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

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Restrictions on Access

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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

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Architectural drawings
Architectural reprographic prints
Carbon typescript papers
Correspondence
Film negatives
Holograph papers
Mixed media drawings
Photographic prints
Photoprints
Printed papers
Typescript papers

Subject

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

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., circa 1922, 1 item

Lithograph on paper

Rental plans


Dr 36

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

Blueprint

Presentation drawings


Box 26

Chandelier., undated, 1 item

Graphite and watercolor on paper


Box 32

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

Printed paper

Rental plans


Box 32

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

Printed paper

Rental plans


Box 26

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

Graphite on trace, mounted on board.

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


Box 26

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

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., undated, 5 items

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., undated, 1 item

Photomechanical print

3 copies.


Box 26

Lighting Fixtures., undated, 20 items

Blueprints on paper

Design drawings

Primarily hanging fixtures.


Box 26

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

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., 1910, 1 item

Bound papers


Box 32

Phoenix Chair Associates., undated, 3 items

Blueprint on paper

Chair design drawings.


Box 32

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

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., undated, 1 item

Ink on linen


Box 26

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

Photomechanical print


Subseries B: Reference Photographs


Box 27

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

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board

Exterior perspective view.


Box 27

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

Photostats

Interior view

Interior detail view


Box 26

Bridges, various. France., 1900, 1903, undated, 8 items2 items6 items

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views


Box 27

Bridges, various. France., undated, 6 items3 items1 item2 items

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Photomechanical prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 26

Bridges, various. Germany., undated, 8 items5 items3 items

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Photomechanical prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 27

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

Photomechanical prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views


Box 27

Bridges and viaducts. Germany. [2 of 2], undated, 6 items3 items3 items

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Photomechanical prints, mounted on board


Box 27

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

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., undated, 3 items2 items1 item

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective views


Box 26

Bridges, various. Various locations., undated, 7 items5 items2 items

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., undated, 3 items2 items1 item

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., undated, 7 items

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 27

Projects, various. Various locations., undated, 10 items6 items4 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view

Interior view

Interior detail view


Box 28

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

Color photomechanical postcards

Exterior perspective views


Box 28

Buildings and objects, unidentified. Unidentified locations., undated, 5 items3 items1 item1 item

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver print

Photomechanical print

Interior views

Model views


Box 28

Building ornament, unidentified., undated, 2 items1 item1 item

Photographs

Sepia photographic print

Model views


Box 28

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

Sepia photographic print


Box 28

Catedral de la Virgen María de la Concepcíon Imaculada/Catedral de La Habana. Havana, Cuba., circa 1917-1918, 2 items1 item1 item

Gelatin silver print

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view


Box 28

Cathedral. Ely, England., undated, 2 items

Sepia photographic prints

Exterior view

Interior view


Box 28

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

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., 1908 May, 2 items

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views


Box 26

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 26

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

Sepia photographic prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective views


Box 28

El Morro. Havana, Cuba., circa 1917-1918, 6 items5 items1 item

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view


Box 26

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

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., after 1914, 1 item

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective view


Box 28

Fountains, various. Various locations., undated, 7 items5 items2 items

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 28

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

Color photomechanical postcard

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


Box 28

Furniture and Fittings, case goods and woodwork., undated, 16 items6 items5 items2 items3 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Cyanotypes

Photomechanical prints


Box 28

Furniture and Fittings, moldings and murals., undated, 9 items7 items2 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print

Model views


Box 28

Furniture and Fittings, seating. [1 of 2], undated, 34 items27 items2 items2 items3 items

Cyanotypes

Photomechanical prints

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints


Box 28

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

Cyanotypes


Box 28

Furniture and Fittings, tables., undated, 21 items4 items2 items15 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Cyanotypes


Box 29

Havana Streetscapes and Harbor. Havana, Cuba., circa 1917-1918, 4 items3 items1 item

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic print


Box 29

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

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 29

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

Gelatin silver print


Box 29

Libraries. Various locations., undated, 3 items1 item2 items

Sepia photographic print

Photomechanical print

Exterior perspective view


Box 29

Lighting Fixtures., undated, 9 items4 items5 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints


Box 29

Luchetti, Madame, Residence. Condado, Puerto Rico., after 1915, 2 items1 item1 item

Sepia photographic print

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective views


Box 29

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

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board


Box 29

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

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board


Box 29

Mantels and Fireplaces. [3 of 3], undated, 43 items18 items14 items6 items5 items

Cyanotypes

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical prints


Box 29

Miscellaneous Images., undated, 5 items2 items4 items

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical prints

Primarily of European paintings.


Box 29

Mural treatments, unidentified., undated, 3 items1 item2 items

Gelatin silver print

Sepia photographic prints

Interior detail views


Box 29

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

Photostats

Architectural drawings


Box 29

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective view

Exterior view


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver prints


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver prints

Interior view

Interior detail view

With original wrapper.


