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Chapel Drawings

Acea Mausoleum (Lot 36444)

Agoglia Mausoleum (Lot 36080)

Arnold Mausoleum (Lot 36301)

Barthman Mausoleum (Lot 36491)

Fifth Avenue Entrance Renovations

Dewey Mausoleum (Lot 8612)

Doerschuck Mausoleum (Lot 36116)

Euler Mausoleum (Lot 36055)

Felzmann Mausoleum (Lot 37226)

Gould Mausoleum (Lot 36899)

Harder Mausoleum (Lot 34482)

Lingard Mausoleum (Lot 36008)

McAlpin Mausoleum (Lot 36767)

Polak Mausoleum (Lot 36449)

Reynolds Mausoleum (Lot 37363)

Ritzheimer Mausoleum (Lot 36837)

Rosanelli Mausoleum (Lot 36718)

Smallman Mausoluem (Lot 37057)

Sullivan Mausoleum (Lot 36388)

Texter Mausoleum (Lot 36456)

Torrio Mausoleum (Lot 36321)

Wesselman Mausoleum (Lot 36249)

Daly Mausoleum (Lots 20885-20889)

Columbarium

Wood Mausoleum (Lot 22813)

Tiefel Mausoleum (Lots 20237-20238)

Higgins Mausoleum (Lots 23554-23563)

Kampfe Mausoleum (Lot 30005)

Woolley Mausoleum (Lots 30253-30254)

Parsons Mausoluem (Lot 30279)

Bourne Mausoleum (Lots 30440-30446)

Griswold Vault (Lot 13241)

Arundell Osborne Mausoleum (Lots 32085-32806)

Brown Mausoleum (Lot 11922)

Lawrence Vault Addition (Lot 11251)

Stephens Mausoleum (Lot 2407)

Riley Mausoleum (Lot 2332)

Murdock Vault (Lots 1246-1247)

Goodnough Mausoleum (Lots 8016-8017)

Delafield Mausoleum (Lots 25-28 and 3977-3980)

Havemeyer Vault Addition (Lots 8174-8183)

Cutting Mausoleum (Lots 6612-6614)

Van Rensselaer Mausoleum (Lots 7001-7010)

Dunne Mausoleum (Lots 9063-9068)

Sands Mausoleum (Lot 10402)

Hapgood Mausoleum (Lot 10233)

Stevenson Mausoleum (Lot 10289)

Bahrenburg Mausoluem (Lot 13277)

Barclay Mausoleum (Lots 21250-21253)

Ludlum Mausoleum (Lot 8948-8949)

Howland Vault (Lots 3101-3128)

Gilbert Vault (Lots 3265 and 3602-3604)

Bromell Mausoleum (Lot 18901)

Do deAldama Mausoleum (Lots 19901-19902)

Parish Underground Vault (Lots 19925-19928)

Somers Mausoleum (Lot 3981)

Martin Vault (Lot 111)

Barrow Mausoleum (Lot 33251)

Horn Mausoleum (Lot 33284)

Grimsehl Mausoleum (Lot 35215)

Wiarda Mausoleum (Lot 35188)

Smith, Gladys Mausoleum (Lot 34598)

Steenken Mausoleum (Lot 34837)

Stober Mausoleum (Lot 35435)

Ponvert Mausoleum (Lot 34832)

Cromwell Mausoleum (Lot 35019)

Miller Mausoleum (Lot 35133)

Leonhard Mausoleum (Lot 35196)

Hyde Mausoleum (Lot 35117)

Durham Mausoleum (Lot 35305)

Bedford Mausoleum (Lot 34160)

Vatable Mausoleum (Lot 35315)

Reisenweber Mausoleum (Lot 35388)

Kuchler Mausoleum (Lot 35424)

Corbett Mausoleum (Lot 31678)

De Yoanna Mausoleum (Lot 35348)

Kohl Mausoleum (Lot 37615)

Entenman Mausoleum (Lot 37606)

Pfizer Mausoleum (Lot 37745)

Miner Mausoleum (Lot 37650)

Schoener Mausoleum (Lot 37665)

Clark Mausoleum (Lot 37571)

Hance Mausoleum (Lot 37391)

Heins Mausoleum (Lots 32237-32278)

Kiamie Mausoleum (Lot 32696)

Blossom Mausoleum (Lots 17140-17145)

W. Van R. Smith Mausoleum (Lot 31560)

Cordier Mausoleum (Lots 32398-32399)

Colyer Mausoleum (Lot 36276)

Kiralfy Mausoleum (Lots 35861 and 36283)

Chaffee Mausoleum (Lot 32839)

Gale Mausoleum (Lot 32945)

Muller Mausoleum (Lots 29924-29925)

Adrian H. Muller Vault (Lot 14210)

Anderson Mausoleum (Lot 35211)

Lord Mausoleum (Lots 19102-19107)

Soeller Mausoleum (Lot 27269)

Low Mausoleum (Lots 127-130 and 710-711)

Jenks Mausoleum (Lots 28003-28004)

Daland Mausoleum (Lot 25774)

Quinby Mausoleum (Lots 29378-29379)

Ranken Vault (Lot 24232)

Boocock Mausoleum (Lots 29731-29734)

Platt-Bliss Mausoleum (Lots 28844-28847)

Jones Vault (Lot 22783)

Corlies Vaults (Lots 21182-21183)

Luckenbach Mausoleum (Lot 28012)

Sturges Vault (Lots 29024-29027)

Fountain Lot (Lot 22594)

Browning Vault (Lots 21285-21288)

Kirkman Mausoleum (Lots 14669-14671)

Brucato Mausoleum (Lots 32551-32552)

Kassing Mausoleum (Lot 33484)

Wiley Vault and Monument (Lot 33623)

Rinelli-Guardino Mausoleum (Lot 33492)

Ehlers Mausoleum (Lot 33038)

Street Mausoleum (Lot 33234)

Michel Mausoluem (Lot 34047)

Robinson Mausoleum (Lot 33378)

Rudd Ward Mausoleum (Lot 33056)

Garrison Mausoleum (Lots 31418-31421)

Schumann Mausoleum (Lot 35654)

Morello Volta Guerino Mausoleum and Monument (Lot 33200)

Van Wagenen Card Mausoleum (Lots 65 and 33365)

Shepard Mausoleum (Lots 25940-25945)

Lemken Mausoleum (Lot 31104)

Rosencrans Mausoleum (Lot 31168)

Lachat Mausoleum (Lot 31632)

James Turner Tomb (Lot 31536)

Charles Feltman Mausoleum (Lots 32146-32149)

John J. Engeman Mausoleum (Lot 32775)

Parson Mausoleum (Lot 33451)

George H. Kendall, Esq. Mausoleum and Sarcophagus (Lot 15325)

Duckworth Mausoleum (Lot 32648)

White Mausoleum (Lot 31384)

English Mausoleum (Lots 31120-31123)

Maniscalco Mausoleum (Lot 32818)

Mrs. Henry F. Quast Mausoleum (Lot 32785)

Kratsch Mausoleum (Lot 32821)

Ahlstrom Mausoleum (Lot 33917)

Mathiesen Vault (Lots 32484-32485)

Greve Mausoleum (Lots 14777-14780)

Cooper & Hewitt Family Vault (Lot 3932)

Hidden, Webb, Raynolds, Stevens, Gardner Mausoleum (Lots 11306-11310)

Van Rennselaer Mausoleum (Lot 7001)

Daly Mausoleum (Lot 33572)

Witherbee-Peaslee Mausoleum (Lots 24807-24808)

Miner Mausoleum (Lot 29526)

Fletcher Mausoleum (Lot 28610)

Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York (Lots 10776-10787)

Shaw Mausoleum (Lot 32739)

Hoagland Mausoleum (Lot 17341)

Nash Mausoleum (Lot 15978)

Hogan Plot (Lot 21502)

New York Volunteers Lot (Lots 13533-13536)

Low Vault (Lots 24290-24293)

Tartter Monument (Lots 25007-25012)

Ravenhall Plot (Lots 26516 and 29831)

Smith Plot (Lots 26675-26678)

Longman Mausoleum (Lots 30651-30654)

Wilson Mausoleum (Lots 29704-29705)

Joshua Jones Plot (Lots 18061 and 26300)

Volkening Mausoleum (Lots 30687-30688)

Lake-Baker Vault (Lots 30735-30738)

Ulmer Mausoleum (Lots 30842-30845)

Loster Mausoleum (Lots 32009-32012)

Cutting Bayard Mausoleum (Lots 6615-6617 and 7929-7931)

Seamans-Loomis Mausoleum (Lot 34425)

Adam Schulz Mausoleum (Lot 34137)

Napier Mausoleum (Lot 34337)

Kring Mausoleum (Lot 34276)

Huber-Schlachter Mausoleum (Lot 34423)

Monaco Mausoleum (Lot 33709)

Lambert Mausoleum (Lots 33782-33783)

Schmadeke Mausoleum (Lot 33473)

Wolf Mausoleum (Lot 34529)

Celona Lot (Lot 34547)

Chiarello Mausoleum (Lot 34748)

Scotch Presbyterian Church Lot (Lots 7677-7696)

Ogden Vault (Lots 7458-7465)

Tilton Mausoleum (Lot 7780)

Tag Mausoleum (Lots 18843-18846)

Trippe Lot (Lot 37962)

Clegg Lot (Lot 35762)

Brown Lot (Lots 33231-33233)

Walbridge Lot (Lot 32662)

Stoller Parker Mausoleum (Lots 32548-32549)

Knowlton Lot (Lot 34970)

Jones Lot (Lot 35129)

Metzgar Lot (Lot 8588)

Clayton Lot (Lot 33684)

Dimick Mausoleum (Lots 29200-29201)



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Architectural Drawings and Blueprints, c. 1880s-1990s | The Green-Wood Cemetery

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Title: Architectural Drawings and Blueprints, c. 1880s-1990sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1910-1930s

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Subjects: A. Faranda and Son, Acea family, Agoglia family, Altar to Liberty: Minerva, Architectural Drawings, Architecture, Arnold, K.F., Arnold, N.B., Arnold family, Art nouveau (Architecture), Bahrenburg, John H., Bahrenburg family, Barclay family, Barrow, ME James T., Barrow family, Barthman family, Beaux-Arts architecture, Benisch Bros. Monumental Works, Blueprints, Bourne family, Bromell family, Brown, John W., Brown family, Buildings--Design and construction, C.E. Tayntor & Co., Cemeteries--New York (State)--New York--History, Cinerary urns, Colyer family, Cushman, Eugene, Cutting, James D.W., Cutting family, Daly, Margaret, Daly family, Davis Granite Co, Architects and Contractors, de Aldama family, DeLaCour and Ferrara, Delafield, Major Rich D., Delafield family, Dewey family, Doerschuck family, Dunne family, Egyptian revival (Architecture), Euler family, Farrington, Gould and Hoagland, Feitner, John, Felzmann family, Flagg, Ernest, Gilbert family, Goodnough family, Gothic revival (Architecture), Gould, J. R, Gould, James S., Gould family, Green-Wood Cemetery--New York, N.Y., Greve family, Griswold family, Hapgood family, Harder family, Harrison Granite Co., Havemeyer family, Heins and La Farge Architects, Higgins, Charles, Higgins family, Hillside architecture, Hoffman & Prochazka, Designers, Sculptors, and Builders, Horn, Alfred E., Horn family, Howland family, John Thatcher & Son, Kampfe family, Kenneth, W.D., Lawrence family, Lingard family, Ludlum, Emma R., Ludlum family, Martin, Robert, Martin family, Mausoleums, McAlpin family, Murdock family, Obelisks, Parish family, Parsons family, Penn Brass and Bronze Works, Pitbladdo Monumental Works, Polak family, Presbrey-Coykendall Company, Presbrey-Leland Monument Company, Renwick, Aspinwall, and Tucker, Reynolds family, Riley family, Ritzheimer family, Robinson, F. Delancey, Romanesque architecture, Rosanelli family, Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942, Sands family, Sarcophagi, Sculpture and architecture, Sepulchral chapels, Sepulchral monuments, Victorian, Sepulchral monuments--New York (State)--New York, Sepulchral monuments--United States, Sepulchral monuments industry, Smallman, Thomas F., Smallman family, Somers family, Stephens, Annie W., Stephens, Benjamin F., Stephens family, Stevenson family, Stone, Gould, & Co, Designers and Builders, Sullivan, John W., Sullivan family, Texter family, Tiefel family, Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Torrio, Johnny, Torrio Family, Umberto Innocenti and Richard K. Webel, Landscape Architects, Underground architecture, Upjohn, Hobart, VanRensselaer family, Vaults (Sepulchral), W.F. Benedict & Son, W.W. Leland Co. Inc., Walsh, James F., Warren & Wetmore, Wesselman family, Wood family, Woolley family

Languages: English

Abstract

The Architectural Drawings and Blueprints collection contains over 150 separate series of mausoleum and vault designs, as well as blueprints for the design of the Green-Wood chapel and other historically significant buildings and monuments.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Architectural Drawings and Blueprints collection contains over 150 separate series of designs, each of which has one to around 20 individual drawings. Each series represents designs for a mausoleum or other architectural feature at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Most of the designs are for private family mausoleums, although the collection also includes blueprint materials for the historic Green-Wood chapel designed by Warren & Wetmore, alterations made to the Fifth Avenue gate, and plans for the mid-twentieth-century Columbarium. Other notable features in the collection include the Higgins mausoleum series, which contains photographs and early designs of the famous Battle Hill monument Altar to Liberty: Minerva by sculptor F. Wellington Ruxell. Many additional series may include more famous names in New York City history, such as those for the Cooper-Hewitt family and the Torrio family.

The majority of these drawings are printed on large blueprint paper, although there are a significant number of series that contain original drawings on tracing paper or drafting linen, as well as prints on Mylar, photocopy paper, or other reproduction materials. Many series also contain specifications documents—legal agreements between the architectural firm and the cemetery, which outline the plans, materials, and workman regulations for construction. In some cases, there is additional material, such as correspondence with lot owners and alternate mausoleum designs.

The collection’s dates range from the 1880s to the 1990s; the majority of the mausoleum designs were created between 1910 and 1930, at a time when it was widely popular among upper-class families to have a mausoleum or vault in which to inter their deceased relatives. Many architects of the time specialized in mausoleum design. Architectural firms that produced a large number of mausoleum designs in this collection include the Presbrey-Leland Monument Company, John Feitner Architects, and the Harrison Granite Company.

Researchers may wish to consult a specific series, which can give an interesting insight into the family in question, or they may wish to look at multiple series in the collection, in order to gain an example of the way construction and design aesthetics changed over time. The collection is a particularly valuable example of the way cemetery architecture developed in its golden years, particularly because many of the wealthiest and most prestigious New York families chose to be interred at Green-Wood.

The collection is currently stored in two locations—some material is in the Green-Wood archives, while many other blueprints are kept in the surveyor’s office of the administrative building. The container list has additional information on each item in this significant and highly variable collection, including notes on the date of designs, the architectural firm that created the drawings, and information on the size, condition, markings, and design features of each piece. All blueprint materials have been scanned and are digitally available; a preview of the image file is attached to each item. High-resolution images of each scan are available upon request.

The material is in varying condition, and embrittled drawings have been encapsulated in Mylar to ensure preservation.

The Green-Wood archives hold additional records acquired from the Presbrey-Leland Monument Company relating to Green-Wood Cemetery, and researchers may find it useful to consult this collection in conjunction with the Architectural Drawings and Blueprints.

Subject/Index Terms

A. Faranda and Son
Acea family
Agoglia family
Altar to Liberty: Minerva
Architectural Drawings
Architecture
Arnold, K.F.
Arnold, N.B.
Arnold family
Art nouveau (Architecture)
Bahrenburg, John H.
Bahrenburg family
Barclay family
Barrow, ME James T.
Barrow family
Barthman family
Beaux-Arts architecture
Benisch Bros. Monumental Works
Blueprints
Bourne family
Bromell family
Brown, John W.
Brown family
Buildings--Design and construction
C.E. Tayntor & Co.
Cemeteries--New York (State)--New York--History
Cinerary urns
Colyer family
Cushman, Eugene
Cutting, James D.W.
Cutting family
Daly, Margaret
Daly family
Davis Granite Co, Architects and Contractors
de Aldama family
DeLaCour and Ferrara
Delafield, Major Rich D.
Delafield family
Dewey family
Doerschuck family
Dunne family
Egyptian revival (Architecture)
Euler family
Farrington, Gould and Hoagland
Feitner, John
Felzmann family
Flagg, Ernest
Gilbert family
Goodnough family
Gothic revival (Architecture)
Gould, J. R
Gould, James S.
Gould family
Green-Wood Cemetery--New York, N.Y.
Greve family
Griswold family
Hapgood family
Harder family
Harrison Granite Co.
Havemeyer family
Heins and La Farge Architects
Higgins, Charles
Higgins family
Hillside architecture
Hoffman & Prochazka, Designers, Sculptors, and Builders
Horn, Alfred E.
Horn family
Howland family
John Thatcher & Son
Kampfe family
Kenneth, W.D.
Lawrence family
Lingard family
Ludlum, Emma R.
Ludlum family
Martin, Robert
Martin family
Mausoleums
McAlpin family
Murdock family
Obelisks
Parish family
Parsons family
Penn Brass and Bronze Works
Pitbladdo Monumental Works
Polak family
Presbrey-Coykendall Company
Presbrey-Leland Monument Company
Renwick, Aspinwall, and Tucker
Reynolds family
Riley family
Ritzheimer family
Robinson, F. Delancey
Romanesque architecture
Rosanelli family
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942
Sands family
Sarcophagi
Sculpture and architecture
Sepulchral chapels
Sepulchral monuments, Victorian
Sepulchral monuments--New York (State)--New York
Sepulchral monuments--United States
Sepulchral monuments industry
Smallman, Thomas F.
Smallman family
Somers family
Stephens, Annie W.
Stephens, Benjamin F.
Stephens family
Stevenson family
Stone, Gould, & Co, Designers and Builders
Sullivan, John W.
Sullivan family
Texter family
Tiefel family
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Torrio, Johnny
Torrio Family
Umberto Innocenti and Richard K. Webel, Landscape Architects
Underground architecture
Upjohn, Hobart
VanRensselaer family
Vaults (Sepulchral)
W.F. Benedict & Son
W.W. Leland Co. Inc.
Walsh, James F.
Warren & Wetmore
Wesselman family
Wood family
Woolley family

Administrative Information

Repository: The Green-Wood Cemetery

Processing Information: Accession #: 018-2013


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[Series 1: Chapel Drawings],
[Series 2: Acea Mausoleum (Lot 36444)],
[Series 3: Agoglia Mausoleum (Lot 36080)],
[Series 4: Arnold Mausoleum (Lot 36301)],
[Series 5: Barthman Mausoleum (Lot 36491)],
[Series 6: Fifth Avenue Entrance Renovations],
[Series 7: Dewey Mausoleum (Lot 8612)],
[Series 8: Doerschuck Mausoleum (Lot 36116)],
[Series 9: Euler Mausoleum (Lot 36055)],
[Series 10: Felzmann Mausoleum (Lot 37226)],
[Series 11: Gould Mausoleum (Lot 36899)],
[Series 12: Harder Mausoleum (Lot 34482)],
[Series 13: Lingard Mausoleum (Lot 36008)],
[Series 14: McAlpin Mausoleum (Lot 36767)],
[Series 15: Polak Mausoleum (Lot 36449)],
[Series 16: Reynolds Mausoleum (Lot 37363)],
[Series 17: Ritzheimer Mausoleum (Lot 36837)],
[Series 18: Rosanelli Mausoleum (Lot 36718)],
[Series 19: Smallman Mausoluem (Lot 37057)],
[Series 20: Sullivan Mausoleum (Lot 36388)],
[Series 21: Texter Mausoleum (Lot 36456)],
[Series 22: Torrio Mausoleum (Lot 36321)],
[Series 23: Wesselman Mausoleum (Lot 36249)],
[Series 24: Daly Mausoleum (Lots 20885-20889)],
[Series 25: Columbarium],
[Series 26: Wood Mausoleum (Lot 22813)],
[Series 27: Tiefel Mausoleum (Lots 20237-20238)],
[Series 28: Higgins Mausoleum (Lots 23554-23563)],
[Series 29: Kampfe Mausoleum (Lot 30005)],
[Series 30: Woolley Mausoleum (Lots 30253-30254)],
[Series 31: Parsons Mausoluem (Lot 30279)],
[Series 32: Bourne Mausoleum (Lots 30440-30446)],
[Series 33: Griswold Vault (Lot 13241)],
[Series 34: Arundell Osborne Mausoleum (Lots 32085-32806)],
[Series 35: Brown Mausoleum (Lot 11922)],
[Series 36: Lawrence Vault Addition (Lot 11251)],
[Series 37: Stephens Mausoleum (Lot 2407)],
[Series 38: Riley Mausoleum (Lot 2332)],
[Series 39: Murdock Vault (Lots 1246-1247)],
[Series 40: Goodnough Mausoleum (Lots 8016-8017)],
[Series 41: Delafield Mausoleum (Lots 25-28 and 3977-3980)],
[Series 42: Havemeyer Vault Addition (Lots 8174-8183)],
[Series 43: Cutting Mausoleum (Lots 6612-6614)],
[Series 44: Van Rensselaer Mausoleum (Lots 7001-7010)],
[Series 45: Dunne Mausoleum (Lots 9063-9068)],
[Series 46: Sands Mausoleum (Lot 10402)],
[Series 47: Hapgood Mausoleum (Lot 10233)],
[Series 48: Stevenson Mausoleum (Lot 10289)],
[Series 49: Bahrenburg Mausoluem (Lot 13277)],
[Series 50: Barclay Mausoleum (Lots 21250-21253)],
[Series 51: Ludlum Mausoleum (Lot 8948-8949)],
[Series 52: Howland Vault (Lots 3101-3128)],
[Series 53: Gilbert Vault (Lots 3265 and 3602-3604)],
[Series 54: Bromell Mausoleum (Lot 18901)],
[Series 55: Do deAldama Mausoleum (Lots 19901-19902)],
[Series 56: Parish Underground Vault (Lots 19925-19928)],
[Series 57: Somers Mausoleum (Lot 3981)],
[Series 58: Martin Vault (Lot 111)],
[Series 59: Barrow Mausoleum (Lot 33251)],
[Series 60: Horn Mausoleum (Lot 33284)],
[Series 61: Grimsehl Mausoleum (Lot 35215)],
[Series 62: Wiarda Mausoleum (Lot 35188)],
[Series 63: Smith, Gladys Mausoleum (Lot 34598)],
[Series 64: Steenken Mausoleum (Lot 34837)],
[Series 65: Stober Mausoleum (Lot 35435)],
[Series 66: Ponvert Mausoleum (Lot 34832)],
[Series 67: Cromwell Mausoleum (Lot 35019)],
[Series 68: Miller Mausoleum (Lot 35133)],
[Series 69: Leonhard Mausoleum (Lot 35196)],
[Series 70: Hyde Mausoleum (Lot 35117)],
[Series 71: Durham Mausoleum (Lot 35305)],
[Series 72: Bedford Mausoleum (Lot 34160)],
[Series 73: Vatable Mausoleum (Lot 35315)],
[Series 74: Reisenweber Mausoleum (Lot 35388)],
[Series 75: Kuchler Mausoleum (Lot 35424)],
[Series 76: Corbett Mausoleum (Lot 31678)],
[Series 77: De Yoanna Mausoleum (Lot 35348)],
[Series 78: Kohl Mausoleum (Lot 37615)],
[Series 79: Entenman Mausoleum (Lot 37606)],
[Series 80: Pfizer Mausoleum (Lot 37745)],
[Series 81: Miner Mausoleum (Lot 37650)],
[Series 82: Schoener Mausoleum (Lot 37665)],
[Series 83: Clark Mausoleum (Lot 37571)],
[Series 84: Hance Mausoleum (Lot 37391)],
[Series 85: Heins Mausoleum (Lots 32237-32278)],
[Series 86: Kiamie Mausoleum (Lot 32696)],
[Series 87: Blossom Mausoleum (Lots 17140-17145)],
[Series 88: W. Van R. Smith Mausoleum (Lot 31560)],
[Series 89: Cordier Mausoleum (Lots 32398-32399)],
[Series 90: Colyer Mausoleum (Lot 36276)],
[Series 91: Kiralfy Mausoleum (Lots 35861 and 36283)],
[Series 92: Chaffee Mausoleum (Lot 32839)],
[Series 93: Gale Mausoleum (Lot 32945)],
[Series 94: Muller Mausoleum (Lots 29924-29925)],
[Series 95: Adrian H. Muller Vault (Lot 14210)],
[Series 96: Anderson Mausoleum (Lot 35211)],
[Series 97: Lord Mausoleum (Lots 19102-19107)],
[Series 98: Soeller Mausoleum (Lot 27269)],
[Series 99: Low Mausoleum (Lots 127-130 and 710-711)],
[Series 100: Jenks Mausoleum (Lots 28003-28004)],
[Series 101: Daland Mausoleum (Lot 25774)],
[Series 102: Quinby Mausoleum (Lots 29378-29379)],
[Series 103: Ranken Vault (Lot 24232)],
[Series 104: Boocock Mausoleum (Lots 29731-29734)],
[Series 105: Platt-Bliss Mausoleum (Lots 28844-28847)],
[Series 106: Jones Vault (Lot 22783)],
[Series 107: Corlies Vaults (Lots 21182-21183)],
[Series 108: Luckenbach Mausoleum (Lot 28012)],
[Series 109: Sturges Vault (Lots 29024-29027)],
[Series 110: Fountain Lot (Lot 22594)],
[Series 111: Browning Vault (Lots 21285-21288)],
[Series 112: Kirkman Mausoleum (Lots 14669-14671)],
[Series 113: Brucato Mausoleum (Lots 32551-32552)],
[Series 114: Kassing Mausoleum (Lot 33484)],
[Series 115: Wiley Vault and Monument (Lot 33623)],
[Series 116: Rinelli-Guardino Mausoleum (Lot 33492)],
[Series 117: Ehlers Mausoleum (Lot 33038)],
[Series 118: Street Mausoleum (Lot 33234)],
[Series 119: Michel Mausoluem (Lot 34047)],
[Series 120: Robinson Mausoleum (Lot 33378)],
[Series 121: Rudd Ward Mausoleum (Lot 33056)],
[Series 122: Garrison Mausoleum (Lots 31418-31421)],
[Series 123: Schumann Mausoleum (Lot 35654)],
[Series 124: Morello Volta Guerino Mausoleum and Monument (Lot 33200)],
[Series 125: Van Wagenen Card Mausoleum (Lots 65 and 33365)],
[Series 126: Shepard Mausoleum (Lots 25940-25945)],
[Series 127: Lemken Mausoleum (Lot 31104)],
[Series 128: Rosencrans Mausoleum (Lot 31168)],
[Series 129: Lachat Mausoleum (Lot 31632)],
[Series 130: James Turner Tomb (Lot 31536)],
[Series 131: Charles Feltman Mausoleum (Lots 32146-32149)],
[Series 132: John J. Engeman Mausoleum (Lot 32775)],
[Series 133: Parson Mausoleum (Lot 33451)],
[Series 134: George H. Kendall, Esq. Mausoleum and Sarcophagus (Lot 15325)],
[Series 135: Duckworth Mausoleum (Lot 32648)],
[Series 136: White Mausoleum (Lot 31384)],
[Series 137: English Mausoleum (Lots 31120-31123)],
[Series 138: Maniscalco Mausoleum (Lot 32818)],
[Series 139: Mrs. Henry F. Quast Mausoleum (Lot 32785)],
[Series 140: Kratsch Mausoleum (Lot 32821)],
[Series 141: Ahlstrom Mausoleum (Lot 33917)],
[Series 142: Mathiesen Vault (Lots 32484-32485)],
[Series 143: Greve Mausoleum (Lots 14777-14780)],
[Series 144: Cooper & Hewitt Family Vault (Lot 3932)],
[Series 145: Hidden, Webb, Raynolds, Stevens, Gardner Mausoleum (Lots 11306-11310)],
[Series 146: Van Rennselaer Mausoleum (Lot 7001)],
[Series 147: Daly Mausoleum (Lot 33572)],
[Series 148: Witherbee-Peaslee Mausoleum (Lots 24807-24808)],
[Series 149: Miner Mausoleum (Lot 29526)],
[Series 150: Fletcher Mausoleum (Lot 28610)],
[Series 151: Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the City of New York (Lots 10776-10787)],
[Series 152: Shaw Mausoleum (Lot 32739)],
[Series 153: Hoagland Mausoleum (Lot 17341)],
[Series 154: Nash Mausoleum (Lot 15978)],
[Series 155: Hogan Plot (Lot 21502)],
[Series 156: New York Volunteers Lot (Lots 13533-13536)],
[Series 157: Low Vault (Lots 24290-24293)],
[Series 158: Tartter Monument (Lots 25007-25012)],
[Series 159: Ravenhall Plot (Lots 26516 and 29831)],
[Series 160: Smith Plot (Lots 26675-26678)],
[Series 161: Longman Mausoleum (Lots 30651-30654)],
[Series 162: Wilson Mausoleum (Lots 29704-29705)],
[Series 163: Joshua Jones Plot (Lots 18061 and 26300)],
[Series 164: Volkening Mausoleum (Lots 30687-30688)],
[Series 165: Lake-Baker Vault (Lots 30735-30738)],
[Series 166: Ulmer Mausoleum (Lots 30842-30845)],
[Series 167: Loster Mausoleum (Lots 32009-32012)],
[Series 168: Cutting Bayard Mausoleum (Lots 6615-6617 and 7929-7931)],
[Series 169: Seamans-Loomis Mausoleum (Lot 34425)],
[Series 170: Adam Schulz Mausoleum (Lot 34137)],
[Series 171: Napier Mausoleum (Lot 34337)],
[Series 172: Kring Mausoleum (Lot 34276)],
[Series 173: Huber-Schlachter Mausoleum (Lot 34423)],
[Series 174: Monaco Mausoleum (Lot 33709)],
[Series 175: Lambert Mausoleum (Lots 33782-33783)],
[Series 176: Schmadeke Mausoleum (Lot 33473)],
[Series 177: Wolf Mausoleum (Lot 34529)],
[Series 178: Celona Lot (Lot 34547)],
[Series 179: Chiarello Mausoleum (Lot 34748)],
[Series 180: Scotch Presbyterian Church Lot (Lots 7677-7696)],
[Series 181: Ogden Vault (Lots 7458-7465)],
[Series 182: Tilton Mausoleum (Lot 7780)],
[Series 183: Tag Mausoleum (Lots 18843-18846)],
[Series 184: Trippe Lot (Lot 37962)],
[Series 185: Clegg Lot (Lot 35762)],
[Series 186: Brown Lot (Lots 33231-33233)],
[Series 187: Walbridge Lot (Lot 32662)],
[Series 188: Stoller Parker Mausoleum (Lots 32548-32549)],
[Series 189: Knowlton Lot (Lot 34970)],
[Series 190: Jones Lot (Lot 35129)],
[Series 191: Metzgar Lot (Lot 8588)],
[Series 192: Clayton Lot (Lot 33684)],
[Series 193: Dimick Mausoleum (Lots 29200-29201)],
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Series 1: Chapel DrawingsAdd to your cart.

The Green-Wood Cemetery chapel was designed in 1910, with construction completed in 1911. The building was designed by the architectural firm Warren and Wetmore, famous early 20th century architects who were responsible for many influential buildings in New York City, including Grand Central Terminal, the early Chelsea Piers designs, and the elaborately decorated New York Yacht Club building.  Construction of the chapel marks an important point in the story of Green-Wood Cemetery, representing an historical moment when the institution had become accepted as an important cultural feature of New York City. “(Quote from brochure?)” The chapel was intended for the use of funeral services and other formal ceremonies at the cemetery, and is in use to this day. The series of chapel blueprints is extensive and includes: detail drawings showing jointing and other design features of the chapel dome; several foundation, ground, and roof plans; all exterior elevations; interior sectional drawings; and topographical survey reports for the construction site. There is specific information on each drawing in the item level listings, including the scale, size, condition, marginal notes, and design details.

(Citation for W&W)

(Further reading for chapel)

Folder 1: FragmentsAdd to your cart.

Location: Archives, Drawer 1.

Various fragments of Chapel blueprint; unidentified.

Folder 2: 4 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: "1/2 Section thro Chancel roof showing proposed continuous metal water bar in joints", 1910 July 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½”= 1 Foot

Details: Signed “F.G.K”

Size: approx. 12 x 18”

Condition: Edges folded, torn embrittled; holes along left edge from binding.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink: “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Drawing indicates simple peaked roof – i.e. rear portion of Chapel building.

Item B: "Half inch scale detail showing continuous metal water bars for main dome of Chapel", 1910 July 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½”= 1 Foot

Details: Signed “H.D.V”

Size: approx. 12 x 18”

Condition: Upper and lower edges folded and embrittled; several small tears and folds along upper edge; two 2” tears along left edge; three small holes along upper edge of binding.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink: “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Spire detailing at peak is heavily encrusted, almost random in pattern and design.

Item C: "Proposed jointing for four turret domes", c. 1910Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½”= 1 Foot

Details: No draftsman or drawing numbers noted

Size: approx. 12 x 18”

Condition: Bottom edge wrinkled from folding; small holes along upper edge from binding; slight tearing and embrittlement along upper edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink: “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Partial curve of dome indicating stone jointing.

Item D: "Section through central dome", 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½”= 1 Foot

Details: Building No. 350

Size: 16 x 26” [fragment: Clean cut upper half of drawing]

Condition: Lower half of drawing missing – full size layout of drawing, half missing. Vertical crease marks; reverse is stained along crease marks; tearing at edges along crease marks; row of holes along upper edge from binding.

Markings / Misc. Text: None

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drafting linen

Style / Design Details: Tri-part peaked-arch gothic windows set in octagonal dome. Set below these windows, a secondary interior dome with circular oculi-inset with quatrefoil windows, in each of the domes’ eight sides. Heavily ornamented gothic spires rise from central dome and side turrets.

Folder 3: Foundation Plan, Ground Plan & Roof PlanAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Foundation Plan (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 1” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling around all edges; several large tears damaging integrity: from right upper corner to center, from bottom center to center, from right central edge to center; numerous stains from previous repairs with tape; corners torn and missing at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: On reverse – Pencil sketch and dimensional calculations

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Four octagonal turrets at corners, situated around central space, which appears slightly octagonal – i.e. rectangle with inset corners at foundation level; secondary rectangular space at rear of building.

Item B: Foundation Plan (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 1” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: All edges torn and embrittled. Lower edge folded and torn; center tile block is torn and missing; black ink spot on lower portion of plan; several tears 2-3” along right edge; row of small holes at upper edge from binding; superficial pencil marks on right side of drawing; paper is weakened along center line.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: Concrete

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Four octagonal turrets at corners, situated around central space, which appears slight octagonal – i.e. rectangle with inset corners. Secondary rectangular space at rear of building.

Item C: Ground Plan (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 2” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling at right of bottom edges; 1-2” section missing at upper right edge; lower edges cracked, pieces missing; left edge slightly faded; water damaged with some embrittling; 2” tear at ledge edge; tape marks at right.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink “John Thatcher & Son”; noted in pencil at center of Chapel drawing: “32 x 44 x 44’ Ceiling”

Materials Noted: Stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta block

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Item D: Ground Plan (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 2” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; large tears at upper right edge toward centerand at center of bottom edge; stained from previous tape repair.

Markings / Misc. Text: No supplemental markings or text

Materials Noted: Stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta block

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Item E: Roof Plan (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 3” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges, some folding and tearing; large (6” +) tears at upper right and lower left edges; 3” tear at center of lower edge through title block, with staining from previous repair with adhesive tape.

Markings / Misc. Text: None

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Item F: Roof Plan (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 3” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along left, bottom, and right edges with several 1-3” tears. Section of lower left corner of title block is missing.

Markings / Misc. Text: None

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Folder 4: Roof Plan, Front Elevation, Rear Elevation, & Side ElevationAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: "Roof Plan" (Half Plan of Dome/ Half Plan through Lantern), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 3” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: 2” tears at left, lower and right edges; right and left edge tears repaired with archival tape; lower left and lower right corners torn and missing; small holes along upper edge, i.e. from staples

Markings / Misc. Text: In pencil on reverse: “Chapel”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Rectangular base extends from back portion of building; Four turrets at corners of central space, topped with central dome – both turrets and dome are octagonal with spires at each corner; Flat edges of octagonal dome and turrets are oriented towards primary exterior surfaces of building.

Item B: Roof PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 3P” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling mainly along right edge; Right edge is folded and torn; Lower edge is torn in three places; slight folding and embrittlement; some warping and wrinkling above title block.

