University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

James Riely Gordon:

An Inventory of his Drawings and Papers, ca. 1890-1937



Collection Summary

Creator:Gordon, James Riely, 1863-1937
Title:James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) Drawings and Papers,
Dates: ca. 1890-1937
Abstract:Gordon (1863-1937), an architect who practiced in both San Antonio and New York City, was best-known for his Richardsonian Romanesque designs of public buildings, especially courthouses. He was active in professional organizations such as the American Institute of Architects and its chapters in and around New York City, constantly seeking to improve professional standards. Contains 6,500 drawings, 13 linear feet of architectural records, and 1,600 photographs representing more han 300 buildings and documenting both the Texas and New York phases of Gordon's career (1890-1937). Work of one of his later partners, Alfred Zucker, is represented here by architectural drawings for buildings in New York constructed during the 1890s.
Identification:GOR 1979002; 1991009
Quantity:Over 6,500 drawings, 13 linear feet of archival material, over 1,600 photographic items, furniture, tools, models
Language:English.
Repository:Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of James Riely Gordon (1863-1937)

James Riely Gordon was born in Winchester, Virginia in 1863. At age 11 he moved with his family to San Antonio in 1874. He worked for the Civil Engineering Corps of the International and Great Northern Railway before apprenticing in the architectural office of W.K. Dobson of San Antonio. He gained invaluable experience in the design of public buildings while supervising construction of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in San Antonio (1888-1889). By the mid-1880s he had opened his own office. For a brief period, he established a partnership with D.E. Laub (Gordon and Laub Architects) in San Antonio from 1890 to 1891. By the late 1890s Gordon established the J. Riely Gordon Company in Dallas and shortly thereafter moved to New York City where he entered into a brief practice with Alfred Zucker in 1902. He was later associated briefly with Evarts Tracy and Egerton Swartwout in the firm of Gordon Tracy and Swartwout Architects (c1905). He continued to successfully design county courthouses across the eastern seaboard.

Gordon excelled at the design of public buildings and constructed 16 county courthouses in Texas alone. His most popular structures utilized the Richardsonian Romanesque style which accommodated a natural ventilation system so essential in the hot, Texas climate. Among his designs for courthouses in Texas include Bexar County (1891-1896); Victoria County (1892); Ellis County (1895); and McLennan County (1901). In addition, he designed numerous residences and commercial buildings and was selected as the architect for the Texas Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Perhaps influenced by his experiences at the fair in Chicago, he switched to the use of a Renaissance Revival style at the turn of the century. He was also responsible for the design of the territorial capitol for Arizona (c.1900) and the Mississippi State Capitol (1896 - not built).

Gordon continued to design public edifices in the Renaissance Revival style after his move to New York. Included among his built designs are the Garrett County Courthouse in Oakland, Maryland (c. 1907); the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack, New Jersey (1908-1911); the Cambria County Courthouse in Cambria, Pennsylvania (1914-1924); and the Cortland County Courthouse in Cortland, New York (1922-1923). Perhaps his most interesting and controversial project was a proposed 1913 design for a new New York County Courthouse in the form of a high-rise, classical column or "skyscraper column." In addition, he designed residential and commercial buildings such as the Gramercy Park Apartments (1909), and at least four Elks Clubs in New York and New Jersey.

Gordon continually sought to improve the professional standards of the new profession of architecture throughout his career. He served as secretary of the Texas State Association of Architects, the first professional organization of architects in the state. After moving to New York, he served as president of the New York Society of Architects for 13 years (1916-1929) and participated in the writing of the New York building codes. He served on Mayor Hylan's Housing committee; Mayor Walker's Committee on Plans and Survey; the Tenement House Committee; the Committee on the Board of Standards and Appeals; and the Committee on the New York City Building Code. In addition, he was named honorary president of the New York Society of Architects; served as vice-president and director of the New York Association of Architects; was an honorary member of both the Long Island Society of Architects and the Brooklyn Society of Architects


Scope and Content of the collection

The James Riely Gordon Papers comprise over 6,500 drawings, 13 linear feet of archival material and over 1,600 photographs representing over 300 buildings that document both the Texas and New York phases of Gordon's career. The material dates from 1890 to 1937. Although most of the material dates from 1900 to 1937, representing his New York career, the earlier years in Texas (c. 1890 - 1900) are well-represented by watercolor presentation drawings and photographs. The work of one of his later partners, Alfred Zucker, is also represented in the collection by architectural drawings for buildings in New York constructed during the 1890s (see the Alfred Zucker collection).

The drawings range from elegant presentation watercolors to working drawings, sketches, and shop drawings. There are few working drawings for the Texas years which are largely represented in watercolor renderings. The New York years, however, are well documented by the entire range of different types of architectural drawings. Plaster models exist for several projects, such as the New York County and Bergen County courthouses.

Additional archival materials include correspondence, specifications, letters of reference, photographs, glass negatives, newspaper clippings and plaster models. Gordon was involved in litigation concerning several projects, including the Bergen County Courthouse, the Cambria County Courthouse, and the Elks Club in Hackensack, New Jersey and Newburgh, New York. There is extensive documentation regarding these legal suits. Aspects of his social life and professional achievements are also represented. While the archival material for the Texas years is more scarce, several items are of particular interest: a list of Texas Clients and letters of recommendation from clients around the state. Of particular note are the hand-written minutes of the Texas State Association of Architects (1886-1895), the only such surviving record of the state's first professional organization of architects.

There are also 34 volumes of clippings from architectural periodicals (primarily American Architect and Building News and Inland Architect) that are bound according to building type. Originally from Alfred Zucker's office, Gordon later attached his name over Zucker's nameplate. These volumes contain numerous illustrations of Gordon's work from Texas.

The collection contains various artifacts, including a commemorative trowel, desk set, and his drafting triangles. Gordon's office furniture, consisting of a mahogany desk, 4 chairs, and 2 large filing cabinets, are also included in the Gordon Papers.

The materials were acquired in 1979 with the assistance of a grant from the Houston Endowment, Inc.


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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Texas Online Catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Creators (persons):
Gordon, James Riely, 1863-1937--Archives.
Zucker, Alfred, b. 1852.
Organizations:
Bexar County (Tex.) Courthouse.
Victoria County (Tex.) Courthouse.
Ellis County (Tex.) Courthouse.
McLennan County (Tex.) Courthouse.
Bergen County (N.J.) Courthouse.
Cambria County (Pa.) Courthouse.
Cortland County (N.Y.) Courthouse.
Garrett County (Md.) Courthouse.
Arizona Territorial Capitol (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Subjects:
Elks (Fraternal order)--Buildings.
World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, III.) Texas Pavilion.
Public buildings--Designs and plans.
Courthouses--Designs and plans.
Architecture--Texas.
Architecture--New York.
Architecture--New Jersey.
Richardsonian Romanesque.
Renaissance Revival (Architecture).
Document types:
Shop drawings.
Models.
Architectural drawings.
Competition drawings.
Ephemera.
Sketches.
Presentation drawings.
Specifications.
Working drawings.
Glass photonegatives.
Photographs.
Watercolor drawings.

Administrative Information

Citation

James Riely Gordon (1863-1937) Drawings and Papers, c1890-1937, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Materials processed by: Lila Knight


Other Finding Aids

Unpublished inventory in Archive.


Selected references to works by or about James Riely Gordon (1863-1937)

Amery, Colin, ed. "Texas." Whole issue of Architectural Review 164(981):275-6 (Nov 1978). Illus, plans, map, ports.

Goeldner, Paul. "Central symbols: Historic Texas courthouses." [Late 19th century examples by Giles, Ruffini, Dodson and Gordon.] Texas Architect 36(3):78-85 (May-June 1986). Drawings, photos.

Gordon, James Riely. "Accepted design for Alamo Baptist Church, San Antonio, TX." Inland Architect and News Record 18(2): (Sep 1891). Plate.

Gordon, James Riely. "Store for the Kimpman estate, San Antonio, TX." American Architect and Building News 43:35 (pl. 943) (Jan 20, 1894). Illus.

Gordon, James Riely. "Accepted design for Bexar County courthouse, San Antonio, TX." American Architect and Building News 46:27 (pl. 982) (Oct. 20, 1894). Illus.

Gordon, James Riely. "Accepted design for the Victoria County courthouse." American Architect and Building News 54:24 (p. 1086) (Oct 17, 1896). Illus.

Gordon, James Riely. "Accepted design for the Dallas flats, Dallas, TX.." American Architect and Building News 54:64 (pl. 1091) (Nov 21, 1896). Illus.

Gordon, James Riely. Obituary. American Architect 150:143 (Apr 1937).

Gordon, James Riely. Obituary. Architectural Forum 66: supp 94+ (May 1937).

Gordon, James Riely. "Kaleidescope." Architecture - AIA Journal 75(3):76-87 (Mar 1986). Photos, plans, axonometric view.

Gordon, James Riely. Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbookonline/

Ingersoll, Richard. "Corpus Christie City Hall: The ghost of the Texas Courthouse." [Influence of J.R. Gordon and the Ellis County Courthouse, Waxahachie is discussed.] Architect and Design Review of Houston Fall 1988:5-7. Drawing, photos, plans, secn, site plan.

