Finding Aid for The Frick Collection Construction Records, 1933-1937 TFC.0500.010

Summary Information

Repository
The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives10 East 71st Street
New York, NY, 10021
archives@frick.org
 © 2010 The Frick Collection. All rights reserved.
Creator
Frick Collection.
Title
The Frick Collection Construction Records
ID
TFC.0500.010
Date
1933-1937
Extent
7.5 Linear feet  (15 boxes)
Abstract
Contracts, work orders, invoices, receipts, vouchers, and progress reports document the work of the general contractor and subcontractors during the conversion of the Frick residence to The Frick Collection, a public art gallery, and the construction of the new Frick Art Reference Library building.

Preferred Citation

The Frick Collection Construction Files. The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.

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Historical Note

In December of 1935, sixteen years after the death of the industrialist and art collector, Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919), and only four years after the death of his wife, Adelaide, The Frick Collection opened its doors to the public. The transformation of the former Frick family residence at One East 70th Street in New York into a public art gallery, and construction of a new thirteen-story building to house the Frick Art Reference Library was the result of an extensive three-year construction project.

Henry Clay Frick died on December 2, 1919. According to the terms of his final will, dated June 24, 1915 and probated in 1919, the Board of Trustees formed a corporation to be known as "The Frick Collection" for the purpose of "establishing and maintaining a gallery of art" in his former residence, of "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects." The residence was to remain the home of his wife, Adelaide Frick, until her death. The will also established an endowment fund of fifteen million dollars to be used for the maintenance, security, and eventual expansion of the house and growth of the art collection under the direction of the Trustees. The Board of Trustees, appointed by Henry Clay Frick in his will, consisted of his wife, Adelaide Frick; his daughter, Helen Clay Frick; his son, Childs Frick; George F. Baker, Jr.; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; Horace Havemeyer; J. Horace Harding; Walker D. Hines; and Lewis Cass Ledyard.

Helen Clay Frick, at her own expense, established the Frick Art Reference Library in memory of her father in 1920. The Frick Art Reference Library was first housed in the bowling alley of the Frick mansion, a space that it quickly outgrew. In 1924, in a joint agreement between the Trustees and Miss Frick, a building designed by Thomas Hastings was erected to house the Library on a lot adjacent to the residence at Six East 71st Street.

After Mrs. Frick's death in 1931, the Trustees appointed a Committee on Organization and Policy to make decisions regarding the plan to transform the residence into a public art gallery. Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Head of the Department of Fine Arts of the University of Pittsburgh, was asked to develop an initial plan and report back to the Committee. Pleased with the report, the Committee hired him as an adviser to the project and later appointed him Organizing Director.

Professor Clapp undertook an intensive study of the art collection, the house, and the property at One East 70th Street. The original arrangement of the works of art, the furnishings, and the interior design were seen as an important historical aspect of the Collection. The Trustees "foresaw in the Frick Collection an example of American domestic architecture and life in the early 20th century." Consequently, any alterations would have to be both congruous with the architecture, and preserve the original character of a residential home. After many preliminary studies, John Russell Pope was chosen as the architect for the project. Additions to the house included the Oval Room, the East Gallery, a small auditorium to be used for lectures and concerts (the Lecture Room), and the enclosed Garden Court. John Russell Pope collaborated with general contractors Marc Eidlitz & Son in solving the technical and structural problems involved in the process.

In March, 1933, construction was begun on a storage vault in the basement to house the furnishings and works of art during the renovation. By the end of June, the artworks and furnishings were moved into the vault, and demolition of the properties at 10 and 12 East 71st Street (the site of the future Library building) had begun. During the renovations, construction work had to proceed carefully: tests were routinely run to check if newly installed systems and materials, such as the air conditioning, electrical wiring, lighting, water-proofing and plumbing, were functioning, and original architectural details of the mansion had to be protected or placed in temporary storage rooms. In November, 1933, excavation was begun on the site of the future Garden Court. Foundation and shoring problems were revealed, delaying construction of The Frick Collection addition until the walls and foundations were strengthened.

By November of 1934 the new Library building was ready to house the books and furniture from the old Library. The old Library building was demolished in December, 1934, and construction of the East Gallery and Lecture Room began. The new Frick Art Reference Library building opened to the public on January 14, 1935.

After the construction of the Collection was completed, interior work began on wall coverings, painting, woodwork, gilding, and ceiling decoration. The Trustees took possession of the Collection building from the general contractors on September 30, 1935. Moving the art objects from the basement vault into the Collection was begun on October 1 and completed on December 5, 1935. The Frick Collection opened to the public on December 16, 1935.

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Scope and Content Note

The Construction Files of The Frick Collection consist primarily of records documenting the work of the general contractor and subcontractors during the conversion of the Frick residence into a public art gallery and the construction of the new Frick Art Reference Library building. The office of the general contractor, Marc Eidlitz & Son, directly oversaw the work progress and was the liaison between the subcontractors and the offices of architect John Russell Pope and Organizing Director Frederick Mortimer Clapp. The files consist of 7.5 linear feet of records spanning from 1933 to 1937. Some of the work performed during this period included additions to the former Frick residence, including the Oval Room, the East Gallery, a small auditorium (known as the Lecture Room), and the Garden Court; conversion of rooms on the second floor of the former Frick residence to offices; demolition of the former Frick Art Reference Library building and the adjacent townhouses (site of the new library building); construction of the new 13-story Frick Art Reference Library building; installation of air conditioning systems, electrical wiring and plumbing in both buildings; and removal of all works of art, furniture and any other item that might be harmed during the construction period to the newly constructed basement vault. The specifics of this work are well documented in these records, which include work orders, daily progress reports, bills, receipts and vouchers. The only form of correspondence found within the records is a group of cover letters regarding enclosures of work orders or contracts.

The bulk of the records were generated from the Office of Marc Eidlitz & Son and then forwarded to the Offices of John Russell Pope and Frederick Mortimer Clapp. Documentation of the construction work that is found here includes work expenses, type of work performed, subcontractors' names, and work progress during the construction. The best overall documentation of the progress and type of work performed can be found in Series II: Progress Reports, which details the work of Marc Eidlitz & Son, as well as each subcontractor, on a daily basis. Specific details of the subcontractors' work can also be found in: Series I: Contracts and Orders, which includes documentation of work materials and equipment, job requests and location numbers as mapped out on the Architect's drawings (see The Frick Collection Central Files, 1934 - Plans - Schedules of Room Numbers). Additional work details can be found in Series III: Bills, Receipts & Vouchers, including the subcontractors' bills, which detail the cost of equipment, materials and labor, and the requisition forms that provide a breakdown of the overall sum of the contracts with additional credits included. Type of work performed by the subcontractors is included in the container list for Series I: Contracts and Orders. Subcontractors and suppliers found in Series III: Bills, Receipts & Vouchers are listed in Appendix I. The latter is a more extensive listing, since it includes building and material suppliers as well as specialty workers hired by the General Contractor.

Correspondence and memorandums relating to the construction project can also be found in The Frick Collection Central Files. The Central Files, 1932-1936 contain correspondence, memorandums and notes of John Russell Pope, Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Marc Eidlitz & Son, the Committee on Organization and Policy, and subcontractors. In addition, reports and meeting minutes filed under the Committee on Organization and Policy and John Russell Pope can be found in these files. Photographs that document the building progress are found in The Frick Collection - Photographs record group.

