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Guide to the Carolyn Cassady Kent Papers
1984-2009
 MS 2920

New-York Historical Society
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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Box 1

Scope and Contents

Holds primarily files on Morningside Heights Historic District Committee meetings; Community Board 9 and committee meetings; reference material concerning Morningside Heights, West Harlem, and Riverside Drive; photographic slides of buildings on Riverside Drive, West 113th street, etc; and other related material.

1997-2005
Offsite-Box: 2 Box 2

Scope and Contents

Holds primarily files on opposition to the proposal for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to finance the construction of a high-rise student life residence facility for Teachers College on West 121st and 122nd streets.

2002-2007
Offsite-Box: 3 Box 3

Scope and Contents

Holds primarily files on efforts in opposition to the proposal for real estate developer AvalonBay Communities Inc. to build rental apartment buildings on the Close of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

2002-2007
Offsite-Box: 4 Box 4

Scope and Contents

This box continues with files related to efforts in opposition to the proposal for real estate developer AvalonBay Communities Inc. to build rental apartment buildings on the Close of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. (See also box 6.)

2006-2009
Offsite-Box: 5 Box 5

Scope and Contents

Holds primarily files concerning the controversy over the proposed relocation of the Alexander Hamilton House (the "Hamilton Grange") from 287 Convent Avenue to St. Nicholas Park. Also includes files on Sugar Hill Historic District, Community Board 9 meetings (1990s), Columbia University negotiations (2006), and other general files.

1990s-2008
Offsite-Box: 6 Box 6

Scope and Contents

Holds files on the early initiatives of the Morningside Heights Historic District Committee (formed June 1996); preservation of the cornice of the St. Agnes apartment building at 41 Convent Avenue (1991); opposition to building on the Cathedral Close (see boxes 3 and 4); and some general files.

1991-2009
Offsite-Box: 7 Box 7

Scope and Contents

Includes a set of files from the 1980s-1990 related to 440 Riverside Drive (the "Paterno"), the building Kent resided in, and many files on various Community Board 9 matters from circa 2004-07, including landmark designation for the Hamilton Vaudeville Palace at Broadway and 146th street, among many others. Also includes a small box of color snapshots of various buildings.

1984-1990, 2004-2007
Offsite-Box: 8 Box 8

Scope and Contents

Holds various matters, primarily from the 1990s, including among others the proposed construction of the Amsterdam Nursing Home at the site of the Croton Aqueduct gatehouse/pipe yard; and preservation of 440 Riverside Drive (the "Paterno") and 435 Riverside (the "Colosseum"). Also general reference material, information on walking tours, an exhibition "Heritage on the Heights," and many color snapshots of buildings.

1989-2004
Offsite-Box: 9 Box 9

Scope and Contents

Holds primarily files from the early 1990s, with some files from the mid-2000s. The files relate primarily to the activities of Community Board 9's Committee on Landmarks and Historic Preservation; these concern several matters, especially the Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

1990s, 2006-2008
Offsite-Box: 10 Box 10

Scope and Contents

Holds files on various matters, especially issues concerning Columbia University, proposed expansion of the Hamilton Heights Historic District, the "Heritage on the Heights" exhibition, and others.

1990s-2007