Webb Institute - Livingston Library

Parent Organization: Webb Institute Department: Special Collections
298 Crescent Beach Rd.

Glen Cove, New York 11542-1398
Phone: 516-671-2213
Fax: 516-674-9838
Pat Prescott - pprescott@webb.edu

Webb Institute - Livingston Library


Webb Institute is a small, undergraduate, full-scholarship college and the only college in the United States dedicated solely to the study of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. The “Braes,” the former summer residence of Herbert L. Pratt and family, became the home of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in 1947. Prior to 1947, Webb’s Academy and Home for Shipbuilders was located on a hill in Fordham Heights in the Bronx overlooking the Hudson River. In 1920, reflecting this academic mission, the school’s name was changed to Webb Institute of Naval Architecture.

Webb Institute - Livingston Library is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


Herbert Pratt Estate Collection

Pictures, architectural drawings, and ephemera of the Pratt House and Webb Institute.