Meister, Chris. "The Texas State Building: J. Riely Gordon's contribution to the World's Columbian Exposition." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 98(1):1-24 (1994). Illus., photos.

Sinclair, Fiona. "North, South, East and West: a process of banking patronage." [Architects include J.R. Gordon.] Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Newsletter Autumn 1986 (44):5-8. Photos.

Stillson, Lila. "James Riely Gordon and the skycolumn: It is as logical as the skyscraper was twenty years ago." Center: A Journal for Architecture in America 2:13-17 (1986). Drawings, plans, refs.


Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A: Correspondence

Series Abstract
The Correspondence series files are arranged chronologically dating from 1891 through 1937, as well as by subjects primarily in New York.
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11Correspondence, undated, regarding Mrs. Stanley Furniture, E. Everett Wade, the Treasury Department, et. al.
2Correspondence, 1891-1899
3Correspondence, 1900-1909
4Correspondence, 1910-1919
5Correspondence, 1920-1929 photocopy
6Correspondence, 1930-1937 photocopy
7Correspondence, Americus Society
8Correspondence, Liebman-Lustbader Arbitration
9Correspondence, Manhattan Club
10Correspondence, Mayors Committee on Plan and Survey
11Correspondence, "Proposals" (on spine of book), "Forms" (on cover) [1 of 2]
12Correspondence, "Proposals" (on spine of book), "Forms" (on cover) [2 of 2]
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21Correspondence, Real Estate Board of New York
2Correspondence, USS New York - Ralston
3Correspondence, Prospective clients photocopy



Series B: Personal Papers

Series Abstract
The Personal Papers series files include membership, registrations, licenses and awards as well as material regarding his father and granddaughter. The Keepsakes files (Gordon's own term) contain invitations, programs, etc. and are arranged chronologically dating from 1904 through 1934.
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24Personal papers: Miscellaneous
5Personal papers: AIA membership
6Personal papers: Licenses and awards
7Personal papers: New Jersey registration
8Personal papers: New York State registration
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81Personal papers: power of attorney for Arthur W. Seeligson
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29Personal papers: stock certificate
10Personal papers: European trip (1906)
11Personal papers: Gordon, George (JRG's father)
12Personal papers: Ralston, Lucy Virginia Gordon (JRG's granddaughter) photocopy
13Personal papers: Condolences and funeral arrangements
14Personal papers: Keepsakes, undated
Note: "Keepsakes" is JRG's term. Included are invitations, place cards, programs from awards banquets and the like.
15Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1904
16Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1908
17Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1909
18Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1910
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31Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1911
2Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1912
3Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1913
4Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1914
5Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1915
6Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1916
7Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1917
8Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1919
9Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1921
10Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1922
11Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1923
12Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1924
13Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1925
14Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1926
15Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1927
16Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1928
17Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1929
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41Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1930
2Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1931
3Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1933
4Personal papers: Keepsakes, 1934



Series C: Professonal Organizations and Committee Work

Series Abstract
The Professonal Organizations and Committee Work series files include documents regarding the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architects Club of Brooklyn, Long Island Society of Architects, New York Society of Architects, Texas State Association of Architects (TSAA), New York Building Code, and various committee work.
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45Memberships in architectural societies
6Code of professional practice [1 of 2]
7Code of professional practice [2 of 2]
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82Code of professional practice
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48American Institute of Architects (AIA) - correspondence
9AIA - Proceedings of the 54th annual convention (1921)
10AIA - New York Chapter (1930-1937)
11AIA - New York Chapter - Charter Revision Committee (1935) photocopy
12AIA - New York Chapter - Legislative Committee (1931-1936) photocopy
13AIA - New York Chapter - Yearbook (1931-1932)
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51Architects Club of Brooklyn photocopy
2Long Island Society of Architects (1928-1936)
3New York Society of Architects - Bulletins (1926-1932)
4New York Society of Architects - correspondence photocopy
5New York Society of Architects - dinnenr for Walter Martin
6New York Society of Architects - Matthew W. DelGaudio
7New York Society of Architects - Professional Practice Committee (1936)
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101Texas State Association of Architects - correspondence
2Texas State Association of Architects - correspondence (photocopies)
3Texas State Association of Architects - minutes (1886-1895)
4Texas State Association of Architects - minutes (photocopies) (Jan. 1886-Aug. 1895)
5Texas State Association of Architects - charter
6Texas State Association of Architects - charter(photocopy)
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58New York Building Code (1936)
9New York Building Code - final draft
10New York Building Code - lists of subcommittees
11New York Building Code - Merchants' Association of New York
12New York Building Code - Plans and organization for revision
13New York Building Code: 5 - Ventilation
14New York Building Code: 7 - Minimum Loads
15New York Building Code: 7 - Minimum Loads
16New York Building Code: 7 & 8 - Wood Construction
17New York Building Code: 7 & 8 - Wood Construction
18New York Building Code: 8 - Foundations
19New York Building Code: 8 - Foundations
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61New York Building Code: 8 - Masonry
2New York Building Code: 8 - Masonry
3New York Building Code: 9 - Protection of Public and Workmen
4New York Building Code: 9 - Protection of Public and Workmen
5New York Building Code: 9 - Protection of Adjoining Property
6New York Building Code: 9 - Protection of Adjoining Property
7New York Building Code: 10 - Fire Resistive Construction
8New York Building Code: 11 - Heating Sections
9New York Building Code: 12 - Means of Egress
10New York Building Code: 13 - Elevators
11New York Building Code: 14 - Plumbing and Gas Piping
12New York Building Code: 17 - Sprinkler Systems
13Committees: Mayor's Committee on Queens Housing
14Committees: Mortgage Council of New York
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83Committees: Multiple Dwelling Law (revisions)
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615Committees: New York Building Congress
16Committees: New York Building Congress - Building Safety Committee



Series D: Office Files

Series Abstract
The Office Files series include letters of recommendation; lists of clients, buildings, and contractors; address books; partnership agreement; copyrighted designs; descriptions; forms; information files; and arbitration files.
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617Letters of recommendation - blue stationary
18Letters of recommendation - unbound
19Letters of recommendation: United States [1]
20Letters of recommendation: State [2]
21Letters of recommendation: County [3]
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71Letters of recommendation: City [4]
2Letters of recommendation: Attorneys [5]
3Letters of recommendation: Real estate [6]
4Letters of recommendation: Railroad [7]
5Letters of recommendation: Editors [8]
6Letters of recommendation: Architects [9]
7Letters of recommendation: Ministers [10]
8Letters of recommendation: Merchants [11]
9Letters of recommendation: Miscellaneous [12]
10Letters of recommendation: Bankers [13]
11Letters of recommendation: Binder
12"Texas clients - alphabetical": small pocket book. No job numbers listed.
13"Alphabetical list of clients": small pocket book showing corresponding numbers of unknown reference.
14"Classified list of buildings designed by James Riely Gording, 507 Fifth Avenue New York": small pocket book barranged by building type. No job numbers listed.
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91Drawings log (MOLD). Notes on circulating drawings.
2List of contractors and engineers (MOLD), roughly 1907, 1909-1910.
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715Address book (suede cover, "J. Reilly Gordon" embossed on the cover)
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84Address book - by geographical location
5"Index. Catalogue rec." A bound index. Page 2 of cover shows alphabet with corresponding project numbers spans. Alphabetical index of projects with numbers by geographic location. Entries include: building types, client names, and client types by profession.
6"Photo catalogue plan room 373 to 378". Possibly an index of drawing numbers. Not comprehensive or consistent in title headings.
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716Directory of Societies and Ladies' Address List, San Antonio
17List of architects at World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
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87Partnership agreement with Alfred Zucker (March 17, 1902)
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718Copyrighted designs for 1909
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88Information regarding rental of office (1911)
9Patent application for improvement in golf bags
10Descriptions: Banks and business buildings
11Descriptions: Clubs
12Descriptions: Courthouses and Capitols. Includes Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa and Washington State Capitol competition.
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719Descriptions: Courthouses ("Baby plan")
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813Descriptions: Jails
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720Descriptions: [sketch of proposed "column" skyscraper/courthouse]
21Forms: Arbitration
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814Forms: Contract with employees
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722Forms: Lettering
23Forms: Stationary
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815Forms: Stock letters
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724Information: Courthouses photocopy
25Information: Monuments
26Information: Principles of Planning Small Houses
27Information: Prisons
28Information: School houses
29Information: Skyscrapers photocopy
30Information: Towers [skyscrapers] photocopy
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816Arbitration: Central Methodist Episcopal Church vs. City of New York
17Arbitration: Congregation of the Mothers of the Helpless Inc. vs. James V. Cavaliere and Algelo Colaneri



