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Rose Associates Inc. records, 1935-2004, bulk 1935-1983

Summary Information

Abstract

Rose Associates, Inc. is a prominent New York real estate development firm. The collection contains construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, advertising materials, and other records related to the construction of apartment complexes overseen by the historic firm between 1920 and 1980. Notable projects within the collection include the Madison Belvedere, Park Gramercy, Georgetown Plaza, and Metropolis.

At a Glance

Bib ID 8972723 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Rose, Elihu, 1933- ; Rose Associates, Inc
Title Rose Associates Inc. records, 1935-2004, bulk 1935-1983
Physical Description 5 document boxes; 1 manuscript box; 4 print boxes
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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Corporate Records and Project Records.

Description

Scope and Content

The Rose Associates collection consists primarily of construction photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and other records of the construction of apartment complexes overseen by Rose Associates. The collection also includes advertising materials from these projects. There is limited information on later projects.

Series I: Corporate Records/Background Material covers the informational materials of Rose Associates, building fact sheets, and various photographs for their properties from 1990-2000.

Series II: Project Records is made up of 3 subseries. Subseries 1: General contains construction photographs, floorplans, and advertising materials for apartment complexes in Manhattan, including 4 E. 89th Street, Park Gramercy, and the Sheffield. It also has records for similar projects in the Bronx, notably Schuyler Village. Architects are listed when known, but there are many cases where this information was not available. Subseries 2: Albums includes newspaper and magazine clippings for 1180 Company, Banker's Trust Building, and Walden Terrace. Subseries 3: Ledgers contains records of construction costs for a number of projects including the Keystone Building, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 280 Park Avenue, and Georgetown Plaza. Several of the ledgers are organized by holding corporation instead of project.

Publication Date

1935-2004

The Rose Associates, Inc. Records were donated to Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library by Elihu Rose in 2011

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.

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Rose Associates, Inc. Records, 1935-2004, (bulk 1935-1983), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Related Material

Real Estate Brochure Collection at Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Boak & Raad architectural drawings, 1949-1958, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Elihu Rose. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2011. Accession number--2011.007.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Processed; Elizabeth Gollnick 2011.

Revision Description

2011-10-25 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albums (books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eastmore Realty Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gramercy Development Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jackson Development Corporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real estate business -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real estate management -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rose Associates, Inc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Rose Associates was founded in the 1920s by brothers Samuel B. and David Rose. The company originally managed properties in the Bronx and has grown to oversee more than 31,000 apartments in New York. This collection focuses mainly on the properties managed by Samuel B. and David Rose, as well as Frederick Phineas Rose and Elihu Rose, between 1920 to 1980. There is also limited information on later projects. Some of the most notable properties included in this collection are the Madison Belvedere, Park Gramercy, and Metropolis.

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Series I: Corporate Records/Background Material



Box 01 Folder 01 to 04 Brochures and Manuals, undated

(4 folders)



Box 01 Folder 05 to 06 Building Fact Sheets, 1963-1998

(2 folders)



Box 01 Folder 07 Floor Plans Booklet, undated

Includes floor plans for the following apartments: 60 East 8th Street, 63 East 9th Street, 245 East 40th Street, 300 East 40th Street, 211 East 53rd Street, 322 West 57th Street, 333 West 57th Street, 20 East 68th Street, 240 East 76th Street, 45 East 89th Street, and 7 Lexington Avenue



Box 09 Hannah Leah Rose Settlement, 1955 Nov

Portfolio of plans



Box 01 Folder 08 Photographs, David and Frederick Rose, undated

3 items



Box 09 Photographs, Various Properties, undated

14 items



Box 01 Folder 09 Publication Media Printed Information, 1997

Memoranda, Newsletters, Clippings, Maps, and Statistic charts



Box 01 Folder 10 Real Estate Forum , 1960 Nov, 1962 Apr, 1966 Nov

3 items



Box 01 Folder 11 Westcroft Realty Corp. (Hartsdale, NY), undated

Brochure : 2 items

Series II: Project Records


Subseries 1: General



Box 01 Folder 12 110 West 57th Street (New York, NY), undated

Architect William I. Hohauser

Brochure : 1 item



Box 01 Folder 13 215 East 79th Street (New York, NY), ca. 1960s

Brochures, Offering Statement, and 1 Photograph



Box 01 Folder 14 22 Saw Mill River Road (Hawthorne, NY), 1984

Matthew J. Warshauer P.C. Architects

Brochure : 2 items



Box 01 Folder 15 to 18 45 East 89th Street (New York, NY), 1967-1969

Associate Architects: The Office of Philip Birnbaum and Oppenheimer, Brady and Lehrecke

