Archival Collections
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Detlef Lienau architectural drawings and papers, circa 1835-1886. 

Creator: 
Lienau, Detlef.
Phys. Desc: 
approx. 9 cubic ft.
Location: 
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
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Biographical Note

Architect. Lienau lived from 1818 to 1887.

Scope and Contents

Photographs and architectural drawings of Lienau's work, much of it in New York City and in New Jersey. Projects include the Gardner A. Sage Library for the General Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, N.J.; the Francis Cottenet Villa in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.; a house for Legrand Lockwood in South Norwalk, Conn., later owned by Mark Twain and now known as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion; and the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences in Savannah, Ga. Also included are drawings of unidentified or unexecuted buildings; student drawings, and early European commissions; lecture notes, 1835-1837, from the Stadtische Gewerbeschule, Berlin; a partial list of of Lienau's work, 1848-1886; specifications; acounts; printed material; photographs, postcards, and prints showing various European buildings; clippings; certificates; typescripts of articles; and correspondence.