation

Box 32 Slade Memorial at the Gate Of Heaven Cemetery (Mount Pleasant, N.Y.) [Accession 2015.011] 1924-1929, 1941

This small collection of correspondence, 17 photographs, and 1 blueprint plan documents the construction and maintenance of the Slade Memorial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Mount Pleasant, N.Y.). The papers provide an account of the working relationship between architect and client, as well as detail the many complications encountered when commissioning a built work.

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