Original set of blueprints for Colonial Revival House and Garage in New Rochelle, NY
Set of blueprints for a 2½-story brick and stucco Colonial style house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, built-in bookcases, breakfast nook, and a garage out back. 8 numbered sheets, 14.5 x 17 in. Dated December 5, 1931, and labeled “Ackerman & Baltz. New Rochelle N.Y. Owners & Builders.” The plans are in very good condition, the top print lightly soiled and a 4” band of discoloration at the foredge of the first two pages, then again, inset about 2 inches, on the last two pages. Prints are stamped on the verso "Blue Print Company, Successors to New Rochelle Blue Print."
Ackerman & Baltz was a construction and development firm active in Westchester County, NY in the 1930s and ‘40s. Another of their projects, done with architect George G. Foster, appeared in the January 1941 "House and Garden Magazine." Brothers Joseph and William Baltz are listed as builders in the city’s 1920 Census, but we haven't found much else about the company. The blueprints are marked for Block N, Lot 23 on Woodbine Ave in New Rochelle. We have not been able to access complete property records and don’t know whether these particular plans were executed–the lot currently belongs to the adjacent property owner and appears undeveloped.