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Arrangement

The Construction Files are organized in three series:

Series I: Contracts and Orders, 1933-1936

Series II: Progress Reports, January 1933-January 1936

Series III: Bills, Receipt and Vouchers, 1933-1937

An appendix list of subcontractors follows.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

These records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives access policy. Contact the Archives Department for further information at archives@frick.org.

Processing Information

Arranged and described by Marcia Bassett, December 2002, with funding from a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant, 2001.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Frick Art Reference Library.
  • Marc Eidlitz & Son.

Genre(s)

  • Invoices.
  • Minutes.
  • Progress reports.
  • Receipts (financial records).
  • Vouchers.

Personal Name(s)

  • Clapp, Frederick Mortimer, b. 1879.
  • Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937.

Subject(s)

  • Art museum architecture.
  • Building.
  • Construction contracts.
  • Library architecture.
  • Mansions--Remodeling for other use.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Contracts and Orders, 1933-1936
 

The series is divided into two subseries - Subseries 1: Subcontractors, and Subseries 2: Miscellaneous. The files of Subseries 1: Subcontractors span from 1933 to 1936 and are arranged alphabetically by the company name of the subcontractor and chronologically therein. The original order was retained. Found here are subcontractors' contracts and work orders issued by the general contractor, Marc Eidlitz & Son, and charged to "Billing Account A." These records detail terms of the contract and work to be performed. A brief description of the work performed by each subcontractor is provided in the container list. Subseries 2: Miscellaneous spans from 1933 to 1937 and is arranged alphabetically by folder title. These records include additional contracts and work orders filed under separate billing accounts, bids for subcontract work, certificates of inspection, extra orders, and receipts for materials. Two folders titled Architect's Contract and Builder's Contract contain only a note, dated 1937, stating that the respective contracts were placed in the safe. Of interest in this series are the work orders for each subcontractor, which provide a description of the work to be completed, overall cost, and assigned billing account. In Series III: Bills, Receipts and Vouchers, a more detailed account of work expenses and supplies can be found by examining the bills received from each subcontractor or supplier. Additionally, a list of subcontractors and suppliers found in Series III, including a brief description of work performed or materials supplied, can be found in the Appendix.

Subseries 1: Subcontractors
 

Box Folder Date
1 1

Acme Sand Blast Company
 

Sandblasted all limestone columns around the Colonnade in Court Space 108 (Garden Court) from floor to ceiling, and all limestone from the tops of columns up to skylight.

1934
1 2

Airolite Company
 

Supplied fans to Platinum Room.

1934
1 3-5

Almirall & Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor required for heating, cooling, and ventilation of the building.

1933-1936
1 6

American Ventilating Corporation
 

Reconditioned the American Blower Corporation's "dise" fan.

1934
1 7

Angelon, Emil, Inc. [Emil Angelon, Inc.]
 

Provided labor for painting and decorating.

1933
1 8

Angus, William, Inc. [William Angus, Inc.]
 

Provided services for the removal of carved panels, carved fountain, and pavilion features including the pediment, carved work and freestanding columns.

1933
1 9

Armstrong Cork & Insulation Company
 

Provided services for the installation of cork insulation as a soundproofing device.

1934
1 10

Atlantic Gypsum Products Company
 

Installed Acoustex tile.

1934-1935
1 11

Atlantic Metal Products, Inc.
 

Installed brass weather stripping, bronze and copper kalamein doors, overhead hangers, bronze kalamein transom, various copper and bronze jambs, and copper and bronze saddles.

1933-1935
1 12

Bach, Oscar B.
 

Installed wrought iron railings.

1934
1 13

Balich, Matthew, Corp. [Matthew Balich Corp.]
 

Installed "hair felt" at openings through ceiling at high level of The Frick Collection.

1935
1 14

Bayley & Sons, Inc.
 

Provided services to remove from the premises "either from stock or from position on the walls and ceilings," all fixtures called for in "Schedule of Lighting Fixtures," and refinished and repaired fixtures. Fabricated new light fixtures.

1933, 1935
1 15

Bellis Wire Works, Inc.
 

Furnished screen and wire mesh to serve as fan guards.

1933
1 16

Best Brothers, Inc.
 

Installed bluestone coping and sidewalk.

1933-1935
1 17

Bradley, William & Son [William Bradley & Son]
 

Provided services to install marble and stonework in connection with the slate and Virginia stone.

1933-1935
1 18

Bradley, William & Son and Williams, B. A. & G. N., Inc. [William Bradley & Son and B. A. & G. N. Williams, Inc.]
 

Provided services to install limestone work for The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
1 19

Briggs, W.A. Bitumen Company [W. A. Briggs Bitumen Company]
 

Provided all labor to wire brush and clean, inside and outside of the cooling tower, and apply one coat of bituminous priming solution followed by coat of bituminous enamel.

1934
1 20

Brown Plastering Company, Inc.
 

Provided services to replace and install plaster of various types in Frick Art Reference Library and Collection buildings.

1934-1935
1 21

Caldwell, Edward F. & Company, Inc. [Edward F. Caldwell & Company, Inc.]
 

Provided services to fabricate and install all of the "Special Lighting Fixtures." Note: handwritten cross-reference on contract agreement, regarding Professor Clapp's letter to Architect (December 10, 1934) and Professor Clapp's letter to Edward F. Caldwell & Co. (December 14, 1934).

1934-1935
1 22

Campbell Metal Window Corp.
 

Furnished and installed casement windows, chromium plated window escutcheons at window operators and chromium plated operating handle, and bronze weather stripping for windows.

1933-1935
1 23

Central Cement Finishing Company, Inc.
 

Installed cement floor, foundations, cement sidewalks and cinder concrete fills.

1934-1935
1 24

Chairington Corporation
 

Supplied "Telkee" file cabinet, printed labels, red fiber non-detachable type markers, white fiber detachable type markers, and loose leaf cross index book.

1935
1 25

Charles of London, Inc.
 

Furnished old English oak paneling.

1934
1 26

Chesebro-Whitman Company, Inc.
 

Furnished, erected, and later dismantled scaffolding, wheelbarrow hoist tower, work platforms, metal lift bars and a gold metal steel sidewalk bridge.

1933-1935
1 27

Cole, Rex, Inc. [Rex Cole, Inc.]
 

Hired to install a refrigerator.

1933
1 28

Collins-Wagner Manufacturing Company
 

Fabricated and installed general lighting fixtures.

1934-1935
1 29

Cornell Iron Works, Inc.
 

Installed bronze rolling shutters in the cooling tower of the new Frick Art Reference Library.

1934
1 30

Crawford & Eddy Company
 

Furnished all labor and materials required to grind brick.

1934
1 31

Curtis Lighting of New York, Inc.
 

Furnished all labor, materials and appliances to fabricate and install cylindrical recessed lighting fixtures.

1934-1935
1 32

Diamond, Theodore, Inc. [Theodore Diamond, Inc.]
 

Furnished toilet accessories for The Frick Collection.

1935
1 33

Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Company
 

Furnished labor required to repair coal and gas ranges, cleaned the flues of the same units and made alterations to the steam table and plate warmer. Provided all labor and materials required to install marble top on counter in the lunchroom and removable panels in the kitchen dresser.

1933-1934
1 34

Ehrhart, Leo J.
 

