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École Nationale Des Beaux-Arts: Histoire Générale de l'Architecture (No Location), 1899
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of approximately 5000 early 20th-century American architectural drawings (blueprint and trace drawings), primarily by C. Grant La Farge and various firms with which he was associated, including Heins & La Farge, La Farge, Clark & Creighton, La Farge, Warren & Clark, La Farge & Morris, and La Farge & Son. There are also groups of drawings by the architects Wilson Eyre, Pennington Satterthwaite (Princeton Class of 1893), Robert Gibson, and a few miscellaneous firms.
La Farge's drawings (1896-1931) represent churches, homes, instituions, boathouses, and mausoleums, including plans for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York City), St. Matthews Cathedral (Washington, D.C.), the U.S. Naval Hospital (Brooklyn), Caspar Whitney's home in Irvington, N.Y., and J. P. Morgan, Jr.'s home in Matinecock Point, N.Y. For Wilson Eyre, a noted Philadelphia architect, there are drawings (1903-1932) for Walter Jefford's house in Conn., and various other buildings. Satterthwaite's works (1901-1927) include architectural plans for the Princeton Club (New York City), the Nassau Club (Princeton), the boathouse at Princeton University, and A. C. Hencken's home in Greenwich, Conn. Also present are drawings and prints used by Robert W. Gibson in the competition for the plans of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in N.Y., and miscellaneous drawings by Carrere & Hastings, D. H. Faia, Robert Walters, C. P. Gilbert, and others.
- Custodial History:
The collection was originally formed by Mrs. Carl F. Gould as a foundation for the Archives of American Architecture which was begun in 1942 at Princeton University Library. No further additions seem to have been made since then.
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No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
École Nationale Des Beaux-Arts: Histoire Générale de l'Architecture (No Location); American Architectural Drawings, C0688, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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