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Raymond M. Hood architectural drawings and papers

Title
Raymond M. Hood architectural drawings and papers, circa 1890-1944.
Description
Drawings: approx. 281 sheets
Papers: approx. .7 cubic ft.
Abstract
A practicing architect, Hood was a partner in the New York City architectural firm Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouiloux and also in Howells & Hood.
Finding Aid
Inventory is available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
Summary
Architectural drawings for three projects; photographs of architectural drawings and models; photographs of sites before construction, buildings under construction, and interiors and exteriors of completed buildings; and related clippings. The three projects, with original drawings, arethe McGraw-Hill building, New York, 1929-1934, by Raymond Hood, Godley & Fouilhoux, and alterations, 1942-1944, by Harrison, Fouilhoux, and Abramovitz; Hood's first studies for Rockefeller Center, drawn by Walter Kilham, Jr. in 1929; and the Daily News Building, New York, 1929-1947, by Hood and John M. Howells. Also included are the Chicago Tribune Tower, Chicago (Hood won the competition for the project in 1922 - a photograph of the drawing submitted to the competition by architect Eliel Saarinen is included); photographs of models for Rockefeller Center buildings; and miscellaneous and unrealized projects. Also, two albums containing interior and exterior photographs of completed buildings designed by Hood including his American Radiator building, New York, the Chicago Tribune Tower, and others. Biographical material on Hood includes clippings of obituaries, 1934; photographs of Hood and his family, ca. 1890s-1930s, and travel photographs, early 20th century; clippings of articles by and about Hood; and biographical notes on Hood. Of interest is a photograph by Berenice Abbott of the McGraw-Hill building showing the Sixth Avenue El, demolished in 1940.
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.columbia.edu.
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
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Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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