Friday, April 18, 2014

The Hotel McAlpin

 The Hotel McAlpin designed by Frank Mills Andrews c. 1912 at Broadway and 34th Street in New York City.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the Hotel McAlpin.  Click HERE to see the hotel on google street view.











Photos from Architecture & Building, 1913.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Allen Memorial Art Museum

 The Dudley Peter Allen Memorial Art Museum designed by Cass Gilbert c. 1917 at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.  Click HERE and HERE for more on the building and HERE to see it on google street view.





Photos from Architectural Record, 1918.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

'Fairmore'

 'Fairmore', the Mark Skinner Willing residence designed by Frost & Granger c. 1900 in Lake Forest, Illinois and pictured here under the ownership of Mrs. Charles I. Dangler.  I am unsure if the house is extant.

Photos from Architectural Record, 1909.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Joseph E. Stevens Residence

 The Joseph Earle Stevens residence designed by Walker & Gillette between 1909-1912 in Tuxedo Park, New York.  In 1898 Stevens published a book titled Yesterdays in the Philippines, click HERE to read a NYTimes review from the same year.  Click HERE to see the Stevens residence on bing.



Photos from Architectural Record, 1912.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

'Villa Turicum' Interiors

The accompanying interiors to 'Villa Turicum', the Harold F. McCormick estate designed by Charles Platt between 1908-1918 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Click HERE for more on 'Villa Turicum'.







Photos from Architectural Record, 1912.

Monday, December 30, 2013

'Villa Turicum'

 'Villa Turicum', the Harold Fowler McCormick estate designed by Charles A. Platt between 1908-1918 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  McCormick, son of Cyrus H. McCormick of Lake Forest, was chairman of the board of International Harvester Company.  He was married to Edith Rockefeller from 1895-1921 (they divorced).  Click HERE for more on 'Villa Turicum' and HERE to see the house in ruin.  The residence was demolished in the early 1960s.











Photos from Architectural Record, 1912.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Harperley Hall

Harperley Hall designed by Henry W. Wilkerson c. 1910 at 41 Central Park West and West 64th Street in New York City.  Click HERE to see floor plans to the building and HERE to see Harperley Hall on google street view.

Photos from Architects' and Builders' Magazine, 1910.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Frances Building

 The Frances Building designed by C.P.H. Gilbert c. 1911 at 665 5th Avenue at 53rd Street in New York City.  Financed by Edward Holbrook, the building was designed to house a bank on the ground floor and offices above.  Click HERE for more on the Frances Building which has since been demolished.

Photos from Architecture & Building, 1912.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Remembering Stanford White

 Two articles from The Brickbuilder published in December 1906 on Stanford White following his murder the previous June.  The first is titled Stanford White - His Work by C. Howard Walker and the second is Stanford White as those trained in his office knew him with pieces by J. Monroe Hewlett, Francis L.V. Hoppin of Hoppin & Koen, Albert Randolph Ross and Philip Sawyer of York & Sawyer.




The Brickbuilder, 1906.