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New York State Capitol competition drawings and construction photographs, circa 1866-1870

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New York State Capitol competition drawings and construction photographs. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A Albany Capitol View CLIO record
Creator(s):New York State Capitol (Albany, N.Y.)
Title:New York State Capitol competition drawings and construction photographs, circa 1866-1870
Physical description:39 images (1 box)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Drawings & Archives Reading Room, 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 »
Types of Materials in the Collection:Albumen photographic prints, mounted on board and lithograph on paper .

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in two series: Competition Drawings and Construction Photographs.

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Description

Scope and Content

Included in this collection are nineteen albumen photographs and one lithographic print of architectural drawings submitted by architects for the competition to design the New York State Capitol building in Albany, circa 1866-1870. Competing architects and architectural firms represented here include Adams & Worthen, Louis Burger, Fuller & Gilman, Fuller & Laver, Schulze & Schoen, and several unidentified architects. Of note are drawings for the New York State Capitol by Louis Burger and Schulze & Schoen bearing inscriptions to Obadiah B. Latham, a member of the Capitol Commission. Also included are nine photographs showing construction in progress on the Capitol between July and September, 1869. Photographs of competition drawings by Schulze & Schoen for the Iowa Capitol, the New York Post Office, and the New York Life Insurance Company Building, as well as an unsigned drawing of the Ohio Capitol building are additionally part of this collection. Several of the images are labeled by the photographer E.S.M. Haines, also practicing as Haines & Wickes, in Albany, New York.

Nearly all competition drawings show a three-quarter view emphasizing the main entrance on the east façade , which faces the Hudson River and is the loftiest part pf the building. The land rises as one proceeds along the north and south sides to the west façade.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Drawings & Archives Reading Room, 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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Preferred Citation

New York State Capitol competition drawings and construction photographs. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

Electronic inventory is available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Herbert Mitchell, Rare Books Librarian, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

This collection was processed by Herbert Mitchell, Rare Books LIbrarian, Avery Library, circa 1979.

EAD instance generated by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, from CLIO record and MS Excel file,Oct. 31, 2007. Finding aid written in English.
    2007-10-31 File created.
    2009-07-16 File revised.

CLIO ID: 3460559 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 (Corporate Names)

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New York State Capitol (Albany, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Architecture --Competitions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture --United States --Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture --New York (State) --Albany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State) --Capital and capitol.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Building Types

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Public buildings --New York (State) --New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public buildings --New York (State) --Albany.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creators (Personal Names)

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Burger, Louis.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haines, E. S. M., photographer.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Latham, Obadiah B.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Additional Creators (Corporate Names)

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Adams & Worthen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fuller & Gilman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schulze & Schoen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fuller & Laver.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State). Capitol Commission.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Haines & Wickes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Notes

Adams & Worthen, architects and engineers, N.Y.C.

Julius W. Adams (fl. 1866- ) and William W. Worthen (fl. 1865- ). Only Worthen is listed in Wilson's New York Business Directory for 1865/1866. In the 1866/1867 volume, they are both listed at 128 Broadway. In Trow's New York Directory for 1867/1868, Adams still appears at 128 Broadway, while Worthen has moved to 482 Broadway. In Wilson's New York Business Directory for 1868/1869, Worthen still appears at 482 Broadway, but Adams is listed at 63 Williams St. Both men are classified as civil engineers in the directories.

Paul Schulze (circa 1827-1897) and Paul F. Schoen (fl. 1866- ).

Neither Schulze nor Schoen appears in Wilson's New York Business Directory for 1865/1866. In the volume for 1866/1867, Paul F. Schoen is listed but not Schulze. In Trow's New York Directory for 1867/1868, both are listed, although not as a partnership, at 88 Wall St. In Wilson's New York Business Directory for 1868/1869, they are listed as partners at 88 Wall St.

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