Andrew Dickson White Architectural Photographs Collection

Nineteenth-century Photographs of Buildings
Designed by Henry Hobson Richardson

Trinity ChurchAmes Free Library
Old Colony Railroad Station
John Hay ResidenceGlessner House

The A. D. White Architectural Photographs Collection includes about thirty photographs that depict structures by the influential American architect, Henry Hobson Richardson (1838-1886). The images were purchased in the 1880s and 1890s to instruct Cornell students in contemporary architectural design. Click on any of the above thumbnail images for a larger version and further information about the building. All digitized images are also available in several larger formats through the Shared Shelf Commons.
Background information on H. H. Richardson:

Read a eulogy of H. H. Richardson, which includes a list of his buildings, written by Henry Van Brunt and published in The Atlantic Monthly in November, 1886 (Vol. 58, no. 349, pp. 685-693; courtesy of Cornell’s Making of America Project)

Read Edward Hale’s article in The New England Magazine, entitled “H. H. Richardson and his Work,” and illustrated by E. Eldon Deane (Vol. 17, No. 4, December, 1894, pp. 513-532; also courtesy of Cornell’s Making of America Project)

A few links to additional information on the internet about H. H. Richardson: (re: Trinity Church, Boston) (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution) (Digital Archive of American Architecture) (Great Buildings Online) (H. H. Richardson Architectural Drawings Project, Houghton Library & Frances Loeb Library, Harvard College)

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This page last updated July 12, 2002