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Henry G. Proskauer architectural drawings, 1938-1953

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 6881558 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Proskauer, Henry G., 1915-2006 ; Lessman, Jac, 1904-1990 ; Prisant, Joseph A ; Sterner, Harold ; Carson & Lundin ; Hart, Jerman & Associates
Title Henry G. Proskauer architectural drawings, 1938-1953
Physical Description 50 drawings
Language(s) English , German .
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

This collection includes reprographic architectural presentation and working drawings for six projects for which Polish-American architect Henry G. Proskauer was draftsman, associated architect, or architect. Buildings represented include a student project for a proposed hotel on the Limmat River in Zurich (7 sheets, 1938); the Virgin Isle Hotel in St. Thomas, V.I., in collaboration with Harold Sterner, architect, Joseph Prisant, associate architect, and Jac Lessman, interior designer (19 sheets, 1949); the Hoffman residence in Stamford, Conn., for Hart, Jerman & Associates, architects (5 sheets, 1950); an unidentified radio station for Hart, Jerman & Associates, architects (2 sheets, 1951); the Liberty Life Insurance Home Office building in Greenville, S.C., for Carson & Lundin, architects (12 sheets, 1952-1953); and the Banco Nacional de Fomento/Banco Central de Honduras for Carson & Lundin, architects (5 sheets, undated).

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.

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

Henry G. Proskauer architectural drawings. Located in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift of Paul F. Proskauer. Accession number--2008.014.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Drawings Processed AvR 09/12/08.

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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Subject

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Architecture -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States Virgin Islands -- Charlotte Amalie -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Hans G. Proskauer was born in Breslau, now Wrocław, Poland, on October 15, 1915 and died in New York City on December 6, 2006. After moving to the United States, he changed his first name to Henry. A trained architect, Proskauer practiced in several firms in New York City, including Carson & Lundin and Hart, Jerman & Associates, and was also in partnership with Joseph A. Prisant.