John Vredenburgh Van Pelt
|John Vredenburgh Van Pelt|
|Born||February 24, 1874
|Other names||John Van Pelt|
John Vredenburgh Van Pelt, F.A.I.A., A.D.G.F., (February 24, 1874 – 1962) was an architectural historian, author, and American architect active in early to mid-twentieth-century New York City. He was a partner in Green & Van Pelt (1906), in Thompson & Van Pelt (1925), and Van Pelt, Hardy & Goubert (1928–1930). He had his offices in New York City and Patchogue, Long Island.
Van Pelt was born in Philadelphia and attended private schools there until attending the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1904, he worked for Carrere and Hastings.
His offices were on 45 West 45th Street, New York City (sharing office space with the architectural firm of Weiskopf & Pickworth), and Roe Boulevard, West, Patchogue, Long Island, New York.
During World War I, he was chairman of inspection committees and later in charge of computing the budget. He was a member and fellow of the American Institute of Architects and chairman of the Public Information Committee, a member of the Societe des Architectes Diplomes, Paris, member of the Beaux Arts Society of New York, and for several years secretary of the Finer Arts Federation, and Patchogue Chamber of Commerce.
- Our Lady of Mercy School (Bronx, New York), Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York, built for $200,000
- Joan of Arc Monument on Riverside Drive, 93rd Street, Upper West Side, New York City (Anna Hyatt Huntington, sculptor)
- Residence of Newton Fassett, in Elmira, New York, built for $45,000
- Residence of George E. Hardy, Fishers Island, built for $150,000.
- Church of the Guardian Angel (New York City) (1930), 10th Avenue at 21st Street.
- Church, School and Rectory of St. John Nepomuc's Church (New York City), built for $300,000
- Our Lady of the Rosary Church (Yonkers, New York)
- Our Lady of Victory Church (Bronx, New York)
- St. Ambrose Church (Manhattan)
- The Gennadeion Library and Residences for the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, built for $375,000 in Greece (but if in America would have cost $1,150,000 with marble carving being done by refugees from Smyrna.)
- Patchogue Village Library Building (1908)
- St. John the Evangelist Parish School (1907), the SW corner of First Avenue and 56th Street, a four-storey brick and stone school (in partnership with Franklin A Green at 333 Fourth Avenue for $80,000.
- United States Post Office (Patchogue, New York) (1930)
- John V. Van Pelt. The Essentials of Composition as Applied to Art. New York: The Macmillian Company, 1913.
- John Vredenburgh Van Pelt I(preface and introduction). Architecture Toscane-the Library of Architectural Documents, Volume 1-Palais, Maisons Et Autres Edifices De La Toscane, Volume 2-D'Espouy-Fragments D'Architecture Antique. New York: Pencil Points Press, 1923.
- John Vredenburgh Van Pelt and Anatole de Baudot (1834–1915), (with text by John V. Van Pelt). Commission des monuments historiques. Selected monuments of French Gothic ArchitectureThe library of architectural documents, vol. III. New York: Pencil Points Press, 1924.
- John V. Van Pelt. Masterpieces of Spanish Architecture. New York: Pencil Points Press, 1925.
- "Questionnaire for Architects’ Roster and/or Register of Architects Qualified for Federal Public Works  May 6, 1946
- Norval White, Elliot Willensky with Fran Leadon, AIA Guide to New York City Fifth Ed. American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Series. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), p.220. ISBN 978-0-19-538386-7.
- , 411 E. 66th St. & First Avenue (1925)pageNum_Recordset1=http://www.rafaelguastavino.com/index2.php?pageNum_Recordset1=52&totalRows_Recordset1=25152&totalRows_Recordset1=251 Rafael Guastavino's Architecture in New York #211 (ACCESSED 21 Dec 2010)
- Shelley, Thomas J. (2007). The Archdiocese of New York: The Bicentennial History. New York City: Editions De Signe / Archdiocese of New York. p. 535.