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

Container List

Series III: Manhattan Architecture and History

Scope and Contents note

Series III. Manhattan Architecture and History consists primarily of unpublished book manuscripts with mounted photographs and clippings compiled and written by Dr. Edward A. Jennings on the history and architecture of Manhattanville, but also includes photographs and other materials relating to the Manhattan neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Washington Heights, and the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The Manhattanville volumes were written by Dr. Jennings around 1940, incorporating research he did at the New York City Department of Records and his collection of historical photographs of the area straddling Manhattan Street (which was renamed West 125th Street in 1920). Included are descriptions of the history and landscape of the area along with depictions of local residences, including the Jennings family home, and such neighborhood institutions as Manhattan College, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, the D.F. Tiemann & Co. Color Works, the Dolly Varden Railroad Manhattanville Station, Knickerbocker Hospital, and St. Mary's Church. Copy photographs of lithographs, drawings, and maps are included in the volumes.

The remaining materials in this series depict buildings in Morningside Heights, including Columbia University, in Washington Heights near Dr. Jennings' home at the time of his death at 2 Pinehurst Avenue, and a few buildings on the Upper West Side. Also included are notes for a slide lecture on the history of Harsenville and Bloomingdale, the current Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Materials are arranged by Manhattan neighborhood and thereunder alphabetically by subject.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Manhattanville: An Architectural Retrospective by E. Allen Jennings,[Two unpublished book manuscripts with mounted photographs]
Box: 6 Folder : [Album on history of Manhattanville]
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Churches and religious institutions
1906-[1940], undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Institutions and Commercial Businesses
1903-[1940], undated
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Residences
1905-[1940], undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Views

Morningside Heights

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Buildings and views

Upper West Side

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Apthorpe Mansion, 91st St. and Ninth Ave.
Box: 6 Folder : 11 "Architecture of Harsenville and Old Bloomingdale" slide lecture outline by E.A. Jennings

Washington Heights

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Buildings and views

General note

See also: Oversize, Box 13, Folder 69

1905-[1940], undated

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