Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #158 - Building renovations with Embury as architect

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Gracie Mansion, East End Avenue at East 88th Street in Carl Schurz Park on the East River. Built about 1799, it was renovated to become the official residence of the Mayor of New York City; Aymar Embury II was the architect for the project.
  1. Letter, Robert Moses to the NYC Board of Estimate, undated but about January 7, 1942, offering to convert Gracie Mansion to the Mayor's residence using WPA funds and labor. "Mr. Aymar Embury, Consulting Architect of the Park Department has made these plans."
  2. Repairing Gracie Mansion - WPA Crew Starts Preparing it as Residence of Mayors, New York Times, 23 January 1942, p.13: "...according to plans drawn by Aymar Embury 2d, architect."
  3. Norval White, Elliot Willensky, Fran Leadon, "AIA Guide to New York City", Oxford University Press (2010), p.488: "Gracie Mansion, originally Archibald Gracie House ... Expanded, 1804-1808. Restored, 1934-1936, Aymar Embury II.
  4. NYC Parks Department press release, 21 May 1942.