Markings / Misc. Text: Handwritten notes in red pencil with arrows indicating locations on right side of roof: “Holes in copper decks caused by falling stone.” With arrows to lower right spire: “Slight damage.” Leaders noted in drawing; on reverse: “Chapel.”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None noted

Item C: Front Elevation (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 4” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along left, lower and right edges; Lower left corner is torn and missing; Slight damage and fading along leftedge; Lower edges folded; Small holes along upper edge, i.e. from binding; Upper left corner is torn and missing

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink – “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: See following copy

Item D: Front Elevation (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 4” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; some folding and tearing; large tear at upper right edge with staining from previous tape repair; tears through center of title block with staining from tape; edges are discolored.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink – “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Heavily detailed Gothic revival (with additional eclectic detailing). Central octagonal dome with smaller turrets to each side are approximately half the height of central dome. Flamboyant Gothic tracery in window detailing above entrance. There are smaller peaked arches in vertical base of dome and in each of the 8 sides of the dome. Spired peaks at the frame that are set within arched frames at three-part windows with quatrefoil insets at base, vents at center, and small tri-part Gothic windows at uppermost portion. Spires are heavily encrusted with “knot and leaf” detailing.

Item E: Rear Elevation (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 5” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Tears along left, bottom and right edges. 4” tear through center of title block with staining from previous tape repair.

Markings / Misc. Text: None

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Peaked roofline at rear elevation; Detailed carved panel surfaces of turrets at each side; Carved detailing (quatrefoil set in parallelogram frames) along roofline.

Item F: Rear Elevation (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 5” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. 1-2” tears along right, left and lower edges; Lower edge torn with piece missing; lower left corner is missing; slight fading along left edge; some tears repaired with archival tape; lower edge is yellowed.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink – “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: See above

Item G: Side Elevation (Copy 1), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 6” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; Lower edge and lower left corner torn and missing; Several tears of 1-2” along left, lower and right edges; slight fading along left edge, lower edge is discolored. Some tears repaired with archival tape.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink – “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Item H: Side Elevation (Copy 2), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼”= 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 6” “Drawn by H.D.V.”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; slight warping and staining across upper half of drawing; two large brittle tears at left edge and right edge toward center. Tear through center title block with staining from previous repair

Markings / Misc. Text: In pencil – “Bigger,” with arrows indicating tiles at center of drawing.

Materials Noted: Granite

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details:None

Folder 5: Topographical Survey, Diagonal Section, Longitudinal Section, and Cross SectionAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: "Topographical Survey of a Plot of Land in Green-Wood Cemetery Showing Site for New Chapel", 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1”= 10 Feet

Size: Fragment, unknown

Condition: Badly torn and damaged; drawing is folded and torn, edges are brittle; paper is fragile, folded in half and very damaged; large sections (especially at edges and corners) repaired with tape.

Markings / Misc. Text: In pencil on reverse: “Chapel”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Hand-drawn map from site survey.

Item B: Diagonal Section (half), 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1 Foot

Details: Corner of title block is missing

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Large portions are torn and missing; lower left corner missing; center of title block is missing; Large tear from center-bottom to center of drawing (also stained from earlier repair with tape); several sections are missing along right edge; Row of small holes in upper edge from binding.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink: “John Thatcher & Son”; in pencil on reverse: “Chapel”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: Main dome with gothic spires at center; secondary domed turret at right, approximately half height of central dome; Octagonal dome with circular recessed detailing is somewhat Baroque or renaissance-revival in style, while peaked arches with flamboyant Gothic tracery are situated above these more classical details. Side turret mainly encloses a stairway leading to a small enclosed space at its upper level.

Item C: Longitudinal Section, 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1 Foot

Details: Building No. 350, Drawing No. 7” “Drawn by H.D.V”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along left and right sides; several 1-2” tears along left and right sides with some missing pieces. 3” tear at left corner of title block; tear at center-bottom edge (repaired with archival tape)

Markings / Misc. Text: None supplemental

Materials Noted: Oak – organ console

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Item D: Cross Section, 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 8” “Drawn by H.D.V”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges, with numerous tears; corners and lower edges torn and missing. Large tear at lower-right, slight staining at upper right; several tears tapes; right edge is folded and brittle.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black ink: “John Thatcher & Son”

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Item E: Cross Section through Chancel, 1910 MayAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1 Foot

Details: “Building No. 350, Drawing No. 9” “Drawn by H.D.V”

Size: 26 x 34”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges, 6” tear at middle-right edge toward center; several tears 1-3” along bottom edge (repaired with archival tape); some small pieces missing along bottom and left edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: None

Materials Noted: None

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Style / Design Details: None

Folder 6: "3/4 Inch Scale Details of Chancel Interior"Add to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: 1911 March 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Two drawings in one. Top drawing, taking up most of the page, is labeled: “Transverse Section thro Chancel Looking toward Window”. Drawing at bottom of page is labeled: “Plan of Chancel Wall on Line A-A.” At bottom left corner: “Building No. 350. Drawing No. 69.”

Size: 36 ½” x 44”

Condition: Relatively good. Slightly embrittled, with center horizontal fold line. Rough upper edge, with material extending past end of drawing.

Notes/Markings: Numerous marginal notes and dimensions throughout.

Materials Noted: Marble altar, rough concrete, copper gutters, concrete imitation stone, brick.

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Style/Design: Marble altar in center. Paneling and tracery details on either side of arched interior. Organ loft floor on one side only.

Series 2: Acea Mausoleum (Lot 36444)Add to your cart.
This series is comprised of design plans for the Acea family mausoleum, dated October 30, 1924. It contains a bound packet of six drawings, and two additional designs. The packet is bound with brass brads along the upper edge. All drawings are reproduction blueprints on paper, and are in varying states of embrittlement and discoloration. The drawings exhibit a neoclassical design, and include plans for the front, rear, sides, foundation, interior, and domed roof of the mausoleum, as well as the general layout of the lot. The designs were created by the firm Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland Architects and Builders, with an address of 258 Broadway, New York. No specific architect is listed. The design is intended for Green Wood Cemetery lot number 36444. In the container list, the researcher will find further detail on the particular designs, materials, and other notes exhibited in individual drawings.
Folder 1: 8 Drawings and Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front Elevation, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “Design No. 3209”, “General Sizes 18’ x 26’ 6” x 33’ 8””.

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Small tears along lower edge.

Design/Style: Beaux-arts/neoclassical. Rectilinear base capped with dome; dome is ribbed with 8 external ribs, which have no surface adornment and terminate in bell-shaped extrusions with flat vertical surfaces. Dome is capped with 4’ tall cross with no indicated surface adornment. Fanlight over doorway, set within arched semicircular pediment with large keystone, both with no indicated surface adornment. Three cornice lines visible in front elevation; “Acea” is carved above keystone, just under second cornice line. Fanlight indicates delicate tracery, with floral and scroll elements.

Item B: Side Elevation, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “3209”

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, cast bronze ventilators, cast bronze joint covers.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Small tears along lower edge.

Design/Style: Six courses of masonry beneath first cornice line. Symmetrical side elevation. Drawing indicates dimensions of stone in composition of roof: between first cornice line and second cornice line, indicated “3 pieces: 4’6” x 13’6””; above second cornice line: “4 pieces: 4’0” x 4’0” x 1’10”; 4 pieces: 5’0” x 1’0” x 1’10””

Item C: Rear Elevation, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “3209”

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Lower edge faded with small tears.

Design/Style: Symmetric rear elevation; semi-circular window placed centrally above second course of stone masonry.

Item D: Transverse Section, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “3209”

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Art glass with protecting plate glass in bronze frame.”

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges, particularly along lower edge. Lower edge faded on recto and browned on verso.

Design/Style: Italian Renaissance style windows. Tuscan columns with decorated capitals of carved acanthus leaves forming arched frame of art glass window at center of interior elevation. Two secondary arches , narrower and shorter, flank this central arch, with same columns and capitals. Keystone of arch is carved with foliage; spandrels are carved with wreathes, ribbons, and laurel branches. Decorated panels beneath window are edged with carved egg and dart detailing. Two full-height engaged Tuscan columns flank the window, indicated as carved in marble. Plan drawing of dome structure indicates that ribs widen toward lower edge, at least doubling in width from upper edge.

Item E: Longitudinal Section, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “3209”

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Drawing style implies marble and granite; no textual notation.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges, particularly along left and lower edges. Lower edge faded on recto and browned on verso. Small tears along left edge.

Design/Style: Laterally symmetric design, with substantial space at center of interior for visitors to stand, etc. Projecting pilasters at either side of entrance.

Item F: General Plan, 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “3209”

Size: 22.5” x 34”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze door, polished granite floor, art glass with protecting plate glass in bronze.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in right margin: “Approved Oct. 30 1924 By H.C. Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Small tears along left edge.

Design/Style: Laterally symmetric design, with substantial space at center of interior for visitors to stand, etc. Projecting pilasters at either side of entrance.

Item G: "Foundation Plan Showing Levels"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Unspecified.

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in graphite: “Acae” [sic]

Condition: Embrittlement and tearing along edges. Upper and lower edges folded and torn. 5” tear at center of right edge. Discoloration at right edge, weakening at center fold line.

Design/Style: Bilaterally symmetric plan.

Item H: "Foundation Plan Showing Granite Base Course", 1924 October 30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in blue pencil: “Acea Vault Foundation Plan”; in graphite: “see revised plan”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration throughout. Tearing at edges and weakening from center fold. Folding and tearing at upper edge.

Design/Style: Bilaterally symmetric plan.

Item I: Specifications Document, circa 1924Add to your cart.

Details: Building contract and material specifications from Farrington, Gould & Hoagland, Inc.

Size: 8.5" x 13" paper bound with brass brads in 9" x 13.5" packet

Drawing Material: Typewritten document on legal paper, watermarked Roman Bond. Bound in a packet against heavier paper backing.

Materials Noted: Concord granite, bronze, art glass.

Note/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good condition. Some smudge marks along edges of document (i.e. from fingerprints) particularly on front page. Bound with brass brads at top edge. Additional staple holes at right top corner.

Series 3: Agoglia Mausoleum (Lot 36080)Add to your cart.
The Agoglia Family mausoleum, located at Lot 36080 Section 41, was designed in 1903 by the firm Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland, located at 258 Broadway, New York. The series contains ten documents, mostly blueprint reproductions of the building plans for the mausoleum, as well as a contract document for construction. The drawings include detailed plans for the interior and exterior portions of the mausoleum, as well as materials and measurements. Items are listed individually with information on the notes and markings, the condition, the material of the drawing, size, noted materials, and information on the architectural design or style.
Folder 1: 9 Drawings and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: 3-page typewritten contract document

Size: 8.5” x 13”

Drawing Material: Black ink on bond paper

Materials noted: Granite, Italian marble, bronze, glass (art glass and plate glass)

Notes/Markings: Red approval stamp; unsigned

Condition: Slight discoloration. Holes at upper edge from binding.

Item B: Foundation Plan (Copy 1), 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: “Design Number 3062”, “Plan No. 1”

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Materials Noted: Art glass window with protective plate glass, bronze grille, bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Embrittled and damaged with numerous tears along all edges. Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges discolored and embrittled. Slight warping throughout.

Design/Style: Romanesque. Domed cupola placed atop chapel. Entrance flanked by two large columns and two pilasters on either side, placed on oversized bases. Interior two columns are Tuscan, tapering toward capitals; exterior two pilasters are carved to appear of stacked masonry. Both columns and pilasters have decorated capitals with leaf detailing. Fan window above door. Heavy Romanesque masonry throughout. Cupola is topped with a draped cross.

Item C: Foundation Plan (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [½” = 1’] Printed: 1” = 1’; corrected to ½” in pencil.

Details: Plan and section of foundation.  “Lot No. 36080 Sec. No. 41”

Size: 20” x 26”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Correction of scale in pencil, as noted above. On reverse in blue pencil: “AGOLGLIA”.

Condition: Small holes at upper edge from binding. Very discolored on reverse. Embrittled with warping and small tears at center.

Design/Style: Symmetric, with long approach to entrance.

Item D: "Plan and Section of Stairs, Windows, and Entrance", 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [1” = 1’]

Details: No title block or notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears, one large tear at lower edge.

Design/Style: Symmetrical, long approach to entrance.

Item E: Plan, with 2 Small Drawings of Cupola at Top of Page, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [1” = 1’]

Details: No title block or notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Edge embrittled with small tears. Small holes at upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Catacombs at sides and rear. Large central interior space. Two columns above altar, spaced at either side of window.

Item F: Rear Elevation, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [1” = 1’]

Details: No title block or notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears along edges. Holes at upper edge from binding. Wrinkled throughout. Lower edge especially torn.

Design/Style: Romanesque/Beaux Arts. Base course of masonry is carved with a slight flaring curve toward bottom. Five courses of large masonry with two cornice lines beneath domed, columnated cupola. Side and rear portions of building have lower roofline and single cornice. Central portion of building has higher roofline and double cornice line.

Item G: Longitudinal Section, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: No title block or notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears. Small holes at upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Two catacombs beneath rear window, behind altar. Clerestory window above entrance.

Item H: Transverse Section, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [1” = 1’]

Details: No title block or notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original. Notes in black ink and red pencil along right side of drawing.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears. Small holes from binding at upper edge.

Design/Style: Four catacombs at sides. Altar at center, with decorated dado and fluted pilasters. Clerestory screen above altar.

Item I: Side Elevation, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: [1” = 1’]

Details: No titles or block notes.

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Angoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous small tears along the edge. Holes at upper edge from binding. Wrinkled throughout. Lower edge at right corner especially torn.

Design/Style: Romanesque. Base course of masonry is carved with a slight flaring curve toward bottom. Five courses of large masonry with two cornice lines beneath domed, columnated cupola. Rear portion of building has lower roofline and single cornice; base masonry is not curved.

Item J: Front Elevation, 1903 August 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: “Design Number 3062”, “Plan No. 1”

Size: 23” x 36.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper

Materials Noted: Art glass window with protective plate glass, bronze grille, bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right: “Approved 8/23 19[0]3 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Signature of Rocco M. Agoglia reproduced from original.

Condition: Embrittled and damaged with numerous tears along all edges. Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges discolored and embrittled. Slight warping throughout.

Design/Style: Romanesque. Domed cupola placed atop chapel. Entrance flanked by two large columns and two pilasters on either side, placed on oversized bases. Interior two columns are Tuscan, tapering toward capitals; exterior two pilasters are carved to appear of stacked masonry. Both columns and pilasters have decorated capitals with leaf detailing. Fan window above door. Heavy Romanesque masonry throughout. Cupola is topped with a draped cross.

Series 4: Arnold Mausoleum (Lot 36301)Add to your cart.
The Arnold mausoleum—marked on some plans as the “N.B. Arnold” mausoleum and on others as the “K.F. Arnold” mausoleum—was designed by the firm Harrison Granite Co., located at 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. The specific architect is identified under the initials “F.B.D.” only. Designs were drawn up over a period of time in 1923 and 1924, and approved by the current superintendent of Green-Wood Cemetery. The plans were intended for construction on lot 36301. The series includes 9 drawings, mostly blueprint reproductions on paper, though one pencil sketch of the overall lot plan is also included. Under the listings of individual drawings, the researcher will find information on the scale, date, details, marginalia, size, and the condition of each drawing, as well as notes on the design and architectural style exhibited in the plans.
Folder 1: 9 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front Elevation, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Stamped/signed: “Jan’y 28 1924”

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and signed in black ink: “Approved Jan’y 28 1924 by HC Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Small holes from binding along left edge. Edges embrittled with small tears.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Two inset Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Name inscribed in architrave. Carved keystone insignia in tympanum wedge piece. Three courses of large rusticated masonry units comprise main body of elevation.

Item B: Side Elevation, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Stamped and signed.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and signed in black ink: “Approved Jan’y 28 1924 by HC Nail Superintendent”.

Condition: Small holes along upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Three courses of large rusticated masonry comprise side elevation. Sloping grade line obscures part of base course.

Item C: Rear Elevation, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Stamped but unsigned.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink; not signed.

Condition: Small holes along left edge from binding. Slightly warped and embrittled throughout.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Two courses of large rusticated masonry comprise most of rear elevation. Small window placed centrally. Upper edge even with courses of heavy masonry.

Item D: Transverse Section, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Stamped but unsigned.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink; not signed.

Condition: Small holes along left edge from binding. Somewhat warped and wrinkled.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Three crypts on either side, stacked. Window placed centrally with small bench placed below window.

Item E: Longitudinal Section, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Stamped but unsigned.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink; not signed.

Condition: Small holes along left edge from binding. Somewhat warped and wrinkled.

Design/Style: Three catacombs stacked. Small bench placed beneath window. Compact interior space equal in length to catacombs.

Item F: Ground Plan, 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Unsigned

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Brick, granite.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink; unsigned.

Condition: Fold marks, wrinkles along fold lines, slightly embrittled.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Catacombs at either side of interior space.

Item G: "¾ Scale Detail of Entrance Stoop", 1923 December 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Four-view drawing: elevation (side, front), plan, section.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink; unsigned. “Arnold 36301” on reverse in pencil.

Condition: Small holes from binding along left edge. Wrinkles along fold lines.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Item H: Foundation Plan, 1924 April 3Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Plan and axonometric

Size: 15” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Several notes in black ink and pencil, over central portion of foundation, amending note: “not to be excavated”—1’0” wide concrete beams indicated instead. “Arnold Foundation Plan” in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Deep creases from folding, with tears and discoloration along fold lines.

Item I: Lot Plan, 1924 January 7Add to your cart.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: “Sec G No. 36301”

Size: 12” x 12”

Drawing Material: Graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “36301” noted on reverse in black ink.

Condition: Wrinkled and embrittled, with several tears along fold lines.

Design/Style: Symmetric, centrally placed.

Series 5: Barthman Mausoleum (Lot 36491)Add to your cart.
The Barthman Mausoleum was design in 1925 by the firm Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland Inc., Architects and Builders. The company was located at 258 Broadway, New York City, and designed a great deal of the monument work in Green-Wood Cemetery at this time period. The Barthman designs exhibit a spare, symmetrical design featuring rusticated masonry, bronze doors, and a large art glass window at the rear of the building. It was intended for private lot 36491. The drawings are blueprint reproductions on paper, and are of varying condition. Notes on individual drawings may be found in the item level descriptions of this series.
Folder 1: 10 Drawings and Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front Elevation, circa 1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “Design No 3247”, “Sizes 16’0” x 26’6” x 15’2””. Incomplete design across front.

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “One piece” noted across front entrance steps.

Condition: Embrittled, particularly along right edge, which has tears and missing pieces. Somewhat warped and wrinkled. Staple holes along top and right edges.

Design/Style: Symmetrical, with low pillars flanking front stoop. Design is unfinished; center portion is blank except for outline of doorway.

Item B: Front Elevation 2, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “Design No 3247”, “Sizes 16’0” x 23’5” x 14’4””. Upper portion of Front Elevation detail.

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at bottom right: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”. At bottom edge, reproduced from original: “Approved Henry C Barthman”. Noted in design over doorway: “Raised name and letters”.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled and warped at edges. Holes from staple binding at right edge.

Design/Style: Simple symmetrical design. Pitched roof with unadorned tympanum. Large rusticated masonry units make up base of structure. Name on mausoleum is not included in drawing, but placement is noted.

Item C: Side Elevation, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Cast bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at bottom edge: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”. At bottom edge, reproduced from original: “Approved Henry C Barthman”. Noted at base course: “Probable established grade” and supplemental note added in black ink: “”This grade to be determined at a later date.” Initials “HCB” reproduced on drawing.

Condition: Somewhat warped and embrittled. Holes from staple binding at right. Creases at both corners on left side.

Design/Style: Three courses of large rusticated masonry, with two additional courses of polished masonry at roofline.

Item D: Side Elevation 2, circa 1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “No 3247”. Drawing is a detail of previous side elevation, showing grade along bottom.

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled along all edges with tears and breaks at right edge. Large crease along bottom left corner. Staple holes at right and top edges. Warped and discolored on reverse.

Design/Style: Drawing shows detail of grade line noted on previous side elevation drawing. Slightly revised from original drawing.

Item E: Transverse Section, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Art glass window with protecting plate glass in a bronze frame”.

Notes/Markings: At bottom right in black ink: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”. Additional dimensioning in black ink at foundation. Initials “HCB” reproduced in drawing.

Condition: Relatively good. Some embrittlement. Holes from staples along right edge.

Design/Style: Three catacombs high on either side, with art glass window placed centrally at rear.

Item F: Rear Elevation, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22.5” x 18.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “1925” lettered at tympanum with “sunk date” noted beneath. In black ink at bottom: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”. Some dimensions corrected in black ink.

Condition: Relatively good. Some warping. Holes at right edge.

Design/Style: Three courses of large rusticated masonry. Art glass window centrally placed. Pitched roof.

Item G: General Plan, circa 1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 23” x 18.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: In graphite on reverse: “Barthman 36491”.

Condition: Embrittled and torn along edges. Tears at right edge repaired with archival tape. Reverse discolored along edges. Large crease mark at upper right corner. Holes and right and top from staples.

Design/Style: Laterally symmetric design.

Item H: General Plan 2, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 21” x 17.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Art glass, plate glass, bronze frame, polished granite floor, bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: At bottom in black ink: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”. On reverse in graphite: “Barthman 36491” and “36491”.

Condition: Embrittled and very warped along bottom edge. Holes from staple bindings.

Design/Style: Laterally symmetric design. Two catacomb columns at either side, with “rest block” at rear of catacombs. Polished granite floor in center. Art glass window at rear; bronze doors at entrance.

Item I: Longitudinal Section, 1925 April 2Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 21.5” x 18”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Cast bronze rosettes with removable centers for handles”, “cast bronze ventilators”.

Notes/Markings: At bottom in black ink: “Approved 4/2/25 HC Nail”.

Condition: Relatively good. Somewhat embrittled at edges. Holes at right edge from staple.

Design/Style: Three catacombs high; two catacomb columns per side. Ventilators at roofline.

Item J: Foundation Plan, circa 1925Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Size: 22” x 16.5”

Details: “No 3247”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous notes on dimensions in red pencil. “Solid” written across front section. Noted on reverse in graphite: “Barthman” and “Barthman 36491”.

Condition: Extremely warped and embrittled, with small tears at all edges. Particularly cracked and wrinkled longitudinally across center. Tears repaired at bottom edge on reverse with archival tape. Stained and discolored on reverse.

Design/Style: Laterally symmetric.

Item K: Specifications Document, circa 1925Add to your cart.

Size: 8.5” x 13”

Details: Typewritten specifications document and builder contract from Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland Inc.

Drawing Material: Typed contract on bond paper.

Materials Noted: Light Barre granite, Atlas Portland and white Atlas non-staining cement, copper, pink Tennessee marble, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, cast bronze, art glass, plate glass.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Smudges and small marks, particularly on last page. Holes from binding at top edge.

Series 6: Fifth Avenue Entrance RenovationsAdd to your cart.
This series consists of designs for the renovation of the main gates through which visitors may access Green-Wood Cemetery, at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. The designs are from several different eras—from the 1930s to the 1980s—and include floor plan layouts, window and door design changes, and elevations of large additions to existing structures, among other drawings. Earliest designs for altering the gate area of Green-Wood are created by Hobart Upjohn, architect, and his associate Otto F. Lane. Their location is listed as Grand Central Terminal, New York. They are responsible for all drawings from the late 1930s, which include designs for major structural changes to the gate, and floor plans for the layout of the new office space. Another undated design for alterations to the gate lodge was created by the architectural firm Renwick, Aspinwall, and Tucker, of 320 5th Avenue, New York. These designs were probably created around the same time Upjohn and Lane were working. Many of the drawings of interior office areas were created in the 1960s, and reflect changes to the floor plan on the main floor of the administrative office. The designer of these drawings is not indicated. Bathroom renovation designs from 1988 were created by architects DeLaCour and Ferrara, of Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. This series encompasses a wide range of materials, sizes, and design elements. For more information on each drawing, please see the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 30 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Bathroom Renovations--Preliminary Design, 1988 April 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’ for drawings on left side, ¼” = 1’ for floor plan

Details: Composite drawing includes floor plan and elevation drawings of three walls. “Drawing A1”, “Not for construction” noted above title block. Numerous notes on aspects of the drawing throughout design.

Size: 24” x 18”

Drawing Material: Reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Chrome hardware, plaster, white marble door saddle, quarry tile, stainless steel.

Notes/Markings: Pencil X mark over arrow design in upper right corner, with arrow drawn in different direction.

Condition: Large vertical fold line along center, with weakening along fold. Three horizontal fold lines.

Item B: Elevations of Alterations to Gate LodgeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale:  ¼” = 1’

Date: Originally dated October 14, 1937; Revised February 21, 1938.

Details: “Dwg. No. 4” “Made by O.F.L” Composite drawing of “(New) End Elevation” and “Cemetery Elevation”. “New Work” is noted at various points along drawing. Numerous small notes on new work throughout drawings. Beneath title: “Note entrance elevation is the exact reverse of this.”

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Metal, slate, stone, copper, concrete, leaded glass, steel.

Notes/Markings: Pencil X mark over arrow design in upper right corner, with arrow drawn in different direction.

Condition: Relatively good. One 1” tear and several smaller tears along bottom and right edges. Holes from binding at left edge. Slightly warped along all edges, particularly top.

Design/Style: Renovation displays multiple gables with leaded glass windows, concrete foundation, and stone design throughout. Design appears to be attempting to match the style of existing work.

Item C: Floor Plan Detail 1, 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Details: Probably intended for use with items D and E.

Size: 14” x 11”

Drawing Material: Pencil on linen paper

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Crease mark on lower right corner. Lower right corner appears to have been slightly torn.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of Trust Lot Department office and stairway.

Item D: Floor Plan Detail 2, circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Details: Probably intended for use with items C and E.

Size: 14” x 8 ½”

Drawing Material: Pencil on linen paper

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Small piece of lower left corner missing.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of Map Room and Personnel Office.

Item E: Floor Plan Detail 3, circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Details: Probably intended for use with items C and D.

Size: 8” x 14”

Drawing Material: Pencil on linen paper

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Upper right corner is torn off.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of Office and Lunch Room.

Item F: Office Floor Plan, circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Appears to be full floor plan of areas detailed in items C-E.

Size: 16” x 12”

Drawing Material: Pencil on linen paper

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Somewhat wrinkled and creased, particularly at bottom right corner. Four holes along left edge, possibly from being bound. Stained around edges.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of all offices. Areas include: Vestibule, Public Space, Maps, Engineer, Accounts, Grave Department, Toilet, Clerks, Vault, Cashier, Keys, Private Office, and a stairway with “up” noted.

Item G: Floor Plan of Office Renovation 1, circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Full floor plan layout of offices, with indication of where gate structures are, and floor plan layout of public restrooms.

Size: 28.5” x 10”

Drawing Material: Pen and watercolors on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In public restroom area, pencil marks through parts of the drawing, with door added in a different area, and additional restroom drawn further to the left.

Condition: Uneven, multiple vertical fold lines, as if drawing were rolled and then flattened. Discolored and dirtied, particularly along fold lines. Small staple holes along left edge.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of offices and cemetery gate. Drawing is colored to indicate what is being depicted: brown for walls, yellow for furniture, blue for safes.

Item H: Floor Plan of Office Renovation 2, circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Full floor plan layout of offices, with indication of where gate structures are, and floor plan layout of public restrooms. Restrooms reflect design revisions drawn into Item G.

Size: 27” x 10”

Drawing Material: Pencil and crayon on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Colors are added in crayon to reverse of drawing, so that they dimly show through.

Condition: Deep vertical fold line.  Discolored and dirtied, particularly at top left corner. Hole on right side.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of offices and cemetery gate. Drawing is colored to indicate what is being depicted: brown for walls, yellow for furniture, blue for safes.

Item I: Alterations and Additions to Offices and Gate LodgeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Dependent on area of drawing. Elevation is ¼” = 1’ scale. Detail drawings on left side are ¾”= 1’ scale.

Date: December 21; year is not indicated.

Details: Composite drawing showing: ceiling in private office, counter and screen in public space, mantel and wainscot in private office, and west wing west elevation. “Drawing no. 7”. Large “1” on lower right.

Size: 25” x 14 ½”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Plaster panels, wood cornice, wood mouldings, bronze grilles, glass, marble base, limestone, slate roof.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In poor condition. Entire drawing is embrittled, with numerous large tears throughout, some repaired on reverse with archival tape. Edges are torn and missing pieces, particularly along bottom edge, and at bottom right corner, where large section is missing. Drawing is warped and wrinkled.

Design/Style: Simple floor plan for layout of offices and cemetery gate. Drawing is colored to indicate what is being depicted: brown for walls, yellow for furniture, blue for safes.

Item J: Second Floor Plan (Mylar copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s second floor, and section through stairs and chimney. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing. Identical to Item L.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Slate, masonry, stone.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Some small dimples in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “Trust Lot Department”, “Rest Room”, “Pay Roll Office”, and “Supply Closet”, as well as placement of stairway, and alterations to window dormers, chimney, and roof cresting.

Item K: Second Floor Plan (paper copy)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’; since size has been altered from original blueprint, drawing is not to scale.

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s second floor, and section through stairs and chimney. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing.

Size: 39” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on paper. Reproduction appears to have been created from Mylar copy.

Materials Noted: Slate, masonry, stone.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Appears to have been printed from Mylar copy, and shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint in printing. Three vertical fold lines through drawing.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “Trust Lot Department”, “Rest Room”, “Pay Roll Office”, and “Supply Closet”, as well as placement of stairway, and alterations to window dormers, chimney, and roof cresting.

Item L: Second Floor Plan (Mylar copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s second floor, and section through stairs and chimney. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing. Identical to Item J.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Slate, masonry, stone.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Some small dimples in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “Trust Lot Department”, “Rest Room”, “Pay Roll Office”, and “Supply Closet”, as well as placement of stairway, and alterations to window dormers, chimney, and roof cresting.

Item M: Second Floor Plan (blueprint), 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’ for floor plan; no scale for diagram on right side.

Details: Drawing of full layout of administrative office’s second floor, with “Heating Riser Diagram” detail on right side. “Drg. No. M-3”. Slightly different design from Items J-L.

Size: 21” x 19 ½”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: On reverse, in blue pencil: “New office plans” and “New office plans 1939”.

Condition: Embrittled along all edges. Small tears along all edges, particularly left and right sides. Holes from binding at left edge.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “Trust Lot Department”, “Rest Room”, “Pay Roll Office”, and “Supply Closet”, as well as placement of stairway.

Item N: Main Floor Plan (Mylar copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’; ¾” = 1’ scale details of ceiling along top and right sides.

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s main floor, with detail drawings of ceiling design for Superintendent’s office, Cashier’s office, and Reception Room. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing. Identical to Item P.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Wire screen, copper, wood, plaster, iron stair and platform, rubber, stone, concrete, cinder fill, brick, terracotta.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Some small dimples and dents in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “File Room No. 1”, “File Room No. 2”, “Superintendents [sic] Office”, “Office”, “Key Clos.”, “Cashier’s Office”, “Reception Room”, “Entry”, and “Vestibule”. Also shows position of stairway, and numerous adjustments to door and window designs.

Item O: Main Floor Plan (photocopy)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Listed as ¼” = 1’; copy is differently sized than original, and therefore not to scale.

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Incomplete copy of blueprint drawing, on three pieces of photocopy paper, taped together.

Size: Two sheets of 11” x 14” copier paper, and one sheet of 11” x 17” paper, taped together.

Drawing Material: Photocopy paper and tape.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition.

Design/Style: Shows only floor plan section of original Main Floor Plan drawing, with detail drawings at top and right side not included.

Item P: Main Floor Plan (Mylar copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’; ¾” = 1’ scale details of ceiling along top and right sides.

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s main floor, with detail drawings of ceiling design for Superintendent’s office, Cashier’s office, and Reception Room. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing. Identical to Item N.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Wire screen, copper, wood, plaster, iron stair and platform, rubber, stone, concrete, cinder fill, brick, terracotta.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Some small dimples and dents in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “File Room No. 1”, “File Room No. 2”, “Superintendents [sic] Office”, “Office”, “Key Clos.”, “Cashier’s Office”, “Reception Room”, “Entry”, and “Vestibule”. Also shows position of stairway, and numerous adjustments to door and window designs.

Item Q: Main Floor Plan (paper copy)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’; ¾” = 1’ scale details of ceiling along top and right sides.

Date: Original date October 14, 1937; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s main floor, with detail drawings of ceiling design for Superintendent’s office, Cashier’s office, and Reception Room. “Drawn by W.A.T”. Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing.

Size: 30” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on paper. Reproduction appears to have been created from Mylar copy.

Materials Noted: Wire screen, copper, wood, plaster, iron stair and platform, rubber, stone, concrete, cinder fill, brick, terracotta.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled and warped. Three vertical fold marks. Appears to have been printed from Mylar copy, and shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint in printing.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “File Room No. 1”, “File Room No. 2”, “Superintendents [sic] Office”, “Office”, “Key Clos.”, “Cashier’s Office”, “Reception Room”, “Entry”, and “Vestibule”. Also shows position of stairway, and numerous adjustments to door and window designs.

Item R: Main Floor Plan (blueprint copy), 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’; ¾” = 1’ scale details of ceiling along top and right sides.

Details: Drawing of full floor plan of administrative office’s main floor, with small detail drawing of window area.  Numerous notes on renovations throughout drawing. Revised version of other drawings of Main Floor Plan—non-identical to other drawing plans for this floor.

Size: 30 ½” x 19 ½”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Copper.

Notes/Markings: In original, in lower left corner, is stamped: “Paul Wunderlach Consulting  Engineer, Grand Central Terminal, New York City”.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled at edges. Small tear at center of bottom edge. Holes from binding on left side.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of “File Room No. 1”, “File Room No. 2”, “Superintendents [sic] Office”, “Office”, “Key Clos.”, “Cashier’s Office”, “Reception Room”, “Entry”, and “Vestibule”. Also shows position of stairway, and door, window, and plumbing renovations.

Item S: Basement Floor Plan (paper copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’ for floor plan; ¾” = 1’ for window details

Date: Original date illegible; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite of Basement Floor Plan and five detail drawings of window designs.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on paper. Reproduction appears to have been created from Mylar copy.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled, wrinkled, and warped, with irregular fold marks throughout. Appears to have been printed from Mylar copy, and shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint in printing.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of rooms: “File Storage Room”, “Hall”, “Men’s Toilet”, “Boiler Room”, “Existing Fuel Room”, and “Storage”. Shows position of stairways and chimney, as well as changes to window and door designs.

Item T: Basement Floor Plan (paper copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’ for floor plan; ¾” = 1’ for window details

Date: Original date illegible; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite of Basement Floor Plan and five detail drawings of window designs. More detailed notes in this drawing than in Item S.

Size: 30” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on paper. Reproduction appears to have been created from Mylar copy.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition. Appears to have been printed from Mylar copy, and shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint in printing.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of rooms: “File Storage Room”, “Hall”, “Men’s Toilet”, “Boiler Room”, “Existing Fuel Room”, and “Storage”. Shows position of stairways and chimney, as well as changes to window and door designs.

Item U: Basement Floor Plan (blueprint copy), 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Revision of earlier drawings. Floor plan is on left; Plumbing Riser Diagram on right. Key at right of drawing shows plumbing symbols. Stamp in original, reproduced in blueprint, reads “Paul Wunderlich, Consulting Engineer, Grand Central Terminal, New York City”.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Copper.

Notes/Markings: Near center of drawing, pipeline detail is amended in pencil.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled along top edge, with top right corner cracked and missing. Small tears at center of bottom edge.

Design/Style: Floor plan shows placement of rooms: “File Storage Room”, “Existing Store Room”, “Hall”, and “Existing Fuel Room”. Plumbing plan included in design, with further notes in detail drawing on right.

Item V: Basement Floor Plan (Mylar copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’ for floor plan; ¾” = 1’ for window details

Date: Original date illegible; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite of Basement Floor Plan and five detail drawings of window designs. Identical to Item W.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: good condition. Some small dimples and dents in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of rooms: “File Storage Room”, “Hall”, “Men’s Toilet”, “Boiler Room”, “Existing Fuel Room”, and “Storage”. Shows position of stairways and chimney, as well as changes to window and door designs.

Item W: Basement Floor Plan (Mylar copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’ for floor plan; ¾” = 1’ for window details

Date: Original date illegible; Revised February 21 1938.

Details: Composite of Basement Floor Plan and five detail drawings of window designs. Identical to Item V.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Printed on Mylar.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: good condition. Some small dimples and dents in Mylar. Mylar print shows all damage marks and irregularities from blueprint.

