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Cross & Cross (1907–1942) [1] was a New York City based architectural firm founded by brothers John Walter Cross and Eliot Cross.

Cross & Cross
PartnersJohn Walter Cross
Eliot Cross
Founded1907
Dissolved1942 (1942)
LocationNew York City
BuildingsGeneral Electric Building
20 Exchange Place
Federal Office Building

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HistoryEdit

Cross & Cross was known as Old New York City Society's architectural firm of choice.[2] John Cross (1878-1951) studied architecture at Columbia University and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and served as the creative half of the partnership, while Eliot Cross (1884-1949) focused on the development side of the business, particularly through his role as Chairman of the Board of the real estate development firm of Webb and Knapp, which he organized in 1922.[3] The two firms shared office space in The Knapp Building on Madison Avenue.[3] In 1942, John Cross was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician.[4]

CommissionsEdit

 
General Electric Building from the southeast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NY Times- Eliot Cross Obituary
  2. ^ a b Bayberry Land
  3. ^ a b "NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, page 3" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2007-01-22.
  4. ^ "ACADEMY OF DESIGN ADDS 25 TO ROLLS; 12 Architects Are Elected, Largest Number in History of the Institution 5 GRAPHIC ARTISTS NAMED 4 Painters and 4 Sculptors Also Are Selected as Associate Members" (PDF). The New York Times. April 18, 1942. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ Emporis- 1 East 42nd Street
  6. ^ Emporis- 53 Park Place
  7. ^ Emporis- 155 East 72nd Street
  8. ^ Emporis- 405 Park Avenue
  9. ^ Emporis- 720 Park Avenue
  10. ^ NYC-Architecture- The Assisium School
  11. ^ Emporis- Bank of America International
  12. ^ U.S. Library of Congress
  13. ^ Emporis- Central Hanover Building
  14. ^ Emporis-Manufacturers Trust Company Building
  15. ^ Columbia University Church of Notre Dame
  16. ^ Emporis- City Bank Farmers Trust Company Building
  17. ^ Emporis- Federal Office Building
  18. ^ Yorktown, NY Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Emporis-Franklin Towers
  20. ^ NYC-Architecture- General Electric Building
  21. ^ Emporis- Harriman Building
  22. ^ NY Times- Harriman Building Sold
  23. ^ Emporis- Hotel InterContinental
  24. ^ NYC-Architecture- ILX Systems
  25. ^ Emporis- McCutcheon Building
  26. ^ Yale University Archived 2006-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Emporis- One Sutton Place
  28. ^ Emporis- Park Plaza Apartments
  29. ^ NY Times Obituary- John W. Cross
  30. ^ Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 29, 1929, Page 16.
  31. ^ Emporis- Postum Building
  32. ^ Emporis- Stone & Webster Building
  33. ^ The City Review- Tiffany's
  34. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  35. ^ Emporis- Wiley Building
  36. ^ "City Realty". Archived from the original on 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2007-01-22.
  37. ^ Emporis- The Yorkgate

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