Horace Trumbauer


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American architect. In practice from 1890, he designed numerous houses (Harrison House, Glenside, PA (1892–3), and several others in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington). He was an accomplished Beaux-Arts Renaissance Revival architect, and could turn his hand to scholarly Gothic. His best works were the two main campuses of Duke University, Durham, NC (1927–38), and the Philadelphia Free Library, PA (1917–27). Virtually all his buildings were well crafted and soundly based on precedent.

Maher (1975);Placzek (ed.) (1982);Jane Turner (1996);van Vynckt (ed.) (1993)

Subjects: Architecture — Art.

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