Furnished professional services in connection with running a building line survey.

1933
1 35

Electric Time Company of America, Inc.
 

Furnished and installed special clocks for the Reading Room and the Reception Hall.

1934-1935
1 36

Enterprise Window & House Cleaning Company, Inc.
 

Provided all labor, material and appliances to clean interior and exterior glass in the Frick Art Reference Library.

1934
1 37

Evans, Owen, Company, Inc. [Owen Evans Company, Inc.]
 

Furnished all labor and materials in order to perform plasterwork.

1933
1 38

Foscato, V., Inc. [V. Foscato, Inc.]
 

Furnished all labor, materials and appliances required to install terrazzo floor, border and base.

1933-1934
1 39

Foxboro Company
 

Furnished relative humidity recorder and thermometer.

1933
1 40

Franklin-Allen Window Cleaning Company, Inc.
 

Cleaned glass in the buildings.

1934-1935
1 41

Frink Corp.
 

Installed reflectors for test purposes in connection with picture and general lighting in the West Gallery and Card Indices Room.

1934-1935
1 42

General Bronze Corp.
 

Completed bronze work for two exhibition cases and installed iron framing at ducts in Enamels Room.

1934-1935
1 43

General Insulating Products Company
 

Installed rock wool expanded panels in back of baffle boards.

1935
1 44

Gilles, James & Son, Inc. [James Gilles & Son, Inc.]
 

Filled in a limestone wall on the second floor roof at the Fifth Avenue side where a present skylight was removed. Order later retracted.

1933
1 45

Godwin Construction Company
 

Provided services for the excavation of the proposed Frick Art Reference Library. Includes a detailed sheet of work restrictions.

1933-1934
1 46

Grand Marble Works, Inc.
 

Provided services to install interior marble and stonework in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
1 47

Grant, Adolph, & Company, Inc. [Adolph Grant & Company, Inc.]
 

Provided services to install floor and wall tile in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
1 48

Guastavino, R., Company [R. Guastavino Company]
 

Installed "Akoustolith Material" in the fan intake space of the cooling tower.

1934
1 49

Gustafson, Albin, Company [Albin Gustafson Company]
 

Provided services re electrical work.

1933
1 50

Hasbrouck Flooring Company
 

Provided services to repair and install wood flooring and paneling.

1934-1935
1 51

Hayden Company
 

Provided labor and installation of rough and finished woodwork having to do with the cabinet work, including painting, finishing, and decorating.

1934-1936
1 52

Henderson Baumgard Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor and installation of the rough and finished woodwork having to do with the cabinet work.

1934-1935
1 53

Henderson Brothers
 

Provided labor and materials required to remove antique glass from Librarian's Room of the old Frick Art Reference Library building. Installed leaded glass for the casement sash in the Librarian's Room of the new building.

1934
1 54

Herring-Hall Marvin Safe Company
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances to install security lockers and remove the vault door, frame and day gate, storing it until it was reinstalled the following year; removed steel lining in the Butler's Pantry; dismantled steel shelving; and moved safes in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933
1 55

Herrmann & Grace Company
 

Provided labor and materials to cover exterior wood window frames with plain copper and installed copper molding around the outside of panel louvers.

1934
1 56

Hesselbach, Charles L. & Sons [Charles L. Hesselbach & Sons]
 

Provided labor, material and appliances to remove velvet and lining from the two end walls of the West Gallery and tacked the same onto slats.

1933
1 57

Heydt-Mugler Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials to erect a wooden fence, remove wood pilasters and frieze applied to masonry on the east side of the Garden Court, and removed wood trellis and cast iron panels in the arch openings in the masonry. Delivered the salvaged items to the Frick Estate, Roslyn, New York, including eight statues, two marble columns and a stone flowerpot.

1933
1 58

Hoegger Inc.
 

Refurnished and re-silvered existing toilet fixtures for Helen Clay Frick's bath, and delivered fixtures to be used in various rooms.

1934
1 59

Holmes Electric Protective Company
 

Installed electrical protection for the storage vault.

1933
1 60

Holmes, George S., Company, Inc. [George S. Holmes Company, Inc.]
 

Furnished everything called for in specification entitled, "Metal Furring and Lathing for Storage Vault."

1933
1 61

Hope's Windows, Inc.
 

Installed casement sash and frames for windows in the Librarian's Room and furnished and installed ornamental wrought iron fasteners on the eight casement sashes in the windows.

1934
1 62

Hopkins, Angus, Inc. [Angus Hopkins, Inc.]
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances to fabricate and install a screen or guard to close off the porch opening on the Fifth Avenue side, and installed wire mesh guards for the book conveyor machinery in the Frick Art Reference Library.

1935
1 63

Hunt, R. W., Company [R. W. Hunt Company]
 

Provided test samples of brass pipe and wrought iron pipe.

1934
1 64

Innovation Luggage Stores, Inc.
 

Furnished and delivered wooden coat hangers.

1935
1 65

Jackson, O. W. & Company, Inc. [O. W. Jackson & Company, Inc.]
 

Furnished, delivered and installed rubber mats in Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
1 66

Jacobson & Company
 

Installed insulation and sound deadening materials for The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
1 67

Jaffray, R. H., Company [R. H. Jaffray Company]
 

Provided labor for cement work for storage vault.

1933
1 68

Jansson, Erik, Inc. [Erik Jansson, Inc.]
 

Provided labor and installation of rough and finished woodwork in the Frick Art Reference Library, including paneling, shelving, wood grilles, crown molding, doors, windows, and altering and refinishing of the card cases.

1934-1935
1 69

Juley, Peter A. & Son [Peter A. Juley & Son]
 

Hired to take photographs of the court pool and fountain (Garden Court).

1935
1 70

Just, George A., Company [George A. Just Company]
 

Provided labor and installation of structural steel alterations and additions to The Frick Collection, Frick Art Reference Library, and cooling tower.

1933-1935
1 71

Karp Metal Products Company
 

Furnished and delivered various types of access doors and frames for use in The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
1 72

Kliegl Brothers
 

Furnished and delivered reflectors for the Enamels Room cases and special light fixtures for the speakers' table in the Lecture Room.

1935-1936
1 73

Knickerbocker Slate Corp.
 

Provided labor, material and appliances in order to perform the slate work referred to in specifications entitled, "Interior Marble and Stone Work" for The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
1 74

Kramer, David, Inc. [David Kramer, Inc.]
 

Provided labor and materials required to remove doors and frames of the old Library building, reinstalled the same in the new Library building, worked on exterior wood stairs, and painted all new woodwork.

1933
1 75

Lord & Burnham Company
 

Provided labor and materials to fabricate and deliver "special operators" for the windows in the Storage Room, Guards' Locker Room, and Guards' Toilet Room, and furnished and delivered to the shop of Suburban Bronze Works, Inc. sash operators for windows.

1933-1934
1 76

MacGregor, Huggins & MacGregor
 

Provided labor, materials, and installation of metal weather-stripping for windows in The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
1 77-78

McDougall & Potter Company
 

Provided labor and materials for installation of stairs and miscellaneous ironwork.

1933-1935
1 79-80

McLaughlin, T.P., Inc. [T. P. McLaughlin, Inc.]
 

