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Finding Aid for the James, Meadows & Howard Records 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971)

Mss. C74-2

Buffalo History Museum. Research Library


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Collection Overview

Title: James, Meadows & Howard Records, 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971)
Creator: James, Meadows & Howard
Extent: 135 boxes (67.5 linear feet)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: Buffalo History Museum.Research Library
Abstract: The records of the architectural firm of James, Meadows & Howard represents the accumulated archives of a firm dating back ninety years.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. C74-2, James, Meadows & Howard Records, 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971), Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.

Acquisition Information

James, Meadows & Howard; gift; 1973/11/13; 74-3

Terms of Access

James, Meadows & Howard Records, 1893-1974 (bulk 1951-1971), are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.

Alternate Forms

Two ledgers from this collection were digitized by the LIS 567 Digital Libraries class of the University at Buffalo's Department of Library and Information Studies. The collection is located at: http://www.bechs.org/Greenstone/green/index.php

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed and retroconverted by Peter Nelson, 8 June 1992.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

Buffalo architectural firm which originally began as Green & Wicks in 1884. It became Edward B. Green & Son in 1917 and, upon the death of the son in 1933, Edward B. Green. R. Maxwell James joined the firm in 1930 as a designer and became a partner in Green & James in 1936. Rufus W. Meadows, who joined as a designer in 1936, became a partner in Green, James & Meadows in 1945. When Mr. Green died in 1950, the partners continued under the name James & Meadows. Lewis E. Howard, Jr., a former associate, rejoined Green, James & Meadows in 1946. In 1953 he became a partner in James, Meadows & Howard. The firm's designs included the Federal Reserve Bank on South Elmwood Avenue, and buildings in the Buffalo General Hospital and Children's Hospital complexes, Erie County Medical Center, and at the University of Buffalo. Mr. Howard died in 1956. The firm was dissolved in 1974.


Chronology

1884 Green & Wicks founded.
1917 Edw. B. Green & Son.
1933 Edw. B. Green - Son died.
1936 Green & James.
1945 Green, James & Meadows.
1950 James & Meadows - Green died.
1952 James, Meadows & Howard.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the architectural firm of James, Meadows & Howard represents the accumulated archives of a firm dating back ninety years. The records include log books, construction specification books, bids, contracts, plans and blueprints, correspondence, invoices, site photographs and other records of an architectural firm of local importance commissioned to design a wide variety of structures, including many hospitals, churches, banks and other commercial buildings.

Specifications for Falconwood Club, Buffalo Historical Society Building, Clifton Park Memorial, Crippled Children's Home, and Albright Art Gallery Transferred from Iconography section, 1975.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:

The archival practice of maintaining the original arrangement of the firm's records has been carefully observed here. Alphabetical arrangement within series.


