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Ogden Codman architectural drawings and papers, circa 1793-1936, (bulk, circa 1890-1936)

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Ogden Codman architectural drawings and papers, circa 1793-1936, (bulk, circa 1890-1936), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Creator(s):Codman, Ogden.
Title:Ogden Codman architectural drawings and papers, circa 1793-1936, (bulk, circa 1890-1936)
Physical description:circa 3,474 items.
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection contains one series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Architectural drawings and specifications for Codman's projects, circa 1890s-1930s, including the Martha Codman house in Washington, D.C.; alterations for Edith Wharton and her husband at their three residences, the Mount in Lenox, Mass., Land's End in Newport, R.I., and their Park Avenue home in New York City; work for the Thayer family of Boston, Mass., specifically Nathaniel Thayer's three homes in Boston, Lancaster, Mass., and Newport, R.I. ("Edgemere"), Bernard Thayer's Beacon Hill houyse in Boston, and Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer's two houses in Boston and Lancaster, Mass.; the Lucy Dahlgren house in New York City; the Archer M. Huntington house on Fifth Avenue in New York City; interior design for John D. Rockefeller in his house "Kykuit" at Pocantico Hills, N.Y.; interior design work for the Vanderbilt family including Cornelius Vanderbilt's "Breakers" at Newport, R.I. and Frederick William Vanderbilt's mansion in Hyde Park, N.Y. and his house on Fifth Avenue in New York City; Oliver Ames' mansion at Pride's Crossing, Beverly, Mass., and his house in Boston; and interior decoration and alterations for Codman's own homes in Newport, R.I. and Roslyn, N.Y. and his villa in France, "La Leopolda", at Villefranche-sur-Mer. Also, lists, descriptions, and postcards of French chateaux, with related correspondence, circa 1900s-1930s, relating to Codman's bibliography on the chateaux of France; and miscellaneous lists of houses in England and France, correspondence, and printed material.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.cul.columbia.edu.

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Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

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Ogden Codman architectural drawings and papers, circa 1793-1936, (bulk, circa 1890-1936), Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

CLIO ID: 3460551 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects (Personal Names)

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
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Ogden Codman house (Newport, R.I.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ogden Codman house (Roslyn, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
La LeĢopolda (Villefranche-sur-Mer, France)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Martha Codman house (Washington, D.C.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Land's End (Newport, R.I.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edward R. Wharton house (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nathaniel Thayer mansion (Lancaster, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nathaniel Thayer house (Boston, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edgemere (Newport, R.I.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bayard Thayer house (Boston, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer house (Boston, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eugene Van Rensselaer Thayer house (Lancaster, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lucy D. Dahlgren house (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Archer M. Huntington house (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
John D. Rockefeller House (Pocantico Hills, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Breakers (Newport, R.I.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Frederick William Vanderbilt house (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oliver Ames mansion (Pride's Crossing, Beverly, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Oliver Ames house (Boston, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subject (Topics)

HeadingCUL Archives:
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ArchiveGRID
France--Pictorial works.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mount (Lenox, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Massachusetts--Boston.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Rhode Island--Newport.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--France--Villefranche-sur-Mer.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Castles--France--Bibliography.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dwellings--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dwellings--France.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dwellings--France--Villefranche-sur-Mer.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dwellings--France--Paris.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interior architecture--France--Paris.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interior decoration--France--Paris.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interior decoration--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Type of Materials

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Account books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Postcards.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Architect, author and interior decorator.

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