Installed cast iron fixtures, toilet accessories, plumbing work (in connection with the Garden Court fountain), checked functions and installation of valve water outlets, changed locations of fresh air intake, and lowered frogs in the Garden Court fountain.

1933-1936
2 1

McQuillen & Chave, Inc.
 

Provided labor regarding the heat, ventilation and air conditioning systems installed in both The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933
2 2

Magnanti, Angelo
 

Provided labor regarding painting and special decorating of the Frick Art Reference Library Reading Room. Provided labor required for gilding and special decorative treatment of the pilaster, frame moldings and other decorative details for The Frick Collection.

1934-1936
2 3

Manufacturers Glass Company
 

Furnished and delivered Lensrib wire glass to be used in connection with the art gallery ceiling light test.

1934
2 4

Marks Brothers, Inc.
 

Installed plate glass in casement at window openings of The Frick Collection, and in doors and transoms of the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection, removing old glass. Installed, cut, grounded and polished glass for various tables and desks.

1934-1935
2 5

Mart & Laughton, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials in order to perform tile work as instructed by the building superintendent.

1933
2 6

Mitchell & Rand Dampproofing Corp.
 

Provided materials and labor for applying a protective coating and waterproofing the interior and exterior walls.

1933-1935
2 7

Murphy, J. L., Inc. [J. L. Murphy, Inc.]
 

Provided labor, materials and installation of plumbing work.

1933-1935
2 8

National Bridge Works
 

Fabricated and delivered various steel parts in connection with shoring.

1933-1934
2 9

National Theatre Supply Company
 

Furnished and delivered fire shutters, frames, lining and controls, as well as various bronze and brass parts for the projection booth in the Lecture Room.

1935
2 10

National Window and Shade Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor, materials, appliances and installation of light-proof shades for the windows in the Photographic Department.

1934
2 11

New York Roofing Company
 

Furnished and installed materials for damp proofing and waterproofing materials to the floors in the basement, Cooling Tower, Engineer's Dressing Room, Lecture Room, Film Storage Room and Garden Court pool.

1933-1935
2 12

Ondot Delivery Company
 

Delivered a drawing board, wood stools and other miscellaneous equipment from Henry C. Pelton & Allen & Collens' office.

1933
2 13-15

Ostrander & Eshleman, Inc.
 

Provided hardware.

1933-1936
2 16

Otis Elevator Company
 

Provided labor and materials in order to perform work on the elevators and dumbwaiters in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
2 17

Patten-Brown Company
 

Furnished and repaired Ventura fans.

1934
2 18

Pelham Hoisting Company, Inc.
 

Furnished and installed hoisting equipment.

1933
2 19

Pelton, Henry C. & Allen & Collens [Henry C. Pelton & Allen & Collens]
 

Furnished and installed equipment in Mr. Eisenger's office.

1933
2 20

Penney, William H., Inc. [William H. Penney, Inc.]
 

Furnished and installed granite work in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library buildings.

1933, 1935
2 21

Percy Manufacturing Company, Inc.
 

Furnished and installed bronze guide rails at the turnstiles in the Reference Room.

1935
2 22

Peters, Charles G.
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances needed to fabricate models as shown on the Architect's scale drawings for alterations and additions to the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1933-1935
2 23

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
 

Furnished and delivered glass to be used for test purposes in the West Gallery. Furnished and installed glass and felt in The Frick Collection, and provided labor necessary for glazing in the Garden Court.

1934-1935
2 24

Preferred Utilities Company
 

1934
2 25

Reid, Joseph A., Inc. [Joseph A. Reid, Inc.]
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances for painting, finishing and decorating in the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1935-1936
2 26

Remington-Rand, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials required to erect the card catalog case inserts in the Card Indices Room.

1934
2 27

Renner & Maras, Inc.
 

Furnished labor and appliances required to remove iron gates with glass doors, frames, jambs, trim, etc. from the porte cochere building entrance at 70th street. Provided labor and materials required to complete ornamental iron work in connection with changes in the existing railing and additional railing at the main entrance at 70th Street.

1933, 1935
2 28

Reynolds, M. C., Company, Inc. [M. C. Reynolds Company, Inc.]
 

Provided labor and materials to lay foundations, floor arches and concrete work.

1933-1934
2 29

Ricci & Zari
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances in order to fabricate and duplicate certain exterior models for alterations and additions to The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library buildings.

1933-1934
2 30

Rose, Frederick & Company, Inc. [Frederick Rose & Company, Inc.]
 

Provided the labor and materials in order to perform decoration work, removal and installation of special fabrics, and removal of painted canvas on the ceiling of Mrs. Frick's former bedroom.

1933-1935
2 31

Rubin, Jacob & Sons, Inc. [Jacob Rubin & Sons, Inc.]
 

Furnished and delivered "Silverite" wire glass to be used for test purposes in the West Gallery.

1934
2 32

Security Steel Equipment Corp.
 

Furnished all labor and materials required to install metal base filler and metal window stool.

1934, 1936
2 33

Senn-Herrick Corp.
 

Provided labor and materials needed to perform floor arch work, beam and column fireproofing, and concrete work for alterations and additions to The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
2 34

Sherwin, H. B., Inc. [H. B. Sherwin, Inc.]
 

Provided labor and materials needed to finish the painting, decorating and finishing for the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
2 35

Shuldiner, David, Inc. [David Shuldiner, Inc.]
 

Furnished and installed glass in exterior window openings and for test purposes in the West Gallery.

1934-1935
2 36

Simon Ventilighter Company
 

Fabricated and installed skylight ventilighters.

1933
2 37

Sloane & Moller, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials needed to do rough carpentry work in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1934-1935
2 38

Snead & Company
 

Provided labor and materials required to perform work on the Library stacks and fabricated a book conveyer.

1933
2 39

Sommers & Company, Ltd.
 

Furnished and installed damp proofing to the east foundation wall of the Frick Art Reference Library.

1933
2 40

Spencer Turbine Company
 

Furnished and installed vacuum cleaning equipment.

1933
2 41

Steel Equipment Corporation
 

Provided labor and materials to furnish steel shelving for storage vault.

1933
2 42

Stephan & Danner Inc.
 

Installed cooper suspended ceiling in the storage vault. Provided labor and materials in order to perform roofing and sheet metal work in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library. Installed wire glass in skylights over the West Gallery and Garden Court.

1933-1935
2 43

Stoller & Crook Company
 

Furnished labor and materials for structural steel work for storage vault, and furnished and installed five angles for the lintel spanning the opening of the observation space.

1933
2 44

Strawbridge & Clothier
 

Provided all labor and materials required for work with the cork floors and borders in the specification entitled "Cork, Asphalt and Rubber Tile Floors" for alterations and additions to the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1933-1934
2 45

Suburban Bronze Works, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials required to perform work for the revised specification entitled "Metal Windows" and "Ornamental Metal Work" concerning bronze work for alterations and additions to The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1933-1935
2 46-47

Superior Steel Door & Trim Company
 

Revised specifications for "Hollow Metal Work" for alterations and additions to The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library. In addition, provided labor and materials required to apply soundproofing and installation of doors, including their fixtures, finishing and other miscellaneous parts.

1934-1935
2 48

Topping Brothers
 

Furnished and delivered brass sash rollers for the photographic space drawers.

1934
2 49

Tuttle Roofing Company
 

Provided labor and materials for membrane waterproofing in storage vault.

