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Historical Context

Frank E. Estabrook (1860 - 1918) was a regionally renowned architect from Newburgh, NY whose specialty was designing public buildings and schools.

Scope of Collection

This collection consists of pages from the 1895 "souvenir" book called "Sketches" that Estabrook created. It features photographs and illustrations of the various hotels, churches, residences and public buildings that he designed at his office at the Mitchell Building, 75 Second St., Newburgh, NY. Probably intended as a sales or marketing tool, Estabrook wrote that the book "may be of interest and values to parties who propose to build." Included were "cards" or advertisements from artisans, manufacturers and tradesmen such as plumbers, carpenters, painters and others who worked with Estabrook.