John H. Duncan architectural records and papers

John H. Duncan architectural records and papers, circa 1890-1930.
Architectural drawings 24 items
3.2 linear feet (8 archival document boxes)
Diaries 1 v.
Photograph albums 1 v.
Photographs 5
John Hemingway Duncan, born in Binghamton, New York, worked as an architect in the New York City area. His projects include Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park, Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, and the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey.
This collection includes five drawings, blueprint on paper, and one drawing, ink and wash on paper, of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial; a drawing in ink and wash on paper of the Trenton War Memorial; and 17 drawings, graphite on tracing paper, of the Kemble Building, located at 15-25 Whitehall Street in Manhattan. Eight boxes of office records that include correspondence concerning buildings for the Goelet Estate, Cadillac Hotel, and Grant's Tomb, and a postcard to architectural renderer Hughson Hawley. Also included is a diary and an album of family photographs and architectural projects.
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
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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John H. Duncan architectural records and papers. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Columbia University, New York, NY.
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