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Blueprint, Townhouse, 211 East 48th Street, New York, NY: Front Elevation

This is a Blueprint. It was architect: William E. Lescaze. It is dated 1933 and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is blueprint. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled William Lescaze's Townhouse Blueprint: Creating a New Look for New York Residences.

This object was donated by William E. Lescaze. It is credited Gift of William E. Lescaze.

Its dimensions are

36.2 x 18.2 cm (14 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

It is signed

At lower right: sept 26 - 33

It is inscribed

Typed in black ink, on white tracing paper attached to lower edge: SKETCH BY WILLIAM LESCAZE/FOR FIRST HOUSE WITH GLASS IN NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER, 1933.

Cite this object as

Blueprint, Townhouse, 211 East 48th Street, New York, NY: Front Elevation; Architect: William E. Lescaze (American, b. Switzerland, 1896–1969); USA; blueprint; 36.2 x 18.2 cm (14 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.); Gift of William E. Lescaze; 1937-37-2

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