Office for Metropolitan History 
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Address: Broadway Studio Building, 246 West 80th Street, #8, New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212 799 0520 Fax: 212 799 0542
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Founded in 1975 by Christopher Gray, the Office for Metropolitan History provides research on New York City buildings, and embraces a synthetic approach to historical data, bringing together disparate sources in individual collections. Typical projects involve document recovery and reports with a wide variety of purposes, for engineers, architects, lawyers and anyone interested in the evolution of New York's built environment.

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Private firm

The Office for Metropolitan History maintains a collection of 40,000 4x5 film negatives, 18,000 photographs, and 8,000 architectural drawings, many of which date back to the late 19th century. In the normal course of business, we have independently humidified, conserved, repaired and protected about 9,000 vintage blueprints, renderings and other architectural drawings.

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::Paid Full time::


Christopher Gray, Suzanne Braley

Subject Areas:
::Historic Preservation::Architecture::Landmarks::Education/Outreach::

DOB, research database, New York City history, architecture, built environment, architectural drawings

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