Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Alexander McMillan Welch architectural drawings and papers, 1886-1937

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460597 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Welch, Alexander McMillan, 1869-1943 ; French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931 ; Parshley, Frank E., approximately 1853- ; Welch, Smith & Provot ; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) ; Wurts Brothers (Photographers : New York, N.Y.)
Title Alexander McMillan Welch architectural drawings and papers, 1886-1937
Physical Description 1,650 items
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 plans and renderings of Welch's designs, largely New York City residences, circa 1890s-1920s; specifications; photographs; and brochures advertising buildings at 787 Fifth Ave., 628 Fifth Ave., and 71 and 73 Murray Street, in New York City. Drawings and a sketchbook done by Welch while a student; fourteen notebooks containing Welch's notes from Columbia classes in architecture, 1888-1890; licenses to practice in New York and New Jersey, 1904-1923; a certificate, 1937, and related correspondence relating to Welch's appointment as a U.S. delegate to the fourteenth International Congress of Architects, held in Paris, July 18-25, 1937. A list of U.S. delegates is included. Of note are drawings and papers for the restoration of the Dyckman House, an 18th century farmhouse in upper Manhattan (1910-1917); and the Mrs. Rutherford Stuyvesant Estate in Allamuchy, New Jersey, and the Rutherford Stuyvesant Momument in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, New Jersey, designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift. Accession number--1000.016.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Subject Headings

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

Subject

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Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Architecture Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dwellings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International Union of Architects. Congress (14th ) (Location of meeting: Paris, France). Date of meeting or treaty signing: 1937 :.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect. Welch graduated from the School of Architecture at Columbia College in 1890, and later studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Welch practiced independently and as a member of Welch, Smith & Provot.