Series E: Job Files

Series Abstract
The Job Files series is arranged first by the firm's geographic location of Texas or New York, and then by the project name. This series includes project related material.
From JRG's Texas Office
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111Arizona Territorial Capitol Buildings - proposals for competition. "Prospectus of the requirements in the architectural competition for the Territorial Capitol Building to be ereted in Phoenix, Arizona.": pamphlet
2Carnegie Public Library, Dallas, Tex.
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181Carnegie Public Library, San Antonio, Tex.
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113Comal County Courthouse, Tex.
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182McLennan County Courthouse, Waco, Tex.
3Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, Miss.
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114United States Post Office and Courthouse, San Antonio, Tex. (correspondence, 1887)
From JRG's New York Office
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115Bergen County, New Jersey, Courthouse - Investigating Committee (Sept. 18, 1911 and Oct. 5, 1911)
6Bergen County, New Jersey, Courthouse - Investigating Committee (Oct. 17, 1911 & Nov. 3, 1911)
7Bergen County, New Jersey, Courthouse - later alterations, etc.
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184Bergen County, New Jersey, Courthouse
5Bergen County, New Jersey, Courthouse - investigation
6Borgfeldt Building, New York
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118Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg, Pa.
9Cambria County Courthouse - JRG vs. County of Cambria - transcript (1930) [1 of 2]
10Cambria County Courthouse - JRG vs. County of Cambria - transcript (1930) [2 of 2]
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187Cambria County Courthouse (1914, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1930-1931)
8Cambria County Courthouse - JRG vs. County of Cambria (1929)
9Congregation B'Nai Jeshrun, New York
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1111Cortland County, New York, Courthouse (1924, 1926)
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1810Cortland County Courthouse - account ledgers
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1112Cortland War Memorial, New York (1924-1926) photocopy
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121Cuba - Havana Capitol - correspondence, 1910-1911 (originals)
2Cuba - Havana Capitol - correspondence, 1910-1911 (photocopies)
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1811Cuba - Havana Capitol - clippings photocopy dates and titles of newspapers, keep clips
12Cuba - Havana Capitol
13Cuba - Havana Capitol - competition
14Cuba - Havana Capitol - description of proposed Presidential Palace
15Cuba - Havana Capitol - misc. photocopy
16Cuba - Havana Capitol - notes and sketches
17Cuba - Havana Capitol - questions re: program
18Dorrance, John; Hotel, Houston, Tex. (1906)
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123Ebensburg Auditorium, Ebensburg, Pa. photocopies
4Elks Club - Bronx
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1819Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - chronology
20Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - chronology and correspondence
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125Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - correspondence with contractors, 1928; Aug. 1-Oct. 31, 1929
6Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - correspondence with contractors, Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 1929)
7Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - correspondence with equipment suppliers and manufacturers, 1929
8Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - description
9Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - items 1-124
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131Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - items 125-270
2Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - items 271-449
3Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - items 450-610
4Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - items 611-777
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1821Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - lawsuit - JRG vs. Elks Lodge of Hackensack - misc. memos, violations of specifications
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191Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - notes and account ledgers photocopy
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135Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - site visit reports and statement of accounts
6Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - sketches and notes
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141Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - specifications - bowling alley, plumbing, heating
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132Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - specifications - electrical, organ, art glass
3Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - specifications - plumbing and gas, carpets, wood furniture
4Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - specifications - vault proposal, bowling alley
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151Elks Club - Hackensack, N.J. - suppliers, information, bids, etc.
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192Elks Club - New York
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152Elks Club - New York - article in Architecture and Building, vol. XLIII (Dec. 1911)
3Elks Club - New York - court case
4Elks Club - New York - dedication program
5Elks Club - New York - log books (2)
6Elks Club - New York - miscellaneous bids
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193Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y.
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157Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - art glass
8Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - bar fixtures
9Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - bill
10Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - bowling alleys
11Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - clock
12Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - correspondence (May 21-Dec. 22, 1930) photocopy
13Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - correspondence (Jan. 17-Dec. 29, 1931)
14Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - correspondence (Jan. 14, 1932-Apr. 17, 1935)
15Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - dedication program
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161Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - dumbwaiter
2Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - electrical contractor
3Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - exhibits for summary judgement
4Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - furniture, rugs, draperies, etc.
5Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - general contractor
6Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - general correspondence prior to bids
7Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - hardware
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194Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - important papers re: contract - Gordon vs. Elks Lodge
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168Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - information
9Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - kitchen fixtures
10Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - lighting fixtures
11Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - loan legal papers
12Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - notes for plans and specifications
13Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - office memos
14Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - painting and decorating
15Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - plaster ornaments
16Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - plumbing and gas fitting
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171Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - plumbing and heating
2Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - proposals, interpretations, etc.
3Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - refrigeration
4Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - steel and iron
5Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - stone
6Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - superintendent's reports
7Elks Club - Newburgh, N.Y. - traveling expenses
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195Freedmen's Hospital, Washington, D.C.
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178Garrett County Courthouse, Oakland, Md.
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196Garrett County Courthosue, Oakland, Md.
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179Havana Hotel Co.
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197Hudson City Savings Institution, Hudson, N.Y.
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1710Lebanon County Courthouse, Lebanon, Pa.
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198Loft Building, New York
9Masonic Hall - Schenectady, N.Y.
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1711Mechanics National Bank, Trenton, N.J.
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1910Mechanicville (N.Y.) High School
11National Metropolitan Bank, Washington, D.C.
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1712New York County Courthouse
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1912New York County Courthouse - act
13New York County Courthouse - clippings photocopy
14New York County Courthouse - commentary on the winning design
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1713New York County Courthouse - competition programs
14New York County Courthouse - correspondence
15New York County Courthouse - correspondence photocopy
16New York County Courthouse - correspondence - commissioner of records
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1915New York County Courthouse - envelopes
16New York County Courthouse - Guy Lowell design
17New York County Courthouse - Guy Lowell design - controversy
18New York County Courthouse - notes for design
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1717New York County Courthouse - reports
boxfolder
1919New York County Courthouse - "Save the City Hall and the City Hall Park"
boxfolder
1718New York County Courthouse - schedules and tables, courthouse plans
boxfolder
1920New York County Courthouse - transcripts of newspaper articles
boxfolder
1719New York State War Memorial Authority photocopy
boxfolder
1921Non-housekeeping apartment building, New York
boxfolder
1720North Dakota State Capitol
21Scarsdale, N.Y. - Union Free School District #1
22Sioux City Bank, Sioux City, Iowa
23World's Fair, New York (1935-1937) photocopy
boxfolder
1922Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn.



Series E1: Specifications

Series Abstract
The Specifications series contains both specific projects and numbered masters. These documents may be duplicates of items already found in the Job Files series. This series is not completely processed. Box numbers listed below are temporary assignments.
box
39Golf kit
Twelve story apartment building for Olson, Gramercy Park East, New York, N.Y.
Twelve story apartment building for Olson, Gramercy Park East, New York, N.Y.
Verschleiser (Max) Building, Bronx, N.Y.
Unidentified
box
40Masonic Temple, Owensboro, N.Y.
Dace residence, Long Island
Trieble residence, Long Island
Sprigg - Sanner residence
Sanner residence, Queens
Green County Court House, N.Y.
Green County Court House, N.Y.
box
41Palace Theater, built for Mr. Esposito, Morristown, NJ
33 West 51st Street, NY
Humphreys residence. Addition and alteration.
box
42N.Y, Lodge no. 1
Bronx Lodge no. 871
Cortland County Court House, Cortland, N.Y.
box
4345th Street Exchange Building
45th Street Exchange Building
Penthouse 507
Madison County Court House, Wampsville, N.Y.
box
44Borgfeldt Building for Seaboard Realty Co., NW corner 16th and Irving Place, N.Y.
Interstate Trust CompanyCumberland, Md.
Lebanon County Court House, Pa.
Metropolitan Credit Corp., N.Y.
Newburgh Lodge no. 247, BPO Elks, Newburgh, N.Y.
Regina Watson Memorial, Petersboro, N.H.
box
45Newburgh Lodge, Newburgh, N.Y.
box
46Auditorium for the Dauntless Fire Company, Ebensburg, Pa.
How to Judge the House You Buy, FHA form no. 805
box
47Bergen County Court House, Hackensack, N.J.
box
48Bergen County Court House, Hackensack, N.J.
(Cortland County Court House and Jail, Cortland, N.Y.)
(Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.)
Bergen County Jail, Hackensack, N.J.
box
49Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.
box
50Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.
box
51Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.
box
52Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.
box
53Cambria County Court House, Ebensburg, Pa.
Numbered masters:
boxfolder
541-31: Forms 1-300
4-52: General Conditions 301-600
boxfolder
5512: General Conditions, 201-600
23: Schedule of Materials, 301-400
3-43: Schedule of Materials, 601-1000
boxfolder
5614: Masonry 401-500
24: General Masonry 1001-1300
34: Masonry 1001-1301
45: Excavation 501-600
55: Excavation 1301-1600
boxfolder
5715: Excavation 1301-1600
26: Concrete 601-700
36: Concrete 1601-1900
46: Concrete 1601-1990
boxfolder
5817: Brickwork 701-800
2-37: Brickwork 1901-2200
48: Stonework 801-900
boxfolder
591-28: Stonework 2201-2700
39: Ornamental Terra Cotta 901-1000
boxfolder
601-29: Ornamental Terra Cotta 2701-2900
310: Steel and Iron 1001-1100
410: Steel and Iron 2901-3200
boxfolder
61110: Steel and Iron 2901-3200
211: Fireproofing 1101-1200
3-411: Fireproofing 3201-3500
boxfolder
62112: Carpentry 1201-1300
2-312: Carpentry 3501-3800
4Roofing and Sheet Metal 1301-1400
boxfolder
631-213: Roofing and Sheet Metal 3801-4100
314: Ornamental Iron 1401-1500
414: Ornamental Iron 4101-4400
boxfolder
64114: Ornamental Iron 4101-4400?
215: Lathing and Plastering 1501-1600
3-415: Lathing and Plastering 4801-5100
boxfolder
65116: Cement, Tile and Marble 1601-1700
216: Cement, Tile and Marble 5101-5500
317: Joinery, Glazing and Hardware 5501-5900
boxfolder
66117: Joinery, Glazing and Hardware 5501-5900
217: Joinery, Glazing and Hardware 1701-1800
318: Painting and Decorating 1801-1900
boxfolder
671-218: Painting and Decorating 5900-6400
319: Plumbing and Gas Fitting 1901-2000
boxfolder
681-219: Plumbing and Gas Fitting 6401-6900
320: Heating-Venitlating 2001-2100
boxfolder
691-220: Heating-Ventilating 6901-7200
321: Electrical Work 2101-2200
421: Electrical Work 7201-7500
boxfolder
70121: Electrical Work 7201-7500
2-422: Elevators 7501-7700
523: Cell Work 4401-4600
boxfolder
711-223: Cell Work 4401-4600
3-524: Burglar-Proof Vaults 4601-4800
boxfolder
721-325: Mail Chute 7701-7900
4-626: Vacuum Cleaner 7901-8100
727: Clock 8101-8300
boxfolder
731-227: Clock 8101-8300
3-528: Lighting Fixtures 8901-9100
629: Wood Furniture 8301-8600
boxfolder
741-229: Wood Furniture 8301-8600
3-530: Metal Furniture 8601-8900
631: Carpets, Rugs, Draperies, Etc.
boxfolder
751-332: Landscape Work 9101-9300
4Unidentified



