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Horace Trumbauer
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1868
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1938
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

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.
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  Josiah Trumbauer (1825 - 1908)
  Sara Thompson Williams Trumbauer (1861 - 1935)*
  Charles Q Trumbauer (1855 - 1940)*
  Clara Virginia Trumbauer (1857 - 1930)*
  Lizzie B. Trumbauer Miller (1863 - 1948)*
  Horace Trumbauer (1868 - 1938)
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West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jul 17, 2005
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Horace Trumbauer
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Thank you for your contributions to Duke University.
- agagee
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015

- Pugg
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
What a fantastic architect. So many wonderful buildings and structures, in particular the Christian Science Church in West Palm Beach, Florida. Absolutely magnificent building.
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Feb. 21, 2013
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