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Guide to the Adler & Neilson Iron Work Company Architectural Drawings
 PR 415

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jill Reichenbach

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 03, 2020
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

57 boxes of folded architectural iron work drawings on trace and waxed trace, from a Queens-based company spanning 70 years. Local, tri-state and international projects include terminals at John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Brooklyn Army Terminal, Museum of Modern Art, retail and department stores, hospitals, racetracks, theaters, office buildings such as Rockefeller Center and the Federal Reserve Bank, private residences, hotels, and most notably, 4 boxes of World Trade Center drawings circa 1969-1973, Towers "A" and "B" and also buildings 5 and 6, floor by floor, staircases, elevators, etc.


The files in the collection are foldered by project and run in a rough chronological order, with a few exceptions. These files appear to have been given letter designations at some point running in an alphabetical sequence of A-PP (though there are now gaps, especially in the earliest years), but it is not known what specifically that letter designation referred to. The container list presents the boxed content in this letter designation/chronological order. The box numbers assigned by N-YHS do not mirror the alpha sequence because the numbers were assigned to the boxes as found on the shelves as they were prepared for off-site storage.