New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records, 1892-1921 (bulk, circa 1911-1920).


New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company records, 1892-1921 (bulk, circa 1911-1920).

Files of the company, 1911-1920, much of which consists of unsucessful architectural bid documents, each noting the architect, building, and location, as well as estimated costs, sketches, and related correspondents. These bid documents represent commissions not awarded to NYATCC, and do, in some cases, indicate the outcome of the bid. Architects represented include McKim, Mead & White; Cass Gilbert; George Post; D.H. Burnham & Company; Warren & Wetmore, Schwartz & Gross, and many others. Also includes correspondence and office memoranda, including some describing the formative years, 1911-1914, of the National Terra Cotta Society, trade catalogs, and job photographs. Also, two albums containing photographs of sample pieces of terra cotta, and month by month construction records for three buildings, including the American Theater (42nd Street, New York, 1892) by Charles Coolidge Haight; the Renaissance Apartments (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1889) and the Imperial Apartments (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1890) both by Montrose Morris.

ca. 6,000 files.

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Proudfoot, Bird and Rawson (corporateBody)

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The son of a wealthy miller, Benjamin Marshall was born in Chicago in 1874 and attended a South Side prep school, the Harvard School in Kenwood. Although he received no formal education in architecture, he apprenticed with the firm of Marble and Wilson from 1893 to 1895. Upon the death of Marble, he was made a partner in the firm after only two years as an apprentice. Following an extended European trip, Marshall started his own firm in 1902. During the next three years, he establis...

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Atlantic Terra Cotta Company (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

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White Acre of Ohio Terra Cotta Co. (corporateBody)

Boyland, John Tang (person)

Goldner & Goldberg. (corporateBody)

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Nirdlinger, M. (person)

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Morris, Montrose. (person)

Pilcher, Lewis Stephen, 1845-1934 (person)

Henry Austin Martin, physician, of Boston, Mass.; brought what he called true animal vaccine to the United States in 1870; author of Tracheotomy without tube (Philadelphia, 1878). From the description of Letter : Brooklyn, N.Y., to Henry Austin Martin, 1881 Mar. 5 (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 768121854 ...

Thomas, Andrew J. (person)

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Townsend, Steinle and Haskell. (corporateBody)

Atlanta Terra Cotta Company. (corporateBody)

Buchman & Kahn (corporateBody)

Shattuck and Hussey. (corporateBody)

Westinghouse, Church, Kerr & Company. (corporateBody)

Tooker and Marsh (corporateBody)

Jallade, Louis E. (Louis Eugene), 1876-1957 (person)