1933
2 50

U-CO Manufacturing Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances necessary to perform caulking in connection with various openings.

1934
2 51

United Hoisting Company, Inc.
 

Delivered heavy equipment to the work site, including a concrete mixer, water-pump, jack hammers and air compressors.

1933-1935
2 52

United States Gypsum Company
 

Installed insulation and sound deadening materials having to do with "mineral wool blanket and including insulation called for in connection with fireplace flue."

1934-1935
2 53

United States Rubber Products, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials in connection with asphalt floors and base in specification entitled "Cork, Asphalt, and Rubber Tile Floors" for alterations and additions to the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1933-1934
2 54-57

Van Wagoner-Linn Construction Company
 

Provided labor and materials in connection with electrical work.

1933
2 58

Volk, Albert A., Company, Inc. [Albert A. Volk Company, Inc.]
 

Demolition for the buildings on East 71st Street and the old Library building.

1933-1935
2 59

Waldman, Harry A.
 

Furnished, delivered and erected a temporary wood and glass enclosure at the 71st Street entrance to the "present Library."

1933
2 60

Waterproofing Company
 

Provided labor and materials necessary to install complete "Cow Bay" cement waterproofing on the outside of the north wall at the corbell, the new 71st Street foundation walls, and the walls and floor of the old sidewalk vault, 71st Street at the Frick Art Reference Library. Installed waterproof cement under the plinth blocks and all stone columns between the Arcade and Court of The Frick Collection.

1933-1934
2 61

Western Waterproofing Company, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials to install cement waterproofing for the storage vault. In addition, assisted in moving the compressor from the Garden Court into the street.

1933
2 62

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
 

Installed light fixtures with glass basins in The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

1934
2 63

Whitney Duplicating Check Company
 

Fabricated and installed coatroom equipment.

1935
2 64

Williams, B. A. & G. N., Inc. [B. A. & G. N. Williams, Inc.]
 

Furnished and installed limestone facing for the planting box at the west side on the 70th Street entrance.

1935
2 65

Williams, Jno., Inc. [Jno Williams, Inc.]
 

Provided labor required for work in connection with wire mesh screens for storage vault.

1933
2 66

Williamson & Adams, Inc.
 

Provided labor and materials in connection with metal furring and lathing.

1934-1935
2 67

Yardley Screen & Weatherstrip Corporation
 

Provided labor and materials required to fabricate, deliver and install complete Venetian blinds for windows in the Frick Art Reference Library.

1934
2 68

York Ice Machinery Corporation
 

Provided labor, materials and appliances needed to install air conditioning equipment for the vault in the basement.

1933

Subseries 2: Miscellaneous
 

Box Folder Date
2 69

Account A (special)
 

Copy of order for owner. Order for Almirall & Co., Inc. for the furnishing and installation of open mesh muslin over the acoustical felt linings in the ducts.

1936
2 70

Architect's Contract
 

Note stating that the agreement between The Frick Collection and the Office of John Russell Pope, dated April 30, 1934, was put in the safe August 2, 1937.

1937
2 71

Builders' Contract
 

Note stating that the agreements between The Frick Collection and Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc., dated July 22, 1932 and March 1, 1932, were placed in the safe August 2, 1937.

1937
2 72-73

Certificates of Inspection
 

Folder 72 contains Certificates of Inspection issued for the work done on the Frick Art Reference Library, spanning from 1934-1935; includes one cover letter (January 9, 1936) from Marc Eidlitz & Son, enclosing the certificates. The certificates remain in original order, as listed on the cover letter. Folder 73 contains Certificates of Inspection for work done on the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection, spanning from 1933-1936; includes three cover letters (January 10, 1936) from Marc Eidlitz & Son, enclosing certificates. The certificates remain in original order, as listed on the cover letter.

1936
3 1

Contracts and Extra Orders - Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc.
 

Letters from the Office of Marc Eidlitz & Son regarding orders or contracts sent to Frederick Mortimer Clapp or the Office of John Russell Pope; enclosure no longer with the original letter.

1933
3 2-5

Contracts and Extra Orders - Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc.
 

Letters from the Office of Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc. to Frederick Mortimer Clapp or John Russell Pope regarding contracts and orders as enclosures to letters; enclosure no longer with the original letters.

1934
3 6

Contracts and Extra Orders - Miscellaneous
 

List of "credits for discounts," subcontractors, and one note (June 5, 1934) regarding William Bradley & Sons, subcontractor, and "Not to Exceed and Unit Orders."

1934
3 7

Contracts and Extra Orders - John Russell Pope
 

Letters from the Office of John Russell Pope addressed to L.W. Eisinger (1933-1934) and Frederick Mortimer Clapp (1935) regarding enclosed letters from Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc. with orders listed therein (enclosure no longer with letters).

1933-1935
3 8

Marc Eidlitz & Son - Receipts of Material
 

1933-1935
3 9

Helen Clay Frick
 

Orders billed to account H.F. and directed to various subcontractors to complete work at the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection.

1934-1935
3 10

Childs, Frick
 

Orders billed to account C.F. and directed to subcontractors, William Angus, Inc. and Heydt-Mugler Co., Inc. to remove and transport salvaged items to the Roslyn estate.

1933
3 11

Maintenance
 

Orders billed under billing account M. and directed to subcontractors. See also: folder "Repair Items."

1934, 1936
3 12

Pope, John Russell - Bids for Subcontract Work
 

1933
3 13

Repair Items
 

Orders billed to account R and directed to various subcontractors to complete repairs to the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection. Arranged alphabetically by name of subcontractor.

1933-1935
3 14

"Units" and "Not Exceed" Orders
 

Orders for various subcontractors to complete work often related to previously completed work or related work to the Frick Art Reference Library and The Frick Collection. See also: Subcontractor folders.

1933-1935

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Series II: Bills, Receipts, Vouchers, 1933-1937
 

The series is arranged numerically by requisition number and follows a monthly chronological order. Within the folders, the materials are arranged alphabetically by company name. Found in Series II are subcontractors' bills and the following items submitted by the General Contractor, Marc Eidlitz & Son: numbered bills, payroll summaries, requisition claims and vouchers. Subcontractors' bills list order number, work completed, materials and cost. Numbered bills issued by Marc Eidlitz & Son list cash expenses incurred. Weekly payroll sheets detail workers' name, hours worked and description of work completed. Summary payroll sheets list workers' name, position, hours worked and pay rate for each week. Vouchers are designated as equipment, material and cartage, or receipt. Vouchers, along with requisitions, detail contract sum, credit orders and balance due. In some instances, the subcontractor has filled out an "analysis of value of work completed" in a space provided on the verso of the form.

Folders have been assigned a supplemental letter following the folder title to reflect the original grouping of the records within the envelopes they were contained. The bulk of envelopes that held the records were addressed to Frederick Mortimer Clapp, Organizing Director of The Frick Collection, from the Office of John Russell Pope. Additional handwritten information, found on the face of the envelope, including record type, requisition number, and date recorded, has been copied in a note following the folder title. The envelope face has been retained and is filed in a folder at the end of the series.

