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Guide to the James W. Martens Architectural Drawings
circa 1840-1869
 PR 113

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 09, 2020
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Elevations

Scope and Contents

11 drawings. Titles assigned by N-YHS are: Side Elevation of a House; Design for Mr. Woolsey's House; Elevation of a Row of Buildings; Elevation of Clark's Building; Elevation of a Row House; Elevation of an Unidentified Building Including Measurements; 2 given the title Elevation of a House; 2 given the title Elevation of a House, Gothic Style; Elevation of a Church or Mausoleum.

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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Elevations

Scope and Contents

9 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: Elevation of Building with a Temple Front; 2 with title Elevation of a House; Front Elevation of a House; Front Elevation of Unidentified Building; Front Elevation of Delmonico's Hotel; Front Elevation, Rowhouses; Side Elevation of a House; Side Elevation of an Unidentified Building.

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Box: 1 Folder : 3 Elevations

Scope and Contents

5 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: Elevation of Double House [Rowhouse]; 3 with title Elevation of Row House; Elevation of a Town House?

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Box: 1 Folder : 4 Floor Plans

Scope and Contents

12 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: 2 with title Floor Plans of a House; Floor Plans of a House, Basement; Floor Plans of a House, First Story; Floor Plans of a House, Second Story; Floor Plans of a House, Third Story; Floor Plan, Ground Floor [carriage houses]; Floor Plan, Basement [carriage houses]; Floor Plan, Upper Story [carriage houses]; Plan of Garden; Floor Plans for Two Houses; Floor Plans of a Double House.

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Box: 1 Folder : 5 Floor Plans

Scope and Contents

5 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: 2 with title Floor Plan of a Row House; 3 with title Floor Plan of a House.

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Box: 1 Folder : 6 Floor Plans

Scope and Contents

9 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: 2 with title Floor Plan of a House; Floor Plan of a Row House, First Story; Floor Plan of a Row House, Basement Story; Floor Plan of a Row House, Second Story; Floor Plan of a Row House, Third Story; Floor Plan of a House, Basement; Floor Plan of a House, First Story; Floor Plan of a House, Second Story.

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Box: 1 Folder : 7 Floor Plans

Scope and Contents

8 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: Floor Plan of a House, Cellar; 2 with title Floor Plan of a House, Cellar; Floor Plan of a Row House, First Floor; Floor Plan of a Row House, Second Story; Floor Plan of a Row House, Third Story; Floor Plan of a House, First and Second Floors; Floor Plan of Front House, Basement.

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Box: 1 Folder : 8 Plan Sets

Scope and Contents

Includes one Elevation of House with Two Entrances, dated September 24, 1847. Includes an undated elevation of a row house on Montague Place, Brooklyn. Also includes elevations and floor plans of row houses, a double row house, front house, house, and double house.

1847, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Details

Scope and Contents

7 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: Cross Section Showing Sliding Doors, School No. 11; Detail of Gothic Ornamental Design on the Porch and Entrance of a House [row house]; Elevation of the Gate at the New Lodge; Elevation of a Gate; Elevation of a Paneled Door; Elevation of a Wall with 3 Windows & an Elevation with a Chimney Piece Flanked by 2 Windows; Diagram of Sliding Doors.

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Box: 1 Folder : 10 Details - Mantels

Scope and Contents

5 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS: 3 with title Mantelpiece with Perspective View; Two Mantelpieces with Perspective Views; Elevation of Mantelpiece.

Box: 1 Folder : 11 Details - Ornamental

Scope and Contents

12 drawings. Titles given by N-YHS are: Detail of Ornamental Molding; 2 with title Detail of Ornament, Vine; Detail of Ornament, Foliate Ceiling Medallion; Detail of Ornament, Foliate Scroll Entwined Around Twisted Pole; Detail of Ornament, Oak Branch with Acorns; Detail of Ornament, Grape Vine; Detail of Ornament, Socle with Double Volute and Acanthus Leaves; Study of Greek Capital and Entablature, Metope and Triglyphs; Detail of Ornament, Quatrefoil Design and Grape Vine Design; Detail of Ornament, Ceiling Medallion; Detail of Capital of Column, Corinthian Style.

1845-1848, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Studies and Tracings

Scope and Contents

Titles given by N-YHS are: Sketches of Floor Plan and Elevations of a Church; Perspective View of Church; Perspective Views of Castle of County House (Slane?) of Lord Conyngham; Part of Lodge (September 6, 1848); Perspective View of Archway (August 28, 1848); One-Half of Truss over the Long Room of Custom House, New Castle, NY (September 1, 1848); Details of: Truss of] Roof of Temporary House of Lords; An Iron Shoe; [Truss of] Roof over Long Room Custom House, New Castle (February 1, 1848); Detail of Part of Truss of Roof; Study of Twenty-one Columns; Group of Seven Sketches of Designs for Capitals, Ceiling Ornaments, or Friezes.

1848, undated
Folder: OS-1 Molding Patterns

Scope and Contents

Group of Thirteen Stencils for Moldings.

1859
Folder: OS-2 Various Drawings

Scope and Contents

Titles given by N-YHS: 2 with title Elevation of an Unidentified Building; Floor Plans of a Row House; Floor Plans of a House, First and Second Stories; Floor Plans of a House; Floor Plan of a House, First Story; Floor Plan of a House, Untitled; Floor Plans of House, First Story, Second Story and Third Story; Floor Plans of House, Basement Story, Cellar and Yard.

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