Series F: Clippings

Series Abstract
The Clippings series consists of Gordon's own clippings which he had glue mounted on linen (c. 1890-1937). This series also includes Gordon's obituaries.
box
29This is a flat box filled with newspaper clippings, most of which are gluemounted on linen (c.1890-1937). Gordon's obituaries are also in this box.
box
37, 38Photcopies of newspaper clippings arranged by topics.



Series G: Photographic material

Series Abstract
The Photographic material series contains documents reflecting Gordon's personal and office, as well as his professional projects. Images include both the actual buildings and photographs of Gordon's renderings. There are many duplicate images found in different formats throughout this series. Formats are defined below. This series is not completely processed. Box numbers listed below are temporary assignments. Subject descriptions have been enhanced as the collection is serviced. This series includes project related material.
Definitions of formats for this series:
Photograph: 8" X 10" black and white photoprint
Cyanotype: 8" X 10" cyanotype
Mounted: 14" X 10" black and white photoprint or cyanotype mounted on acidic board.
Glass negatives: 8" X 10" black and white negatives unless 5" X 7" is specified.
Oversize photographs: Black and white photographs that are stored in flat file drawers.



Series G1: Personal and Office Photographs

Portraits of James Riely Gordon
boxfolder
201photographs
2photographs - original print
Miscellaneous personal photographs
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Gordon's office
boxfolder
203photographs
boxfolder
221cyanotypes
boxfolder
241mounted
boxfolder
2365negatives
boxfolder
3110glass negatives
Group photographs
boxfolder
204photographs
boxfolder
222cyanotypes
boxfolder
242-3mounted
boxfolder
3111glass negatives
Dinner to Honorable Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Manhattan Club (Feb. 20, 1933)
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
National Republican League dinner for William Howard Taft, Hotel Astor, New York City (Oct. 1, 1910)
boxfolder
108-11d3oversized photographs
New York Society of Architects - Annual Dinner, Hotel New Yorker (Dec. 17, 1935)
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Second Panel Shefiff's Jury Award Dinner, Hotel Astor, New York City (Feb. 9, 1911)
boxfolder
108-11d3oversized photographs
Unidentified people
boxfolder
311,2glass negatives
(5" X 7")
Images of New York City taken by Jessie Tarbox Beals
boxfolder
205photographs



