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Photographs of the Kathrin & Walter Hochschild Residence at 1200 Fifth Avenue (New York N.Y.), 1930s

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 9413260 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Duryea, Drix ; Hewitt, Mattie Edwards, 1869-1956
Title Photographs of the Kathrin & Walter Hochschild Residence at 1200 Fifth Avenue (New York N.Y.), 1930s
Physical Description 46 photographs
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

Summary

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.

Publication Date

ca. 1930s

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

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

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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High-rise apartment buildings -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Pennington, Pleasance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.