Henry Hobson Richardson

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Works Allegheny County Courthouse, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1883 to 1888.
Ames Free Library, at North Easton, Massachusetts, 1877 to 1879.  * 3D Model *
Ames Gate Lodge, at North Easton, Massachusetts, 1881.  * 3D Model *
Austin Hall, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1881 to 1884.
Crane Library, at Quincy, Massachusetts, 1880 to 1883.  * 3D Model *
F. L. Higginson House, at Boston, Massachusetts, 1881 to 1883.
Glessner House, at Chicago, Illinois, 1885 to 1887.
M F Stoughton House, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1882 to 1883.
Marshall Field Store, at Chicago, Illinois, 1885 to 1887.
R. T. Paine House, at Waltham, Massachusetts, 1884 to 1886.
Sever Hall, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1878 to 1880.
Trinity Church, at Boston, Massachusetts, 1872 to 1877.  * 3D Model *
W. Watts Sherman House, at Newport, Rhode Island, 1874 to 1875.
Winn Memorial Library, at Woburn, Massachusetts, 1876 to 1879.

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Henry Hobson Richardson

(b. 1838; d. 1886)

One of the greatest of U.S. architects, most active in New England and the Midwest, especially in the areas of Boston and Chicago, Henry Hobson Richardson was born in Louisiana. He entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1860, but didn't finish normally as family finances deteriorated during the U.S. Civil War, and he returned to the U.S. in 1865.

Richardson developed a powerful personal style, related to the Romanesque of southern France, producing most of his larger buildings with strong, clear, simple rusticated masonry forms.

See also Shepley and Bulfinch.

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Marcus Whiffen and Frederick Koeper. American Architecture, 1860-1976. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984. exterior photo, f294, p366. — An excellent survey of American architecture. Reprint Edition available at

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner. H.H. Richardson : Complete Architectural Works. MIT Press, September 1984. ISBN 0-2626-5015-0. — Reprint Edition available at   Find books about Henry Hobson Richardson

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