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Guide to the Winston Weisman Soho Historic District Collection
circa 1950-1973
depicting structures circa 1850 - 1970
 PR 73

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Ricky Hunter

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 20, 2022
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III Card Files

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of 4 x 6 file cards with information considered important by Weisman about a particular building or building type. Most of these cards are of a bibliographic nature with quotes and sources listed on the card, filed under approximate date of the building construction, predominantly for buildings in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston. The cards have been left in Weisman's original order with his original category titles (additional descriptions are given in brackets), with the exception of a miscellaneous box subsequently placed within this original arrangement. There are small 3 ½ x 5 inch photos scattered among the note cards, almost of all of which are available in the mounted copy prints and negative series. These prints are with the appropriate description of the building. Less than one quarter of the cards have an accompanying print.

This series is further divided into four subseries. The first subseries has the card files for New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Boston. Miscellaneous Philadelphia cards are also found in subseries four. The second subseries has cards on general building types. The third subseries has cards on countries outside the United States, and the fourth has cards on American cities.


Container 1     Title Date
Box: 61 circa 17th century -- 1851
Box: 62 1852 -- 1858
Box: 63 1859 -- 1884
Box: 64 1885 -- 1901
Box: 65 1902 -- 1958; undated

Scope and Contents

See also Box 66 (for Boston and Philadelphia)


Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 architectural styles - general
railway stations
garage and service stations
radio and television stations

Box: 66 factories; cast iron front buildings


Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Greece
Rome [ancient]
English [United Kingdom]
Flanders [Belgium]
Holland [Netherlands]
miscellaneous architecture


Container 1     Title Date
Box: 66 Philadelphia, PA [miscellaneous]
Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, MN
St. Louis, MN
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
Providence, RI
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
miscellaneous [predominantly Baltimore, MD]
general architecture cards

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