Polhemus & Coffin


Polhemus & Coffin


Henry M. Polhemus and Lewis Augustus Coffin, Jr formed the New York-based architectural firm of Polhemus & Coffin.

Together they contributed to a joint publication, Small French Buildings: The Architecture of Town and Country, with 183 plates of sketches, illustrations and photos, published by Charles Scribner & Sons in 1921.
The firm also designed some apartment buildings and office structures in Manhattan.

Their draftsman George Hickey established an independent practise designing houses with a French flavor, many of them modeled on sketches from Polhemus & Coffin’s Small French Buildings.

An archive of photographs of their residential work in the Northeast is among the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection (Library of Congress).


Coffin, Lewis Augustus, et al. Small French Buildings : The Architecture of Town and Country, Comprising Cottages, Farmhouses, Minor Chateaux or Manors with Their Farm Groups, Small Town Dwellings, and a Few Churches. New York : C. Scribner's sons, 1926




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