What is Cass Gilbert?

  • (noun): United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934).
    Synonyms: Gilbert

Cass Gilbert

Cass Gilbert (November 24, 1859 – May 17, 1934) was a prominent American architect. An early proponent of skyscrapers in works like the Woolworth Building, Gilbert was also responsible for numerous museums (Saint Louis Art Museum) and libraries (Saint Louis Public Library), state capitol buildings (the Minnesota, Arkansas and West Virginia State Capitols, for example) as well as public architectural icons like the United States Supreme Court building. His public buildings in the Beaux Arts style reflect the optimistic American sense that the nation was heir to Greek democracy, Roman law and Renaissance humanism. Gilbert's achievements were recognized in his lifetime; he served as president of the American Institute of Architects in 1908-09.

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Clarence H. Johnston, Sr. - Biography
... In September 1876, Cass Gilbert joined Radcliffe's firm as an apprentice, and Gilbert and Johnston soon became very good friends ... In the fall of 1878, Gilbert and Johnston entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ... Gilbert and Johnston, along with Taylor, had opted to take the special two-year course in architecture, rather than the full four-year degree-granting program ...
Tourism In Metropolitan Detroit - Cultural Centers
... Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Detroit Public Library (1921) was constructed with Vermont marble and serpentine Italian marble trim in an Italian Renaissance style ... His son, Cass Gilbert, Jr ... Cass Gilbert also designed the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. ...
Union Station (New Haven)
... Area 1 acre (0.4 ha) Built 1920 Architect Cass Gilbert Architectural style Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, Second Renaissance Revival Governing body State NRHP Reference# 75001941 Added to NRHP ... Designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert, the beaux-arts Union Station was completed and opened in 1920 after the previous Union Station (which ... Its significance is partly as an example of the work of Cass Gilbert, who also designed the Woolworth Building in New York and the U.S ...
Cass Gilbert - Name Confusion With C.P.H. Gilbert
... Cass Gilbert is often confused with Charles Pierrepont Henry Gilbert, another prominent architect of the time ... Cass Gilbert designed the famous Woolworth Building skyscraper on Broadway for Frank W ... Gilbert ...
Detroit Public Library
... Designed by Cass Gilbert, the Detroit Public Library was constructed with Vermont marble and serpentine Italian marble trim in an Italian Renaissance style ... His son, Cass Gilbert, Jr ... Among his other buildings, Cass Gilbert designed the United States Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, the Minnesota State Capitol and the Woolworth Building in New York City ...

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