Design/Style: Straightforward floor plan, showing placement of rooms: “File Storage Room”, “Hall”, “Men’s Toilet”, “Boiler Room”, “Existing Fuel Room”, and “Storage”. Shows position of stairways and chimney, as well as changes to window and door designs.

Item X: Window and Dormer Details, 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details:  Composite drawing shows window designs for First Floor exterior and interior, details of copper covered dormers, and various details of stone dormers. “Made by O.F.L.”; “DWG. No. 5”.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Leaded glass, screen, metal, stone, plaster, copper, steel, wood, cast iron, brick, slate.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled around edges, particularly at lower edge. 2” tear in center of bottom edge. Small tears along all edges. Reverse is wrinkled and discolored.

Item Y: Roof Framing Plan and Section, 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: February 21, 1938.

Details: Composite of Roof Framing Plan and two cross sections through marked areas of roof. “DWG. No. 8”; “Made by W.W.”

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Original bears stamp in lower left corner: “William Wilson, Engineer, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY”; stamp is dated February 18, 1938.

Condition: Embrittled along all edges, particularly right edge, where there are several 1” tears. Small tears along top edge. Discoloration on reverse.

Item Z: Framing Plans for First and Second Floor, 1938 February 21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Composite drawing shows framing plans for first and second floor. “Made by W.W.” “DWG. No. 7”. Small detail drawing titled “Typical Floor Construction” at top.

Size: 31” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Wood, plaster, brick, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Handwritten from original, above title block: “Note: for miscellaneous steel in existing building see drafts 1, 2, & 3.” Original bears stamp in lower left corner: “William Wilson, Engineer, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY”

Condition: Somewhat embrittled along all edges. Holes from binding. Discolored on reverse.

Item AA: Public Restroom Floor Plan (original drawing), circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Sketch showing layout of men’s and women’s public restrooms, and reception room.

Size: 14” x 11”

Drawing Material: Pencil on drawing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition.

Style/Design Details: Drawing shows entrances to restroom area, and layout of each restroom.

Item BB: Public Restroom Floor Plan (photocopy), circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Photocopy of Item AA.

Size: 14” x 8 ½”

Drawing Material: Standard photocopy paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: In good condition.

Style/Design Details: Drawing shows entrances to restroom area, and layout of each restroom.

Item CC: Public Restroom Floor Plan (colored copy), circa 1964Add to your cart.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Floor plan of public restrooms.

Size: 11” x 7”

Drawing Material: Pencil and crayon on linen paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Brown crayon on reverse of drawing indicates solid walls.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled and wrinkled. Two tears in left side of drawing, as if from being bound.

Style/Design Details: Drawing shows entrances to restroom area, and layout of each restroom. Smoking Room is also included in design.

Item DD: Public Restroom Floor Plan (photocopy), circa 1964Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Floor plan of public restrooms. Photocopy of Item CC.

Size: 11” x 8 ½”

Drawing Material: Standard photocopy paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Dimensions noted in pencil marks throughout drawing.

Condition: Somewhat wrinkled and creased. Ringed coffee cup stain on left side.

Style/Design Details: Drawing shows entrances to restroom area, and layout of each restroom. Smoking Room is also included in design.

Series 7: Dewey Mausoleum (Lot 8612)Add to your cart.
The Dewey Mausoleum is located on Lot 8612. There is one drawing (pen on paper) that shows 7 views of the mausoleum. There is no architect or design firm noted, and the drawing is undated.
Folder 1: 1 DrawingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Composite PlanAdd to your cart.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: None specified.

Details: Seven views on one drawing—transverse section, longitudinal section, ground plan, side elevation, two views of the front elevation, and rear elevation. Extensive construction notes in pencil in upper center. Dimensions noted throughout.

Size: 38 ½” x 21”

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears throughout. All corners missing. Large tear from top, down left side. Some tears patched with small pieces of paper pasted to reverse. Staining and water damage, particularly at right and bottom edges.

Notes/Markings: Calculations in graphite at bottom center. In graphite on reverse: “Dewey” and “Dewey 8612”.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Drawing Material: Ink and graphite on heavy paper.

Style/Design: Gothic chapel style, with arched stone entrance and small steeple. Five catacombs within. Carved stone detailing. Small windows on side and rear.

Series 8: Doerschuck Mausoleum (Lot 36116)Add to your cart.
This series contains architectural plans for the Doerschuck family mausoleum, on Lot 36116. The designs are by Benisch Bros. Monumental Works, located at Jamaica Ave and Crescent Street, Brooklyn. The designs were created on August 28, 1923. The series comprises mostly architectural blueprints, with some accompanying correspondence and sketches. In the individual item listings, the researcher will find information about the scale, markings, size, drawing materials, noted materials, and condition of each drawing, as well as notes on the design and style of the work.
Folder 1: 7 Drawings, 1 Letter with SketchAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze door.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges folded and somewhat embrittled.

Design/Style: Beaux Arts/classical revival. Tuscan pilasters with decorated capitals at sides of entrance. Family name inscribed in panel above door. Cast bronze door indicated in text but not drawn. Stepped pyramidal roof.

Item B: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: Three-view: side elevation, plan, side elevation.

Size: 21” x 34.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous notes in pencil re: dimensions. Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” On reverse in pencil “Doerschuck 36116” and in black ink “Doerschuck.”

Condition: Deep vertical fold line 10” from left edge. Wrinkled, discolored, and torn, especially notable on reverse. Several holes from staple binding.

Item C: Cross SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, reinforced concrete girders, removable concrete slab, marble, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” In blue pencil on reverse: “Doerschuck.”

Condition: Discoloration and wrinkling along lower edge. Holes along upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Classical/Beaux Arts. Four catacombs high on either side. Window placed centrally at rear elevation.

Item D: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble, reinforced concrete slab and girder, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.” Pencil notations in roof portion noting dimensions.

Condition: Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges folded and somewhat embrittled.

Design/Style: Catacombs stacked four tall. Window inset from outer wall surface. Door inset from front elevation surface level.

Item E: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze, marble, slate, brick.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges folded and somewhat embrittled.

Design/Style: Beaux Arts/neoclassical. Mausoleum footprint is perfectly square, with broad entrance porch spanning full width of building. Symmetric design, catacombs comprise almost full depth of building.

Item F: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges folded and somewhat embrittled.

Design/Style: Beaux Arts/neoclassical. Tuscan pilasters with decorated capitals at each corner. Window placed centrally at rear elevation. Low stepped pyramidal roofline.

Item G: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: August 28, 1923

Details: No title block, no architect listed.

Size: 19.5” x 23”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped/signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 28 1923 by WC Grassau Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes at upper edge from binding. Edges folded and somewhat embrittled.

Design/Style: Beaux Arts/classical revival. Tuscan pilasters with decorated capitals at corners. Elevation comprises two large unadorned stone panels. Grade line slopes downward from front to back. Stepped pyramidal roof.

Item H: Correspondence (2 pages, includes 1 sketch)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: July 13, 1923

Details: Note accompanying mausoleum plans, addressed to WC Grassau.

Size: 8.5” x 11”

Drawing Material: Typewritten letter on bond letterhead, sketch on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Typewritten letter is signed “Benisch Bros” in black ink. Sketch is hand drawn in black ink.

Condition: Deep horizontal fold lines. Small tears on upper right edge of both pages, possibly due to binding.

Series 9: Euler Mausoleum (Lot 36055)Add to your cart.
This series contains plans for the Euler Mausoleum, designed circa 1923-1924. The architect and designer was most likely John Feitner of Brooklyn, though the drawings in this set are unsigned. The plans are for the Euler family lot, numbered lot 36055, section 136. The mausoleum is designed in a Greek chapel style, and calls for materials such as concrete, marble, granite, and bronze. Drawings are generally in embrittled condition, and many have small tears, binding holes, and discoloration. Specific drawings are listed with their scale, date, size, material of the drawing, size of the drawing, materials noted, condition of the drawing, and notes on the design and style observed in the drawing.
Folder 1: 10 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front Elevation, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Lower edge torn and embrittled.

Design/Style: Greek chapel-style design. Four Tuscan columns at front elevation/porch. Cast double bronze doors with grille detail. Name inscribed in doorframe. Pitched roof, unadorned tympanum and architrave.

Item B: Foundation Plan, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Very wrinkled and warped; weakened along wrinkling. Very discolored on reverse. Uneven developing process. Deep folds at bottom edge.

Item C: Longitudinal Section (revision), 1924 January 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze, glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Jan. 24, 1924 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Embrittled and torn along edges.

Design/Style: Revision of earlier drawing—three catacombs instead of four on either side. Ceiling height slightly lower than previous.

Item D: Longitudinal Section (original), 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze, glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at far left bottom edge: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.” On reverse in pencil: “Euler 36055”, also in blue pencil.

Condition: Edges embrittled and torn. Small holes from binding at upper edge. Very discolored on reverse.

Design/Style: Greek chapel-style design. Tuscan columns at entry portico. Catacombs stacked four high. Window at rear wall.

Item E: Transverse Section (revision), 1924 January 22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, marble, slate, granite, glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Jany. 24, 1924 by HC Nail Superintendent.” On reverse in pencil: “Euler”.

Condition: Edges embrittled and torn. Splotchy appearance due to uneven development.

Design/Style: Revision of earlier drawing—three catacombs instead of four on either side as in previous drawing. Ceiling height lowered slightly from previous.

Item F: Transverse Section (original), 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze, glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at bottom edge: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Relatively good. Small holes at upper edge from binding. Edges discolored and embrittled.

Design/Style: Four catacombs high at either side. Pitched roof.

Item G: Side Elevation, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at far left bottom edge: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Edges discolored and embrittled.

Design/Style: Greek temple-style design. Three courses of massive rusticated ashlar masonry comprise the elevation. Smaller course of stone at architrave level. Long approach to entry. Tuscan column at entry.

Item H: Rear Elevation, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at bottom edge: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper right. Edges discolored and embrittled.

Design/Style: Large rusticated ashlar masonry blocks comprise elevation. One window placed centrally below architrave course. Bronze grille covering on window.

Item I: Plan, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned.

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.”

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Edges embrittled with small tears.

Design/Style: Greek chapel-style design. Four Tuscan columns at entry portico. Inter-catacomb space is the only occupiable interior space. Relatively long (approximately 7’) entrance approach from steps.

Item J: Plan of William Euler Lot, 1923 November 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Details: Lot 36055 Sec. 136

Size: 15” x 22”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in lower right corner: “Approved Nov. 19, 1923 by HC Nail Superintendent.” Pencil notations on drawing re: dimensions. On reverse in blue pencil: “(Foundation Plan) 36055”, and in pencil: “Euler”.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Discolored and embrittled at edges. Warping near upper edge.

Design/Style: Symmetric rectilinear design on circular lot.

Series 10: Felzmann Mausoleum (Lot 37226)Add to your cart.
The Felzmann mausoleum was designed by John Feitner of Brooklyn, NY. Dated July 15, 1930, the eight drawings included in this series are contained within a bound packet, and contain designs for the front, rear, sides, interior, and foundation of the mausoleum, as well as a plan for lot number 37226, the intended location of the mausoleum, showing the general layout the surroundings. All are blueprint reproductions on paper, and exhibit a Greek revival style design. Individual listings include further details on the scale, size, condition, and marginalia of each drawing, as well as the materials noted and style exhibited in the plans.
Folder 1: 8 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Achives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: Drawing shows columns at front most elevation on left half; on right half shows pilaster and wall surface behind columns.

Size: 16 ½” x 19 ½”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Signed in red ink at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Embrittling. Small tears at edges.

Design/Style: Neoclassical/Greek revival style. Two fluted Doric columns at either side of entrance, set in front of corner pilasters with Doric capitals. Family name is carved into frieze; tympanum is unadorned; roof is pitched with raised, articulated center block. Door frame is articulated, atticurge-styled. Three steps lead from grade toward entrance level, which narrow progressively toward entrance level.

Item B: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: Non-standard dashed lines indicating surfaces behind visible elevation details.

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Signed in red ink (appears black) at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good condition. Somewhat wrinkled and warped along upper portion. Small holes at upper edge from binding. Lower edge is not cleanly cut; appears deckled.

Design/Style: Neoclassical/Greek chapel design. Two Tuscan columns at either corner of rear elevation. Window placed centrally at upper half of rear elevation. Pitched roof.

Item C: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: Non-standard use of dashed lines in drawing.

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Signed in lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”. Noted on reverse in graphite: “37226 (Felzmann)”.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears. Holes at edge from binding. Reverse is discolored.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Fluted Doric columns at front elevation. Angle pilasters at front and rear corners with Doric capitals. Window at side elevation near entrance.

Item D: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: Non-standard dashed lines throughout drawing.

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, concrete, marble, slate, bronze.

Note/Markings: Foundation dimensions corrected in red ink. Signed in red ink at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Holes from binding at left upper edge. Slight warping/wrinkling at upper edge.

Design/Style: Fluted Doric columns at left/entrance. Small window just inside entrance; marble bench below window. Catacombs stacked four high. Window at rear of building.

Item E: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: “One half looking towards front/ One half looking towards rear”.

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Note/Markings: Foundation dimensions corrected in red ink. Signed in red ink at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Holes from binding at upper edge. Embrittling and small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Catacombs stacked four high at either side. Window placed centrally at rear. Pitched roof; symmetric design

Item F: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Several dimensions at rear of foundation corrected in red pen. Noted across foundation of stairway/entrance in red pencil: “Solid”. One additional dimension note corrected in graphite at center. Signed in red ink (appears black) at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Fold lines in quarters; wrinkled and warped along fold lines. Discoloration on reverse, with staining along fold lines. Small tears along edges. Small holes from binding along upper edge.

Design/Style: Symmetric design.

Item G: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: Materials key at lower left corner.

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Note/Markings: Signed in red ink at lower right corner: “Approved/ July 15 1930/ H.C. Nail/ Supt”.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears. Holes along upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Four columns at front elevation, two at either side of entrance, set in front of angle pilasters at each front corner. Symmetric interior, with windows and marble seats at either side, set between front wall and catacombs. Window placed centrally at rear wall.

Item H: "Plan of Ernest F. Felzmann Lot"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: July 15, 1930

Details: No indication of north (arrow, etc.).

Size: 16” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Additional dimensions noted in graphite at right edge. Sighed in black or red ink at lower right.

Condition: Edges embrittled with small tears. Holes at upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Oriented toward corner of roads.

Series 11: Gould Mausoleum (Lot 36899)Add to your cart.
The James S. Gould mausoleum was designed in 1927 by Presbrey Leland Studios, located at 681 Fifth Avenue, New York. The mausoluem was intended for lot number 36899. The series includes nine blueprint reproductions of designs for the various sections of the mausoleum, and an identical copy of one of the drawings. Noted in the individual descriptions are the drawings’ scale, date, markings, size, materials, condition, and details on the design and style observed in the drawing.
Folder 1: 9 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: 9/12/27

Details: “Des. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Dummerston granite.

Notes/Markings: Fluted columns at entrance are struck through in pencil with note: “One piece.”

Condition: Central fold lines both vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Folds at corners. Relatively intact/sturdy.

Design/Style: Classical/Greek chapel-style design. Fluted Tuscan columns at either side of doorway. Name incised in architrave. Cast (bronze?) doors with classical Greek detailing. Urns/pilasters at entrance stairs.

Item B: Front Elevation (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: 9/12/27

Details: “Des. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper. Very thin paper.

Materials Noted: Dummerston granite.

Notes/Markings: Fluted columns at entrance are struck through on original. Also, along left and upper margin in original (reproduced in blueprint): “F.S.D. [full scale drawing] of Door Jamb”, i.e. upper left corner of door framing.

Condition: Horizontal crease line. Small holes along upper edge.

Design/Style: Slight revision in design from earlier Front Elevation, notably in roof details.

Item C: Ground Plan (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [9/12/27]

Details: “Gould 0.24325”, “Des. No. 27327”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, marble, granite, brick.

Notes/Markings: Hand-drawn lines in plan, unclear reference.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Item D: Longitudinal Section (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: [9/12/27]

Details: “Des. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, bronze rosettes, pink Tennessee marble.

Notes/Markings: Corrections in pencil near window re: door closet, and in foundation: “solid”.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Four crypts tall at either side. Overhanging cornice at front and back.

Item E: Cross Section (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: [9/12/27]

Details: “Des. No. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble.

Notes/Markings: Corrections in red pencil at foundation noting footings.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Stepped roofline. Window placed centrally at back wall. Four crypts high on either side.

Item F: Side Elevation (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: [9/12/27]

Details: “Des. No. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Overhanging cornice line. Windowless side elevation. Large masonry units—approximately 2’ x 5’—comprise elevation. Angle pilasters at front elevation.

Item G: Rear Elevation (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: [9/12/27]

Details: “Des. No. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Overhanging cornice. Stepped roofline. Window placed centrally above first course of masonry.

Item H: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: 9/14/27

Details: “Des. No. 27327”, “Gould 0.24325”

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: “Solid” written in red pencil near entrance to mausoleum; additional supports are drawn, running lengthwise, in main cavity.

Condition: Central fold lines vertically and horizontally. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Somewhat warped.

Design/Style: Symmetric. Drawing includes two sections.

Item I: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾“ = 1’

Date: “Revised Sept. 27 1927”

Details: Revised from earlier foundation plan drawing of 9/14/27.

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper. Very thin paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Pencil sketches on reverse noting surveying distances from corners of vault to lot extents. Also noted: “Gould 36899”.

Condition: Paper somewhat embrittled. Extremely thin paper. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, with some wear along horizontal fold line.

Series 12: Harder Mausoleum (Lot 34482)Add to your cart.

Location: Archives Drawer 1

The Harder Mausoleum, located at Lot 34482, was commissioned by George A. Harder, Esq. of New York City in 1916. The design and construction of the mausoleum was implemented by the architects of the firm W.W. Leland Company, Inc., which was located at 569 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York. Though the W.W. Leland Company was a successful architectural firm, they eventually consolidated with the Presbrey-Coykendall Company to create the Presbrey-Leland Monument Company and continue to produce beautifully designed monuments for members of Green-Wood Cemetery (further information on this consolidation can be viewed by clicking the link provided). Within this series, researchers will find 34 drawings and 1 specifications document concerning the design and construction of the Harder Mausoleum.

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Folder 1: 34 Drawings and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front Elevation (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1022

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; inked in black with dimensions in red; pencil notes of dimensions added.

Materials Noted: Granite roof blocks; Aluminum joint caps.

Style / Design Details: Doric columns; Engraving of “Harder” above entrance (noted to be “Square V Incised”); 6” rise on entrance stairs (i.e. very low).

Item B: Front Elevation (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 2”

Size: 26” x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; inked in black; no marginal notes.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Greek revival with classical entablature; Urns flanking entrance; Funerary swag emblem above entrance; smaller funerary wreath emblems in entablature.

Item C: Front Elevation (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: See Item A in this series.

Condition: Very brittle with mutliple tears along the top, left, and right edges and a section of the top edge missing.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Materials Noted: See Item A in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item A in this series.

Item D: Side Elevation (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1026

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; inked in black with dimensions in red; Courses of roof blocks assigned with sequential letters “Q, R, S” in pencil.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Stepped Egyptian-style roofline; two fluted Doric columns at side elevation; window with bronze grille placed centrally between columns.

Further Notes: Identical to rear elevation.

Item E: Side Elevation (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 4”

Size: 26” x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Funerary swag carving/emblem set symmetrically between two embedded/implied column details

Further notes: All design details are symmetrical.

Item F: Side Elevation (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: See Item D in this series.

Condition: Very brittle throughout with holes at the top and tears along the top, left, and right edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Style / Design Details: See Item D in this series.

Further Notes: See Item D in this series.

Item G: Rear Elevation (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1027

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Wrinkling / wear at edges, light folds at corners; in relatively good condition.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; inked in black and red.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Classical revival and Egyptian revival stylistic features; Doric columns with Eyptian-style stepped roofline.

Further Notes: Identical to side elevation.

Item H: Rear Elevation (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 3”

Size: 26” x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black; Marginal sketch in pencil, amending curved base to mausoleum plinth.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Funerary swag emblem set symmetrically between two embedded column details; smaller funerary wreaths in entablature, as at front.

Item I: Rear Elevation (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: See Item G in this series.

Condition: Very brittle throughout with holes at the top and tears along the top, left, and right edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Style / Design Details: See Item G in this series.

Further Notes: See Item G in this series.

Item J: Transverse Section (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1024

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; inked in black with dimensions in red; additional dimension noted in pencil.

Materials Noted: Pink granite floor; bronze grilles and sashes; bronze catacomb rosettes; bronze emblems; gustanho arch; granite roof blocks; bronze ventilating rosettes; bronze torches.

Style / Design Details: With drawing 1025, bilateral symmetry of section is clear, with zodiacal emblems appearing to be the only non-repetitive elements.

Item K: Transverse Section (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 5”

Size: 26” x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black; inner portion of wall section highlighted in yellow pencil.

Materials Noted: Lead through base; sarcophagi depicted in marble.

Style / Design Details: Laterally symmetrical; Classical pediment above entrance door; Meander and egg-shaped dentil patterning along interior entablature.

Further Notes: Two sarcophagi placed close to each other at center.

Item L: Transverse Section (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: See Item J in this series.

Condition: Very brittle throughout with holes at the top edge and tears along the top, left, and right edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Materials Noted: See Item J in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item J in this series.

Item M: Longitudinal Section (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1025

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen; courses of roof blocks assigned sequential letters (O, P, Q, R, S) in pencil.

Materials Noted: Bronze catacomb rosettes; bronze transom; bronze door; bronze ventilating rosettes; bronze zodiacal emblems; pink granite floor; Gustanho arch; bronze urns; bronze torches.

Style / Design Details: With drawing 1024, bilateral symmetry of section is clear, with zodiacal emblems appearing to be the only non-repetitive elements.

Item N: Longitudinal Section (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 6”

Size: 26” x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black; inner portion of wall section highlighted in yellow pencil.

Materials Noted: Lead at base; concrete noted to be poured above caskets following interment.

Style / Design Details: Meander and egg-shaped dentil patterning along interior entablature above embedded columns; sarcophagi indicated in marble.

Further Notes: Roof slabs noted with weights – “36 Tons” and “20 tons.”

Item O: Longitudinal Section (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: See Item M in this series.

Condition: Very brittle throughout with holes at the top and tears along the top, left, and right edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Materials Noted: See Item M in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item M in this series.

Item P: Plan (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 08723 [drawing no.] 1023.

Size: 27”x 34”

Condition: Lower left portion of title block torn and missing; some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black with dimensions in red.

Materials Noted: Slate and Marble; “Pink granite [in] eggshell finish; bronze grille and sashes; bronze door.

Style / Design Details: Bilaterally and radically (minus door) symmetrical.

Item Q: Plan (Copy 2)Add to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1 Foot

Details: “Drawing No. 1”

Size: 26”x 31”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black; inner portion of wall section highlighted in yellow pencil; dimensioning in orange pencil; marginal sketch in pencil, possibly of alternative column detail section.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Classical lateral symmetry [beaux-arts/classical revival].

Item R: Plan (Copy 3), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: See Item P in this series.

Condition: Very brittle throughout with tears along all four edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Materials Noted: See Item P in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item P in this series.

Item S: Plan (Copies 4 and 5), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: See Item P in this series.

Condition: Exremely brittle throughout numerous tears and creases along the edges and into the drawing.

Markings / Misc. Text: See Item R in this series.

Materials Noted: See Item P in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item P in this series.

Item T: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 8723 [drawing no.] 2067; Drawn by “CFK.”

Size: 34” x 27”

Condition: Some wrinkling and folding at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black with dimensions in red; notes in pencil (areas?) added to drawing.

Materials Noted: Gravel pockets at drains.

Item U: Foundation Plan (Copies 2-8), 1916 October 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: See Item T in this series.

Condition: Each copy is extremely brittle with multiple tears and creases and portions missing.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction; stamped in the lower right corner and signed/dated in pen by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood).

Materials Noted: See Item T in this series.

Item V: Sectional Detail: Showing Stepping off of Concrete FoundationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: [order no.] 8723 [drawing no.] 2068; Drawn by “CFK.”

Size: 27” x 34”

Condition: Some folded corners and wrinkling/wear across edges; in relatively good condition.

Markings / Misc. Text: In pencil at lower right corner – “4300 ea. ft”

Materials Noted: Granite, tile drain pipe.

Style / Design Details: Four sectional details in drawing.

Item W: Sectional Detail: Showing Stepping off of Concrete Foundation (Copies 2 and 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details See Item V in this series.

Condition: Both copies are extremely brittle with massive tears and deep creases. One copy has portions missing from the bottom edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction

Materials Noted: See Item V in this series.

Style / Design Details: See Item V in this series.

Item X: Study for Interior Ornament (Copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Not stated [¾” = 1 Foot]

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 15.5” x 23”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black; marginal sketch in pencil, indicating revision of funerary swag.

Materials Noted: None specified; however, marble indicated through drawing.

Style / Design Details: Funerary swag (double to triple drape, all with rosettes) in frieze; Verticals at either size adorned with bronze-framed marble panels.

Item Y: Study for Interior Ornament (Copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Not stated [¾” = 1 Foot]

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 15.5” x 23”

Condition: Some folding and wear at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Hand drawn on drafting linen, inked in black. Notes in pencil – “omit vases”, “omit torches”, and calculations including “$300”

Materials Noted: None specified.

Style / Design Details: Four Grecian roses above entablature; Funerary swag (single drape, some with rosettes) in frieze; unadorned panels.

Item Z: Plan Showing the Concrete Substitution for Slate Sides, 1918 April 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1' = 1'

Details: Two small plans are shown - the horizontal section at "B-B" and the vertical section at "A-A."

Condition: Brittle with a small tear in the top edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Blueprint reproduction. Approved by WCG (William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood) on April 15, 1918 (written in pencil in the lower right corner).

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble.

Item AA: Specifications Document, 1916 October 17Add to your cart.

Details: This 13-page document includes instructions on the construction of and materials for the Harder Mausoleum and includes an index on the title page.

Drawing Material: Typewritten on bond paper.

Materials Noted: Atlas cement; River or Lake or washed bank sand; Barre, Vermont granite; Balfour pink granite; Light Grey Pink Tennessee egg shell finish; Medusa or Atlas White Portland cement; bronze; Blanco Italian marble, glass.

Notes/Markings: Each page is stamped, signed, and dated in pen by WCG [William C. Grassau, Superintendent of Green-Wood]. Some pages have notes crossed out or added in red pen.

Condition: Title page is discolored and torn into two pieces. Majority of pages are brittle.

Series 13: Lingard Mausoleum (Lot 36008)Add to your cart.
The Lingard family mausoleum was designed by the architectural firm Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland, located at 258 Broadway, New York. Only one drawing and a specifications document are extant. They are undated, but were most likely created in the 1920s. The mausoleum was designed for lot 36008. Listings for individual items include information such as scale, date, details on the markings found on the items, size, condition, drawing material, and notes on the design observed in the drawing.
Folder 1: 1 Drawing and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Item A: Composite: Elevation, Plan, Section, Side Elevation, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: “Design no. 3330, Lot 36008”

Size: 19” x 25”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Notes/Markings: “Lingard 36008” on reverse in pencil.

Condition: Deep crease 5.25” from right edge; embrittled and torn along fold. Edges are torn and embrittled. Holes from staple binding.

Design/Style: Carved stone stairway for mausoleum.

Item B: Specifications Document, ca. 1920sAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Size: 8.5” x 13”

Drawing Material: Typewritten in black ink on bond paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Condition: Embrittled, yellowed, corners folded, small tears from binding holes.

Series 14: McAlpin Mausoleum (Lot 36767)Add to your cart.
This series contains 22 drawings created by the Presbrey-Leland Company, a monument design firm located at 681 Fifth Avenue, New York City. They all consist of large blueprint reproductions on paper, showing detailed plans for the front, rear, sides, and interior of the mausoleum, as well as plans for the layout of the lot, some including landscaping designs. In addition, there are two items of business correspondence on paper with the Presbrey-Leland letterhead, and one specifications document. Designs are intended for lot 36767, and were created mostly in 1927, with landscaping plans dated into 1928. The blueprint designs display a Gothic-influenced style. There are multiple copies of most of the drawings, and the total number of each is noted on the specific item listings, along with the date, details, materials, and condition of each piece, and the design elements and building materials found therein.
Folder 1: 23 Drawings, 2 Letters, and a Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 1
Item A: Front Elevation (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “Shipping point: Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, NY:”

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Ausable granite, Stony Creek granite, “Mausoleum—BUFF-IND—limestone”.

Notes/Markings: “Mortise and Tenon” label on steeple. “4” on lower right corner.

Condition: Good overall condition. One fold on upper left corner, staple holes at top, some creasing down center line.

Design/Style: Gothic style. Cross with steeple, circular window with crest.

Item B: Rear Elevation (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “DWG No. 27162, O – 23720”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Cross-hatching on several stones on left side.

Condition: Good overall condition. Staple holes at top, crease down center line.

Design/Style: Gothic style. Cross with steeple, center window.

Item C: Longitudinal Section (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “DWG No. 27162, O – 23720”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “Mortise and Tenon” on steeple.

Condition: Good overall condition. Crease down center line, staple holes at top, some residue at upper right.

Design/Style: Three steps at entrance, one vault visible at floor level. Materials denoted with speckling and cross-hatching.

Item D: Side Elevation, Showing Grade on Right-Hand Side (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: None.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “False joints similar to opposite side”. Floor level marked.

Condition: Good overall condition. Crease down center line, staple holes at top.

Item E: Transverse Section (2 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “DWG No. 27162, O – 23720”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Limestone interior, slate.

Notes/Markings: “1’ 3” – may be changed on job later”.

Condition: Good overall condition. Crease down center line, staple holes at top.

Design/Style: Vents marked in eaves.

Item F: Plan (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “DWG No. 27162, O – 23720”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished pink stone, creek granite floor.

Notes/Markings: “Doors swing in”. Noted on original: “Added 6/17/ 27 – 3’0” seat”  (on 2 copies).

Condition: Good overall condition. Staple holes at lower left, tear on right.

Design/Style: Vault visible in center of mausoleum with overlaid cross.

Item G: Side Elevation (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [4/27/27]

Details: “DWG No. 27162, O – 23720”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good overall condition. Crease down center line, staple holes at top.

Item H: Composite with Side and Rear Elevations (3 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 5/6/27

Details: “Sketch showing foundations for seats at back of screen wall”. (On 2 copies.)

Size: 29” x 36”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Red pencil markings on one copy; pencil check marks on one copy. Stamped on reverse: “RECEIVED The Green-Wood Cemetery Jul 14 9:41 AM 27 BROOKLYN, NY”. Handwritten in pencil on reverse: “Greenwood”. Calculations in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Good overall condition.

Item I: Planting Plan of Cemetery LotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: August 1928

Details: None.

Size: 24” x 33”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Handwritten in pencil: “NOT approved”.

Condition: Folds and some tears on edges.

Item J: Memorial Landscape PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: September 1928

Details: “George S. McAlpin Memorial – Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York –Mausoleum by Presbrey Leland Studios New York City: No. 50-M”.

Size: 22” x 32”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Plants.

Notes/Markings: “Stepping stones with hatched edges are existing.”

Condition: Folds and creasing.

Design/Style: Layout of path and lawn around mausoleum with plant species specified.

Item K: MemorandumAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: n/a

Date: June 23, 1927

Details: Note accompanying architectural drawings with list of enclosed documents.

Size: 4.5” x 8.25”

Drawing Material: Handwritten note on stationery with Presbrey-Leland Company letterhead.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Handwritten at bottom: “2 copies of plan of building showing seat, overlooked sending these with other plans yesterday.” Stamped on reverse: “The Green-Wood Cemetery, Jun 24 9:41 AM 27/ BROOKLYN, NY”.

Condition: Some wrinkling and creasing.

Item L: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: n/a

Date: July 12, 1927

Details:  On letterhead: “The Presbrey-Leland Company Designers and Workers in Stone”. Letter accompanying corrected foundation plan, notes Mr. Legner, superintendent of construction, and Mr. Hebbler from Presbrey-Leland. Signed in ink by C.S. Sampson.

Size: 8.5” x 11”

Drawing Material: Typed letter on paper with Presbrey-Leland letterhead, signed in ink.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped on reverse: “Received The Green-Wood Cemetery Jul 14 9:41 AM 27/ BROOKLYN, NY”.

Condition: Some wrinkling and creasing.

Item M: Specificiations DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: n/a

Date: April 25, 1927

Details: Typewritten in standard form document.

Size: 8.25” x 10.5”

Drawing Material: Typewritten on watermarked paper bound with three metal clips.

Materials Noted: Buff Indiana limestone, limestone sarcophagus slab and sides, stony creek granite, bronze grille and door, concrete foundation, glass, slate.

Notes/Markings: To be completed by November 1, 1927. “To be erected for: Mrs. George S. McAlpin, 15 Park Ave, New York, NY”.

Condition: Some smudges on cover, upper left corner folded.

Series 15: Polak Mausoleum (Lot 36449)Add to your cart.
The design and construction of the Polak Mausoleum was carried out by the architects of the Farrington, Gould and Hoagland firm; which was located at 258 Broadway, New York, New York; in January of 1925. Most notably known for their use of Barre granite in their Egyptian revival designs, the firm of Farrington, Gould and Hoagland designed numerous monuments at the cemeteries of Woodlawn and Green-Wood during the early 1900s. Within this series, researchers will find eight separate drawings, plus a copy of a list of specifications created by the architects representing the Farrington, Gould and Hoagland firm. Each drawing pertains to the design and construction of the exterior, the interior, as well as the foundation of the Polak Mausoleum and is placed in separate folders. They consist of information regarding the scale of the drawing; the details; size and condition of the drawing; noted markings and miscellaneous text; as well as style and design details of the mausoleum.
Folder 1: 7 Drawings and a Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A; Sizes 12’6” x 15’2” x 16’2”

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges; corners are folded, with some tearing; horizontal wrinkling across drawing.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved Jany. 15, 1925 H.C. Nail. Supt.”

Materials Noted: None.

Style / Design Details: Vertically symmetrical neoclassical/Egyptian revival design; four-coursed flat roofline. Entrance is flanked by two iconic columns set inside two engaged, square pilasters with egg and dart detailing in the capitals. Door is composed of two symmetric panels (1:5 width to height ratio of vertical frames) decorated with leaf carvings; inside of this are set two cast [bronze] circles at top and bottom – top circle is carved in the manner of a wreath with drooping leaves at either side. Family name is carved above the entrance into the architrave.

Further Notes: Blueprint reproduction on paper. ALL Polak drawings (1-6) are in bound set, fastened at upper edge with brass bracket at center with staples across the upper edge (3 in total)

Item B: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges; fading along right edge from light exposure

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved 1/ 15/25 H.C.N.”

Materials Noted: Bronze ventilators and joint covers

Style / Design Details: Symmetrically stepped four-coursed roofline. Egg and dart detail of pilaster capital extends across the side.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges; bottom edge is torn and darkened.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved 1/ 15/25 H.C.N.”

Materials Noted: None.

Style / Design Details: Vertically symmetrical, with window placed at center; two courses below first course of roof, one course below architrave level at front.

Item D: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges; particular wear at lower edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved 1/ 15/25 H.C.N.”

Materials Noted: Cast-bronze ventilating ceiling rosette; art glass with protecting plate glass in bronze frame.

Style / Design Details: Vertically symmetrical design. Uppermost two roof courses indicated as solid granite slabs.

Further Notes: Noted in black ink – In foundation: reduction in vent width from 1’9” to 1’6” on either side below catacombs, thus 8” wide concrete instead of 5” set within outermost granite slabs at foundation edges.

Item E: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges; particular wear at lower edge with tears and folding.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved 1/ 15/25 H.C.N.”

Materials Noted: Cast bronze rosettes with marble centers for handles

Style / Design Details: Three courses of flat roof slabs above cornice line; iconic column and angle pilaster shown in detail; cornice line detail carved into lower quarter of masonry blocks comprising first course of roof structure.

Item F: General PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: January 15, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot

Details: Design No. 3218 A

Drawing Size: Approx. 20” x 25”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlement along all edges, with particular damage along left edge. Tears, folding, and discoloration along left edge. Large wrinkle along left lower quadrant. Staining (from spill or dirt) at lower edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed in black at lower-right: “Approved 1/ 15/25 H.C.N.”

Materials Noted: Bronze doors. Polished granite floor; marble shelf; slate; Art glass with protecting plate glass in bronze frame; Brick wall infill.

