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Architects

ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES

CARRÈRE AND HASTINGS: JOHN MERVEN CARRÈRE,  (1858-1911) AND THOMAS HASTINGS (1860-1929)

The New York architectural firm of Carrère and Hastings specialized in Beaux-Arts design. The firm established its estimable reputation with the design of one of its earliest works, the Ponce de Leon Hotel at St. Augustine, Florida. Its additional achievements include the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, and the Henry Clay Frick house and Grand Army Plaza, also in Manhattan. The firm’s Woodlawn designs include the Borden Memorial (1904) and the Arata (1910) and Julius Stein (1926) mausoleums.

SIR EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944)

Sir Edwin Lutyen, a famous British architect, designed the Embassy in Washington, DC. His only other design in North America is at Woodlawn. Lutyens was commissioned by actress Beatrice Mary Beckley to design a monument to her husband James Keteltas Hackett.

McKIM, MEAD & WHITE; CHARLES FOLLEN McKim (1847-1909); WILLIAM RUTH MEAD (1846-1928); STANFORD WHITE (1853-1906)

The renowned New York architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White employed the High Renaissance style for many public buildings including the Boston Public Library, and the Knickerbocker Bank and Morgan Library in New York. The firm designed twelve works at Woodlawn including the Goelet (1897), Osborn (1894), Russell (1894) and Taylor (1900) mausoleums and the Wolcott (1906), Twombly (1896) and Whitney (1896) memorials.

JOHN RUSSELL POPE (1874-1937)

Pope was a New York-based architect known for his classical design style. His most distinguished works include the National Archives, National Gallery of Art, and the Jefferson Memorial, all in Washington, D.C. Pope’s Woodlawn work comprises the Francis P. Garvan (1930), Leeds (1910), and William C. Stewart (1914) mausoleums.

JAMES GAMBLE ROGERS (1867-1947)

Some of Rogers’s most famous work includes the Gothic designs of the Memorial Quadrangle and Harkness Tower at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Among his other works are the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the Butler Library of Columbia University in New York; the post office in New Haven, Connecticut; and the Deering Library of Northwestern University in Chicago. His Woodlawn work includes the Edward Harkness Chapel Mausoleum (1924), the Straus (1928) and James N. Hill (1930) mausoleums and the Millie S. Kuhn Memorial (1938).

SAMUEL BRECK PARKMAN TROWBRIDGE (1862-1925)

Among Trowbridge’s commissions were the B. Altman Building in New York, the Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the Mellon National Bank in Pittsburgh. Trowbridge’s firm designed his Woodlawn memorial (1925), and the William Porter (1927) and Lynn (1924) mausoleums.