Photographs : 143 items (4 folders)



Box 01 Folder 19 45 East 89th Street (New York, NY), 1969, undated

Associate Architects: The Office of Philip Birnbaum and Oppenheimer, Brady and Lehrecke

Brochures and Flyers requesting tenant participation in a survey



Box 01 Folder 20 45 East 89th Street (New York, NY), undated

Associate Architects: The Office of Philip Birnbaum and Oppenheimer, Brady and Lehrecke

Floor plans



Box 01 Folder 21 45 East 89th Street (New York, NY), 1977

Associate Architects: The Office of Philip Birnbaum and Oppenheimer, Brady and Lehrecke

Thank you notes, children's drawings, and 16 photographs of kindergarten class who temporarily occupied 45 East 89th Street during the gas shortage.



Box 01 Folder 22 99-61 67th Road (Forest Hills, Queens, NY), 1946-1947

Photographs : 41 items



Box 01 Folder 23 Allegro, 62 West 62nd Street (New York, NY), undated

Brochure : 1 item



Box 01 Folder 24 Andrew Jackson, 35-20 Leverich Street (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), undated

Brochure : 1 item



Box 01 Folder 25 Banker's Trust Building, 280 Park Avenue (New York, NY), 1960-1962

Photographs : 77 items



Box 01 Folder 26 Boswell, 84-10 37th Avenue (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), 1952

Photograph : 1 item



Box 01 Folder 27 Branford House, Westchester, Croes, Noble and Gleasons Avenues (Bronx, NY), 1962

Brown & Guenther, Architects

1 Bound Report, "A Limited Profit Housing Project Supervised by the Housing and Redevelopment Board of the City of New York"



Box 02 Folder 01 The Broakford, 65 Park Terrace West (New York, NY), undated

Leo Stillman, Architect

Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 02 to 03 The Churchill, 300 West 40th Street (New York, NY), 1965-1967, undated

20 Photographs, 1 Negative, Brochures, and Floor Plans (2 folders)



Box 02 Folder 04 Colonnade 57, 347 West 57th Street (New York, NY), 1982, undated

Brochures, Promotional Material, First Annual Meeting of the Unit Owners (1982 Nov 23)



Box 02 Folder 05 Eastmore House, 240 East 76th Street (New York, NY), undated

Leo Stillman, Architect; Boak & Raad, Associate Architects

1 Photograph, Brochures, and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 06 Evergreen Gardens, 950-955 Evergreen Avenue (Bronx, NY), 1961-1963

Architect: Pomerance & Breines

86 Photographs, Brochure, and Promotional Material



Box 02 Folder 07 Executive House, 45 East Hartsdale Avenue (Hartsdale, NY), undated

Brochure



Box 02 Folder 08 Fenimore House, 199 East Hartsdale Avenue (Hartsdale, NY), undated

Brochure and Floor Plan



Box 02 Folder 09 Garth Manor, 281 Garth Road (Scarsdale, NY), undated

Brochures and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 10 Georgetown Plaza, 60 East 8th Street (New York, NY), 1965-1967, undated

41 Photographs, Brochures, and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 11 Goodhue House, 20 East 35th Street (New York, NY), undated

William M. Dowling, Architects

Brochures and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 12 Hartridge House, 111 East Hartsdale Avenue (Hartsdale, NY), undated

Brochure and Floor Plan



Box 02 Folder 13 Hawthorne, 211 East 53rd Street (New York, NY), undated

Architects: Boak and Raad

4 Photographs, Brochures, Promotional Material, And Floor Plan



Box 02 Folder 14 Heathcote Court, 85 Wiltshire Road (Scarsdale, NY), undated

Floor Plan



Box 02 Folder 15 Homestead, 80 East Hartsdale Avenue (Scarsdale, NY), undated

Brochures and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 16 to 18 Kingsbridge Gardens, 234th Street and Kingsbridge Ave., Corlear Ave., and Broadway (Bronx, NY), 1962-1966