Box Folder Date
3 15-24

Requisition # 1 - July 15, 1933 (A and B)
 

[1-10 of 14 folders]

1933
4 1-4

Requisition # 1 - July 15, 1933 (A and B)
 

[11-14 of 14 folders]

1933
4 5-9

Requisition # 2 - August 15, 1933 (A and B)
 

1933
4 10-14

Requisition # 3 - September 15, [1933] (A and B)
 

1933
4 15-18

Requisition # 4 - October 15, 1933
 

1933
5 1-7

Requisition # 5 - November 15, 1933 (A and B)
 

1933
5 8-12

Requisition # 6 - December 15, 1933 (A and B)
 

1933
5 13-19

Requisition # 7 - January 15, 1934 (A, B and C)
 

1933
6 1-6

Requisition # 8 - February 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
6 7-11

Requisition # 9 - March 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
6 12-17

Requisition # 10 - April 15, 1934 (A, B and C)
 

1934
7 1-7

Requisition # 11 - May 15, 1934 (A, B and C)
 

1934
7 8-14

Requisition # 12 - June 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
7 15-19

Requisition # 13 - [July 15, 1934] (A, B and C)
 

[1-5 of 8 folders]

1934
8 1-3

Requisition # 13 - [July 15, 1934] (A, B and C)
 

[6-8 of 8 folders]

1934
8 4-7

Requisition # 14 - September 30, 1934 (A)
 

1934
8 8-10

Requisition # 14 - September 30, 1934 (B)
 

8 11-21

Requisition # 15 - September 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
9 1-8

Requisition # 16 - October 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
9 9-15

Requisition # 17 - November 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
9 16-19

Requisition # 18 - December 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

[1-5 of 8 folders]

1934
10 1-3

Requisition # 18 - December 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

[6-8 of 8 folders]

1934
10 4-12

Requisition # 19 - December 15, 1934 (A and B)
 

1934
10 13-18

Requisition # 20 - February 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
10 19-22

Requisition # 21 - March 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

[1-4 of 6 folders]

1935
11 1-2

Requisition # 21 - March 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

[5-6 of 6 folders]

1935
11 3-6

Requisition # 22 - April 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
11 7-16

Requisition # 23 - May 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
11 17-21

Requisition # 24 - June 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
11 22-24

Requisition # 25 - July 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

[1-3 of 6 folders]

1935
12 1-3

Requisition # 25 - July 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

[4-6 of 6 folders]

1935
12 4-9

Requisition # 26 - August 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
12 10-15

Requisition # 27 - September 15, 1935 (A and B)
 

1935
12 16-18

Requisition # 28 - October 15, 1935 (A)
 

1935
13 1-4

Requisition # 28 - October 15, 1935 (B)
 

1935
13 5-8

Requisition # 29 - November 15, 1935
 

1935
13 9-11

Requisition # 30 - December 15, 1935
 

1935
13 12-14

Requisition # 31 - January 1, 1936
 

1936
13 15-17

Requisition # 32 - February 1, 1936
 

1936
13 18-19

Requisition # 33 - [1936-1937]
 

1936-1937
13 20

Envelope Faces - July 15, 1933 - March 19, 1937
 

1933-1937

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Series III: Progress Reports, 1933-1936
 

The series is arranged chronologically. The progress reports are a documentation of the breadth of work performed during the construction period. Examples of this include the removal and protection of various parts of the residence such as ornamental detail, wood paneling, bath fixtures and stone work; demolition of the former Library building and the adjacent townhouses; expansion of the former private rooms of the Frick family; a complete transformation of the former entranceway, porte cochere and carriage yard of the Frick residence; monitoring and testing of newly installed equipment and materials; construction of a basement vault to hold the art and furnishings during the construction period; and the construction of a thirteen story building to house the Frick Art Reference Library.

Progress reports were filled out daily by the general contractor, Marc Eidlitz & Son, and include weather conditions, the name of contractor, total number of men on a job, work class name, number of workers for each class and a description of the work completed on that day. Under Marc Eidlitz & Son, the description of work is categorized under headings such as Carpentry, Masonry, Excavation and General, with each type of labor fully described. This is followed by a list of subcontractors on the job that particular day and a description of the work completed. Details of materials, equipment and costs can be found in Series II: Bills, Receipts & Vouchers and original work specifications and contracts are found in Series I: Contracts and Orders.

Box Folder Date
14 1

January 30 - February 28, 1933
 

1933
14 2

March 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 3

April 1 - 29, 1933
 

1933
14 4

May 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 5

June 1 - 30, 1933
 

1933
14 6

July 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 7

August 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 8

September 1 - 30, 1933
 

1933
14 9

October 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 10

November 1 - 30, 1933
 

1933
14 11

December 1 - 31, 1933
 

1933
14 12

January 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
14 13

February 1 - 28, 1934
 

1934
14 14

March 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
14 15

April 1 - 30, 1934
 

1934
14 16

May 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
14 17

June 1 - 30, 1934
 

1934
14 18

July 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
14 19

August 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
14 20

September 1 - 30, 1934
 

1934
15 1

October 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
15 2

November 1 - 30, 1934
 

1934
15 3

December 1 - 31, 1934
 

1934
15 4

January 1 - 30, 1935
 

1935
15 5

February 1 - 28, 1935
 

1935
15 6

March 1 - 31, 1935
 

1935
15 7

April 1 - 30, 1935
 

1935
15 8

May 1 - 31, 1935
 

1935
15 9

June 1 - 30, 1935
 

1935
15 10

July 1 - 31, 1935
 

1935
15 11

August 1 - 31, 1935
 

1935
15 12

September 1 - 30, 1935
 

1935
15 13

October 1 - November 29, 1935
 

1935
15 14

December 2, 1935 - January 20, 1936
 

1935-1936

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Appendix: Subcontractors
 

A. Aquado - Supplier of sand and cement
 

A. C. Horn Company - Varnishes, waterproofing and technical paints
 

A. P. W. Paper Company - Manufacturer of toilet paper and paper towels
 

Acme Burlap Bag Co. Inc.
 

Acme Sand Blast Company
 

Adolph Grant & Company, Inc. - Tile, mosaics, marble, slate
 

Air Reduction Sales Co. - Cylinder rentals
 

Airolite Company - Fans for Platinum Room
 

Albert A. Volk Company - House wreckers, excavators, foundations
 

Albert Hepp & Company, Inc. - Printing and engraving
 

Albin Gustafson Company - Electrical contractors
 

Allen Pelton & Collens - Associated Architects
 

Alliance Electric Company - Contracting engineers and supplier of lamps
 

Almirall & Company, Inc. - Heating, ventilating and air conditioning
 

American District Telegraph Company, Inc. - Night watch tower and fire alarms services
 

American Machine Wrecking Co.
 

American Optical Company - Lenses for goggles
 

American Ventilating Corporation - Fans
 

Angus Hopkins Inc. - Wire mesh guard
 

Ansonia Fire Prevention Engineering Co. Inc.
 

Architectural Flooring Products Co. Inc.
 

Armstrong Cork & Insulation Co. - Soundproofing
 

Atlantic Gypsum Products Co. Inc. - Acoustex tile
 

Atlantic Metal Products - Manufacturers of copper and fireproof doors
 

B. A. & G. N. Williams, Inc. - Cut stone and marble contractors
 

B. Freidberg - Scrap electric conduit, lath and miscellaneous iron
 

Bach, Oscar B. - Craftsman in metal
 

Barnhart, Parr & Fagan Co. Inc. - Wholesale dry goods
 

Bayley & Sons, Inc. - Designers and makers of lighting fixtures
 

Bellis Wire Works Inc. - Wire mesh and guard
 

Berman, Sam
 

Best Brothers, Inc. - Grinding wheels, sand bags
 

Billings-Chapin Company - Manufacturers of finest paints and varnishes
 

Blue Print Company Inc.
 

