Decatur commissioned Benjamin Henry Latrobe
, America's first professional architect, to create a home "fit for fine entertaining" and the resulting three-story square townhouse constructed with red brick in the Federal fashion is known as Decatur House today.
An erstwhile student of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
and a contemporary of Robert Mills, Strickland first entered the world of architecture at a young age in Philadelphia.
For viewers familiar with the celebratory tradition in which artists in the United States commemorated the Revolutionary War, the watercolor oeuvre of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
comes as a shock.
Those similarities are of course no coincidence, as both buildings were designed under the guidance of architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe
. In fact it was Latrobe's close working relationship with President Thomas Jefferson on the Capitol that inspired his work on the cathedral's dome (pictured on page 22).
When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe
) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage.
The Yorkshire Society is also noted for highlighting the achievements of distinguished Yorkshire people such as Halifax-born Percy Shaw, the inventor of 'cats eyes' for roads, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe
, the architect from Fulneck, Pudsey, Leeds, noted for his work on the Capitol in Washington.
The domestic architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
College-level architectural collections serious about their in-depth coverage will want to look at the weighty The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
. It catalogs all of Latrobe's domestic commissions from interiors to exteriors, and even includes analysis of his training and career in both England and Europe, his design principles, and his methods.
Two of America's best architects of the Federal period, Benjamin Henry Latrobe
, an immigrant from England and protege of Jefferson, and Charles Bulfinch of Boston, were among those who helped elaborate its original plan.
(ed.), The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe
. Journals 1795-1797, New Haven y Londres, The Maryland Historical Society-Yale University Press, 1977, 2 v.
Hamlin wrote a biography, Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Pulitzer prizes were awarded for the following: fiction, Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor; biography, Benjamin Henry Latrobe
by Talbot F.