Pomerance & Breines

1 Bound Report, "A Limited Profit Housing Project Supervised by the Housing and Redevelopment Board of the City of New York", Papers, Floor Plans, and 113 Photographs (3 folders)



Box 02 Folder 19 Leyland House, 945 Underhill Avenue (Bronx, NY), 1960s, 2001

Brochures, Promotional Material, Clippings, Specifications, Floor Plans and Offering Summary (2001_



Box 02 Folder 20 Madison Belvedere, 10 East 29th Street (New York, NY), 1990s

Brochures and Clippings



Box 02 Folder 21 to 24 Madison Green, 5 East 22nd Street (New York, NY), 1981-1983

Photographs : 224 items (4 photographs)



Box 02 Folder 25 to 26 Madison Green, 5 East 22nd Street (New York, NY), undated

Architect: Philip Birnbaum, P.C.

Brochures and Floor Plans (2 folders)



Box 02 Folder 27 to 28 Marlborough House, 245 East 40th Street (New York, NY), 1969, 1970s

Brochures, Floor Plan, Papers, and 149 Photographs (2 folders)



Box 03 Folder 01 Metropolis, 150 East 44th Street (New York, NY), 1980s, 2000s

Brochures and Clippings



Box 03 Folder 02 to 03 Nathan Hale Gardens, 3411 Irwin Avenue (Bronx, NY), 1962, undated

Floor Plan and 144 Photographs (2 folder)



Box 03 Folder 04 Oakwood, 99-21 67th Road (Forest Hill, Queens, NY), undated

Leo Stillman, Architect

Floor Plans and 1 Negative



Box 03 Folder 05 Olmstead House, 69-01 35th Avenue (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), undated

Architects: Samuel Paul & Seymour Jarmul

Brochures and 19 Photographs



Box 03 Folder 06 to 08 Parc Vista, 801 15th Street South (Arlington, VA), 1990s

Floor Plans, Promotional Material, Memorandum and other papers, 2 Disk Drives, 4 Photographs, 4 Transparencies (3 folders)



Box 03 Folder 09 The Park Gramercy, 7-9 Lexington Avenue (New York, NY), 1950s

Architect: Boak & Raad

Brochures, Floor Plan, Clipping, 3 Photographs, 1 Blueprint of Dental Suite for Drs. W.D. Berg & C. Blackarsh (1951)



Box 03 Folder 10 Park Terrace Gardens, Park Terrace West (New York, NY), 1970s

Albert Goldhammer, Architect

Brochures, Documents, Floor Plans, 1 Photograph



Box 03 Folder 11 to 12 Randall House, 63 East 9th Street (New York, NY), 1950s

Boak & Raad, Architects

Brochures, Floor Plans, Press Release, and 19 Photographs (2 folders)



Box 03 Folder 13 Rockwood, 20 East 68th Street (New York, NY), 1954-1965

Boak & Raad, Architects

Brochures, Promotional Material, Correspondence, Floor Plans, 2 Photograph and 1 Negative



Box 03 Folder 14 Scarborough Manor (Briarcliff Manor, NY), undated

Brochure



Box 03 Folder 15 Schuyler House, 1220 Croes Avenue (Bronx, NY), 1960s

Brochures, Floor Plans, Clippings



Box 03 Folder 16 to 17 Sheffield, 322 West 57th Street (New York, NY), 1978-1979, 2001-2004

Brochures, Clippings, 2 Bound Portfolios, and 51 Photographs (2 folders)



Box 03 Folder 18 Spruceridge House, 241-245 East 25th Street (New York, NY), 1964

Floor Plans and Project Analysis



Box 03 Folder 19 Stewart Heights, 25 and 35 Stewart Place (Mount Kisco, NY), undated

Architect: Lawrence Rothman Assoc.