Broadway Blue Print Co.
 

Brophy Brothers - Stone working tools, manufacturing and repair for all trades
 

Brown Plastering Company, Inc. - Plastering contractors
 

Browning Bros., Inc. - Heavy hardware and contractors' supplies
 

Campbell Metal Window Corp.
 

Candee, Smith & Howland Co. - Dealers in masons' building materials
 

Capitol Blue Print Co.
 

Carroll-McCreary Company, Inc. - Steel distributors
 

Carter & Jones Inc. - Fine art coverage on wood paneling and wainscoting
 

Central Cement Finishing Company, Inc.
 

Chairington Corp. - Supplier of Telkee Markers
 

Chandler, Ernest - Manufacturer of sails, awning and tents
 

Charles F. Hubbs & Company - Cotton towels
 

Charles G. Peters - Manufacturer of models
 

Charles L. Hesselbach & Sons - Upholsterers and decorators
 

Charles of London, Inc. - Dealers in antique and decorative works of art - Supplier of Old English Paneling
 

Chesebro-Whitman Company, Inc. - Scaffolding engineers
 

Chittenden Lumber Co.
 

Church E. Gates & Company - Lumber suppliers
 

Cleveland Pneumatic Tool Company
 

Collins-Wagner Manufacturing Company - Lighting fixtures
 

Commercial Acetylene Supply Company - Rental of cylinders
 

Commercial Union Assurance Company, Ltd.
 

Consolidated Carting Corp. - Rubbish and ashes removed
 

Coppage Printing & Loose Leaf, Co. Inc. - Pass cards for the library
 

Cork Insulation Company, Inc.
 

Cornell Iron Works, Inc. - Rolling steel doors
 

Corrugated Box Supply Co. - Manufacturers of waterproof cements
 

Craftsweld Equipment Corp. - Welding equipment
 

Crawford & Eddy Company - Brick grinding
 

Cutler Brothers - Scrap iron
 

Curtis Lighting of New York, Inc.
 

David E. Kennedy Inc. - Repairs to cork floor
 

David Kramer Inc. - Woodwork (stools, cabinets, etc.)
 

David Shuldiner, Inc. - Distributors of glass and mirrors
 

De Paoli Company - Pebble walk repairs
 

Dimock & Fink Plumbing Supply Corp.
 

Duparquet, Huot & Moneuse Co. - Steam table and coal and gas range repair and alterations
 

Dykes Lumber Company
 

E. & P. Dienst Co., Inc. - Heavy hardware and contractors' supplies
 

East River Miller & Lumber Company - Supplied fireproof wood
 

Ed Donner Lumber Corp.
 

Edward Ehrbar Inc. - Heavy hardware
 

Edward F. Caldwell & Company, Inc. - Makers of gas and electrical light fixtures
 

Eidlitz, French & Sullivan
 

Electric Time Company of America, Inc. - Clocks
 

Emil Angelon, Inc. - Painting and decorating
 

Empire Carting Co.
 

Empire City Band Saw Works - Supplier of saws
 

Enterprise Window & House Cleaning Company, Inc.
 

Erb Electrical Supply Co., Inc.
 

Erhart, Leo J. - Surveyor of building line
 

Erik Jansson, Inc. - Architectural woodwork bank, office and house interiors
 

Exner Sand & Gravel Corp. - Delivery of sand
 

F. A. Russo, Inc. - Photoprint services
 

Fireproof Products Co. - Steel building materials
 

Floorola
 

Fox Police Lock Company - Cylinder and keys
 

Foxboro Company - Thermometer and wicks for use on air conditioning system
 

Franklin Allen Window Cleaning Co., Inc.
 

Fredrick K. Gaston, Inc. - Insurance
 

Fredrick Rose & Company, Inc. - Decorators and furnishers
 

Frink Corporation - Reflectors and lighting equipment
 

Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills - Second hand bags
 

General Bronze Corp.
 

General Builders Supply Company - Supplied gyplap boards
 

General Insulating Products Co.
 

George A. Just Company - Structural steel work
 

George S. Holmes Co., Inc. - Iron furring and metal lathing
 

Gleason Brothers - Makers of stone cutters' and contractors' tools
 

Godwin Construction Company - Excavation
 

Gold Dust Corp. - Cleaning service
 

Goldberg, Moe - Misc. iron and copper
 

Golfarb, Meyer - Iron channels and galvanized pipe and fittings
 

Goodall Rubber Company, Inc. - Police coats
 

Grand Marble Works, Inc. - Manufacturers of foreign and domestic marble
 

Grasselli Chemical Company, Inc.
 

H. B. Fred Kuhls - Manufacturer of elastic seam composition
 

H. B. Sherwin, Inc. - Architectural woodwork, plain and decorative painting
 

Hasbrouck Flooring Company, Inc. - Wood flooring and paneling
 

Hayden Company - Designers and manufacturers of furniture and interiors
 

Henderson-Baumgard Company, Inc. - Manufacturers of fine architectural cabinet work
 

Henderson Brothers - Glass
 

Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe, Co. - Removal and resetting of vault doors and safes
 

Herrman & Grace, Inc. - Sheet metal construction, heating and ventilating
 

Heydt-Mugler Company Inc. - Removal of wood pilasters and frieze
 

Hildreth & Company Inc. - Consulting and inspecting engineers
 

Hoegger Inc. - Manufacturers of bathroom accessories
 

Hollander, I. - Supplier of metals
 

Holmes Electric Protective Co.
 

Hope's Windows Inc.
 

Igoe Brothers - Manufacturers of wire and nails [supplied rubberoid roofing paper]
 

Ingersoll-Rand Company - Repair to tools
 

Innovation Luggage Stores, Inc. - Wooden coat hangers
 

J. K. Welding Company, Inc. - Welding engineers and contractors
 

J. L. Murphy, Inc. - General plumbing contractors
 

Jacob Rubin & Sons, Inc. - Silverite wire glass
 

Jacobson & Company - Insulation & soundproofing
 

James Gilles & Son
 

James Muir Company Inc. - Cartage [towed sample stones from 100 E. 42nd St. to 532 5th Ave.]
 

John T. Swanson Company - Wood floor specialists
 

John Williams Co. - Workers of bronze, iron, wire, bronze foundry
 

Joseph A. Reid, Inc. - Painters and decorators
 

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. - Iron, steel and machinery
 

Karp Metal Products Co. - Designers and manufacturers of sheet steel products
 

Keuffel & Esser Company - Plumbob or plummet cord
 

Kliegl Brothers - Lighting
 

Knickerbocker Slate Corp.
 

