William Gehron architectural drawings, 1931-1952
290 drawings (in 4 manuscript boxes).
William Gehron was born July 9, 1887 in Williamsport, PA. He was a 1912 graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology. His early training included positions in the offices of Dennison & Hirons, Ernest Flagg, Warren & Wetmore, and Arnold W. Brunner. Throughout the his carreer, Gehron had partnerships with architects Ross & Alley, as well as with Andrew J. Thomas, Howard R. Hutchinson, and Gilbert L. Seltzer.
The collection contains 290 drawings by American architect William Gehron for projects in the New York area. Projects represented are: Queens Borough Hall, 1939-40 (74 drawings); P.S. 191, 1952 (25 drawings); Convalescent Day Camp, Welfare Island, 1937 (15 drawings); Micellaneous Housing Projects, 1935 (25 drawings); Proposed Plaza for Broadway and 122nd Street, 1936 (1 drawing); World War II Memorial in Watermill, Long Island, NY, 1950 (6 drawings); Harlem Hospital OPD, 1939 (77 drawings); Studies for MacDonald Observatory, 1931 (28 drawings); and Utica State Hospital, 1949 (41 drawings).
This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift of Gilbert L. Seltzer, 1986.009, 2004.005.