Container List

Box Volume Contents
1 1 American Radiator Standard Sanitary Corporation May 7, 1962; Aug. 2, 1962
1 2 Buffalo General Hospital, Nurses' Residence May 24, 1967; Feb. 27, 1968
1 3 Broadway Market, Aug. 23, 1954
1 4 Buffalo Medical Center, May 1951; June-Aug. 1952
1 5 University Medical Building, May 1, 1951
1 6 University of Buffalo, Sherman Hall, Oct. 24, 1957; Dormitories, 1952-1959
Box Contents
2 Albright, Charlotte, residence, Apr. 20, 1962
2 American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp., Mar.-Nov. 1962
2 Bank of Buffalo (Court and Pearl Streets), Aug. 24, 1962
2 Bank of Buffalo (French and Borden Roads), May 28, 1971
2 Bank of Buffalo (Stuyvesant Plaza), May 6, 1965
2 Boys' Club of Niagara Frontier, May 31, 1965
2 Broadway Market, Mar. 15, 1954
3 Broadway Market (continued), 1954-1955
3 Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk, N.Y., Dec. 6, 1961
3 Buffalo Club, June 20, 1960
3 Buffalo Columbus Hospital, East Bldg. 2nd floor, Jan. 19, 1970
4 Buffalo Columbus Hospital (continued), 1970
4 Buffalo General Hospital, Nurses' Residence, Feb. 13, 1967
4 Buffalo General Hospital, Multi-Laboratory Bldg, June 5, 1963
4 Buffalo General Hospital, South Wing, Dec. 12, 1962
4 Buffalo Gravel Corporation, June 25, 1963
4 Buffalo Historical Society, 1926, 1950
5 Buffalo Medical Foundation, May 1960
5 Buffalo Medical Foundation, Medical Office Building, Aug. 9, 1968
6 Buffalo Savings Bank (Main and Genesee Streets) 1965
7 Buffalo Savings Bank (Amherst office), 1970
7 Children's Hospital, Nov. 17, 1961
7 Church of the Good Shepherd, May 6, 1960
7 Columbus-McKinnon Corporation, Sept. 24, 1964
7 Deaconess Hospital, Nov. 26, 1958
8 Deaconess Hospital (continued), 1960, 1963, 1966
8 Episcopal Church Home, July 16, 1956
8 Erie County Hall, Jan. 1, 1937
8 Erie County Jail, Jan. 1, 1937; Oct. 25, 1954
9 Erie County Jail (continued), 1967-1968
9 Erie County Savings Bank, 1965, 1967
9 Falconwood Club, Boat House, May 5, 1893
10 Family Service Society, 1951, 1962
10 Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1955-1956
10 Flat Building for Henry Schaefer's Sons, 1898
10 Foster-Milburn Company, Apr. 19, 1963
10 Frontier Linen Supply, Aug. 12, 1966
11 Garret Club, Mar. 30, 1966
11 William Hengerer Company, May 7, 1956
11 Kissing Bridge Ski Corporation, Aug. 8, 1960
11 Legislative Building (Albany South Mall), June 29, 1966
12 Liberty National Bank, Feb. 20, 1964
12 Lincoln Wholesale Building, 1960
12 Lockport Memorial Hospital, Dec. 13, 1960; 1970
12 Manufacturer's and Trader's Trust Co., Mar. 26, 1965
13 Marine Trust Co., 1956-1967
13 Merchants Mutual Insurance Co., 1964
14 E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, 1961-1963
14 Municipal Building, 1936; 1938
15 Municipal Auditorium (continued), 1939
15 Niagara Frontier Rehabilitation Center, 1964
16 Niagara Mohawk, 1961; 1966-1967
16 Parking garages, 1953-1955
17 St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital, 1958; 1965; 1968-1969
18 St. Mark's Church, 1940-1941: 1953; 1961
18 St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church,, June 2, 1958
18 Terminal Building, Aug. 7, 1967
18 Trinity Episcopal Church, Apr. 23, 1958
18 United States Post Office, June-Sept. 1961
19 University of Buffalo (Dormitory Authority), Jan. 1962
19 University of Buffalo, Residence Hall no. 6, 1959
19 University of Buffalo, Dormitory no. 7, 1962-1963
19A Albright Art Gallery, June 3, 1957
19A Clifton Park Memorial, March 11, 1921
19A Crippled Children's Home, Jan.-June 1938
19A Erie County Stadium, 1972
Box Contents
20 Albright, Charlotte residence, 1962
20 Architect's Redevelopment Cooperative, 1963
20 American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation, 1961-1963
21 American-Standard (continued)
22 Bank of Buffalo, 1960-1966
23 Boy's Club of Buffalo, 1965
23 Broadway Market 1958-1965
24 Brooks Memorial Hospital (Dunkirk, N.Y.), 1961-1969
24A Brooks Memorial Hospital (continued)
24A Buffalo Club, circa 1958
24A-30A Buffalo General Hospital, circa 1958-1969
31A Buffalo Gravel Corporation, circa 1964
31 Buffalo Historical Society, circa 1966
31 Buffalo Medical Group Building, circa 1968-1970
31A Buffalo Medical Group (continued)
32 Buffalo Medical Group (continued)
33-39 Buffalo Savings Bank
39A-45 Children's Hospital, circa 1954-1968
46 Civil Defense
47-50 Columbus Hospital, circa 1963-1968
51 Dayton Museum, circa 1931
51-60 Deaconess Hospital, circa 1957-1967
60 Degraff Memorial Hospital, circa 1951
60 Delaware Court Building Doctor's Hospital, circa 1968
61 Episcopal Church Home, circa 1965
61-62 Erie County Savings Bank, circa 1966-1969
62-65 Erie County Jail, circa 1955-1970
66 Family Service Society Building, circa 1962
66 First Federal Savings and Loan Association, circa 1952
66-75 Federal Reserve Bank, circa 1953-1960
76 First Methodist Church (Bradford, PA), circa 1924-1967
77-79 The William Hengerer Company, circa 1955-1957
80 Hospitals and Asylums
80 Iroquois Division (International Breweries, Inc.), circa 1956
80 Junior High School # 91, circa 1956-1960
80 Kissing Bridge Ski Corporation, circa 1960
81 Liberty Bank (Orchard Park), circa 1964
82-83 Lockport Hospital circa 1962-1967
84-90 Marine Trust Company, circa 1954-1967
91 Mayfair lane (photographs), 1930
91 Medical Office Building (Buffalo Medical Group), circa 1969
91 Memorial Tablets
91-95 Merchants Mutual, circa 1963-1965
96 E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, circa 1957-1964
97 Niagara Frontier Rehabilitation Center, circa 1964-1967
97 Niagara Square Office Building, circa 1967
97 Orchard Heights Clubhouse, circa 1960
98-104 Post Office, circa 1960-1964
105 St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, circa 1956
105 St. Mark's Church, circa 1961
105 St. Paul's Lutheran Church
105 Trinity Church Home
106-110 St. Joseph Intercommunity Hospital, circa 1965-1971
111 Legislative Office Building (Albany, N.Y.), circa 1963
112 University of Buffalo: Capen Hall, circa 1958
112 University of Buffalo: Clark Gymnasium addition, circa 1958
112 University of Buffalo: Dormitory Authority of NYS
112 University of Buffalo: Norton Hall
113 University of Buffalo: Physics Building
113 University of Buffalo: Engineering Building
113 University of Buffalo: School of Dentistry addition
113 University of Buffalo: Warehouse Building
114-115 University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #4
116-118 University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #6
119-122 University of Buffalo: Residence Hall #7
123 Veterans' Hospital, circa 1952
123 W.C.A. Hospital, circa 1961
123 Woman's Christian Association, circa 1961
Box Contents
124 Miscellaneous progress photographs, 1909-1970
125-125A Concrete Site Reports
126 Cost books, 1909-1921
126 Contracts, 1957-1969
126 Miscellaneous photographs (JM & H staff, etc.)

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Buffalo History Museum
Edward B. Green & Son
Green & James
Green & Wicks
James & Meadows

Subject Terms

Architecture--New York (State)
Hospitals--New York (State)--Planning

Genre Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Building plans
Photographs