Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

Holdouts! Reference Files, 1897-1985, bulk 1970-1985

Summary Information

Abstract

New York architect, historian, and attorny Andrew Alpern co-wrote Holdouts! The Buildings That Got In The Way with Seymour Durst. Holdouts! examines over 50 examples of New York City holdouts or building owners who refuse to make way for office buildings and other urban designing projects.

At a Glance

Bib ID 9366214 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Alpern, Andrew
Title Holdouts! Reference Files, 1897-1985, bulk 1970-1985
Physical Description 2 document boxes; 1 portfolio
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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Reference Files

Description

Scope and Content

This collection is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book Holdouts! The Buildings That Got In The Way, co-written by Seymour Durst. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

General Note

This collection was processed by Andrew Alpern prior to the collection's arrival at Avery Library. All descriptions and dates were provided by Mr. Alpern

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 call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

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. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

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

Holdouts! Reference Files / Andrew Alpern, Department 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

Processing Information

This finding aid is based on the comprehensive inventory written by Andrew Alpern. All descriptions and dates were provided by Mr. Alpern.

Revision Description

2012-04-03 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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Subject

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"ArchivedGRID"
Real estate development -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Real property Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

New York architect, historian, and attorny Andrew Alpern co-wrote Holdouts! The Buildings That Got In The Way with Seymour Durst. Holdouts! examines over 50 examples of New York City holdouts or building owners who refuse to make way for office buildings and other urban designing projects. Among the notable projects are 26 Broadway, 80 Broad Street, 120 Wall Street, 127 John Street, One Liberty Plaza, 179 West Street, Cobble Court, 770 Broadway, Brevoort Estate, 43 Fifth Avenue, London Terrace, 1129 Broadway, 450 Seventh Avenue, Seven Park Avenue, B. Altman & Company, R.H. Macy & Company at Herlad Square and on Queens Boulevard, Marbridge Building at Herald Square, 592 Eigth Avenue, Bankd of America Building (ex Biltmore Hotel), 342 Madison Avenue, 350 Madison Avenue, 16 East 46th Street, The Reidy's Restaurant at 520 Madison Avenue, Citibank Building at 399 Park Avenue, 1133 Sixth Avenue, Sperry Rand Building, Rockerfeller Center, Lorillard Building, Allerton House, One Lincoln Plaza, The Sulgrave, Mayfair House, Columbia University Medical School at 80 Haven Avenue, The Spite House, Denver Church, Atlantic City, and the Russian Tea Room.