Asher Benjamin

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Asher Benjamin

  • Birth 15 Jun 1773 Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 26 Jul 1845 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 58610790

American architect who was an early follower of Charles Bulfinch. His greatest influence on American architecture, lasting until about 1860, was through the publication of several handbooks, from which many other 18th-century architects and builders, including Ammi Young and Ithiel Town, copied plans. These books included the various editions of American Builder's Companion; The Architect, or Practical House Carpenter; Practice of Architecture; and Builder's Guide. These and other works were reprinted in the second half of the 20th century.


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  • Created by: GettysBern
  • Added: 13 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58610790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asher Benjamin (15 Jun 1773–26 Jul 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58610790, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by GettysBern (contributor 1478862) .