Louis Torres Collection

Louis Torres Collection

This collection consists of research material compiled by Louis Torres for his book, Tuckahoe Marble: The Rise and Fall of an Industry: 1822-1930.  This book was published in 1976 by Harbor Hill Books, and WCHS has two copies under the call number HOC E 300 T.  The collection was donated to WCHS by Mr. Torres’s daughter, Patricia Cronenberger, in September 2013.

BOX 1

Folder 1 – Louis Torres biographical information
Folder 2 – Correspondence with John J. White of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas
Engineers regarding source of marble for the old Sub-Treasury (now Federal Hall National Memorial) and with Arthur N. Ferris, great-grandson of Alexander Masterton.  1962.
Folder 3 – Newspaper clippings
Folder 4 – Book reviews and flyers from Harbor Hill Books and Anderson’s Book Shop
Folder 5 – Correspondence between Louis Torres and Jens J. Christoffersen of Harbor Hill
Books.  1976.
Folder 6 – Eastchester’s Local Profile (Volume 2, Number 1, July 1977) with feedback on
Tuckahoe Marble: The Rise and Fall of an Industry: 1822-1930
Folder 7 – Correspondence with Harriet Bianchi of the Eastchester Historical Society.  1988.
Folder 8 – Correspondence with Vivian Wells of Bronxville, owner of the Masterton diaries.
1977.
Folder  9 – Letter from Charlotte T. Lloyd of Lakewood, New Jersey, great-great-granddaughter
of Abijah Morgan.  1977.
Folder 10 – Correspondence of Mrs. Eugene Moskowitz, Landmark-Historical Society.  1976.
Folder 11 – Letter to Madeline Schaeffer.  1976.
Folder 12 – Letter from Robert Utley, Chief Historian, National Park Service.  1976.
Folder 13 – Letter from Gordon Chappell, National Park Service Ranger Historian, regarding
marble used in the Washington Monument and the Washington Post Office.  1971.

Photos

Torres 01 – New York Life Building, southeast corner of Broadway and Leonard Street, New
York, New York
Torres 02 – Hotel Vendome, Boston, Massachusetts
Torres 03 – Eastchester Quarry near the turn of the 20th century
Torres 04 – Map showing locations of marble quarries in Eastchester, c.1870
Torres 05 – Alexander Masterton
Torres 06 – Brooklyn City Hall, Brooklyn, New York (three copies)
Torres 07 – Stewart’s Building, Broadway, 1850
Torres 08 – Mutual Life Insurance Company, 140-146 Broadway
Torres 09 – United States Naval Observatory, Washington, District of Columbia
Torres 10 – Samuel Fee Building, Eastchester, New York
Torres 11 – United States Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina
Torres 12 – United States Custom House, New York, New York, 1845
Torres 13 – New Orleans City Hall (now Gallier Hall), New Orleans, Louisiana
Torres 14 – Abijah Morgan
Torres 15 – William K. Vanderbilt Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island
Torres 16 – Marble Quarry, Tuckahoe, New York
Torres 17 – United States Custom House, New York, New York, c.1972
Torres 18 – United States Custom House, Charleston, South Carolina, c.1972 (two copies)
Torres 19 – United States Naval Observatory, Washington, District of Columbia
Torres 20 – United States Naval Observatory, Washington, District of Columbia, late 1950s
Torres 21 – Samuel Fee Building, Eastchester, New York
Torres 22 – United States Custom House, New York, New York, c.1972
Torres 23 – Samuel Fee Building, Eastchester, New York
Torres 24 – United States Custom House, New York, New York, c.1972
Torres 25 – Brooklyn City Hall, Brooklyn, New York c.1972
Torres 26 – Brooklyn City Hall, Brooklyn, New York c.1972
Negatives

BOX 2

Approximately 400 8” x 5” note cards documenting research of primary and secondary materials for Tuckahoe Marble: The Rise and Fall of an Industry: 1822-1930.

Approximately 30 400 8” x 5” note cards concerning New Orleans City Hall (now Gallier Hall).

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