Benjamin H Latrobe

Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe

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Born in 1764 near Leeds, England, Latrobe studied architecture under Samuel Pepys Cockerell and engineering under John Smeaton. He emigrated in 1796 and began his American career in Virginia before settling in Philadelphia. There he designed the Bank of Pennsylvania (demolished 1868), the first neoclassical building in the United States to display a Grecian order. He is also known for designing St John's Church in Lafayette Square in Washington, DC. In 1820 he died in New Orleans, where he had gone to build the city's municipal water system. - US Architect of the Capital

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Principal Benjamin Latrobe architects, Philadelphia

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Architect Louisiana State Bank Building New Orleans
Architect Ashland Lexington
Architect Christ Church Washington, DC
Architect Latrobe Gate Washington Navy Yard
Architect Latrobe Gate Washington, DC
Architect Moses Myers House Norfolk
Architect St Paul's Episcopal Church Alexandria
Architect Long Branch Millwood
Architect Burlington County Prison Mount Holly
Architect Belvidere Belmont
Architect S Bridge II New Concord
Architect Taft Museum of Art Cincinnati
Architect Sen John and Eliza Pope House Lexington
1764/05/01 Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe is born at the Fulneck Moravian Settlement, near Pudsey. No 34 Fulneck was the home of Benjamin Latrobe from 1764 to 1820. Born Fulneck Moravian Chapel and Brethrens' and Sisters' Houses Leeds
1792/00/00 Hammerwood Lodge is built in the Greek Revival architectural style. Architect Hammerwood Park Forest Row
1794/00/00 Ashdown House is completed in 1794. Architect Ashdown House School Forest Row
1795/00/00 William Ludwell Lee inherits Green Spring in 1795. Consulting Architect Green Spring Williamsburg
1801/00/00 Bank of Pennsylvania is built on S 2nd St, Philadelphia from 1798 to 1801 (demolished c 1870), beginning the Greek Revival movement in American architecture. Architect Civil War Memorial Adrian
1802/03/02 Nassau Hall is virtually destroyed by a fire. It was rebuilt by Benjamin Latrobe. Architect Nassau Hall, Princeton University Princeton
1803/03/00 Benjamin H Latrobe is hired as the Surveyor of Public Buildings by Thomas Jefferson, a position he held until 1811. He constructs the US Capitol South Wing. Architect United States Capitol Washington, DC
1803/04/00 Latrobe's first project at the White House is to replace a leaking roof of slate that lets buckets of water into the house. Architect The White House Washington, DC
1803/05/00 Latrobe, accepting the commission without a fee, submits preliminary drawings in mid May 1803 for Dickinson's New College building. Architect Old West, Dickinson College Carlisle
1804/06/00 Digging for the west wing begins in the summer. Jefferson proposed attached service wings, expand east and west as needed, or as funded, until they joined the Treasury Department building and the War Department building. Architect The White House Washington, DC
1806/00/00 Baltimore Basilica is built between 1806 and 1821. Architect Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Baltimore
1806/00/00 Benjamin Henry Latrobe designs Adena, 1805-1806 Architect Adena (Thomas Worthington House) Chillicothe
1815/00/00 Latrobe designs the US Senate Chamber and supervises its construction 1815-1819 Architect Old Senate Chamber United States Capitol
1815/04/18 Benjamin Latrobe, Second Architect of the US Capitol 1815-1817 Architect United States Capitol Washington, DC
1816/00/00 Architect St John's Church Washington, DC
1818/00/00 Decatur House built for Stephen Decatur Jr. Architect Decatur House Washington, DC
1820/09/03 Benjamin Henry Latrobe dies in New Orleans of Yellow Fever. He is buried in the Protestant section of the Saint Louis Cemetery. Died St Louis Cemetery No 1 New Orleans
1870/07/04 Civil War Memorial is unveiled. Latrobe incorporated a column from the Bank of Pennsylvania's eastern portico into Civil War monument. Architect Civil War Memorial Adrian
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