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

Summary Information

Abstract

New York architect, historian, and attorney 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Andrew Alpern. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2012. Accession number--2012.002.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Video recordings (physical artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"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.

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Series I: Reference Files

For a detailed description of the contents in each folder, please consult thisdownloadable PDF.



Box 01 Folder 01 26 Broadway, page 76



Box 01 Folder 02 Morgan Guaranty, page 158



Box 01 Folder 03 80 Broad Street, page 110



Box 01 Folder 04 120 Wall Street, page 154



Box 01 Folder 05 127 John Street, page 142



Box 01 Folder 06 One Liberty Plaza -- Chock full 'o Nuts, page 31



Box 01 Folder 07 City Investing Building -- 165 Broadway, page 52



Box 01 Folder 08 179 West Street, page 47



Box 01 Folder 09 80 Lafayette Street, page 34



Box 01 Folder 10 Cobble Court, page 80



Box 01 Folder 11 770 Broadway, page 43



Box 01 Folder 12 Brevoort Estate, page 160



Box 01 Folder 13 43 Fifth Avenue, page 138



Box 01 Folder 14 London Terrace, page 48



Box 01 Folder 15 1129 Broadway, page 27



Box 01 Folder 16 450 Seventh Avenue, page 79



Box 01 Folder 17 and Oversize Folder 01 Seven Park Avenue, page 127



Box 01 Folder 18 B. Altman & Company, page 104



Box 01 Folder 19 R.H. Macy & Company at Herald Square, page 15



Box 01 Folder 20 R.H. Macy & Company at Herald Square, page 15, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

VHS "Biography: R.H. Macy, 'Merchant Prince'" / Greystone Communications



Box 01 Folder 21 R. H. Macy & Company on Queens Boulevard, page 22



Box 01 Folder 22 Marbridge Building at Herald Square, page 21



Box 01 Folder 23 592 Eight Avenue, page 108



Box 01 Folder 24 House of Mansions, page 102



Box 01 Folder 25 Bank of America Building (ex Biltmore Hotel), page 82



Box 01 Folder 26 and Oversize Folder 01 342 Madison Avenue, page 118



Box 01 Folder 27 Borden Building, 350 Madison Avenue, page 54



Box 01 Folder 28 16 East 46th Street, page 83



Box 01 Folder 29 to 30 520 Madison Avenue, The Reidys' Restaurant, page 70



Box 01 Folder 31 Citibank Building, 399 Park Avenue, page 58



Box 01 Folder 32 1133 Sixth Avenue, page 90



Box 01 Folder 33 1166 Sixth Avenue, page 87



Box 01 Folder 34 1211 Sixth Avenue, Celanese Building, page 41



Box 01 Folder 35 1290 Sixth Avenue, Sperry Rand Building, page 66



Box 01 Folder 36 Rockefeller Center, page 35



Box 01 Folder 37 Lorillard Building, 200 East 42nd Street, 655 Third Avenue, page 62



Box 01 Folder 38 201 East 42 Street, page 60



Box 01 Folder 39 733 Third Avenue, page 98



Box 01 Folder 40 747 Third Avenue, page 68



Box 01 Folder 41 805 Third Avenue, page 65



Box 01 Folder 42 825 Third Avenue, page 94



Box 01 Folder 43 875 Third Avenue, page 92



Box 01 Folder 44 919 Third Avenue, page 136



Box 01 Folder 45 Allerton House, 698 Lexington Avenue, 130 East 57th Street, page 50



Box 01 Folder 46 360 East 57th Street, page 144



Box 01 Folder 47 One Lincoln Plaza, 33 West 63rd Street, page 84



Box 01 Folder 48 Broadway at 97th Street, page 96



Box 02 Folder 01 The Sulgrave, page 125



Box 02 Folder 02 Mayfair House, page 130



Box 02 Folder 03 3 East 83rd Street, page 24



Box 02 Folder 04 1134 Madison Avenue, page 134



Box 02 Folder 05 Columbia University Medical School, 80 Haven Avenue, page 131



Box 02 Folder 06 to 07 Citicorp Center page, 112



Box 02 Folder 08 The Spite House, page 122



Box 02 Folder 09 2054 Anthony Avenue, The Bronx, page 164



Box 02 Folder 10 West End, Park, and Fifth Avenues, pages 145, 149, and 152



Box 02 Folder 11 Introduction, page 1



Box 02 Folder 12 A 5-inch Holdout and Henry Baker, part of Introduction at page 3



Box 02 Folder 13 Denver Church, part of Introduction at page 8



Box 02 Folder 14 Atlantic City, part of Introduction at page 10



Box 02 Folder 15 and Oversize Folder 01 Skyscraper, part of Introduction at page 6



Box 02 Folder 16 Legislation, part of Introduction at page 11



Box 02 Folder 17 Correspondence



Box 02 Folder 18 William A. Reuben lawsuit re: Holdouts!



Box 02 Folder 19 Russian Tea Room (frontispiece of 1st Edition; page xiv and figure E of Second Foreword)



Box 02 Folder 20 Additional Images



Box 02 Folder 21 Humor



Box 02 Folder 22 Holdouts not used in HOLDOUTS!



Box 02 Folder 23 Site Plans and Floor Plans



Box 02 Folder 24 HOLDOUTS! General