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Guide to the Papers of Harmon Hendricks Goldstone
1906-1979 (bulk 1966-1979)
  MS 256

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Valerie Paley and Jan Hilley, with later assistance by Alison Barr.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 19, 2023
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Reports

Scope and Contents note

Another significant portion of this collection consists of copies of reports and related documents. Most are Landmarks Designation Reports produced by the LPC. Box 3, Folder 1, however, contains materials from Goldstone's earlier tenure on the City Planning Commission. Of the three reports included, two reflect Goldstone's dissenting position - an Addition to Flushing Meadow Park (1963) and the Remapping of West Broadway between West 3rd and Washington Square South (1966). In a third decision -- Breezy Point Map Change - Goldstone agreed with the majority but the acting chairman and one other member dissented.

Box 4, Folder 4 contains a report unrelated to the LPC. The Centreville Courthouse/Multi-Service Center Report was produced in May of 1979 for the State of Maryland by the firms of McLeod Ferrara Ensign and Gruzen and Partners. It describes a project whose goal is to "develop a coordinated series of building projects to house the Court and State agencies systems" for Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Harmon Goldstone served as a consultant on Architectural Styles and Guidelines.

The remaining folders in this series contain reports related to the designation of landmarks and historic districts. The predominant format is the Landmark Designation Report whose components include particulars of the public hearing(s) held on the proposed designation; detailed description and analysis from an architectural and historical point of view; and a summary of the Commission's findings and designations. Some of the reports contain photographs and/or floor plans. Historic District Designation Reports are lengthier, adding maps and detailed descriptions of individual properties within the district. Associated with some of the reports are summaries, press releases and, in one case (Box 3, Folder 7), a several-page hand-written spreadsheet. There are annotations on a number of the documents, presumably written by Goldstone. Box 3, Folder 5 contains a newspaper clipping which announces the voiding of two designations (included in the same folder) by the Board of Estimate.

The contents of Box 3, Folders 8, 9 and 10 were formerly housed in a brown folder labeled in Goldstone's hand, "LPC Reports 1976, 1977, 1978 with Questions." Folder 8 contains a few written questions. The other two folders include summary sheets annotated by Goldstone with question marks (?) where reports are missing.

The materials are arranged chronologically (except for boxes 4-5) and the container list reflects the districts, buildings and/or monuments within each folder. As these reports are all photocopies, their quality is not consistent. Some are very clear while, in others, portions are faint. All, however, are legible.

Five of the landmarks below are identified with an asterisk (*); they appear on the Landmark Designation Lists but their reports are not included in the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 City Planning Commission Reports
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (1973):

 Boerum Hill Historic District, Brooklyn

 23 Individual Houses on State Street, Brooklyn

 Battery Park Control House, State Street and Battery Place, Manhattan

 364 Van Duzer Street House, Richmond

 390 Van Duzer Street House, Richmond

 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 3 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Feb-June 1974):

 St. John's Church, 1331 Bay Street, Richmond

 203 Prince Street, Manhattan

 The Bailey Residence, 10 St. Nicholas Place, Manhattan

 Andrew Carnegie Mansion, 2 East 91st Street, Manhattan

 1009 Fifth Avenue House, Manhattan

 998 Fifth Avenue Apartment House, Manhattan

 Otto Kahn House (Convent of the Sacred Heart), 1 East 91st Street, Manhattan

 James A. Burden House (Convent of the Sacred Heart), 7 East 91st Street, Manhattan

 St. Bartholomew's Church, 1227 Pacific Street, Brooklyn

 Congregation Shearith Israel, 99 Central Park West, Manhattan

 The Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

 Public Baths, Northeast Corner of  East 23rd Street and Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

 Schinasi Residence, 351 Riverside Drive, Manhattan

 Central Park, Manhattan

 Queensboro Bridge

 52nd Police Precinct Station House, 3016 Webster Avenue, Bronx

Box: 3 Folder : 4 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (July 1974):

 Carnegie Hill Historic District, Manhattan

 Grand Army Plaza, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street, Manhattan

 First Church of Christ Scientist of New York City, 1 West 96th Street, Manhattan

 11 East 70th Street House, Manhattan

 New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, Manhattan

 15 East 70th Street House, Manhattan

 17 East 70th Street House, Manhattan

 19 East 70th Street House, Manhattan

 21 East 70th Street House, Manhattan

 11 East 90th Street House, Manhattan

 15 East 90th Street House, Manhattan

 17 East 90th Street House, Manhattan

 1261 Madison Avenue Apartment House, Manhattan

 John Henry Hammond House, 9 East 91st Street, Manhattan

 John B. Trevor House, 11 East 91st Street, Manhattan

1  321 Madison Avenue House, Manhattan

 67 East 93rd Street House, Manhattan

 Lycee Francais de New York, 3 East 95th Street, Manhattan

 Edith Fabbri House (House of the Redeemer), 7 East 95th Street, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 5 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Sept-Nov 1974):

