The Grand Hotels of Schultze & Weaver
The “roaring twenties” were an era of grand hotel construction in the United States. No architectural firm made a bigger mark in those years than Schultze & Weaver of New York. Between 1921 and 1931 the firm designed fourteen hotels. From New York City to Havana and from Los Angeles to Palm Beach, these hotels were among the largest and most opulent of the time. They included the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, the Breakers in Palm Beach, and the Miami Biltmore in Coral Gables, which remain among the most luxurious hotels in America.
The Wolfsonian has thousands of drawings and other items produced by Schultze & Weaver from 1921 into the 1940s. They are among the significant holdings (including design drawings, renderings, photographs, and rare publications) in the museum’s collection that document American and European architecture from the late nineteenth century until 1945.