Architectural Firm Profile: Boak & Paris

Architectural Firm Profile: Boak & Paris

Russell Boak (1896-1981) Hyman Paris (1890-1966) In 1927, architects Russell Boak and Hyman Paris left the firm of Emery Roth to start their own firm, Boak & Paris. Together, the duo designed multiple apartment houses on the West Side, East Side and in Greenwich...
Architectural Firm Profiles: Gaetan Ajello

Architectural Firm Profiles: Gaetan Ajello

Gaetan (Gaetano) Ajello – 1883-1983 Gaetan Ajello was considered a visionary architect within his lifetime. The Sicilian immigrant took the New York City architecture scene by storm, contributing hundreds of buildings to the city, and particularly to the west side....
Hardenbergh the Hotel Master

Hardenbergh the Hotel Master

Henry Janeway Hardenbergh (1847-1918) Architect Henry J. Hardenbergh was born in 1847 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, into a family of Dutch lineage.[1] He was a student at the Hasbrouck Institute, a preparatory school in Jersey City that aimed to prepare young men in...
Architectural Firm Profiles: Lamb and Rich

Architectural Firm Profiles: Lamb and Rich

Hugh Lamb (1859-1903) Charles Alonzo Rich (1855-1943) Firm Address: 257 West 91st Street, 214   Hugh Lamb was born in Scotland in 1849. Very little is known about his childhood and early training, but he was established as an architect in New Jersey in 1872. By...