Further Notes: Blueprint copy notes 1” thick; red ink corrects this dimension to ¼”. On reverse noted in blue pencil: “Polak”; in red pencil: “3218-A”

Item G: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.

Date: February 20, 1925

Scale: 1” = 1 Foot for all drawing but axon; axon is ¼” = 1 Foot.

Details: None

Drawing Size: Approx. 26” x 28”

Condition: Deep fold lines across entire drawing, with tears, discoloration and damage along fold lines. Numerous tears along edges; holes from staples along right edge; discoloration and embrittling throughout.

Markings / Misc. Text: On reverse, drawing is stamped “Received / The Green-Wood Cemetery / Feb. 20, 9:11 AM 25 / Brooklyn, New York.” In pencil is noted “Polak 36449”

Style / Design Details: Axonometric drawing is atypical among foundation drawings (interesting from a drawing conventions standpoint).

Item H: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: n/a

Details: Legal-size vertically bound, typewritten document, 3 pages in length; bound at top-center with one bracket.

Size: 13” x 8.5”

Condition: Folding along left edge; slight discoloration and embrittlement along right edge; holes along top edge from binding [w/ arch. drawings.

Markings / Misc. Text: No marginal notes, unsigned.

Materials Noted: Portland cement; Concord granite; Bronze; Pink Tennessee marble; Copper screens; Pennsylvania ribbon slate; copper anchors; “Art Glass” window; protective plate glass window.

Style / Design Details: No drawings included.

Series 16: Reynolds Mausoleum (Lot 37363)Add to your cart.
This series contains 24 drawings created circa 1932 by Presbrey-Leland Studios, a monument design company that was located at 681 Fifth Ave, New York City. They were intended for Green-Wood lot number 37363. There are four separate copies of each drawing, in varying conditions. Designs were created circa April 1932, and exhibit an Egyptian revival influenced style. In the listings of individual drawings, the researcher will find information on each piece’s specific subject, notes and markings, condition, size and scale, and design attributes.
Folder 1: 24 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front Elevation (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 4/14/32

Details: “29191”, “32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some wrinkling and warping along folds. Embrittled with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Egyptian-influenced design. Post and lintel construction with low, wide profile. Two fluted Doric columns flank entrance; door is bronze grille, with lion head door handle. Two low rectangular planters and either side of entrance at front corners.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 4/14/32

Details: “29191”, “design no. 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some wrinkling and warping along folds. Embrittled with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Egyptian-influenced design, post and lintel construction with low, wide profile. Two fluted Doric columns flank entrance; door is bronze grille, with lion head door handle. Two low rectangular planters at either side of entrance at front corners.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 4/14/32

Details: “29191”, “design no. 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some wrinkling and warping along folds.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design, post and lintel construction with low, wide profile. Two fluted Doric columns flank entrance; door is bronze grille, with lion head door handle. Two low rectangular planters at either side of entrance at front corners.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 4/14/32

Details: “29191”, “Design no. 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some wrinkling and warping along folds.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design. Post and lintel construction with low, wide profile. Two fluted Doric columns flank entrance, door is bronze grille, with lion head door handle. Two low rectangular planters at either side of entrance at front corners.

Item B: Ground Plan (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Order 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Granite floor. Polished surface.” Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Small holes along edge from staples. Warping and creasing at center.

Design/Style: Two Doric columns flank entrance, set inside corner pilasters that extend outwards from front elevation, to form a frame of entrance. Two planters or urns are placed diagonally outwards from corner pilasters.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Order 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Granite floor, polished surface.” Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally.

Design/Style: Two Doric columns flank entrance, set inside corner pilasters that extend outwards from front elevation, to form a frame of entrance. Two planters or urns are placed diagonally outwards from corner pilasters.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Order 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Granite floor, polished surface.” Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Weakening along fold lines.

Design/Style: Two Doric columns flank entrance, set inside corner pilasters that extend outwards from front elevation to form a frame of entrance. Two pilasters are placed diagonally outwards from corner pilasters.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Order 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Granite floor, polished surface.” Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Weakening and warping along fold lines.

Design/Style: Two Doric columns flank entrance, set inside corner pilasters that extend outward from front elevation to form a frame of entrance. Two planters are placed diagonally outward from corner pilasters.

Item C: Side Elevation (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Order 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center, vertically and horizontally. Small holes at edge from staples. Embrittled, with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry—middle course runs nearly full length of building. Rectilinear, simple design.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Small holes at edge from staples. Embrittled, with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry. Middle course runs nearly full length of building. Rectilinear, simple design.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Small holes at edge from staples. Some warping and wrinkling along fold lines.

Design/Style: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry. Middle course runs nearly full length of building. Rectilinear, simple design.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at center vertically and horizontally. Small holes at edge from staples. Some warping and wrinkling along fold lines.

Design/Style: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry—middle course runs nearly full length of building. Rectilinear, simple design.

Item D: Longitudinal Section (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished Alabama cream marble, bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Some wrinkling and warping at center to lower edge. Fold lines across center horizontally and center vertically, with discoloration on reverse along folds. Edges embrittled with small tears.

Design/Style: Doric column at front, low ceiling, no vestibule area for visitors at interior. Three catacombs high.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished Alabama cream marble, bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some warping and wrinkling along folds.

Design/Style: Doric column at front, low ceiling, no vestibule area for visitors at interior (only intercatacomb space—no seat, etc.). Three catacombs high.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished Alabama cream marble, bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some warping and wrinkling along folds.

Design/Style: Fluted Doric column at front, low ceiling, no vestibule area for visitors at interior. (Only intercatacomb space—no seat, etc.) Catacombs 3 high.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “O. 29191”, “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished Alabama cream marble, bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Fold lines at vertical and horizontal center lines, with some warping and wrinkling along folds.

Design/Style: Fluted Doric column at front, low ceiling, no vestibule area for visitors at interior. (Only intercatacomb space—no seat, etc.) Catacombs 3 high.

Item E: Cross Section (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Creases along center lines horizontally and vertically. Embrittled with small tears and folds along corners.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design—low and wide, post and lintel construction. Three catacombs high at either side.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Creases along center lines horizontally and vertically. Embrittled with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design—low and wide, post and lintel construction. Three catacombs high at either side.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”, “29191 Reynolds”, “2 sets plans/ 2 fdn plans—for Cem.”

Condition: Creases along center lines horizontally and vertically. Embrittled with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design—low and wide, post and lintel construction. Three catacombs high at either side.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “Design 32092”

Size: 16” x 20”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Creases along center lines, horizontally and vertically. Embrittled with small tears along edges.

Design/Style: Egyptian revival influenced design—low and wide, post and lintel construction. Three catacombs high at either side.

Item F: "Concrete Foundation" (4 copies)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Copy 1:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “29191” noted in stamped title block.

Size: 19” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous calculations in graphite on reverse. “37363” written on reverse. Numerous X marks across foundation plan drawing.

Condition: Deep creases throughout drawing, roughly dividing into twelfths. Tears along fold lines, as well as discoloration and weakening. Embrittled. Small tears.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Copy 2:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “no. 29191” noted in stamped title block.

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Two major horizontal fold lines; one central vertical fold line.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Copy 3:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: “no. 29191” noted in stamped title block.

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Two major horizontal fold lines, one central vertical fold line, some wrinkling and warping throughout. Embrittled edges, with small tears.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Copy 4:

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1932

Details: Order no. 29191 noted in stamped title block.

Size: 16” x 20.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in graphite: “37363”.

Condition: Four major horizontal fold lines, one central vertical fold line, warping along folds. Embrittled edges, with small tears and folds at edges.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Series 17: Ritzheimer Mausoleum (Lot 36837)Add to your cart.
The Ritzheimer family mausoleum was designed by John Feitner of Brooklyn in 1927.The plans were drawn up to be built on Green-Wood lot number 36837.The series contains 9 drawings of the plans, and identical copies of two of the drawings. The drawings detail plans for the front, rear, side, foundation, and interior of the mausoleum, as well as its placement on the lot. All are reproductions of blueprints on paper, and are in relatively good condition, with minor wear from being bound together. In the descriptions of each drawing, researchers will find specific information on the scale, date, markings, materials, size, and condition of the items, as well as the materials and design elements indicated in the plans.
Folder 1: 11 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 2
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 HC Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes at upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Classical Greek chapel style design. Pitched roof, unadorned tympanum, articulated roof block at peak. Name inscribed in architrave. Angle pilasters and Tuscan columns at front.

Item B: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 HC Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes at upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Rear elevation comprised of two large masonry blocks. Unadorned tympanum, articulated roof block at peak. Window placed centrally at rear.

Item C: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 by H.C. Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes from staple binding along upper edge.

Design/Style: Side elevation composed of two large masonry units that span the full length of the building.

Item D: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze grille, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 HC Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes from staple binding.

Design/Style: Classic Greek chapel design. One catacomb either side. Open space at front edge of catacombs near front wall.

Item E: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil: “Approved 9/26/27 by HC Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes from staple binding.

Design/Style: Four catacombs high at either side.

Item F: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 HC Nail Supt”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes from staple binding at edge.

Design/Style: Four catacombs high. Tuscan columns at front entrance.

Item G: Foundation Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: September 26, 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right: “Approved 9/26/27 HC Nail Supt”. On reverse in pencil: “36837 Ritzheimer”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small row of holes along upper edge from staple binding.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Item H: Foundation Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In pencil on reverse: "E.S. Sunny, N.O. Meadow"

Condition: Relatively good. Holes from staple binding.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Item I: Foundation Plan (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1927

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None.

Condition: Relatively good. Holes from staple binding.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Item J: "Plan of Ritzheimer Lot" (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: ca. 1927

Details: No architect noted.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None on recto—on verso “Ritzheimer 36837”.

Condition: Discolored on reverse. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Symmetric plan, placed centrally on lot.

Item K: "Plan of Ritzheimer Lot" (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: ca. 1927

Details: No architect noted.

Size: 15” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None.

Condition: Discolored on reverse. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Symmetric plan, placed centrally on lot.

Series 18: Rosanelli Mausoleum (Lot 36718)Add to your cart.
This series contains 8 design plans of the Rosanelli family mausoleum, which was most likely designed in Brooklyn by John Feitner, though there are no marks indicating the architect or firm. The mausoleum was intended for Green-Wood lot number 36718, in section 192. The designs were created in 1926, and include 7 blueprint reproductions as well as one hand drawn lot plan, which designates the location of the mausoleum. Drawings include architectural plans for the front, rear, sides, and foundation, as well as the interior layout of the monument. In the listings for specific drawings, the researcher will find additional information on each item’s scale, date, size, markings, drawing material, noted materials, condition, and elements of the design and style that can be observed therein.
Folder 1: 8 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: "Plan Showing Location of Foundation" (lot drawing)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 9.5” x 13”

Drawing Material: Hand drawn—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Edges and center line are torn and yellowed.

Design/Style: Symmetric plan placed centrally on lot.

Item B: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approved Aug. 13 1926 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Edges yellowed, particularly lower edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Stacked slab roof, slightly angled roof slabs with 2’ cross at peak. Heavy rusticated ashlar masonry, two slabs oriented vertically at front corners. Doorframe appears as smooth stone (i.e. not rusticated) with family name carved in raised letters above door.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Edges yellowed, especially lower edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Small window placed centrally below architrave. Stacked slab roof with slightly angled roof slabs; 2’ cross at peak. Heavy rusticated ashlar masonry, two slabs oriented vertically at rear corners.

Item D: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Edges yellowed, especially lower edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Windowless side elevation. Large rusticated masonry units.

Item E: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, stained glass, bronze grille.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Two catacombs lengthwise at either side, with wide intercatacomb space at center. Art glass window placed centrally at rear. Approximately 2:3 width/length ratio.

Item F: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Five catacombs high at either side. Small altar under window.

Item G: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.” Corrected dimensions denoted in roof blocks.

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Five catacombs high, two catacombs long, twenty total. Small altar under window.

Item H: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: August 13, 1926

Details: No title block.

Size: 15” x 18.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed in black ink at lower right: “Approver Aug. 13 1926 by H.C. Nail Supt.” Noted on reverse in pencil: “Rosanelli Vault Lot 36718 Sec. 192”.

Condition: Small row of holes at upper edge from staple binding. Edges yellowed, especially lower edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Small window placed centrally below architrave. Stacked slab roof with slightly angled roof slabs; 2’ cross at peak. Heavy rusticated ashlar masonry, two slabs oriented vertically at rear corners.

Series 19: Smallman Mausoluem (Lot 37057)Add to your cart.
The Thomas F. Smallman mausoleum was designed for Green-Wood lot number 37057 by Presbrey-Leland Studios, located at 681 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The series encompasses 12 drawings that form a main set of designs, with multiple copies of plans for the front, sides, rear, and interior of the mausoleum. There are also 5 supplemental pieces, showing foundation and lot plans, some of which are marked as void, and others which are dated as revisions. The designs were created circa 1929, and are generally in worn condition, displaying signs of embrittlement, tearing, and creasing. Listings for individual drawings further detail the condition of each item, as well as the size, scale, notes and markings, material, and design features.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 2
Item A: Front Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: “Contract No. 25990 Design No. 27902”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Barre Granite.

Notes/Markings: Pencil notations along right edge of dimensions.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Embrittled with small tears along edges. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Cast panel entrance door with carved rectangular panel inset above door. Two Tuscan columns with Roman Corinthian capitals flank door. Angle pilasters at corners, in plane with architrave. “Thomas F. Smallman” incised in frieze. Projecting cornice and flat roofline. Three steps of nearly full width from grade to entrance level.

Item B: Front Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: “Contract No. 25990 Design No. 27902”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Barre Granite.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Cast panel entrance door with carved rectangular panel inset above door. Two Tuscan columns with Roman Corinthian capitals flank door. Angle pilasters at corners, in plane with architrave. “Thomas F. Smallman” incised in frieze. Projecting cornice and flat roofline. Three steps of nearly full width from grade to entrance level.

Item C: Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “O. 25990 Design No. 27902”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Brick, polished granite floor.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Two columns set inside angle pilasters at either side of entrance doors. Catacombs comprise full length of building’s interior space. Window placed centrally at rear wall, with carved seat with egg-and-dart detailing placed below window.

Item D: Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “O. 25990 Design No. 27902”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Brick, polished granite floor.

Notes/Markings: Pencil notations along right edge of dimensions.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style. Two columns set inside angle pilasters at either side of entrance doors. Catacombs comprise full length of building’s interior space. Window placed centrally at rear wall, with carved seat with egg-and-dart detailing placed below window.

Item E: Side Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Angle pilasters at front. Side elevation is drawn with no definition of distinct masonry units, possibly indicating one monolithic plane of stone to comprise side elevation. Projecting cornice and flat roofline.

Item F: Side Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Angle pilasters at front. Side elevation is drawn with no definition of distinct masonry units, possibly indicating one monolithic plane of stone to comprise side elevation. Projecting cornice and flat roofline.

Item G: Rear Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Slight warping and wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Window placed centrally at rear façade. Rear façade appears to be of several distinct planes of stone, slightly unusual shapes and sizes of stone (i.e. large window header extending to architrave). Projecting cornice and flat roofline.

Item H: Rear Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Very slight wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Window placed centrally at rear façade. Rear façade appears to be of several distinct planes of stone, slightly unusual shapes and sizes of stone (i.e. large window header extending to architrave). Projecting cornice and flat roofline.

Item I: Transverse Section (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

I. “Transverse Section” (copy 1)

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Very slight wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Three catacombs high on either side. Window placed centrally with carved bench placed below. Acanthus leaf and egg-and-dart detailing on bench.

Item J: Transverse Section (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Very slight wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Three catacombs high on either side. Window placed centrally with carved bench placed below. Acanthus leaf and egg-and-dart detailing on bench.

Item K: Longitudinal Section (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Very slight wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Tuscan column with Roman Corinthian capital at entrance. Catacombs stacked three high, with bronze rosette handles. Low bench under rear window.

Item L: Longitudinal Section (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: In title block: “Design No. 27902 - 25990”

Size: 16” x 18”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Holes along upper edge from binding. Very slight wrinkling throughout.

Design/Style: Tuscan column with Roman Corinthian capital at entrance. Catacombs stacked three high, with bronze rosette handles. Low bench under rear window.

Item M: 5-View Foundation Drawing (copy 1)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: Composite—5 views.

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Pencil notations throughout of dimensions. Written in lower right corner in blue pencil: “Void Bottruells 6/14/29”. Noted on reverse in pencil, in two places: “Smallman fdn”.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears throughout. Holes in upper edge from binding. Right edge especially torn. Upper edge is warped and wrinkled.

Design/Style: 5-view plan and elevation.

Item N: 5-View Foundation Drawing (copy 2)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1929

Details: Composite—5 views.

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Written in lower right in blue pencil: “Void Bottruells 6/14/29”. Noted on reverse in graphite: “37057”, also calculations of dimensions.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears throughout. Lower corners torn and missing. Right edge especially torn and discolored. Holes in upper edge from binding. Upper edge warped and wrinkled.

Design/Style: 5-view plan and elevation.

Item O: Revised Foundation Drawing (copy 1)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: “Rev[ised] 6/15/29”

Details: Composite—6 views—plan, 4 elevations, one axonometric.

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Numerous notes in plan drawing made in red pencil regarding dimensions; other similar on elevation and axonometric. On reverse stamped in red ink: “Received/ The Green-Wood Cemetery/ June 20 9:08AM 29/ Brooklyn, New York”.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears throughout. Upper edge warped and wrinkled. Holes in upper edge from binding. Lower edge has many small tears. Deep fold lines at center lines vertically and horizontally with weakening and discoloration along fold lines.

Design/Style: Plan with four elevations, with perspective view at upper right.

Item P: Revised Foundation Drawing (copy 2)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: “Rev[ised] 6/15/29”

Details: Composite—6 views—plan, 4 elevations, one axonometric.

Size: 26” x 27”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Notes on dimensions made in pencil across plan drawing. On reverse stamped in red ink: “Received/ The Green-Wood Cemetery/ June 20 9:08AM 29/ Brooklyn, New York”.

Condition: Embrittled with numerous tears throughout. Upper edge warped and wrinkled. Holes in upper edge from binding. Lower edge torn and folded. Numerous fold lines across document—3 vertical, 3 horizontal—with weakening and staining along fold lines.

Item Q: "Plan of Smallman Lot Showing Location of Mausoleum"Add to your cart.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: June 22, 1929

Details: Handwritten title block.

Size: 15” x 16”

Drawing Material: Hand drawn sketch on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Dimensional calculations at upper portion of drawing.

Condition: Holes at left edge from binding. Crease marks throughout—one vertical central crease, three horizontal. Embrittled, with torn edges.

Design/Style: Trapezoidal lot.

Series 20: Sullivan Mausoleum (Lot 36388)Add to your cart.
The John W. Sullivan Mausoleum was designed circa 1924. The mausoleum was to be constructed on Green-Wood lot number 36388, and the drawings are marked with the name of the contractor, W.F. Benedict & Son, of Middletown, New York. Drawing numbers are labeled with the letters V.E., perhaps reflecting the initials of the architect, though no further information on the architect is reflected in the series.  Included are composite drawings of the exterior and interior sections of the mausoleum—some of which have several copies that have been amended to reflect design changes—as well as several foundation plans and lot drawings. Designs are blueprint reproductions on paper, and are in imperfect condition, exhibiting embrittlement, tearing, and discoloration in most of the items. Also included in the series is the contract document drawn up for construction of the mausoleum, which includes highly detailed information on the materials and building plans. In the listings for individual items, researchers will find further information on each drawing’s scale, marginalia, materials noted, condition, and the design features exhibited.
Folder 1: 10 Drawings and Specifications ContractAdd to your cart.
Item A: Composite: Front, Side, and Rear Elevations (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: 3 part drawing. Noted in lower left: “V.E. 1727”.

Size: 17” x 41”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Signed in black ink: “Ok JW Sullivan”

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Left and right edges especially torn. Discolored, folded. 2” x 3.5” section of lower left corner torn and missing. Holes along right edge from binding.

Design/Style: Neoclassical/Beaux Arts design, with Richardsonian Romanesque touches on the stonework. Four courses (above base course) of rusticated ashlar masonry, roughly 2’ tall and 5’ long per masonry block. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance, two squared pilasters at front corners, with Tuscan capitals. Family name is carved into architrave. Tympanum is unadorned, roof is pitched, with a raised, articulated central block. Double door at front entrance, with four-part grillework on upper portion, brass door handles below. Two low vases at front corners in front of pilasters.

Item B: Composite: Front, Side, and Rear Elevations (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: 3-part drawing. Noted in lower left: “V.E. 1727”.

Size: 17” x 38”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Edges cracked and torn. Wrinkled and warped near upper left corner. Tear and missing strip along left edge. No binding holes.

Design/Style: Neoclassical/Beaux Arts design with Richardsonian Romanesque touches on the stonework. Four courses (above base course) of rusticated ashlar masonry. Roughly 2’ tall and 5’ long per masonry block. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Two squared pilasters at front corners, with Tuscan capitals. Family name is carved into architrave. Tympanum is unadorned, roof is pitched with a raised, articulated central block. Double door at front entrance, with four-part grillework on upper portion; brass door handle below. Two low vases at front corners in front of pilasters.

Item C: Composite: Front, Side, and Rear Elevations (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No date or title block. 3-part drawing.

Size: 17” x 41”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: No supplemental notes, but additional paper: two strips of scrap blueprint—3” x 11.5” and 3” x 13”—have been glued to the drawing at the foundation level of the front and side elevations, possibly indicating changes to the design, although side elevation is an ill-fit as a foundation or revised base course.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Edges cracked, torn, and folded severely. Small holes and tears along the right edge from previous binding.

Design/Style: Neoclassical/Beaux Arts design with Richardsonian Romanesque touches on the stonework. Four courses (above base course) of rusticated ashlar masonry, roughly 2’ tall and 5’ long per masonry block. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Two squared pilasters at front corners, with Tuscan capitals. Family name is carved into architrave. Tympanum is unadorned; roof is pitched with a raised, articulated central block. Double door at front entrance, with four-part grillework on upper portion, brass door handle below. Two low vases at front corners in front of pilasters.

Item D: Composite: Transverse and Longitudinal Sections, and Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Noted in lower left: “V.E. 1727”.

Size: 17” x 41”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, slate, bronze, stained glass.

Note/Markings: Signed in black ink at lower left: “O.K. J.W. Sullivan”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Small tears along left and lower edges. Upper left corner folded and discolored/mildewed. Right edge folded sharply. Vertical center fold line, with horizontal tear running through fold line.

Design/Style: Central space is same width as double doors. Stained glass window at center of rear wall. Four chambers high on each side.

Item E: Composite: Transverse and Longitudinal Sections, and Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Noted in lower left: “V.E. 1727”.

Size: 17” x 41”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, slate, bronze, stained glass.

Note/Markings: No supplemental notes, but additional paper is pasted over the plan drawing near entrance, appearing to modify the front pilasters and doorway, though difficult to discern without removing the pasted paper.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. 1”-3” tears along right edge; holes along right edge from previous binding. Small tears and missing pieces along left, lower, and right edges.

Design/Style: Central space is same width as double doors. Stained glass window at center of rear wall. Four chambers high on either side.

Item F: Composite: Transverse and Longitudinal Sections, and Plan (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Noted in lower left: “V.E. 1727”. Copy 2.

Size: 17” x 41”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, slate, bronze, stained glass.

Note/Markings: On reverse in pencil is noted: “Sullivan 33147 [number crossed out and amended to] 36388. In blue pencil: “Sullivan”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. 1”-3” tears along left and upper edges. Small holes along edges from binding. Left edge tattered and fragile. Reverse discolored, browned.

Design/Style: Central space same width as double doors. Stained glass window at center of rear wall. Four chambers high on either side.

Item G: Foundation Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 16” x 25”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: Dimensioning of plan added in pencil on blueprint: “9’9” circumference of lot [at center bottom] 7’4” [at upper left] 3’ 0” circumference of lot”. On reverse in pencil: “36388”.

Condition: Embrittlement and tearing at edges. Large tears across lower portion and through center bottom, repaired on reverse with archival tape.

Design/Style: Symmetrical foundation for two burials.

Item H: Foundation Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 16” x 25”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Note/Markings: In pencil on central portion of plan: “Solid”.

Condition: Embrittlement and tearing along edges. Large tear and fold at right edge.

Design/Style: Symmetrical plan for two burials.

Item I: Foundation Plan (copy 3)Add to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 16” x 25”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: In pencil on reverse: “36388”.

Condition: Embrittlement and tearing at edges. Large tear from center top to middle and across—repaired on reverse with archival tape.

Design/Style: Symmetrical foundation for two burials.

Item J: Lot LocationAdd to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No drawing number assigned.

Size: 18” x 17.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Note/Markings: In pencil, dimensioning corrected: 16’5” to 16’6”. Light sketched lines atop drawing.

Condition: Embrittlement, tearing, and discoloration at edges. 3” tear at center top edge toward center.

Design/Style: None discernible.

Item K: "Specifications and Agreements" (Contract)Add to your cart.

Date: “All work to be completed by May 30, 1924.”

Details: Legal size, vertically bound, typewritten document on white paper. Bound at top edge with metal brads. 9 pages long. Final page is missing lower portion.

Size: 13” x 8.5”

Drawing Material: Black ink typewritten on legal paper.

Materials Noted: Full description of material specifications.

Note/Markings: In graphite at cover page upper left: “Shaft of column polished.” In red pencil on cover page: “13467”. In graphite on reverse of last page: “13467”.

Series 21: Texter Mausoleum (Lot 36456)Add to your cart.
The Texter Family mausoleum was designed by the architect John Feitner in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1924; it is not known whether John Feitner was an independent architect or a representative of a particular firm, but each of the drawings bears a seal and the words “Approved 11/8/1924 by H.C. Nail, Superintendent” written in black ink. Within this series, researchers will find eight blueprints which pertain to the design and construction of the exterior, the interior, as well as the foundation of the Texter Mausoleum and is placed in separate folders. They consist of information regarding the scale of the drawing; the details; size and condition of the drawing; noted markings and miscellaneous text; as well as style and design details of the mausoleum and the materials used. Each of the blue prints is in relatively good condition, with some wear at the edges from being bound with fasteners.
Folder 1: 7 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Edges discolored / darkened. Embrittling throughout. Small tears along edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].”

Materials Noted: Bronze.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Composed mainly of massive masonry. On large lintel stone with arched upper edge spurs above doorway and above panels to either side of doors. Family name is inscribed in large lintel stone. Two massive stone blocks span from grade level to top of lintel. Above lintel, is one shaped stone with pointed peak, spanning nearly full width of building. Roof course sits above this stone, composed of one peaked, angled stone at ridgeline and two longer slabs, one at either side, extending to edge of roof. Bronze double doors at front; two-panel design with round pulls. On either side of door are carved or cast panels with wreath and ribbon details.

Item B: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Edges discolored / darkened, particularly lower edge. Embrittling throughout. Small tears at center of lower edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].”

Materials Noted: None specified.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Very simple, geometric design without significant historic referent. Relatively shallow pitched roof. Lower portion of building is composed of two vertical slabs at side, two horizontal slabs at center. One roughly pentagonal slab above, with single course of stone comprising roof at uppermost level. At center, set within second course of stone from bottom, is one window, composed of two vertical panels of grill-work, each panel composed of 4 squares of radiating lines.

Item C: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Embrittling throughout, Small tear at upper right-hand corner.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].” Several dimensions corrected at foundation level, on right side in pencil.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Side elevation composed primarily of two massive horizontal stone slabs, roughly 10’ long by 3’ high. Grade ascends roughly 2’ from front edge to back edge of building.

Item D: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Discoloration and embrittling along all edges. Small tears along lower edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].” Dimensions corrected at foundation level in pencil.

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble, and granite.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Three vaults stacked floor to ceiling. Small marble ledge below window; marble ceiling panels.

Item E: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Irregular marks on reverse, i.e. due to developing process [in a “wavy” pattern].

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].” With pencil sketch on reverse, perhaps of hanger or attachment point.

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble and granite.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Three catacombs high on either side. Art glass window at rear of building is placed high on wall – from 4’ to 7’6”, while entrance door is 6’7” tall – thus a compressive/expansive effect and a highlighting of the art glass window.

Item F: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: Discoloration / darkening particularly along right edge. Embrittiling throughout; small tears along edge.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].” On reverse in pencil, is noted “Texter 36456”

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble and granite.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Symmetric double-doors swing inward to either side. Interior space is roughly the same width as that of doorway. Art glass window at rear is slightly narrower.

Item G: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 8, 1924

Lot Number: 36456

Scale: ¾” = 1 Foot

Details: In stapled packet of 7 drawings, bound at upper edge with fasteners

Drawing Size: 15” x 17”

Condition: 3 slight horizontal fold lines across body of drawing; on one vertical fold line up center ofdrawing. Embrittling around all edges,darkening/discoloration at upper ¼ of drawing.

Markings / Misc. Text: Stamped in blue ink, signed in black ink – “[Approved] 11/8 [19]24 [by] H.C.Nail [Superintendent].” On reverse in blue pencil is  written “Texter Vault Foundation Plan”

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, marble and granite.

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Design Notes: Laterally symmetric design. Projecting steps at front.

Series 22: Torrio Mausoleum (Lot 36321)Add to your cart.
This series contains 5 plans for the John Torrio Mausoleum, created for construction on Green-Wood lot number 36321. The designs were created by the architectural firm A. Faranda and Son, circa 1924. No specific architect is listed. The drawings consist of mostly blueprint reproductions on drafting linen, though sketches and blueprint reproductions on paper are also included. Drawings are in varying condition, as some were previously folded, and show wear along fold lines. Notes on specific design elements—as well as details on markings, noted  materials, drawing material, dates, size of drawing, and scale—are to be found in the listings of individual drawings.
Folder 1: 5 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Foundation Plan SketchAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Date: ca. 1924

Details: Pencil sketch on small sheet of paper—appears to be a revision to previous plan.

Size: 5.5” x 8.5”

Drawing Material: Graphite on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous sketches and calculations on both front and back.

Condition: Previously folded into eighths; worn and stained along fold lines. Holes along edges from staples as well brad bindings.

Item B: Rear Elevation and SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1924

Details: Two views on drawing.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Marble, slate, glass, granite.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight discoloration at edges. Holes along upper edge from binding.

Design/Style: Classical revival with Egyptian revival style flat roofline. Four catacombs stacked at either side, 8 total. Window placed centrally at back wall.

Item C: Front and Side ElevationsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1924

Details: Two views on drawing.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Pencil marks indicating grade line. “Torrio 36321” on reverse in pencil.

Condition: Holes along left edge from binding. Discoloration on reverse and at edge.

Design/Style: Classical revival with Egyptian revival style flat roofline. Meander carving at cornice line. Name inscribed in architrave. Urns on pedestals at either side of entrance. Cast double doors. No window at side elevation. Flat roofline.

Item D: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: February 3, 1924

Details: Reproduction appears smaller than original size, slightly cut off at upper edge.

Size: 18” x 19”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, granite.

Notes/Markings: Several penciled alteration noted on drawing near steps.

Condition: Top and bottom edges folded with wear along fold lines. Horizontal fold line across middle of drawing. Discolored at upper edge.

Design/Style: Four catacombs stacked on either side comprise full depth of mausoleum. Intercatacomb space is only interior space for visitors.

Item E: Plan and Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1924

Details: Two views on drawing.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Marble, granite, slate.

Notes/Markings: Numerous pencil notes on foundation plan re: lot lines, in relation to foundation edge. Stamped on reverse in blue ink: “A Faranda & Son”.

Condition: Drawing has previously been folded into eighths, with deep crease lines with wear both vertically and horizontally.

Design/Style: Nearly square in plan, symmetrical design.

Series 23: Wesselman Mausoleum (Lot 36249)Add to your cart.
The Wesselman mausoleum, planned for Green-Wood lot number 36249, was designed by John Feitner of Brooklyn, NY. The plans were drawn up in June of 1926, and approved by the current superintendent of Green-Wood. The series contains nine drawings, mostly blueprint reproductions on paper, but also a large sketch of the lot plan. Drawings include views of the front, rear, sides, foundation, interior, and a detailed plan for the front steps to the mausoleum. The design is of the Greek chapel style, and additional notes on the style elements—as well as the drawings’ size, scale, marginalia, condition, and material—can be found in the listings for individual drawings.
Folder 1: 9 DrawingsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Location: Archive, Drawer 2
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style design. Two fluted Tuscan columns flank entrance. Cast metal door of draped female figure. Name inscribed in frieze. Pitched roof. Uninscribed tympanum.

Item B: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: In black ink: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Symmetrical design of Greek chapel style. Art glass window, placed centrally at rear wall. Two fluted Tuscan columns flank entrance. Marble seat below window.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Symmetrical Greek chapel style design. Tuscan angle pilasters. Window with bronze grille placed centrally.

Item D: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style design. Tuscan angle pilasters at corners. Windowless side elevation.

Item E: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style design. Four catacombs high at either side. Window and bench at rear wall.

Item F: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Greek chapel style design. Fluted Tuscan columns at entrance. Four catacombs tall. Marble bench under window.

Item G: "Entrance Steps for Wesselman Mausoleum"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: 4 view—plan, section, front and side elevations.

Size: 13.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Small holes from binding at upper edge. Relatively good condition.

Design/Style: Symmetrical, orthogonal.

Item H: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: No standard title block.

Size: 14.5” x 16”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink at lower right: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.” Numerous marks and notes in graphite on drawing indicating foundation corners. On reverse in blue pencil: “Lot #36249 Sec G Wesselman Vault”. In graphite: “Wesselman 36249”.

Item I: "Plan of Lot 36249"Add to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: 6/9/26

Details: Hand drawn sketch.

Size: 14.5” x 19”

Drawing Material: Graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink: “Approved 6/9/26 H.C. Nail Supt.”

Condition: Embrittled and torn, especially at lower and upper edges. Yellowed at top and edges.

Design/Style: Symmetric.

Series 24: Daly Mausoleum (Lots 20885-20889)Add to your cart.
The Daly Mausoleum series represents eight reproductions of blueprint designs, and one 10-page specifications document. The drawings were created in December 1901, by the architectural firm Harrison Granite Co., located at 42 East 23rd Street, New York City. The draftsman for the designs was Cottrell. The mausoleum was intended for construction on lots 20885-20889, and the signatures of lot owner Margaret Daly and superintendent Eugene Cushman are reproduced on the drawings. The designs represent a Beaux-Arts aesthetic, with Romanesque detailing. Specific notes and information on the scale, size, materials, details, condition, and style of each drawing may be found in the individual item listings.
Folder 1: 8 Drawings and Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 2
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [illegible] ‘01

Details: Handwritten title block, date is illegible. “Cottrell” is noted at lower left. Signatures of Margaret P. Daly and Eugene Cushman are reproduced at lower edge.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Photo duplication on mylar of blueprint (i.e. tears, holes, etc. in blueprint are reproduced in mylar copy.)

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Reproduction bears the imperfections of the document it is copied from, but the copy itself is in good condition.

Style / Design Details: Beaux-arts style in the peaked Romanesque roofline. Classical cornice line with dentils and unadorned frieze. Two large Ionic columns with echinus and foliage detailing at the capitals are placed in front of wider pilasters. Three steps lead to the entrance, which is flanked by two scale versions of identical Ionic columns with echinus and foliage detail. Double door with two panels, each upper panel fitted with scale-shaped grille, with brass knocker between upper and lower panel of each door. Detailed scrollwork (i.e. of brass, etc.) in arched panel above door. Large Romanesque cross at roof peak.

Item B: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [illegible] ‘01

Details: Handwritten title block, date is illegible. “Cottrell” is noted at lower left. Signatures of Margaret P. Daly and Eugene Cushman are reproduced at lower edge.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in round blue stamp: “Copied by the Peerless BluePrint Co, 121 West 24th St., New York. Telephone connection.”

Condition: Embrittling and small tears along all edges. Larger tears along right edges at top, center, and toward bottom. 4” tear at center bottom edge. All tears repaired on reverse with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Beaux-arts style in the peaked Romanesque roofline. Classical cornice line with dentils and unadorned frieze. Two large Ionic columns with echinus and foliage detailing at the capitals are placed in front of wider pilasters. Three steps lead to the entrance, which is flanked by two scale versions of identical Ionic columns with echinus and foliage detail. Double door with two panels, each upper panel fitted with scale-shaped grille, with brass knocker between upper and lower panel of each door. Detailed scrollwork (i.e. of brass, etc.) in arched panel above door. Large Romanesque cross at roof peak.

Item C: Rear Elevation, 1901 December 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Handwritten title block.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamp on reverse of the Peerless BluePrint Co. Handwritten in pencil on reverse: “Daly” and “20885”

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Lower edge wrinkled and torn, particularly at center. Several pieces missing along upper edge and right edge. Several tears repaired on reverse with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Large window with semicircular arch placed centrally at rear elevation above base courses of masonry. Ornamental grillework of interlacing scrolls above closely spaced vertical bars.