 The Lambs Club, 128 West 44th Street, Manhattan

 Kingsbridge Armory, 29 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

 Fort Tompkins, Hudson Road, Fort Wadsworth Reservation, Richmond

 The Dorilton, 171 West 71st Street, Manhattan

 The Frick Collection, 1,5,7 and 9 East 70th Street, Manhattan

 Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd Street from the Avenue of the Americas to the New York Public Library, Manhattan

 Gage & Tollner, 372 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

 The Register/Jamaica Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens

 Jamaica Savings Bank, 161-02 Jamaica Avenue, Queens

 First Houses 29, 31, 33-35, 37, 39 and 41 Avenue A; 112-114, 118-120, 124-126, 130-132 and 136-138 3rd Street, Manhattan

 American Radiator Building, 40 West 40th Street, Manhattan

 New York Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

 85 Leonard Street Building, Manhattan

 Lyceum Theatre, 149-157 West 45th Street, Manhattan

 Andrew Freeman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx

 Hamilton Heights Historic District, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 6 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Jan-Sept 1975):

 Central Savings Bank, 2100-2108 Broadway, Manhattan

 Verdi Square, Broadway at 72nd Street, Manhattan

 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn

 United States Courthouse, Foley Square, Manhattan

 De Lamar Mansion, 233 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

 Gage & Tollner, Interior of Ground Floor Dining Room, 373 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

 Federal Hall National Memorial, 15 Pine Street, Manhattan

 Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham Bay Park, Shore Road, Bronx

 Morris-Jumel Mansion, West 160th Street and Edgecombe Avenue, Manhattan

 St. Paul's Memorial Church and Rectory, 225 St. Paul's Avenue, Stapleton, Staten Island

 Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 467 West 142nd Street, Manhattan

 American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan

 Van Cortlandt Mansion, Broadway and West 242nd Street, Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

 Boys' High School, 832 Mercy Avenue, Brooklyn

 Dry Dock #1, Dock Street at the foot of 3rd Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn

 Harlem River Houses, 151st to 153rd Streets, Macombs Place to Harlem River Drive, Manhattan

 Stuyvesant Square Historic District, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 7 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Nov 1975):

 Fulton Ferry Historic District, Brooklyn

 Prospect Park, Brooklyn

 The Arch and Colonnade of the Manhattan Bridge Approach, Manhattan Bridge Plaza at Canal Street, Manhattan

 General Grant National Memorial, 122nd Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan

 Bayard-Condict Building, 65-69 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 8 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (1976)

 Lescaze House, 211 East 48th Street, Manhattan

 Municipal Asphalt Plant, 90th - 91st Street at the East River Drive, Manhattan

 City Hall, Broadway and City Hall Park, Manhattan

 Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Roosevelt Island opposite East 68th Street, Manhattan

 Smallpox Hospital, Roosevelt Island opposite East 52nd Street, Manhattan

 Strecker Laboratory, Roosevelt Island, opposite East 52nd Street, Manhattan

 Octagon Tower, Roosevelt Island, opposite East 79th Street, Manhattan

 Lighthouse, Roosevelt Island, opposite East 86th Street, Manhattan

 Blackwell House, opposite East 65th Street, Manhattan

 St. Peter's Church, Chapel and Cemetery, 2500 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

 Stoothoff-Baxter-Kouwenhoven House, 1640 East 48th Street, Brooklyn

 Elias Hubbard Ryder House, 1926 East 28th Street, Brooklyn

 Old Gravesend Cemetery, Brooklyn

 King Mansion, King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Queens

 New York State Supreme Court, Queens County, Long Island City Branch, 25-10 Court Square, Long Island City, Queens

 Surrogate's Court (Hall of Records), 31 Chambers Street, Manhattan

A  dministration Building at East 180th Street, 481 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx

 Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo Mansion, 867 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

 Bronx County Courthouse, 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx

 2876 Richmond Terrace, Mariner's Harbor, Staten Island

 Towers Nursing Home, 2 West 106th Street, 32 West 106th Street and 455 Central Park West, Manhattan

 Statue of Liberty National Monument, Liberty Island, Manhattan

 Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Riverside Park opposite 89th Street, Manhattan

