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Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Seeking information on houses
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 13:29:32 EDT
Around 1900 my grandfather designed two houses in Fleishmans, NY. One of
these was for a family named Hirsch. The other was for a family named
Kleinert. I'm interested in finding out if the houses still exist and if any
pictures of these houses show them as they might have been in the early years
of this century. I have one photo of each house and would be happy to scan
and e-mail it to anybody who thinks they can be of help in identifying these.
The houses are quite distinctive and are among a relatively small number of
designs my grandfather did in the Vienna Secessionist style.
As well as designing houses in Fleischmanns, my grandparents also vacationed
there, and I have a hand-decorated photo album with pictures taken in the
area. One of the places visited is "Hulcott Center." I have a number of
photos he labelled "Hulcott Center" that were taken in 1901 and include
photos of many unidentified people. Another group of photos is labeled, "A
visit to the Roos's, Aug, 1901." I have no idea what this is in reference
to. I would similarly scan and e-mail these photos to anyone who might be
able to help.
My grandfather went on to become one of the leading architects of apartment
houses in NYC prior to the Great Depression. His most famous buildings are
probably the San Remo and Beresford Apartments on Central Park West and the
Ritz Tower on 57th Street. Any help in finding these early houses in
Fleischmans is appreciated.