Webb and Knapp

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Webb and Knapp was a real estate development firm.

The company is most famous for developing the Roosevelt Airfield, which was the launching site of the transatlantic flights of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1922 by Robert C. Knapp and W. Seward Webb.

William Zeckendorf joined the firm in 1938 and acquired it in 1949.[1]

In the 1960s, the company filed for bankruptcy protection and Roosevelt Airfield was sold to Corporate Property Investors.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Knickerbocker's Face Lifting". Time. October 14, 1946.(subscription required)
  2. ^ BARMASH, ISADORE (June 5, 1977). "Roosevelt Field: A Shopping Giant at a Crossroads". The New York Times.
  3. ^ BEDINGFIELD, ROBERT E. (February 13, 1970). "Liquidation Asked For Webb & Knapp". The New York Times.