Series G2: Job Photographs

Unidentified architectural details
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Unidentified bank
boxfolder
206photographs
Unidentified buildings
boxfolder
244-5mounted
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
d3oversized photographs
d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
319glass negatives
Unidentified buildings by other architects
boxfolder
207photographs
Unidentified church
boxfolder
208photographs
Unidentified commercial buildings
boxfolder
209photographs
boxfolder
223cyanotypes
Unidentified commercial interiors
boxfolder
2010photographs
Unidentified courthouse exteriors
boxfolder
224cyanotypes
Unidentified courthouse interiors
boxfolder
2011photographs
Unidentified details
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Unidentified office building, Baltimore
boxfolder
2012photographs
boxfolder
225cyanotypes
boxfolder
2012.5Unidentified people
Unidentified public buildings
boxfolder
2013photographs
Unidentified residential exteriors
boxfolder
2014photographs
boxfolder
226cyanotypes
Unidentified residential interiors
boxfolder
2015photographs
boxfolder
227cyanotypes
8cyanotypes
9cyanotypes
10cyanotypes
11cyanotypes
12cyanotypes
13cyanotypes
14cyanotypes
Unidentified statuary
boxfolder
2016photographs
boxfolder
2215cyanotypes
Blue prints [cyanotypes]
boxfolder
2216cyanotypes
Guide set C
boxfolder
2217cyanotypes
Incomplete Guide Set
boxfolder
2218cyanotypes
Old prints Set A
boxfolder
2219cyanotypes
Alamo Baptist Church
boxfolder
2017photographs
boxfolder
2220cyanotypes
Alamo Fire Insurance Building
boxfolder
2018photographs
boxfolder
2221cyanotypes
Albermarle Hotel
boxfolder
2019photographs
boxfolder
2222cyanotypes
Alta Vista Hotel, Corpus Christie
boxfolder
2020photographs
boxfolder
2223cyanotypes
American Book Co. (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Anderson Flats, Austin
boxfolder
2224cyanotypes
Aransas County Courthouse
boxfolder
2021photographs
boxfolder
2225cyanotypes
Arizona State Capitol
boxfolder
2022photographs
Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock
boxfolder
2023photographs
boxfolder
2226cyanotypes
boxfolder
3112glass negatives
Asch and Jaeckel Building
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
boxfolder
3113Baltimore Office Building
glass negatives
Baltimore Warehouse
boxfolder
2227cyanotypes
boxfolder
3114glass negatives
Bentley, Bass & Co. Building
boxfolder
2024photographs
boxfolder
2228cyanotypes
Bergen County Courthouse, exterior
boxfolder
2025photographs
boxfolder
2229cyanotypes
boxfolder
246-31mounted
boxfolder
3115, 18glass negatives
Bergen County Courthouse, interior
boxfolder
2026photographs
boxfolder
2230cyanotypes
boxfolder
2432-54mounted
boxfolder
313glass negatives
(5" X 7")
16, 17, 19, 20 glass negatives
Bergen County Jail
boxfolder
2027photographs
Bexar County Courthouse, of presentation drawings, perspective
boxfolder
2028photographs
boxfolder
2231cyanotypes
Bexar County Courthouse, exterior and construction
boxfolder
2029photographs
boxfolder
2232cyanotypes
boxfolder
2455-56mounted
Binz Building, Houston
boxfolder
2030photographs
boxfolder
2233cyanotypes
Bitters; Residence, San Antonio
boxfolder
2234cyanotypes
Borgfeldt Building
boxfolder
2031photographs
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
boxfolder
108-2 d1oversized photographs (with drawings)
boxfolder
329, 10, 11glass negatives
Bolkenhayn
boxfolder
2457mounted
Brazoria County Courthouse
boxfolder
2235cyanotypes
Burnet, J.T., Residence
boxfolder
2032photographs
boxfolder
2236cyanotypes
Butler Bros. Building
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg, Pa.
boxfolder
2033photographs
Cambria County Courthouse; interiors, Ebensburg, Pa.
boxfolder
2034photographs
Champlin House
boxfolder
2035photographs
Chandler & Co.; Mr. Chandler's room
(furniture by Gordon), 35 Pine St., New York City
boxfolder
2367negatives
Clifford Building, San Antonio
boxfolder
2036photographs
boxfolder
2237cyanotypes
Cohnfeld, Theodore; building, New York
(Zucker, 1890)
box
27Joversized photographs
Cohnfeld Building (Zucker, 1885)
box
27Koversized photographs
Connecticut Savings Bank, Hartford
boxfolder
2037photographs
boxfolder
108-11d3oversized photographs
d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
2238cyanotypes
boxfolder
2458-75mounted
boxfolder
3212-16glass negatives
Corsicana Natatorium
boxfolder
2038photographs
boxfolder
2239cyanotypes
Cortland County Courthouse, Cortland, N.Y.
boxfolder
2039photographs
boxfolder
2240cyanotypes
boxfolder
2476-82mounted
boxfolder
3217glass negatives
Cruger Building, San Antonio
boxfolder
2040photographs
Cuba - Proposed Capitol Building, Havana
boxfolder
2041photographs
boxfolder
2241cyanotypes
boxfolder
251-9mounted
boxfolder
2365negatives
boxfolder
3218glass negatives
Cumberland City Hall
boxfolder
2042photographs
boxfolder
2242cyanotypes
boxfolder
2510-17mounted
boxfolder
331, 2glass negatives
Dallas Block
boxfolder
2043photographs
boxfolder
2243cyanotypes
Dallas Flats
boxfolder
2244cyanotypes
Decker Building (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
d3oversized photographs
boxfolder
108-2 d1oversized photographs
Duval County Jail
boxfolder
2044photographs
Elks Club - New York - Bronx
boxfolder
2045photographs
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
333glass negatives
Elks Club - New York City
boxfolder
2046photographs
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
2245cyanotypes
boxfolder
2518-33mounted
boxfolder
334-12glass negatives
Elks Club - Scranton, New Jersey
boxfolder
2047photographs
boxfolder
2246cyanotypes
boxfolder
2534-39mounted
boxfolder
3313glass negatives
Ellis County Courthouse, construction, entrance detail, and presentation drawing
boxfolder
2048photographs
box
27Roversized photographs
boxfolder
2247cyanotypes
Episcopal Military Institute
boxfolder
2049photographs
boxfolder
2248cyanotypes
Fayette County Courthouse
boxfolder
2249cyanotypes
First National Bank of Dublin (Tex.)
boxfolder
2250cyanotypes
First National Bank of Sulphur Springs
boxfolder
2251cyanotypes
Fisk, Clark and Flagg Building
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Fort Worth School Building
boxfolder
2252cyanotypes
Galveston County Courthouse
boxfolder
2050photographs
boxfolder
2253cyanotypes
Garrett County Courthouse
boxfolder
2051photographs
boxfolder
2254cyanotypes
boxfolder
2540-46mounted
boxfolder
314, 5glass negatives
(5" X 7")
boxfolder
3314, 15glass negatives
Goldenberg, Simon; building, New York (Zucker, 1890)
box
27Joversized photographs
Gonzales County Courthouse
box
27Roversized photographs
boxfolder
2255cyanotypes
Gonzales High School
boxfolder
2052photographs
boxfolder
2256cyanotypes
Gordon, James Riely; Residence, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2053photographs
boxfolder
2257cyanotypes
Gramercy Park Apartments, New York
boxfolder
211photographs
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
2258cyanotypes
boxfolder
2547-70mounted
boxfolder
3316, 17, 18glass negatives
Gramercy Park Apartments, details
boxfolder
212photographs
Grice, Frank; Residence, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
213photographs
boxfolder
2259cyanotypes
Hancock Opera House, Austin, Tex.
boxfolder
214photographs
boxfolder
2260cyanotypes
Hanies Apartments, New York
boxfolder
215photographs
boxfolder
2261cyanotypes
boxfolder
261-4mounted
boxfolder
341glass negatives
Harrison Building, Philadelphia (Cope and Stewardson)
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Hazard, Hazard and Co. Building
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Hicks Building
boxfolder
216photographs
boxfolder
2262cyanotypes
Hirschberg and Steinman (Zucker, 1890)
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Hoffman House (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Hoke Smith Fountain, Hot Springs, Ark.
boxfolder
217photographs
boxfolder
2263cyanotypes
Home Club
boxfolder
218photographs
boxfolder
231cyanotypes
boxfolder
265-45mounted
boxfolder
342-10glass negatives
Hopkins County Courthouse, presentation drawing
boxfolder
219photographs
boxfolder
232cyanotypes
Hotel Majestic
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Hudson City Bank
boxfolder
233cyanotypes
boxfolder
3411glass negatives
Hudson County Courthouse, N.Y.
boxfolder
2110photographs
boxfolder
2646-50mounted
boxfolder
3412glass negatives
Idaho State Capitol
boxfolder
2111photographs
Interstate Trust Company, Cumberland, Md.
boxfolder
2112photographs
boxfolder
234cyanotypes
boxfolder
2651-56mounted
boxfolder
3413glass negatives
Jefferson Davis Memorial
boxfolder
2113photographs
boxfolder
235cyanotypes
Jockey Club, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
236cyanotypes
Kalteyer; Residence, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2114photographs
boxfolder
237cyanotypes
8cyanotypes
Kampmann Building
boxfolder
239cyanotypes
Kampmann, H.D; Residence
boxfolder
2310cyanotypes
Kennedy Building
boxfolder
2115photographs
boxfolder
2311cyanotypes
King, H.M.; Residence
See also: Reference file (4 photos from King Archives)
boxfolder
2116photographs
boxfolder
2312cyanotypes
Lebanon County Courthouse (Pa.)
boxfolder
2117photographs
boxfolder
2313cyanotypes
boxfolder
2657-61mounted
boxfolder
3414glass negatives
Lefcourt Loft Building
boxfolder
2118photographs
boxfolder
2314cyanotypes
boxfolder
2662mounted
boxfolder
3415glass negatives
Linz Building, exterior, Dallas, Tex.
boxfolder
2119photographs
boxfolder
2315cyanotypes
Linz Building, interior, Dallas, Tex.
boxfolder
2120photographs
boxfolder
2663mounted
boxfolder
3416glass negatives
Lion Manufacturing Co. Building
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Lowry; Residence, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2121photographs
Mackey Building
boxfolder
2122photographs
boxfolder
2316cyanotypes
Madison County Courthouse (N.Y.)
boxfolder
2123photographs
boxfolder
2317cyanotypes
boxfolder
2664-69mounted
boxfolder
316,7,8glass negatives
(5" X 7")
boxfolder
3417glass negatives
Madison Square Dwellings
boxfolder
2124photographs
boxfolder
2318cyanotypes
Masonic Temple, Owensboro, Ky.
boxfolder
3418glass negatives
McClellan, H.W.; Residence
boxfolder
2125photographs
boxfolder
2319cyanotypes
McLennan County Courthouse, Waco, Tex.
boxfolder
2126photographs
boxfolder
2320cyanotypes
boxfolder
2670-75mounted
boxfolder
353glass negatives
Meramir Hotel, Corpus Christi, Tex.
boxfolder
2321cyanotypes
Merck Building (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d3oversized photographs
Mexican Capitol
boxfolder
2322cyanotypes
boxfolder
2676-81mounted
boxfolder
354glass negatives
Minneapolis Club
boxfolder
271-6mounted
Mississippi State Capitol
boxfolder
2127photographs
boxfolder
2323cyanotypes
boxfolder
355glass negatives
Montana State Capitol
boxfolder
2128photographs
National Metropolitan Bank, Washington, D.C.
boxfolder
2129photographs
boxfolder
2324cyanotypes
boxfolder
277-23mounted
boxfolder
356-10glass negatives
New Haven County Courthouse, Conn.
boxfolder
2130photographs
boxfolder
2325cyanotypes
boxfolder
2724-26mounted
boxfolder
3511glass negatives
New York County Courthouse
boxfolder
2131photographs
boxfolder
2326cyanotypes
boxfolder
2744mounted
boxfolder
3512-18glass negatives
Nolte Bank, Seguin, Tex.
boxfolder
2132photographs
boxfolder
2327cyanotypes
Nolte, Eugene; Residence, Seguin, Tex.
boxfolder
2328cyanotypes
Nueces County Jail, Tex.
boxfolder
2329cyanotypes
boxfolder
2745mounted
Ocean View Hotel, Rockport, Tex.
boxfolder
2133photographs
boxfolder
2330cyanotypes
Odd Fellows Hall, Philadephia, Pa.
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Old Women's Building
boxfolder
2331cyanotypes
Oppenheimer Building
boxfolder
2332cyanotypes
Owensboro Masonic Temple
boxfolder
2134photographs
boxfolder
2333cyanotypes
Parro Club, Waco, Tex.
boxfolder
2135photographs
boxfolder
2334cyanotypes
Pawnee County Courthouse
boxfolder
2136photographs
boxfolder
2335cyanotypes
Peck Building, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2336cyanotypes
Plaza Court Hotel
boxfolder
2137photographs
boxfolder
2337cyanotypes
Presbyterian Church, Corpus Christi, Tex.
boxfolder
2338cyanotypes
Pullman Palace Car Co.
boxfolder
2339cyanotypes
Riverside Hotel, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2138photographs
boxfolder
2340cyanotypes
Rockport (Tex.) Hotel and Club House
boxfolder
2341cyanotypes
Rosenberg Fountain, Galveston, Tex.
boxfolder
2139photographs
boxfolder
2342cyanotypes
Rouss Building, New York (Zucker, 1889)
box
27Joversized photographs
box
27Qoversized photographs
St. Patrick's Church, Dallas, Tex.
boxfolder
2140photographs
boxfolder
2343cyanotypes
San Fernando Hotel, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2344cyanotypes
San Patricio County Jail, Sinton, Tex.
boxfolder
2141photographs
boxfolder
2345cyanotypes
Scholle Bros. Building (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Sioux City Bank, Sioux City, Iowa
boxfolder
2142photographs
boxfolder
2746-49mounted
boxfolder
3636-11glass negatives
Smith, Thad; Residence, San Antonio, Tex., 1894
boxfolder
2346cyanotypes
Somerville County Courthouse, Somerville, N.J.
boxfolder
3612, 13glass negatives
Sommers Building
boxfolder
2347cyanotypes
boxfolder
2750-54mounted
boxfolder
3614glass negatives
Sommerset County Courthouse
boxfolder
2143photographs
boxfolder
2348cyanotypes
boxfolder
2755mounted
Sonneborn Building
boxfolder
2349cyanotypes
Springfield Institution for Savings
boxfolder
2756-57mounted
Staacke Building
boxfolder
2144photographs
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
boxfolder
2350cyanotypes
Stamford National Bank
boxfolder
2145photographs
boxfolder
2758-59mounted
boxfolder
3615glass negatives
Stevens Building
boxfolder
2146photographs
boxfolder
2351cyanotypes
Stevens; Residence
boxfolder
2147photographs
boxfolder
23552cyanotypes
Supreme Court Chambers
boxfolder
2353cyanotypes
Tarrant County Courthouse, Fort Worth, Tex.
boxfolder
2354cyanotypes
Texas Exposition
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
United States - Post Office and Courthouse, San Antonio, Tex.
boxfolder
2148photographs
boxfolder
2355cyanotypes
boxfolder
2760-65mounted
boxfolder
3616glass negatives
University of the City of New York (Zucker)
boxfolder
108-11d4oversized photographs
Victoria County Courthouse, Tex.
boxfolder
2149photographs
boxfolder
2356cyanotypes
Waco Cotton Palace, Tex.
boxfolder
2150photographs
boxfolder
2357cyanotypes
Waco Natatorium, Tex.
boxfolder
2151photographs
boxfolder
2358cyanotypes
The Webster
boxfolder
108-11d2oversized photographs
Wilmington Courthouse
boxfolder
2152photographs
boxfolder
2766-70mounted
boxfolder
3636-17glass negatives
Wise County Courthouse, Tex.
boxfolder
2153photographs
boxfolder
2359cyanotypes
boxfolder
2771mounted
Women's Building, Galveston, Tex.
boxfolder
2154photographs
Woolridge; Residence, Austin, Tex.
boxfolder
2155photographs
boxfolder
2360cyanotypes
World's Columbian Exposition - Texas Pavilion
boxfolder
2156photographs
boxfolder
2361cyanotypes
Wright Building
boxfolder
2362cyanotypes
Chairs
boxfolder
2157photographs
Construction details
boxfolder
2363cyanotypes
Facade (Zucker, pen and ink)
boxfolder
108-2 d1oversized photographs
Furniture
boxfolder
2158photographs
Medals Designed by J.R. Gordon
boxfolder
2159photographs
Models
boxfolder
2366negatives
Tables and desks (reproductions)
boxfolder
2772tear sheets from catalog



