American architect and urban planner (1883-1971). A graduate of Columbia University's School of Architecture and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Klaber practiced in New York City, in Chicago (with Ernest A. Grunsfeld, Jr), and in Washington, D.C. Klaber served as Director of Architecture, Rental Housing Division, for the Federal Housing Administration from 1934 to 1942. During this period, Klaber was also closely associated with urban planner Henry N. Wright. In 1944, Klaber joined the faculty of the School of Architecture at Columbia. He was also the author of HOUSING DESIGN (1954). Among Klaber's best known architectural designs are the Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments and the Whitehall Hotel, both in Chicago.
An inventory is available in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.
This collection includes speeches, writings, and articles by and about Klaber; printed papers relating to the Federal Housing Adminsitration and housing design and planning in the United States; and a small group of photographs, drawings, and office records from Klaber's partnership with Ernest A. Grunsfeld, Jr. in Chicago during the 1920s.
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