Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Benjamin W. Morris architectural drawings, 1893-1936

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3460634 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Morris, Benjamin W (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944 ; Blondel, Paul ; Guadet, J. ; Urban, Joseph, 1872-1933 ; Carrère & Hastings ; Morris, Butler & Morgan ; LaFarge & Morris
Title Benjamin W. Morris architectural drawings, 1893-1936
Physical Description 3 sketchbooks; 28 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.

Description

Summary

Three sketchbooks; the first, 1893-1894, containing sketches from his student years at the Columbia School of Mines, Department of Architecture (he received his degree in 1894); the second, 1894-1896, containing sketches made as a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris; and the third, circa 1896-circa 1905, containing sketches for a variety of projects and designs. Buildings and other structures depicted include the Academy of Music on 14th Street, New York City (a seating plan); Wells Fargo Bank Building, Portland, Oregon, 1910; Reunion Hall, Princeton University, 1902; lantern for the Aetna Building, Hartford, Connecticut; Woodland Street entrance to Kinney Park, Hartford, Connecticut, 1905 (some drawings are by others). Program notes from the classes of Paul Blondel and J. Gaudet at the Ecole des Beaux Arts are included. Also, designs (some done in partnership with Joseph Urban) for proposals for the Metropolitan Opera Company on various sites in New York City, circa 1920s; and designs for shopping and music centers in New York City, to 1936.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Conditions Governing 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

Benjamin W. Morris architectural drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift. Accession number--1000.073.

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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"CUL Collections:"
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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
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Architects Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Academy of Music (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Aetna Building (Hartford, Conn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Sketch-books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bank buildings -- Oregon -- Portland Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Mines Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Connecticut -- Hartford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Commercial buildings -- Oregon -- Portland Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kinney Park (Hartford, Conn.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kinney Park (Hartford, Conn.). Woodland Street Entrance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music-halls -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Parks -- Connecticut -- Hartford Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Princeton University. Reunion Hall Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture -- France -- Paris Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools of architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shopping centers -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wells Fargo Bank Building (Portland, Or.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Architect in New York City. Morris worked both independently, and with Carrère & Hastings; Morris, Butler & Morgan; and LaFarge & Morris.