Kurzon, Joseph - Electrical supplies and hardware
 

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
 

Lord & Burnham Company - Greenhouse designers and manufacturers
 

Lyon Metal Products Inc. - Manufacturers of keys
 

M. C. Reynolds Company - Concrete work
 

M. O'Conner, Inc. - Public carting and stevedore
 

MacGregor, Huggins & MacGregor - Venetian blinds and wood screens
 

Madia, James - General contractor
 

Magnanti, Angelo - Architectural decorator and detailing of beams in main Reading Room
 

Manufacturers Glass Company
 

Marc Eidlitz & Son, Inc. - General contractors
 

Marks Brothers, Inc. - Plate glass window, manufacturers of mirrors and beveled glass
 

Mart & Lawton, Inc. - Tile work
 

Mathews, Theo. W. - Inspector of off-site subcontractors' work
 

Matthew Balich Corp. - Asbestos and magnesia contractors
 

McDougall & Potter Co. - Structural iron work
 

McQuillen & Chave, Inc. - Engineers and contractors of sheet metal works, steam and hot water heating, and ventilating apparatus
 

Metropolitan Carting Company - Cinder carting
 

Metropolitan Cinders Delivery Company
 

Metropolitan Roofing Supplies
 

Metropolitan Sewer Pipe Company, Inc.
 

Miller Druck Co., Inc. - Suppliers of marble
 

Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. - Abrasive paper and cloth
 

Mitchell & Rand Dampproofing Corp. - Protective coatings
 

Montgomery & Company, Inc. - Glue supplies
 

National Bridge Works - Steel parts
 

National District Telegraph, Inc. - Watchman's tour and firearm services
 

National Theatre Supply Company, Inc. - Projection booth in Lecture Room
 

National Window Shade Company Inc. - Window shades and draperies
 

New & Used Equipment Corp.
 

New York Roofing Company
 

New York Stencil Works
 

New York Telephone Co. - Telephone service charges
 

O. W. Jackson & Company, Inc. - "The World's Largest Mat House"
 

O. W. Ketcham- Architectural terracotta, hollow tile fireproofing, fancy front brick, enameled brick, firebrick, roofing tile and other burnt clay products
 

Olmstead Brothers
 

Ondot Delivery - Trucking equipment
 

Ostrander & Eshleman, Inc. - Hardware
 

Otis Elevator Company
 

Owen Evans Company, Inc. - Plasterwork
 

P. & F. Corbin - Hardware
 

Parkside Wrecking & Building Supply Company - Sale of wood and pressed steel doors
 

Patent Scaffolding Company - Rental of scaffolding equipment
 

Patten-Brown Company - Fans
 

Pearson Brothers Inc. - Heavy hardware, contractors and equipment suppliers
 

Peerless Towel Supply Co. Inc. - Clean towel supply
 

Pelham Hoisting Company, Inc. - Hoisting equipment
 

Percy Manufacturing Company, Inc. - Bronze guide rails
 

Peter A. Juley & Son - Photographers of fine arts
 

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. - Glass, mirrors, paints
 

Powers Regulator Company - Automatic temperature controlling apparatus
 

Preferred Utilities Company
 

Pyrene Manufacturing Co.
 

R. & G. Lumber Company, Inc.
 

R. Guastavino Company - Timbrel vault construction
 

R. H. Jaffray Company - Cement work
 

R. W. Hunt Company - Pipe
 

Remington-Rand Inc. - Suppliers of card catalog cases
 

Renner & Maras, Inc. - Artisans in metals
 

Rex Cole, Inc. - Electric refrigerators
 

Richardson & Dutt - Lumber, moldings, doors, windows and millwork
 

Ricci & Zari - Manufacturer of models
 

Robert A. Keasbey Company - Asbestos products
 

Rollo, Johnson & Siedler, Inc. - Resilient floors
 

Rosoff Lumber
 

S. Wolf Sons - Manufacturers, distributors and retailers of paints, oils, varnishes, etc.
 

Samuel H. Moss, Inc. - Manufacturers of metal and steel stamps
 

Security Steel Equipment Corp.
 

Senn-Herrick Corporation - Reinforced concrete construction
 

Simon Ventilighter Company, Inc. - Skylight ventilighters
 

Skilsaw Inc. - Supplier and repairs to Skilsaw equipment
 

Sloane & Moller, Inc. - Carpenters and cabinetmakers
 

Snead & Company - Library bookcases
 

Sommers & Company, Ltd - Damp proofing
 

Spencer Turbine Company - Turbine blowers and exhausters
 

Spencer, White & Prentis Inc. - Rental of hydraulic jack
 

Standard Oil Company of New York, Inc.
 

Steel Equipment Corp. - Shelving and platform
 

Stephan & Danner, Inc. - Roofing and sheet metal contractors
 

Stoller & Cook Company - Ornamental iron work
 

Strawbridge & Clothier - Cork floors
 

Suburban Bronze Works, Inc. - Bronze casement windows
 

Superior Steel Door & Trim Company, Inc. - Manufacturers of hollow steel doors, partitions and interior trim
 

Syntron New York, Co. - Repairs top Skilsaws
 

T.P. McLaughlin, Inc. - Plumbing
 

Taylor Instruments Companies - Thermometer
 

Theodore Diamond, Inc. - Quality glass
 

Thomas P. McLoughlin Inc. - Engineers and contractors - plumbing and heating
 

Thompson Time Stamp Company, Inc. - Timing and dating equipment
 

Tilley, J. - Inspector of Ingersoll-Rand air conditioner
 

Toch Brothers - Painters
 

Topping Brothers - Heavy and marine hardware
 

Tuttle Roofing Company - Waterproofing
 

Travelers Insurance Company
 

Trench and Marine Pipe - Contractors, marine and farm equipment
 

U - Co. Manufacturing Company Inc. - Patched joints on tile roof
 

Underwood Elliott Fisher Company
 

United Cooperage Company - Water and steel drums
 

United Cork Companies
 

United Electric Light & Power Company - Meter installation
 

United Hoisting Co. Inc. - Hoists, pumps, compressors and mixers
 

United States Gypsum Company - Insulation and soundproofing
 

United States Rubber Products, Inc. - Asphalt floors
 

United States Trucking Corp. - Delivery of pay envelopes
 

V. Foscato, Inc. - Roman and Venetian mosaic terrazzo
 

Van Wagoner-Linn Construction Company - Electrical work
 

Veteran Dust Exterminator Company - Manufacturers of sweeping compounds
 

Virus Limited Inc. - Exterminating service
 

W.A. Briggs Bitumen Company - Bituminous coating
 

Wagner & Reed Inc. - Supplied scotch tape
 

Waldman, Harry A. - Manufacturer of bank and office fixtures
 

Walldorf, Hafner & Schultz, Inc. - Drawing materials
 

Walter Knapp & Company, Inc. - Light repairs
 

Waterproofing Company
 

Weber-Earley Company - Printers, binders and engravers
 

Weehawken Wrecking Co. Inc. - New and second hand lumber
 

West Disinfecting Co.
 

Western Waterproofing Company
 

Western Union Telegraph Co.
 

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. - Electric and manufacturing company
 

Western Waterproofing Co. Inc.
 

Whitney Duplicating Check Company - Coatroom equipment
 

Wholey Office Equipment Co. Inc.
 

William Angus, Inc. - Contractors
 

William Bradley & Son - Cut stone and marble contractors
 

William H. Penney, Inc. - Granite work
 

William J. McCormack Sand, Co. - Dealers in sand, gravel, broken stone and grit
 

Williamson & Adams Inc. - Metal furring, lathing and corner bead contractors
 

Yardley Screen & Weather Stripping Corp. - Venetian blinds, weather stripping and chalking
 

York Ice Machinery Corp. - Air conditioning
 

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