Series G3: Glass negatives inventory. Holdings are also inter-listed in series G1-G2.

Series Abstract
Copy prints for most of the glass negatives have been produced and are made available as part of the paper finding aid for this collection in the Archive. This copy print finding aid must be used first before examining the glass negatives due to their extreme fragility. This list indicates if a copy photograph exists by the notation "copy print made." Subjects reflect Gordon's personal and office, as well as his professional projects. Images include both the actual buildings and photographs of Gordon's renderings.
box
315″ × 7″
(8 total)
Unidentified people
M 1320 -?
M 1321 -? - small corner missing
Bergen County Courthouse
B 201 - watercolor
Garrett County Courthouse, Oakland, Md.
G 702
G 702 - NOTE: 2 glass negatives, different images, same number marked on the original envelopes.
Madison County Courthouse
M 1300 - watercolor
M 1301 - watercolor
M 1303 - line drawing
8" X 10"
(110 total)
Group photographs - Republican dinner for President Taft
R 1800
Gordon's office, 402 5th Ave., New York City
G 706
Unidentified building
B 223
Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock
L 1202
Baltimore Office Building
B 217
Baltimore Warehouse
B 218
Bergen County Courthouse
B 202 - watercolor
B 203 - interior - oval courtroom
B 204 - interior - courtroom
B 205 - exterior - southwest view
B 206 - interior - oval towards judge
B 207 - interior - vestibule
box
32B 208 - interior - courtroom towards gallery
B 209 - exterior - west end
B 210 - interior - west corridor
B 211 - detail - entrance and sculpture
B 212 - northwest view
B 213 - detail - front entrance dome
B 214 - detail of frieze
B 216 - interior rotunda
Borgfeldt Building, New York City
B 220 - watercolor
B 221 - under construction
B 222 - exterior (copy print made)
Connecticut Savings Bank, Hartford
C 300 - interior
C 301 - interior (copy print made)
C 302 - elevation (copy print made)
C 303 - pencil perspective - VOID (copy print made)
C 304 - elevation - VOID
Cortland County Courthouse, Cortland, N.Y.
C 308
Cuba - Proposed Capitol Building, Havana
H 800
box
33Cumberland City Hall, Cumberland, Md.
C 306
C 307 - VOID
Elks Club - New York - Bronx
B 219 - Jan. `09
Elks Club - New York City
N 1414 - No. 1 - watercolor
N 1415 - Jan. `09 - VOID
N 1416 - No. 1 - trusses
N 1417 - No. 1 - trusses
N 1418 - No. 1 - in construction
N 1419 - No. 1 - ballroom - Jan. `09
N 1420 - No. 1 - dining room
N 1421 - ballroom
N 1422
Elks Club - Scranton, N.J.
S 1900
Garrett County Courthouse, Oakland, Md.
G 700
G 701
Gramercy Park Apartments
G 703 - watercolor
G 704 - front elevation
G 705 - detail of entrance court
box
34Hanies Apartments, 33 West 51st St.
H 801
Home Club
H 804 - interior - library
H 805 - interior - stairway
H 806 - interior - dining room (copy print made)
H 807 - interior - grand corridor (copy print made)
H 808 - interior - stairway (copy print made)
H 809 - interior - living room? CAUTION: broken, 2 pieces, portion missing
H 810 - interior - grand corridor (copy print made)
H 811 - interior - game room CAUTION: broken, piece missing
P 1600 - progress window (copy print made)
Hudson City Bank
H 803 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
Hudson County Courthouse, New York
H 802
Interstate Trust Co., Cumberland, Md.
C 305
Lebanon County Courthouse (Pa.)
L 1200
Lefcourt Loft Building, New York City
L 1201
Linz Building, New York City
L 1203
Madison County Courthouse (N.Y.)
M 1304
Masonic Temple, Owensboro, Ky.
O 1500 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
box
35O 1501 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
O 1502 - final design; watercolor perspective (copy print made)
McLennan County Courthouse, Waco, Tex.
W 2305 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
Mexican Capitol
M 1305 - section (copy print made)
Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson, Miss.
M 1306 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
National Metropolitan Bank, Washington, D.C.
W 2301 - rendered elevation (copy print made)
W 2301A - rendered elevation (copy print made)
W 2302 - exterior (copy print made)
W 2303 - interior (copy print made)
W 2304 - interior (copy print made)
New Haven County Courthouse, Conn.
N 1400 - watercolor perspective CAUTION: broken,
2 pieces
(copy print made)
New York County Courthouse
N 1401 - ground floor plan (copy print made)
N 1402 - first floor plan (copy print made)
N 1403 - first floor mezzanine plan (copy print made)
N 1404 - second floor plan (copy print made)
N 1404A - line drawing - perspective - VOID (copy print made)
N 1405 - second floor mezzanine plan (copy print made)
N 1406 - judges' chambers / upper floor plan (copy print made)
box
36N 1407 - section through courtroom (copy print made)
N 1408 - section (copy print made)
N 1408A - section (copy print made)
N 1409 - front elevation / watercolor (copy print made)
N 1410 - perspective - line drawing (copy print made)
N 1411 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
N 1412 - plan - VOID (copy print made)
N 1413 - No. 2 - photo of plaster model VOID (copy print made)
N 1413A - photo of plaster model CAUTION: broken,
3 pieces
(copy print made)
New York City Hall (Park?)
N 1423 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
Sioux City Bank, Sioux City, Iowa
S 1901 - watercolor perspective (copy print made)
Somerville County Courthouse, Somerville, N.J.
S 1903 - pencil perspective VOID (copy print made)
S 1904 - pencil perspective (copy print made)
Sommers Building, New York City
S 1902 - Zucker? - watercolor perspective CAUTION: cracked, repaired with linen tape (copy print made)
Stamford National Bank
S 1906 - exterior (copy print made)
United States - Post Office and Courthouse, San Antonio, Tex.
S 1905 - exterior (copy print made)
Wilmington Courthouse
W 2300 - watercolor perspective CAUTION: broken,
2 pieces
(copy print made)



Series H: Artifacts

Series Abstract
The Artifacts series lists items found in Gordon's professional office as well as awards and medals.
Corporate seal (brass): "Assets and Liabilities Association Inc./Corporate Seal/1914/N.Y."
Medals
American Institute of Architects, 58th Annual Convention (Apr. 20-24, 1925)
Arrangement Comm. (undated.)
B.P.O. Elks, New York Lodge No. 1 (3)
Chairman Arrangement (undated.)
Democratic National Convention (1924)
Hella Temple, Imperial Council, Saratoga (1903)
Mayor's Catskill Aqueduct Celebration Committee (1917)
Mecca Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., New York
Sheriffs Jury, Second Panel, New York City (1910)
Metal stamp of Riely's profile
Name plates (2 bronze): "J. Riely Gordon, Architect"
Pen and letter-opener holder (Marble base with metal bull monted on it): "Presented to James Riely Gordon by the Architects Club of Brooklyn upon his election as honorary member Jan. 13, 1930."
Signature plate
Trowel: "Presented to James Riely Gordon, Architect on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the City Hall Building, Vicksburg, Miss., March 29, 1902."
Video tape: "James Riely Gordon: Texas Courthouse Architect"
10 wooden triangles



Series I: Books

Series Abstract
The Books series lists books found in Gordon's library as well as scrapbooks originally embossed with Alfred Zucker's name.



