Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Henry Ives Cobb papers, 1907-1922

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 8464626 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cobb, Henry Ives, 1859-1931
Title Henry Ives Cobb papers, 1907-1922
Physical Description 65 items (34 pencil drawings, 28 watercolor paintings, 2 diplomas, 1 scrapbook)
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

Scope and content

Collection is made up of a scrapbook containing 2 pencil on trace sketches, newspaper clippings, and clippings from House and Gardens Magazine (ca 1922) relating to various residences not associated with the architect; 2 diplomas, one from the State Board of Examiners of Architects, Cook County, Chicago (1897) and the other from University of the State of New York State Board for the Registration of Architects (1916); 28 watercolor paintings (ca. 1907) depicting various locations in Europe, including Paris, Florence, Vevay, Versailles, and Venice; 34 pencil drawings of Beaux Art buildings, including residences designed by the architect and illustrations for Good Housekeeping Magazine; and photographs of Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals, which do not appear to have been taken by the architect.

Publication Date

ca. 1907-1922

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

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Gift; Lynes. Date of acquisition--1971. Accession number--1971.006.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Processed; Zoe Milgram 2011.

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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Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
diplomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
watercolors (painting) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
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Architects -- Illinois -- Chicago Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cobb, Henry Ives, 1859-1931 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Henry Ives Cobb, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, was a Chicago-based architect known for his willingness to design in different styles, from the Beaux Arts to Romanesque Revival to Victoria Gothic. Cobb, along with Charles S. Frost, opened Cobb & Frost in 1882, where they designed many buildings now in the National Register of Historic Places, including Potter Palmer's residence, the Chicago Opera House, and the Dearborn Observatory. Cobb & Frost was dissolved in 1989 when some of Cobb's best known buildings were made, including the Newberry Library, The Fisheries Building from the World's Columbian Exposition, and the Chicago Post Office and Federal Building. Cobb moved to New York in 1902, where he stayed for the remainder of his life.