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Architecture of USA

24 January 2011

1875 – Country House, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Architect: George Mason Published in The Building News, July 9th 1875.

04 August 2010

1878 – St Patrick’s Cathedral, New York

Architect: James Renwick Jr. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest decorated gothic Catholic Cathedral in North America. In 1850 Archbishop John Joseph Hughes announced his intention to erect a new cathedral to replace...

25 June 2010

1859 – State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee

Architect: William Strickland The Tennessee State Capitol was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect William Strickland, who modeled it after a Greek Ionic temple and is one of Nashville’s most prominent examples of Greek...

25 June 2010

1877 – State House, Columbia, South Carolina

Architect: John R. Niernsee Construction originally began in 1851, but the original architect was dismissed for fraud and dereliction of duty. Shortly afterwards, the structure was largely dismantled because of defective materials and...

01 June 2010

1878 – Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Architect: Antoine Mouly Undoubtedly influenced by the French clergy in Santa Fe, the Gothic Revival-style chapel was patterned after King Louis IX’s Sainte-Chapelle in Paris; a striking contrast to the adobe churches already...

04 March 2010

1875 – Sage College, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Architect: Professor Charles Babcock Sage Residential College was built in 1875 at Cornell University’s Ithaca, New York campus as a residential building. Currently it houses the Johnson Graduate School of Management. It was...

01 February 2010

1876 – Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence...

14 October 2009

1870 – State Capitol, Albany, New York

Architect: Fuller & Laver From The Builder, May 28, 1870: STATE houses or capitals are rising in various parts of the United States and we have already given views of more than one....

18 September 2009

1869 – Water Tower, Chicago, Illinois

Architect: W.W. Boyington The old Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station are the only public buildings to survive in this area on Michigan Avenue destroyed by the Fire of 1871. It was...

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