Series I1: Books from JRG's Library

Annual Report of the New York State Fine Arts Commission of the Department of Architecture, Bureau of Fine Arts to Governor Alfred E. Smith and the Legislature of the State of New York, January 1, 1927
Baedeker's Italy from the Alps to Naples. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904.
The German. How to give it. How to lead it. How to dance it. (by Two Amateur Leaders) Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co., 1980.
Memorable Addresses by American Patriots. (from the collection by John Clark Ridpath) Chicago: Elliott-Madison Co., (undated)
Rome seen in a week: being a hand-book to Rome and its environs with a monumental map. Rome: Luigi Piale, 1898.
On Sound. (by John Tyndall) New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1889.



Series I2: Source Material Books

Series Abstract
(Scrapbooks, bound in leather, of architectural designs cut from magazines, mostly late 19th century. The spines were originally embossed with Alfred Zucker's name. James Riely Gordon overlaid the spines with his name.)
othertype
Book 1Country Dwellings
othertype
Book 2Railroad Stations / State Buildings / World's Fair & Midwinter Exposition-Designs
othertype
Book 3Schools & Churches
othertype
Book 4Private Houses, Schools & Library Buildings
othertype
Book 5Clubs
othertype
Book 6Architect & Building. Sketches, Private Residence, Churches, Apartments, Club Houses, Private Institutions, Public Buildings, Hotels, Schools
othertype
Book 7Churches
othertype
Book 8American Architect. Private Residences and Sketches
othertype
Book 9American Architect. Public Building, Theaters, State Houses, Libraries, and Public Institutions
othertype
Book 10Hospitals, Libraries / Hotels / Savings-Banks &Theatres & Museums
othertype
Book 11Dwelling Houses
othertype
Book 12Office & Public Buildings, Banks & Railway Stations
othertype
Book 13Homes, Hospitals, Monuments, Foundations, etc.
othertype
Book 14Miscellaneous Designs & Sketches
othertype
Book 15Inland Architect. Office Buildings, Churches, Clubs, Hotels & Schools
othertype
Book 16State Buildings
othertype
Book 17Inland Architect. Sketches and Private Residences
othertype
Book 18World's Fair
othertype
Book 19Inland Architect. News Record
othertype
Book 20Dwelling Houses
othertype
Book 21Sketches
othertype
Book 22Private Residences
othertype
Book 23Dwelling Houses
othertype
Book 24Office Buildings
othertype
Book 25Churches
othertype
Book 26Miscellaneous Sketches / Monuments & Fountains
othertype
Book 27City Buildings
othertype
Book 28Private Residence
othertype
Book 29Des Vereines Deutscher Ingenieure
othertype
Book 30Churches
othertype
Book 31Revue Generale de L'Architecture et de Travaux Publics
othertype
Book 32Schools, Universities, Libraries & Club Houses
othertype
Book 33American Architect. Churches, Club Houses, Private Institutions
othertype
Book 34Building Architecture
Book of drawings: "Law Library / Private Residence of Com. Elbridge T. Gerry / No. 2 East 61st Street / New York City / 1896" (Alfred Zucker project)



Series J: Furniture

Series Abstract
The Furniture series includes Gordon's office furniture, consisting of a mahogany desk, four chairs, and two large filing cabinets, all designed by Gordon.



Series K: Models

Series Abstract
The Models series includes plaster cast models and bases. Please see the paper finding aid located in the Archive for an inventory.



