1900 Group of Colored Blueprint Plans for the Balmoral Hotel at Arverne Long Island Turner & Kilian Architects.
(Americana - Architecture - Long Island)

New York City: Turner & Kilian Architects 2291 Broadway, 1900. F Group of 7 drawings and plans, exterior and interior, all accomplished via blueprint on durable linen-backed paper stock, many with colors added for details; each with the Turner and Kilian Architects 2291 Broadway New York identification and C.T. Ramer, owner; scale of 1/4" = 1 ft; including: #1. Side Elevation 19 1/2" x 29", light wear, trimmed at part of top, no loss to drawing, very good condition; #2. Rear Elevation, gables ornamented with elaborate scroll- work and with a large porchway, 21 1/2" x 37", some edgewear, dustiness, good; #3. Basement Plan 22" x 36" indicating footings, (colored) fresh air inlets, barber shop, store, bicycle section, bar, women's and men's servants quarters, ice house, pastry room, coal storage and baggage rooms; #4. First Floor Plan 23" x 37", various chambers, waiting rooms, parlors, dining room, pantry, butler & serving rooms, with coloring on the inner walls and central alcoves, some edgewear and rubbing, good and with a small cloth tab attached, having the date of 1900; #5. Second Floor Plan 23" x 36 1/2" guest chambers, stairways, balcony, toilets, fire escape, some edgewear and rubbing, edge-fraying, good; #6. Third Floor Plan 17" x 35", similar to 2nd floor, with the addition of store rooms, light wear, very good; # 7. Attic Plan 18 1/2" x 35 1/2", long storage spaces and hallway, light wear, very good; these plans reflecting the creation of the early 20th century resort community of this area on the Rockaway, Queens Long Island peninsula, relatively early in its first period of existence, before a devastating storm in 1914 and fire in 1922 destroyed many of the older buildings - "Arverne" originally begun via the investment and real estate development activities of Remington Vernam (c.1842 - 1907). Good Paperback (Item ID: 21803)


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