Item D: Plan, 1901 December 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Handwritten title block.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Margaret P. Daly and Eugene Cushman’s signatures appear at lower edge. Cottrell signed at lower left. Stamp on reverse of the Peerless BluePrint Co.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Lower edge wrinkled and torn, lower left corner particularly embrittled. Small holes along upper edge from binding. Tears repaired on reverse with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Symmetrical plan. Interior space is wider than deep in floor area; window and altar at rear of building elongates the space visually.

Item E: Foundation Plan, 1901 December 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Handwritten title block.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In pencil is noted variations in dimensions of foundation—exterior edge is retraced at front and along right corner, with pencil lines indicating larger foundation.  Margaret Daly and Eugene Cushman’s signatures are reproduced, along with “Cottrell” (draftsman) at lower left. Stamp on reverse of the Peerless BluePrint Co.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Lower edge wrinkled and warped with small sections missing. Tears at lower edge and right center repaired on reverse with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Three chambers lengthwise, one crosswise. Symmetrical plan with nearly square dimensions.

Item F: Transverse Section, 1901 December 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Handwritten title block.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, “solid stone” in roof.

Notes/Markings: In pencil, foundation footings and spacings are dimensioned. Grade line is noted. Pencil notations are signed by Cottrell, also draftsman for original drawing. (Name appears at lower left of all drawings.) Stamp on reverse from the Peerless BluePrint Co. Margaret P. Daly and Eugene Cushman’s names are reproduced at lower edge.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Lower edge wrinkled, warped, and torn. Some tears repaired on reverse with non-archival tape. Small holes along upper edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Ionic/Corinthian style capitals—Corinthian-style acanthus carvings above Ionic volutes. Italian Renaissance style window tracery with interlacing arches. Three chambers below floor level, which run lengthwise in building.

Item G: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [illegible] ‘01

Details: Handwritten title block, date is partially illegible.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In pencil, foundation footings and spacings are dimensioned. From left: 1’4” x 3’0”; 1’6”; 3’2”; 7’0”; 2’2”; 2’0”; 1’4” x 3’0”. Beam between central footings is noted 1’4” thick.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Some of the larger tears are repaired with non-archival tape. Wrinkling and wear particularly along lower edge. Holes along upper edge, large tear across top edge.

Style / Design Details: Six catacombs above floor level, one below floor level. Small interior columns with not fluting and Ionic capitals as those at exterior, flanking entrance.

Item H: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: [illegible] ‘01

Details: Handwritten title block, date is partially illegible.

Size: 22” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Margaret P. Daly and Eugene Cushman’s signatures reproduced at lower edge. Cottrell signed at lower left. Stamp on reverse of the Peerless BluePrint Co.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing along all edges. Larger tears into body of drawing near upper edge and along right side—repaired on reverse with non-archival tape. Holes along upper edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Side elevation indicates shed roof; cross at peak of roof is nearly one foot thick. Large Ionic columns at entrance are not engaged. Side elevation consists of four courses of ashlar masonry in various heights between base courses and cornice line. Dentil detailing extends around side elevation. Five courses of roof masonry.

Item I: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: Document text is undated. Upper edge of bound packet is dated by hand in red ink: “Dec 1901”.

Details: 10-page bound contract, typed on linen paper, specifying materials and construction techniques.

Size: 8” x 13” paper in 8.5” x 13.25” bound packet—fastened with rivets along top edge.

Drawing Materials: Typewritten on bound paper.

Materials Noted: All construction materials specified in contract.

Notes/Markings: On reverse of packet: “COPY. SPECIFICATIONS FOR DALY MAUSOLEUM to be erected in GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NY.”

Condition: Fold lines laterally across document, wear and discoloration along fold lines. Folding, discoloration, and embrittling along edges. Some smudges, i.e. from fingerprints, on first page. On page 7, in section describing floor, the text is highlighted by way of a bracket in the left margin.

Series 25: ColumbariumAdd to your cart.
This series contains a planting plan for the receiving vault in the columbarium, created in 1955 by the firm Umberto Innocenti and Richard K. Webel, Landscape Architects, located in Roslyn, Long Island, along with two items of correspondence from Richard K. Webel. Additionally, the series contains a blueprint design for the crematory’s informational sign, created in 1956 by Eldredge Snyder, architect, of 101 Park Avenue, New York City. The building of the Green-Wood columbarium was a large project that…. (GWC published materials needed here to fill in historical context)
Folder 1: Planting Plan, Sign Blueprint, and CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 2
Item A: Planting Plan of Columbarium, circa 1955Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1 Foot

Details: Plan in the center, with section of ceiling plan surrounding the design.

Size: 15” x 20”

Condition: Two fold lines: one vertical and one horizontal. Wear along the fold lines. Left edge of drawing is warped, wrinkled, and slightly discolored

Markings / Misc. Text: Corners of plan are lettered in red ink; notes indicate they correspond to ceiling plans shown along outside of drawing. Ceiling drawings contain small numbered squares, possibly indicating vault space. “Sec 89” noted in pencil on reverse.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Drawing Materials: Black and red ink on drafting linen.

Style / Design Details: Modern style with clean lines.

Item B: Correspondence, 1955 March 10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Two letters, attached by staple, from landscape architect Richard K. Webel.

Size: 8.5” x 11”

Condition: Two fold lines horizontally across center of paper. Somewhat discolored at edges.

Markings / Misc. Text: Letterhead bears insignia: “Umberto Innocenti – Richard K. Webel”.

Materials Noted: Specimen trees, shrubs, hedges.

Drawing Materials: Typewritten on letterhead.

Item C: Bronze Directional Sign, 1956 February 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Various

Details: “Commission Number 319”, “Drawing Number 132”. Title block designates drawing for “Receiving Vault Columbarium – Cremation Unit”.

Size: 30” x 21”

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze, stone, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Deep horizontal fold line runs through entire middle of drawing. Weakened and embrittled along fold. Three vertical fold lines. Somewhat stained on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Front elevation, side section, and detail of anchor for sign. Sign reads “Green-Wood Crematory/ Open Daily and Sunday/ 9AM – 5 PM”.

Series 26: Wood Mausoleum (Lot 22813)Add to your cart.
This series is composed of two copies of a single drawing, a composite of various design plans for the Wood lot. The design was created in 1925 by Penn Brass and Bronze Works of Brooklyn, New York. More detailed information on the drawing may be found in the item listing.
Folder 1: 2 Copies of Composite DrawingAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Copy 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Various, as noted below.

Date: May 31, 1925

Details: Composite drawing: "Section of Column", "Plot Drawing", "Full-Scale Drawing of Ornament Metal Column", "2” Scale Drawing of Metal Column in Situ with Granite Header". Signed by “RA” in notes on drawing (in original). “Lot no 22813”.

Size: 23.5” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, cast bronze, bronze dowels.

Notes/Markings: Stamped on reverse: “Received May 31 1925 Penn Brass and Bronze Works Brooklyn, N.Y.” Handwritten in pencil on reverse: “18825” and “22813”.

Condition: Deep fold lines—four horizontal, two vertical. Tearing and deep wrinkling along fold lines. Embrittling and tearing along right and upper edge.

Item B: Copy 2Add to your cart.

Scale: Various, as noted below.

Date: May 31, 1925

Details: Composite drawing: "Section of Column", "Plot Drawing", "Full-Scale Drawing of Ornament Metal Column", "2” Scale Drawing of Metal Column in Situ with Granite Header". Signed by “RA” in notes on drawing (in original). “Lot no 22813”.

Size: 23.5” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, cast bronze, bronze dowels.

Notes/Markings: Stamped on reverse: “Received May 31 1925 Penn Brass and Bronze Works Brooklyn, N.Y.” Handwritten in pencil on reverse: “18825” and “22813”.

Condition: Deep fold lines—four horizontal, two vertical. Tearing and deep wrinkling along fold lines. Embrittling and tearing along right and upper edge.

Series 27: Tiefel Mausoleum (Lots 20237-20238)Add to your cart.
The Tiefel Mausoleum designs were created by the architectural firm C.E. Tayntor & Co., of 239 Broadway, New York City. The specific designer or draftsman is marked as Hallowell. The mausoleum was designed in 1903, and intended for construction on the set of private lots numbered 20237 and 20238. The structure in the designs exhibits compressed proportions, unusually shallow and tall in some sections, with a gently sloped roof and five courses of massive masonry making up the main section of the mausoleum. The drawings are blueprint reproductions on paper, and title blocks on many of the copies are illegible. All drawings in the series are embrittled, many exhibiting tears and staining. Further notes on the condition, design features, marginal notes, and other characteristics of individual drawings may be found at the item level listings.
Folder 1: 7 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Front Elevation, May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Original signed by George Tiefel, reproduced in blueprint. Title block stamp notes: “Order No. 1984”, “Stock: Hallowell”. Lot # 20237/8.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “Design #1984” is handwritten on original above “Front Elevation”. Below name inscription on lintel: “Note: See details for all carving”.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Small tears along left, lower, and right edges. Holes at upper edge from binding. In bound packet with drawing set, bound with brass brads. Tears at lower edge repaired with non-archival tape. Additional holes at upper edge from earlier stapled binding.

Style / Design Details: Romanesque proportions and detailing. Massive rusticated stone masonry construction. Entrance is flanked by two Tuscan columns with decorated capitals with foliage and knot detailing. Five courses of stone masonry, all of which are rusticated and massive. Middle three courses are carved and polished at the rounded corners, with fiddlehead scrolls at the top corner. Foliage and scroll details in the spandrels of inscribed/carved arch; carved foliage in frieze of rounded pediment. Stepped roof of stacked masonry with angled cuts creating pitched slope.

Item B: Side Elevation, May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Title block stamp notes: “Order No. 1984”, “Stock: Hallowell”.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Small tears particularly along right edge and center of bottom edge. Tears at center bottom and lower right corner repaired with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Five courses of stone masonry, all of which are rusticated and massive. Middle three courses are carved and polished at the corners, which are rounded and finished with fiddlehead scrolls at the top. Proportionally shallow roof, angle cuts of three-course stacked roof structure end at midpoint of each stone slab.

Item C: Rear Elevation, May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Title block stamp is illegible on this copy; only handwritten details readable: “Tiefel”, “[Order Number] 1984”, “1”, “Hallowell”

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittlement and discoloration along all edges. Large tear from middle of lower edge to central right edge; repaired on reverse with strip of blueprint paper and glue, and non-archival tape at lower edge.

Style / Design Details: Five courses of massive stone masonry, middle three courses carved at corners, which are rounded and finished in nautilis/fiddlehead scrolls. Proportionally shallow roof, equal to height of base course of masonry; three-course stacked masonry roof with angled cuts approximating a gently sloped pitched roof. Window placed centrally, both vertically and horizontally—dimensioning on drawing indicates that the lower edge of the window is ½” lower than the joint between the first and second courses of masonry.

Item D: Transverse Section (Including Foundation Level), May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Title block and lower portion of drawing cut off on this copy.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittlement, folding, and discoloration along all edges. Small tears along right edge. Long tear at middle of lower edge of drawing, repaired on reverse with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Five courses of massive stone masonry comprise the walls; one foot thick, two or three feet tall for each course of stone. Window at center of rear.

Item E: Longitudinal Section (Including Foundation Level), May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Title block and lower portion partially cut off on this copy—“Tiefel” and “1984” readable.

Size: 17” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, polished stone.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittlement and small tears along edges, especially lower edge. 1 ½” tear at center of lower edge, repaired on reverse with non-archival tape. Lower edge discolored and darkened on reverse.

Style / Design Details: Compressed proportions (shallow/tall) made evident in section. Polished stone columns, Tuscan in style, with decorated capitals with foliage and knot detailing.

Item F: General Plan, May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Title block not reproduced clearly on this copy; only handwritten notes readable: “Tiefel”, “[Order Number] 1984”, “Hallowell”.

Size: 18” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Staining along right and lower edge, particularly at lower right corner. Dark ink-like stains on reverse. Tear at center of lower edge repaired with non-archival tape.

Style / Design Details: Exactly symmetrical in plan.

Item G: Foundation Plan, May 6, 1903Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Handwritten block in original.

Size: 16” x 30”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Noted in black ink, adjustments to depth of stonework and concrete in foundation—3’1” to 3’2”. In pencil on reverse: “Tiefel Foundation Plan”.

Condition: Drawing bears crease marks at regular intervals from having been folded into sixteenths. Folding and embrittlement at edges, weakening along crease marks.

Series 28: Higgins Mausoleum (Lots 23554-23563)Add to your cart.

The Higgins Mausoleum is particularly significant because it includes plans for the famous Minerva “Altar of Liberty” statue, located on Green-Wood’s Battle Hill, where the Battle of Brooklyn took place in 1776. The mausoleum and accompanying statue were designed by The Davis Granite Co, Architects and Contractors, at 425 Fifth Avenue, New York, in 1918. Most of the drawings are for the mausoleum itself, and represent a neoclassical, Beaux Arts design aesthetic, characterized by Doric columns and angle pilasters, and a frieze with carved wreath detailing. Also included in the drawings is an early design for the Minerva statue, and a lot plan indicating its position within the lot. Because both designs are not consistent with the final form, the researcher may find in this series a document of the progression of designs for the historic statue. In addition, the series contains a specifications document and correspondence items. More information on each item’s condition, notes and markings, scale, size, design details, etc. may be found in the individual listings.

For further information on Charles Higgins, the commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn, and the original designs for the Minerva statue, as well as its current significance as a cemetery landmark, please view the link: http://www.green-wood.com/2012/minerva-facing-what/

Folder 1: 11 Drawings and 3 Items of CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Front Elevation, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Hand-lettered title block at center below drawing.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil at lower right corner—probably says: “OK WCG 12/9/18”.

Condition: Fold across upper edge, weakening along fold line. Small holes along upper edge from binding staples. Folded corner and embrittlement along lower edge.

Style / Design Details: Neoclassical/Beaux-Arts style. Entrance is flanked by two Doric columns which widen toward the bottom, which meet the floor with no base. Angle pilasters at each of the front corners. Two-panel entrance door, likely cast bronze. Carved wreath detailing in frieze—four wreaths, each placed above the angle pilasters on Doric columns. Family name is inscribed in frieze above door.

Item B: Specifications Document, ca. 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: 7-page bound contract document, specifying materials and construction.

Size: 8” x 13” in 9” x 14” binding.

Drawing Materials: Typewritten on bond paper, bound in packet with brass brads.

Materials Noted: All building materials specified in detail.

Notes/Markings: Noted in the margin on page 3, near “Foundation”, in red pencil “concrete”.

Condition: Wrinkling and folding across pages and at edges.

Item C: Cover Letter, 1918 September 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: September 20, 1918

Details: Cover letter to Mr. Whistler of Green-Wood Cemetery, accompanying original mausoleum plans.

Size: 8.5” x 7”

Drawing Materials: Typed in black ink on Davis Granite Co. letterhead.

Notes/Markings: “CDJ” in lower left corner. Two handwritten corrections in text of letter, in same blue ink as signature, both amending typographical errors. In lower left corner, in pencil: “10/23554 to Sec G/J”. On reverse is stamped: “Received/ The Green-Wood Cemetery/ Sep 21 9:02AM – 18/ Brooklyn, New York”.

Condition: Small holes in lower right corner from staple binding. Discoloration and wear along central fold line; embrittlement and discoloration along edges.

Item D: Correspondence, 1919 March 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Handwritten letter to Mr. Grassow of Green-Wood Cemetery, amending detail in foundation measurements for Minerva altar.

Size: 8.5” x 7”

Drawing Materials: Handwritten in black ink on Davis Granite Co. letterhead.

Notes/Markings: Reverse is stamped in dark blue ink: “Received/ The Green-Wood Cemetery/ Mar 15 9:01AM – 19/ Brooklyn, New York”.

Condition: Some darkening along original fold lines. Small holes at upper left corner from staple binding.

Item E: Detail: Front Elevation of Altar with Statue, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Detail of sculpture to be placed near entrance of burial plot, i.e. Minerva,  indicated on site plan as 7’ x 7’ square.

Size: 12” x 12”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze panel.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil in lower right corner: “OK WCG 12/9/18”.

Condition: Relatively good—small holes in upper left corner from staple binding. Some discoloration, folding, and embrittlement along edges.

Style / Design Details: Statue consists of a 7’ x 7’ x 1’ plinth, upon which a 2’ 9” x 2’ 9” x 3’ 8” pedestal is centered, with a statue of Minerva to the right of the pedestal. Minerva’s left arm is full of laurel or olive branches; her right hand appears to place branches atop the pedestal. A bronze panel is noted to be placed on the front of the pedestal beneath triglyphs; in metope are circular bas-relief medallions with stars at the center. Inscribed beneath cornice of plinth are the words “Altar of Liberty”.

Item F: Foundation Plan (copy on paper), ca. 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Three part drawing—front elevations, side elevation levels, and plan (drawing is identical to following drawing on drafting linen).

Size: 27” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Earth, rubble masonry, granite beams.

Notes/Markings: Pencil notes in plan and side elevation: “346” in plan; “546” inside elevation—no further notes or marks to indicate meaning.

Condition: Embrittlement, discoloration, wrinkling, and small tears along all edges. Deep fold line at center, which has caused weakening along line and uneven wear on reverse—one half is more damaged and dirty than the other. Two large folds at upper right corner and along right edge. One three-inch tear along right edge.

Style / Design Details: Straightforward foundation plan.

Item G: Foundation Plan (copy on linen), ca. 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Three-part drawing—front elevations, side elevation levels, and plan.

Size: 27” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Earth, rubble masonry, granite beams.

Notes/Markings: Pencil marks appear to negate printed text that reads “Rubble masonry around building 3.0 from bottom”.

Condition: Worn at center line lengthwise and widthwise, and at regular intervals across drawing; appears to have been folded into sixteenths. Upper left and lower right corners are folded and worn. Discoloration on reverse. In black ink on reverse: “Higgins”.

Style / Design Details: Straightforward foundation plan.

Item H: Site Plan, ca. 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: No title block or signature.

Size: 18” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Pencil drawing on vellum/heavy tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: An arrow with accompanying note specifies “Face N.W. to the Woolworth Building.”

Condition: Embrittled, numerous fold lines at regular intervals (in twelfths), and irregular fold marks as a result of storage. Small tears along fold lines.

Style / Design Details: Front elevation of mausoleum is situated on the center line of the inscribed circle of the plot.

Item I: Plan of Higgins Plot, ca. 1918Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: No title block. Unsigned and undated.

Size: 22” x 23”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In pencil in upper right: “Dia 69.5””. At center left: “Dia. 29’0””. At lower center at square dimensions are amended from 7’ to 6’ 10”. Pencil sketch at right margin. Dimensioning notes in pencil on reverse. In pen on reverse: “Higgins 23554”.

Condition: Folded in half and weakened and torn along center line. Large tear at upper left corner; small tears along all edges. Crease marks at regular intervals from being folded into twelfths.

Style / Design Details: Plot is designed as an arc inscribed within a circle, with two rectangular benches set along the arc and a square obelisk set on axis with mausoleum entrance, along center line of circle.

Item J: Transverse Section (2 views), 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Two transverse sections—1) through catacombs, and 2) in front of catacombs. No title block—only text is drawing type.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, granite beam, brick.

Notes/Markings: In red pencil at lower right corner is signed: “OK WCG 12/9/18”. In wall section and roof section are arrows in pencil with no accompanying text. In roof section are two arrows in red pencil, presumably indicating a proposed thickening of the roof depth.

Condition: Red pencil has bled through, discoloring reverse with pinkish stains. Wrinkling along top edge; small holes from staple binding.

Style / Design Details: Grille beneath window is decorated with Fleur de Lys end caps and radiant patterns. Small Doric columns beneath windowsill; rosettes above centers of columns in architrave. Catacombs four tall. Large granite beam—14” x 14”—runs beneath inner edge of catacombs.

Item K: Longitudinal Section, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: No title block—only text is drawing type.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble beam, granite blocks, slate.

Notes/Markings: In red pencil in foundation level is noted “rubble”, under entrance portico to line even with entrance. Signed in pencil, in same hand, at lower right: “OK WCG 12/9/18”.

Condition: Notes in red pencil have bled through to reverse, leaving pinkish stains. Small tears and embrittling along edges. Small holes from staple binding.

Style / Design Details: Mausoleum interior is divided into a seating area, with benches beneath the windows at either side, and catacomb area at furthest interior point, with catacombs four high on either side. Ceiling vents are placed at regular intervals in interior space.

Item L: General Plan, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: No title block—only text is drawing type.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right corner: “OK WCG 12/9/18”.

Condition: Folds and wrinkling along upper edge; small holes from staple binding. Pencil pigment has bled through paper, resulting in pinkish stain on reverse. Embrittlement and small tears along edges.

Style / Design Details: Laterally symmetrical plan. Classical 20-sided Doric columns. Seats below each window along side elevations.

Item M: Rear Elevation, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: No title block—only text is that stating drawing type.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right corner: “OK WCG 12/9/18”.

Condition: Relatively good—small holes in upper left corner from staple binding. Some discoloration, folding, and embrittlement along edges.

Style / Design Details: Six courses of stone masonry comprising elevation between base and capital of corner pilasters. Capitals of corner pilasters carved with several layers of flat banding. Wreaths carved in frieze of rear elevation, above first course of masonry, extending to architrave. Classical roof pediment.

Item N: Side Elevation, 1918 December 9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: No title block—only text is that stating drawing type.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed at lower right corner: “OK WCG 12/9/18”. Pencil sketches on reverse, possibly of anchor ties on door handle.

Condition: Folds and wrinkling along upper edge; small holes from staple binding. Pencil pigment has bled through paper, resulting in pinkish stain on reverse. Embrittlment and small tears along edges.

Style / Design Details: Six courses of stone masonry comprise elevation between base and capital of angle pilasters. One large window is placed above first course of masonry; frame extends to full height of wall, ending just under the architrave; window is placed to the left of the center line of side elevation. Two wreaths in frieze, above each corner pilaster. Corner pilaster capitals carved with several courses composing capital.

Series 29: Kampfe Mausoleum (Lot 30005)Add to your cart.
Designed by an unknown architectural firm, the Kampfe Mausoleum series contains only one composite drawing, showing seven views of the mausoleum, intended for construction on lot 30005. The composite format is characteristic of earlier mausoleum design drawings. The drawing is in damaged condition, and repaired with spare undertaker vouchers on the reverse. Further notes on the style, details, and condition of the drawing may be found in the item level listing.
Folder 1: A Composite DrawingAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item AAdd to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: July 29, 1898

Details: Composite drawing contains front, side, and rear elevations; plan; longitudinal and cross section; ½ Plan of Cornice; and First Course of Dome. No title block.

Size:

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Glazed brick, concrete, polished granite.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed in black ink: “Approved by Eugene Cushman”. Stamped with date: “July 29, 1898”. In pencil on reverse: 30,005”. Noted on cross section drawing, in thin wall section, “brick” in black ink. Adhered to reverse of drawing is a 4” x 8” slip of paper through which the text is readable as “Undertaker’s Voucher”. Appears to be glued or otherwise adhered to drawing—does not appear to be completed as a voucher but used as repair material. Used in a smaller section of drawing, also, as repair material.

Condition: Heavily damaged—two large tears from side to side and top to bottom, as well as smaller tears throughout body of drawing and at edges, repaired on reverse with archival tape. Embrittling at all edges. Undertaker’s vouchers have been used as repair material in several places on reverse.

Style / Design Details: Circular plan with domed roof and large—approximately four foot diameter—polished sphere at dome peak. Stylistically of a “Byzantine folly” family—somewhat eccentric design. Doorway is flanked by Corinthian columns with polished shafts; classical pediment with polished semi-circle of stone in the frieze. Cast bronze door with classical female figure.

Series 30: Woolley Mausoleum (Lots 30253-30254)Add to your cart.
Designed in 1901 by the firm C.E. Tayntor and Co. of 239 Broadway, the Woolley Mausoleum exhibits Romanesque design features. Drawings are blueprint reproductions on paper, and present the front, side, rear, interior cross sections, and foundation plan of the mausoleum. They are mostly in poor condition, being embrittled and discolored, and in some cases have been folded into small sections. Individual notes on the scale, size, drawing details, marginalia, and style features of the drawings may be found in the individual item listings.
Folder 1: 7 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: “Design No. 1730” noted at lower right corner.

Size: 24” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct 28 1901 by Eugene Cushman, Supt”. Stamped and signed: “Approved…1901 by P.M. Woolley”. Signed in original; reproduced in blueprint copy.

Condition: Embrittling, discoloration, and folding at edges. Numerous small tears along top, right, and lower edges. Drawing appears faded.

Style / Design Details: Romanesque style and proportions. Semi-circular arch entablature above entrance; entrance is flanked by two Doric/Tuscan columns with carved capitals (leaf carvings). Carved leaf keystone in arch. Carved coquillage and leaf details in tympanum pediment. “Woolley” inscribed in frieze. Doric/Tuscan columns at entrance are flanked by carved Romanesque pilasters with carved capitals with torch and leaf detailing. Carved wreath and leaf detailing in spandrels of arch entrance. Door is not drawn or defined—this space is blank.

Item B: General PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: ca. 1901

Details: “Order No. 1730”, “Stock: Barre”

Size: 20” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling and slight discoloration along edges. Slight tears and folds along edges. Holes along left edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Massive stone walls tapering from base upward. Entrance flanked by two Tuscan columns. Laterally symmetric in plan.

Item C: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: “Order No. 1730” and “Stock: Barre” stamped in title block. “Design No. 1730 noted at lower right.

Size: 20” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original signed by superintendent of Green-Wood, reproduced in blueprint copy: “Approved Oct 28, 1901 by Eugene Cushman Supt”.

Condition: Wrinkling and folding at edges. Relatively good condition. Holes at left edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Romanesque proportions and style. Massive, rusticated stone walls, tapering upward at base course. Doric pilasters and simple horizontal entablature around window frame.

Item D: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: In stamped title block: “Order No. 1730” and “Stock: Barre”. At lower right corner: “Design No. 1730”.

Size: 20” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original stamped and signed: “Approved Oct 28, 1901 by Eugene Cushman Supt.” Noted “Ashlar [illegible] – EC.” Additional note within drawing: “2 imaci [sic] to be cut by Middle Men” (possibly imagines, given the Romanesque style).

Condition: Relatively good condition. Holes at left edge from binding. Slight tears at lower edge. Some wrinkling and discoloration.

Style / Design Details: Massive walls; proportionally thick roof. Rusticated ashlar masonry walls. Doric/Tuscan column with leaf carvings at capitals flanking entrance.

Item E: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: “Design No. 1730” noted at lower right corner.

Size: 24” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct 28, 1901 by Eugene Cushman Supt”. Also stamped and signed: “Approved…1901 by P.M. Woolley”.

Condition: Embrittling, discoloration, and folding at edges. Numerous small tears at top and bottom edges. Upper right corner folded and discolored.

Style / Design Details: Rusticated massive stone walls. Corners are composed of carved, sectioned (2 to each masonry course in height) pilasters, with tapered bases and carved capitals with leaf and torch detailing. Elevation is comprised of three courses of massive rusticated stone masonry, above a base course of smooth masonry.

Item F: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: Stamped in title block: “Order No. 1730”.

Size: 12” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified..

Notes/Markings: Measurements noted in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Fold lines and wear—copy was folded into twelfths and pocketed, most likely. Wear and discoloration along fold lines. Slight tears and embrittlement along edges.

Style / Design Details: Symmetrical plan of classical proportions.

Item G: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 28, 1901

Details: “Design No. 1730” noted at lower right corner.

Size: 24” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved Oct 28, 1901by Eugene Cushman Supt”. Also stamped and signed: “Approved…1901 by P.M. Woolley”. Noted on reverse in pencil: “Woolley 30523/4” and “7 Woolley”.

Condition: Embrittling and discoloration along all edges. Folding at corners and small tears along lower edge. Blueprint is faded.

Style / Design Details: Rusticated massive stone walls. Corners are comprised of carved sectioned pilasters (2 pilasters in height to each course of masonry) with tapered bases and carved capitals with leaf and torch detailing. Elevation is comprised of three courses of massive rusticated stone masonry. Window placed at center of elevation above second course of masonry.

Series 31: Parsons Mausoluem (Lot 30279)Add to your cart.
The drawings in this series are unmarked, but were originally contained in a folder marked: “Plans for the Parsons Mausoleum.” There is no architect listed for the designs, nor are they dated. Most drawings are blueprint reproductions on paper, but there is an original drawing, titled “Excavation Plan”, created on drafting linen and signed A.G. Thompson—possibly the draftsman. The mausoleum design exhibits an Egyptian revival pyramid structure, with carved detailing and pilasters matching the Egyptian revival aesthetic. Details on each drawing’s size, scale, style, materials, and condition may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 8 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Discoloration, embrittlment, and very slight tears at edges. Small holes from binding.

Style / Design Details: Egyptian revival pyramid. Egyptian-style pilasters, massive at base with tapering toward architrave. Flat pediment, Egyptian gorge. Cavetto cornice with avian carvings. Eight courses of stone—base course extends beyond angled edge to rectilinear, square edge, approximately one foot beyond angled edge. Carving of Osiris at center of cornice.

Item B: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight embrittlment and discoloration along edges. Small holes at edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Prototypical pyramid design (i.e. symmetric at front and side elevations). Cornice line of entrance fluted symmetrically at side as at front—cavetto cornice extends around side of architrave.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Discoloration and embrittlment at edges. Small holes at edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Prototypical pyramid design; symmetrical to front and side elevations. Small vent detail just below third course from top, at center line.

Item D: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, white brick.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight discoloration and embrittlement at edges. Holes at edge from binding.

Style / Design Details: Internally symmetric. Vent at center below third course from top. Post and lintel construction, corbel vaulted ceiling.

Item E: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze door, slate, white brick.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight embrittling and discoloration at edges. Holes at edge from binding. Slight tear at left edge.

Style / Design Details: Two steps down from entrance grade to floor level of central space. Large catacomb handles. Catacomb panels stacked three high. 8’ interior ceiling height; sunken main space.

Item F: Ground PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: Full title: “Ground Plan – Section at ‘A’ – See Transverse Section. No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper. Copy is cut off at left edge.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors, tile floor.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Style / Design Details: Symmetric in plan.

Item G: Excavation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block or date. Signed by A.G. Thompson.

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Hand drawn in black and red ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In black ink, with dimensioning in red ink and notes made in pencil.

Condition: Discoloration, embrittlment, and very slight tears at edges. Small holes from binding.

Style / Design Details: Classic pyramidic plan shape and dimensions.

Item H: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: Undated.

Details: No title block, signature, or date.

Size: 15” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Pencil lines, perhaps to indicate grade lines. “Solid concrete foundation” noted. 1’ 1” square granite columns noted.

Condition: Embrittling and tearing at all edges. Several pieces torn and missing. Previously folded into twelfths—fold lines throughout drawing.

Series 32: Bourne Mausoleum (Lots 30440-30446)Add to your cart.
The plans in this series were marked only “Mausoleum. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City.” However, the final drawing in the series is marked as a design for the Bourne mausoleum on lot 30440. Designs were created in late 1900, by the architect Ernest Flagg, of 35 Wall Street, New York City. Most of the drawings are composites, showing several views of the building at once, and they include plans for the interior, exterior, roof, and foundation of the mausoleum. The drawings indicate that they underwent a process of revisions, and drawing A is composed entirely of a design detail showing a revision to the catacomb plans. Drawings are blueprint reproductions on drawing linen, and in some cases are marked with watercolor to indicate the different types of material intended. Further information on individual drawings may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 4 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: "Revised Drawing Showing Marble Work to Fronts of Catacombs"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: Undated. Per drawing 4645, ca. December 12, 1900.

Details: “This drawing supersedes drawing # 4707”; “Drawing No. 4716”

Size: 12” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drawing linen.

Materials Noted: Bronze rosettes, marble.

Notes/Markings: In upper left corner in red pencil over blueprinted “A” is written “W”.

Condition: Lateral fold lines and wrinkling. Folding at bottom edge. Holes at upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Unadorned, simple, symmetric design—five catacombs on either side on center line. Two rosettes at each end of each catacomb front panel.

Item B: Composite: Front, Rear, and Side ElevationsAdd to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: ca. October 30, 1900

Details: Signed by Eugene Cushman in original, reproduced in blueprint. “Drawing no. 4644”.

Size: 26” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drawing linen.

Materials Noted: Bronze grilles.

Notes/Markings: Strike line in upper left corner, in red pencil.

Condition: Some folding at edges and lateral tearing and weakening. Several tears along left and right edges on grain. Holes along upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Beaux arts. Symmetrical elevations, arched entrance. Floral carved detailing on door and door frame. In frieze below cornice line of door frame is noted “Incription [sic] of 6 letters”. In carved panel above cornice is carved “MCM”. Carved lions’ head in bronze door. Cross with floral/laurel detailing in front door panel.

Item C: Composite: Cross Section Toward Rear, Cross Section Toward Front, and Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: October 30, 1900

Details: Original signed by Eugene Cushman, reproduced in blueprint. “Drawing no. 4645”.

Size: 26” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drawing linen.

Materials Noted: Sheet copper, granite, cement plaster, bronze sash and grille, concrete, marble ceiling, hinged glass in bronze door, bronze handles, bronze bolts.

Notes/Markings: Watercolor detailing added to blueprint—yellow, red, and green to indicate material details. Noted: “Marble work revised as shown on Drawing No. 4716 – 12/12/00 R.L.” In upper left corner in red pencil: “W”.

Condition: Weakening and slight tearing along center line. Wrinkling, folding, and tearing along edges. Holes at top edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Classical Greek detailing on sarcophagus. Interior elevations are symmetrical. Radial detailing on bronze window grille. Color coding on drawing corresponds with materials: yellow for bronze, green for concrete, red for marble. Beaux arts design.

Item D: Composite: "Plan Showing Catacombs below Chapel Floor", "Plan of Chapel", and "½ Plan of Roof--Roof Construction as Seen from Below"Add to your cart.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: October 30, 1900

Details: Original signed by Eugene Cushman, reproduced in blueprint. “Drawing no. 4643”.

Size: 26” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on drawing linen.

Materials Noted: Cement plaster, marble pilasters, bronze sockets, bronze sash and grille on window, brick arch, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Watercolor detailing added to blueprint: red and yellow to indicate drawing materials. Upper left corner marked in red pencil: “A”.  On reverse in pencil: “Bourne”; “30440”. In black ink: “Bourne Vault”. Stamped in blue and completed in blue pencil: “Set No. 7”; “Mausoleum, Greenwood Cemetery”.

Condition: Weakening along center line with slight tearing. Wrinkling, folding, and tearing along edges, with some discoloration. Holes at upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: “Plan of Chapel” indicates material details and later changes—i.e. “Bronze sockets for lifting rings to be submitted for approval 12/12/00 R.L.”; “Marble pilaster removable” noted at center line of “Plan of Chapel”. Catacomb plan indicates 10 burials in plan mirroring elevation of marble detailing (drawing # 4716). Greek chapel style design.

Series 33: Griswold Vault (Lot 13241)Add to your cart.
The “Proposed Underground Vault for Stephen M. Griswold” was designed by the Presbrey-Coykendall Co. of 198 Broadway, New York City. The company was a precursor to the Presbrey-Leland Monument Company, a well-known design firm that created many plans for Green-Wood mausoleums. The plans are blueprint reproductions on paper, and have hand-colored details in some instances. They display plans for all exteriors and interior space of the mausoleum. Also included in the series are a general layout plan, and a specifications document that details the building agreement for the mausoleum in the form of a legal contract. Within the individual item descriptions, the researcher may find further information on the scale, date, markings, condition, and style features of each drawing.
Folder 1: 6 Drawings and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: “760” noted in upper right corner.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Luxter prism glass.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling and discoloration along lower edge. Two deep vertical creases. Row of holes along upper edge from staple binding. Right edge folded.

Style/Design Details: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry above brick foundation. Luxter prism set in oculars/entrance.

Item B: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: “760” noted in upper right corner.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper, with hand colored details.

Materials Noted: Granite, tar, slate, brick.

Notes/Markings: Notes in graphite along foundation portion of drawing, noting dimensions. Noted on reverse: “Griswold (underground) 13241”.

Condition: Embrittling and small tears along edges. Two deep vertical creases. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Three catacombs high at either side. Central skylight.

Item C: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: “760” noted in upper right corner.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper, with hand-colored details.

Materials Noted: Italian marble, Luxter prism glass, slate, concrete, tar, pitch, brick.

