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Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, 1955-1973.

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Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Lathrop Douglass (1907-1981) was an architect and urban planner who was a pioneer in the design of shopping centers in the United States and Europe.

At a Glance

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Creator(s):Douglass, Lathrop.
Title:Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, 1955-1973.
Physical description:1,627 drawings
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Archives & Drawings' Reading Room, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The majority of this collection is maintained in off-site storage and must retrieved with advance notification. For further information and to make an appointment to use this collection, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection consists of one series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Architectural drawings for Douglass' projects, particularly Cross County Center, Yonkers, N.Y., 1955-1965; Eudowood Shopping Plaza, Baltimore, Md., 1961-1973; Garden Center, Paramus, N.J., 1961-1966; Melville Mall, North Terminal Business Center Urban Renewal Project, New Bedford, Mass., 1969-1973; Sunrise Mall, Massapequa, N.Y., 1971-1972; and other projects, largely shopping centers.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

 This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Dept. of Archives & Drawings' Reading Room, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. The majority of this collection is maintained in off-site storage and must retrieved with advance notification. For further information and to make an appointment to use this collection, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

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Preferred Citation

Lathrop Douglass architectural drawings, 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: 3460580 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 (Coporate Name)

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Sunrise Mall (Massapequa, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Melville Mall (New Bedford, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
North Terminal Business Center Urban Renewal Project (New Bedford, Mass.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cross County Center (Yonkers, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Garden Center (Paramus, N.J.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Eudowood Shopping Center (Baltimore, Md.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects (Topic)

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Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--New Jersey--Paramus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--Massachusetts--New Bedford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--New York (State)--Yonkers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture--New York (State)--Massapequa.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping centers--New York (State)--Yonkers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping centers--New Jersey--Paramus.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping centers--Maryland--Baltimore.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping centers--Massachusetts--New Bedford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping malls--New York (State)--Massapequa.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shopping malls--Massachusetts--New Bedford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Urban renewal--Massachusetts--New Bedford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subject (Occupation)

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Architects.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Types of Material

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Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Lathrop Douglass was born in Kansas City, Mo. in 1907. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1929, studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France, and returned to Yale, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1932.

Between 1938 and 1941, he worked for the Housing Board of the State of New York, and during World War II he was in charge of design for a repair program for bases, hospitals and utilities in Africa and the Middle East. After working for John W. Harris Associates for several years, he founded his own firm in 1947.

During his firm's first years, he designed a series of office building for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and various affiliates. In 1956, he received first prize at the Festival International d'Architecture in Paris for his design the Creole Petroleum Building in Caracas, Venezuela.

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