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American Car and Foundry woodwork

Accession 1969.007

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Chase Markee in 2013., 2013

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, American Car and Foundry woodwork (Accession 1969.007), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: American Car and Foundry woodwork
Dates: undated
Accession Number: 1969.007
Extent: 25 items
Physical Description: 25 photographic copy prints: b&w; 8 x 10 in.
Location: GL Box 1
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: American Car and Foundry Company was founded in 1899 as the result of a merger among thirteen railroad carbuilding companies. This collection features 25 copy photographs of building interiors and exteriors with emphasis on wooden architectural elements.
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Copy photographs created from original slides, which Dr. & Mrs. Allen G. Shchiek still own.

Use Restrictions

This collection is available for use only by permission of Holders of Schiek Collection.

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Historical Note

American Car and Foundry Company (ACF) was founded in 1899 as the result of a merger among thirteen railroad carbuilding companies, including St. Charles Car Manufacturing Company. In the company's early years, ACF constructed its railcars from wood; however, five years after the 1899 merger the first all-steel passenger car ever ordered from a car builder left ACF's former Berwick, PA shop. It was the first of a shipment of 300 similar cars built for New York City's pioneer subway, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company. By 1906, ACF opened steel shops at St. Louis, Detroit, Berwick, Huntington, and Madison, Illinois. ACF's reputation rapidly spread abroad and in 1905 more than 100 motor and trailer subway cars were shipped to England for use in London's underground system.

Historical note reference from ACF website ( http://www.acfindustries.com/history.asp )

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Scope and Content

This collection features 25 copy photographs from slides owned by Dr. and Mrs. Allen Schiek. Information pertaining to buildings was obtained from a borrowed copy of the Schiek Collection's 'American Car and Foundry Co., Architectural Woodwork,' a book published in Wilmington, Delaware. Photographs depict building interiors and exteriors with emphasis on wooden architectural elements. Names of architects and builders are included. Buildings include: Seventy-seven Hall, Princeton University; Henry Dormitory, Princeton University; Dining Hall, Princeton University; Graduate School, Princeton University; Cap & Gown Club, Princeton University; Irenne du Pont Residence, Granogue, Delaware; Old College Hall, University of Delaware; Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, Delaware; Pierre S. du Pont Residence, Longwood, Pennsylvania; Martin Residence, Great Neck, Long Island; Hoyts Residence, Southampton, Long Island; Auditorium, Carnegie Technical Schools; and St. John's Chapel, Wilmington, Delaware. The 26th image was not printed: Wilmington High School; Builders: A.S. Reed & Bro. Co., Wilmington, Delaware

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Access Points

Schiek, Allen G., Dr.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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GL 1 "Seventy-seven" Hall, Princeton University, Undated [Architects: Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Boston, Massachusetts; builders: Matthews Construction Company, Princeton, New Jersey] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Entrance to Henry Dormitory, Princeton University, Undated [Architect: Zantzinger Borie & Medary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builders: Matthews Construction Company, Camden, New Jersey] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Dining Hall, Princeton University, Undated [Architect: Day & Klauder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: Matthews Construction Company, Princeton, New Jersey] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Dining Hall, Princeton University, Undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Dining Hall, Princeton University, Undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Graduate School, Princeton University, Undated [Architect: Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, Boston, Massachusetts; Builder: Matthews Construction Company] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Irenne du Pont Residence, Granogue, Delaware, Undated [Architect: Albert H. Spahr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Reception Hall, Irenne du Pont Residence, Undated [Architect: Albert H. Spahr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Builder: John W. Barnes, New York] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Music Room, Irenne du Pont Residence, Granogue, Delaware, Undated [Architect: Albert H. Spahr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Builder: John W. Barnes, New York] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Princeton University, Cap & Gown Club, Undated [Architect: Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, New York; Builder: Matthews Construction Company, Princeton, New Jersey] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Princeton University, Cap & Gown Club, Undated [Architect: Raleigh C. Gildersleeve, New York; Builder: Matthews Construction Company, Princeton, New Jersey] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Old College Hall, University of Delaware, Undated [Architect: Day & Klauder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: George & Borst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Old College Hall, University of Delaware, Undated [Architect: Day & Klauder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: George & Borst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Dining Hall, Old College Hall, University of Delaware, Undated [Architect: Day & Klauder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: George & Borst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Lounge Room, Old College Hall, University of Delaware, Undated [Architect: Day & Klauder, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: George & Borst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Wilmington Public Library, Undated [Architect: Tilton & Githens, New York; Builder: du Pont Engineering Company] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Main Entrance, Wilmington Public Library, Undated [Architect: Tilton & Githens, New York; Builder: du Pont Engineering Company] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Wilmington Public Library, Undated [Architect: Tilton & Githens, New York; Builder: du Pont Engineering Company] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Hallway, Longwood, Pierre S. du Pont Residence, Undated [Architect: Walter J. Cope, Ardmore, Pennsylvania; Builder: Longwood, Inc., Longwood, Pennsylvania; identified as the conservatory, not the residence by G.O. May 1968] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Organ room, Longwood, Undated [Architect: Walter J. Cope, Ardmore, Pennsylvania; Builder: Longwood, Inc., Longwood, Pennsylvania] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Living room, Martin Residence, Great Neck, Long Island, Undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Conservatory, Alfred I. du Pont Residence, Wilmington, Delaware, Undated [Architect: Carrère & Hartings, New York; Builder: James M. Smyth, Wilmington, Delaware] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Hallway, Hoyts Residence, Southampton, Long Island, Undated; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 Auditorium, Carnegie Technical Schools, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Undated [Architect: Henry I. Hornbostel, New York; Builder: James L. Stuart] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
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GL 1 St. John's Chapel, Wilmington, Delaware, Undated [Architect: Zantzinger Borie & Medary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Builder: William R. Dougherty] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.