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At a Glance
Scrapbook, compiled by Arthur's son, E. Allen Jennings, primarily contains black and white photographs of buildings and architectural drawings designed by Arthur Bates Jennings between circa 1870 and 1919, with descriptive labels and texts by Edward Allen Jennings; also includes portait photographs of Arthur Bates Jennings
Projects depicted include churches in Meridan and Winsted, Conn.; a church in Portland, Me.; the Olivet College Library, Mich.; churches in Bloomfield, New Brunswick, and Newark, N. J.; residences in East Orange, Seabright, Short Hills, and Summitt, N.J.; churches in Ballston Spa, Brooklyn, Chatham, Dunkirk, Penn Yan, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; residences in Bay Shore, New York City, and Sea Cliff, N.Y.; the Webb Institute in Bronx, N.Y.; a church in Massilon, Ohio; Rice Hall and Warner Hall at Oberlin College, Ohio; a church in Connellville, Pa.; the gymnasium at Washington & Jefferson College, Pa.; a church in Providence, R.I.; churches in Charlottesville, Norfolk, and Richmond, Va.; and a hotel in Seattle, Wa
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
Arthur Bates Jennings Church designs : also residence and college buildings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
A graduate of the College of the City of New York in 1870, Arthur Bates Jennings furthered his architectural studies in the offices of New York architects John Correja, George B. Post, and Russell Sturgis. By 1876, he had a private practice in New York City. During his early career, Jennings primarily designed residences, but by the 1880s, he began to specialize in church architecture, with some commercial and institutional work. Jennings retired from practice in 1919. He was also elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.