Charles Follen McKim


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Noun1.Charles Follen McKim - United States neoclassical architect (1847-1909)Charles Follen McKim - United States neoclassical architect (1847-1909)
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The Architecture of McKim, Mead, and White 1879-1915 gathers black-and-white reproductions of plans, elevations, and details of works by the well-known architectural firm led by Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Mead, and Stanford White, known for creating some of the most beloved and memorable buildings in America.
Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909), William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928), and Stanford White (1853-1906) were sons of the New York and New England upper-middle-class intelligentsia.
Once the home of New York University, its original master plan was conceived, with his characteristic Gilded Age classicism, by Stanford White in 1892 and on a scale nearly as ambitious as the master plan devised by his partner Charles Follen McKim's for Columbia University in Morningside Heights.
Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909) was the son of a prominent Philadelphia Quaker, an abolitionist who helped launch the Nation magazine, which at its founding was the voice of radical Republicanism.