Maxwell Kimball Architectural Drawings, Vermont Hatch Mansion
Record Group, 2019-003
Date(s) of record-keeping activity1933 – 1934
Extent13 architectural drawings
Conditions Governing AccessThe collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing ReproductionPermission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Storm King Art Center Archives and the copyright holder.
Scope and ContentThis collection of architectural drawings was created by Maxwell Kimball for the construction of the Vermont Hatch Mansion in New Windsor, NY, 1933-34.
Vermont Hatch was born on May 14, 1893 in Heber, UT, the son of a Mormon pioneer and politician. Hatch went on to Harvard University and Columbia Law School, and then worked as an attorney for White & Case, becoming a partner at the firm in 1925. Architect Maxwell Kimball designed a French Normandy-style château for Hatch in New Windsor, NY, completed in 1935. Ralph E. Ogden, founder of Storm King Art Center, was a friend of Hatch and a frequent visitor to the mansion. Hatch passed away on April 4, 1959.
Maxwell Kimball was born on February 17, 1892 in Amherst, MA. He attended Amherst College for a year before transferring to MIT, where he graduated with a degree in Structural Engineering. He designed Navy ships before working with the architect Arthur C. Holdern in New York City from 1919 to 1928. In 1928, Kimball opened a private practice. The French Normandy-style mansion he designed for Hatch in New Windsor, with its slate-tiled hipped roof and granite stone blocks, was built with materials from the 1834 Danskammer Mansion in Newburgh, NY. It was purchased by Ralph E. Ogden after Hatch passed away in 1959. In 1960, Ogden and his business partner H. Peter Stern opened Storm King Art Center and used the mansion as a museum building. Kimball passed away in 1966.