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 Russell Sturgis

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Russell Sturgis

Birth
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 11 Feb 1909 (aged 71–72)
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 150726161 View Source

Russell Sturgis (1836-1909), architect, art historian and writer, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from the Free Academy (later the College of the City of New York) in 1856, he studied with New York City architect Leopold Eidlitz and received further architectural education in Munich, Germany. He returned to New York City in 1863 to begin his career as an architect and resided there until his death in 1909.

Among his best-known buildings are the Farnam, Durfee, and Lawrence dormitories and the Battell Chapel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut; the Flower Hospital in New York City; and the Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank in Albany, New York.

Sturgis' legacy remains, however, more closely tied to his role as an art and architectural historian, writer, and lecturer. In fact, he virtually abandoned the practice of architecture for these other activities after the early 1880s

Name Russell Sturgis
Event Type Death
Event Date 11 Feb 1909
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 72
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation author
Birth Year (Estimated) 1837
Birthplace Maryland
Burial Date 13 Feb 1909
Cemetery Fresh Pond Crematory
Father's Name Russell Sturgis
Father's Birthplace Mass.
Mother's Name Sarah M. Barney
Mother's Birthplace New York State


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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 14 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 150726161
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150726161/russell-sturgis : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Sturgis (1837–11 Feb 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 150726161, citing Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) .