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Alexander McMillan Welch architectural drawings and papers, 1886-1937

Title
Alexander McMillan Welch architectural drawings and papers, 1886-1937.
Description
approx. 1,650 items.
Abstract
Architect. Welch graduated from the School of Architecture at Columbia College in 1890, and later studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Welch practiced independently and as a member of Welch, Smith & Provot.
Finding Aid
Paper inventory available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
Summary
Architectural plans and renderings of Welch's designs, largely New York City residences, circa 1890s-1920s; specifications; photographs; and brochures advertising buildings at 787 Fifth Ave., 628 Fifth Ave., and 71 and 73 Murray Street, in New York City. Drawings and a sketchbook done by Welch while a student; fourteen notebooks containing Welch's notes from Columbia classes in architecture, 1888-1890; licenses to practice in New York and New Jersey, 1904-1923; a certificate, 1937, and related correspondence relating to Welch's appointment as a U.S. delegate to the fourteenth International Congress of Architects, held in Paris, July 18-25, 1937. A list of U.S. delegates is included. Of note are drawings and papers for the restoration of the Dyckman House, an 18th century farmhouse in upper Manhattan (1910-1917); and the Mrs. Rutherford Stuyvesant Estate in Allamuchy, New Jersey, and the Rutherford Stuyvesant Momument in Tranquility Cemetery, Tranquility, New Jersey, designed by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
Language
English
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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