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|Henry Hobson Richardson|
Close-up of Henry Hobson Richardson, portrait by Sir Hubert von Herkomer from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
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|Name||Henry Hobson Richardson|
|Birth date||September 29, 1838|
|Birth place||Priestly Plantation, St. James Parish, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Date of death||April 27, 1886(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Harvard College,
École des Beaux Arts
|Buildings||Trinity Church, Boston|
Henry Hobson Richardson (September 29, 1838 – April 27, 1886) was an American architect. He designed buildings in Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and other cities. The style he popularized is named for him: Richardsonian Romanesque. Along with Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Richardson is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture".
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The Thomas Crane Public Library (Quincy, Massachusetts), with Japanese inspired eyelid dormers in the roof on each side of the entrance
Although built in traditional fashion of stone without steel frame, Richardson's well-integrated Marshall Field Wholesale Store in Chicago was very influential in the development of modern approaches to building facades.
John J. Glessner House, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
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