William Gehron architectural drawings, 1931-1952
290 drawings (in 4 manuscript boxes).
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).
Biographical / Historical Note
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.
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Gift of Gilbert L. Seltzer, 1986.009, 2004.005.