Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

Walker O. Cain architectural records and papers collection, 1892-1994, bulk 1960-1994

Series II: Architectural Drawings

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Roll A87.15 Diocese of the Armenian Church of America [St. Vartan's] (New York, NY), 1964-1965

Architect: Steinmann and Cain; Other Creators: Edouard Utudjian; James Mongitore Associates; A.A. Abdalian, Consulting Engineer

24 pencil on trace drawings; 9 blueline prints

(Accession No. 2007.017)

Box 15 The Armenian Cathedral

Plan, elevations, perspective drawings, sketches of interior, postcards of significant interior pieces, and printed literature on the Armenian Cathedral in New York City, arranged into clear plastic sleeves and bound together by WOC & Associates, Architects

Oversize 01 Folder 11 [Preliminary Sketches]

Series of 5 drawings of various interior spaces, labeled "Preliminary Sketches" for: "View toward Dining Room from Library", "Library", "Stairwell", "Dining Room", and "View from Park", dated 1950 (ink on paper)

Oversize 01 Folder 15 [Plans of Cathedral]

5 photographs of site plan for Cathedral, unlabeled, undated

Oversize 02 Folder 03 [Renderings]

2 isometric drawings of house and building, rendered in pencil, unlabeled (pencil on paper)

Oversize 02 Folder 05 [Smithsonian Institution Drawings]

7 drawings of plans, section and elevation of Smithsonian Institution of Art building, including garden and plaza layout with Calder's and de Rivera's pieces labeled (ink and colored pencil on paper)

2 color photographs of exterior elevation drawings for Smithsonian Museum

Oversize 02 Folder 10 [Various Photostat Images]

2 reverse-image sheets of figure sketches, dated 1974, printed onto acetone, and 1 positive photocopy of the image

2 positive-image Photostats of country-scene sketches

2 copies of Birthday Card for Robert Philip(?) dated December 8, 1978 (image on acetone)

1 negative and 1 positive image of drawing from Medieval Ages, representing scene of Nativity (acetone and paper dry-mounted onto backboard)

Oversize 02 Folder 16 [Renderings]

1 elevation drawing of Nott Memorial Building at Union College, Schenectady, New York (pencil on paper

cartoon-like drawings of buildings and text discerning difference between "Classical" and "Romantic" styles

ground-floor plan of residential house, unlabeled, undated (pencil on paper)

1 sketch drawing of "Tamma's Barn" in perspective and elevation, dated 1982 (ink on trace paper)

2 drawings at street level of 68th street perspective view (ink on paper)

Photostat of interior drawing by McKim Mead & White for alterations to Batsford's on 122 East 55th Street

drawing of Doge's Palace in Venice (ink on paper)

series of insignias with two-dove motif (pencil on paper)

print of sketch of labyrinth-like open building, labeled "Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Projected Volley-Ball Court and Chamber-Music Building"

various photocopies of text on "Architecti Virtues"

Oversize 02 Folder 21 [Armenian Church]

1 print of Monastery of St. Keghard

4 photographs of model for Armenian Church in NY

detail drawing of church nave, unlabeled (pencil on paper)

Oversize 03 Folder 04 [College Buildings]

4 architectural renderings of college buildings, including one labeled "Library", and one reference to Union College (ink on trace paper, mounted with tape onto backboard)

1 negative and 1 positive copy of McKim Mead & White's 1913 elevations, plans, and section for the American Academy in Rome building

1 print of tempietto-like building, labeled "Union College"

1 copy of drawing of neo-classical facade, labeled only "South Elevation"