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H. Page Cross papers

Call Number: MS 776

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of photographs of architectural works of Page Cross. They are divided into three groups - commercial, institutional, residential - and are alphabetically arranged by the name of the company, institution, or home owner. Oversize photographs from the different groups are filed in box 4. Miscellaneous and unidentified photographs are at the end of box 3.


  • 1930-1975


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Dabney, 1976.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 folio)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Photographs of architectural designs and finished work executed by H. Page Cross. Included are photographs of commercial, institutional and residential buildings with both interior and exterior views. A small amount of funiture design is also shown. Among the projects are floor plans for the Museum of Modern Art, the Foxcroft School, Trinity Episcopal Church of Upperville, Virginia, and designs for Paul Mellon residences in Virginia, Massachusetts, and the British West Indies.

Biographical / Historical

H. Page Cross

Professional Summary:

Born - New York City 1910

Graduated Groton School 1928

Graduated Yale College B.A. Degree 1932

Graduated M.I.T. Bachelor of Architecture 1936

New York Worlds Fair 1937

Vander Gracht and Kilham 1938

Cross and Cross 1939 - 1940

U.S. Marine Corps 1941 - 1945

Cross and Son 1945 - 1951

Page Cross Architect 1951 - 1975


American Institute of Architects

Licensed architect, State of New York

Beaux-Arts Institute of Design

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Metropolitan Museum - Fellow in Perpetuity

Century Association

Principal Works:


Center for Hellenic Studies Harvard Univerity - Washington, D. C.

Foxcroft School - Middleburg, Va.: Dormitories, Music Building, School House

Choate School Library - Wallingford, Conn. Additions and Alterations

Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, Virginia: Parish House, Rectory, Church

Paul Mellon Library, Upperville, Virginia

President's House - Hollins College Roanoke, Virginia

Fisher Island Golf Club - Fishers Island, N.Y.


American Fore Insurance Co. (Alterations and Additions) 80 Maiden Lane, New York City

Hanover Bank 34th Street Branch, New York City

Chubb and Son (Alterations) 90 John Street, New York City

Iselin and; Jefferson 111 West 40th Street, New York City

Josiah Wedgwood and Co. 24 East 52nd Street, New York City.


Mrs. T. Jefferson Coolidge Manchester, Mass.

James Doubleday Greens Farms, Conn.

Robert Leeson East Greenwich, Rhode Island

James C. Greenway Greenwich, Conn.

Alfred Harrison Oyster Bary, New York

Paul Mellon New York City

Paul Mellon Antigua, West Indies

Paul Mellon Osterville, Mass.

Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia

James Knott Locust Valley, New York

Robert G. Goelet 7 Sutton Place, New York City

David K. Bruce (Alterations and Additions) Washington, D. C.

Neil McConnell 12 Sutton Square, New York City

Neil McConnell Southampton, Long Island

Thomas Gates (Alterations) Paoli, Pennsylvania

Harding Lawrence Dallas, Texas

Harding Lawrence (Alterations) - Apartment New York City

Countess Rattazzi Apartment, New York City

John W. Cross, III Greenwich, Conn.

Nicholas Strekalovsky Portland, Maine

Alexander Forbes South Dartmouth, Mass.

Macrae Sykes Glen Cove, New York

Walter F. O'Connell Connecticut

Guide to the H. Page Cross Papers
Under Revision
Preliminary Inventory by Marguerite S. Witkop
January 1977
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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