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Guide to the Raymond Hood Photograph Collection
1911-1933
 PR 148

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Completed Structures

Scope and Contents note

Series I. includes both interior and exterior photographs of structures designed by Raymond Hood. Within this series, structures are arranged alphabetically by state and city and thereunder are filed by date. A few tombs, mausoleums, and memorials are included in this series, but the majority of the structures are office buildings and private homes. Three of Hood's major projects, the Daily News Building and the American Radiator Building, both in New York City, and the Chicago Tribune Tower, are well-represented. Some images of the Daily News Building were taken by New York photographer Thurman Rotan (1903-1991). In most other cases the photographer is not known.

Interior and exterior views of four Rex Cole showrooms in Brooklyn and Queens are included here. Rex Cole was a refrigerator distributor, and Hood designed free-standing buildings to showcase the new lines of household appliances.

In addition to the Daily News Building, Hood designed two homes for Colonel Joseph Medill Patterson, the paper's publisher. Patterson's large home in Ossining, New York included a rooftop observatory. Hood also designed a small apartment building in Manhattan for Patterson. Other residences included in this series include the Manhattan townhouse of John Green, the luxurious Beaux Arts Apartments, and Hood's own home in Stamford, Connecticut.

The collection contains no photographs of Rockefeller Center.

The series is arranged based on geographical location, and thereunder by date.

Connecticut--Greenwich

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Morris residence
1924

Connecticut--Stamford

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hood residence
1925

Delaware--Wilmington

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Hotel Dupont additions
1911, 1913, 1919

Illinois--Chicago

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Chicago Tribune Tower--Competition designs and plans
1922-1925
Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Chicago Tribune Tower--Exterior views
1922-1925
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Chicago Tribune Tower--Interior views
1922-1925
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Thomason tomb
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Bethany Union Church
1926

Illinois--Rockford

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Medill McCormick mausoleum
1927

New Jersey--Montclair

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Soldier's Memorial
1926

New York--New York City--Brooklyn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Rex Cole showrooms [Bay Ridge]
1929-1933

New York--New York City--Manhattan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Mori's Restaurant
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 14 John Green residence
1920
Box: 3 Folder : 15 American Radiator Building--Exterior views
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 16 American Radiator Building--Interior views
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 17 American Radiator Building--Ephemera
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 18 NBC Studios
1927
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Patterson apartment building
1928
Box: 4 Folder : 20-21 Daily News Building--Exterior views
1929-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 22-23 Daily News Building--Interior views
1929-1930
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Beaux Arts Apartments
1930-1931
Box: 4 Folder : 25 McGraw-Hill Building
1930-1931

New York--New York City--Queens

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Rex Cole showrooms [Flushing]
1929-1933

New York--Ossining

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Patterson residence--Exterior views
1930
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Patterson residence--Interior views
1930

New York--Sands Point

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Brooks residence [includes portfolio]
1933

New York--Tarrytown

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 30 St. Vincent de Paul Asylum
1924

Pennsylvania--Scranton

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 31-32 Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral [includes portfolio]
1926-1929

Tennessee--Nashville

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 33 George Peabody Collegge for Teachers building
1929

England--London

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 34 National Radiator Building [Ideal House]
1928

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