Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.

Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.

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LOCATION
Address: 818 Home Street
City: Bronx
State: New York
Zip Code: 10459
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 40.82747, -73.89914

STATUS
Type: Housing
Status: Built

TECHNICAL DATA
Date(s): 1967
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Architect: Paul Rudolph
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Apartment Building for the New York City Housing Authority (Davidson Houses)

  • This project was a total of six residence buildings for Davidson College, designed to accommodate 200 students.

  • In this project, Paul used the cast-in-place concrete frames along the dark ribbing like he had done with the Tracey Towers in 1974. In cast-in-place technology, the concrete is poured in the place where it will set as the structural part of the building. This strengthens the building, provides insulation and speeds up the construction time.

  • In 1985, a nine-story building with 200 apartments was built for senior housing and was integrated with these residence halls.

  • The Union Avenue Consolidated handles all of the Davidson properties for the New York City Housing Authority today.

DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings

DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings

DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings

PHOTOS - Project Model

PHOTOS - During Construction

PHOTOS - Completed Project

PHOTOS - Current Conditions

LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

RELATED DOWNLOADS

PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Munch, J. B. (n.d.) .Lewis Davidson Houses. Retrieved from http://www.lehman.edu/vpadvance/artgallery/arch/buildings/Lewis_davinson.html