Fellheimer & Wagner


The Fellheimer & Wagner Architectural Drawings of Railroad Stations, 1915-1931, collection contains 1,315 architectural drawings--both original and reprographic-- created between 1915 and 1931 for railroad stations designed by Alfred Fellheimer (1875-1959) and Steward Wagner (1886-1958), architects practicing in New York City. The drawings range from highly rendered original design drawings to blueprint working drawings. Designing primarily from a Beaux-Arts approach--and later in a streamlined Art Deco and Moderne aesthetic--Fellheimer & Wagner were known for creating handsome structures with a strong sense of function and practicality.

Fellheimer & Wagner. Cincinnati (Ohio) Terminal, perspective rendering, detail, 1930-1931. Fellheimer & Wagner. Cincinnati (Ohio) Terminal, perspective rendering, detail, 1930-1931.

The stations represented in this collection include the Union Passenger Station in Macon, Ga. (1915); the State Street Station in Chicago, Ill. (1924); the Passenger Station in South Bend, Ind. (1927); the Kentucky and Indiana Railroad Terminal in Louisville, Ky. (1928); the Springfield Union Station in Springfield, Mass. (1924); the New York Central Rail Road Buffalo & East Buffalo Terminal Improvement Passenger Station and Curtis Street Passenger Station in Buffalo, NY (1927-1928); the Cincinnati Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio (1930-1931); the Passenger Station in Elyria, Ohio (1924); the Erie Passenger Station in Erie, Penn. (1928-1931); and the Toronto-Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Company in Hamilton, Ont., Canada (1931).

The Fellheimer & Wagner Architectural Drawings of Railroad Stations, 1915-1931, collection was a gift to Avery Library from Wank Adams Slavin Associates, Inc. in 1982.

Fellheimer & Wagner. Springfield (Mass.) Union Station, presentation elevation, 1924. Fellheimer & Wagner. Springfield (Mass.) Union Station, presentation elevation, 1924.