Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944

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New York historian, architect, housing reformer, son of Anson Phelps Stokes (1838-1913), and author of the "Iconography of Manhattan Island."

From the description of Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes papers, 1898-1937. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58778915

At the time of this project the address of I.N. Phelps Stokes was given as 100 William St. (New York, N.Y.).

From the description of Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings of memorial tablet and inscription for bell] / Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, architect. Mar. 3, 1917-Sept. 4, 1933. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 78960927

Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944) was an American architect and housing reformer. John Mead Howells and Stokes worked as partners in the architectural firm Howells and Stokes. In addition to his architectural work, Stokes was an organizer of the Tenement House Committee of the Charity Organization Society, served on the New York State Tenement House Commission, helped write the New York tenement house law of 1901, and designed several model tenements. He had a renowned collection of prints of old New York and was responsible for The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, a six-volume pictorial history published between 1915 and 1928. He served on the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library from 1916 until 1938.

From the guide to the I.N. Phelps Stokes papers, 1909-1944, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Architect, housing expert, historian.

Stokes was the author of THE ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND. He worked independently, and in partnership with John Mead Howells (1868-1959) as Howells & Stokes, based in New York City. The firm dissolved in 1917.

From the description of I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers, circa 1900-1933. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505719985

Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes (1867-1944) was an American architect and housing reformer.

John Mead Howells and Stokes worked as partners in the architectural firm Howells and Stokes. In addition to his architectural work, Stokes was an organizer of the Tenement House Committee of the Charity Organization Society, served on the New York State Tenement House Commission, helped write the New York tenement house law of 1901, and designed several model tenements. He had a renowned collection of prints of old New York and was responsible for The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, a six-volume pictorial history published between 1915 and 1928. He served on the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library from 1916 until 1938.

From the description of I.N. Phelps Stokes papers, 1909-1944. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60597601

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creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York City [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Howells and Stokes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937 (bulk 1933-1934). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Stokes, I.N. Phelps : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn I.N. Phelps Stokes : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Stokes family. Collection, [ca. 1818-1945] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings]. [Part 4] / Howells & Stokes. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes papers, 1898-1937. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. [St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.] [graphic] : [detail drawings of memorial tablets and inscriptions] / Howells & Stokes, architects. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ford, Francis W. [Map of the area later bounded by John Street, Gold Street, Platt Street and William Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / surveyed by Francis W. Ford. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Notes on New York City slums, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf R. Guastavino Company. Residence of I.N. Phelps Stokes, Greenwich, Conn. [graphic] : detail of Guastavino floor vault [in sections and plan] / R. Guastavino Co. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kebabian, John S.,. Book appraisals conducted for estate purposes, 1937-1960. Grolier Club
referencedIn Charles Alexander Nelson papers, 1850s-1930s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf I.N. Phelps Stokes papers, 1909-1944 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Harvard University. Correspondence relating to the construction of the Dudley Gate, 1912-1916 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. I.N. Phelps Stokes papers, 1909-1944. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings]. [Part 3] / Howells & Stokes. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf I. N. Phelps Stokes papers Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. [Group of buildings for Teacher's College] [graphic] : [HVAC drawings] / [Tenney & Ohmes]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Howells & Stokes architectural records and drawings, 1900-1940 (bulk 1904-1907). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings]. [Part 1] / Howells & Stokes. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. I. N. Phelps Stokes architectural drawings and papers, circa 1900-1933. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944. Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings of memorial tablet and inscription for bell] / Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes, architect. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf R. Guastavino Company. Chapel for Columbia University, N.Y.C. [graphic] : [detail drawings] / Apr. 4, 1905-Dec. 4, 1906. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Olivia Stokes Hatch papers, 1859-1993 Bryn Mawr College
referencedIn Phelps-Stokes Fund. Phelps-Stokes Fund records, 1893-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Nathalie Bailey Morris photographs of American Gothic Revival architecture, 1853-1937, (bulk 1933-1934) Columbia University. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives.
creatorOf Howells and Stokes. Chapel for Columbia University, New York, N.Y. [graphic] : [detail drawings]. [Part 2] / Howells & Stokes. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Arthur Curtiss James residence (Newport, R.I.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.). Outdoor Pulpit. corporateBody
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Ford, Francis W. person
associatedWith Gilliss, Walter, 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Hatch, Olivia Stokes, 1908-1983 person
associatedWith High-Low House (Greenwich, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hotchkiss, Thomas W person
associatedWith Hotchkiss, Thomas W. person
associatedWith Howells and Stokes. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells, John Mead, 1868-1959. person
associatedWith Kebabian, John S., person
associatedWith Lafayette Centenary Exhibition. corporateBody
associatedWith Macarthy, Clinton H person
associatedWith Macarthy, Clinton H. person
associatedWith McKim, Mead & White. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchell, Anna V. S. person
associatedWith Morris, Alletta Nathalie Lorillard Bailey, 1887-1935. person
associatedWith Nelson, Charles Alexander, 1839-1933 person
associatedWith Newberry Library corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Municipal Art Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Olmsted Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Paltsits, Victor Hugo, 1867-1952. person
associatedWith Phelps Stokes & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Phelps-Stokes Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith R. Guastavino Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of Iconophiles. corporateBody
associatedWith Stevens, Henry Newton, 1855-1930. person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1838-1913. person
associatedWith Stokes family. family
associatedWith Stokes family. family
associatedWith St. Paul's Chapel (Columbia University, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Paul's Chapel (Columbia University, New York, N.Y.). Memorial tablets. corporateBody
associatedWith Tribune Tower (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wieder, F. C. (Frederik Caspar), 1874-1943. person
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Rhode Island--Newport
New York (N.Y.)
Connecticut--Greenwich
United States
United States
Egypt
New York (State)--New York
Illinois--Chicago
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Connecticut--Darien
New York (N.Y.)
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Architecture--Designs and plans
Poverty--New York (State)--New York
College
Universities
Prints--Collectors and collecting
Slums--New York (State)--New York
Landscape architecture
Architects--Homes and haunts
Coins, Greek
Tablets
Memorials
Churches
Inscriptions
Church architecture
Architecture--Competitions
Commercial buildings
Dwellings
Houses
Architecture
Outdoor pulpits
Architecture, Domestic
Apartment houses
Chapels
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Death 1944

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