Notes/Markings: Notes in graphite regarding dimensions. Calculations noted at top left corner.

Condition: Embrittling and small tears around all edges. Two deep vertical creases. Small holes along top edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Three catacombs high, with prism lights just above grade level.

Item D: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: “760” noted in upper right corner.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper, with hand-colored details.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous calculations along left margin in graphite; some notes on dimensions.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Two deep vertical creases. Left edge folded and torn. Discoloration and warping throughout.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Central open space with catacombs at either side.

Item E: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: “760” noted in upper right corner.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper, with hand-colored details.

Materials Noted: Tar (as coating to all belowgrade work).

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling and discoloration along all edges. Two deep vertical creases. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding.

Style/Design Details: Three catacombs stacked widthwise.

Item F: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: ca. 1908

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 17” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze.

Notes/Markings: On reverse, pencil sketches of metal joints between blocks.

Condition: Embrittling and discoloration along lower edge. Two deep vertical creases. Row of holes along upper edge from staple binding.

Style/Design Details: Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry; one trapezoidal course with edge parallel to grade line. Underground vault with metal door above grade level.

Item G: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: ca. 1908

Details: 3-page legal document stating work agreement.

Size: 2 pages are 8” x 13”; one page is 8 ½” x 11”

Drawing Materials: Typewritten indigo ink on bond paper

Materials Noted: Pennsylvania slate, bronze, granite, marble, Atlas cement.

Notes/Markings: Under the heading of “Granite Work”, “vertical” joints is amended to “bed”. Final page signed in pencil by L.T. Coykendall.

Condition: Wrinkled, folded, warped, and embrittled. Bleeding of ink.

Series 34: Arundell Osborne Mausoleum (Lots 32085-32806)Add to your cart.
The James F. Arundell and William F. Osborne Mausoleum is located at lots 32085 and 32086 of the Cemetery. Presbrey-Coykendall Co., Monuments & Mausoleums constructed the mausoleum in 1909. The file contains a letter to Green-Wood Cemetery with the specifications document attached. There are 8 blueprints in the file as well.
Folder 1: 1 Letter and 8 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives, Drawer 2
Item A: Letter and Specifications Document, April 1, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: The cover letter to the cemetery which accompanied the permit to create the mausoleum. The specifications document contains the general preamble for all specs of the general working conditions the contractor will undertake and the integrity of the workers. The specs also contain information as to the foundation work and materials to be used.

Drawing Material: Letterhead and thin tracing paper for typing.

Materials Noted:  Granite, stone, cement, marble, brass and glass.

Condition: Good. Very readable and clear. There are a lot of folds along the bottom right corners and small tears around the edges.

Item B: Front Elevation, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1ft

Details: The mausoleum is constructed in the Egyptian Revival style with two Greek urns flanking the three entrance steps. Two columns with horizontal banding and decorative palm leaves frame the recessed entrance. The exterior walls are slanted inwards. There is an ornamental relief above the double front, bronze doors.  The doors themselves have an ornamental decoration on them split into three parts each: two small squares with a larger rectangle in the center. The lintel above the entrance has a relief carving of a winged solar disc -- this is an icon that Egyptians believe offered protection to the dead. Above the lintel is a flat roof made up of one large granite slab.

Size: 23.4” x 26.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole at the top left hand corner and smaller staple holes running along the top. The bottom left corner is torn. However, the blueprint itself is in excellent condition.

Item C: Side Elevation, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: March 22, 1909

Details: Three Egyptian revival style columns, each with decorative palm leaves at the top line the side of the mausoleum. A large Greek urn sits atop the entrance way to the mausoleum. The slanted walls and mausoleum base are also noted. The flat roof is shown too.

Size: 23” x 26.8”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole at the top left corner and small staple holes along the top. There is minor wear and tear along the left edge.

Item D: Rear Elevation, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: A stained glass window with a bronze grille over it is in the back center of the plan. It is flanked by two columns of the same style as the others in this series. The window is outlined by a large frame in the same slanted style as the mausoleum itself. 

Size: 23.3” x 26.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole at the top left corner and smaller staple holes along the top.  The blueprint has a small folded corner at the top right.

Item E: Longitudinal Section, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: The foundation and base of mausoleum are noted. To the left the Greek urn sits upon the floor base at the entranceway. One Egyptian style column is visible. The inner mausoleum notes four catacombs, each with two decorative rosettes on either end. The back wall shows the outline of the window and another column is visible. A rod extends from the ceiling to the roof.

Size: 23.4” x  26.5”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Materials Noted: Marble

Notes/Markings: Inside the top catacomb is the note: “All exposed interior marble work to be highly polished.” At the bottom on the floor a note reads: “Floor Rubbed.”

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole at the top left with smaller staple holes along the top. There is very minor wear and tear around the edges.

Item F: Transverse Section, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Each side of the blueprint shows an Egyptian revival style column. The inner mausoleum has four catacombs on each side with the window in the center. All this rests upon the floor and foundation of the mausoleum. There is a hanger going from the ceiling to the roof.

Size: 26.6” x 23.3”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Notes/Markings: A note in the bottom center of the plan reads: “All wainscotting to be not less than 1 ¼” thick.”

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole at the top left with smaller staple holes along the top of the plan.

Item G: Ground Plan, March 22, 1909Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Outlined here is a view of the mausoleum and layout from above. There are 2 circles for the urns at the entrance with 10 column top outlines around the entire structure. Two are at the entrance, two are at the back and three on each side of the mausoleum.  The inner mausoleum is divided into three parts with the far left and right sides for the catacombs and the center being the floor.

Size: 23.2” x 26.8”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Notes/Markings: The bottom left of the inside of the structure notes: “Rabbit” and the top left notes: “Stock.”

Condition: Very Good. There is a hole in the center of the plan with smaller staple holes either side.

Item H: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1ft.

Details: The foundation depth and materials used for the mausoleum are noted here. the inner mausoleum and catacombs are outlined.

Size: 25.5” x 27.8” (at longest and widest edges)

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Materials Noted:  Rubble, Masonry

Notes/Markings: On the right side: “Top of rubble masonery foundation 2” below sod or grade line.”

Condition: Fair. Ripped edges all around the blueprint and holes along the top. There is a rip in the bottom center going upwards.

Item I: Foundation Plan (Duplicate)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1ft.

Details:See Item H

Size: 27” x 29.5” (at longest and widest edges)

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Condition: Fair. Similar to “H” in this series, this plan has not fared well over time. It is ripped with pieces missing and fold lines.

Series 35: Brown Mausoleum (Lot 11922)Add to your cart.
The John W. Brown Mausoleum was created by the Harrison Granite Co, located at 42 East 23rd Street, New York City. The series encompasses eight blueprint reproductions on paper, and one drawing on tracing paper. Included are views of the front, side, and rear of the mausoleum’s exterior, as well as transverse and longitudinal section drawings showing the interior space, and several foundation and general plans, including revisions. The mausoleum is of a squat, Romanesque design, and was designed to be built into a hillside, with the grade level covering the majority of the rear. In the individual item descriptions, the researcher may find details on the scale, size, condition, marginal notes, and style features of each drawing.
Folder 1: 9 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 2
Item A: Front Elevation, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’ 

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 20” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in lower right: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”.

Condition: Embrittled. Lower edge wrinkled and torn; discolored on reverse. Small holes from binding at upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Squat, Romanesque monument. Three courses of heavy, 3’ high masonry blocks, above which sits a solid angled block, just below roof stones, comprising tympanum and lintel, into which family name is inscribed. Above family name is a Greek cross with studded circular detail set inside arms of cross. Door has a fortified appearance: heavily studded, with grille work on upper half.

Item B: Side Elevation, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 20” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in lower right: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”. Note at right side of drawing specifies grade, which is then struck through in blue pencil.

Condition: Embrittled. Edges weakened with small tears. Lower edge discolored on reverse. Upper edge stapled; small holes from binding.

Style/Design Details: Two main courses of heavy, rusticated masonry. Building is set into fairly steep grade.

Item C: Rear Elevation, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Limited drawing scope due to grade.

Size: 20” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in lower right: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”.

Condition: Relatively good. Very small tears along edges. Slight wrinkling and discoloration along left edge.

Style/Design Details: Upper course of rusticated masonry visible in rear elevation; lower portion of building is obscured due to grade. Vent at center of upper edge of upper course of masonry.

Item D: Longitudinal Section, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Does not include foundation level.

Size: 20” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Well broken stones”.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in right corner: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight wrinkling and warping around edges.

Style/Design Details: Equivalent catacomb space and interment space. Catacombs stacked three high. Entrance door is recessed within thick façade.

Item E: Transverse Section, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Mainly interior elevation of vault fronts.

Size: 20” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in corner: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”.

Condition: Embrittled. Edges discolored, with very small tears.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs three high, three wide. No adornment or detailing noted.

Item F: Plan, October 5, 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: No variation in line weights.

Size: 20” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in lower right: “NG 10/5/04 Harrison Granite Co. by W. Stitch, Lilla Brown”. Noted on reverse in black ink: “Brown”. Also noted in pencil: “Brown 11922”.

Condition: Embrittled. Discoloration on reverse. Some very small tears along edges.

Style/Design Details: Equivalent space allotted for catacombs and visiting space. Floor is indicated as tile with 1’ square tiles. 2’ thick front wall.

Item G: Composite: Foundation Plan, Longitudinal Section of Foundation, ca. October 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Two drawings.

Size: 25” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite coping.

Notes/Markings: Pencil lines indicating lowest level of rear foundation added.

Condition: Embrittled and damaged. 2” tear/hole at center of drawing. Heavily wrinkled and warped throughout. Edges curled, discolored, and folded.

Style/Design Details: Stepped foundation walls.

Item H: Revised Foundation Plan, ca. 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Composite; two drawings.

Size: 22” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled and warped. Small tears along all edges. Right lower corner torn, folded, and damaged. Holes along right edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Stepped foundation walls.

Item I: Composite: Longitudinal Section of Foundation, Section through A, ca. 1904Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Two drawings: cross and longitudinal section of stepped foundation walls.

Size: 16” x 35”

Drawing Materials: Graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Numerous fold lines throughout—folded into 20 sections. Embrittled and slightly warped. Small holes along right edge from binding. Edges torn and discolored in places; small sections missing at upper left corner.

Style/Design Details: Stepped foundation walls.

Series 36: Lawrence Vault Addition (Lot 11251)Add to your cart.

The series consists of only one composite drawing, depicting a design for an addition to be added to the Lawrence family vault. The architect’s name is partially illegible, but most likely the designer was the firm Heins and La Farge Architects, particularly as the address of the business is listed as Temple Court, New York. Heins and La Farge were a well-known architectural firm in the late 19th century, and conducted business at Temple Court, 7 Beekman Street, New York. The drawing depicts several views of the mausoleum, including a ground plan and interior sectional drawings. The design was completed in 1896, and, as is the case with many earlier blueprint series in the collection, the drawing is in poor condition, and has no additional designs accompanying the single composite image. Perhaps the most unique feature of the Lawrence Mausoleum Series is that it depicts plans for additional vault space to be added to a preexisting structure, rather than design plans for the building of a new mausoleum. In this way, it shows the ongoing construction and reshaping that an older family vault at Green-Wood might have undergone. Further specific details on the drawing may be found in the item level description.

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Folder 1: 1 DrawingAdd to your cart.
Item A: Composite, 1896 September 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: A composite drawing of: Plan, Section, Longitudinal Section through Addition Catacombs, Longitudinal Section through Old Catacombs. Hand lettered title block, with longhand name and location of architect (illegible).

Size: 21” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, cement, asphalt, brick.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in pencil: “Lawrence 11251 etc.”, and “Lawrence 11251”.

Condition: Embrittled and heavily damaged. Numerous fold lines, with weakening along all lines. Upper left edge and lower right edge especially damaged, weakened, and torn, with sections missing. Numerous tears repaired on reverse with tape.

Style/Design Details: Vault addition has semicircular arch at face, two catacombs high by two wide.

Series 37: Stephens Mausoleum (Lot 2407)Add to your cart.
The Benjamin F. Stephens mausoleum was designed in 1904 by the Harrison Granite Company, a large firm that was located at 24 East 23rd Street, New York City. Annie W. Stephens was the executrix for the estate. The series contains two composite drawings and two elevation drawings, showing various views of the mausoleum design, and particularly focusing on the sarcophagi and their covers and pedestals that were planned for the mausoleum interior.  Monument work was apparently intended for the front portion of the lot, but little is shown in the designs beyond basic placement. The drawings exhibit neoclassical design elements, with bronze detailing. Further specific information on each drawing’s content and condition may be found in the descriptions of individual items.
Folder 1: 4 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Composite: Plan of Plot, Side Elevation, and Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: June 9, 1904

Details: Three part drawing. Front elevation portion is of enclosure only, not monument.

Size: 36” x 28”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze rails.

Notes/Markings: In pencil on reverse: “2407 Stephens”. On left edge next to plan of plot, written in red pencil, oriented upside-down from drawing text: “6/9/04 1’-8” from back line of lot H.B.D”.

Condition: Deep creases and fold lines throughout, with weakening and tears along fold lines. 4” x 1 ½” piece is missing from upper left edge of drawing. Central horizontal fold discolored and weakened.

Style/Design Details: Enclosure consists of rectangular—possibly stone—blocks with cylindrical bronze rails spanning between. Bronze rails along side are 7’ 7” in length; blocks are approximately 2’ tall. Both are simple and unadorned, with the exception of front elevation. Gate and faces of corner blocks at front elevation are carved with fanlight-style pattern at end blocks, and radiant oval patter at center of gate (cast bronze).

Item B: Composite: Longitudinal Section of Foundation, Plan of FoundationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: November 2, 1904

Details: Two part drawing—section and plan.

Size: 16” x 24 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several dimensions and forms noted in pencil atop drawings—in red pencil on section; in graphite on plan. Noted on back in blue pencil: “B.F. Stephens”.

Condition: One deep central vertical fold line, and seven horizontal fold lines, with holes at intersections of all fold lines. Reverse is discolored and worn, particularly darkened on section where name is written. Embrittling and discoloration throughout. Small tears along edges and small holes at lower edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Indicates aboveground enclosure as well as footing for monument.

Item C: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 ½” = 1’

Date: Three handwritten dates: June 17, 1904; July 9, 1904; June 22, 1904.

Details: All dimensions of box provided, with date added: June 22, 1904.

Size: 21” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several handwritten notes in original; reproduced in copy. At right edge: “Accepted 6/17/04 Harrison Granite Co. by Chas H. Billings Estate of Benj. F. Stephens Annie W. Stephens as Executrix.” Note indicating sarcophagi: “Note housing of covers July 9th 1904 (per Greenwood Cemetery)”. Below this one additional note: “Size of box 7-3 ½ long 2-7 ½ wide 2-0 ½ high June 22 1904 Undertaker – Pyle”. On reverse in pencil are several dimensions added together (incorrectly, as it happens): “2-0”, 0-6”, 6-7”, 0-8” = 9’7”

Condition: One deep vertical crease at center; two deep horizontal creases roughly dividing the drawing into thirds. Several additional vertical creases warping the paper. Embrittling throughout; discoloration on revers, particularly along fold lines and upper right sector on reverse. Numerous small tears along edges. Holes along left edge. Was bound in packet.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical touches to design. Two sarcophagi side by side with wreaths in end entablature; inscriptions below. Large lintel stone above two stylized Doric columns, which flare extremely toward their bases, and two simple, rectilinear vertical stone blocks on either side.

Item D: Side Elevation (of Additional Two Sarcophagi, Two Covers, One Pedestal, One Base)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 ½” = 1’

Date: Two signed dates: June 17, 1904; July 9, 1904.

Details: All dimensions of sarcophagi and covers, and pedestal base are listed.

Size: 21” x 29”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several handwritten notes in original, reproduced in copy. At lower right corner: “Accepted 6/17/04 Harrison Granite Co. by Chas. H. Billings. Estate Benj. F. Stephens, Annie W. Stephens as Executrix”. Additional note in body of drawing: “Note housing of covers July 9, 1904 (per Greenwood Cemetery)”.

Condition: One deep vertical crease at center; two deep horizontal creases roughly dividing the drawing into thirds. Several additional vertical creases warping the paper. Embrittling throughout; discoloration on reverse, particularly along fold lines. Numerous small tears along edges. Holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Side elevation of interior detail of sarcophagi. Slight neoclassical inflection in detailing. Fairly simple, straightforward drawing.

Series 38: Riley Mausoleum (Lot 2332)Add to your cart.

The Riley family mausoleum was designed by John Feitner Monumental Works, which at the time was located at 24th & 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY—local to the cemetery. Though the series is undated in was probably created circa 1920s, based on the other designs by Feitner’s monument company that are included in this collection. The Riley drawings contain many hand-drawn original designs, as well as blueprint reproductions that appear to be copies of revised drawings, and that frequently differ from original designs in measurements and dimensions. Researchers may find this series of interest because it exhibits the development of a final design, as the original plans may be compared to blueprint copies and revisions noted. Designs display a neoclassical aesthetic, with inverted ovolo and inverted cavetto detailing. Standard views of exterior elevations, interior sectional drawings, and ground plans are included; the series also has an unusual interior elevation, showing marks on specific catacomb chambers, perhaps to show which of these chambers were intended for immediate use at the time of construction. Further information on the details and conditions of each drawing may be found under the descriptions of individual items.

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Folder 1: 14 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 21.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Reproduction of embossed imprint of John Feitner Monumental Works is barely legible along left margin near base of building.

Condition: Embrittled. Numerous tears along edges, particularly along right edge. Small piece missing at center of lower edge. 3” tear at lower left edge. Small holes along upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical design. Projecting lintel and cornice above doorway is held by carved brackets (scroll and leaf, detailed in side elevation). Double door is solid at kick plate, with tri-part grillework on upper portion. Family name is inscribed in stone course just below building cornice, above fifth full-height course of stone. One roof course above cornice, with flat roofline at topmost cornice line. Molding above base course is neoclassical: inverted ovolo and inverted cavetto.

Item B: Front Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 21.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Numerous small tears along all edges. Left edge folded and torn. Small holes at upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical design. Projecting lintel and cornice above doorway is held by carved brackets (scroll and leaf, detailed in side elevation). Double door is solid at kick plate, with tri-part grillework on upper portion. Family name is inscribed in stone course just below building cornice, above fifth full-height course of stone. One roof course above cornice, with flat roofline at topmost cornice line. Molding above base course is neoclassical: inverted ovolo and inverted cavetto.

Item C: Side Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 21.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Reproduction of embossed imprint of John Feitner Monumental Works is barely legible along right lower margin near base of building.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears along all edges. Discoloration and browning on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Beaux arts/neoclassical design. Three cornice lines in side elevation. Bracket of doorway cornice is carved with leaf and scroll detailing. Molding above base course is inverted ovolo and inverted cavetto.

Item D: Side Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 21.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Reproduction of embossed imprint of John Feitner Monumental Works is barely legible along right lower margin near base of building.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears along all edges. Discoloration along all edges. Small folds along upper and lower edges.

Style/Design Details: Beaux arts/neoclassical design. Three cornice lines in side elevation. Bracket of doorway cornice is carved with leaf and scroll detailing. Molding above base course is inverted ovolo and inverted cavetto.

Item E: Longitudinal Section (original 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 21” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Hand-drawn original—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, bluestone, marble, brick.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears along all edges. Upper and left edges especially damaged.

Style/Design Details: Beaux arts/neoclassical design. Three cornice lines in side elevation. Bracket of doorway cornice is carved with leaf and scroll detailing. Chambers four high. Depth of entrance space is nearly equivalent in depth to chambers.

Item F: Longitudinal Section (original 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Hand-drawn original—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: Bluestone, brick, concrete, granite, marble.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Edges are torn and wrinkled. Embrittling throughout.

Style/Design Details: Design is an alternate or revision to other longitudinal section—measurements and dimensions differ. Four chambers high. Three cornice lines at left edge of section. Scroll and leaf detailing in bracket below lowermost cornice.

Item G: Longitudinal Section (blueprint)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Not a reproduction of the hand-drawn originals in file—details differ.

Size: 22” x 17”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, bluestone, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears along all edges.

Style/Design Details: Beaux arts/neoclassical design. Three cornice lines in side elevation. Bracket of doorway cornice is carved with leaf and scroll detailing. Chambers four high. Depth of entrance space differs from that specified in hand-drawn longitudinal section—this version is 2” deeper.

Item H: Transverse Section (original)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 17” x 17”

Drawing Materials: Hand-drawn original—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: Granite floor.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears, particularly along left edge. Was in bound packet.

Style/Design Details: Four chambers wide by three tall. 4” vertical spaces between. 2 ½” horizontal spacers. Each chamber 2-10 ½” wide.

Item I: Transverse Section (blueprint)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 17” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite floor, concrete foundation.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears, particularly along left and right edges. Small holes along upper edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Four chambers wide by three tall. 4” vertical spaces between. Each chamber is 2-11 5/8” wide, an increased dimension compared to hand-drawn copy.

Item J: Interior Elevation, Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block; no identifying text of any kind.

Size: 23” x 12”

Drawing Materials: Hand-drawn original—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Interior elevation shows ends of chambers—three wide by four high. Eight of these are marked with an X: each of the three on the bottommost two rows, and the two side chamber of the third row (center chamber of the third row and all chambers of the top row are left blank).

Condition: Two deep vertical folds. Discoloration in paper. Embrittling throughout.

Style/Design Details: Interior elevation shows an arched ceiling profile, thus inconsistent with other drawings in the Riley series.

Item K: Plan (original)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 18” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Hand-drawn original—graphite on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: Granite floor, bluestone flag, brick, marble.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears and holes throughout. Left and lower edges especially damaged.

Style/Design Details: Dimensions differ from other versions and views. Depth of visiting chamber is one foot greater than in sectional views. Base level and entrance steps appear chamfered.

Item L: Plan (blueprint)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block. Differs slightly from hand-drawn plan; dimensions vary.

Size: 17” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite floor, brick.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in pencil is noted: “Riley 2332”; in black ink: “Riley”.

Condition: Embrittling throughout. Small tears along right edge. Small holes along top edge from binding. Reverse is darkened and discolored.

Style/Design Details: Dimensions differ from other drawings. Base level and entrance steps appear beveled/chamfered.

Item M: Elevations of Rear Concrete Wall and ButtressingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Black and red ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: One vertical fold line and one horizontal fold line; wrinkling throughout. Lower corner embossed with John Feitner’s stamp. Reverse is discolored along fold lines.

Style/Design Details: Indicates one 1’ thick wall, and additional stepped buttressing walls.

Item N: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Foundation Plan for ‘Riley’ Mausoleum Lot – Sec – Green-Wood Cem.”

Size: 16” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Black and red ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: Granite, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Several notes added in pencil concerning dimensions. Embossed stamp of John Feitner at lower left corner. On reverse in pencil: “Riley 2332” and in black ink: “Riley”.

Condition: Numerous fold throughout, especially one central vertical fold and one central horizontal fold. Lower edge discolored and wrinkled.

Series 39: Murdock Vault (Lots 1246-1247)Add to your cart.
The Murdock family vault was designed by an unknown architectural firm in 1930. Only the draftsman has signed the designs, with the initials J.L.M. The designs are for an underground vault, and all three display the same view: an interior elevation of the vault, and a vault diagram. There is an original drawing on drafting linen and two blueprint reproductions on paper. Drawings are largely in good condition. Further details may be found in the descriptions of individual items.
Folder 1: 3 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Interior Elevation and Diagram (original)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 ½” = 1’

Date: November 10, 1930

Details: “Drawn by J.L.M.”, “Underground Vault/ Lots 1246 & 7 Sec. 99 & 100”.

Size: 17” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Black ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Some smudges and discoloration.

Style/Design Details: Four vaults wide by three high.

Item B: Interior Elevation and Diagram (blueprint 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 ½” = 1’

Date: November 10, 1930

Details: “Drawn by J.L.M.”, “Underground Vault/ Lots 1246 & 7 Sec. 99 & 100”.

Size: 17” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good.

Style/Design Details: Four vaults wide by three high.

Item C: Interior Elevation and Diagram (blueprint 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 ½” = 1’

Date: November 10, 1930

Details: “Drawn by J.L.M.”, “Underground Vault/ Lots 1246 & 7 Sec. 99 & 100”.

Size: 17” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good.

Style/Design Details: Four vaults wide by three high.

Series 40: Goodnough Mausoleum (Lots 8016-8017)Add to your cart.
The Goodnough mausoleum designs consist of four sets of drawings, each of which were previously bound into packets, and marked with the number of the set. Each set contains the standard range of elevation drawings, foundation and ground plans, and sectional drawings, the total comprising a complete design for this Greek chapel style mausoleum. The sets all vary slightly, and researchers may be interested in comparing the features of each in order to develop a sense of the mausoleum’s design and construction process. Some of the sets contain additional supplemental documentation; there is an unsigned specifications contract in set 1, and in set 2 there is a signed copy of the same document, along with a survey report, and photo of an art glass window. The designs were created by the architectural firm Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland, of 258 Broadway, New York City; on some of the drawings it is specifically denoted that the designs were created by J.R. Gould and W.D. Kenneth. Examples of the firm’s work may be found in many of the series in this collection. The drawings contain dates from 1920, and the signed contract is dated 1922; it is likely construction on the mausoleum began circa 1922-1923. There is an unusual supplemental note on the reverse of the contract, dated 1924 and signed by Annie F. Wallace, who commissioned the structure, in which she specifies provisions for reconstruction “in case the mausoleum now completed should be destroyed”. Further details on individual drawings may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 29 Drawings, 4 Items of Correspondence, 1 PhotoAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Set 1: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. “J.R. Gould & W.D. Kenneth Associate Architects”.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Glass” noted in pane of front door.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; corners folded and weakened. Small tears along lower edge; small creases and wrinkling at center of lower edge. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Right edge faded, likely due to light exposure.

Style/Design Details: Greek chapel style building of roughly square proportions in elevation (similar height as width), with shallow pitched roof. Entrance door is flanked by two Doric columns; family name is inscribed or carved (specifications document calls for a raised carving) in architrave. Door is a wide single door with glass upper panel covered with bronze grillework. A single bronze pull is placed centrally below the window.

Item B: Set 1: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: undated

Details: Five page (includes cover page) typewritten legal document, in packet bound with brass brads at top margin.

Size: 8 ½” x 13”

Drawing Materials: Typewritten on bond paper.

Materials Noted: Atlas Portland cement, Bronze, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, Barre Vermont granite, pink Tennessee marble.

Notes/Markings: On page two, in “Granite” section, “Victoria White” is crossed out in black ink and changed to “Barre Granite”.

Condition: Good overall. Lower edge wrinkled and damaged; front cover discolored and slightly dirtied.

Item C: Set 1: Specifications Document with Unsigned ContractAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: undated

Details: Four page typewritten legal document in packet bound with brass brads at top margin.

Size: 8 ½” x 13”

Drawing Materials: Linen paper.

Materials Noted: Atlas Portland cement, bronze, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, Barre Vermont granite, pink Tennessee marble.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Item D: Set 1: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several dimensions corrected: in black ink, the blocks of the second course of masonry are noted to be 9’ 5 ¾” instead of 9’ 8”, and 1’ 7” instead of 1’ 4 ¼”; in the foundation level masonry the frontmost block which is set halfway below grad is noted to increase in depth from 2’ 0” to 2’ 11”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; corners folded and weakened. Small tears along lower edge, particularly at center of lower edge. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Small creases and wrinkling along center of lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of rusticated ashlar masonry between base/plinth and architrave. Blocks of second and fourth courses span nearly the full length of the building. Plinth is less than half the height of a single course of masonry, at 10” (at front elevation), whereas masonry is 2’ tall per course.

Item E: Set 1: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; corners folded and weakened. Small tears along lower edge, particularly at center of lower edge. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding. Lower corners folded and weakened; creases and wrinkling at center of lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Base of building rear elevation is roughly three feet below the front edge of base of building at front elevation. One window placed centrally at rear elevation, above second major course of masonry (counting four courses above front plinth/base level) and below architrave.

Item F: Set 1: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Materials key is noted along right margin: granite, marble, slate, brick, and concrete are noted. Art glass window in bronze frame and bronze ventilating rosettes.

Notes/Markings: In original, at roof level is noted: “Lewis and Block may be used to move bodies.”

Condition: Lower edge Embrittled, wrinkled, and folded, with small tears and wrinkling along lower central edge.

Style/Design Details: Roughly square, symmetrical design, with two catacombs at either side, art glass window placed centrally. Exterior edge of masonry is stepped outward, extending slightly over architrave belowroof line. Four catacombs in total.

Item G: Set 1: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Cast bronze rosettes, bronze doors, granite, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; lower edge wrinkled and discolored. Folding and slight tears at upper edge. Small holes along upper edge from staple binding.

Style/Design Details: Two catacombs tall, marble panels above. Columns at front entrance 8’ tall, noted to be carved of one piece.

Item H: Set 1: General PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished granite floor slab, top slate of catacomb, brick.

Notes/Markings: Corner piers at front elevation are indicated as separate masonry via lines in black ink; depth adjusted to 1’ 7” per note on left side.

Condition: Three inch tear near upper right corner. Lower edge wrinkled, warped, and Embrittled with discoloration on reverse. Lower left corner folded and weakened.

Style/Design Details: Two 8” square brick piers extend from top slate surface of catacombs to ceiling. Laterally symmetric design with exception of door, which latches at the right and swings to the left. Door is full width of occupiable interior floor space—no interior seat, etc., and relatively little room to stand—visiting is not privileged in the design over the permanent resting space.

Item I: Set 1: Plan for FoundationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Lot No. 8016-8017, Section No. 70, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY”. “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in pencil is noted “Goodnough 8016/7”.

Condition: Five inch tear from upper edge near right corner toward center. Lower corners folded and weakened. Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along edges.

Style/Design Details: Foundation is perfectly square at 12’ 10” per side. Three cavities denoted in plan—one central cavity larger in width at 3’ 1” and 7’ 8” long—side cavities are same length but 1’ 10 ½” wide.

Item J: Set 2: Specifications Document--Original Signed Contract, 1922 November 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Six-page (including cover) typewritten legal document, in bound packet with pale blue linen paper as backing/binding; bound at top margin with two brass brads. Included with drawings marked as Set #2, which were originally bound with brass brads, and contained a piece of construction paper at the front of packet, with handwritten note in black ink: “From E.G. Pohle 86 Westville Ave, Caldwell NJ”; “Greenwood Cemetery Corp—Brooklyn, New York”. Noted on same front sheet in red pencil: “8016/7”.

Size: 8 ½” x 13” typewritten pages; 9” x 13 ½” including blue backing paper.

Drawing Materials: Roman bond paper; woven linen cover.

Materials Noted: Atlas Portland cement, bronze, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, barre Vermont granite, pink Tennessee marble.

Notes/Markings: Second page of document (not paginated, but immediately following cover page) contains a payment schedule and work schedule (Farrington, Gould, and Hoagland to be paid a total of $11,600). Second page signed by J.R. Gould, Prest.; W.B.R Hoeffner; Annie F. Wallace. Final page of document (numbered 4 but appearing as 6th page in packet) is signed by the same three parties, and dated in Annie F. Wallace’s hand: “November 6, 1922”. On reverse of packet are several notes in Annie F. Wallace’s hand. In pencil: “Contract for Goodnough Mausoleum”. In black ink: “These specifications, blueprints, inscriptions, etc. are for the assistance of my executors in case the mausoleum now completed should be destroyed. A.F.W. Feb 1, 1924”; “$15,000.00 being the maximum to cover entire cost.”

Condition: Relatively good.

Item K: Set 2: Front Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner; “J.R. Gould & W.D. Kenneth Associate Architects.”

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Glass” noted in pane of front door.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed on original; reproduced in copy: “Approved Aug 13 1920 by W.E. Grassau Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center lower edge, portion of drawing is folded over at tear. Many small tears and folds along lower edge. Small holes along upper edge from staple and brad bindings. Three deep horizontal fold lines.

Style/Design Details: Greek chapel style building of nearly square proportions in elevation (similar height as width) with shallow pitched roof. Entrance is flanked by two Doric columns; family name is inscribed or carved (specifications document calls for a raised carving) in architrave. Door is a wide single door with glass upper panel covered with bronze grillework. A single bronze pull is placed centrally below the window.

Item L: Set 2: Side Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed on original; reproduced in copy: “Approved Aug 13 1920 by W.E. Grassau Superintendent”. One dimension adjusted in black ink in second course of masonry—9’ 5” is corrected to 9’ 5 ¼”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center lower edge. Two deep horizontal folds across drawing. Small tears along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of rusticated ashlar masonry between base/plinth and architrave. Blocks of second and fourth courses span nearly the full length of the building, at 9’ 5 ¼”. Plinth /base course is less than half the height of a single course of masonry, at 10” (at front elevation) whereas masonry is 2’ tall per course.

Item M: Set 2: Rear Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed on original; reproduced in copy: “Approved Aug 13 1920 by W.E. Grassau Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center lower edge. Three deep horizontal folds across drawing. Small tears along lower edge. Less pronounced vertical folds divide the drawing into fifths.

Style/Design Details: Base of building at rear elevation is roughly three feet below the front edge of base of building at front elevation. One window is placed centrally at rear elevation, above second major course of masonry (counting four courses total, above front plinth/base level) and below architrave.

Item N: Set 2: Transverse Section, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Materials key is noted along right margin: granite, marble, slate, brick, concrete. Art glass window and bronze ventilating rosettes.

Notes/Markings: In original, at roof level is noted: “Lewis and Block may be used to move bodies.”

Condition: Lower edge embrittled and torn; right edge has many small tears and folds. Two deep horizontal folds across drawing; four less pronounced vertical folds. One inch tear at center of lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Roughly square, symmetrical design, with two catacombs at either side. Art glass window placed centrally. Exterior edge of masonry is stepped outward near the roofline, extending slightly over architrave below roofline.  Four catacombs in total.

Item O: Set 2: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed “Grassau”.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Cast bronze rosettes, bronze doors, granite, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; lower edge has slightly larger tears. One inch tear at center of lower edge. Two deep horizontal folds across drawing; four less pronounced vertical folds. Drawing is wrinkled overall.

Style/Design Details: Two catacombs stacked; marble panels above. Columns at front entrance are 8’ tall, noted to be carved in one piece.

Item P: Set 2: General Plan, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner; original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished granite floor slab, top slate of catacomb, brick.

Notes/Markings: Corner piers at front elevation are indicated as separate masonry, in contradiction with earlier drawing set. (This set is thus more recent.)

Condition: All edges embrittled; one inch tear at center of lower edge. Two deep horizontal folds across drawing; four less pronounced vertical folds.

Style/Design Details: Two 8” square brick piers are indicated to extend from top slate surface of catacombs to ceiling. Laterally symmetric design, with exception of door, which latches at the right and swings open to the left. Door is full width of occupiable interior floorspace—no interior seat, etc., and relatively little room to stand—visiting is not privileged in the design over the permanent resting space.

Item Q: Set 2: Plan for Foundation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau. Noted along lower edge: “Lot No. 8016-8017, Section No. 70, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.”

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in black ink: “Inscriptions on catacombs. Annie Frances Goodnough/ Beloved Daughter of Rev. Alfred E. & Annie F. Goodnough/ 1881-1920/ I have always tried to be fair./ Rev. Alfred Everett Goodnough/ 1855-1888/ Pastor of the First Unitarian Society/ He went about doing good.

Condition: Lower left corner cut (with scissors or blade) and missing, just below and in line with inscription notes above. Horizontal holds are discolored and weakened on reverse, with holes forming at all junctions of horizontal and vertical folds. Embrittling along all edges; small tears along bottom.

Style/Design Details: Perfectly square at 12’ 10” each side.

Item R: Set 2: Survey Report, 1920 July 16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: The front of this paper contains information regarding the lot and section numbers, name of lot owner, and lot size, plus a diagram of the lot and its relative dimensions. The back has an outline of the circular lot in relation to two nearby lots.

Drawing Materials: Ink on paper.

Condition: There is a crease down the left side and a brad hole in the upper left corner.

Item S: Set 2: Art Glass Photo with Note from Mrs. WallaceAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: The photograph of the stained-glass window is black and white. The note from Mrs. Wallace describes the subject of the window, lists the name and address of the person who made it, and states the final price of the window. It is initialed A.F.W.

Condition: The note is slightly stained around the edges and the photo is in good condition.

Item T: Set 3: Front Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner; “J.R. Gould & W.D. Kenneth Associate Architects.” Original signed by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Glass” noted in pane of front door.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; lower edge particularly damaged. Tears at center of lower edge; folded and wrinkled around tears. Discolored on revers, particularly at lower edge. Horizontal band of discoloration near upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Greek chapel style building of roughly square proportions (similar height as width) with shallow pitched roof. Entrance is flanked by two Doric columns. Family name is inscribed or carved (specifications document calls for a raised carving) in architrave. Door is a wide single door with glass upper panel covered with bronze grillework. A single bronze pull is placed centrally below the window.

