Charles Carsten Platt and Frederick Putnam Platt Papers, [ca.1937-1955]

Collection Number: 2852

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charles Carsten Platt and Frederick Putnam Platt papers, [ca.1937-1955]
Collection Number:
2852
Creator:
Charles Carsten Platt, 1880-1967.
Quantity:
12.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Includes files, insurance records, paid bills, cancelled checks, blueprints, and drawings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Charles Carsten Platt (Cornell University Class of 1901) and his brother, Frederick P. Platt, headed F.P. Platt & Brother, an architecture firm. The collection is mostly a file of jobs done by the Platts. Also includes insurance records, paid bills, cancelled checks, and blueprints and drawings.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles Carsten Platt (Cornell University Class of 1901) and his brother, Frederick P. Platt, headed F.P. Platt & Brother, an architecture firm which designed the Consolidated Edison Company, Horn and Hardart Automat restaurants, and the New York Athletic Club (of which Charles Platt was a member). Other clients included New York University and Pace College. Charles Platt was a member of the Architectural League of New York and the State Association of Architects; a governor of the Real Estate Board of New York; and a president of the Municipal Art Society in New York City. He served on municipal improvement committees under New York mayors Fiorello H. La Guardia, William O'Dwyer, and Robert F. Wagner, and was a leader in efforts to eliminate slums.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection is mostly a file of jobs done by the Platts. Also includes insurance records, paid bills, cancelled checks, and blueprints and drawings.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Platt, Charles C. (Charles Carsten), 1880-1967.
Platt, Frederick Putnam, d. 1955.
F.P. Platt & Brother.

Subjects:
Architecture--New York (State)
Cities and towns--Civic improvement.
City planning.
Slums.
Architects.
City planners.

Places:
New York (N.Y.)--City planning.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Charles Carsten Platt and Frederick Putnam Platt Papers, #2852. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Job file, ca. 1937-1944
Box 2
Job file, ca. 1940-1945
Box 3
Job file, ca. 1944-1947
Box 4
Job file, ca. 1944-1951
Box 5
Job file, ca. 1944-1953
Box 6
Job file, ca. 1945-1949
Box 7
Job file, ca. 1944-1948
Box 8
Job file, ca. 1945-1951
Box 8
Job file, ca. 1951-1953
Box 10
Job file, ca. 1942-1943
Box 11
Job file, ca. 1943-1945
Box 12
Insurance records, paid bills, cancelled checks, ca. 1950-1955