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York and Sawyer

The former headquarters of the Chase) in Brooklyn Heights, modeled after the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Verona.

The architectural firm of York and Sawyer produced many outstanding structures, exemplary of Beaux-Arts architecture as it was practiced in the United States. The partners Edward York (1863–1928) and Philip Sawyer (1868–1949) had both trained in the office of McKim, Mead, and White. In 1898, they established their independent firm, based in New York City.

Their structure for the New York Athletic Club.

York and Sawyer became known as specialists in the design of banks and hospitals. Their palatial Renaissance and classical bank buildings express the reassuring stability and awe-inspiring splendor the institutions wished to project. In each typical case a spectacular banking hall was the public space, often integrated within an office building. Original architectural drawings by York and Sawyer are held in the Dept. of Drawings & Archives at Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University in New York City.

Contents

  • Works 1
  • Associate architects and partners 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Works

The former headquarters of Riggs Bank (left) and the American Security and Trust Company (right), located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Associate architects and partners

References

Notes
  1. ^ Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p. 70-71
  2. ^ http://midddigital.middlebury.edu/walking_history/college_campus/page_2.html
  3. ^ a b Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p.113
  4. ^ Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p.138
  5. ^ Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p.102
  6. ^ "Public Square Historic District, Watertown City, Jefferson County, Watertown, NY 13601". Living Places. The Gombach Group. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p.59
  8. ^ Karen Van Lengen and Lisa Reilly. “Vassar College: An Architectural Tour.” The Campus Guide Series. (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2004), p.88-101
  9. ^ gsa.gov
Bibliography
  • Kathryn Horste, 1997 The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture and Origins (University of Michigan)

External links

  • New York Architecture Images: York and Sawyer
  • Emporis.com: York and Sawyer: a partial listing of New York structures
  • Martha Cook Alumnae Association website
  • Canadian (Imperial) Bank of Commerce
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