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Shreve, Lamb & Harmon

Shreve, Lamb & Harmon

Shreve, Lamb & Harmon was a New York City-based architectural firm established in 1929. They won world-wide fame and recognition with one of their first projects: the Empire State Building (1929-1931). This Art Deco skyscraper was the tallest building in the world when it was completed.

The firm built skyscrapers in Art Deco style until the Great Depression hit. When funds became scarce, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon scaled back the grandeur of their designs, becoming focused on functionality. The firm continued building commercial office buildings as well as taking on other residential projects in New York City until they closed the business in the 1970s.

Shreve, Lamb & Harmon’s connection with Dumbarton Oaks was a brief one. In 1946 Harmon contacted Beatrix Farrand requesting information about the trellises constructed at the Lovers’ Lane Pool. Farrand, through Anne Sweeney, sent the photographs as requested (See B:AS 1946.09.17 and B:AH 1946.09.24).



Bishir, Catherine W. “Shreve and Lamb (1924-1970s).” North Carolina Architects & Builders: a Biographical Dictionary. Last modified 2009.

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