Item U: Set 3: Side Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental. (Dimensions are the same as corrected dimensions of earlier drawing.)

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Lower edge has small tears and folds, with wrinkling extending from tears on lower edge. Right edge slightly faded.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of rusticated ashlar masonry between base/plinth and architrave. Blocks of second and fourth courses span nearly the full length of building. Plinth is less than half the height of a single course of masonry, at 10” (at front elevation) whereas masonry is 2’ tall per course. Additional 2’ deep course of masonry below plinth level; lower grade level at rear of building.

Item V: Set 3: Rear Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; small tears and discoloration along lower edge. Wrinkling and slight warping at lower edge and upward.

Style/Design Details: Base of building at rear elevation is roughly three feet below the front edge of base of building at front elevation. One window is placed centrally at rear elevation, above second major course of masonry (counting four courses total, above front plinth/base level) and below architrave.

Item W: Set 3: Transverse Section, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Materials key is noted along right margin: granite, marble, slate, brick, concrete. Art glass window and bronze ventilating rosettes.

Notes/Markings: In original, at roof level is noted: “Lewis and Block may be used to move bodies.”

Condition: Lower edge wrinkled and warped with small tears. Embrittling along all edges. Discoloration on reverse along edges.

Style/Design Details: Roughly square, symmetrical design, with two catacombs at either side. Art glass window placed centrally. Exterior edge of masonry is stepped outward as it approaches the roofline, extending slightly over architrave below roofline.  Four catacombs in total.

Item X: Set 3: Longitudinal Section, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W. C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Cast bronze rosettes, bronze doors, granite, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: In pencil is noted: “3’ 0”” along masonry of rear elevation at foundation level.

Condition: Lower edge wrinkled and warped with small tears and folds. Embrittling along all edges. Slight white stains along left margin, as if from blueprint developing process.

Style/Design Details: Two catacombs tall; marble panels above. Columns at front entrance are 8’ tall, noted to be carved in one piece.

Item Y: Set 3: Plan for Foundation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “Lot No. 8016-8017, Section No. 70, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY”. “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau, superintendent.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in pencil is noted: “Goodnough 8016/7”; in another hand: “Goodnough Vault” and “6”. In red pencil: “2608”. In black ink: “Goodnough”.

Condition: Embrittling and discoloration along all edges. Reverse is smudged and discolored, particularly at lower portion. Small tears along edges, especially left edge and at center of lower edge. Three small holes along upper edge—has been detached from stapled packet.

Style/Design Details: Foundation is perfectly square at 12’ 10” each side. Three cavities denoted in plan—one central cavity larger in width at 3’ 1” and 7’ 8” long; side cavities are same length but 1’ 10 ½” wide.

Item Z: Set 3: General Plan, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner; original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished granite floor slab, top slate of catacomb, brick.

Notes/Markings: Corner piers at front elevation are indicated as separate masonry, in contradiction with earlier drawing set. (This set is thus more recent.) On reverse in pencil is noted: “Goodnough 8016”.

Condition: Embrittling at all edges, discoloration at edges on reverse. Small tears, wrinkling, and warping.

Style/Design Details: Two 8” square brick piers are indicated to extend from top slate surface of catacombs to ceiling. Laterally symmetric design, with exception of door, which latches at the right and swings open to the left. Door is full width of occupiable interior floorspace—no interior seat, etc., and relatively little room to stand—visiting is not privileged in the design over the permanent resting space.

Item AA: Set 4: Front Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau, superintendent. “J.R. Gould and W.D. Kenneth Associate Architects”.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: “Glass” is noted in upper panel of front door.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges; several small tears along lower edge. Two deep fold marks across drawing packet: one vertical; one horizontal.

Style/Design Details: Greek chapel style building of roughly square proportions (similar height as width), with shallow pitched roof. Entrance door is flanked by two Doric columns. Family name is inscribed or carved (specifications document calls for a raised carving) in architrave. Door is a wide single door with glass upper panel covered in bronze grillework. A single bronze pull is placed centrally below the window.

Item BB: Set 4: Rear Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner; original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental. Dimensions are the same as corrected dimensions of earlier drawings.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears particularly along right edge. Two deep folds across drawing packet—one vertical; one horizontal.

Style/Design Details: Base of building at rear elevation is roughly three feet below the front edge of base of building at front elevation. One window placed centrally at rear elevation, above second major course of masonry (counting four courses above front plinth/base level) and below architrave.

Item CC: Set 4: Side Elevation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: In second course of masonry above base, “¼”” is noted over the printed measurement of 9’ 5 ¼”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Left edge especially has small tears. Two deep creases—one vertical, one horizontal—which warp the drawing.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of rusticated ashlar masonry between base/plinth and architrave. Blocks of second and fourth courses span nearly the full length of building. Plinth is less than half the height of a single course of masonry, at 10” (at front elevation) whereas masonry is 2’ tall per course. Additional 2’ deep course of masonry below plinth level; lower grade level at rear of building.

Item DD: Set 4: Longitudinal Section, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Cast bronze rosettes, bronze doors, granite, marble, concrete.

Notes/Markings: In pencil several dimensions are corrected or added, including 8’ 8” as width of wall from ends of catacomb, etc.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Left edge has several small tears, with one larger near midpoint. Two deep creases—one vertical, one horizontal—across drawing. Slight white staining at lower left corner, as if from blueprint developing process.

Style/Design Details: Two catacombs tall, marble panels above. Columns at front entrance are 8’ tall, noted to be carved of one piece.

Item EE: Set 4: Plan for Foundation, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “Lot No. 8016-8017, Section No. 70, Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY”. “2608” noted in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau, superintendent.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in black pen is a list of monetary figures: “Lot 5000, Window 700, Door 445, Building 11600, Plans 100, Foundation 1000 = 18845 + 1155 (Extras moorings & reinterments & receiving vault & new caskets &c.) = $20,000”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Left edge has several small tears, and one larger tear near midpoint. Several small holes near the center of drawing. Reverse of drawing is discolored, especially lower half which is particularly browned.

Style/Design Details: Foundation is perfectly square at 12’ 10” per side. Three cavities denoted in plan—one central cavity larger in width at 3’ 1” and 7’ 8” long; side cavities are same length but 1’ 10 ½” wide.

Item FF: Set 4: General Plan, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Polished granite floor slab, top slate of catacomb, brick.

Notes/Markings: Corner piers at front elevation are indicated as separate masonry (in contradiction to earlier drawing set—thus this set is more recent).

Condition: Small vertical holes along top edge from brads—was detached from set. Embrittling along all edges, especially lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Two 8” square brick piers are indicated to extend from top slate surface of catacombs to ceiling. Laterally symmetric design, with exception of door, which latches at the right and swings open to the left. Door is full width of occupiable interior floor space—no interior seat, etc., and relatively little room to stand—in other words, visiting is not privileged in the design over permanent resting space.

Item GG: Set 4: Transverse Section, 1920 August 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: “2608” stamped in lower right corner. Original signed by W.C. Grassau.

Size: 18” x 26”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Materials key is included along right margin: granite, marble, slate, brick, concrete. Art glass window and bronze ventilating rosettes.

Notes/Markings: In original, at roof level, is noted: “Lewis and Black may be used to move bodies.”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Upper right and lower left corners are folded with small tears. Large 4” tear at center of top edge. 3” tear at lower edge repaired on reverse with archival tape.

Style/Design Details: Roughly square, symmetrical design, with two catacombs at either side; art glass window placed centrally. Exterior edge of masonry is stepped outward as it approaches roofline, extending slightly over architrave below roofline. Four catacombs in total.

Series 41: Delafield Mausoleum (Lots 25-28 and 3977-3980)Add to your cart.
Notes in this series state that the original mausoleum structure was designed and built in 1853, by Major Richard Delafield, of the United States Corps of Engineers. The Delafield series comprises designs created as additions and updates many decades after the original construction of the mausoleum. Included are drawings made in the mid-1930s by architect F. Delancey Robinson of 121 East 37th St, New York, and several items from as late as 1997; these more recent drawings show the vaults that were in use as of that date, and note the future capacity of the mausoleum. Researchers may find this series of interest as it documents the changes and continuing use of a very early mausoleum structure at Green-Wood Cemetery. Further notes on condition, dates, and details are to be found in the descriptions of individual items.
Folder 1: 23 Drawings and 3 PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front Elevation (2 Copies), 1933 February 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1'

Details: No title block. Supplemental to composite drawing. Noted as “Design D”.

Size: 12” x 17”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several notes made in black wax pencil at lower edge of drawing. “Note: See A Drawing for Names on Curved Walls and on Pylons.” On reverse in pencil is noted: “25/28”.

Condition: Several fold lines across document. Small holes in corners from binding. Some wrinkling near top edge.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical/Egyptian revival with some Baroque/gothic detailing. Four pylons in front elevation; two flanking entrance and two at ends of curved wall. Pylons at entrance are larger, with coat-of-arms on front face. Pylons are set atop neoclassical bases. Semi-circular, curved roofline with cavetto cornice, which also carries across curved walls to end pylons. Large Romanesque cross carved above arched doorway.

Item B: Composite: Elevation, Plan, Section ("Plan of the Parish and Delafield Vault of Greenwood Cemetery"), 1933Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Details: Noted near title block: “The block was built under the superintendence and engineering of Major Richd Delafield, United States Corps of Engineers during year 1853.” Title block states: “F. Delancey Robinson – Architect – 1933 Changes –New York City”.

Size: 26” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Several notes made in pencil on elevation drawing, regarding pylons and coat of arms. On reverse in pencil, “25/28” is noted in three places.

Condition: Missing section at center of top edge, repaired tape. Numerous tears along edges and along fold lines. Folds and tears at lower edge. Encapsulated in Mylar.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical with Baroque and Egyptian revival touches. Four pylons in front elevation—two flanking entrance, and one at either end of curved wall. Each pylon is stacked on a neoclassical base; entrance pylons are roughly twice the size of end pylons. Cavetto cornice on roofline, extending across curved wall, to corniceline of end pylons.

Item C: Transverse and Longitudinal Sections and 1/8” Scale Plan (2 Copies), 1935 December 19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’ in sections; 1/8” = 1’ in plan.

Details: “No. 4873 B” noted at lower right corner.

Size: 31” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, old white marble, brownstone, slate, bronze expansion bolts with rosettes, brick arch and stone wall.

Notes/Markings: At upper left is noted “Plan for new interior work/ F. Delancy Robinson/ Architect/ 121 East 37th St. New York”.

Condition: Deep fold line vertically at center. Several small tears along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Three vaults high; five vaults wide.

Item D: Interior Elevation of Vaults (5 copies), 1997 January 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Noted as ¾” scale—copies are not to scale.

Details: “Side-Hill Vault Lot No. 25-28 Sec 36”. Drawing notes future capacity of vault.

Size: Five copies total. Three copies are 8 ½” x 11”; one copy is 8 ½” x 14”; one copy is 11” x 17”.

Drawing Materials: Black and white photocopy on standard copier paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Style/Design Details: Cemetery engineer’s drawing to indicate future capacity of vault.

Item E: Interior Elevation of Front Vaults (hand-drawn original 1), 1997 January 24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: “Side-Hill Vault Lot No. 25-28 Sec. 36”. Drawing notes future capacities of vaults.

Size: 12” x 17”

Drawing Materials: Black ink on drafting vellum.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Style/Design Details: Cemetery engineer’s drawing to indicate future capacity of vault.

Item F: Interior Elevation of Front Vaults (hand-drawn original 2), 1930 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: No scale noted—approximately 1” = 1’

Details: “Side-Hill Vault Lot Nos. 25-28 Sec 36”.

Size: 12” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Black ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight wrinkling throughout. Fold lines across document.

Style/Design Details: Straightforward technical drawing indicating interred—total of four vaults as of this drawing.

Item G: Interior Elevation of Front Vaults (2 copies of 1930 original), 1930 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: No scale noted—approximately 1” = 1’

Details: “Side-Hill Vault Lot No. 25-28 Sec. 36”.

Size: 12” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight fold lines along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Straightforward technical drawing indicating interred—total of four vaults as of this drawing.

Item H: Interior Elevation of Front Vaults (copy 3 of 1930 original), 1930 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: No scale noted—approximately 1” = 1’

Details: “Side-Hill Vault Lot No. 25-28 Sec. 36”. Drawing notes future capacities of vaults.

Size: 12” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: On reverse in brown pencil is noted “25/28”.

Condition: Left edge slightly wrinkled and discolored. Small tear at lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Straightforward technical drawing indicating interred—total of four vaults as of this drawing.

Item I: Plan (1930 original), 1930 October 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’            

Details: Shows an aerial view of the mausoleum and its surrounding plot.

Size:                                          

Drawing Material: Black ink on drafting vellum.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: The title block specifies that this drawing is for “Lot Nos. 25-6-7-8 & 3977-78-79-80 Section 36”. A compass is included in the lower right of the plan. “Drawn by J.L.M.” On the reverse, noted in red pencil, is “25/28 & 3977/80”.

Condition: Good.

Item J: Plan (copy of 1930 original), 1930 October 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1'

Details: Shows an aerial view of the mausoleum and its surrounding plot.

Size:

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: The title block specifies that this drawing is for “Lot Nos. 25-6-7-8 & 3977-78-79-80 Section 36”. A compass is included in the lower right of the plan. “Drawn by J.L.M.”

Condition: Good.

Item K: Plan (similar to Items I and J), 1930 October 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Shows an aerial view of the mausoleum and its surrounding plot.

Size:

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: The title block specifies that this drawing is for “Lot Nos. 25-6-7-8 & 3977-78-79-80 Section 36”. No compass is included in the plan. “Drawn by J.L.M.”

Condition: Good.

Item L: “Map Showing Space and Elevations Around Parish Vault”, 1931 April 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Details: Similar to Items I, J, and K, this plan shows the mausoleum and its circular plot, but this drawing also shows the surrounding lots (12238-41, 3529, and 10744) as well as the neighboring roads (Acacia Path and Ravine Path). Letters A-Q denote specific elevations of the Parish vault and surrounding plots, and a legend in the upper right corner provides the elevations for the corresponding letters.

Size:

Drawing Material: Black ink on drafting paper; penciled notations added later.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “Drawn by J.L.M.” Penciled notes added later. On the reverse is written “25/28 3977/80” in pencil.

Condition: Good. Slight crease marks throughout.

Item M: Interior Elevation of Underground Vault (1930 Original), 1930 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Not stated.

Details: “Underground Vault Lot Nos. 3977-3980 Sec. 36.” Names and death dates are provided for 30 crypts.

Size:                                          

Drawing Material: Black ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “Drawn by J.L.M.”

Condition: Good. Slight creases in the lower corners.

Item N: Interior Elevation of Underground Vault (3 copies of 1930 original), 1930 October 31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Not stated.

Details: “Underground Vault Lot Nos. 3977-3980 Sec. 36.” Names and death dates are provided for 30 crypts.

Size:

Drawing Material: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “Drawn by J.L.M.”

Condition: Good. Two copies have tears along the bottom where the fold crease is. One copy is stained on the back and contains a pencil drawing. Another copy also has a pencil drawing on the back – a detailed plan – as well as a drawing in blue pen showing 11 crypts.

Item O: Three PhotographsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: The first photograph shows the front of the mausoleum; the second photograph shows the right side of the mausoleum; and the third photograph shows the right side and part of the front.

Notes/Markings: Each photograph is marked with a red marker. The backs of the first two photographs have the following notes written in black ink: "25/28 3977/80 Sec 36 Parish/Delafield." The back of the third photograph has a similar note: "27-30 3977-80 Sec 36 Parish/Delafied."

Condition: Good.

Series 42: Havemeyer Vault Addition (Lots 8174-8183)Add to your cart.
This series contains design plans for an addition to a preexisting vault at Green-Wood Cemetery, owned by the Havemeyer family and located on lots 8174 to approximately 8183. (The family ultimately came to own lots 8174 to 8193.) The designs for the addition were created by John Feitner, a Brooklyn architectural designer who was local to the cemetery. This subterranean addition to the structure includes a Gustavino arch and a central glass skylight on some of the designs. There is variation in the dimensions and number of chambers in different copies of the designs, indicating that one set was created earlier and then revised. However, because the series is undated, it is difficult to tell the order in which the drawings were created. (The series as a whole most likely dates to the mid- to late 1920s, based on Feitner’s other work.) Further descriptions of each drawing may be found under the individual item listings.
Folder 1: 5 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Transverse Section 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Lots 8174 etc. Sec 24”.

Size: 23” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, marble, Gustavino arch, slate.

Notes/Markings: Noted in pencil on reverse: “8174 Etc.”

Condition: Wrinkling along left edge; discoloration on right edge on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Three chambers high; two sets of chambers facing, with 7’ 2” space between. “Gustavino Arch” noted at roofline. Subterranean.

Item B: Transverse Section 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Possibly precedes other addition drawings—fewer details in text.

Size: 25” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, slate, glass, Gustavino tile on barrel arch.

Notes/Markings: Noted in pencil on reverse: “8174 Etc.”

Condition: Wrinkling and paper clip impressions along left edge. Discoloration on reverse. Slight tears along edges.

Style/Design Details: Differs from alternate transverse section in being four chambers high, rather than three high. Glass skylight is place above centerline of space between left and right burial chambers; skylight is perfectly central in both plan and section.

Item C: Longitudinal Section 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Possibly precedes other addition drawings—fewer details on drawing.

Size: 25” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, Gustavino tile on barrel arch, glass.

Notes/Markings: Nothing supplemental.

Condition: Wrinkling and paper clip impressions along left edge.

Style/Design Details: Differs from alternate longitudinal section in being five chambers wide, rather than three. Total height is 11’ 2” rather than 9’ 7” in the alternate drawing. A glass skylight extends to grade from centerline of addition. (No skylight in alternate addition drawing.)

Item D: Longitudinal Section 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Lots 8174 etc. Sec 24”.

Size: 20” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, earth fill.

Notes/Markings: Nothing supplemental.

Condition: Wrinkling along left edge; small tears along upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Additional section of vault added—total height of addition 9’ 7”; total width 9’ 6”. Three chambers wide; three chambers high. Demi-circular vaulted roof. Subterranean space.

Item E: Half Plan 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Possibly precedes other addition drawings—fewer details on drawing.

Size: 25” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, marble.

Notes/Markings: Nothing supplemental.

Condition: Wrinkling and paper clip impressions along left edge. Slight tears along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Differs from alternate half plan in being five chambers wide, rather than three.

Item F: Half Plan 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Lots 8174 etc. Sec 24”.

Size: 20” x 16”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, granite, concrete.

Notes/Markings: Nothing supplemental.

Conditon: Wrinkling along left edge. Small tears along top edge.

Style/Design Details: Three chambers laid lengthwise; slate walls between.

Series 43: Cutting Mausoleum (Lots 6612-6614)Add to your cart.
The Cutting Mausoleum was designed between 1910 and 1912 by the Harrison Granite Company of 44 East 23rd Street, New York, NY.  A second address, 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City, is found on several of the blueprints and on the reverse of the specifications document. The drawings in this series represent original plans for the mausoleum, as well as revisions and additions to the design created in 1910. Included are a variety of elevations, cross sections, ground plans, and detail drawings of the mausoleum, as well as a specifications document and correspondence related to the construction of the mausoleum and the wishes of James D.W. Cutting, a descendant of the original owner. Further notes on each individual drawing—including its condition, scale, size, marginal notes, and design features—may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 6 Drawings, 2 DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front Elevation, 1910 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Noted as “# 2495” at lower edge of title block. Was contained in bound packet of five drawings.

Size: 26” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Brownstone piece set into granite (carved date).

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 5/3/10 by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent”. In original, reproduced in blueprint: “Approved plan 4/14/10 – Harrison Granite Co. [Illegible] JDWC”. Noted at midpoint of drawing: “16 flutes on each column”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Small tears and folds along edges. Deep wrinkle along left edge with small tears extending from wrinkle. Staple holes along left edge, with small holes from earlier binding. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical design with four Doric columns spaced across broad entry portico. Columns extend straight to floor with no base. Slightly atticurge doorframe with bronze grille double doors. “Cutting” is carved into stone above door, which is drawn as continuous with stonework of elevation wall, rather than a separate lintel or frieze. Stonework of roof is drawn as one continuous block  the full width of building, roughly 19’ wide.

Item B: Side Elevation, 1910 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Noted as “# 2495” at lower right edge of title block. Was in bound packet.

Size: 26” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 5/3/10 by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent”. In original and reproduced in blueprint: “Buttress added April 25 10. See change in joint in E course.”

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Small tears along edges, and extending from fold near left edge. Staple holes at left edge. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Cornice extends toward front as well as sides. Set deeply into elevation of hillside.

Item C: Cross Section, 1910 April 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Noted as “# 2495” at lower edge of title block. Was in bound packet.

Size: 26” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, slate covers, brick, concrete, bronze rod, bronze rosettes.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 5/3/10 by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent”. In original, reproduced in blueprint, along right edge of building: “Concrete instead of brick—changed 4/25/10”. Noted along left edge of building: “NO BRICK HERE”. In roofline, noted in pencil: “7 ½”” and "11" ".

Condition: Embrittled. Staple holes at left edge. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Cross section indicates 24 catacombs—four chambers high by six chambers wide.

Item D: Longitudinal Section, 1910 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Noted as “# 2495” at lower edge of title block. Was in bound packet.

Size: 26” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble floor, slate, brick, brownstone, reinforced concrete.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 5/3/10 by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent”. Noted in pencil within roofline are adjusted measurements or reinforcements.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along all edges. Staple holes from binding. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Entrance space is same depth as catacomb chambers—large interior space for visitors, etc. Entrance door is relatively low compared to ceiling height—7’ to 9’ 6” interior ceiling. Interior wall surface comprises three large stone facing panels.

Item E: Ground Plan, 1910 April 2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1'

Details: Noted as “# 2495” at lower edge of title block. Was contained in bound packet of five drawings.

Size: 26” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, brick, marble wainscoting, marble floor.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 5/3/10 by W.C. Grassau, Superintendent”. Noted on reverse in pencil: “Cutting (Apr 1 1910) 6612/4”. Drawn in pencil are dimensions of foundation plan.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Small tears along all edges. Large tear extends from upper left corner toward center, roughly 6” in length. Small holes along left edges from binding. Reverse is discolored/browned. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Symmetrical plan. Six chambers wide. Buttress on each side of front elevation, extending forward from entry portico.

Item F: Specifications Document, 1910 April 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: Typewritten legal document, 6 pages in length. Bound at top edge with two brass brads.

Size: 8 ¼” x 13”

Drawing Materials: Bond paper, typewritten in black ink, with additional notes in black ink.

Materials Noted: Bronze, glass, concrete, Portland cement, brick, Barre Vermont granite, veined white or pink Tennessee marble, brass or copper wire, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, bronze doors, bars, grilles, ornaments.

Notes/Markings: On last page is one additional specifications section, handwritten in black ink. On reverse of last page is handwritten in black ink: “Copy for Green-Wood Cemetery/ Cutting Vault/ From/ Harrison Granite Co./ 200 5th Ave.,/ N.Y. City”. Sketched in pencil on reverse are two angles of stone edges, one 3” angle and one 6” angle.

Condition: Relatively good.

Item G: Correspondence, 1910 April 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Details: On letterhead of Harrison Granite Company, typed in indigo ink. Stapled to specifications document. Contents refers to letter from James D.W. Cutting about “improvement of his vault in your cemetery”.

Size: 8 ½” x 11”

Drawing Materials: Bond paper, Harrison Granite Co. letterhead.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: A cursive “E” is written atop typed signature of Harrison Granite Company. Stamped on reverse in blue ink: “Received/ The Green-Wood Cemetery/ April 16 1910 826 AM Brooklyn New York”.

Condition: Several deep fold lines—one horizontal line at the center, two horizontal lines above and below central fold line. Wrinkling along left edge. Fold lines discolored on reverse.

Item H: "One Half Section Thru Front Vestibule" and "Section Thru Side Catacombs", 1912 April 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Details: Noted as “Revised Drawings”; “3182 C” also noted near title block. Was previously bound with staples at left edge to elevation drawings of the Cutting Mausoleum.

Size: 20” x 36”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Reinforced concrete, plate glass, expanded metal, old brick wall, cinder concrete, Clinton wine cloth (noted then crossed out), marble tile floor.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed by W.C. Grassau – 6/14/12. Signed in red pencil, stamped in blue. On original, reproduced in lighter tone in blueprint, are floor and drainage details, likely added after original drawing. Noted on reverse in pencil: “6615/17”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Numerous tears along lower edge, repaired on reverse with tape. Large tear at midpoint of right edge, approximately 8” long, repaired on reverse with tape. Encapsulated in mylar.

Style/Design Details: Simple, unadorned design. Plate glass in skylight shaft. Bronze grille gate.

Series 44: Van Rensselaer Mausoleum (Lots 7001-7010)Add to your cart.
Included in this series is 4 drawings: one original drawing for the design of the Van Rensselaer Mausoleum, on drafting linen, and a blueprint reproduction of the same, and two drawings on paper. The pieces are undated, and are not marked by the architect responsible for their creation. It is possible that the items in this series were drawn by the engineer employed by the cemetery, since the handwriting within the drawings bears a strong resemblance to the administrative markings found on the reverse of many blueprints in other series. The drawing and its reproduction shows a composite of one lot plan and two section designs, and may have been drawn up later to revise vault plans, or to determine how much of the structure was in use. Notes on individual items may be found under each separate drawing listing.
Folder 1: 4 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Composite: Longitudinal Section, Lot Plan, and Cross Section of Vault (blueprint)Add to your cart.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 17” x 23”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Appears to be drawn by the cemetery engineer—same hand as the names/notes found on reverse of numerous drawings. Noted on reverse in black ink: “Lots 7001 &c. VanKensselaer”. Noted in pencil: “7001/10”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout. Small tears at upper and lower edges. Reverse is darkened and discolored. Wrinkling particularly along upper edge. Left has staple holes from being bound to original drawing.

Style/Design Details: Cross section of vault indicates five vaults wide by six vaults high—only five vault fronts are inscribed with the name of interred. Plan and section indicate large underground vault set into hillside with smaller ground-level monuments at surface.

Item B: Composite: Longitudinal Section, Lot Plan, and Cross Section of Vault (original)Add to your cart.

Scale: 1/8” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 17” x 23”

Drawing Materials: Black ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Smudged and discolored along right edge. Lower edge discolored. Left edge wrinkled and warped. Two staples marks along left edge where drawing was bound to blueprint copy.

Style/Design Details: Cross section of vault indicates five vaults wide by six vaults high—only five vault fronts are inscribed with the name of interred. Plan and section indicate large underground vault set into hillside with smaller ground-level monuments at surface.

Item C: Lot Plan (1)Add to your cart.

Details: This plan shows an aerial view of the mausoleum within its surrounding lot. The lot is in the shape of an oval and borders Alpine Path, Andean Path, and Summit Avenue. The gate to the lot is on Alpine Path.  A small diagram above the lot plan shows the structure above the ground line.

Drawing Material: Black ink on paper.

Notes/Markings: “7001/10” written in pencil in the lower left corner.

Condition: Extremely brittle with tears along the right edge and portions missing from the bottom edge. The plan is in two pieces, torn down the middle where it had been creased.

Item D: Lot Plan (2)Add to your cart.

Details: Similar to Item C in this series, this plan shows an aerial view of the mausoleum within its surrounding lot. Measurements are provided to show the distance from the front and back of the mausoleum to the lot line, and the monuments atop and next to the vault are given more detail. A diagram to the right of the lot plan shows the cross section of the vault with 4 catacombs inscribed with names and birthdates/dates of death. A drawing below the lot plan shows the vault and monument foundations below the ground line.

Drawing Material: Black ink on paper.

Notes/Markings: “7001/10” written in pencil in the lower left corner.

Condition: Discolored and extremely brittle with portions missing from the bottom and left edges. The plan is in two pieces, torn down the middle where it had been creased

Series 45: Dunne Mausoleum (Lots 9063-9068)Add to your cart.
This series contains blueprint designs for the mausoleum of Desmond Dunne. They were created in 1911 by the Harrison Granite Company of 200 Fifth Ave NYC. The traditional neoclassical, Greek chapel style design is typical of the period. Researchers will find a full set of drawings for all exterior elevations, interior cross-sections, and ground plans associated with the mausoleum, as well as a specifications contract that gives further detailed information about the construction. Specifics on each item may be found in the listings below.
Folder 1: 6 Drawings and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Item A: Front Elevation, 1911 January 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1'

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 25” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in black ink: “Dunne”. Stamping in blue ink near lower right.

Condition: Embrittled. Numerous small tears along edges, especially lower edge and upper edge on right side. Small holes along right side from binding.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical, Greek chapel style design. Four columns at front façade. Family name inscribed in header of door frame. Unadorned architrave and tympanum. Tuscan columns without ribbing at front façade.

Item B: “Transverse Section – ½ Section at Front, ½ Section Thro Catacombs”, 1911 January 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 25” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Stained glass window.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink near lower right corner; not signed. Noted on reverse in pencil: “Dunne”, “9063 etc”.

Condition: Embrittled. Numerous tears along edges, ranging from one to twelve inches long. One eight inch tear at lower edge toward center, through main portion of drawing.

Style/Design Details: Altar below stained glass window at center of back wall. Two fluted Ionic columns rise from level of altar surface, surmounted by peaked window header with cross and floral details in frieze. Five catacombs tall on either side.

Item C: Side Elevation, 1911 January 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 25” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink near lower right.

Condition: Embrittled. Numerous tears along right edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of heavy rusticated masonry between plinth and top of columns. One additional course at architrave height. Windowless side elevation.

Item D: General Plan, 1911 January 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 25” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite floor, bronze doors, slate, bronze threshold, bronze grille, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink near lower right.

Condition: Embrittled. Numerous tears along all edges. Holes from staples at upper edge; was in bound packet of four drawings. Some wrinkling and warping of the drawing.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical design, Greek chapel style plan. Entry portico is fronted by a line of four Tuscan columns. Broad and deep visitor space within the mausoleum—8’ x 14’ 6”, with additional 7’ x 7’ space between catacombs, in front of altar—in total approximately 165 square feet of visitor space, an atypically large amount.

Item E: Foundation Plan, 1911 January 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Details: Composite—includes foundation plan, but also ½ front elevation, ½ cross section, longitudinal section, and axonometric.

Size: 25” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in lower right in blue ink. Pencil sketches of full plot on reverse, with survey details included. “Dunne” noted in black ink on reverse. “16 strips” also noted in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Wrinkled and embrittled throughout. Discolored on reverse. Small tears along all edges. Holes along right edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric.

Item F: Rear Elevation, 1911 January 5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 26” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink near lower right. Original signed by Desmond Dunne, reproduced in blueprint.

Condition: Embrittled and weakened. Lower edge particularly damaged, with two eight inch tears severely weakening drawing. Smaller tears along all edges.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of heavy rusticated masonry between base and roof level. One rear window placed centrally between first and third courses of masonry, with thick window head.

Item G: Longitudinal Section, 1911 January 3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted in lower right corner: “Est 2758”.

Size: 26” x 34”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble.

Notes/Markings: Stamped at center of lower edge, but not signed. Original signed by Desmond Dunne and Harrison Granite Co, reproduced in blueprint. “Dunne” noted in black ink on reverse.

Condition: Embrittled. Lower edge torn, folded, and weakened. Smaller tears along all edges. Small holes along right edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs five high. Full ceiling height is nearly twice the height of entrance doorway. Front columns massive and proportionally short.

Item H: Specifications Document, circa 1911Add to your cart.

Details: Nine-page signed contract document.

Size: 8” x 13”

Drawing Materials: Typewritten document on pure linen bond paper.

Materials Noted: Brick, Atlas cement mortar, light barre Vermont granite, Meyers Pruzzolan cement, white Italian Caviara marble, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, bronze doors, bronze grilles and handles, bronze hangers and window frame, art glass window.

Notes/Markings: Signed:  “WH Harrison Pres” (of the Harrison Granite Company), and “Desmond Dunne”. Noted: “In presence of M. Winter.”

Condition: Some discoloration and wear along edges and on reverse of final page, as well as first page. Upper edge bound with two metal grommets, through which brass brads are fastened.

Series 46: Sands Mausoleum (Lot 10402)Add to your cart.
This series consists of a single composite drawing of designs for the Sands family vault. There are two copies of the same drawing, in different sizes. The architect is not listed on the designs, as is typical of some of the earlier series in this record group, particularly those that contain only one composite drawing of designs. For further information see the individual item listing below.
Folder 1: 2 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Composite: Plan, Longitudinal Section, Cross Sections, Partial PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: April 14, 1910

Details: Was stapled to second drawing originally.

Size: 26” x 12”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Brick, concrete, slate.

Notes/Markings: Originals are signed and dated at lower right corner. Noted on reverse in black ink: “Sands”. In pencil: “10402”.

Condition: Embrittled throughout, small tears along all edges. Small holes along upper and right edges from previous binding.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs stacked three high on either side of stairs. Arched ceiling.

Item B: Interior of VaultAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: April 14, 1910

Details: Originally included as supplement to composite drawing.

Size: 9” x 12”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Originals are signed and dated at lower right corner.

Condition: Embrittled throughout, small tears along all edges. Small holes from binding.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs stacked three high on either side of stairs. Arched ceiling.

Series 47: Hapgood Mausoleum (Lot 10233)Add to your cart.
Designs for the Hapgood Mausoleum were created in 1918 by W.W. Leland Co. Inc., located at 569 Fifth Avenue, New York City. A prominent architectural firm at the time, the company later merged with the Presbrey-Coykendall firm to create the well-known Presbrey-Leland monument company. Included in the series are three drawings, one of which has two copies. Each drawing shows multiple views of the mausoleum, which is diminutive in scale and designed to hold cinerary urns. Notes on individual drawings may be found at the item level.
Folder 1: 4 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front Elevation 1, 1918 June 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Composite drawing of front elevation, plan, and side elevation. Originally in packet of drawings.

Size: 18” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped on reverse in blue ink: “Received the Green-Wood Cemetery June 13 9 43 AM – 18 Brooklyn New York.”

Condition: Three deep creases in each direction, horizontally and vertically.

Style/Design Details: Very diminutively scaled monument—6’ deep, close to 8’ tall. Front façade has a deco appearance.

Item B: Front Elevation 2, 1918 April 15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Composite drawing of front elevation, plan, and side elevation.

Size: 18” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right corner: “Approved 4/15/18 1918 By WCG Superintendent”. In pencil on reverse: “10233”.

Condition: Holes at upper edge from staples. Embrittling throughout. Small tears along left edge. Wrinkled/warped throughout. Smudges/fingerprints on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Very diminutively scaled monument—6’ deep, close to 8’ tall. Front façade has a deco appearance.

Item C: Composite 1: Plan, Front and Side Elevations, Longitudinal and Transverse Sections, 1918 February 4Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Five separate drawings and title block. “Design #3764”, “Order #8861”.

Size: 22” x 28”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, concrete, marble, glass, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right corner: “Approved Feb 4 1918 By WC Grassau Superintendent”. Additional stamp at lower right (an atypical stamp in sans-serif font): “If satisfactory please sign approved ___”, though there is no signature. On reverse, in black ink: “Hapgood”. In pencil: “10233”.

Condition: Three deep vertical folds; one deep horizontal fold with several less pronounced horizontal folds. Wear along fold lines with small tears extending from fold lines. Holes along right edge from staples.

Style/Design Details: Diminutive monument for cinerary urns. Massive walls in proportion to interior space (1’ thick, roughly 9 square foot floor area). Front façade angular and simple, slightly moderne style.

Item D: Composite 2: Plan, Front and Side Elevations, Longitudinal and Transverse Sections, 1918 June 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Five separate views, plus detail of name inscription.

Size: 22” x 28”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, bronze, concrete, glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed at lower right corner: “Approved 4/15 1918 By WCG Superintendent”.

Condition: Embrittled and wrinkled, edges very damaged. Discolored on reverse. Numerous tears along edges.

Style/Design Details: Diminutive monument for cinerary urns. Massive walls in proportion to interior space (1’ thick, roughly 9 square foot area). Front façade simple and angular, slightly moderne style.