 Saint Cecelia's Church, 120 East 106th Street, Manhattan

 Saint Cecelia's Convent, 112 East 106th Street, Manhattan

 Scribner Building (United Synagogue of America), 153-157 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

 Bronx Post Office, 560 Grand Concourse, Bronx

 17 West 16th Street House, Manhattan

 Surgeon's House (Quarters "R-1") Third Naval District, United States Naval Station, Flushing Avenue opposite Ryerson Street, Brooklyn

 Creedmoor Farmhouse, Bellerose, Queens

 Cubberly-Britton Cottage, 3737 Richmond Road, Staten Island

 Stuyvesant Polyclinic Hospital, 137 Second Avenue, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 9 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (1977):

 Oliver Gould Jennings Residence, 7 East 72nd Street, Manhattan

 Henry T. Sloane Residence, 9 East 72nd Street, Manhattan

 Barbara Rutherford Hatch Residence, 153 East 53rd Street, Manhattan

 Prospect Cemetery, 157th Street and Beaver Road, Jamaica, Queens

 Saint George's Protestant Episcopal Church, 800 March Avenue, Brooklyn

 Grace Memorial House (Huntington House), 94-96 Fourth Avenue, Manhattan

 23rd Regiment Armory, 1322 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

 83rd Precinct Police Station and Stable, 179 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn

 Public School 39, 417 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn

 Fort Hamilton Officers' Club, Fort Hamilton Parkway and Shore Parkway, Brooklyn

 George W. Vanderbilt Residence, 647 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

 Pratt-New York Phoenix School of Design, 160 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

 Fulton Ferry Historic District, Brooklyn

 Pier A, Battery Park, Manhattan

 Parachute Jump, The Riegelmann Boardwalk, West 16th Street and West 19th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn

 St. Michael's Chapel of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, 266 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

 Fourteenth Ward Industrial School, 256-258 Mott Street, Manhattan

 677 Lafayette Avenue House (Magnolia Grandiflora), Brooklyn

 678 Lafayette Avenue House (Magnolia Grandiflora), Brooklyn

 679 Lafayette Avenue House (Magnolia Grandiflora), Brooklyn

 Central Park West - West 73rd-74th Street - Historic District, Manhattan

 Metropolitan Museum Historic District, Manhattan *

 First Precinct Police Station, South Street and Old Slip, Manhattan

 Ottendorfer Branch, New York Public Library, 135 Second Avenue, Manhattan

 Former Lord & Taylor Building, 901 Broadway, Manhattan

 Williamsburgh Savings Bank, No. 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn

 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan

 45 East 66th Street Building, Manhattan

Box: 3 Folder : 10 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Jan-Aug 1978):

 Paramount Studios, Building No. 1, 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens

 Fleming Smith Warehouse, 451-453 Washington Street, Manhattan

 Civic Club (Estonian House), 243 East 34th Street, Manhattan

 Casa Italiana, 1151-1161 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

 Radio City Music Hall, 50th Street and Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan

 208, 210, 212, 214, 216, and 218 East 78th Street Houses, Manhattan

A  ndrew Norwood House, 241 West 14th Street, Manhattan

 Knickerbocker Field Club, 114 East 18th Street, Manhattan *

 271 Ninth Street House, Brooklyn *

 Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District, Brooklyn

Box: 4 Folder : 1 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Sept 1978)

 Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan *

 Chrysler Building Ground Floor Interior *

 Fort Greene Historic District, Brooklyn

 Brooklyn Academy of Music Historic District, Brooklyn

Box: 4 Folder : 2 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (Nov 1978):

 Chanin Building, 122 East 42nd Street, Manhattan

 Former Police Headquarters Building, 240 Centre Street, Manhattan

 No. 8 Thomas Street Building, Manhattan

 Fraunces Tavern Block Historic District, Manhattan

 Town Hall, 113-123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan

Box: 4 Folder : 3 Landmarks Preservation Commission Reports (1979):

 Racquet & Tennis Club Building, 370 Park Avenue, Manhattan

 Captain John T. Barker House, 9-11 Trinity Place, Staten Island

 Robbins and Appleton Building, 1-5 Bond Street, Manhattan

Box: 4 Folder : 4 Report Regarding Landmark Designation of 45 E. 66th Street
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Preliminary Study of NYU Bellevue Hospital
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Feasibility of Alternatives to the Demolition of the Westchester Courthouse
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Feasibility of Alternatives to the Demolition of the Westchester Courthouse
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Greenacre Park, Study by Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Centreville Courthouse/Multi-Service Center Report
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Goldstone & Hinz, Architects P.C.

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