Brochures, Newspaper Clippings



Box 03 Folder 20 Tower 53, 159 West 53rd Street (New York, NY), undated

Brochures, Floor Plans



Box 03 Folder 21 Tower 58, 58 West 58th Street (New York, NY), undated

Brochures, Floor Plans



Box 04 Folder 01 Walden Terrace, 64th Avenue at 98th Street (Forest Hills, Queens, NY), undated

Brochures, Plans, Clippings, 22 Photographs



Box 04 Folder 02 Westmore, 333 West 57th Street (New York, NY), 1974-1986

Brochures, Floor Plans, Plans, Job Orders, Photograph



Box 04 Folder 03 Whitebrook, 325 Main Street (White Plains, NY), undated

Photographs: 14 items



Box 04 Folder 04 to 05 Wingate, 201 East 37th Street (New York, NY), 1960, undated

Leo Stillman, Architect

Construction Records and Floor plans (2 folders)



Box 04 Folder 06 Winthrop Gardens, 2440 Olinville Avenue (Bronx, NY), undated

Floor plans


Subseries 2: Albums



Box 04 Folder 07 Loose Material from Unidentified Album, 1961-1965



Box 06 Folder 01 to 25 Banker's Trust, 1960 Oct to 1961 Nov

Magazine Clippings, Newspaper Clippings, and Radio TV Reports (25 Folders)



Box 07 Folder 01 to 11 1180 Company, 1961 Sep to 1962 Nov

Magazine Clippings and Newspaper Clippings (11 folders)



Box 07 Folder 12 to 30 Walden Terrace, 1948 Jan to 1949 Apr

Newspaper Clippings (19 folders)



Box 08 Folder 01 to 31 Advertising - Mitchell Lama, 1962 Sep - 1965 Feb

Magazine Clippings and Newspaper Clippings, Comparative Analysis Pre-War Apartments, Documents, Housing Permit 334-346 West 59th Street, Photographs, Real Estate Conference (1948 Apr 22) (31 folders)



Box 09 Ezra Stoller Associates Portfolio, undated

Photographs of properties including 1 Battery Park Plaza. Keystone Building,


Subseries 3: Ledgers



Box 05 1000 Grand Concourse (Bronx, NY), 1935-1936

Construction Records



Box 05 280 Park Avenue (New York, NY), 1961-1964

Construction Records



Box 05 331-45 West 57th Street, 334-46 West 58th Street (New York, NY), 1940-1941

Construction Corporation: 57th Street Construction Corp. ; Construction Records



Box 05 58 West 58th Street, 45 East 89th Street, Seamen's Bank, undated

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 84-10 34th Avenue (Flushing, Queens, NY), 1950-1951

Construction Corporation: Jackson Dev. Corp., Stonewall Development Corp., Fenton Holding Corp. ; Construction Records



Box 05 Barnes, 1933

Construction Records



Box 05 Eastmore House, 240 East 76th Street (New York, NY), 1955-1956

Construction Corporation: Eastmore Reality Corp. ; Construction Records



Box 05 Evergreen, Nathan Hale, Kingsbridge, 1961-1962

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 The Homestead, Georgetown Plaza, The Churchill, undated

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 Jackson Manor, 35-20 Leverich Street (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), Olmstead House, 69-01 35th Avenue (Jackson Heights, Queens, NY), Hall Manor Tower (New York, NY), 1961

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 Keystone Building, 99 High Street (Boston, MA) and Bankers Trust Company, 1180 Avenue of the Americas (New York, NY), 1964-1969

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 Leland House, Branford House, Winthrop Gardens, undated

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 Marlborough House, undated

Construction Records, Contract Records



Box 05 The Park Gramercy, 7-9 Lexington Avenue (New York, NY), 1950-1951

Construction Corporation: Gramercy Development Corp. ; Construction Records



Box 05 Park Terrace Gardens, 70 Park Terrace West (New York, NY), 1939-1940

Construction Records



Box 05 Repar Realty Corp., Rockwood Realty Corp., 1954-1955

Construction Records



Box 05 Thornley Realty Corp. and Rostin Realty Corp., 1946-1947

Construction Records



Box 05 Tryon Gardens, Inc., 1937-1938

Construction Records



Box 05 Untitled Ledger (Bronx, NY), 1929

Construction Records



Box 05 Walden Terrace, 64th Avenue at 98th Street (Forest Hills, Queens, NY), 1948-1949

Construction Corporation: Nipark Realty Corp. ; Construction Records



Box 05 Wentworth, 331-45 West 57th Street and 334-46 West 58th Streets (New York, NY), 1932

Construction Corporation: Academy Home Planners ; Construction Records