Series 48: Stevenson Mausoleum (Lot 10289)Add to your cart.
The Stevenson Mausoleum designs were produced by the company Hoffman & Prochazka, Designers, Sculptors, and Builders. The design firm was located at 15 East 12th Street, New York, NY. The drawings are undated, but appear to be created post-1900. Information on lot number is also missing. Drawings show a full set of elevation drawings, sectional drawings, and ground plans. More specific information on each drawing may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 7 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 20” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears and folds along edges. Small holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical style design with Richardsonian Romanesque stonework—heavy rusticated stones. Two half-height columns flank doorway. Family name inscribed in lintel. Rusticated roof block of one continuous piece. (All stone blocks are numbered in order of placement during construction.)

Item B: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 20” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink.

Condition: Somewhat embrittled. Small holes along left edge from binding. Smudges and fingerprints on reverse. Upper edge discolored on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Neoclassical geometry and proportion with Richardonian Romanesque stonework—heavy rusticated masonry throughout. One window placed centrally, spanning the height of third and fourth courses of masonry. Rusticated roof block is one continuous piece. (All stone blocks are numbered in order of placement during construction).

Item C: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 28” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink.

Condition: Embrittled. Two deep folds near left edge, with tearing along fold line. Small tears along edges. One larger tear at center of top edge, repaired on reverse with scrap blueprint paper.

Style/Design Details: Heavy rusticated stonework. Solid stone wall with no fenestration.

Item D: Cross Section Showing Door OpeningAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 28” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink. Vents indicated in roof blocks via pencil notations on drawing.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along edges. Small holes along left edge from binding. Discoloration on top edge, especially on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric. 1’ thick exterior walls.

Item E: Cross Section Showing Window OpeningAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 28” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along edges. Small holes along left edge from binding. Small piece missing along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetrical. 1’ thick walls.

Item F: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”. Hand lettered title block in lower right corner.

Size: 28” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped but not signed in lower right corner, in blue ink.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along edges, particularly along lower right edge and upper edge. Uneven blueprinting process has resulted in splotchy print, with darker blue patches throughout. Three inch tear at center of right edge.

Style/Design Details: Two catacombs end on end on each side of building—two long and three high per side.

Item G: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 205”.

Size: 28” x 19.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Hollow terracotta furring, brick wall.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in black ink: “Stevenson”.

Condition: Very poor. Embrittled, wrinkled, and torn. Small holes along left edge from binding. Drawing is torn in two pieces. Several pieces along right edge torn and missing. Large holes and wrinkling.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetrical. Two catacombs end to end on each side.

Series 49: Bahrenburg Mausoluem (Lot 13277)Add to your cart.
The John H. Bahrenburg Mausoleum was designed by the Brooklyn architect John Feitner. The series is undated; it was most likely created circa 1920s, based on the other work by Feitner in the Architectural Drawings and Blueprints collection. Included are designs for all views of the interior and exterior of the mausoleum, as well as foundation and ground plans. Most drawings include three copies, and are in relatively good condition. The series contains one foundation plan that has been heavily marked and used, most likely the working copy of the plan during construction. Researchers may potentially take interest in the small variations and changes made to later copies of the designs. In the item level descriptions, specific information on the condition, markings, size, scale, and style details may be found.
Folder 1: 24 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Grade line indicated differs from later drawings.

Size: 15” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Fold lines at center vertically and three horizontal. Holes at upper edge from staples.

Style/Design Details: Two Tuscan columns at entry portico, with two Tuscan angle pilasters at corners. Family name, “Bahrenburg”, inscribed in architrave. Unadorned tympanum, pitched roof. Neoclassical design; Greek chapel style monument.

Item B: Front Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Differs from other front elevation in inclusion of full name and entry steps.

Size: 18” x 15”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Very slight wrinkling and warping. Slightly darkened edges.

Style/Design Details: Two Tuscan columns at entry portico, with two Tuscan angle pilasters at corners. Full personal name—“John H. Bahrenburg”—inscribed in architrave. Unadorned tympanum; pitched roof. Neoclassical design; Greek chapel style monument. Four steps leading to plinth level.

Item C: Front Elevation (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Same as copy 2.

Size: 18” x 15”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Bronze doors.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Embrittling at upper edge. Slight warping across horizontal centerline crease.

Style/Design Details: Two Tuscan columns at entry portico, with two Tuscan angle pilasters at corners. Full personal name—“John H. Bahrenburg”—inscribed in architrave. Unadorned tympanum; pitched roof. Neoclassical design; Greek chapel style monument. Four steps leading to plinth level.

Item D: Longitudinal Section (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15.5” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, bronze.

Notes/Markings: Several pencil marks, dimension lines, etc. in foundation/plinth level.

Condition: Fold line at center line vertically; three horizontal fold lines. Relatively good condition. Holes at upper edge from staples.

Style/Design Details: Almost equal in height and depth of interior space. Two catacombs stacked widthwise. One window indicated at roughly 5’ sill height. Tuscan column at entry portico. Pitched roof.

Item E: Longitudinal Section (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 14.5” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, concrete, bronze, granite, slate.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight warping at vertical center line crease.

Style/Design Details: Almost equal in height and depth of interior space. Two catacombs stacked widthwise. One window indicated at roughly 5’ sill height. Tuscan column at entry portico.

Item F: Longitudinal Section (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 18” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, concrete, granite, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Slight warping at vertical center line crease.

Style/Design Details: Almost equal in height and depth of interior space. Two catacombs stacked widthwise. One window indicated at roughly 5’ sill height. Tuscan column at entry portico.

Item G: Transverse Section (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: In pencil on reverse, additional notation of dimensions: “7’8 + 1’1 = 8’9”.

Condition: Relatively good. Smudges/fingerprints on reverse. Small holes at upper edge from staples.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Pitched roof; windows at either side. Two catacombs stacked widthwise at far interior. Bronze rosette handles on catacombs.

Item H: Transverse Section (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: On reverse  in pencil: “13277”, “May 28 (Chacbre Lacomed 4388)”

Condition: Relatively good. Some discoloration on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Pitched roof; windows at either side. Two catacombs stacked widthwise at far interior. Bronze rosette handles on catacombs.

Item I: Transverse Section (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at center line along horizontal crease.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Pitched roof; windows at either side. Two catacombs stacked widthwise at far interior. Bronze rosette handles on catacombs.

Item J: Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, stained glass window.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Folded in eighths—3 lines vertically; one horizontal. Holes along upper edge from staples.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric. Greek chapel style design. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Two stained glass windows at either side of visiting space.

Item K: Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 18” x 15.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze grille, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at crease along horizontal center line.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric. Greek chapel style design. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Two stained glass windows at either side of visiting space.

Item L: Plan (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 18” x 15.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate, bronze grille, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at crease along horizontal center line.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric. Greek chapel style design. Two Tuscan columns flanking entrance. Two stained glass windows at either side of visiting space.

Item M: Side Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15.5” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Pencil marks at lower left corner of base/plinth level.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight wrinkling throughout. Small holes along right side.

Style/Design Details: One small window place centrally at side elevation. Three courses of masonry in wall. Tuscan column at entrance.

Item N: Side Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 14” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good.

Style/Design Details: One small window place centrally at side elevation. Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry comprising elevation. Tuscan column at entrance. Four steps leading up to base/plinth level.

Item O: Side Elevation (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 14.5” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at center vertical line.

Style/Design Details: One small window place centrally at side elevation. Three courses of rusticated ashlar masonry comprising elevation. Tuscan column at entrance.

Item P: Rear Elevation (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15.5” x 13.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight wrinkling throughout. Small holes from staples.

Style/Design Details: Grade level extends more than halfway up rear elevation. Windowless rear elevation.

Item Q: Rear Elevation (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 18” x 15.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight wrinkling throughout.

Style/Design Details: Grade level extends more than halfway up rear elevation. Windowless rear elevation.

Item R: Rear Elevation (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 18” x 15.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at center crease horizontally.

Style/Design Details: Grade level extends more than halfway up rear elevation. Windowless rear elevation.

Item S: Lot Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 13277 Sec 90 Green-Wood Cemetery”

Size: 18” x 15”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “13,277” noted in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Relatively good. Small tears at lower edge. Small holes from staples.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric building on trapezoidal lot.

Item T: Lot Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “No. 13277 Sec 90 Green-Wood Cemetery”

Size: 18” x 15”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: “13,277” noted in pencil on reverse.

Condition: Relatively good. Some discoloration on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric building on trapezoidal lot.

Item U: Foundation Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Pencil lines throughout foundation level of drawings, possibly indicating rebar in foundation. On reverse noted: “13277”.

Condition: Relatively good. Small holes from staples at upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric plan on trapezoidal lot.

Item V: Foundation Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: None supplemental.

Size: 15” x 18”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Slight warping at center horizontal line.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design.

Item W: Foundation Plan (copy 3)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Appears to be the drawing used in construction process. (Fold patterns, wear, etc.)

Size: 18.5” x 18.5”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Numerous revisions and additions made in pencil on drawing. On reverse in blue pencil and graphite is noted in three places: “13277”. Sketches, measurements, and calculations are also on reverse.

Condition: Embrittled and weakened. Deep crease up center line, with discoloration and weakening along this fold. Numerous perpendicular folds—appears to have been folded into twelfths. Wrinkling and warping due to handling and heavy use.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design.

Item X: Plan of LotAdd to your cart.

Scale: 3/8” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Sketch of lot.

Size: 10” x 15”

Drawing Materials: Pencil on tracing paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Wrinkling throughout, with slight tears at edges. Small holes from staples.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design. Extended entrance plinth at front.

Series 50: Barclay Mausoleum (Lots 21250-21253)Add to your cart.
The Barclay Mausoleum series is composed of a single foundation plan drawing, created by an unknown architect in 1896. Though the piece was likely originally accompanied by a number of other architectural drawings, this is the only remaining design. The mausoleum was intended for construction on lots 21250-21253. The researcher may access the item listing for information on the item’s scale, material, condition, markings and miscellaneous text, etc.
Folder 1: Foundation Plan DrawingAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item AAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1 inch scale

Date: June 18 1896

Details: “Order #927”, “Lot # 21250-21253”

Size: 17” x 20”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in pencil: “21250/3”

Condition: Fold lines roughly in thirds horizontally and fourths vertically—weakened along all fold lines. Upper right corner missing, clean tear along fold line. Torn across lower horizontal fold line, repaired on reverse with non-archival tape. Tear at lower left corner, nearly removed, with missing corner piece. Wrinkling, discoloration, and embrittlement throughout. Dirt and discoloration on reverse, particularly on rectangular segments that may have been on the outside of the drawing when folded.

Style / Design Details: Laterally symmetrical plan with elongated entrance plan. Main space is rectangular in plan with each corner turned 45 degrees to create and extended corner with rectangular blocking.

Series 51: Ludlum Mausoleum (Lot 8948-8949)Add to your cart.
The Ludlum mausoleum drawings bear the insignia of architectural firm Stone, Gould, & Co, Designers and Builders. The company was located at 229 Broadway, NY.  Drawings for the mausoleum were created in 1908. Designs were signed by Emma R. Ludlum on August 29 of that year, and were approved by the cemetery on November 9. The structure displays Romanesque design elements, and has a relatively flat roof. The series includes a specifications document, detailing construction plans for the mausoleum. Further information on scale, marginalia, materials, and design elements may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 12 Drawings and Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and signed on November 9, 1908; original stamped and signed August 29, 1908 by Emma R. Ludlum.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: November 9, 1908 date is written in pencil at lower right.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along lower edge. Small holes along upper edge. Was bound with brass brads at upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Romanesque design elements, with heavy, rusticated stone base and arched entrance. Paired columns with Corinthian capitals at either side of entrance. Paired Doric columns at corners. Shell and filigree carving in peaked roof slab. Family name is carved in frieze. Corners extend at 45 degree angles, with small projecting roofs over paired columns.

Item B: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Four typewritten pages, marked “Mausoleum for Mrs. Emma R. Ludlum”.

Size: 8 ½” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Typewritten on bond paper, bound in paper folder with brass brads.

Materials Noted: Granite, rubble stone masonry, LaFarge cement, marble, bronze, Pennsylvania ribbon slate, stained glass.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed by W.C. Grassau on pages one and two.

Condition: One deep horizontal fold line, two additional horizontal fold lines that are less pronounced. Discoloration along fold lines on reverse.

Item C: Lot PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: August 29, 1908

Details: “Plan of Ludlum Plot, Showing Location of Mausoluem”

Size: 17” x 23”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped and signed: “Approved 29th Aug 1908 by Emma R. Ludlum”. At lower left in pencil is noted: “Vault to face on path”.

Condition: 4” tear near top edge. Deep horizontal fold line at center; 7 vertical fold lines. Small holes along horizontal fold line. Discoloration on reverse, especially in upper right quarter, with particular darkening along folds.

Item D: Foundation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: Drawing is not dated; accompanying letter is dated April 5, 1909.

Details: Hand drawn title block.

Size: 19” x 21”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Numerous pencil notes adding dimensions throughout drawing. On reverse in pencil is drawn the dimensions of the full lot.

Condition: Folded across center line, which has weakened the paper resulting in a tear almost the full width of drawing. Seven vertical folds which have left deep creases across drawing. Embrittling along edges. Tears originating at fold lines.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetric design, front entrance platform.

Item E: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and dated.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Date is written in pencil; stamp is in indigo ink.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along edges, especially lower right. Bound with brads at top edge.

Style/Design Details: Massive base course of rusticated stone. Paired columns at corners, small projecting rooflines above. Relatively flat roof.

Item F: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and dated.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Date is written in pencil, stamped in indigo ink.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along upper right edge and lower edge. Was bound with brass brads at upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Symmetrical rear elevation. Arched window placed centrally above base course of rusticated stone. Paired Doric columns at corners. Shallow pitched roof with rounded cornice beneath uppermost roof block.

Item G: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and dated.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, wainscot.

Notes/Markings: Date is written in pencil, stamped in indigo ink.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along lower edge. Bound at upper edge with brass brads.

Style/Design Details: Symmetrical interior elevation. Arched window placed centrally, flanked by Doric columns with Corinthian capitals. Four catacombs at either side.

Item H: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and dated.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, bronze rosette handles, bronze ventilating hanger.

Notes/Markings: Date is written in pencil, stamped in indigo ink. Note in pencil pointing to floor level, “3” at ___”

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along left edge.

Style/Design Details: Four catacombs tall. Small bench below window.

Item I: General PlanAdd to your cart.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Stamped and signed on November 9, 1908; original stamped and signed August 29, 1908 by Emma R. Ludlum.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble floor.

Notes/Markings: Date written in pencil; stamped in indigo ink.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears and folded corner. Reverse is discolored and damaged due to being last page in packet, especially lower section. “Ludlum” is written in black ink on reverse.

Style/Design Details: 1’ thick walls throughout building. Symmetrical design. All four corners of building turned 45 degrees, with paired columns at each corner.

Item J: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Date and “W.C. Grassau” are written in lower right.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Small holes along upper edge, where drawing was stapled or bound previously. Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center of upper edge. Discoloration in horizontal band near upper edge.

Style/Design Details: Massive base course of rusticated stone. Paired columns at each corner, small projecting rooflines above. Relatively flat roof.

Item K: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Date and “W.C. Grassau” handwritten in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Small holes along upper edge where drawing was stapled or bound previously. Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center of upper edge. Right edge discolored.

Style/Design Details: Symmetrical rear elevation. Arched window placed centrally above base course of rusticated stone. Pared Doric columns at corners. Shallow pitched roof with rounded cornice beneath uppermost roof block.

Item L: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Date and “W.C. Grassau” handwritten in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, bronze rosette handles, bronze ventilating hanger.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Small holes along upper edge where drawing was stapled and bound previously. Embrittling along all edges. Tear at center of upper edge. Left edge discolored with small tears.

Style/Design Details: Four catacombs tall. Small bench below window.

Item M: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: November 9, 1908

Details: Date and “W.C. Grassau” handwritten in lower right corner.

Size: 18” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, wainscot.

Notes/Markings: At foundation level in black ink is noted “8” thickness of brick”. Noted on reverse in pencil: “Ludlum 8948/9” and in black ink: “Ludlum”.

Condition: Embrittling along all edges. Small tears along left edge and right edge. Small holes and one larger 1” hole at upper edge, where drawings were stapled or bound previously.

Style/Design Details: Symmetrical interior elevation. Arched window placed centrally, flanked by Doric columns with Corinthian capitals. Four catacombs at either side.

Series 52: Howland Vault (Lots 3101-3128)Add to your cart.
The Howland Vault was designed by architect Richard N. Hunt of New York City. The design was created in 1897, and, as in many of the early architectural blueprints in this collection, only one composite drawing is included in the series. Specific notes on the scale, details, materials, markings, condition, and design elements may be found in the item description.
Folder 1: 1 DrawingAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Composite: Plan, Section, Details, 1897 April 13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¼” = 1’

Details: Details in drawing are largely of names and locations of the individuals interred.

Size: 14” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble closing slabs.

Notes/Markings: Noted on reverse in pencil: “Howland 3110” and “Howland Pine Hill”. Stamped on reverse in blue ink: “Richard N. Hunt, Architect. New York. June 4 1897.”

Condition: Folded in thirds horizontally and in fourths vertically. Wear and discoloration on reverse on uppermost quarters and along fold lines. Some tearing and weakening along fold lines. Embrittled throughout with small tears along edges.

Style/Design Details: Vault is roughly 48’ long, 8’ high, and 8’ wide, with 35 vaults in total. One central skylight. Upper row of vaults have rounded front vault slabs with shorter total height.

Series 53: Gilbert Vault (Lots 3265 and 3602-3604)Add to your cart.
The Gilbert vault was designed by Pitbladdo Monumental Works, a monument company local to Green-Wood Cemetery. The series consists of two drawings, with a design plan for adding catacombs to a preexisting structure.
Folder 1: "Floor Plan" and "Elevation Plan"Add to your cart.
Item A: Floor PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: “Floor Plan, indicating present and proposed catacombs”. Noted: “Lot #3265/6”.

Size: 17” x 28 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate, brick, marble.

Notes/Markings: Materials are indicated with colored pencil (slate=blue, brick=red, marble=diagonal pencil lines). Noted in pencil: “1 ½” marble slab” with arrows indicating front edge of proposed catacomb. Noted on reverse in pencil: “Gilbert 3265”.

Condition: Several tears along upper and lower edges, including one 4” tear at center of lower edge. Somewhat embrittled throughout.

Style/Design Details: Proposed catacomb is set by itself near entrance. Present catacombs are set four wide.

Item B: Elevation PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Details: Noted: “Lot 3265/6—Green-Wood Cemetery”.

Size: 14” x 22”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Slate.

Notes/Markings: Upper and lower edges of catacomb front are colored with blue colored pencil; corners detail with diagonal pencil lines.

Condition: Small tear along lower edge. Relatively good condition.

Style/Design Details: No interior details aside from catacomb rosettes. Six catacombs high.

Series 54: Bromell Mausoleum (Lot 18901)Add to your cart.
The Bromell mausoleum designs were created by the Harrison Granite Co. of 200 5th Avenue. The series contains five drawings, some of which are composites showing more than one view of the design. Further information on each drawing may be found in the item level descriptions.
Folder 1: 5 Drawings and 1 DocumentAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Foundation Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: March 6, 1918

Details: Shows plan, cross section, and perspective drawing.

Size: 13 ½” x 22 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Date written near bottom; calculations written in orange pencil on plan.

Condition: ¼” tears along bottom and top right corner. ¼” pieces missing on right side and top.

Item B: Composite: Transverse and Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: Blueprint is dated November 15, 1917; signed December 26, 1917 by Grassau; signed November 20 1917 by Harrison Granite Co.

Details: Composite drawing with two views.

Size: 14” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, concrete, brick.

Notes/Markings: Signed and dated by architect and superintendent of cemetery. “12”” is noted in eight places along roof. Signed by Bromell.

Condition: Top and corner folded, with many small tears along top. Embrittled, with small missing pieces at bottom left.

Design/Style Details: Catacombs two deep on each side of entryway. Three steps lead to entrance, with columns flanking.

Item C: Composite: Front and Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: Blueprint is dated November 15, 1917; signed December 26, 1917 by Grassau; signed November 26 1917 by Harrison Granite Co.

Details: Composite drawing with two views.

Size: 14” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Signed and dated by architect and superintendent of cemetery. “12”” is noted in six places along roof. Signed by Bromell.

Condition: Top right corner folded. 2 ½” tears along bottom.

Design/Style Details: “Bromell” is carved on lintel above door. Double door with Art Deco floral design, flanked by columns topped with floral finials. Built into slight grade.

Item D: Composite: Rear Elevation and Ground PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: Blueprint is dated November 15, 1917; signed December 26, 1917 by Grassau; signed November 26 1917 by Harrison Granite Co.

Details: Composite drawing with two views.

Size: 14” x 24”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Signed and dated by architect and superintendent of cemetery. “12”” is noted in six places along roof. Signed by Bromell.

Condition: Top right corner folded. 1” tear near top right. Several ¼” tears on left edge.

Design/Style Details: Polished granite floor with catacombs on either side. Front doors open out, flanked by columns.

Item E: Foundation Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: March 6, 1918

Details: Unmarked copy of drawing A. Shows plan, cross section, and perspective drawing.

Size: 13 ½” x 22 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Small pieces missing from bottom. 2” tear at top edge.

Item F: Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Date: April 17, 1918

Details: 11 page specifications agreement and contract.

Size: 8 ½” x 11”

Drawing Materials: Printed on letter paper.

Materials Noted: Detailed material specifications in document.

Notes/Markings: Numerous handwritten and typed corrections throughout.

Condition: Good.

Series 55: Do deAldama Mausoleum (Lots 19901-19902)Add to your cart.
This series of drawings was created by John Feitner, a monument designer local to Green-Wood Cemetery. The blueprint designs are for an addition to an existing mausoleum, expanding the underground vault. The series is undated, but was probably created in the early 20th century.  For further information on individual drawings, please see the item level description.
Folder 1: 7 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 3
Item A: Present Building Elevation and PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Shows front elevation and plan.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: “John Feitner Brooklyn NY” written in orange pencil.

Condition: Relatively good. Several crease marks throughout.

Design/Style notes: “DodeALDAMA” written in arched roof. Entrance is a gate in front of granite door. 6’ 11” long foyer, with catacomb chamber at rear.

Item B: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good. Large vertical crease down center.

Design/Style notes: Name in arched lintel above door.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: Shows grade line over approximately two thirds of structure. No title block.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Roof is a relatively shallow slope.

Item D: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block. Shows grade line.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Five courses of masonry between base and roof. Rusticated roofline, with relatively shallow slope.

Item E: PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block. Materials specified in key at lower left corner.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, marble, concrete, slate.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Relatively good.

Design/Style notes: Shows tomb at the rear, noting “Old Catacomb Chamber—to remain intact”.

Item F: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: No title block. Materials specified in key at lower left.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Concrete, granite, marble, slate.

Notes/Markings: On the left side is noted: “One half looking towards rear”; on the right: “one half looking towards front.”

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Shows space for four catacombs on each side. “Opening to rear chamber” demarcated in center of design. Vents in upper walls.

Item G: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: undated.

Details: Rear section not shown.

Size: 13” x 16 ½”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, marble, concrete, slate, bronze rosettes, bronze vents.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Four catacombs high, each with two bronze rosettes.

Series 56: Parish Underground Vault (Lots 19925-19928)Add to your cart.
The Parish Underground Vault designs consist of three interior elevation drawings, showing the arrangement of the catacombs within the vault, with names and dates on many niches. The drawings do not have a traditional title block, but markings indicate that they were drawn by “J & Son”—possibly John Thatcher & Son, who drafted many of the designs for the Green-Wood chapel. Further information about the designs may be found in the item-level descriptions.
Folder 1: 3 Interior Elevation DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 4
Item A: Interior Elevation (original drawing)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: April 17, 1935

Details: “Drawn by: J & Son.”

Size: 13 ¾” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Black ink on drafting linen.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Second row from top: “Daniel Parish Jr. Born 4/30/1842 Died 12/17/1914.” Third row: “Susan Delafield Parish B. 3/10/1835 D. 2/14/1916;” “Mary Ann Parish D. 8/25/1878 Age 77 yrs;” “Daniel Parish D. 4/5/1880 Age 83 yrs;” “John Harris Parish B 7/22/1822 D. 9/21/1896.” Fourth row: “Helen Parish B. 9/22/1843 D. 1/20/1925;” “John Parish Kingsford B. 8/17/1847 D. 3/7/1891;” “Mary Ann Kingsford B. 2/27/1849 D. 4/6/1935.” Apparently space for twenty, shown in cross section inside arch.

Item B: Interior Elevation (blueprint 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: April 17, 1935

Details: “Drawn by: J & Son.” Blueprint copy of Item A.

Size: 13 ¾” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Second row from top: “Daniel Parish Jr. Born 4/30/1842 Died 12/17/1914.” Third row: “Susan Delafield Parish B. 3/10/1835 D. 2/14/1916;” “Mary Ann Parish D. 8/25/1878 Age 77 yrs;” “Daniel Parish D. 4/5/1880 Age 83 yrs;” “John Harris Parish B 7/22/1822 D. 9/21/1896.” Fourth row: “Helen Parish B. 9/22/1843 D. 1/20/1925;” “John Parish Kingsford B. 8/17/1847 D. 3/7/1891;” “Mary Ann Kingsford B. 2/27/1849 D. 4/6/1935.” Apparently space for twenty, shown in cross section inside arch.

Item C: Interior Elevation (blueprint 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: 1” = 1’

Date: April 17, 1935

Details: “Drawn by: J & Son.” Blueprint copy of Item A. Identical to Item B, except for pencil markings that were added later.

Size: 13 ¾” x 14”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Noted in pencil on vacant catacombs: “7’ 3” x 27 ¾” x 19 ¾”” or “7’ 3” x 27 ¾” x 20””. On “Mary Ann Kingsford” niche, middle name is amended to “Anne.” Details added to last niche on third row of catacombs: “Margaret Sewell Kingsford B. 12/18/1854 D. 5/26/1938.”

Condition: Good.

Design/Style notes: Second row from top: “Daniel Parish Jr. Born 4/30/1842 Died 12/17/1914.” Third row: “Susan Delafield Parish B. 3/10/1835 D. 2/14/1916;” “Mary Ann Parish D. 8/25/1878 Age 77 yrs;” “Daniel Parish D. 4/5/1880 Age 83 yrs;” “John Harris Parish B 7/22/1822 D. 9/21/1896.” Fourth row: “Helen Parish B. 9/22/1843 D. 1/20/1925;” “John Parish Kingsford B. 8/17/1847 D. 3/7/1891;” “Mary Ann Kingsford B. 2/27/1849 D. 4/6/1935.” Apparently space for twenty, shown in cross section inside arch.

Series 57: Somers Mausoleum (Lot 3981)Add to your cart.
The Somers mausoleum was designed by the C.E Taylor Granite Co, located at 29 West 34th Street, New York.  Initials of the draftsman (M.T.C.) and architect (G.S.H.) are included on the design.
Folder 1: 8 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 4
Item A: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: Drawing is dated July 24, 1912; signature is dated October 25, 1912.

Details: “Drawn by M.T.C. Traced by M.T.C.”, “Drawn for G.S.H.”

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: At lower right, stamped in blue ink and signed with red pencil: “Oct 25 ’12 – W.C.G” (initials of William Grassau, Superintendent). Original signed  “Design approved Donald McLean Somers Aug 28, 1912”.

Condition: Small holes along left edge from binding. Small tears along right edge and a tear or hole just inside right edge. Embrittling throughout; small tears along lower edge.

Style/Design Details: Doric style chapel design—four Doric columns with simple capitals, each of which has a corresponding triglyph above it in the frieze. Doric doorframe with family name inscribed just above the door win the stonework of the doorframe. Stonework of building elevation is heavy and rusticated. Classical pitched roof with unadorned tympanum.

Item B: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 25, 1912.

Details: In roof cornice of original is noted: “Pat’d May 14, 1907”.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped or signed by W.C. Grassau, superintendent, in red pencil, dated October 25, 1912.

Condition: Small holes along left edge from binding. Embrittled. Small tears along edges. Discoloration and wrinkling around edges on reverse.

Style/Design Details: Four courses of 2’ tall masonry blocks, with one base course slightly shorter. Nearly symmetrical side elevation, but for window at front half of building, situated to the right of center line, between base course and top course of masonry. Classical (Doric) entablature, with triglyph and metope in side elevation (8” side elevation). Plinth is one course of smooth-faced stone, below this is one heavier course of rusticated masonry. Doric columns with simple capitals at either end.

Item C: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 25, 1912

Details: Stamped and signed.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: None specified.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and dated and signed in red pencil by W.C.G.

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along lower edge. Mottled and discolored on reverse. Small holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Nearly identical to front elevation. Doric style Greek chapel style design. Four Doric columns at front with unadorned capitals and no base. Four corresponding triglyphs in frieze, directly above each column. Window situated at center, top same height as door at front. Doric frame around window, with family name carved above opening in frame, similar to at front elevation. Lintel below window, with smooth-faced masonry below lintel. Rusticated stone masonry in building face at either side of window. Classical pitched roof with unadorned tympanum.

Item D: Transverse SectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 25, 1912.

Details: Stamped and signed.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Marble, slate, granite.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and signed in red pencil—“Oct 25 ’12 W.C.G.”

Condition: Embrittled. Small tears along lower edge. Small holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs five high. Centrally placed window has arched window header, with cornice below this; window ledge is held by two small Tuscan columns. Two slender Tuscan columns in vestibule.

Item E: Longitudinal SectionAdd to your cart.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 25, 1912.

Details: Stamped and signed.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, bronze, marble, plate glass, stained glass, bronze grille.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and signed in red pencil: “Oct 25 ’12 W.C.G.”

Condition: Embrittled, small tears along lower and right edges. Small holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Catacombs are stacked five high, with bronze rosettes on each marble face. Side windows are a smaller scale version of same window at rear elevation, with arched window header and cornice, through without lower ledge and supporting columns. Niche spaces above front entrance and rear window indicated as 1’ thick.

Item F: General PlanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: October 25, 1912.

Details: Stamped and signed.

Size: 19” x 32”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, slate, marble.

Notes/Markings: Stamped in blue ink and signed in red pencil: “Oct 25 ’12 W.C.G.”

Condition: Embrittled, small tears along all edges. Small holes along left edge from binding.

Style/Design Details: Laterally symmetrical. Two walls of catacombs, generously proportioned front vestibule space and space between catacombs. Vestibule has four quarter-circle seats built into corners.

Item G: Foundation Plan (copy 1)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: April 13, 1913; April 25, 1913 (signed and dated twice)

Details: Composite drawing; three views.

Size: 24” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Original signed in two places, reproduced in copy. At lower left: “Approved Donald McLean Somers – April 13, 1913”. At center right: “Revising former plan approved WCG 4/25/13”. In foundation levels are several altered/corrected dimensions noted in pencil, additional to original drawing. On reverse is noted “Somers” in pencil, and in blue pencil: “Somers 3981”.

Condition: Very poor. Severely weakened and embrittled. Numerous tears along all sides, upper right corner torn and missing. Deep vertical crease at center line, extremely wrinkled and weakened throughout. Large tears at upper edge. Reverse is discolored and mottled.

Item H: Foundation Plan (copy 2)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: April 25, 1913

Details: Composite drawing with three views.

Size: 24” x 33”

Drawing Materials: Blueprint reproduction on paper.

Materials Noted: Granite.

Notes/Markings: Signed in red pencil near upper right corner: “Revising former plan approved WCG 4/25/13”. On reverse is noted “Somers” in pencil.

Condition: Very poor. Embrittled and weakened with numerous tears and fold throughout. Numerous edge pieces torn and missing.

Series 58: Martin Vault (Lot 111)Add to your cart.
This design for an underground vault was created for Robert Martin, and is signed by A. Wells, possibly the architect. The series contains only one drawing, and it is undated, but bears similarities to other early designs in this series, in that it is hand drawn on drafting linen, and it is a composite drawing encompassing several views of the design. Further details may be found in the item description.
Folder 1: 1 DrawingAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 4
Item A: Composite DrawingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ½” = 1’

Date: undated

Details: “Plans of Vault in Lot 111 GreenWood Cemetery for Mr. Robert Martin”. Composite drawing of plan, cross section, longitudinal section, and details of cover and coping.

Size: 15” x 25”

Condition: Embrittled and highly fragile. Deep horizontal fold line, with tearing and discoloration along much of the fold. Three vertical fold lines. Discoloration and small tears along all edges. Reverse is warped and discolored.

Markings / Misc. Text: Signed at lower right by A. Wells, possibly the architect. On reverse, in blue pencil: “Lot 111” and in pencil: “111”.

Materials Noted: Concrete, brick arch.

Drawing Materials: Ink on linen paper.

Style / Design Details: Stairway flanked by gateposts begins at grade of the ground and descends approximately ten feet into underground vault. Catacombs four high, and four across.

Series 59: Barrow Mausoleum (Lot 33251)Add to your cart.
The ME James T. Barrow mausoleum, located at Lot 33251, was designed by the The Presbrey-Coykendall Co. of 198 Broadway, New York, NY and contains 17 documents, including two letters from the architectural firm and a detailed document by the architectural firm, with all specifications for the mausoleum, including all materials to be used. One of the cover letters notes changes requested and the second cover letter makes note of changes and phones calls to the cemetery regarding the front-line steps. Blueprint plans note the interior, exterior, rear, front and sides of the mausoleum.  Items are listed individually with information on the notes and markings, the condition, the material of the drawing, size, noted materials, and information on the architectural design or style. The contract document also notes the contractor responsibilities.
Folder 1: 3 Documents and 14 DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Location: Archives Drawer 4
Item A: General Conditions and Specifications DocumentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: Not applicable

Date: July 11, 1910

Details: Document specifies the work to be done by the contractor, their liabilities and all materials they will supply as well as their responsibilities. The document notes the scale of the mausoleum being built as well as the depth of the foundation. All materials to be used are noted.

Size: 8” x 14”

Drawing Material: Typewritten document on legal paper.

Materials Noted: Granite, stone, marble, slate and bronze.

Notes/Markings: Each page is signed, dated and approved.

Condition: Very good. The last page has some folds in it. The document is held together by a flat-backed push pin.

Item B: Letter to the CemeteryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: N/A

Date: July 11, 1910

Details: Written by the architectural firm, this letter is advising the cemetery of changes made by Mr. Barrow to the “Barrow Mausoleum.” The letter indicates that the blueprints note the changes and have been sent to the cemetery under separate cover.

Size: 8 ½” x 11”

Drawing Material: Green ink typewritten on the company letterhead.

Materials Noted: None.

Notes/Markings: Pencil signature by a B. Fuller. Letter has two folds in it and a small hole on the upper left-hand corner.  The back of the letter is stamped “received” by the cemetery.

Condition:  Very good.

Item C: Letter to the CemeteryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: N/A

Date: July 14, 1910

Details: Written by the architectural firm, this letter notes a conversation with Mr. Johnson, from the cemetery, and a conversation with Mr. Barrow regarding the figures for the front line and back of front edge of the lot.

Size: 8 ½” x 11”

Drawing Material: Green ink typewritten on the company letterhead and signed in pencil by G.H. Barrone.

Materials Noted: None.

Notes/Markings: The back of the letter is stamped received by Green-Wood Cemetery.

Condition:  Very good.  There are some creases and fold lines in the letter.

Item D: Front ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 11, 1910

Details: The plan states on the bottom left, “General Sizes 12’-0” x12-8” x 13:8””

Size: 16” x 25”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Materials Noted: None.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition:  Good. Some staple holes along the top of the plan.

Design/Style: The front of the mausoleum is depicted with two doors which each have two rectangular panels inset in them. The top two panels have roman style wreaths in the center. The two below panels have decorative poles in each.  Above the doors and below the roof is the family name, “Barrow” with the measurements “6” sq raised 5/8 letter” written next to it. The front brick work has a flower pattern, with the ground beneath the step filled with stones.  The peaked roof also has the same design in it has the rest of the brick work.

Item E: Side ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale: ¾” = 1’

Date: July 11, 1910

Details: The top of the plan says “Barrow 1313” in white type.

Size: 16” x 17”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Materials Noted: None.             

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition:  Good. There are some staple holes along the top of the blueprint.

Design/Style: This plan shows the side walls with the flower design on each slab used to build the wall. On the second layer of the wall rectangle are two smaller rectangles with a different patter on the inside of them. The top part of the side view has no pattern in the wall.

Item F: Rear ElevationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Scale:  ¾” = 1’

Date: July 11, 1910

Details: The top of the plan says “Barrow 1313” in white type.

Size: 16” x 16.7”

Drawing Material: Blueprint

Materials Noted: None.

Notes/Markings: None supplemental.

Condition:  Good. A few staple holes along the top of the plan. The back of the plan has some red ink smudges.

Design/Style: The walls are all patterned with stones under the foundation. In the center of the plan, below the begi