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Guide to the Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection
1926-1947
  PR 170

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 10, 2011
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection
Dates: 1926-1947
Abstract: 53 photomechanical prints showing both interior and exterior views of buildings in New York City designed by Emery Roth.
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet (1 box)
Location note: Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections
Call Phrase: PR 170

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Biographical Note

Emery Roth (1871-1948) worked as an architect in New York City under his own name from 1898 to 1938, and after 1938 worked with his two sons as Emery Roth & Sons. Roth was a specialist in the field of apartment house design. He designed many notable and fashionable New York residential buildings including the San Remo apartment house, the Oliver Cromwell, Dorset, and Drake apartment hotels, the Ritz Tower, and the St. Moritz hotel.

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Scope and Content Note

The Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection spans the period from 1926-1947 and contains 53 prints showing both interior and exterior views of buildings designed by Emery Roth. Most are half-tone prints from photographs, several are reproduced from presentation drawings or renderings. Most are attributed to "Emery Roth, architect," but a few date from after 1938 and are by "Emery Roth & Sons, architects." The collection is arranged by type of building.

Buildings shown are mainly apartment houses and hotels, with a few religious facilities and office buildings. Few of the prints have dates, but those from photographs are all post construction. Many of the buildings shown here were completed in the second half of the 1920s.

Arrangement

Prints are arranged by type of building shown.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Roth, Emery, 1871-1948

Document Type

  • Photomechanical prints
  • Renderings

Subject Organizations

  • Emery Roth & Sons

Subject Topics

  • Apartment houses -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Architecture -- New York (State) -- New York -- Designs and plans
  • Commercial buildings -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Hotels -- New York (State) -- New York

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Christopher Grey, 1996.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. See guidelines in Print Room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to reproduce any Print Room holdings through publication must be obtained from:
Rights and Reproductions
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 270
Fax: (212) 579-8794

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Emery Roth Architectural Print Collection, PR 170, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List


APARTMENT HOUSES

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 3 East 71st Street
42 East 66th Street
129 East 82nd Street
137-145 East 44th Street
295 Central Park West Fireproof Apartment
300 East 57th Street (2)
875 Fifth Avenue
880 Fifth Avenue
930 Fifth Avenue
66th Street and Central Park West
Fifth Avenue & 94th Street/45 Moshulu Parkway
Park Avenue & 90th Street
The Alden
The Normandy (3)

1926-1946, undated

HOTELS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 2 70th Street and Madison Avenue Apartment Hotel
Dorset Apartment Hotel (3)
Drake Apartment Hotel (2)
Fifth Avenue and 94th Street Apartment Hotel
Fifth Avenue Hotel, 9th Street and Fifth Avenue
Hotel Beverly (3)
Hotel St. George Addition
Hotel St. Moritz
Mayflower-Plymouth Apartment Hotel (2)
Oliver Cromwell Apartment Hotel (4)
Ritz Tower (3)

1929, undated

LOFT BUILDINGS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 14-16 East 38th Street, 14 Story Loft Building
165 Madison Avenue, Six Story Loft Building
256-60 West 38th Street

undated

OFFICE BUILDINGS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 5 East 57th Street Office building
20-22 East 57th Street Office Building
Fashion Tower (2)
Office Building and Paris Theatre, 4 West 58th Street (2)
Park Avenue and 59th Street Office Building

1947, undated

RELIGIOUS FACILITIES

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Hungarian Reformed Church
Temple Bnai Israel of Washington Heights (2)

undated

OTHER BUILDINGS

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Garage, 102nd Street near Fifth Avenue
undated

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