Series L: Drawings

Series Abstract
Entries in the Drawings series are indexed in alphabetical order by Client's last name. If the client is not identifiable, the field will remain blank. Entries without client names are sorted by Project Name and listed before those that provide client's names. Project names are supplied by the cataloger, as title blocks on the drawings prove to be inconsistent and many drawings are not labeled. Dates are offered if they can be derived from the drawings or gathered from other authoritative sources. The term "drawing" includes both original works (such as pencil on trace paper, or ink on tracing clothe) as well as copies (such as sepia prints, blue line prints, etc.). The drawings range from elegant presentation watercolors to working drawings, sketches, and shop drawings. There are few working drawings for the Texas years which are largely represented in watercolor renderings. The New York years, however, are well documented by the entire range of different types of architectural drawings.
Project name: Albemarle Hotel (Jefferson Park Hotel).
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Charlotteville
State/Province: Va.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Baptist Church.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Corsicana
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Borgfeldt Building.
Date on drawings: 1909
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 16th Street at Irving Place
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Carnegie Library.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Carnegie Library.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Houston
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Carnegie Public Library.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: Market Street
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Collins Hotel.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cortland War Memorial.
Date on drawings: 1926
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Cortland
County: Cortland
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cotton Palace.
Date on drawings: 1894
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Waco
County: McLennan
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Detroit
State/Province: Mich.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Scranton
County: Lehigh?
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge No. 1.
Date on drawings: 1909-1910
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 108-116 West 43rd Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge No. 247.
Date on drawings: 1930-1932
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: Liberty Street
City: Newburgh
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge No. 658.
Date on drawings: 1926-1929
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Hackensack
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Elks Lodge No. 871.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Bronx
County: Bronx
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Federal Bank. Proposed.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Washington
State/Province: D.C.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Galveston Fountain.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Galveston
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Gramercy Park Apartments.
Date on drawings: 1909
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: No. 36 Gramercy Park
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hampton Court.
Date on drawings: 1908
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 40th Street at Sixth Avenue
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hancock Opera House.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 120 West 6th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Heublein Apartments.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Hartford
State/Province: Conn.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Home Club.
Date on drawings: 1905-1906
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 11-15 East 43rd Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hot Springs Reservation. Hoke Smith Drinking Fountain.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Hot Springs
State/Province: Ark.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hudson City Bank.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
State/Province: NJ
Country: U.S.
Project name: Jefferson Park Hotel.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Charlotteville
State/Province: Va.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Kampmann Store Building.
Date on drawings: 1894
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Keith's Harlem Opera House. Remodeling.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Knox Hat Factory. Addition.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: Grand Street at St. Mark's Street
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Lefcourt Building.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Linz Building.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Loft building. Proposed.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: 108-114 West 49th Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Masonic Temple.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Masonic Temple.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: St. Anne Street at Third Street
City: Owensboro
State/Province: Ky.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Masonic Temple.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Troy
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: McCreery Building.
Date on drawings: 1893
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: Nos. 53-59 West 22nd St
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Mexico Capitol. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Mexico City
Country: Mexico
Project name: Monument plans for patenting.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Muhlenburg Hospital.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Plainfield
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: National Bank Building.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Waco
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Pannock Warehouse.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Parro Club.
Date on drawings: 1894
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Waco
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Plainfield High School.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Plainfield
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Plaza Court.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Printer's Building.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Street address: Eighth Ave at 49th St.
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Regina Watson Memorial.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Rockport Hotel and Clubhouse.
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Rockport
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Rosenberg Memorial Fountain.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Galveston
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Sommers Building.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Springfield Institution for Savings.
Date on drawings: 1905-1906
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Springfield
State/Province: MA
Country: U.S.
Project name: St. Paul's Sanitarium.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Telephone Building.
Date on drawings: 1898
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Temple B'nai Jeshurun.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Tower of Justice.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Unidentified Chapel.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Unidentified Supreme Court Building. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1931
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Union Baptist Church.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Union Dime Savings Institution.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: World's Columbian Exposition. Texas State Building (Texas Pavilion). Accepted competative
Date on drawings: 1893
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State/Province: Ill.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Apartment building.
Date on drawings: 1913
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: 33 West 51st Street Co., Inc.
Street address: 33 West 51st Street
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Mrs. Anderson residence.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Anderson, Mrs.
Street address: 3026 North Ave
City: Baltimore
State/Province: Md.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Aransas County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Aransas County
City: Rockport
County: Aransas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: H.B. Atwood residence.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Atwood, H. B.
City: New Rochell
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: L.H. Bennett residence.
Date on drawings: undated
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Bennett, L. H.
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: Brackett Building.
Date on drawings: 1905
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Benoit Realty Co.
Street address: between East 25th and 26th Streets
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Bergen County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1909-1911
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Bergen County
Street address: Main St
City: Hackensack
County: Bergen
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Bexar County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1892-1895
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Bexar County
Street address: 20 Dolorosa St.
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Blair County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Blair County
City: Hollidaysburg
County: Blair
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Brazoria County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Brazoria County
City: Brazoria
County: Brazoria
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Calvary West Presbyterian Church.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Calvary West Presbyterian Church
Street address: Smalley Terrace at Vine Avenue
City: Irvington
State/Province: NJ
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cambria County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1914-1924
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Cambria County
City: Ebensburg
County: Cambria
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cambria County Courthouse. Furniture designs.
Date on drawings: 1923
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Cambria County
City: Ebensburg
County: Cambria
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Office building.
Date on drawings: 1906-1907
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Castles, B. S.
Street address: #39 and #41 East 38th Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Chandler & Company, Inc. Alterations.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Chandler & Company, Inc.
Street address: 35 Pine Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Corsicana City Hall. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: City of Corsicana
City: Corsicana
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Vicksburg City Hall.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: City of Vicksburg
City: Vicksburg
State/Province: MS
Country: U.S.
Project name: Connecticut Savings Bank.
Date on drawings: 1906-1907
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Connecticut Savings Bank
Street address: Church St. at Crown St.
City: New Haven
State/Province: Conn.
Country: U.S.
Project number: 538?
Project name: Copiah Co.? Courthouse
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Copiah County?
City: Hazelhurst
County: Copiah
State/Province: Miss.
Country: U.S.
Project number: 538?
Project name: Copiah County courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Copiah County
City: Hazlehurst
County: Copiah
State/Province: Miss.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cortland County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1922-1924
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Cortland County
City: Cortland
County: Cortland
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cortland County Jail.
Date on drawings: 1922-1923
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Cortland County
City: Cortland
County: Cortland
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Capitol. Proposed.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Country of Cuba
City: Havana
Country: Cuba
Project name: Cumberland Bank.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Cumberland Bank
City: Cumberland
State/Province: MD
Country: U.S.
Project name: Ruth E. Dace residence.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Dace, Miss Ruth E.
City: Long Island
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Denton County Courthouse. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1895
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Denton County
City: Denton
County: Denton
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: John R. Dos Passos country house.
Date on drawings: 1904
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Dos Passos, John R.
City: Tucker's Point
State/Province: Va.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Ebensburg Auditorium.
Date on drawings: 1917
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Ebensburg
City: Ebensburg
County: Cambria
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Ellis County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1894-1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Ellis County
City: Waxahachie
County: Ellis
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Palace Theater.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Esposito, Antonio
Street address: Speedwell Ave.
City: Morristown
State/Province: NJ
Country: U.S.
Project name: Fayette County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Fayette County
City: La Grange
County: Fayette
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: First National Bank.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: First National Bank
City: Sioux City
State/Province: Iowa
Country: U.S.
Project name: Franklin County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Franklin County
County: Franklin
Country: U.S.
Project name: Freedmen's Hospital Building.
Date on drawings: 1904
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Freedmen's Hospital
City: Washington
State/Province: D.C.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Garrett County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1907
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Garrett County
City: Oakland
County: Garrett
State/Province: Md.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Gonzales County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: Gordon, James Riely
Client: Gonzales County
City: Gonzales
County: Gonzales
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Madison Square Residences.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Gordon, J. Riely
Street address: Camden Street
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Office furniture.
Date on drawings: 1920
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Gordon, James R.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Harrison County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1899-1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Harrison County
City: Marshall
County: Harrison
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hudson City Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Hudson City, NY
City: Hudson City
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Hudson County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Hudson County
City: unknown
County: Hudson
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Karnes County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1894
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Karnes County
City: Karnes City
County: Karnes
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Kiowa County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Kiowa County
City: Hobart
County: Kiowa
State/Province: Okla.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Building. Alteration.
Date on drawings: 1893
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Larney, William A.
Street address: No. 142 East 31 Street
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Lebanon County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Lebanon County
City: Lebanon
County: Lebanon
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Lee County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Lee County
City: Giddings
County: Lee
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: H.M. Little residence. Alterations.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Little, H. M.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Madison County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Madison County
City: Wampsville
County: Madison
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Loft building.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: McKeon Realty Company
Street address: No. 352-360 West 15th Street
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: McLennan County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1900-1902
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: McLennan County
City: Waco
County: McLennan
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Mechanics National Bank.
Date on drawings: 1923
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Mechanics National Bank
Street address: West State Street at South Warren Street
City: Trenton
State/Province: NJ
Country: U.S.
Project name: Nassau County Jail.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Nassau County
City: Mineola
County: Nassau
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: National Metropolitan Citizens Bank Building.
Date on drawings: 1905-1906
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: National Metropolitan Citizens Bank
City: Washington
State/Province: D.C.
Country: U.S.
Project name: New Castle County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: New Castle County
City: Wilmington
County: New Castle
State/Province: Del.
Country: U.S.
Project name: New Haven County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: New Haven County
Street address: Elm Street
City: New Haven
County: New Haven
State/Province: Conn.
Country: U.S.
Project name: New York County Courthouse (Tower of Justice). Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1913
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: New York County
Street address: Pearl Street at Lafayette and Baxter Streets
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Seal design.
Date on drawings: 1906
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: New York Society of Architects
Country: U.S.
Project name: Nolte Bank Building.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Nolte Bank
City: Seguin
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Pawnee County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Pawnee County
City: Pawnee
County: Pawnee
State/Province: Okla.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Tom Randolph residence.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Randolph, Tom
City: Sherman
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Rapides County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Rapides County
City: Alexandria
County: Rapides
State/Province: La.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Sidney Reinhardt residence.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Reinhardt, Sidney
City: Dallas
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Charles Rouss Building.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Rouss, Charles
Street address: #549-553 Broadway
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Theater. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1914
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Sachs, David
Street address: Manhattan Ave at Greenpoint Ave
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: San Jose de Montana. Convent and chapel.
Date on drawings: 1933
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: San Jose de Montana
Street address: #439-441 West 19th St.
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Margaret Sanner residence.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Sanner, Margaret
City: Flushing
County: Long Island
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Scott residence.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Scott, Mrs.
City: Paris
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Scott residence.
Primary archt/firm: Wees
Client: Scott, Mrs.
City: Paris
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Arthur Seeligson residence.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Seeligson, Arthur
City: unknown
Country: U.S.
Project name: E.F. Simms residence.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Simms, E. F.
City: Saratoga
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: George Small residence.
Date on drawings: 1905
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Small, George
City: York
County: York
State/Province: Pa.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Thad W. Smith residence.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Smith, Thad W.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Smyth Residence.
Date on drawings: 1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Smyth
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Somerset County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1906
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Somerset County
City: Somerville
County: Somerset
State/Province: N.J.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Somerset County Jail.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Somerset County
City: Somerville
County: Somerset
State/Province: NJ
Country: U.S.
Project name: St. Joseph's Hospital. Addition.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: St. Joseph's Hospital
Street address: 5th St. at Washington St.
City: Mankato
State/Province: MN
Country: U.S.
Project name: Staacke Brothers Building.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Staacke Brothers
Street address: 135 E. Commerce St.
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Arizona State Capitol.
Date on drawings: 1898-1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: State of Arizona
City: Phoenix
State/Province: Ariz.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Arkansas State Capitol. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: State of Arkansas
City: Little Rock
State/Province: Ark.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Mississippi State Capitol. Proposed.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: State of Mississippi
City: Jackson
State/Province: MS
Country: U.S.
Project name: Tarrant County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1893
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Tarrant County
City: Fort Worth
County: Tarrant
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Van Zandt County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Van Zandt County
City: Canton
County: Van Zandt
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Jackson Theater.
Date on drawings: nd
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Verschleiser, Max
Street address: Jackson at Westchester
City: New York
County: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Victoria County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1891-1892
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Victoria County
City: Victoria
County: Victoria
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Houses no. 1-5.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Von Helfenstein Villa Co.
Street address: Stewart Manor
County: Long Island
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Cottage.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Whelpley, Mr.
City: San Antonio
County: Bexar
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wilkinson County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1902
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Wilkinson County
City: Woodville
County: Wilkinson
State/Province: Miss.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Apartment building.
Date on drawings: 1906-1907
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Williams, John T.
Street address: Nos. 778-780 Madison Ave.
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wise County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1895-1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Wise County
City: Decatur
County: Wise
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wise County Courthouse.
Date on drawings: 1895-1896
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Wise County
City: Decatur
County: Wise
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wood's Business College.
Date on drawings: 1900
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Wood's Business College
Street address: 125th St at Fifth Ave.
City: New York
State/Province: N.Y.
Country: U.S.
Project name: Wooldridge residence.
Date on drawings: 1890
Primary archt/firm: James Riely Gordon
Client: Wooldridge
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Tex.
Country: U.S.