Architectural drawings and photographs of buildings designed by the firm dating approximately from its founding to the 1950s. Among those represented are buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, 1893; Pennsylvania Railroad Station, New York, 1906-1910; restoration, 1903, of the White House, Washington, D.C.; buildings at Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, New York; Boston Public Library, Boston, Mass.; E.W. Morgan mansion; Municipal Building, N.Y.; Col. Elliott Shepherd House, Scarborough, N.Y.; buildings at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.; Bellevue Hospital, New York; various New York City residences; and others. Also included are competition drawings for the New York Public Library; miscellaneous drawings and sketches; photographs of the partners and of other members of the firm; lists of the firm's work; correspondence including two copybooks of letters by Stanford White concerning the construction of the R. W. Patterson House in Washington, D.C., 1900-1905, and the redecoration of the C.T. Barney House in New York City, 1901-1906; clippings of articles about the firm; lists of the firm's employees; billing records, 1953-1955; account books, 1940s-1950s; bank books, 1895-1955; award certificates; and other office miscellany.
Biographical / Historical Note
Architectural firm in New York formed by the partnership of William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928), Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), and Stanford White (1853-1906). The successor firm kept the same corporate name after the death of the original partners.
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McKim, Mead & White architectural records and drawings. Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.