|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1868|
|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1938|
Architect. He was the architect who designed the lavish, ornate, palatial mansions that reflected the "conspicuous consumption" of America's "Gilded Age." After an apprenticeship Trumbauer opened his own firm in 1890. He designed suburban residences for wealthy Philadelphia families like those of Peter A.B. Widener and Edward Stotesbury, as well as town houses in Philadelphia and New York, and mansions like Edward J. Berwind's "The Elms" in Newport, Rhode Island. He also designed commercial buildings, churches, and clubs. He adapted Renaissance, Gothic, and ancient Greek designs in his buildings. His major works include the Harry Elkins Widener Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Free Library of Philadelphia and, with C. Clark Zantzinger and Charles Borie, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
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Record added: Jul 17, 2005
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Thank you for your contributions to Duke University.|
Added: Feb. 19, 2015
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What a fantastic architect. So many wonderful buildings and structures, in particular the Christian Science Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Absolutely magnificent building.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2013
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