Manuscript Group 1057, George W. and Harriet Estelle Blackman Papers, 1849 – 1931
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
1057. KRAMER, GEORGE W. AND
Papers, 1849-1931. 150 items.
Diaries, correspondence, poetry, scrapbooks of George W.
(1848- 1938), and Harriet Estelle Blackman, whom he
in 1870. Of special interest is Kramer’s “Domestic Civil
Architecture…,” a scrapbook documenting his
career as an architect. George W. Kramer was born in
Ohio, where he began to pursue a career in architecture
1873. From 1879 to 1894 he worked in Akron, Ohio as partner
the firms ofJacob Snyder and later Kramer and Weary. Kramer
1894 moved to New York City, where he established an architectural
firm eventually known as George W. Kramer and Son.
designed 2,219 churches and sunday schools in this country
abroad, including 45 in New Jersey. A long-time resident of
East Orange, Kramer was a founder of the
Western Association of
Architects. It later merged with the
American Institute of Ar-
chitects of which Kramer was a member and
fellow. This collection
also includes some Kramer and Blackman
family papers and