New York Real Estate Brochure Collection (1920-1970s)
A resource for researching New York City apartment buildings, this collection can be browsed or searched by address, building name, neighborhood, architect, and owner/agent.
Outside the Library
New York City History
The New York Real Estate Brochure Collection was donated to the Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library by Yale Robbins, Henry Robbins, and David Magier in 1986. The collection consists of over 9,200 advertising brochures, floor plans, price lists, and related materials that document residential and commercial real estate development in the five boroughs of New York and outlying vicinities from the 1920s to the 1970s.
- Accessible only at select Library locations
- Accessible outside the Library with your NYPL card
- Free Web resource - available anywhere
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