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June 8, 2009

Barber, Donn (1871-1925)

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An architect, died in New York City, May 29, 1925. He was born in Washington, D. C., October 19, 1871. He graduated from Yale in 1893, and from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1898, and studied under Blondell & Scellier de Gisors. He was associated with Lord & Hewlett, 1898-99; Cass Gilbert, 1899; Carrere & Hastings, 1899-1900. He became a member of the America Institute of Architects in 1907, and in 1915 was made a Fellow, and was an Associate of the National Academy of Design. He was also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (honorary corresponding member); Architectural League of New York; Societe des Architects Diplomes par le Gouvernement Francais. His work in New York City included the National Park Bank, the Lotos Club, the Institute of Musical Art, the Mutual Bank, the National Board and Central Branch Buildings of the Y.W.C.A., the New York Cotton Exchange, besides numerous residences, hospitals and schools. In Hartford, Connecticut, he designed the Connecticut State Library and Supreme Court Building, the Travelers Insurance Company Building, and the Hartford Times Building.

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