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Cass Gilbert

Cass GilbertBorn: 24-Nov-1859
Birthplace: Zanesville, OH
Died: 17-May-1934
Location of death: Brockenhurst, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Fairlawn Cemetery, Ridgefield, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Woolworth Building

Father: Samuel Augustus Gilbert (d. 1868)
Mother: Elizabeth Fulton Wheeler
Wife: Julia T. Finch (m. 29-Nov-1887, three daughters, one son)
Daughter: Emily Finch
Daughter: Elizabeth Wheeler
Daughter: Julia Swift
Son: Cass, Jr.

    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (attended 1878-79)

    Gilbert & Taylor Partner (1884-92)
    McKim, Mead and White (1880-83)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Architectural League of New York
    National Academy of Design President (1926-33)
    French Legion of Honor

Author of books:
Cass Gilbert: Reminiscences and Addresses (1935)

Selected edifices:
Minnesota State Capitol (1905)
Spalding Building (1911)
Woolworth Building (1913)
Central Trust Bank Building (1913)
US Treasury Annex (1919)
Detroit Public Library (1921)
West Virginia State Capitol (1925)
New York Life Building (1928)
United States Supreme Court (1935)


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