James O'Donnell


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Irish-born architect. Emigrating to NYC in 1812, he designed Federal-style houses, the Bloomingdale Asylum (1817–21), Fulton Street Market (1821–2), and some churches (including Christ Church (1820–1). He was responsible for one of the North-American Continent's largest and earliest Gothic Revival churches, that of Notre-Dame, Place d'Armes, Montreal, Canada (1823–9): it was to have a considerable influence on Canadian church architecture.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 29/2 (May 1970), 132–43;Kalman (1994);Placzek (ed.)(1982)

Subjects: Architecture.

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