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At a Glance
The collection includes Drix Duryea and Mattie E. Hewitt photographs of the Kathrin Samstag Hochschild and Walter Hochschild residence designed by Pleasance Pennington (architect) on the 16-18th floors of Emory Roth's 1200 Fifth Avenue apartment building. Built by Joseph Ravitch (developer), the triplex penthouse included a particularly notable outdoor playhouse/gazebo and dance floor.
Gift of Ann H. Poole in honor of her parents, Kathrin & Walter Hochschild
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 email@example.com.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Ann H. Poole. Method of acquisition--Donated;; Date of acquisition--2012. Accession number--2012.006.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Walter Hochschild was an industrialist who married the heiress Kathrin Samstag. They had three daughters: Ann, Lynn and Patricia. Ann H. Poole is the donor of this photographic record of their childhood home where they lived from c. 1930-1950.
The Hochschild's were avid collectors of modern painting. Kathrin Hochschild was appointed a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1956. The majority of their art collection was donated to MoMA during their lifetime, although some pieces remain with the family.