Emery Roth

Emery Roth

Emery Roth (born "Róth Imre", 1871 – August 20, 1948) was a Hungarian-American architect who built many of the definitive New York City hotels and apartment buildings of the 1920s and 30s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details. Born in Gálszécs, Austria-Hungary (now Slovakia) he emigrated to the United States at the age of 13 after his family fell into poverty upon his father's death. He began his architectural apprenticeship as a draftsman in the Chicago offices of Burnham & Root, working on the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. There he met Richard Morris Hunt, who was impressed with his skills and invited Roth to work in his office in New York. Following Hunt's premature death in 1895, Roth moved to the office of Ogden Codman, Jr., a designer and decorator with a Newport clientele.

Work by Emery Roth

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* [http://www.nyc-architecture.com/ARCH/ARCH-EmeryRoth.htm NYC-architecture:] Emery Roth
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=101391 Emery Roth: a more extended list of structures]


*Steven Ruttenbaum "Mansions in the Cloud: The Skyscraper Palazzi of Emery Roth" (1986)

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