Box 30

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

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 26

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

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Interior detail view. Noted on recto "Bancroft."


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver prints

Construction views


Box 26

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 26

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

Color photomechanical print


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views

Locations identified on versos.


Box 26

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

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Exterior detail view.


Box 30

Sculpture, various., undated, 6 items3 items3 items

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Model views


Box 26

Sculpture, panel., undated, 1 item

Sepia photographic print


Box 30

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

Sepia photographic print

Exterior view.


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver print


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver print


Box 30

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

Gelatin silver prints, mounted on board

Exterior perspective view

Interior view


Box 30

Stained Glass., undated, 8 items3 items4 items1 item

Gelatin silver prints

Sepia photographic prints

Photomechanical print


Box 31

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

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., undated, 2 items1 item1 item

Gelatin silver print

Photostat

Architectural drawings


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 31

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

Photomechanical print

Exterior perspective view


Box 31

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 31

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 31

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

Gelatin silver print, mounted on board

Interior view.


Box 31

Unidentified buildings. Coamo Springs, Puerto Rico., 1919 May 06, 13 items7 items6 items

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., undated, 5 items3 items2 items

Sepia photographic prints

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic print

Possibly on Fifth Avenue.


Box 26

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

Gelatin silver print


Box 31

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

Gelatin silver print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 31

Unidentified hotel. Cuba., undated, 1 item

Sepia photographic print

Exterior perspective view.


Box 31

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

Gelatin silver prints

Exterior perspective views


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic print

Architectural drawing


Box 31

Unidentified staircase. Unidentified location., undated, 1 item

Gelatin silver print


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic print, mounted on board

Exterior view.


Box 31

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

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], undated, 3 items

Sepia photographic prints

Interior views

Drawing room.


Box 31

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

Sepia photographic prints

Interior views

Library.

Also includes original wrapper.


Box 31

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

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., undated, 1 item

Photomechanical print

Rental plans


Box 26

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

Photomechanical prints

Rental plans

Architectural illustrations


Box 32

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

Printed paper


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 24

The Avenue., 1922 Nov, 1 item

Printed paper


Box 26

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

Bound volume

Noted on recto "for Wetmore."


Box 32

Bookseller catalogs., 1921, undated, 4 items

Bound volumes


Box 24

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

Bound volume


Box 32

Building Trades News., 1921 Dec 07, 1 item

Bound volume


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 32

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

Printed paper

Promotional material.


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 24

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

Bound volume


Box 26

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

Printed paper

Rental promotional information.


Box 24

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

Bound volume


Box 32

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

Printed paper

Frist and second floor plan.


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 32

Hotel World., undated, 2 items

Information about kitchen design.


Box 24

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

Newsprint


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 32

Libraries., 1912-1913, 3 items

Bound volumes


Box 32

Lighting., undated, 2 items


Box 32

"Model Apartment Houses." Architecture and Building, pp. 7-10., 1897 Jan 02, 1 item

Printed paper


Box 32

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

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., 1922 Apr 01, 2 item

Printed paper


Box 24

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

Printed paper

With original wrapper.


Box 24

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

Printed paper


Box 32

Papers, miscellaneous., 1921, undated, 3 items

Printed papers


Box 32

Plumbing., 1920, undated, 6 items

Product information.


Box 26

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

Newsprint


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Box 32

Ships That Never Sail., undated, 2 items

Printed paper


Box 32

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

Bound papers


Box 32

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

Printed paper


Box 32

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

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.", undated, 1 item

Printed paper

Series 3: Office Records


Box 32

Building Code, New York City, Article #7: Light and Ventilation., undated, 1 item


Box 32

Carlton Investing Company. Proxy - Stockholders' Meeting., 1914, 1 item


Box 32

Correspondence, general., 1916-1920, 8 items

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., undated, 1 item


Box 32

Notes and lists, various., 1915, undated, 11 items


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., undated, 1 item


Box 32

"Symphony Hall, corner Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues, Boston, Mass.," report.", undated, 1 item

Series 4: Professional Papers


Box 32

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

Sepia photographic print


Box 32

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

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.", 1914, 1 item

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., 1928 Nov 25, 1 item

Typescript


Box 32

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

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., 1889-1937, undated, 17 items

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., 1925-1928, 8 items

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


Box 32

Whiting, Stephen. Portrait., undated, 1 item

Sepia photographic print

Image of earlier painting.

Series 5: Personal Papers


Box 24

Children's drawings., undated, 2 items1 item1 item

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., undated, 1 item

Photomechanical print


Box 26

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

Printed paper

One black wrapper, one white wrapper.


Box 32

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

Bound volume


Dr 36

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

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., undated, 1 item

Lithograph on paper, mounted on liner


Box 32

Warren, Whitney. Portraits., undated, 3 items

Gelatin silver prints

Copy photography

Gift of Mary Mathews Happy, 1986.


Box 32

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

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.

For more information see the Collection Record